Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Couple of Great Junking Days

I'm back home from a quick trip up to Ashland, Oregon.  My time up there always goes by so fast because each day is always packed full of things to do.  My mom came along with me on this trip, and of course we managed to sneak in some good quality junking time.

We hit a couple of the local shops, at least six yard sales, a church rummage sale, a huge estate sale, and an amazing salvage yard.

Yes, it's all good!

This cute little shop is in Talent (between Ashland and Medford)
I found the chippy white magazine rack here.

I've been looking for another Brownie camera...such a deal at the church rummage sale.  The quilt has some condition issues, but all nine of the little embroidered vegetable squares are perfect: eggplant, radishes, squash, broccoli, carrots, corn, pumpkin, beets, and peppers.


I haven't decided if I want to do something with these squares, or just leave the quilt alone....issues and all.

These architectural pieces are from the salvage yard.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with them yet; still waiting for a light bulb moment.
I love the chippy green paint.

There were hundreds of these pieces at the salvage yard.  The photograph is small, but you can still see how the pieces once fit together to form the bridge railing over the Smith River in Northern California.
I'm going to share more pictures from this salvage yard in my next post.

I'll have fun with this large box of buttons from the estate sale.

 I was shocked when my mom told me she bought a patio table at the estate sale.  I didn't drive my truck up this time, so I had visions of driving home with a huge table tied to the top of the car.  What a pleasant surprise to see it was just this cute little nesting table.  I only wish I had seen it first!!

That strange thingie on the left is a tilt-a-mite camera flash attachment; I have a few ideas for that.  Can you make out the clear Fuller Brush Man letter opener in the center? 

I had to have that four drawer quilted turquoise cabinet.  More shells, molds, lace, thread, and an accordion rack for displaying stuff.

You'd think I had nothing better to do, right?  I was arranging the jewelry, buttons, watches, and glass knobs while I was waiting for my coffee to finish brewing.  There's not much I can do without my morning coffee.

I think those pretty vintage floral earrings are going to be first in line for repurposing.


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