April 22, 2012

Mish Mash Monday....on a Sunday

We've had family here since Thursday. The fellas spent their time fishing and hunting while my sister and I stole away one afternoon for a fun day of junkin' and visiting the garden shops. I thought I'd share some fun photos from our junkin' finds. I'll share the floral stuff another day.

Old bicycles. I'd take every one of them home with me if I could. Especially ones with wire baskets.
Fishing boat. My sister had her eye on this beauty for her husband's man town shed. She thought it would be cool to display her antique fishing rods. I thought the old wood seat needed a wool quilt. And check the color, what's not to love?
Cute napkin display. Old potato masher with folded napkins. When we got home I dug out an old one that I had and my sister showed me how to fold napkins into neat interlocking triangles.
Jars, of course. You know I love the jars. How about these half pints, oh so cute and $5 bucks a pop. I had a slap your forehead moment....use the zinc lids for smaller jars too. Duh.
Crock + canning jar. I did come home with these. I'll use the crock for wildflowers on the porch. Nice and heavy so the wind won't blow it over. And an old canning jar with a handle. I might use this for iced tea in the summer. Or lemonade. Perhaps a margi.
Cameras. Two old Kodaks. I finally caved on vintage cameras. These were priced so well that I couldn't resist. Wish the big one had a bulb in it still. My goal is to have a shelf with family photos and these cameras. We'll see when that gets done.
Painted tray + tin molds. A little something for you guys. These will be transformed into an "instant collection" item for the shop.
Milk glass. So pretty. I scored a few that will also become "instant collections" for the shop. Unless of course I keep a few for the Craft Department. The 3 scalloped pieces were all purchased at separate places. How cool that I found three of the same style.
Painted tray + receipt spikes. The tray is just my color and it matches a little planter I use to hold my markers. It's like they were meant to be together. I'll snap a photo of them together. 2 more receipt spikes at a good price. I saw lots more but they were $15 and up. No thanks, I have my limit people.
Drum roll please. This was the best find of the day. It's a seed packet display unit from the Reliable Seeds Company in Sioux City, Iowa. Love the branding even though it's worn. I have a plan for this brewing in my little brain. My sister wanted it too. But I saw it first.
And those were my favorite junkin' finds from the weekend. Boy, did we have fun. Look for the "instant collection" items later this week. I'll be back with our floral finds and a new plant that you'll love! Think strawberries......

8 comments:

Renee said...

Oh Mish...
that old window?
I would have grabbed it!!
Was antiquing on Friday at a favorite store...
scored a HUGE old metal milkcan...
with lid...
but they had old windows...
most of them that exact size hanging in the store...
with glass inserts and picture wire strung on the back...
with PHOTOS!!
I'm hot after some of those old wooden windows right now...
I'm not paying $45 dollars...
not when I know I can do it myself!
And really love the bike too!;)

Cindy said...

Sounds like the best kind of day! I especially like that seed display box. Lucky you!

Carla G. said...

I love your finds!! I too have an affection for jars, galvanized metal, old cash boxes, rusty garden tools and organizing items like wooden carpenter's caddies. I found a way to support my junkin' flea market hobby...and it also pays for my papercrafting/die addiction...I opened up a vintage mall booth. I'm having a blast. I have been on the lookout for some of the receipt spikes but have not found any yet. I did score an old rubber stamp carousel last week and was beyond excited. If you want to take a look at my little space it's on Facebook at Facebook.com/Booth403. Thanks for sharing!!

Caroline said...

OMG i am so so jealous, we have nothing like this in NZ i would go crazy in a shop like that

Ellie Augustin said...

MAN all those are SO awesome!! I need to head into the city although if I would find some good stuff I would look nuts on the train but I am going to go sooner then later because I LOVE those old vintage cameras I have one & just LOVE it to pieces! WOW all those goodies are just AMAZING!!

JulieSoko said...

Jealous of the seed rack as my DH is from Sioux City! Great find.

Becky said...

I would love to purchase one of the scallop milk glass if your selling. I have one and my daughter has not been able to find one like it.

gail said...

What great finds! I can never find anything that interesting around here. I absolutely love the seed display box!! Thanks for sharing.

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