I'm going to put it on my porch. It's no secret that I like stuff. I tend to like cute things in the house and rusty old stuff outside. Last weekend I pulled everything off the porch, power washed the house and porch (It needs more, but I did it good enough for now) and put out all my summer junk.
I have a lot of weird oddball things - but all together it looks cohesive. At least to me it does. I like it. I like to use a lot of red things to tie it all together and layer junk upon junk.
I got this metal rack at Hobby Lobby years ago. I would rather have a vintage piece, but I haven't found one yet. It needs to be sturdy to hold the weight off all that metal stuff.
My old garden clippers are one of my very favorite collections. I love finding new old ones adding them to the old toolbox. There are so many wonderful chippy old colors. Lara found a PINK set of clippers once, so I know they exist. Someday I will add a PINK set to my collection! The Bean has always said we are so careful to lock our doors, yet we keep a box of weapons out there! There is a pitchfork and a scythe in the mix too.
I bought this cool old tool caddy with the intention to sell at the Junk Ranch. Well, I really didn't appreciate how incredibly AWESOME it was at the time. I know it looks pink it the photo, but it's really more red - a faded red. But, still red. I had a mishmash of odd metal things in my storage. Old springs, claw feet, edger wheels, wire, horseshoes and on and on. I filled up the cubby and I LOVE IT. Now I can see all my treasures!
The tall locker was a great $5.00 yard sale find many years ago. I love the old patina on it. The dollhouse was $2.00. I tried to sell it at the booth, but there were no takers. So, now it is a fancy birdhouse for a nest of noisy baby birds. The old windows have been hanging there for nearly 20 years.
Do you see the milk stool? The coal scuttle? The sap bucket? What about a bicycle wheel and an old milk crate? Don't forget the huge cowbell (or two) and the double "SS" which I now see is backward. :(
The red metal cart is supposed to go to the Spring Junk Ranch. BUT WILL IT? The croquet set is from the yard sale at the D*ggar house. The cowbell was in The Breadman's grandma's barn. We found the sections of picket fence in the dumpster.
Let's not forget to mention the giant "S". Love that "S".
*The shoes all went inside. We don't decorate with shoes.
I love all the colors, the patina and the history of each item. I might keep every single thing and then again, I might sell half of it in time. That''s the fun part of junking. Keep it forever or enjoy it for awhile and pass it on. For right now, I'm enjoying it all.