Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Junkin' Jaunt and I'm A Basket Case

Yesterday I found myself on a "Junkin' Jaunt" by accident.  I was out running errands like paying bills, getting groceries, etc...just an ordinary noneventful day.  My car just seemed to take on a mind of its own...heading to the nearest junk it could find.  LOL

And boy, was I a basket case after that.  LOL  Just look at these sweet little finds that came home with me.  This little white one is such a cutie.  Maybe it will hold soaps or lotions in my guest bath.

I especially love this pale green one with the swinging handle.

And ALL of them were only $1 each.
Lots of glassware...jars, glasses, bottles, etc.

These two in particular caught my's a label thing.  I have always been drawn to anything with a neat label.  Aren't these cool?

Look at this one up close.  There are a couple of old stickers on it that need to come off, but I'll take great care when cleaning this baby so that I don't disturb the wonderful label on this fabulous green wine bottle from Portugal.

Oh, and this little peach of a jar.  Remember, it's a label thing...just drawn to the wonderful, colorful graphics.

Oh these tiny oil lamps are too cute...and 2 for a dollar.  Yep, they went in my box too.

Then I found this little precious piece.  I'm drawn to things with children, and these are too cute...they're little angels.

Look at their little backsides.  Look how they are hugging each other.  Too sweet.  But these little cuties are going to get a makeover...yep, getting my creamy white spray paint out again.  And I'm thinking this piece will end up in my shop...but who might just need to stay with me for a bit.  I'll be sure to share them again once they get their transformation.

And my deal of the day.....
Yep, a framed cottage print.  You know how I adore cottages."  Now, here's what happened with this...  There wasn't a price on this picture, so when paying for my goodies, I asked the girl how much it was.  She quoted a price of $2.99.  Yes, I'll take it please!  But just then she dropped it..yes DROPPED it, and it broke...YES BROKE the glass!  She apologized all over herself, and said, "Well, now it's 99 you still want it?"  "Uh, YES PLEASE."  Even looked just fine when we took all of the glass out.  The frame will get a makeover too, and you guessed right if you said my creamy white spray paint again.  But this one will stay with me for sure.  I'll post a pic of it too when it has it's makeover.

So, this was my haul for the day...a grand total of $ junkin' jaunt accident that turned out to prove for an eventful day after all.

And on another note...I hit 200 Followers!  Woo Hoo!  Actually...I'm at 202 now!  Thank you all so much!

Waving from Our Back Porch,


Ozark Homesteader said...

My favorites are the oil lamps. What will you do with those?

Diann said...

Congrats on 200 followers! and it looks like you had a fun time treasure hunting!

Ann said...

The green glass bottle is neat and the cottage picture. Great shopping finds--that silly car of yours!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Congrats on making 200 followers! looking forward to seeing the makeovers of all your treasures.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

You can never have too many baskets I think! ;)
Great haul you got there!!

Rebecca said...

Great finds girly. I love the bottles so much and the baskets are fabulous!

Congrats on 200 followers.


Char said...

I am happy to be one of your followers and congratulations on hitting 200!!
What a fun day you had searching for all your lovely treasures. I am a basket weaver and can appreciate them and all the uses they bring to the home and the yard. I know you will find some fun ways to display and use them.
You are right about the picture, maybe glass isn't the best idea? Thanks for sharing, Char

Shelia said...

Congratulations on your 200 followers! I love all of those baskets!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Ooooo, I love the labels on those bottles. I'm a sucker for baskets too.

Ava said...

You now have another new follower ! Love your blog xx Ava

Michella Marie said...

Hi, my name is Michella and I'm a basket hoarder, lol!! But seriously.... I am :)) I LOVE BASKETS and they all call my name as I am walking past them everywhere I go!! I just can't help myself somtimes!! I have to bring them home with me, lol!! So I guess you can call me a basket case too!!
LOVE all your baskets and ALL your treasures you found :)) Those impromptu junkin' jaunts can sometimes be the most fun :)) can't wait to see the makeovers!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Rebecca - you are so funny! Sounds like your car has the same malfunction that mine has...? How about that?? lol! Great steals on your latest jaunt, girl! Thanks for visiting my blog, too! :)

xoox laurie


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