4.15.2013

Discoveries





Lately I've been keeping my nose to the grindstone...
so I haven't ventured out much...don't want too much distraction keeping me from projects at hand...








But when I saw the ad in the Friday paper for a church rummage sale, I figured that I could spare a few minutes...

This is what I love about living in a smaller community...this local church has a sale every year...I've been going for some time...I always seem to find something of interest...and its only a couple of blocks away from my house...I went this year in search of canning jars...of which there are usually boxes of jars...but not this year...I guess that idea of using a mason jar for every possible use but canning is catching on...







Although I did find a few other items...

I actually found three of the vintage muffin tins...some might be used for altered art...at least one I'm filling with potting soil and planting grass seed into each compartment...I always like a little greenery in the house and these six little green mounds will be perfect in a couple of weeks...

I love the texture of the peat pots...they might have something planted in them...
or maybe turned into another project...






































The four linen napkins have exquisite texture...heavy weight linen with a finely executed pulled thread
embroidery motif...I'm in awe of such delicate handiwork...

the miniature strainer...old metal married with weathered wood...need I say more...






































The French glass canning jars have already been put to practical use...one is holding sunflower seeds...
the other one, dried lentils...






































And this was not the sum total of my purchases...I also picked up a heavy duty vintage colander, a roll of tulle, two vintage kitchen utensils and a sweet lily of the valley linen tea towel...all for under $5...as the elderly women were packing my items into my bag, I explained what I was doing with some of the items...they especially liked the idea of using the roll of tulle as "ribbon" for wrapping presents...and were impressed that I had brought my own recycled bag to carry home my purchases...their parting comment was, "We like the way you think!"  It made my day!

Did you go out junking this past weekend?  what did you find?


16 comments:

  1. I didn't go th is weekend but I'm going Wednesday to a little town down the road called Cuero. You found lots of good stuff but most of all I love how you described and really noticed the qualities of each find. You seem to really pay attention, and I love that. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wonderful things! Beautifully photographed! Who could ask for anything more!!! Great post!!

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  3. Great treasures Amy, Love the pictures.

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  4. Good score, glad you could walk there and bring your own bag! I too junked a bit. Just bought a metal drawer out of an old kitchen queen for a buck and a half. Not sure what I will do with it....heehee.

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    1. ok...I know what a metal drawer is...but at a loss for what a kitchen queen is - a fridge? And believe me...I know all about buying stuff that I don't know what I will do with it...but eventually I find a use!

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  5. Congratulations on a rummage sale good haul.
    Your post is a lovely reminder that yard sale days
    will be soon upon us here in the Northeast USA.

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  6. Love your finds - the peat pots are awesome - and I love the strainer!! The linen is fantastic as well - but I have 6 of these and when I put them out I realise why they made paper ones - but i can't resist the nostalgia (they were my mum's anyway) so that completes the pict - will look forward to seeing what you create!!

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    1. thanks Wyn...I too just love the texture on the peat pots...and they have a tiny hole on the bottom...thinking of what else I could do with them besides planting....thanks for stopping by - glad I could stir up some good memories for you...

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  7. Church rummage sales are my absolute favorite!! Prices are always good and I always find something old and interesting. You found some great stuff....love the muffin tins!!
    Jane

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  8. Love those tins! I did find an old camera that has two shutters. I'll have to do a blog post about it.

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  9. Hi Amy, I love the old muffin tins, and to get three of them. Good for you! As for rummaging around, since I live so far from much of anything, I can just rummage through you! Between your photos and words, it all comes alive, even the 'elderly women'. A most wonderful, warm image. Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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    1. thanks Emilou...you are always welcome to "travel along" with me!

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  10. Beautiful finds, Amy...love the design on the muffin tin! I had one good find this weekend...a shopping cart!

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  11. Once again you've inspired me. I love the muffin tin idea, especially such beautiful tins. Great photos too!

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  12. I'm wondering about kitchen queen too. What a lot of lovely loot you found - those muffin tins are gorgeous. Your photography as always is beautiful.

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