|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.
|Quite possibly the most divine scale EVER!!!!!!! Oh how I love thee.|
|Vintage cabinet door repurposed into a chalkboard|
Ah yes, back to school. That would actually explain a bit of my absence. I've been readying myself and the munchkins (who are not at all munchin-like as they enter 6th and 1st grade) for school.
They started back on Thursday. On Friday I was back to some hard core junking in an effort to keep from sitting at home and feeling sorry for myself. The loss of a little person to have lunch with each day is a rather large void to fill. So of course I filled my trunk and then approached the garage with much trepidation. There really is no room at the inn but somehow I got it in. The car load I picked up this morning at the flea market is another issue...
|My trunk of junque. I didn't fill it to the brim so do feel as though I failed a bit in my quest.|
|How clever is this bench? So clever he had a pair of them! Love it but left them behind with their $200 plus price tags.|
|These Old Crow bottles shaped like enormous chess pieces amused me no end. Possibly I should have purchased them?|
|This horse head was ENORMOUS. My daughter is wondering why I did not get it for her! Because it is bigger than she is and would take up half her room.|
Fabulous display of blueberry boxes. Loved them. Didn't love the price and reminded myself that I have similar cherry boxes in my posession.
More yard sale love to follow!