As promised, here are photos of the goodies I brought home on Monday. Please forgive my photography ... sometimes it works but sometimes it doesn't : (
The first store I visited was the big junk shop over in the next town. I didn't find anything I hoped to find there but I did find some things of interest. These first 3 photos show an old oak chair I bought to use with my treadle sewing machine. I had been using a dining table chair so the table looked rather odd without it : ) Please take a look at the second & third photos & tell me if you've ever seen a chair with this type of metalwork. There were 2 of these chairs at the store & both had this same metalwork. It wasn't added afterward to shore up the chair because as you see in the third photo the outer corners of the legs have one of these metal pieces coming through it from the bottom of the chair, corner to corner, & then it's sort of bent down to follow the lines of the corner. The big screw in the center of the metalwork looks as if it was used to tighten & pull this corner metalwork in toward the center. ???
These are the other goodies I bought at the junk store ... a grey graniteware pan, an old sifter which I am planning to use in a crafting project, & an old child's snow shovel. The cobalt glass canisters are a birthday gift for my favorite aunt : )
I really liked this little prim fence & thought it would look nice maybe somewhere in the foundation garden or even in my butterfly garden.
I've been looking for a nice big enamel wash basin to hang in my bathroom. This one would've been perfect except the bottom side is really in bad shape. I decided to get it anyway to use outside as a planter. There's another old sifter for an intended craft project, a nice little crock, a cookie cutter, 2 small gray graniteware bowls for craft projects, & hooray! A watering can! Someone (sorry, I can't remember who) just posted a bunch of photos the other day of all her watering cans & I jokingly commented that I have been looking for them & haven't found any & now I know why ... she's bought them all! Well, she didn't get this one ... lol!
I really thought this picture was nice. It reads "Happy moments ... priase God. Difficult moments ... seek God. Quiet moments ... worship God. Painful moments ... trust God. Every moment ... thank God." I thought it was such a nice picture & such a beautiful sentiment. The print is by Donna Atkins. Just what I needed ... another picture. You'll see why in a bit : )
These items were really neat. The stitchery on the left reads "Remember me" on the top but it got cut off in the photo. Next is an old child's metal cake pan with a blackened beeswax "cake" inside. I fell in love with the old scoop made out to be like a little shelf with the prim black cat & mini gourd on it. The pipberry ring I bought to put around the candle I showed you all the other day. Unfortunately it hides about half the candle ... lol! If I use it for that purpose I'll have to put something under the candle to raise it a bit : )
I'm really a sucker for trees. I walked in the door & saw this primitive patriotic tree & asked "is this for sale?" Becky, the owner, said "you want the whole tree?" & I said "yes" so she gave me a good price : ) Unfortunately on the way home it got a bit roughed up so I took it all apart & re-did it. I'll leave it up for the rest of the summer. Now I'm thinking I'll have to make or find me a fall tree : )
I was really excited to see this old push mower!!! The Americana banner was hanging on it & I figured I'd take that too ... something to decorate the mower for the season : )