Sunday, June 9, 2013

Saturday at The Bins

 I have a lot going on right now and the days race by so I really needed to slow down the brain-chatter and relax.  Nothing does that for me like junking does so I treated my self to a trip to The Bins yesterday.  The great thing about The Bins is the junking can be as long or as short as you want it to be.  Since they constantly bring out new bins you are never really done.  I junked until I had my fill.
 I didn't score anything that made me jump and shout but got lots of bits and pieces.  Some, like this sweet embroidered baby dress will head off to Etsy and some will become part of something else.  Son #1 asked me to keep an eye out for a big atlas.  I am very glad The Bins sells the books by the each because that thing must weight 10#.  That little bottle with the handles (go back to the first pix for a better look) cleaned up real nice.
 A big pile of stamps that need to be soaked off the envelopes.  I thought that might be fun for The Grand.  The little velvet purse is a "possibility" for another project that is slowly taking shape.
 A nice enamel refrigerator box.  This will probably head to Etsy.  I am not sure due to the weight for shipping, though.  Should I add a water slide decal to the top or leave it original?  Opinions please!
I also picked up another doll collector book.  I have been trying to pick up reference books as I find them but I keep finding doll books and I am not a doll person.  You know that just as soon as I sell these books I will find a doll I want to look up.  Murphy's Law - lol!
 I cutter quilt for Etsy.  It has some pretty worn out spots but then also some sweet fabrics so will have to see if it can survive one more "wash-rinse-repeat".
 A vintage book about butterflies.  There are only a few pages in color but they would make really great collage backgrounds.
 I always keep my eye out for fabric scraps that I can use in my inspiration kits.  That aqua with the pink flowers is a full 2-yard piece.  The red down at the bottom is actually the top of a stack of craft felt in half a dozen different colors.  Notice that metal thing in the upper left.  It is an ashtray made from bicycle chain.  Son #2 is a bicycle guy and he doesn't smoke, other than an occasional cigar, but he sometimes has guests that do so I thought he would like this for a garage ashtray.  People think of such clever ideas.
BIG pile of paper alphabet stencils in three different sizes.  When I made the Farm Fresh sign I had to go through all of my stencils looking for the right letters in the right height and realized I am missing a lot of letters.  That put stencils on the want list and there they were.
Today will be a garden day, although I might slip away for just a short jaunt to VOA - tehe!  I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!  XO

11 comments:

Maggie said...

the beloved Bins!! You scored a great haul. My favorites are the fantastic vintage butterfly book and the scraps of cute cotton prints. I wonder what Betsy (mysalvagedtreasures)will have to say about your white enamel box...she's always transforming things like that so perfectly with simple touches. It's very cool just plain, too.

One of these days, I'm still going to post about my $1.67 Bins day.....

pam said...

love the butterfly book! Looks like a bunch of old Cracker jack/gumball prizes - those I totally covet....I love those things! Sounds like the Bins are full of surprises!

Annette said...

I sure wish I could find old quilts that didn't cost so much.
The enamel box is a great find. Maybe you could sell it with the things to embellish it like your inspiration kits.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Glad the bins were good to you. Did you make Stars as well? My vote for the enamel refrigerator box is as is. I like them plain and simple. (I embellish a bunch, but those stay true to their vintage self in my world).

Blessed Serendipity said...

Nice assortment of items as usual Kathy. I went to a rummage sale on Saturday that was a total let down so I am happy that you found some things. Are you selling your butterfly book?

xo Danielle

CATHY said...

oh my - lots of goodies. Love the butterfly book!

Andy's Attic said...

I've never been that lucky at the bins. I may need to go more often. I would leave the enamel as is. I always figure people can fix things up themselves if they want to. I really am amazed at the great variety you found.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Lots and lots of very cool goodies here. I might just leave the refrigerator dish alone and leave it up to the buyer. I love those stencils, what an awesome find!

Into Vintage said...

Dumbfounded once again with your success at the Bins. :-)

I too would leave the enamelware bare and your cutter quilt has me thinking about some of my own that I am ready to part with ...

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What neat things and a lovely assortment!! :) Happy new week! xo Holly

The Junque Seeker said...

So many fun finds! I'm adding The Bins to my bucket list, but it will be a long drive! I didn't comment on your last post, but your garden and yard are beautiful.