Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Latest Junkin' Finds

I'm over a week behind with sharing pictures of my new old junk, so let's catch up on what I found at two yard sales last Friday and one "75 years of accumulation" sale on Tuesday.  That's right, a Tuesday sale!!

Lots of rusty and chippy metal treasures.

I think some tall dried flowers would soften up the large rusty Borden's can.

This old thing is heavy!  The ceramic liner is cracked, but it will still make a mighty fine planter or storage container.

Wow, someone was really trying to stay organized.  Do you think I should start filling out a Weekly Activity Summary?

The pink metal shelf is one of my favorite finds.

I won't pass up a good deal on a manual typewriter; it needs a new ribbon, but that shouldn't be hard to find. I had to toss the case because it was cracked and too filthy on the outside to even bother with.

Does anyone remember these Avon mugs?  They originally came with a lid and held bath oil or bubble bath.  The sweet salt and pepper shakers say "From Ida Mae and Clifton 1964" on the bottom.

Silver candle sticks are always on my list, and the hobnail milk glass dish had to tag along.

More galvanized buckets, watering cans, and some rusty sconces.  It was quite a chore cleaning everything, but the good news is that I don't have to spend time repairing or repurposing any of it!!  I'll bring what I can to the Paris Flea Market opening later this week, and the rest will have to wait until my next show.





39 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I'm loving those great watering cans! You do find the best junk!
hugs,
Linda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Another nice haul! I don't remember the mugs, but they are pretty! Wondering if the S&P set was a wedding favor, or for other special occasion.
Enjoy your evening.

Rene said...

Oh I love the Bordens can, and the pink shelves too. Love seeing your finds!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Lots of great finds! Love the white kettles :)

Jeanette

White Lace and Promises said...

What! I can believe your finds! You are so lucky! I never get that lucky. I love every piece. Galvanized anything is great. I can't believe you found so many watering cans. There's so much you can do with the buckets. I know exactly where I would put the typewriter. I collect milkglass hobnail I actually have that piece.
You did good!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohhh, Betsy, are you selling those enamel kettles? Fabulous finds!!!!!

xoxo

20 North Ora said...

Betsy, you really hit the jackpot! Lots of goodies

Judy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Betsy,
Looks like you found a lot of goodies last week...love all the watering cans.

Blessings,
Linda

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Betsy, Yes I think you should fill out the weekly activity summery and one entry should be "I made Julia happy by sending her a white enameled tea kettle", ;). You found so many fantastic treasures again. You must have had lots of fun shopping.
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Julia

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Oh you're too funny about that activity summary. I'd say you're busy enough without having to worry about that! Great tin containers, and I do love that pink shelving unit, too!
xo Kathleen

cynthia lee designs said...

Great finds!!
~Cindy

Rebecca said...

Good stuff I sure agree with you about the pink shelf!

Cheryl said...

What great finds.....love it all!
Stay calm and keep on junkin'!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Sounds like a great sale! Lucky you to find so many things you can use "as is" for your next show!!

Bliss said...

I covet thy junk.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Lucky YOU!!!! Great finds! I'd be quite content with that haul!

StAy cOoL!!!!!

Becky

Gigi Harlan said...

No need to repurpose great finds like that! I know you will do well with the sale!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh what a wonderful haul!!! You really found some really good treasures!! Love everything, those watering cans, the pink shelf, and those mugs are so pretty!! Great job! :) Hope you had a wonderful 4th! xo Holly

Into Vintage said...

Seems to me your blog is a pretty accurate activity summary and way more interesting than an index card. ;-) A Tuesday sale! Gives me hope there will soon be great sales 7 days a week and hopefully they'll be filled with cute pink shelves and enamel teapots as well.

Melissa said...

Love your most recent finds... especially that pink metal shelf and typewriter!

Susan @ SunflowerHugs said...

Tons a great stuff! I would love a Tuesday sale--its like Christmas in July!

chateau chic said...

Wow, you scored some wonderful treasures. Love that little pink shelf, and you found some great watering cans and other galvanized containers. Great color on the typewriter.
Mary Alice

Claudia said...

Oooh is that a Riviera platter I see?

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh yes, the pink shelf is to die for!!! I don't know how you find all of the watering cans and buckets! Good score...I'm looking for Tuesday sales lol!!

Carol

rush said...

My grandma worked at Brockway glass on Washington, PA. I think your Avon mugs may have been made there, because I remember grandma giving me one or two. There were other designs, too. You sparked a nice memory of my grandma this evening.

Linda Sadler said...

You always find the most amazing things!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Betsy,
Love that pink shelf how cute it that? Great find. Love the watering cans too. Sweet treasures.
Kris

Gaby Bee said...

You did really great shopping ... there is nothing like a day at a good flea market.

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Great haaauulll.
I have recently acquired two of the metal card catalog-y file drawers. I adore the look of them but haven't entirely figured out how to use them. Looking for ideas.. (hint hint).

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Now that's a fun sale...love all of your metal goodies...especially those watering cans!

Revi said...

WOW! An amazing array of wonderful old junk. LOVE IT. :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Great treasures...love the pink shelf!!

must love junk said...

Wow, Betsy, SO much metal goodness! LOVE those huge buckets!
Susan

Art and Sand said...

love all that galvanized tin.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Filling out a weekly activity card will only take time away from the important things, like making GREAT FINDS!!! Love the Fenton milk glass, watering cans and that sweet little ironing board and iron! Yay for you!!!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love all your galvanized treasures. Isn't it wonderful not to have to repurpose for a change?

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Looks like you found some great little treasures! I love that sweet little shelf, too! Good luck at the show! xo Karen

Kathy said...

WOW! Those galvanized watering can WITH SPOUTS are a real score. Weekly activity list... mine would say; look for junk, daydream about making things, look for junk, look for places to store junk, daydream about making things.... LOL!

Laurie said...

That Borden's can. And the pink shelf. You always find the best stuff and I love looking at all of it!