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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

An old box spring transformed and a few treasures...

Yes, I have a thing for old springs and when I saw this I couldn't walk away from it. There are big coil springs and small curly springs covering all the straight wire.
I knew immediately what I was going to do with it!

Unfortunately we live in a deep dark forest so even on a sunny day I can't get good photos, I wish it wasn't so fuzzy!

But you get the idea.
I've been picking up an old photo here and there when they are $1 to $2 each.
The small middle photo is an old tin type.
I added old crochet pieces and a pair of old crochet gloves, an old key beneath the house, all on top of a pile of old crochet pieces.

I get a kick out of the 3 older women, they are probably sisters, their names are written on the back but they all have different last names, probably married names.

On Thursday I met Deb from Garage Sale Gal at Haupt Antieks.
We stopped at a couple of thrift stores and went out for a nice lunch. I had a good time, I hope Deb did too!

A few of my finds from last week, The 2 white pieces were from Haupt. The gumball machine was a thrift store find and I have plans for that baby! It will get a complete remake!

The printers tray was a garage sale find the day after.

At Haupt I actually found a matching cement urn to go with my other one! I wanted a pair and now I have it! So glad I decided to buy it even though it was a little more than I wanted to spend.

And a cast iron urn from Haupt.

Some of the garage sale treasures...they were all 50 cents each! I love that kind of garage sale!
there's the old church pew holder and even the little box that held envelopes and pencil (on the far left).

The woman said she cut all of these home made paper dolls out of an old catalog. I'm guess the 50's? 
There has to be about 100 of them.

She showed me how she put different outfits with the different heads. She did a lot of precise cutting when she was little!
I guess I just thought they were kind of fun and for 50 cents seeing as I never played with paper dolls! I have no clue what I'll do with them.

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  1. YES, Faye, I had super fun time with you! I'm glad you showed your treasures on this post. Fun idea with the spring :) Nice finds at the garage sale.

  2. I love that spring and all the sweet treasures you displayed on it...so darn clever. I've seen a few of them around here, but they're always so expensive. Love all your wonderful thrifty finds too. It's always such a treat to meet up with blogging friends, sounds like you and Deb had a fun time. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  3. That is so darling! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party - I'm giving you a shout-out on the Knick of Time FB page here - https://www.facebook.com/KnickofTime

  4. Wow, you really score when you go out thrifting!! Love it all and that spring mattress must be a little one, like a baby's....too cute. Glad you found the mate for your urn.

  5. Love what you did with the springs! Such a clever idea. I'm visiting via Knick of Time's Vintage Link Party. So glad I discovered your blog :)

  6. I'm so jealous! You found some cool stuff. Love the bedspring too!

  7. I am never so lucky. I went to a garage sale last weekend, and the house was filled with great things. Unfortunately the also had great big prices! I saw one lovely red dish which they marked $45!!!!

  8. I will feature this tomorrow at HSH!


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