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Monday, August 17, 2009

A RUSTY, CRUSTY, WEEKEND JUNK HUNT!

So I was finally able to just sleep in, relax , get up whenever.... ARE YOU KIDDIN?? Up at the crack o'dawn on Saturday I rustled Mr. OTM outta bed (with the promise of coffee and breakfast biscuit)and headed out to some yard sales! I love it when you can find sales with more than just baby clothes......This was a great day! The basket has already had the makeover you see here. I got two of these vintage wire bicycle baskets and painted and aged them up and added the old metal utility pole tag. They look super hanging on a wall or wherever! The little clocks are actually a cupboard...it opens up to reveal two cubbies inside. UPDATE....VINTAGE BICYCLE BASKETS...BOTH SOLD!!!
Okay...here's the deal on the big white old postal cubby box.....I DID buy it at a yard sale in Ohio....but like over a year ago....does that still count? I have just decided to take it up to my booth at the Sleepy Poet in Charlotte. Just look at how it all goes together....everything is either crusty or rusty!!

Butterfly and dragonfly candle holders look great with the placemats....wait a minute...I did buy them at the same sale so I think that gal already had that idea goin on.....anyway she had good taste!


I felt like I was being stalked when I was buying this little old vintage birdhouse....I'm not kidding!!! The guy finally fessed up too! As I was picking it up, there was this guy standing right behind me at bit too close , looking over me. After I had it in hand he backed off a bit to not seem so "in my space". Well as I was asking the lady how much, he moved in closer and so I must have gave him a look because he admitted that he was wanting it and was waiting to see what I was gonna do....he said he was trying to be "inconspicuous"! Well , we both started laughing because he was so bad at it!
Okay, some of these items are going to my booth and some are going to be heading to the shop for this weekends SHOPKEEPER SUNDAY!! It's all for sale....just let me know if there is anything you'd like to get your grubby little hands on!!

10 comments:

Sammy Girl said...

Oooo .... too bad that Oregon is way to far to attend the Shopkeeper Sunday. Looks like a hecka good time!
Have a super week!
Betty :)
ps - I LOVE rusty and crusty and chippy .... us older things have ATTITUDE! (Some might call them wrinkles ...)

Rhondi said...

Hi Beth
You scores some great stuff this weekend! I hope I'mgoing to get out there this Sunday but it's turning out to be a very busy day so I may not be able to. Hope it is another successful sale.
Hugs, Rhondi

trash talk said...

Once again you have come up a winner! Love the bicycle baskets and the tag you added. Gives 'em personality...kinda like yours! I love old faucets. My kinda stuff.
Debbie

At Home With Amy said...

How I would love to have that postal cubby. What a great find. Your baskets are adorable.
Have a great weekend.
AMY

Country Decor said...

I would love to have one of those old "postal cubby boxes" for my retail store. Those would be perfect for all sorts of things. The new ones are just TOO EXPENSIVE.

Brabourne Farm said...

Hi Beth, I so wish I lived close by - I would love the bird house. Thank you for visiting Brabourne Farm and for leaving a lovely comment - glad you enjoyed your visit. Leigh

chickie said...

Very cool stuff.Thank you for visiting my blog.I hope you have a great time and good weather.Pics get some of those.I am looking forward seeing them.Fun Finds 2 U..Chickie

The Elegant Thrifter said...

Fabulous finds....you have such an eye! I love them all.
Stan

junkdreams said...

Your blog is beautiful...so happy to find it.
xojanis

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Such beautiful things! You have such a good eye!