Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flea Market Finds





My day was planned.  Things to do.  People to see.  Photos to take.  Then Drats!  A flat tire on the car!  Not low, not a little deflated, but all out flat.  My wonderful son again came to my aid.  After much grunting and groaning and threatening of the little stubborn lugnuts, the tire was changed, doughnut put in place, and off down the road we went.

My dear son was rewarded with a burger, fries, and Coke, so he was quite happy in the end.

So for the second time this week, a trip was made to get a tire fixed.  Have I mentioned my favorite thrift store is located next to the auto repair place?  What do you do with yourself while the car is being fixed?  Flip through old magazines?  Watch Jerry or Maury on the television in the waiting area?  Or listen to the farmers talk about how soon the corn, oats, beans can go in the ground?  Not me!  I go digging at the store next door for more goodies. 
The Old Block House

It's a rare treat for me to get to visit the store so soon after my last visit, but I'm so very glad that I did.  Three more boxes of blue jars had arrived at the store.  If only they knew how happy these made me.




Then there were metal crates!  These are old, the tape on them was yellowed and brown, but the metal looked like they'd been tucked away somewhere, perhaps in the back of a closet, for quite some time.  What a find!  Now to find a good place for these.





The most fantabulously, superamazing, unbelievably astounding find?  Shutters.  Two old shutters, approximately five feet long.  Tickled!  I was completely tickled.  Of course, I casually asked how much they were, not wanting to seem to eager, hoping they wouldn't know how much I wanted these babies.   When the guy behind the counter answered $3 total for both I was shocked.  One way or another these were going to fit in my car.  (My youngest asked when I picked him up at school, "Mom, why are there ladders sticking out of the car?)


These will need some scraping, priming, painting, but they'll be gorgeous when I'm done.  What color am I thinking?  Aqua with some distressing to bring out all the beautiful details.  Any suggestions for uses for these?





41 comments:

  1. This is such a great site! I like the way you set this up! Great content! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

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  2. That is so unfortunate for your car but really exciting about the finds at the thrift store. I'm making a stop at one of our thrift stores tomorrow (payday!!!) and am hoping I come home with something half as good as what you've found :)

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  3. I'm totally drooling over those jars--and what an awesome thrift store--I'll definitely be back tomorrow for the giveaway!

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  4. What cool stuff. We rented a cabin that was built in 1862 for a year. I had so much fun digging for old bottles at the site that used to be their 'dump' behind the house.

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  5. Here blog hopping, and enjoyed your post! I'm lusting over those shutters and their price - divine! I've been looking for a pair that's reasonably priced for a few months. (want to make a headboard)

    Happy to follow you and see what other good finds you come up with! Enjoy your weekend...

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  6. Loving those sweet shutters! I must go to this store. Did they have any old doors by chance? :)

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  7. Thank you for joining us for the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop! I'm now following you! Please remember to join us again next Friday to find great new blogs and make new bloggy friends!

    Jeannette
    www.myadventureinmommyhood.blogspot.com

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  8. Newest follower from UBParty. Would love a visit and follow back! this is a fun hop!

    http://www.imnotatrophywife.com

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  9. Hey there! I am your newest follower from the weekend blog hop (I am one of the hosts!)!! I am trying to play catch up on all the people to follow! VERY creative blog! :) Anyway I wanted to stop by and say hello! I have three blogs I hope you will follow back if you are not already! !

    http://myowngrocerygame.blogspot.com/(blog hopping one)

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  10. New follower via Making Friends Monday Blog Hop. Hope you will follow me too @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-290-blog-hops.htm

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  11. I'm following from the Magnificent Monday blog hop! Hoping you can return the favor :)!

    http://opalstevens.blogspot.com

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  13. You have such a pretty blog! Love the giveaway too! I entered!

