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

Sunday, February 13, 2011

SUNDAY PICKIN!

Actually I didn't get any of this today...Sunday.

Our plans for today's junkin trip was foiled!

The cursed starter in the truck didn't want to start this morning

thus leaving me to resort to showing you LAST SUNDAYS junk picks!

You won't care one ding dang bit I'm guessing!

So let's roll um......

Any guesses on the first one???C'mon ...you know, you know what it is.....

YEP! A SUPER DUPER CHIPPY DIPPY SHABBY CRUSTY OLE MIRROR!


I am loooovin the cracklie-ness!
Now check out this little sweetie...




Not really sure exactly what it is but my first guess would be to hold flower pots! Whaddya think?

I'm thinking p*r*e*c*i*o*u*s!!



oh and my little tulip is making her grand debut for 2011!





I need more pots!



Now this is the thing I love about junkin! Someone already took the time to change out this old lantern into a great light fixture...however....they did such a bad job that I'm afraid I'd burn down the neighborhood if I plugged it in. This little darlin will be going on the to-do list before she makes it to the A list!




Little tulip looks so happy to be here!


Okay...now do ya have any ideas at all what this is??? I'll give you a few minutes to think.....

here's some thinking music..

"da do dee la la la dooo deee fiii sooo laaaa da dee dumm deee dooo"

OKAY FOLKS TIME IS UP!

If you guessed a hog waterer or cow waterer...

You are CORRECT!!!

Now the question.....Why would I want this?
I guess the first reason was because it's rusty...farm rusty!
Plus, the second reason is purely sentimental. My Uncle Frank used to have a huge dairy farm and to say I loved going over there is an understatement. I loved the barn, the smells, the milk house, the corn crib, the barn cats and the cows! Each cow used to have one of these waterers in their stalls. You see when the cow pushes on that metal "pedal" that is what opens the pipe and water comes out. When you're a kid pushing on that pedal is a blast and well... I used to have a blast!

Times sure does fly. I can close my eyes and be right back there at that place. It sat at the end of a dirt road which I thought was totally cool and anytime I threatened to run away...that's where I was gonna go. My mom knew it to. I can also remember her telling me to grab a can of spagettios to take with me in case I get hungry!



I guess I needed that trip down memory lane. Today was kind of a pain with the whole truck issue and all but I am ending it sharing all this with you...PLUS I have made from scratch vanilla cupcakes in the oven as we speak, there is an amazing Aretha Franklin tribute being sung on the Grammy awards right now and the smell in the house is ka-razy good!
Time to go make the frosting!! :0)

P.S. FYI...spellcheck didn't recognize cracklie-ness as a word! ....go figure!


7 comments:

The Green Pea said...

I used the automatic water for my horses too! sandi

Simply Bungalow said...

I love the mirror. Great finds!
~Heidi

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I love that shabby mirror, I think I must have it! Any chance it could be shipped or brought personally to Texas, that would work for me too :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving all your finds...especially the mirror!!

Vicki said...

Sorry you didn't make it out but these are great finds. Love that mirror.

Gail said...

I'm loving all your great finds, especially the flower pot holder!

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

freckled laundry said...

Beautiful!!! That mirror looks IDENTICAL to the one beside my bed...and I need a second one for the other side. lol! *wink*

Happy belated love day!
Jami