The day before I went to Baragins Galore on 64, we cleaned out the car and laid the seats down flat "just in case". I mean, you never know what you might find to buy. Then, that afternoon, a fellow junker invited Lara and I to come pick her cast-offs. Now, if I have any cast-off's, it is JUNK. Broken, dirty - no longer good for a damn thing. But, luckily I have been able to pick cast-offs that were way better than some of the junk I go LOOKING for on the weekends! Lara bought a bunch of small furniture and some other things - perhaps she will blog it soon. I knew I was leaving the next morning to go to ALL THE yard sales, so I was trying to not buy much. But, then the picking fever hit and well...here you go. Besides, if you see good junk and you have cash in your pocket - you better buy it.
I got a cutter tablecloth, some marquee letters that Lara found and put in MY pile and now I feel like a heel about it...... and a few other things.
This old storage organizer was without drawers when I found it and it thought it would be great to hold flash cards. Lara and Paula convinced me to take the drawers too - just in case I needed them someday. OKAY.
This nice tall hanging rack is right up my alley. I love old display stuff, not sure why or what I will use it for - but for $4.00 - I snagged it. I am thinking Vintage Christmas goodie bags at the Junk Ranch. I got a smaller tabletop one too. Love my display stuff......
Now, you know my love of old handmade baskets. This one is a doozie. HUGE. It filled up the back half of the car! I have never seen one SO BIG. I have no place for it, but yet, I could not seemingly leave it. It will be great for a display. Or maybe I will sleep in it. HA. That coloring book is one of those giant ones you have to lay on the floor to color - about two feet tall.
Fun old Santa. He has a few worn spots, but don't we all?
This old handmade bird cage is fantastic. I thought Lara was going to buy it, but she passed so I swooped in on it. It's really tall - about three feet or more. I think it was red, but it's a faded out sort of pinkish color now. RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. It must surely go to The Junk Ranch. SURELY!
I also bought an old metal door off an old cabinet to use as a memo/magnetic board that is pretty cool.
And, that very morning, I had made a shopping list and written "Roll of cork" on it for a project. And what do you think I bought?????? THREE rolls of CORK. Ta Da!
I'm ashamed to tell you that I only paid $18.00 for all of this goodness plus things you aren't even seeing. I take that back. I am not ashamed! Thanks for a fun night, Paula!
*Stay tuned...There's a Day After post too. I'm Junk Drunk over here.