    I'm a new follower. Hope you can hop by and visit me:
    http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hello!
    I am following you from the Tuesday Blog Hop. I have a great giveaway this week for a handmade paper mobile, I hope to see you there!
    Anya
    http://anyasgreenbaby.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hi, I am your newest follower coming from We Don't Have It All Together:)

    Hope you're having a fantastic week!

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  16. Hi, I'm the co-host of the Middle Matters blog hop. Thanks for linking up, I'm a new follower! Hop
    over and say HI if you get a chance
    Jennifer from Just
    Wedeminute

    Beautiful jars!

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  17. Hi, I am a new follower. I love the idea of a Blogwarming giveaway!

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  18. I’m a new follower from the blog hop!

    Please stop by and check out my blog, Becca's Perspective
    when you get a chance.

    Thanks,
    Becca
    Becca's Perspective

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  19. I love finding good deals on nice "old" stuff. I wish I had the decorating savvy to use it. LOL I wanted to stop by and thank you for participating in the Get Wired Blog Hop. I am following you. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

    Vickie
    http://victoriasvoice44.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm your 200th follower!

    Hi! Following you from
    UBP! Hope you visit me
    and return the follow!
    :0)

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  21. Hi! I’m your newest follower. Please stop by and follow back when you have a chance. If you’re ever interested in a blog makeover please let me know. Take a look at my portfolio and packages when you get a chance. Hope you are having a Sweet Week.

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    Review and Giveaway Blog Directory
    Join us every Friday for our Blog Hop!

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  22. Very cool blog!

    I just found your blog through one of the Wednesday blog hops. Have a great week!!

    Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

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  23. Wow....love all of those!!! Thanks so much for linking! :)

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  24. What great finds! I'd love to see how you use them all!

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  25. Happy Stalk Hop Friday! I am your newest follower, I hope you could follow me back as well Tnx!
    clavsupclose.blogspot.com

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  26. I'm a sucker for vintage! What score! Love the shutters! Would make for a great headboard.
    I'm visiting from the blog hop and happy to be following you. Would love if you could follow me too. Have a great weekend

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  27. Well, that's one way to turn lemons into lemonade, isn't it? I'm your newest follower! I dropped in from the find new friends hop... I'd love if you'd stop by my place. :-)

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  28. Hey- thanks for your interest in the linky party at CTD, but this post doesn't feature a handmade craft using recycled/upcycled projects. Maybe try again when you make something with them, k?

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  29. Oh, we love those old jars! very pretty!

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  30. I follow you and share on facebook.
    Jacque

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  32. I'm following you from Mommy D's blog hop. :) Feel free to follow back.

    - http://mrsmamapanda.blogspot.com

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  33. I've stumbled this! If you have time I would love a stumble back! http://www.survivingateacherssalary.com/2011/04/make-your-own-ladybug-pinata.html

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  34. What a great find! Those shutters are in good shape, just need paint :)
    Stumbled your post, if you could stumble mine http://www.darcyandbrian.com/?p=2016 I'd appreciate it!

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  35. How awesome.

    I stumbled this. My post is http://booksyourkidswilllove.blogspot.com/2011/04/reading-tools-and-tips-for-pre-school.html

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  36. Thanks so much for dropping by the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop! I'm a follower and I hope you'll stop by again soon! Have a great day! :)

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  37. Remember to always put in links if you want us to go somewhere else..like your giveaway..where I am totally going next.

    Thanks for participating in Stumble Tumble Tuesday. Hoep you will return next week. Stumbled you, please stumble me back! http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/04/stop-dont-use-networked-blogs-rss-graffiti-or-any-other-feed-aggregator-to-post-on-facebook/
    The Chief Blonde

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  38. I love blue jars as well have you seen the amber jars those are another favorite of mine

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  39. What fun finds. Almost worth a trip to the repair shop!

    I stumbled you. If you'd like to check out my post it's:
    http://www.mapleleafmommy.com/2011/04/review-envirosax-bags-from-giving-gifts.html

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