Sunday, August 28, 2011

A trove of Treasures!

Ok, I'm snoozing away on a Saturday morning, as I said before the tag sales around here have terrible all summer because of the heat. So I'm snoozing away and my phone rings, its my cousin, she says she's at a sale that has my name written all over it. Get up and get here! It was about 20 min. away she started describing some of the things she was looking at and I scampered right over there. It was a pickers delight. An entire trailer house full of junk. Snake nest and all! I managed to pull out some things that interested me a whole lot!

This is a few things I came home with!!

They had three of these old black ones I could have kicked myself for not buying all but this one was the best.

This old well pump will go out in my newest burem( spelling?)out by the driveway. I brought home about three old pulleys and love the old rope. Two wash boards for the laundry rm.

I know!!!! Look at the milk cans and oil cans. I love the big old glass jug. Didn't have a lid but I can look for one or cover it with some old cloth

This old wash tub I traded my sweet neighbor for a sink Ill show you farther down in to this post. She was going to use it to ice down soft drinks on her deck!

Another shot of the old pulleys and a great colander!

This, my cousin thought was some kind of pulley system from a track over a door or something. I'm thinking I see a hanging basket from it.

Love this old grinder, I have a plant in it now on my deck(farther on down this post) The blue caught my eye on it old gas can and this small wash tub ringer will also go in my laundry rm.

Red gas can was cool. Always pick up those Folgers cans, they work anywhere during Christmas decor. The spur looking pulley was to twist rope with? That's what the lady said. An old green enamelware wash tub has seen better days but the green is so hard to come by and I love enamelware. And finally and old gardening tool is always a find.

This oval galvanized tub is hanging on a tree in my driveway now. The bottom is rotted out. I think the grid thing is a seed separator? And a great old pump.

Love that enamelware!!!!!! I have hung some with S hooks on all my washtubs around the yard!

I found this big old flag in the bottom of a box there. It will come in handy next summer for sure!

This is an enamel light fixture. I sure want to find a place for this maybe out by the pool!

Ok, here is what I traded my neighbor for the wash tub! She has had this awhile and her son has just finished and outdoor kitchen for her. Stoned the front and cement counter tops and she wanted to go with a different look on the deck so she traded me. After I got it all decorated, Mike suggested next summer we make a water feature from the red well pump going into the sink!!! Yea, I loved that idea! I put some of the milk cans under the sink too.

Here's the old tub on the tree.

And the old pulley and rope in a wagon on the deck. I found the old oil sign at Hobby Lobby this wk. 50% off too.

And finally the old wooden grinder with a potted grass in it. I love the look. Well it was a great weekend for finds at least at that one sale. I've had fun this weekend playing around in the yard with all of it. School starts for us on Tuesday, hoping the weather starts to cool off. Have a great week everyone!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Kansas Sunflowers

I just love sunflowers, like anything else the old and ready to discard type. I hadn't found seen any sunflower fields for two yrs. until we drove out by the lake the other night and there it lay. Got the hubby's pocket knife out and ran out into the field and started cutting all I could carry back to the car. I love to use them displayed around the house for all seasons really.

These are a few drying out on the deck and with the temps in the triple digits they are drying fast!

Some from many yrs ago in an old milk jug!

I love the small ones too they look great in and old ice cream bucket in an old crate.

The tag sales have been far and few between. I hoping when the fall weather breaks people will feel like pulling all their old junk out of their sheds. I've not bought much of anything for a long while now.

Well school starts up in about a wk and a half. Kind of ready to see some little people. Taylor's dance team practices have started up for the new football season and work is keeping her busy. Mikes on vacation this wk and we have painted the new carport and it looks nice. Ill have to take a pic of that soon for you all to see. Stay cool I'm dreaming of getting my fall pumpkins down!!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sit A Spell

I picked up a few old metal chairs the other day. The tag sales have been terrible lately. I think its the weather, I mean who wants to have a sale when the temp is 110. Thats what its been here in southeast Kansas. But one morning the Mike called home and he had been listening to open line. Its a local radio station that you can call in to sell any item or if your looking for an item to purchase. He called me tto tell me someone had four old metal chairs for sale for $40. I tried the number many times and just got a busy signal. So I cross referenced the number and headed for the address across town. The guy hadn't sold them yet and so I bought them! I love the old blue one!

The yellow one matches the glider. All for $40. I haven't found a home for them in the yard as of yet. It is just to darn hot to do anything outside but be in my pool! Somedays I spend 3 hrs out there. I know I shouldn't be in the sun that long.

Don't you just love the colors!!!!

And the rust!!!!!!!!

I did spend a few minutes on the deck this evening, the hummingbirds are back. They were here and left and in just the last few days Ive seen about three of them fighting for nector. I have two feeders right in front of my kitchen window. And if you sit real still they will come up even as you sit on the deck!!!

Mike came home with this boat the other day. You never know woth my husband what he will be pulling into the yard on any given day. I was hoping to be in the water with it already but he has to replace the motor mounts on it. So for now it sits under the new carport. Well Ill have to take a picturre in the morning of the huge tree that fell almost on top of my pool this evening. Its huge, more pics tommorow!! Have a great evening.