Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
I have wanted one of these picnic tins for years, but could never ever justify the price they would go for on Ebay. I think I even had a dream once, about finding one at a garage sale. It was sitting in a little old man's garage, holding nails and screws. Isn't that pathetic, to dream about junk?!? This one came from Ebay, and it's in really rough condition, so I could totally afford it! You can barely see the red and white stripes anymore, but that's ok. I still love it!
The addition required a little rearranging of the tins on this bookshelf. Remember, this is only a portion of my collection!
It's the most colorful spot in the house!
I was really excited that this round tablecloth and light-up snowman were both waiting for me on the 2nd day of an estate sale. Half price day too!
Those old gift tags reminded me instantly of Christmases spent with my grandparents in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. It was magical! I'm pretty sure the tags are from the 60s, because there's no barcode on it, which was invented in 1973. There's a history lesson for ya! I already shared that December angel awhile ago. She's only in the shot because I'm leaving her in plain sight so that I don't lose her when it comes time to decorate for Christmas!
A cement blue jay, bought at an estate sale in what was probably the stinkiest house I've ever been in. A combination of mold and many cigarettes having been smoked in there over a long period of time. I only darted inside, held my breath, grabbed the statue and one other thing, which I'll show you in a minute, paid and ran outside, gasping for breath!
I was shocked that I missed this cement shroom on the 1st day of another estate sale, but I did see it the 2nd day and got it for half price! Oh how I'm going to miss those flowers in this shot. We're having a hard freeze tonight.......
This Easter blow mold is the other thing I grabbed while holding my breath at that stinky sale. I was sure I would be sick the next day, as I'm very allergic to mold. Pyrex lovers might not like to read this, but if I could have held my breath for just a little bit longer, I could have grabbed a bunch of pretty pink and aqua Pyrex that I saw as I was darting towards the door. I'll do alot of things to get some good junk, but getting sick is not one of them!
I'm crazy about this little chandie, and I can't wait to hang it on the porch next Spring!~~~~~~~Well that's it for my finds. All in all, I would say that this year has been pretty awful in the junking department. I come home from garage sales feeling like I can never get back the time and gas that I just wasted. Thank goodness for the flea market, estate sales and Ebay! What about you? Has it been a good junking year for you?~~~~~I'M LINKING UP TO A NEW PARTY, "WE CALL IT OLDE". IT'S HOSTED BY DAWN AT WE CALL IT JUNKIN. YOU CAN SHARE YOUR VINTAGE FINDS AT THIS PARTY. CHECK IT OUT!