10.15.2009

Rainy day antiquing...

I'm fairly melancholy today, hearing of my friend's son and the drone of raindrops and wind.  Gray skies and drearyness seemed somehow appropriate, but I decided I needed to get out of the house and be alone with other people at least in my line of vision.  I decided to tackle the antique shops that I knew about in my town and had never visited.  I saw some lovely things, some extremely overpriced things, some junk I wouldn't even glance at in a thrift store, and a few things I didn't think I could live without.  Here's what I came home with:

An old black rusty scale and some of those whatchacallers apples that are all lumpy and bumpy.


A vintage, chippy wicker vase thingy, which I flipped upside down and placed a $2 dried gourd on top:


Hard to see the colors, but it looked to have been pained pale yellow, then a pale aqua...beautious.


Old beat-up tool carrier.  Bliss...I'd been looking for one to store pencils and rulers and sissors and so forth in the area where my kidlets do homework.


Super long gourd that I couldn't pass up, and didn't want to separate from his fat sister. Fab or what!



In all, I feel like it was a productive jaunt, but I sorely wish there were more junk shops.  I hear there are a few more places in town to try, so maybe next week I'll venture out again.
EDITed to add that I'm linking up to Flea Market Style's first linky party "I'm a Fleamarketeer"
and Junkin' Monday over at Nice and Easy Antiques.

17 comments:

northern cottage said...

so you found some serious goodies --- good deals have a way of making us feel a little better cheerier! I LOVE that you turned the basket thing upside down - simple but genius display piece!

Jane said...

Those are some Fabulous Finds Cindy! Love em!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

Don't forget Frugalicious Friday! :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Cute finds! Love the skinny gourd.
Cass

Carolyn said...

Great finds! I especially love the old scales.

Carolyn

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love your scale.. i've been looking for one too! thanks for sharing & have a great weekend!

Leann said...

Hi Cindy

We are kindred spirits, I have the similar scale:)
And I am looking for an old tool caddy (for me).

I just became a follower, so I'll be back to visit often. Enjoy!
Leann

Audra said...

I-Love-Your-Scale! I have serious scale envy over it. What an amazing find, all of your finds are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Great finds! How fun it is to find such great items!

Restyled Home said...

That tool carrier is a real gem! You will be able to do so much with it, for every season.
Great finds!

Thanks for joining the party!
Linda
http://fleamarketstylemag.blogspot.com

Jill said...

That long gourd is called a dipper gourd. We planted some this year but they didn't get that long. The idea is that when dried, you cut off half of the end---and you have a dipper! Nice finds too!
Nice to meet you (I have six kids too, but no homeschooling--wow--my hat off to you. I understand why people do it.)

Claudia said...

Love that long gourd! And the tool carrier is fantastic!

Gypsy Brocante said...

I'm soooo digging that tool box ... fantastic!!

xo
Jill

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Why pick one? We are digging it all!!!
Clara & MArcela

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

That tool carrier is fabulous! LOVE the patina & wear on it! Happy Junkin'!

Ki said...

I've never seen a gourd quite like that! Love the tool carrier. I could use one of those on my desk. I get very crabby on dreary days...I too, find a little junk picks me right up!
Peace,
Ki

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Definitely fab finds!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow great scale and tool carrier. It's been fun finding new bloggers that love the treasure hunt as much as I do.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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