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.

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.

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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    Love the canning jars and the yellow Pyrex bowl!

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  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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?


  6. says

    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

  7. says

    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.

  8. says

    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

  9. says

    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

  10. says

    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…

  11. says

    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!

  12. says

    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

  13. says

    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.

  14. says

    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.

  15. says

    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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