Sunday, May 24, 2009

Recent Finds on the Junking Trail



Yesterday morning (before babysitting) I passed by a sign pointing toward a yard sale.....I made the turn.....and was rewarded for my effort! I found this charming little red pump priced at $4 .....perfect for the lake house.......



This large wicker covered jar was in great condition and a steal.....



This crock stands 17 inches tall.....it was the same price as the number on it.... $5!



Two weeks ago at the sale at the school across the street I found these apothecary bottles.....I am kicking myself now because they were in a box with beakers and other lab equipment.....I should have taken the glass beakers too!



Also at that sale were 2 pretty blue plates and some striped ticking fabric.........



At our church sale I found an old jewelry box with green velvet interior....sealing wax (note the price sticker..25 cents), an old brass and enamel flask and shapes for a cookie dough press (also 25 cents)....



These two very old mourning cards below were a bit sad.....the two men were so young when they passed ...but the die cut was interesting and the flowers sweet....I had to rescue them.....



So those were some of my recent finds.....actually I dragged a dressing table with a large triple mirror out of the dumpster after the sale across the street......another little project for Rob....
Have you found anything special in your junking journeys these last few weeks?

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh My! You had a great haul!
Hugs, Lisa

Nancy said...

Wow! you did amazing! The pump and crock are wonderful finds.The blue dishes and the 3 old items are treasures! Around here-not so great!
Nancy

Heidi-anitha said...

Thanks for your sweet words.

I realy love your blog - here it was many beautyfull treasures. Your pictures is almost magical:0)

Wish you the best for the week - take care you to:0)

big hugs from Heidi-anitha.

White vintage

Princess Of Pink said...

Wonderful!!

lucyslounge-dee said...

you got some great stuff. i would love to go to a yard sale they don't have them in ireland. one day i'm going to cross america in a hired car and just go to yard sales!

Les Cotrions said...

Very nice finds!!! You're a lucky aunt...the children are faboulous!!!
Warm hugs
Vale

Floss said...

Beautiful things, but such sad little cards. It's so good that someone is going to preserve them, though. I have few prospects of more finds until French Mothers' Day (7th June), so I think I can hold out until then, just looking at everyone elses' wonderful hauls...

I_am_Tulsa said...

Hello! You have a wonderful eye for things! I hope you don't mind my taking a peek at your blog...it's absolutely fabulous!

Les Cotrions said...

Ohh that's a great news!!! I'm very happy to meet you!!!
Big hugs
Vale

ooglebloops said...

GREAT finds - my favs are the pump ($4!), the crock and the flask!!!!

Coastal Sisters said...

Thank you so much for visiting my Blog and the lovely comment on my Memorial Day posting.

Your Blog is absolutely lovely!

LuLu~*xo

Anne Marie said...

lucky duck you!!

Bleudelavande said...

Oohh,what lovely finds!You are very lucky, I'm very happy for you! I love very much the red pump, I can immagine it in your lake house!!!
Have a nice day

Ticking stripes said...

What amazing finds and I have to say I love the ticking stripes! I wonder why? Love that the seals are also with the sealing wax.Wow!

Rosemary said...

Wow Laura,
You find the best stuff ever. I need to go shopping with you.
Amazing!!
Have a wonderful day!
Rosemary

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Laura
Thank you so much for the link and for your lovely comments! I can't wait to have a good look around the website.
You did well at the yard sale. I particularly like the red pump as well as the glass bottles.
Take care
Isabelle x

Chrissy said...

Good finds indeed....never find anything at yard sales, just junk!! Hope you had a good long weekend,I am off till Wed. Talk soon, Chrissy

pysseltanten said...

You`ve been LUCKY!!
Wonderful things, and nice price...=)))
I just looove bottles, at all sizes...
Have a wonderful evening, and a great week...
Huuugs Git

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful treasures you bought....
Oh I love it all.
I am a bit jealous.....
A nice evening

M said...

Fantastic find! Here in the Netherlands we don't have the phenomena called garage/yard sales, kinda sucks because garage/yard sales sound great!

lottens vita och gröna said...

hallo my friend, when i look at your treasures i nearly screem!!!! i love your blog and your pictures are filled with wooooooow!
warmhug lotten

Debby said...

So many wonderful goodies you have found. great post.
debby

Rosie said...

Fantastic finds! The $5 crock and the apothocaries and the wax sealers and the...Great job!
rosie