Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Junking Finds, May 4-10, 2009

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Well, May was a super-busy month for me. This week was especially busy for me at my full-time job. I didn't have time for garage sales, but I managed to fit in a couple stops at some thrift stores and other locations in between my other responsibilities and errands. It sure helped to reduce my stress! Here is what I found...

I know there are some pink fanatics out there! I was thinking of painting these plaster wall hangings white. What do you think? As for the Hull planter, you can't go wrong with that!

The colors on this painting are so rich! It reminds me of my travels in The Black Forest of Germany. When you come down the winding roads surrounded by the greenest of greens, each little burg has a steeple that tells you it's there way before you would otherwise know. The white against the green was so bright.

Old Town Antiques, Duluth, MN
I went in to check on the Junkologie booth and picked up a few inexpensive pieces from some of my fellow vendors. All have been put to use at WhisperWood Cottage.

Auction House
I stopped by the auction house after work for a couple hours. I was too tired to stay long, but I did get this great stone vase, footed Hull planter with strawberry motif, ribbed glass cookie jar, and a set of large mahogany dominoes.

Time out for a visitor!
Renee@Cottage Lifestyle (she is also the Minneapolis Thrift Shopping Examiner) came for a visit with her friend, Kate. I met them at the store to give them a tour and to meet Renee in person. Here they are with their finds...

Estate Sale
A quick stop at one estate sale yielded a couple beautiful pieces. This tole centerpiece with glass bowl and the two coordinating candlestick holders are amazing. Look at the color! Love those strawberries and flowers!!

That estate sale also had this great glass flower holder. Fill the glass vials with water, insert the stem of a flower, enjoy!

Misc. Sales
I picked these items up at a couple garage sales and a place that calls itself a flea market. I wouldn't really categorize it as that, but who am I to argue? It's one of those unknown sources that I plant to keep a secret? Why? Check out what I got!

The bingo cards, dice, shopping cart, burlap bags, and candy jar are all from garage sales. The other pieces are from the flea market.

These aluminum dogs are fence toppers. I bought all that they had. Aren't they adorable? They are tucked in a dairy container from a Minnesota dairy. All those hooks? I have plans for those.

This is a close-up of one of the two red posts above. They are heavy! Solid iron. What are they? My guess is either part of a fence/gate or some kind of hitching post. It doesn't really matter to me, because I think they are gorgeous!

  1. Do I paint those pink wall pieces?
  2. What are those red posts?
  3. What item would you most like to own? Or which item do you already own?


Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I love all of it! Those red posts would make a great statement at the end of a walkway.

Cher said...

1. No.
2. Part of a cemetery fence (what do I know!)
3. a. The deer fire circle from yesterday (I'd make a front hall chandelier out of it!
3. b. The green Hull planter. Similar, anyway.

Good haul!

The Texas Woman

trash talk said...

Do not paint!!! Girl, you find the best junk, not trash, but really good, cool junk! I love the flower holder...do you think it is an epergne? Fantastic find. I looked at your previous post and was just flabbergasted! Good think hubby was along for the ride to help load that glider.