11.12.2012

The metal addiction deepens

 

 

Though I have a love affair with metal...especially rusty old metal, not all varieties qualify...the example seen here caused me and the Southern Man no shortage of grief last week...a leaking bathroom faucet - that leaked no matter what we tried - until we finally gave up, bought a new faucet and convinced our handyman friend down the street that we needed help - and he replaced the faucet in no time at all.  A word of advice to any young person searching for a path in life...become a plumber!



The Queen of Junk, Shelley Holm, has been writing a great series of posts over at her blog, From the Attic to the Gallery, all about how to buy and sell junk metal at the local recycler.  She was making a trip on Saturday...I tagged along so I could learn firsthand from the pro...and to gladly toss the object of my disgust on the metal heap.  To my surprise, Shelley wanted the dreaded faucet...who knows what it will turn into...

It was a sunny but chilly day...perfect for digging around the mud and the metal.  I was very discriminating in my choices and limited my selections...I truly am trying to diminish my horde of junk...but here you can see Shelley checking out the 1952 Ford truck...she's going back to disassemble the doors and use them in a future project...
I can't wait to see what she creates...I have to agree that I love the color and patina of those doors...



























We looked through the steel pile, the copper pile and the brass pile...






















from the massive to the miniature, they have it all...
And just so you are clear...there's no trash...
























only treasures...























 
 
 
 
Shelley got the clock...but here's a look at my treasures...
 
 
 
 
This hammered copper vase has "Dorothy" inscribed on the front... mmm...might be a return to Oz collage in the future...
And who says you can have too many well-loved silverplated trays...or brass stencils...certainly not I...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The orange metal box used to hold drill bits...just might hold a holiday gift next...the garden nozzle will be a welcome addition to my nozzle collection since I don't have one like it...and the others bits will most likely appear in upcoming creations...

























So happy to have an enabler for my metal addiction...
now that I know where the metal junkyard is, will I be able to stay away...

5 comments:

  1. You are absolutely right...no trash...all treasures! What fun!!!

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  2. Oh gosh that would be fun. I've wondered if I could go to the junk yard in the neighboring town to buy but have never checked it out. I really have enough here already! And, those drill bit cases....one of my favorites! They look like houses! I have a couple but haven't used them yet.

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  3. Lots of eye candy here...the hammered copper vase is really special!

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  4. oooohhhhh...I LOVE all of it!! Be still my heart..the clock, the truck, your copper vase..oh my.. You have found the honey hole!
    xo
    Cindy

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  5. Hey you!!! I had a ball Saturday. Thanks for going. I did go get both doors and the tail gate. SCHWEET!!! Don't worry! You'll be back :) !!! OH! I have a present for your sister! Bring a small truck! LOL! Shell

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