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
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.

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!
I'll be spending the week at my mom's house while she recuperates from knee replacement surgery on Monday.

We have an exciting announcement to make at next week's Vintage Inspiration Party.  I hope you can join us on Tuesday evening to share your vintage and vintage-inspired treasures.

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  1. Michelle L.May 9, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    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!

  2. AnnMay 9, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    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.

  3. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouseMay 9, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    So many great finds! Love the Victorian cruet set!

  4. LindaMay 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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

  5. Maria (Magia Mia)May 9, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    That tote! Love it.

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

  6. Glenda/MidSouthMay 9, 2015 at 11:48 AM

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

  7. Karen L. BatesMay 9, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    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.

  8. 20 North OraMay 9, 2015 at 12:24 PM

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

    Have a great weekend.


  9. Rose LMay 9, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    you find such great things.

  10. AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNaMay 9, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    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!

  11. foxandfinchantiquesMay 9, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    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

  12. Cozy Little HouseMay 9, 2015 at 3:51 PM

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

  13. KathyMay 9, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    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.

  14. DD's CottageMay 9, 2015 at 4:17 PM

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

  15. Sherry@Back2VintageMay 9, 2015 at 7:51 PM

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

  16. Marsha @ Tattered ChickMay 9, 2015 at 9:07 PM

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

  17. cynthia lee designsMay 9, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    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.

  18. Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}May 9, 2015 at 10:31 PM

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

  19. JeanieMay 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    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!

  20. ~Damita's Pretty Wrap~May 11, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    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

  21. Linda @ Itsy Bits And PiecesMay 11, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Ooh you did find some the fun yellow tote!

  22. Libby ButtonsMay 11, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Scored, and those buttons are t die for!

  23. Vicky HuntMay 11, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    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!

  24. Tuula @ Thrifty RebelMay 12, 2015 at 7:56 AM

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

  25. Jann OlsonMay 12, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    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!

  26. Suzan SweatmanMay 12, 2015 at 5:19 PM

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

  27. Linda @ A La CarteMay 12, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    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.

  28. My thrift store addictionMay 12, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Love the yellow tote and your bling! Blessings, Cecilia

  29. Julia - Vintage with LacesMay 13, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    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!

  30. Beatrice EuphemieMay 13, 2015 at 5:38 PM

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

  31. MelissaMay 15, 2015 at 6:32 AM

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


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