Monday, June 30, 2014


Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!~~~~~~~I've been hard at work in the gardens, but I've put down my hoe and taken off my gardening gloves long enough to share some of my recent finds! 
Sam, my favorite uncle! I can get away with saying that because sadly I no longer have any living uncles. They're both banks, and were only $1 each. And although I know that the lid on that picnic tin is supposed to match the rest of the tin, it's a red, white and blue picnic tin for Pete's sake. Had to have it!
It's extremely hard for me to walk past a vintage etched mirror without buying it, and since this one was only $2, it seemed OK to bring it home. As you know, we live in a very small house, so wall space is limited. I bought the mirror having no clue where it was going to go, and in the end it landed up there above the bookcase picnic tin holder.
I think this might be the tiniest watering can I've ever seen. It's the size of a can of tomato paste, and I'm batty over it!
A concrete gnome nestling among the wheelbarrow full of hostas that need to be planted.
I want to give this purple martin house a whitewashing, and then a coat of varnish. Hopefully the bees won't take it over like they did the last one I had!
A child's shovel, broom and pink hoe, along with a pair of red garden shears and an old red dust pan.
That rusty pole to the right used to hold a gas lamp, but now it's got a vintage planter hanging on it.
I know these owl lights are meant to be summer patio decor, but they are SO going to be part of the Halloween decorations over here!
And speaking of Halloween, I found not one but two Relpo light up JOLs and that blow mold, with it's original sticker. I've got alot of that type of blow mold and should have passed it up, but that sticker really did it for me!
And last is an old Christmas bell decoration with awesome tacky flowers and an aqua Holiday thermos. I'd been hoping to find one for awhile, and it will be part of the winter/Christmas decorations on the porch. ~~~~~~~~~~~I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I plan to do alot of bloggy catching up this week, but now I need to go back outside and play in the dirt. I'll be back in a few days to share some patriotic decorations and wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!


ThrifterSisters said...

I never intended to start collecting Thermos' but somehow have accumulated a good amount of them over the last few years. That aqua one is next on my list! Holiday always seemed to make the best patterns. So happy that you are back and that you have found some good stuff!


Primitive Stars said...

I am sooooo jealous of your finds, love them, the wee watering can, broom, hoe are to cute...Great finds once again, Blessings Francine.

Annette said...

What great finds!! I adore your new little watering can. I've never seen one that small. The mirror looks good above the picnic baskets. Happy fourth of July!

Mecky said...

You found some great things. I can't pick a favorite. I like them all.

Happy 4th.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Great finds! Just love your "bookcase", lol. Sweet mirror, what is it about etched things, hard to resist. :)

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such lovely finds!! I love your picnic tin and those uncle Sam banks...too cute!! So many other sweet things you got too!! :) Happy 4th!! (: xo Holly

EM said...

For some reason that cat and jack-o-lantern blow mold is my absolute favorite. It always makes me happy to see it. I can never pass one up. Love that yours still has the price sticker. Way cool buncha stuff!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

SUPER FINDS! It's been DEAD here. LOOOOOVE the owls!

acorn hollow said...

You are so lucky I love that blue and red tin! I collect the children's gardening tools. I have a large french watering can they all stick out of like a great bouquet.

Margaret said...

Happy 4th of July! As usual, you have some amazing finds. Never pass up a blow mold!! The owl lights are awesome!! Maggie

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Uncle Sam for a buck? High five!!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love your Uncle Sam's and you are the queen of metal picnic baskets. Love the color of your latest acquisition. I have that same string of owl patio lights. Love them! They are coming up to recently acquired a-frame cottage. Happy 4th of July!

vivian said...

wow! great finds.. great prices! I love that standing uncle sam bank and the picnic tin! such fun things!
lucky you!!
have a great holiday weekend!

LBP said...

Those owl lights just sent me straight back into my past! We had those very lights strung around our shelter at the lake where we camped! I haven't thought about those for years! Great score on all your goodies.



Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi, Carol! Love the aqua thermos! ♥

nancy said...

Love your favorites items. Great finds. I bought a few garage sale items myself this past weekend and the it was an old wooden sled. Can't wait to decorate it this Christmas.Have a great summer and Happy 4th.

SueLovesCherries said...

Carol, I love the conversion of lamp pole to plant hanger! My husband has bought some of those lamps and they're sitting in the barn. Now I know what to do with them!