Friday, September 19, 2014

The Junk I Found

Happy Friday!  I can't believe how fast this week has gone by.  I've been so busy getting ready for Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show and just finally came up for air yesterday.  I'm headed over to set up for the show this morning, so it's going to be another busy day.  I wish you were all close enough to attend, but just in case you are, Mes Amis will be held 6:00pm-9:00pm tonight and 9:00am-3:00pm on Saturday at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, Ca. More details about the show here.

I wanted to share the junk I bought out at Alameda Point almost two weeks ago.  Some of it is still waiting for a little TLC, and some I've tackled and have packed up ready to go to Mes Amis.  You can see pictures of the fabulous junk I encountered here.  I didn't buy that much considering the hundreds of booths I passed through, but at least I came home happy and didn't spend every dime in my wallet.  (Or every $20 bill in my wallet because nothing out there costs a dime).

Large brass numbers and drawer pulls/markers.  The little stencils will eventually become necklaces.

The sweet tattered French music book has writing all over it and the pages are falling out, but it has some wonderful graphics.  I'm still searching for a nice frame for the silhouette.  I did something with the frames that involves twine, a vintage portrait, and a clip on earring. 

 You must think I've lost my mind to buy something like this!!  I thought so too until I figured out what to do with part of it.  It's called an irrigation dam and it would be attached to a pipe buried in the ground.  The red handle could be pulled straight up to allow the water to flow through.   

 Now it's a chalkboard.  The challenging part will be to figure out what to do with the other half.

 A couple of chippy metal and glass trivets and two clock faces.  The clock face on the right has a convex glass cover that opens and a tiny level under the 12. 

One of the clock faces was a perfect fit on top of this little urn, and.....

a small cloche was a perfect fit on top of the clock face.  Just enough room inside for a baby pumpkin.

Not a whole lot of silverware this trip, but enough to make another batch of silverware handle necklaces.  The galvanized dust pan will hang on a wall and hold three tiny vintage bottles that are perfect for single blooms.

 These beautiful vintage doorknobs weren't exactly a bargain, but I needed more to complete a few projects.

Coat/accessory racks on vintage molding.

 A few more bits and pieces of mismatched and broken jewelry.  I'd say about 40% of this has been used in other creations so far.

 Isn't this the sweetest little box?  It's made from a 6" section of an old wooden rain gutter with pieces of metal nailed to each end.  I glued on the bling just because it needed a little something to contrast with the chippy old wood.  I'll be adding old wooden rain gutters to my focus list now!

Last, but not least.....the only thing that wouldn't fit into my shopping cart.
The background for all these pictures has been brought to you by my new old door.  One door, two different colors and two completely different styles.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

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