Junk Vacation - Part III (final chapter, I promise)...my finds!!

February 11th, 2009 in member junk     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Candy - I found a test tube holder - and a heavy metal thingamajig that will make a great vase!!
Its a watchamacallit - thats what the tag says anyway...
Isnt that too funny??
More blocks for my block-collages...(you can never have too many - I seem to run out of vowels way too fast!!).
I didnt buy this, but had to share...for our resident junkarchitect!!
Candy - I found a test tube holder - and a heavy metal thingamajig that will make a great vase!!

Candy - I found a test tube holder - and a "heavy metal" thingamajig that will make a great vase!!

So, here are a few of my vacation junk souvenirs!!!

I just love the rustiness of the test tube holder (Candy - we definitely need to do a swap...I need a few more tubes!).  And the "horn shaped" thing will make a very cool vase!  Does anyone know what the "watchamacallit" is?  I think it's brass.  And, of course more building blocks to play with too!  I also found some wonderful vintage beachy photographs to scan for some projects (children, and victorian ladies in a rowboat...too funny), some old jewelry, etc., etc...  I found a great old metal scooter - but it's still in my friend's van (we didn't have room to bring it in our little car) - so don't have a pic of that, and a few other things she kindly hauled back for me! :)

I really think I could "junk" for my day job - I'd never need a vacation - it'd be ALL fun!!! 



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Comments (16)

shabbychick writes: Deb - I've been to Texas a couple times (Dallas & Houston) for business - years ago - and would love to visit again. It looks like the junking is awesome there...with Marburger, Round Top, and all the great shops...it would be BIG fun!

And, if I'd get down that way, we'd definitely have to meet!

Lani - it was a great time in Florida, even though the weather wasn't quite as warm as we'd like - we made the best of every day!!

Thanks for your comments on my post!

Posted: 10:12 pm on March 5th
junkinyaya writes: Hey sweetie!

I love the documentation you have done of your trip! Do you come down to Texas? if so...would love to meet up.

xo..deb (the junkin' yaya) Posted: 5:58 pm on February 23rd
CottageElements writes: Kathy, looks like you had a great time in FL! Wow, I'm so jealous! I'd love to be somewhere warm! The test tube holder is awesome . . . love to see what you'll do with it. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

Lani Posted: 11:13 am on February 17th
shabbychick writes: We always have so much fun "junking" around the area when we're in Daytona Beach (and Brunswick, GA) - there's never enough time...or enough room in our cars...or enough money...etc...but, we definitely make the best of it!! :) (Maybe we'd have more room if we left our husbands home next year...ha ha - just kidding!)


Posted: 8:50 am on February 16th
gilswife writes: Neat stuff!!! ..... Donna Posted: 4:32 pm on February 13th
SeaGlassLady writes: Having once been a medical researcher, I love the old test tube holder! Now I am wishing I had spent more time browsing the dumpster at work...People were always discarding old wood and metal equipment and replacing it with...UGH...plastic! Posted: 8:50 am on February 12th
JunkArchitect writes: There’s still a foot of snow here and no tag sales in sight. So your photos are freaking me out a little. What a great bunch of junk and I would have bought the Soilax bucket in a second.

Posted: 8:06 am on February 12th
MimiToria writes: The watchamacallit thing I think is part of a piece of an electric light. It is the part that would hang from the ceiling and the light fixture would attach to it. Just my thoughts!
I love the test tube thing you found best of all. I'd take that in a heart beat. Really have enjoyed your vacation posts. Thanks for sharing and taking the great photos.
Gretchen Posted: 7:42 pm on February 11th
LuAnn writes: Great finds. We all wish we could have been with you!!

LuAnn Posted: 6:39 pm on February 11th
georgiamoon writes: Oh so much cool stuff. I think you picked out some winners. I would want every one of your vacation treasures...even the Southern accent that you picked up! Georgia Posted: 5:13 pm on February 11th
shabbychick writes: Yep - some great stuff alright! And a great junkin' time! Watchamacallits, thingamajigs and whogeewhatsits...oh my!!!

Janis - the test tube holder is definitely a keeper (sorry...) :) (But, if I happen to find another one - will get your address!!)

Jen, the thingamajig is probably a siren/horn of some sort for a boat, but the watchamacallit...not sure yet! (But, I think it's going to be a wind chime!)

Having fun sharing with "y'all" (I got that down south!)

Kathy Posted: 5:02 pm on February 11th
CreepinJen writes: You sure found a lot of neat stuff. The whachamacallit almost looks like a hanger thingamajiggy created from a toilet tank float. My thought is the horn-like thing could have been a siren. Remember fall-out shelters in "the days of old"? Hope I'm not showing my age! Posted: 4:43 pm on February 11th
irishrovr writes: the "watchamacallit"? Why, it's really a "whogeewhatsit"!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 4:37 pm on February 11th
fellowjunker writes: Oh man.........would I love to have that test tube holder!!!
xojanis Posted: 3:00 pm on February 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, dear junk woman!! You found some pretty amazing things. That test tube holder is absolutely fabulous in all its rusted glory. And the "heavy metal" thingamajig has Metallica written all over it! Well...not really, but it definitely ROCKS! I'm with Karen thinking it looks like a ship horn.

Fantastic finds! Swap or no swap, you'll be seeing some test tubes to finish off your display so you can share it with all of us!

Take care,
Candy Posted: 2:15 pm on February 11th
grammie25 writes: Kathy,
That heavy thingamajig from the pic looks almost like some sort of horn. Like maybe from some sort of ship.
Karen Posted: 2:03 pm on February 11th
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