Friday, November 6, 2015

My Latest Junking Haul

Can I still call this a haul if I didn't have to open up the back of my truck to bring it all home? I've been really good lately about limiting my hauls to no more than what will fit in the back seat of my big truck, or the trunk of my little car. One estate sale and one vintage market later, this is what I hauled home last weekend....

vintage estate sale and flea market finds
Buckets, ornaments, and a chippy hanging light thing.


hand painted bucket vintage ornaments chippy light fixture
Do you see what I see?  Cloche potential!

architectural salvage aluminum molds and vintage tripod knobs
The architectural salvage pieces need to be cleaned up, then I'll probably add a door knob or a hook to each one. Those chippy red things are old tripod adjustment knobs. I'm glad I asked.

vintage pay phone coin boxes telephone booth
I'm also glad I asked about these black metal boxes. Maybe I'll add a little bling and use them as plant holders. What could they be? Care to take a guess before scrolling down?

metal vintage pay phone telephone coin boxes
Pay phone coin boxes!!
They fit inside the locked pay phone and had tops on them with slots for the coins to drop through.
 I bought nine of them complete with their carrying case.

vintage yardsticks, wood pulley, vintage clip on earrings, small scale windmill
It's been ages since I found yardsticks at a price I could afford, so I didn't hesitate to grab this bunch before someone else discovered them. Before I got out the door at the estate sale, I had a man offer me double for what I paid for the windmill. I turned down his measly $4 offer.

vintage rhinestone shoe clip decoration
I think the jeweled shoe clip is the only embellishment this old scoop needs. I'm thinking it would make a great candle holder.

vintage clip on earrings for repurposing
I bought these beauties from two women who had just inherited a massive collection of vintage jewelry from their neighbor. Of course, I was more than happy to help them unload it. I see another corsage bracelet making marathon in my near future.

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38 comments:

  1. OMG Betsy, I'm drooling over here! This is for sure a haul! I'm totally in LOVE with the chippy yellow cage light fixture. Everything else is fabulous too. How cool to find these payphone coin boxes and the tripod adjustment knobs. What rare finds! I wouldn't have let the windmill gone so cheap either. It's such a great decoration piece.
    Have a wonderful weekend :) !
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  2. Betsy, you do have the best eye! I love that yellow cage light also. What fun you will have with that. The telephone coin boxes are so fun!!! Love to see when you get new bling! Happy Weekend!

    Linda

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  3. Oh the coin boxes & the windmill!!! $4 bucks? Not.A.Chance.....

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  4. I love the black bucket with the fruit on it! I'd use that as a waste can. And I adore old Christmas ornaments. I was going to guess the payphone containers had something to do with photography. . .

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  5. What fun! I especially like those payphone coin boxes! Great finds. Hope you enjoy the weekend with your new treasures.

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  6. Oh You put Me in the mood to go junking today.Every time I see a post on ladies going out thrifting I want to jump up get dressed and hit My usual stores.Your treasures all look fun to work with : )

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  7. Oh my! You always find the most unusual pieces. Those payphone coin boxes are so neat! I cant wait to see what you do with them. That little windmill is so cute! ANd, I love the vintage hanging light cage thing. SO neat and yes, it would make a great cloche! Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. Estou encantada com a originalidade das peças,parabéns amiga.Beijo.Valéria.

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  9. Great finds! Love the hanging light thingy and those payphone coin boxes are very cool. Love the architectural pieces too.

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  10. Oh My gosh ... great finds. The yellow light cage is wonderful. I have some of those, so I need to paint and distress them. Everything is so interesting and fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wow, you have much more interesting estate sales in your neck of the woods than mine! Give me the ornaments, light fixture and pay phone boxes and I'll call it a day:) xoKathleen

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  12. Wow, Betsy, you have a great eye for seeing potential in your finds. Love it.

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  13. Awesome finds!! I can never pass up the aluminum jello molds or aluminum cookie cutters! They are my weakness!

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  14. Oh my such great treasures. Those pay phone boxes are the best find ever!!!! I cannot wait to see what you do with those. They are awesome.
    Kris

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  15. Of course it is a haul -- with or without a trunk! Small, sweet, lovely, clever things needn't be large -- just "right!"

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  16. & this is why we all have to stop at estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets..... thrill of the hunt! Congratulations!

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  17. I would have never guessed what the black boxes and red knobs were.
    Love the pile of bling.
    Saw lots of sale signs when out yesterday, but did not stop at any.
    Enjoy the weekend.

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  18. I've always wanted one of those windmills. I agree with you about the yardsticks, Betsy, it is really hard to amass a group for a project when they are selling for 8.00 each at auctions. The collectors of yardsticks seem to get them and maybe that is the way it should be. As usual, I am inspired by your fabulous and creative mind. I think you are the best out there.
    Ginene

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  19. Betsy, it looks like you got some fantastic goodies!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!!! :)

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  20. Betsy, it looks like you got some fantastic goodies!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!!! :)

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  21. Wow! I am fascinated by the pay phone coin holders!

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  22. Awesome haul Betsy...love all the vintage jewelry.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. Betsy, what a fabulous assortment! I would have never guessed about the payphone coin boxes--things like that intrigue me. The jewelry...sigh! Thank you for sharing your treasures @Vintage Charm! Blessings, Cecilia

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  24. I think my favorite thing is those metal boxes.

    You bring home a lot, but you do such fun things with them and then you sell them. It's a win-win.

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  25. Great junk Betsy and it will soon be treasures once you get your hands on it!

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  26. Love those old metal boxes...would never have guessed phone booth (thinking something to do with photography)...how cool is that!!! So many altered option with these babies. Don't you just love finding something you need to restock with at a decent price and isn't it wonderful when someone wants to double the price of an item you just snagged? You did good...nice haul!!! Have a lovely week ~ Mickie

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  27. Great haul, Betsy!!! I need to go with you one of these days. I was too lazy to go to the Sacramento flea this morning :( and then when I see your haul . . . there's always next month! Love the phone booth coin boxes!!! So cool!

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  28. What great finds, Betsy! Of course I can't wait to see what you do with them all! I love how your creative mind works! Have fun creating! x Karen

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  29. Holy smokes! Take me with you next time, please.

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  30. Lucky you to still have estate sales and vintage places to go to. Thrifting has come to a halt here so I am left with one Goodwill :-( Your finds are fabulous as always. Those pay phone coin boxes are so unique...can't wait to see how you make them over. I have got to stop and look at the jewelry....I usually pass it by and you seem to find such gorgeous pieces.

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  31. I love the yellow thing-y and those yardstick were a score!!

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  32. I call it a great haul. I would have bought every item in the picture with the old scoop! Just my style. You did great!!!

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  33. Gosh Betsy, what a haul! Love that yellow light thingy! You will work your magic on it. Aching to hit an estate sale! :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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  34. You hit the mother load there.....great finds! You are going to have a blast playing around, I know you are at it already!

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  35. What a great selection, Betsy. I look forward to seeing what you make with them, you always delight with your creative ideas.
    Amalia
    xo

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