A good junk find

July 29th, 2009 in member junk     
alicemom alicemom, member
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The last few sales I have gone to were really slim pickins.................until I hit the junkpot! I did not picture the rackets. They were already in my studio. My favorite are those cans. Lots of great possibilites from flowers to office supplies. This big bottle was originally filled with vodka!


Pattern or design used: My own design - alice hanson
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, wood, eclectic, glass, organizer, whimsical, outdoor spaces, kitchen, porch, dining room, study, red, jar, yellow

Comments (11)

pofolksdecorator1 writes: Hi Alice!
Its crazy Annie, The Po'Folks Decorator. THANK YOU THANK YOU for the tub idea. I made the galvanized tub table, put it on a wooden box, drilled a hole for lights, and filled it with a little village. It lights up, and is the koolest thing I think I have ever seen. Tomorrow (Sun) my hubby will take pictures of my creations and I will post them. I wish you lived next door. We would be fabulous alley hunting friends! I love all your beauties. Thanks again for the inspiration. Annie Posted: 12:23 am on March 28th
suewhitney writes: Hey Alicemom,

Great junk scores. Now, that was one BIG bottle of vodka! II see happy creative days in your future!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:42 am on August 2nd
smiller0529 writes: Great finds, I am never that lucky to find neat stuff like that. Posted: 11:50 pm on August 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You DID hit the "junkpot"!! How on earth did you find junk that coordinates so nicely together? I'm never that lucky!

Now this next part of the story is kind of cosmic, let me tell you, Alice. ;) I was looking through Sue's book, Decorating JUNKMARKET Style, last night, and saw a project in it using a wire basket and a set of legs from an old galvanized tub. (Page 186 to be exact.) I thought then how awesome the project was and knew immediately I wanted to find one of those wire crates to recreate it. I log into JUNKMARKET Style today to your glorious junk post and lo and behold...a wire metal crate among your junk finds! There's a connection, I tell ya. ;)

Wonderful finds! I can't wait to see how you use them.
Candy Posted: 8:37 pm on July 29th
cottonridge writes: My fave is the funnel! Boy could I do things with that. Happy junking! Posted: 8:06 pm on July 29th
alicemom writes: Thanks RustyDiva. Our neighbors say the grass came from their efforts. I thanked them & said I would take it wherever I could. I forgot to say the house was slated for demo. The rat smell was the worst. The house had been flooded 3 times from a creek. The red cans were filled with nuts and bolts all for $1.00. Husband said you want that......then he saw the goodies inside.
smiles,
alice
Thanks for all the nice comments! Posted: 7:34 pm on July 29th
TrashyChick writes: So much fun stuff. I love it all.

TC Posted: 3:25 pm on July 29th
chippingcharm writes: Great finds...all of this cool stuff at one sale? Lucky!Thanks for sharing :) Laurel
Posted: 1:49 pm on July 29th
shabbychick writes: Alice...great finds! I love the red can caddy - that'll be fun to use! And metal stools are one of my favorite things!

gailmarie- I know what you mean - I went to a sale last week that was advertised as a neighborhood sale (and you know how excited we get when we see those kinds of sales - LOL)...well, the neighborhood must have put all their stuff at one house - that's all there was! But fortunately...there is enough good junk out there...that a little misadvertisement doesn't stop us, does it??? On to the next sale...and the next...! :)

Thanks for sharing, Alice!!

Kathy Posted: 1:08 pm on July 29th
RustyDiva writes: Oh Alice, what a junkpot you hit! Love love love the red cans!!!!!!!!!!!!! It all looks mouth watering ~ thanks for sharing it. And by the way ~ beautiful grass!!!!! Posted: 11:35 am on July 29th
monakent writes: STUPENDOUS!!!!!! Everything here is GREAT!!!

I understand your happiness on this sale. Many times I too, go to sales and wish I hadn't. So often the sales are advertised as HUGE, having the BEST of stuff, only to find it small with stuff no one would want. You just reminded me to be patient and willing to look. Thanks for posting your wonderful finds. Enjoy them, as I know you will!!! gailmarie Posted: 10:50 am on July 29th
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