Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Salvage Yard and Antique Show Junk

Even though we've been having beautiful weather here in California, the yard sales around town are still in hibernation mode.  I've noticed a few ads here and there, but nothing interesting enough to get my motor running that early in the morning.  Antique show and salvage yards to the rescue!!  I posted about some of the little treasures I found at the Alameda Antique Faire a couple of weeks ago here.  This is the rest of the rusty and chippy junk I found along with some goodies from a trip to the salvage yards in Berkeley this past weekend.

Love the ornate cast iron handles on these large drawers planter boxes and the rust on the green metal box.  

A large tarnished silver platter, chippy basket, and three decorative architectural pieces.
  After cleaning up the architectural pieces I added a hook to the back of each one.

These rusty metal card catalog drawers are 2 feet long and will be perfect for holding small potted plants.

Wide chippy molding is always on my list, and I love the yellow wheels on the old skates.

vintage tin ceiling panel headboard
I've been looking for a headboard for one of my guest rooms for months now, but just haven't been able to find anything that makes me happy.  When I saw these 24" x 24" framed ceiling tiles at Alameda, I ditched the headboard idea and went with these instead.  

The one other thing I bought just for myself is the old galvanized hardware store drawer.  The little stool is perfect just the way it is, and the tackle box will probably get planted just like everything else.

I'm not sure if I'll hang it or sit it on a table, but it definitely will not be planted!

This sign at Ohmega Salvage got my attention right away.  I expected the bin to be empty,
but there it was...

an old plaster ceiling medallion staring up at me.  After I give it a good bath, I think I'll put a strip of muslin, burlap, or ribbon through it and hang it like a wreath.

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