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June 9th, 2010 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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By far, my FAVORITE find today! I could not resist this old wooden storage bin. I walked past it a dozen times hoping that someone else would swipe it so I wouldnt have to justify this to my boyfriend, but in the end my junking instincts won out. I hauled it home, and put the vase (also free) full of hydrangeas on it (cut from my front yard). Now its on my porch and I am enjoying the chippy-paint splendor of it.
some old dishes. Not sure if Ill keep all of them, but I plan to use them to make a pretty table setting for my moms birthday because shes flying down here to visit (ON her actual b-day). When she walks in the house after an early morning flight, Ill have a nice breakfast waiting with lovely mismatched dishes and fresh cut flowers, and her presents too of course.
I couldnt believe someone left this old Black Beauty book! Its in rough shape, but it DOES have all the pages in tact as well as the beauty-ful cover. Its my three favorite things free junk+ antique books+ childrens literature= Ecstatic Erin!
These architectural elements were also abandoned. I love the white one especially, but they have nails sticking out in the back so they need to be handles very carefully. (My house is so far from child-proof: good things I dont have any kids)
I love dogs, and this dish was simply charming. Sometime I worry that my decorating style is getting a little too girly: I share a home with my boyfriend. When I find little pieces like this, I like to put them around to balance out all the girly stuff. Even though he really doesnt seem to mind, I like the house to reflect that we BOTH live there.
By far, my FAVORITE find today! I could not resist this old wooden storage bin. I walked past it a dozen times hoping that someone else would swipe it so I wouldnt have to justify this to my boyfriend, but in the end my junking instincts won out. I hauled it home, and put the vase (also free) full of hydrangeas on it (cut from my front yard). Now its on my porch and I am enjoying the chippy-paint splendor of it.

By far, my FAVORITE find today! I could not resist this old wooden storage bin. I walked past it a dozen times hoping that someone else would swipe it so I wouldnt have to justify this to my boyfriend, but in the end my junking instincts won out. I hauled it home, and put the vase (also free) full of hydrangeas on it (cut from my front yard). Now it's on my porch and I am enjoying the chippy-paint splendor of it.


I found so much cool stuff todaY!  I had to cut myself off after a while because  I had so much stuff (and I am supposed to be moving later this summer-doh!). But I was glad to walk away with the stuff that I did. Here's a few of my favorites. :)


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Comments (17)

JunknStuff writes: Love the color! I'm in the process of a much-needed redecorating of my living room, & I'm featuring this exact color of turquoise! Yummy color! Posted: 4:42 pm on July 25th
shabbychick writes: It's a good thing we weren't all there with you...there may have been a scuffle over the storage bin - just kidding - but it is fabulous!!! :)

What great stuff - congrats on your junking expedition!!

And, thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 3:31 pm on June 11th
alicemom writes: Oh my! The storage bin...............I would have snatched up so quick! glad you did.
smiles, alice Posted: 5:46 pm on June 10th
Radiochick writes: OMG - I so would have picked this up without hesitation! Great score!!! Posted: 8:44 am on June 10th
RedheadedWahine writes: Very lovely finds. What do you plan to do with the finials? Posted: 6:33 am on June 10th
BillyJo writes: A great find indeed. Im having the urge to go pickin' Posted: 12:10 am on June 10th
glendaM44 writes: Everything is wonderful, don't you love to curb crawl..
I sure do, it used to embarass my hubby, not any more..
I love the color on the box, and I love all boxes...
blessings,
glenda Posted: 12:03 am on June 10th
Prior writes: wow! I love it ALL! Lezlee Posted: 8:49 pm on June 9th
MakinItHappen writes: OMG, I love that dog plate! Posted: 7:49 pm on June 9th
artteachergirl writes: I want to follow you around! I love the storage cabinet!!! Great finds! Posted: 7:22 pm on June 9th
SHABBYPATTY writes: What a haul!!! Love the book, that was my favorite as a child. I want the molding pieces, they're great also. good job! Posted: 6:10 pm on June 9th
sandyrae writes: I was suprised to hear that you walked past the box a dozen times. I'd have swiped it up asap so that know one could get it. Forget about justifing it to anyone. we will support your junking habit!!!! Posted: 6:00 pm on June 9th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Wow I want to go junkin' with you...lucky you to find BlackBeauty...that wood storage chestis wonderful...as is all your finds! Posted: 4:07 pm on June 9th
MossyLady writes: All of your finds are great--I especially love the book, I bet I read BB 20 times when I was a kid. What a thoughtful daughter you are! I hope your Mom enjoys her day. Posted: 3:16 pm on June 9th
RustyDiva writes: yay for Wednesday!!!! I am just so bewildered and confused as to why these things are FREE! You must be in good with the auctioneer because the auction I used to attend would have tried to sell the dust of these pieces. I mean NOTHING was free ~ even if it was broken. I'm glad they are not stingy and that you see the value in them! LOVE the blue chippy box! Posted: 3:15 pm on June 9th
vanj writes: LOVE IT I HAVE A CUP THAT IS EXACTLY LIKE THE DOG DISH. YOU GO GIRL!!! THAT BOOK ROCKS!

VANESSA Posted: 2:34 pm on June 9th
JUNKFORFUN writes: LUCKY YOU!! LOVE EVERYTHING BUT THE STORAGE BIN IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVE. IF THERE ISN'T ROOM FOR IT WHEN YOU MOVE PLEASE MAIL IT TO ME!! Posted: 1:40 pm on June 9th
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