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.


{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 B. 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.

Carolyn said...

Great finds! I especially love the old scales.


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

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

The Old Parsonage 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!

memakingdo said...

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

Elle Jay Bee 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!

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!

V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

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


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!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Definitely fab finds!

Jocelyn 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.



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