June 19, 2011

Junkin Finds

Before I tell you about my awesome garage salen day on Friday, I wanted to show you this wooden pulley that I forgot to post a photo of last week. I bought it at the same garage sale that I bought the Jarts at and with all the excitement over the Jarts, I totally forgot about it.


It has the greatest patina and was only $5.00. It's big too. 11" from the top to the bottom of the hook and about 4 1/2" wide.

OK, on to this week.

I found this picnic basket at a neighborhood garage sale for $3.00. They had two other picnic baskets there that I was looking at, but didn't buy. Sometimes you have to leave things for other people to have the thrill of discovering. And save yourself some cash.


I had bought a similar square picnic basket last year, so, stacked one on top of the other, they should make a nice arrangement for my 4th of July decor.

I fell in love with this extremely rusty old scale as soon as I laid eyes on it. It's a Perfection Slanting Dial Scale for only $5.00.


Did you think I was kidding about the rust? Nope, it has rust on top of rust.


I'm going to use this 12" wide enamelware bowl for 4th of July. I was thinking for potato salad.


OK, maybe a bit too rusty and chipped for that, but it would look good with a bright red geranium and flag in it. And it was only $2.00.

Did you ever buy something and then have no idea why you bought it? Meet my $3.00 yellow Pyrex 2 1/2 Quart mixing bowl. I really have no need for another mixing bowl and although I like Pyrex I don't really collect it. It is sort of cheery though and could actually be used for potato salad!


One thing I can't bypass is a blue canning jar. Four are Ball and one is an Atlas. $1.00 each.


I love these ones with the glass tops.


If you're interested in dating your Ball canning jars, this site is a good reference.

And the $3.00 shelf they are sitting on is another one of my garage sale finds. It used to look like this.


Yuck. If you think removing wallpaper from a wall is a pain in the butt, prying it off a wooden shelf ranks right up there.

I am planning on painting it at some point in the next week or so. Green possibly. Probably won't be applying any 1980's wallpaper to it though.

Linking with Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures and Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

29 comments:

  1. Wow! I love that pulley and the wonderful rich look of the wood. The scale is great even with the rust on top of the rust:-) You sure found some great treasures....as always.

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  2. I love the pulley and the scale. What great finds.
    ~Heidi

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  3. you did great! I picked up a picnic basket and some enamel ware myself this week! the potato salad will taste great in the pyrex bowl!

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  4. That pulley is the BEST!!! Great Thrifting:)

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  5. Great finds. I LOVE the pully. I have one somewhere in the garage, just have to find it. lol Love all the jars and the pan is great for a planter. All great finds. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Score! can I come with you? I never find anything good. Oh wait it must be because I always have 3 toddlers with me:) Some day! Thanks so much for the visit, I should have the pics up later this week. The fabric is on and the welt is ready, just need to glue it on and take some cute pics!

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  7. Love the canning jars and the yellow Pyrex bowl!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  8. OH lots of wonderful goodies, Pam! I especially love the wonderful old pulley!

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  9. That enamelware bowl is going to be perfect as a planter for a red geranium. The things that attract you to buy them attract me, too. I'd buy everything that you've shown us had I seen it at a sale.

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  10. Love the bowls! Bet the geraniums and flags look great in the enameled one-have fun:@)

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  11. You did GOOD! Love that pulley, anxious to see how you use it. Is the enamel bowl big enough for ice and bottled drinks? Or ice and something? Rust? PFFFFFTT! Who cares?

    Pat

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  12. Mother lode for sure! You did great!
    Hugs- Tete

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  13. Great finds Pam! I love the pulley. I buy things all the time that I don't need just because of the color. :) It is a very cheery and happy bowl. :)
    Enjoy your Monday
    xox

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  14. You did soooo well with your goodies. I've been on the hunt for a picnic basket for my sister and yours is fabulous. I can't believe all the blue jars and that they still have their lids. Very cool. Can't wait to see your patriotic decorations.

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  15. Pam- you and I have to meet up some day and hit some sales~ between us I know we should find lots of goodies! Love the pulley, girl! It was a fantastic price. It's raining again today, which is actually ok. I don't like to run the sprinkler system. Plus, I just had it fixed AGAIN- this time it was a leak. I know money just went down into the sewer on that problem! LOL One whole portion of my back yard was all mushy from where it had been leaking, plus all the rain we've had. So now you know why I'm not caring about all the rain! Take care. hugs, Sue

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  16. Great finds! I have a couple of those old pulleys from the farm when I was a kid! You don't like that old wallpaper? Seriously?! Gmmm...How about contact paper instead? xo Diana

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  17. Wow! Great finds! Very good price on everything--especially that yellow pyrex bowl. My mom always made her bread in that bowl, so I call it the "bread bowl". It's worth so much more than you paid for it. Love the pulley and the picnic basket, too! The shelf will be cute painted...

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  18. Wow, you sure have some great garage sales nearby! I am rather jealous, since around here people only sell old clothes and IKEA furniture!!

    Your finds will look especially great for 4th of July this year. You simply must plant a red geranium in the white bowl. I can just see it!

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  19. Hi Pam,
    Great finds. I have a pulley just like that, but mine has a dry, Restoration Hardware type finish. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  20. You scored some great stuff! Love the pulley and the Ball jars. Thanks for the web site info to date the jars too!
    Jane

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  21. Great finds! I love the pulley ... you could make one of those great Pottery Barn chandeliers! And I love the enamelware bowl ... I have one just like it.

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  22. The pulley is very neat Pam. I think the pyrex would be great for any salad and it very cheery. We found almost nothing for us but some "modern" stuff to sell,while garage salen, which grates on my nerves. hugs♥O

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  23. Great finds, Pam! I love the blue jars and the picnic basket. My mom has an orange pyrex bowl that she still uses all the time :)

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  24. Pam these finds are crazy. I want to garage sale with you. That pulley was a steal for $5. Love the rusty scale and enamel bowl...love it all.

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  25. You sure scored at the garage sales. I love the picnic basket and Ball jars. I can't pass them up either. And the pulley is so cool and what a great size. I love the rusty scale too! Your comment about leaving things for other people was good. I've been trying to do that too. We mustn't be greedy ... though I'm often tempted to be! Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek too. Have a nice day.
    ~Lynn

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  26. What great finds! My mom still uses that same yellow Pyrex bowl for potato salad! I love the blue Ball jars and the shelf is so cute (sans wallpaper)! You always manage to find the best stuff LOL!

    -Pam

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  27. That is a great looking rusty scale! I love the picnic basket too Pam. Good day for ya!

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  28. Wow! I just came across your blog and am your newest follower. Great finds!!!

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  29. So, I know this is super late to posting a comment but I just had to. I absolutely LOVE everything you got and I'm incredibly jealous of all of your wonderful finds. I just have to ask, what part of the country do you live? For the stuff you found at the prices you found them at...I may just move! ha ha ha

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