RING aROUND the Rosie!

October 29th, 2009 in blog     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Well...flower frogs, bottle stoppers, clocks, a rusty spring,  bottles (and glass cigar tubes)...did I forget anything?
I LOVE bottle stoppers!
Buttons...and there are a lot more where those came from!
Pottery (you know Ive got just a few!)
Rag balls, spools, and a couple bottles...with great stoppers...
b-i-n-g-OOOOO - bottles, bulbs, buttons and corks...
A view from above - Theres a whole lot of round going on...
It just doesnt seem to end (kind of like an endless circle of junk)!
My favorite dresser mirror - it has little bubble-like impressions in it - and is so cool (Ive never seen one like this before - and I got it at a garage sale for $3 - I love it even more now!)
See...one clock becomes sixteen clocks! 
Some clock faces and a few tiny gears!
Yep - had to share a few clocks! (and more buttons)
Well...flower frogs, bottle stoppers, clocks, a rusty spring,  bottles (and glass cigar tubes)...did I forget anything?

Well...flower frogs, bottle stoppers, clocks, a rusty spring,  bottles (and glass cigar tubes)...did I forget anything?

So, it got me thinking and looking aROUND my house - wonder if I have a bit of an obsession (just a bit...) with items of the circular persuasion.  And, yep - there are a few (And, it's pretty obvious this is something a lot of us have in common - from the responses Sue's already gotten on her circular collecting habits.)

So, thought I'd do a copycat post and share some of my "orbicular" (had to check a thesaurus for that) junk...

Sue...this post is for you! :)


P.S.  But of course, I have a "few" more collections aROUND my house - of many shapes and sizes... but that's a whole other post!


posted in: blog, vintage, cottage, glass, mirror, collections, clocks

Comments (22)

RoseGardenRomantic writes: Great finds! I REALLY love the alarm clocks!! Posted: 12:21 am on March 4th
CottageElements writes: Kathy, I think I'm starting to like all those "OOOOO's", too! Some great pieces!

Lani Posted: 8:37 pm on November 5th
alicemom writes: OhOhOhOh or should I say OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
To fab!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:08 pm on October 30th
bluebucket writes: Fabulous junk collection and displays. I love it all but especially the button tree and mirror.
doreen Posted: 7:24 pm on October 30th
JunkArchitect writes: Kathy, what a great bunch of very cool junk…lucky girl. There’s quite a few projects I could put together with some of the pieces I see.

Posted: 9:28 am on October 30th
shabbychick writes: Thanks again - everybody! Glad you enjoyed the little "tour" of some of the junk aROUND my home! I love the clocks too - and since we've got so many right now - it's been hard to decide which ones to use! (that's a good problem to have).

And, Gretchen - I think maybe we could be!! :)

Take care!


P.S. And, for all the clock fans - I'm working on a new post on my blog - hope to have it up over the weekend (MORE clocks!!).

www.sylviasdaughter.blogspot.com Posted: 8:35 am on October 30th
MimiToria writes: Hey Kathy- I'm loving those grungy clocks, gears, clock faces, bottles, bottle stoppers, flower frogs,round funky mirror, bed spring vase, mother of pearl and shell buttons and such. Those are all things I love and collect as well. Maybe, you're my "soul" sister. lol
Really enjoyed this post, and think its cool you took the time to share.
Gretchen Posted: 8:04 am on October 30th
grannijo writes: Super post!!!!....love the clocks!...I have been picking them up when I can...so will have collection soon....lol...I always love your posts....thanks for sharing....sharon Posted: 9:34 pm on October 29th
DownHomeDIY writes: the clock faces and gears are hands down my favorite! Fun stuff.
~MB Posted: 9:28 pm on October 29th
chippingcharm writes: I too love the glimpse into your home...special treasures all arranged so creatively! Thanks for sharing them with us! Laurel
Posted: 9:22 pm on October 29th
monakent writes: I love the giant flower frog just as it is.... ahhhh, to own such a piece..... you are one lucky junker, my friend. Really enjoy your posts. gailmarie Posted: 9:04 pm on October 29th
shabbychick writes: Thanks all for your comments - and understanding (so well...) the obsessions I/we have with all different kinds of "junk". I'm in such great company!!!

The dresser mirror is one of my favorite things - I think I need to hang it on the wall...but that might be a scary view...16 of me - yikes! :) (I collect enough myself - just think what 15 more of me could do...)

Robert - perfectly clean isn't always a priority - I love my "swiffer" duster! :)

gailmarie - the wire thing is a giant flower frog - I haven't figured out what to do with it yet!

Candy - I do have a few extra buttons I could share with a friend...

Take care, Kathy

And - Joanne - "Hi, my name is Kathy.........." ;) Posted: 3:44 pm on October 29th
Sue_Sullivan writes: I love all the old bottles!! :-) Sue Posted: 3:23 pm on October 29th
fellowjunker writes: You have the best treasures Kathy and all displayed so beautifully.....that mirror IS to die for. Gorgeous post. Thanks for showing us a glimpse into your home.
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 1:17 pm on October 29th
monakent writes: Your collection has me spinning (round and round of course)!!! I want the wooden box and wire basket-thing from the first picture, and of course those CLOCKS!!!

Everything works together so well. Thanks so much for sharing with us all your wonderful junk. gailmarie

(The bubble table top is funky+++++) :o) Posted: 12:29 pm on October 29th
Shelley_ writes: Thanks for sharing ... really cool collection! Posted: 11:54 am on October 29th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: KATHY,
WOW,Alot of neat little things. No one says how you all keep these things all clean and nice. The more you have the more that has to be cleaned.I know because I'm constantly am cleaning. I can see you are a second SUE. LOVE&Blessings Robert. Posted: 11:07 am on October 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow, Kathy! You do have an awesome stash of collectibles. Your photo with the bubble-like mirror is so cool with the multi-clock reflection. I am also impressed with your button collection. I don't seem to have gorgeous ones like these.

Nice post!
Candy Posted: 10:40 am on October 29th
RustyDiva writes: Love your stuff girl!!! The big rusty flower frog and the last picture of clocks really speak to me though. Great collection and thanks for sharing it with us!

Kenda Posted: 10:23 am on October 29th
suewannabeinkc writes: Thank you for the glimpse of your "endless cicrle of junk!" I think that does decribe this obsession: ("Hi, my name is _______ and I'm obsessed with junk!") ;-)

Maybe it's really all about those "RE" words: reduce (...using new things), REUSE (...old things in new ways), RECYCLE (...to keep usable items out of landfills), and REPURPOSE (...it all into cool "new" stuff!)

Round and round and round it goes. Where it stops nobody knows! :-) Posted: 9:54 am on October 29th
oldnews writes: Beautiful, beautiful stuff! Wow! Marie Posted: 9:54 am on October 29th
suewhitney writes: Thanks for this great post, Kath. Ya know I love it...and I mean all of it!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:36 am on October 29th
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