Saturday, May 9, 2015

Weekend Junking Finds

Is it really the weekend already?  I'm going to be at my mom's all next week, so I had to spend most of this week preparing for a big antique show I have on the 24th.  It really doesn't matter how pressed for time I get, I still can't resist a good country yard sale or an antique show.

Weekend junking finds mysalvagedtreasures.com
This is what I brought home from the country sale, plus a ton of dirt that took me quite a while to clean off.  After I took these pictures, I stenciled the two galvanized buckets, added a magnetic jewel to the orange dust pan, and made signs with the bread board in the back and the cement trowel inside the bucket.

stenciled handmade tool carrier
I used a cheapo craft store letter stencil to add a little more charm to the huge chippy yellow tote.  I wasn't sure what to do with the antique plane until I stood it up and realized I could hang something from that foot.

Cows
Who you lookin' at?  They seemed a little annoyed with all the cars and people who were interrupting their feeding time. 

I behaved myself on Sunday at the Lodi Antique Faire and came home with my shopping
cart only half full.  
Victorian cruet set
I treated myself to the Victorian cruet set because it was dirt cheap and about 1/4 of the price of the shiny one next to it.  I'll take the tarnish!  One of the beautiful cut glass bottles is missing part of the top, but I'll probably just end up putting flowers in it.  I couldn't resist the rusty wrought iron pieces from an old fence and the vintage metal price tag holders.

I'm always hunting for bits and pieces of rhinestone jewelry and vintage buttons.

Aren't these tiny buttons so sweet?  I see button earrings with one to spare.

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day.  Enjoy your weekend!

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31 comments:

  1. Hi, Betsy - oh my gosh, the cruet set! What a find, I have never seen one. J'adore to the nth your flower market tote - honestly, that is perfection! Hope you have a great visit with your ma!

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  2. Oh you did good. I've been looking for a set of antlers to hang my necklaces on. I'm loving the metal price tags too.
    Ann

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  3. So many great finds! Love the Victorian cruet set!

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  4. I love the flower box, perfect in yellow!! My mom has a beautiful cruet set, I loved playing with it as a child!

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  5. That tote! Love it.

    So glad you're on Instagram now. I've been hoping to see you there!

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  6. Love that stash of bling!! :)
    Wishing your Mother a fast recovery from her surgery.
    Happy Mothers' Day!!

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  7. You are such a good picker and so fast on the recovery...I love what you did with everything. Love those galvanized buckets...perfect for flowers. Enjoy your visit with your Mom. Happy Mother's Day.

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  8. Love all of your finds - especially all of that jewelry.

    Have a great weekend.

    Judy

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  9. you find such great things.

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  10. I just love your latest finds, especially the yellow wooden tote and the stencil you put on it! The wrought iron railings are great, as are your new jewels!

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  11. I really like the stencil you used on the wooden tote. My favorite items are the price holders and the castor set. What a find! I wish you good sales at the upcoming sale. You are the best! -Ginene

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  12. Your creativity knows no bounds! You always astound me at what you come up with.
    Brenda

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  13. An antler!! Those are really hard to come by around here, at least for me. Love, love the buttons, of course and that fab yellow tote.
    Good luck to your Mom, I will be thinking of you both.

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  14. 'Great treasures Betsy-you will be making some very creative things I am sure!

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  15. Great finds, Betsy! The stencil looks perfect against that chippy yellow paint. Sending up prayers for your Mom's knee surgery.

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  16. Love the toolboxes! Always a fave of mine!!! xoxo

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  17. Great finds!! Love the jewelry pieces. I'm going to a huge flea market next weekend and will be looking for old buttons and jewelry pieces.
    ~Cindy

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  18. Great scores as usual! Love that yellow tool box. Happy Mother's Day and here's to a quick recovery for your mom!
    xoKathleen

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  19. You had a super haul! I especially love the yellow tool/flower box! My fave! I did a little estating yesterday -- I'll have to get pix!

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  20. So many new fun things! Love the yellow tool box and the orange dust pan! Those vintage metal price tags are pretty cute too! Such a fantastic and pretty new pile of jewelry pieces! Love the cute buttons too! :) Hope you enjoyed Mother's day with your mom! Happy new week! xo Holly

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  21. Ooh you did find some goodies...love the fun yellow tote!

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  22. Scored, and those buttons are t die for!

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  23. I am in love with the yellow tote qand the wrought iron pieces. Well, actually, I love it all! You find the best treasures. Can't wait to see what you create with your haul! Have a lovely week!

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  24. Wonderful finds!! I love what you did with that big yellow tote. Gorgeous!

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  25. You found some great things Betsy. Love the orange dust pan and I am not even an orange person. The buttons are fabulous and I love the number tags!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. What fabulous finds Betsy !
    LOVE the flower market tool box - and those iron scrolls are beautiful !
    XOX

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  27. I had a busy weekend and almost missed this post! Love all the finds but the jewelry and the yellow tote box are my favs. Hope you Mom's surgery went well.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  28. Love the yellow tote and your bling! Blessings, Cecilia

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  29. Wonderful finds, Betsy! I still hope to find such kind of a ladder one day. The wooden totes are great. I painted an old one yesterday but I'm not sure yet what text to put on. All the jewelry pieces will keep you busy for a while. Have fun!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  30. I love all the vintage baubles and sweet buttons, Betsy! Can't wait to see what you do with them all! xo Karen

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  31. What wonderful finds!! I can't resist a good country sale or auction either. So much fun!

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