Rust Brothers No More

October 22nd, 2008 in member junk     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
10 users recommend

My haul from yesterday.
A truckload ojunk
My small stuff
A treasure trove?
yee haw!
Anybody see a conservatory in the making?
My husband called it Ma Joabs Last Load Very funny!
My haul from yesterday.

My haul from yesterday.

Yesterday morning I decided to drive 150 miles away to my favorite junk store called the "Rust Brothers" It is in the mountains up by Yosimite. A very fun ride and beautiful too. When I finally got there I found out that they were closing the store! I got there just in time and spent several hours going through everything, under counters, in boxes, behind every nook and cranny and came away with a truckload of great stuff. My husband saw it when I finally dragged myself home and said that if he didn't know any better he would think it was a load of Hillbilly...stuff. Very funny but I take that as a compliment! I think I have enough windows for my conservatory (Luann and Kathy) so keep an eye out for that. Most of the small stuff I got free and they were glad to get rid of too. and the bigger stuff was at least half off. So I did a lot of digging and heavy lifting but it was worth it. Stay tuned for projects least I hope they will be galore I just have to get out there and DO IT! wish me luck. XOXO Geo

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Georgia Moon Junk
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, centerpiece, wood, cottage, glass, candle holder, country, white, farm, black, green, brown, turquoise

Comments (17)

LuvJnk writes: I cried out loud, my dog thought I had lost it again. The windows inspie me. (screen,room divider,green house) I am so in the zone.. Posted: 8:51 am on May 5th
JunkMama1 writes: Aren't junking days like that wonderful!? Love the items you picked up and will enjoy seeing your creations! Posted: 8:28 pm on May 2nd
EccentricArtisan writes: Georgia, love your stuff. I have been in your shop and I also like making things from junk. If you ever need any help let me know. I have some pieces we could maybe make something out of but I don't have the room to work in. Let me know if I can help you I live in San Luis.
Posted: 11:55 am on November 22nd
rosesandrust writes: That lil high chair is darlin'and the tall window,WoW!I love it all. Posted: 6:07 pm on November 18th
oophs67 writes: Hello Like your idea of the conservatory. My husband collected all the old windows, glass sliding doors and anything and everything in that catagory. He then mada greenhouse out of all of it. He had a green body not just a green thumb. He keep all kinds of plants in there and even did hydroponics. He gave away many, many clippings of his plants until finall y opened a nursey business. Your windows bring back many lovely memories of him. Please post pictures when you get the conservatory done. Betty G in WC NC Posted: 10:36 am on November 9th
AtticusFinch writes: Georgia, I can see the brackets on the conservatory. And that beautiful round flange as the top of a great wind chime of other gathered junk (keys or forks). Can't wait to see what it all becomes. Posted: 6:14 pm on November 2nd
csudderth writes: Girl, you just hit junk heaven! Those are really awesome finds. I'm getting short of breath just thinking about it!
Christy Posted: 9:14 pm on October 27th
MimiToria writes: Great timing for you, great timing for the store owners. Sad that one of your favorite haunts is closing though. : (
You really made a haul. Love some of the boxes full of metal and will patiently await your creations. I'm sure with your talent the junk will be turned into profitable/useful/awesome projects for your shop. You go girl! I bet you were smiling that whole 150 miles home.
Gretchen Posted: 11:59 am on October 23rd
PaintedShed writes: All I can say is WOW!!! What great timing. Some things are just meant to be. Posted: 9:29 am on October 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, that box of scrolly metal brackets caught my eye! You definitely have the makings of a conservatory...and then some. Great loot!

Candy Posted: 8:25 am on October 23rd
junkrat writes: oh. my.
i spy so much cool junk there that i think i'm gonna cry... [sniff]
rat-in-a-hat Posted: 3:14 am on October 23rd
CottageElements writes: Ditto to Cynthia, ooooh.....aaaaahhh.... I could see a number of things I'd like to get my hands on. I think you should try to make a conservatory on top of the coffee table looking thingy on wheels (is it a wash stand?). Love the large metal lidded bucket and the wire basket, too. What a good junker you are!

Lani Posted: 11:00 pm on October 22nd
saclark writes: My heart skipped a beat when I looked at the pics of your haul. Just my kind of stuff! Lucky you to get it, poor you to have the shop close. Oh well, half the fun is in the search, right? Can't wait to see what you create with your treasures!

Sharon Posted: 10:17 pm on October 22nd
KimberlyMelamed writes: Go Go, you are the luckiest junker I know! Boy did you strike pay dirt and load up the truck! Can't wait to see what you do with all this terrific junk. Coming from you, it will be nothing short of fabulous! Posted: 5:50 pm on October 22nd
LuAnn writes: Holy Moly what a haul. WOW lots of goodies! It's too bad your favorite place closed. Have had a few of those this way too. I too see a conservatory in there waiting to bust loose. Post when done.

Talk soon my friend

LuAnn Posted: 5:34 pm on October 22nd
Chovey writes: ooooh.....aaaaahhh....
cynthia Posted: 4:12 pm on October 22nd
shabbychick writes: Georgia, you definitely came up with the "mother lode"!!! What a bunch of cool stuff!! I'm sure you hated to see a favorite place close, but at least you were able to get a bunch of "going out of business" goodies (and caught it in just the nick of time). I do see some "conservatorial" possibilities in your stash... :) Can't wait to see it, and the other great things you'll come up with. I love the little chippy pink high chair!

My girlfriend and I have loaded up like that before, and have been known to look a little like "Sanford and Son" or the "Beverly Hillbillies" (minus Granny in her rocking chair!)!! (Just a faint sound of banjo music in the background...)

Have BIG fun!! Kathy

Posted: 4:11 pm on October 22nd
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.