Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
It's that time of year when the blog gets even more neglected than usual. It's gardening season! Mr. Old Glory and I have been working hard in the gardens. We (and when I say "we" I mean mostly HE) demolished one of the gardens, because it's becoming impossible for me to take care of it all. My problem is that I never met a plant I didn't like, and when you add in tons of freebies, it's downright overwhelming and not fun anymore. To all of you beginner gardeners: Keep It Small!!!
Have you EVER seen a sweeter little watering can than this one? Me either! I saw it on Etsy, added it to my Favorites and minutes later I bought it. I've never seen one like it before and knew I better buy it or have it forever haunt me as "The One That Got Away"!
Here's the back. Loooove that wheelbarrow full of posies!
A gorgeous lady head vase, with a bouquet of fantastically tacky plastic flowers blooming out of her head. Only $5 at the flea market. Normally I haggle on everything at the flea, but this time I was dumbfounded and just handed the seller a fiver and walked quickly away!
A pink lucite clock to add to my collection. Very hard to get good shots in the bedroom where the rest of the collection is, because of all the trees. Nice and sunny in the dining room!
A vintage Imperial camera, fished out of a $1 box at the flea. The Playtime water colors paint box is a find from several months ago. It was covered in paint on the outside and I don't even want to say how much time I spent, using just my fingernails, getting that paint off!
An old laundry cart, found at an estate sale. I don't know why I bought it. Our "laundry room" is in the basement, and believe me, this won't make it any cuter. I guess it falls into the category of something that I've always wanted. Not crazy about the yellow and black liner, but I know that I can always make a prettier one someday.
But wait! It doesn't necessarily have to be relegated to the dreary basement. It can hold plants!
OR, it can hold vintage linens, like that daffodils in a flower cart tablecloth which I recently found. Yes, the jury is still out on where the old laundry cart will end up....
Last up is a Napco parakeet plate, hanging on the jadeite green secretary hutch. So that's it for my finds. A pretty meager assortment for sure. I can't decide if the junking is that bad, or if I'm getting pickier. I think it might be the latter. I caught myself several times at the flea market almost picking something up, but then saying to myself: "You don't want that. The old you, the one who bought everything because she saw it on another blog wants it, but YOU are trying to lead a simpler, less cluttered life. Walk away, just walk away!". Sometimes you really need to listen to that little voice inside your head in order to be happy!~~~~~Has that little voice inside your head recently talked YOU in or out of some junk? Do tell!