Sunday, January 20, 2013

Junkin' Finds


Hi, everyone!  My friend Suzanne and I went 'junkin' a couple of weeks ago, and I found a few goodies that I wanted to share.  In my last post I told you that I'm into tarnished silver right now, so I was happy to find this little silver cup.


Another piece of silver that came home with me is this tea/coffee pot.  I like its pretty lines and detailed edges.  I added some greenery, and displayed it in the dining room.



I hope you're not getting tired of seeing this little shelf in my living room, but I just keep switching it up!  I was excited to find these 3 little pharmacy canisters-I thought they were cute, and I knew they'd fit right in here.




 Another item that I found and added to my shelf is this little architectural finial.  It's pretty rough, but that's what I love about it! (I guess I should probably pound that nail in, though!)



This wicker tray caught my eye, and when I saw that it was 75% off, I couldn't resist!  I have another one similar to it, but this one is bigger and a darker color of wicker.
I stacked some grainsacks on it and added some antlers that my dad has collected for me, from his hikes.


You gotta love the crown motif on these jars!   We don't see too many of them around here, so I usually scoop them up when I find them.   Not sure yet if I'm keeping or selling these (I've sold some on Etsy before.)  I also got this 1923 dictionary, and it was only a buck!


I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with this heavy white urn, but I thought it was fun.


This next thing I got may have many people scratching their heads, but I know that you, my fellow junk-lovin' peeps, will get it!  If you've been following me for awhile, you know that I LOVE anything with numbers (or words) on it.  Well here's a big ol' number tag on a rusty chain!  You can't really tell from the picture how huge this thing is-like 5 inches or so!  I think it was a cow tag or something.  An extra bonus is that the number '85' was the year that I graduated high school!  I just draped it over a chippy corbel for now.  Who knows where it will end up?  (Suzanne said that I should wear it around my neck gansta style, and I said that I'd be rockin' it 'farm style'...we were cracking ourselves up!)



That's just a few of the treasures that I found on our trip.  A lot of the other things that I got will be for sale in my shop.  Boy, I sure do love 'junkin'!!
Well, stay tuned, because I'm having my first giveaway soon! Hope you have a wonderful day :)

27 comments:

  1. Love all your new finds and I never tire of seeing your shelf, you always make it look so cute.

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  2. I bet you had fun junking! You found some great things. That chain with the numbered tag probably was off some sort of livestock. Definitely a farm style find!

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  3. Wonderful finds..the greenery in the old coffee pot makes such a statement! And I think the laughter that you and Suzanne share when you go junking makes it as much fun as finding treasures...sharing that joy & laughter with a friend makes the doing so worthwhile!

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  4. LOVE your FABULOUS FINDS! Your 85 number is the "bomb"! I too, love numbers! Old silver, and the painted urn...very NICE! The pharmacy canisters are so UNIQUE and they will look great anywhere! It's so FUN to see bloggers finds....addicting! Have a great and blessed week, Susan! Roxie

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  5. Love them! I think the cow tag is my fave...I also have an affinity for old tags and anything with letters or numbers :-)

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  6. I think I love to go junkin' with you - amazing finds.

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  7. From one junk lover to another, great finds Susan! Love, love the canisters and of course the number on the chain. I really like the silver tarnished, better than bright and shiny. I went junkin yesterday and found a few fun things. Will be doing a post today or tomorrow. One item was a large gas station 0. I will be using it as a letter O in my craft room.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. Susan,

    You've found some pretty good items. I like the way you have arranged your shelves. Every item looks like it belongs where you placed it on the shelf. I love the canning jars. I found a lovely blue one on Etsy that I filled with candy canes over Christmas and tied a red checked ribbon around the top of the jar. I love them too!

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  9. Susan,
    You found some great finds. I have a collection of the crown jars. They are the Canada version of our mason jars. They are collectors items as alot of these were made in the early 1900's. If you have one with a 13 number on the bottom they are so rare. Apparently back when these were made and numbered 13 was considered unlucky to farmers that canned their produce so they would smash the 13 jars out of superstition so if you have one like that hold on to it. I have one in my collection and love these little chippys. I love the crown on them too. Have a great rest of your week end.
    Krs

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  10. Great finds! I have a collection of Crown mason jars and many of them are aqua. They are the easiest to find here in our part of Ontario, Canada. I love the zinc lids. I would guess that was a cattle tag. I have two that I ordered off etsy because we love anything farm and especially dairy related.

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  11. I love the number on the chain! This is the type of thing most people would toss out or overlook, but it is totally my style. All of your finds are awesome and they all go together so well on your shelf :)

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  12. oh my! you really got some CUTE stuff! the silver bowl is just precious...and the pharmacy canisters look really cool

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  13. You found some really fabulous pieces! I'm in love with that shelf and how you have it decorated! The chain with the number is really neat as well! You had a very successful junkin trip:)

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  14. love all your junkin treasures! xoxo

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  15. Always such amazing junk! I LOOOOVVVEEE those little Paris flags in the first photo!

    Hope you and Suzanne are doing well! Haven't bumped into you girls in a while!

    Polly

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  16. I love your shelf and all the treasures on it...and love seeing your new finds.
    all wonderful!

    blessings and have a great week.

    barb

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  17. Great finds. I love the tarnished silver pieces.

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  18. Great finds! Love the tea pot! I am so ready for "yard sale" season to begin! For now, I'm just junkin' at the auctions! :)

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  19. Ooooh gorgeous finds!!! I have not been able to go junking and thrifting for a while and finally was able to go this weekend, so fun :)

    xoxo, Tanya

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  20. So fun Susan and what lovely treasures you found. I love that rusty, crusty cow tag thingamajig! How cool that it has a number that means something to you!

    xx
    S

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  21. Oh what lovely tresors....I love it all and what you did with the pieces to make them even more lovely. Can't wait for things to warm up here in Kansas to get out myself! xOxO Pam

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  22. Great finds!! Definitely wear the chain!! Maybe for your next reuinion??Perfect for a "Junk Girl" :)

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  23. so stunning!
    Why don't we follow each other? ;)

    XOXO,
    Monika

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  24. I've never seen jars with crowns before! They're great! You have some pretty awesome stuff here, Susan! :-)

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  25. I love it, what great finds. Love those jars and those gain sacks are awesome!

    Vanessa

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