Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hungry on Rednesday!


World's Longest Yard Sale Score

I've wanted a pair of these for a while.  They were on my list.  You know the list I mean.  The one where you have an idea for something and think I really want that and then tell yourself if you just wait long enough you'll find one at a yard sale/thrift store/auction.
Of course they didn't look this way when I happily grabbed them from an otherwise creepy yard sale at the fairgrounds in somewhere (I don't remember where - it was a REALLY long day) Kentucky.  You know how they looked.  You've all seen them.  Monkey wood tiki head forks and spoons once abounded in many a home across America.  No more.  They have been cast aside, discarded and branded ugly. 
Well that's where a girl like me steps in and performs her grand rescue.  All these babies need is some primer and a can of spray paint.  Tiki on!!!!!!!!  I love them.
They are happily hanging (yes, I do for a fact know that they are happy - how could they not be happy when painted such a cheery red?) in the kitchen.  My daughter has remarked that she would like bowl of cereal big enough to require the use of such a large spoon.  Perhaps I shall encounter one of those at another yard sale one day!
The old camp stove got some enamel pots from an auction a few weeks back.  I'd like to get some plants to put inside.  I'll just add that to my list and see what the junque gods provide in due course.
Linking to:
More the Merrier


13 comments:

Nancy said...

These are so cute! And, yes I know EXACTLY that list you're talking about...boy is mine ever l o n g!!!

Nancy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love them painted RED!!! I wish I had a large wall for something like that. If I find a pair for cheap I might just get them! I know what the longest yard sale is like and you do wonder 'where am I?' .... love that whole wall display!
~~Linda

Into Vintage said...

I have giant pair of these propped up in my kitchen for instant comedy as some dinner guest always picks them up to toss the salad or says "Taste this" using the 4 foot tall spoon. These are also big sellers in my etsy shop. Fun!

Celina said...

Love the giant silverware! The display is great too!

Diann said...

They looke great in red! Fun finds!

Betsy (BB) said...

These are fantastic! I love them painted red! What a great addition to your kitchen! Great find!

littlethings1 said...

Love your collage for your walls ! Yes, I think it is all happy !!
Eunice
The Little Things

Jane said...

I have seen those big utensils and never would I have thought they could be so cute!! I LOVE that wall display!
Jane

LV said...

I like how you have everything displayed.

very merry vintage style said...

They are adorable and the color is so fun! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Laurel said...

Yay for you! Yes, I have a "list" too...love that whole wall of treasures. The perfect mix :) Laurel

Linda said...

Those look so great...I need to find some!

Pam @ Frippery said...

I love them in red. My favorite color! Never would have thought to do that. Brilliant!