Sunday, May 29, 2011

Vintage deals on a great weekend

 I had to share the fun stuff I found this morning.
I got some things I've been looking for, for a long time.
Love the vintage suitcase, perfectly aged and great metal hardware and trim.

Love the tiny metal drawer/scoop with fading chippy red paint, thinking about hanging it on the wall vertically and using it as a nicknack shelf?

I also found some great old hardware and rusty buckles etc. More supplies for artwork. I also had to get that green vintage metal paint tin on the right. I even found some old potato sacks that will be a curtain eventually.

Found these cute little cup and saucer sets, too bad the pink floral Limoges cup had a chip and the saucer doesn't go with it, but I still think it's cute in a shabby chic sort of way. I plan to make tealight candle holders out of these as soon as I find the right candle sticks to attach them to.

This is my super happy wonderful find of the day. To some it may look like a rusty piece of junk but to me it's that one piece that will make organization in my studio. I've been looking for a milk carrier large enough to put my vintage blue canning jars in for quite a while. I also found 3 more blue glass canning jars as well. Now for the big question...Do I paint it?....hmmm.....

This is a piece of an old miners lantern. When I saw it I immediately thought it would make a great hanging candle holder. I painted it white this afternoon, I'll share it tomorrow.

Also found these vintage Dixie cups. I've seen them online and always thought they were cute. I got 2 full cases of them. Now what to do with them? Any suggestions?

These were hanging on a wall full of rusty old tools and things. I don't know how I spotted them but they will be neat additions to artwork. I'm also going to make molds of them because of their wonderful details.

And last I wanted to share the tags I made last night. I think they turned out well and they were lots of fun.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

You found some really cool stuff!!
I love days like that :)
Your tags are wonderful!!


Counting Your Blessings said...

That old scooper is super cool! Thanks for sharing your French Inspiration.

Blessings... Polly
French Cupboard &
Counting Your Blessings

Barbara Jean said...

Great finds! no clue what to do with Dixie cups, but I'm sure you, or someone will have. =)
Love the idea of red scoop shelf.

barbara jean

Karen B. said...

Love your new finds and your tags are just lovely.
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Lynn Stevens said...

Cool finds, sure wish we could go junkin together, great minds. LOL
No don't paint the milk carton holder its perfect the way it is!!!

The Dixie cups? hummmm.... maybe put a rusty metal wirer handle on some, cute treat holders, collage or paint some too.
enjoy your goodies!
hugs Lynn

mammagil said...

Great finds this week! Loving all the goodies! I so wish I could be out there shopping!
Have a great weekend

shaheenmiroinsights said...

What if you made them into lamp shades and decorated them with fringe at the bottom or something. You could do a little chandelier or make a strand of hanging lights with them. I wonder if you could seal them so they would be extra safe.

Or you could fill them with little goodies and wrap them up all nice and pretty and give them away. Maybe a sachet of herbs and a card or some herbal tea bags...

But I like the lamp shade idea better :)


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