If You're in the Market for great junk...You've come to the right Place!

Monday, July 6, 2009


I wasn't having the best day yesteday.....my mom called me at 1:45 and told me that my grandma had passed away. We had known this was coming for awhile and had chance to prepare. The best part of all of it...she died just because she was an old lady...97. She wasn't sick, hadn't gone thru a terrible illness,her little body was just worn out. That hardly happens anymore. The worse part for me is that I am here in North Carolina , not Ohio. This is the first time I have lost someone and am away from "home." I will be heading up there though, just as soon as I hear from mom as to what the arrangements are. To keep my mind occupied I cleaned out the garage yesterday and went through some boxes I had not gone through since I moved here FOUR YEARS AGO! So glad I did...I found a bunch of my favorite goodies I had carefully packed. That got me thinking about favorite things and thought I would share with you a few of the things that make me happy in my house. Enjoy.......... Went to an annual yard sale in Ohio a few years back always held on July 4th weekend....these folks always had a ton of stuff sitting out....well the hunter in me spied this old restaruant sign still inside a shed (the door was cracked open so I peeked!) leaning against a superb pile of junk. Well you know I had to getta closer look and as I was the guy came over and told me that this was stuff they hadn't gotten out yet!! YIPPEE!! Okay..well how much you ask???????? $20.00 . It now hangs in the living room as you head into the dining room.

This old berry basket was a freebie. This lady was having a HUGE yard sale and had an ENORMOUS MOUND of baskets in her driveway. She told me I could take whatever ones I wanted. This isn't the only beauty I snagged that day. I walked away with so much stuff I lost count. You'll see more of it in future posts I am sure! The little stool that it is sitting on cost a buck! Even had the adorable quilt top nailed on it. The greenery was also a yard sale find at 1.00. The most expensive thing in the pic is the wire nest and eggs at 7.95. Add it all up and the whole thing set me back 10.00!
Didn't get so lucky with this grouping.......I have admired fabric covered books ever since I first saw them in a Country Living Magazine a gazillion years ago. In all my travels, shopping ventures and antiquing episodes I have never found any...until this spring! You should have seen them all! A whole bookcase just full! I wanted every one and just started stackin them up...til I started ADDING them up! Holy ta moly...I had to put on the brakes. They started at 3.00 each and went up to 12.00. After what felt like hours I came up with these in a great color combo. All of them are at least hundred years old. I splurged and spent about 50.00 on all of them and you might think I am crazy BUT I love them! The little wire chick and eggs was a flea market find at 5.00 and the birdhouse lamp was a TS purchase for 3.99!

Okay..lets just add this one up.......Big Black Metal Rooster was a flea market find at 20.00, the metal can also flea market at 10.00, the antique tin ceiling tile came from an antique shop in Charleston SC, 15.00, the greenery ball is actually inside a vase that was a legit inside a store purchase at 10.00, the little concrete scotty dog was 2.00 at a yard sale, the old clock face was an etsy buy for 12.00, the antique clock came from a garage sale 10.00 and the chippy bucket was bought at auction for 5.00....total $79.00

Finally , I just love this grouping because I have just basically throw a bunch of stuff all willy nilly into a great old basket and by some miracle it looks great! The old bottle is what started this whole group. I bought it at an antique shop because of the old label ! It is handwritten and says Peach Brandy 1934. For the record it was 10.00.
So as you can see, I love the rustic primitive look only with a different color pallette. The requirements are usually :it must be chippy, unique and cheap! What a great decorating philosophy huh? Hope you enjoyed a peek inside my house. I will share more later!


Pots 'n Prims said...
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Pots 'n Prims said...

I tell ya, one of these days the restaurant sign & the olde white cabinet I love will be gone when you come home! I *promise* I won't know a thing about it...hehehe!! Russ won't know anything about it either! :)
Sending you more hugs too!
Luv ya~

Janene said...

I am sorry to hear of your Grandma's passing. But what a wonderful like she has lived!!!
I am scouring over your photos, I love this stuff!
You definately have the eye for a bargain!
Have a great week!

At Home With Amy said...

Beth I am so sorry to hear about your grandmothers passing. She definitely lived a full life and you can take comfort in that. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.
I love all your little groupings. You have everything put together so perfectly. Can't wait to see what else you uncover and arrange.
Hope your week gets better.

Jessica @ Colorado Crafter said...

My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Grandmother. It is wonderful though that she did not have to suffer like you said, if only we all could go that way.

I am thrilled that you are sharing some more photos. I love to see everyone's treasures. :)

Denise said...

You had some great stuffed stored in the garage! I love the restaurant sign.


Shellmo said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandma - no matter how old our grandparents are - it always seems too early when they pass away.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

My sympathy to you and yours. It is always so hard to let go of the old times, especially when you are so far from home.
Love your pictures and can't wait to see more. You're right, that sign was a real bargain. Dawn

wrcdgc said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Sorry about your Granma she had to have a wonderful life.

Love the resturant sign and the 10.00 old bottle is great in the grouping.

Dawn said...

So sorry to hear of your Grandmas passing. Thinking of you.

cwa said...

My heart goes out to you at the news of your grandmother's death. I wish you a safe trip as you travel, and may your family be surrounded with memories of the good times as you are reunited for her funeral.

cityfarmer said...

how could one pick a fave? They're all darn cute.
I think the signs, tho!!

missn ya

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear about the passing of your grandma... she lived a very long life! How long will you be in Ohio? Where about in Ohio?

I loved looking at all of your pics...definitely some great stuff!!

Mandy in Mayberry said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful, long life your grandmother lived. You'll be in my prayers.

I love all your finds! That sign is great!

Artsy Fartsy said...

I am an admirer of that old restaurant sign as well, there may be a fight for it!! Hehehe! Tootles, Janna

Crystal said...

Looks great! I love the basket!