Monday, July 16, 2012

Serving Up Junk


The summer is flying by!
Family and friends are coming and going...
This weekend I spent some Sister time
 with my beautiful and youngest sister Mary Beth.
She has inspired me to eat better, walk further and dig deeper....


  Speaking of digging...
this cache of junk is the result
 of someone's digging in their back yard...
...offered up for sale in an old tin at a yard sale this weekend.


I found some neat old wood tool carriers...




strap hinges and old hardware from a barn door...



...a few zinc washtubs.
Isn't this one cool?


...some old wood boxes...


...and my favorite find...
...a pair of old shoe factory racks.


Can't wait to get these cleaned up.
Any suggestions for getting the old glue off the dowels?

Hoping you are all well and enjoying your summer!
Haven't had much time for visiting around my favorite blogs
 but please know I am thinking of you!

Wishing you joy filled days and peaceful nights...
Take care, Laura...
... Mr. Flea, Dad and Uncle Don too! :)

41 comments:

Kate said...

Hi Laura
Love love your finds!!! Always love seeing what you share with all of us on the blog!

Have a great week!

xoxo
Kate

Anne said...

Laura,
Great finds!!LOVE that vintage shoe rack.
((Hugs))
Anne

must love junk said...

Oh, Laura, what an amazing score!!
I'd have a hard time parting with any of those goodies! :)
Susan

Sarah said...

Always a treat to see what treasures you bring home. Love those shoe racks.

Ginny said...

Great finds, thanks for sharing with us diggers!!

Carol said...

Wow, two shoe racks. That is awesome. And even better, that you got to treasure hunt with your sister.

Smiles,

Carol

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Great finds! How fun to spend time with your sister, too. I can't wait to see what you do with the shoe racks.

~Shanon

Barbara Jean said...

wow wow wow!!!!
amazing finds.... think I will go dig in my back yard. )

blessings
barb

Olive Cooper said...

Try gingerly dabbing on lighter fluid on the glue. Be careful about the finish on the wood of course. That is my go to fluid to remove glue and sticky stuff. They are fabulous shelves.

karen said...

I LOVE the shoe racks-would love to have some of those myself!!! Great finds all around. Happy Summer -Karen from CT

Kris said...

Hello Laura,

Amazing what digging around can bring you! I love the wooden boxes, they are really cool! :)

Hope you are enjoying the summer.

pballard said...

Love it all! Thanks for sharing...

Andy's Attic said...

Super new finds,Laura. Can't help with the glue but hopefully you will get it done OK. Let us know if the lighter fluid works. Glad you are having a fun summer.

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

You are always so lucky Laura!! love the wood carrier and the zinc! regarding the shoes racks i will paitend in white and then scrach it in a shabby chic way!!! we want to see the final result!!! Ciao

Do you love him Loretta said...

What is it about 'old junk' that makes my heart pitter patter?

Jackie said...

I don't take the old glue off-just leave it on. It looks cool and it doesn't hurt anything. All your treasures look great-love the bottom of the washtub. Can I come shopping with you?

jackie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Awesome finds!!! Love the boxes and shoe shelves. Is't this Summer flying by? Stay cool:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

PURA VIDA said...

what a fun post to look at! love it all!

found and sewn said...

love the zinc washtubs, perfect for growing herbs in.

Page Farm Chick said...

I found one of the racks from a local shoe factory, offered at a local "junk" store. I love it and plan to store old quilts and pillows on it in a farmhouse we are restoring. Mine has these little bitty staples all in the dowels! I'm afraid to remove them, afraid I may break a dowel. In your case, unless the glue is sticky, I think I'd leave it. Just adds to the character.

Tutti Chic said...

loving your finds laura! the shoe rack is my favorite....hope you are having a wonderful summer & YES it is SO flying by! :) chris

gail said...

great finds Laura....I'm living vicariously through you since I have been able to get to any flea markets or sales. It's for a good reason, though...busy at the inn!
xoxo
gail

Susy said...

You're a visionary Laura. You continue to inspire me. (:

Curtains in My Tree said...

I will glady take those vintage white buttons off your hands ?

Love the zinc tub and those shoe racks always looks great in a kitchen or really any room
No advice about removing the glue sure someone will know

you found a lot of good stuff ( treasures )

June said...

You found the best ever stuff Laura!!! I am all over the fry pan of bits. YUM!
hugs from here...

DaniVerdeSalvia said...

Wonderful shoe racks! To remove old glue, you can try warming it with the hair dryer and then with a sponge with some paint thinner.
Ciao!
Dani

French Basketeer.com said...

LOVE your shopping, always. The dowels are wood, right? I'd just use some really hot water on towels; let soak for a while. Won't harm the wood and usually works fine.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE those old racks Laura!!
I sold mine and am wishing I kept one for my son's room makeover that I am planning!
Have you tried goo gone? Jim used it and it worked pretty good!

TeapotsAndWhatNots said...

LOVE the "junk"! Just stumbled upon your blog, and I'm so glad I did! My mom and I are starting our own little "side business", and we're actually about to go out "junkin'" ourselves during our mini vacation. We're your newest followers! So glad to find your super cute blog with super cute ideas!

~Jillian
Teapots & What-Nots

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH MY...you DID have some wonderful finds... I love those shoe racks (be still my heart) and what beautiful patina on the keys!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

LOVE it all!!! Lucky :) Laurel

Janice@GypsyFarmGirl said...

Wow, I would love to find a good yard sale like you did! Awesome junky finds!

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Gray Branches said...

Ooooo Laura I love eeverything! Would love to have one of those shoe racks... been looking for awile.

I would start with alcohol, then nail polish remover & if that doesn't work something stronger or you could just leave it! Sounds that you are having a pleasant summer, glad your enjoying it.
Hugs
Debbie

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh Laura I love those shoe racks..think they are perfect the way they are! Enjoy the rest of your summer! x0

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

All that stuff came out of the dirt? Time to break out my shovel! Great finds!

La Brocanteuse said...

Lucky girl! Love your finds and your photographs are just as always so real and beautifully shared. Have a lovely week, hugs ,Colette

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Laura, its been awhile in my visits, but so glad I stopped in on you and your junk! Loving every bit of it, I have to say that those shoe racks are great! I have been wantin g one of sorts after seeing what a friend did with one she picked up at a yard sale.

Love all your photos they make me feel like I am looking at a magazine page :)
xx
Have a beautiful week

Dore

Evi said...

Hi Laura,
just go to HomeDepot or Lowes. They have all different removers. Buy the smallest amount and try different things. The racks are neat, and so is the zinc tub.
Hugs and kisses,
Evi
Miss you!!!!!!
Thanks for the nice comments on my latest dolls!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Laura~
You have to pop by the WhistleStop today... I was on a 52 sccavenger hunt while in Italy!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Lucky girl...........what fabulous finds!

Blessings,
Spencer