Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Recent Junk

 I took last Monday off so I had a long weekend but lots of catching up to do around the homestead so just a quick stop at the VOA had to suffice for a junking fix.  The glove box and the hankie under the figurine are  actually from the recent trip to California.  There wasn't much junking there since we were in the tourist-y area and things were priced accordingly.  Fun to look, though!  The shelf in the upper left corner is for my imaginary antique mall booth, as is the SWEET green napkin and place mat set. It is an awkward shape to ship.  Do you other Etsy shop owners run in to that issue and what do you do??  The two candle stands are part of the styrofoam head project that I will show in a future post.
 I think this little stepped shelf thing was for nail polish in it's previous life.  It cleaned right up and is now holding my assortment of glues in the art room.  The BIG bag of drawers pulls just had to come home with me.  Since WBC I have made a few changes on my desk and switched out a vintage Lucite drawer unit that held my pens for a wooden one that used to be on my dresser.  I'm thinking I will change out the wooden knobs for some of these but the screws don't fit so a trip to the hardware store in in order.
 I bet Betsy would know exactly what to do with these!
 This sweet little plastic girlie is marked Hong Kong on the bottom.  I have already have a similar one so...
 I think this is the start of a collection.  I don't know what they are but I call them Hong Kong Hummels.
 It has been HOT here, by Portland standards, and the Clematis put on quite a show this year and lasted longer than normal, go figure!
The purple is so bright it is almost fluorescent!


Gail Thayer said...

Kathy, love your finds! I must admit that when I see something that 'speaks' to me that I think would sell well in my shop I rarely consider the shipping part of it........sometimes much to my chagrin after it sells.
Oh well, there are some things I'm good at, guess I don't have to be good at everything.
Your clematis is indeed glorious.

Patty Antle said...

I thought the drawer pulls were buttons at first. Very nice! You found some good things and the clematis is just wonderful!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Styrofoam head project? This sounds interesting. Love that little shelf and the cute little shelf that's showing off all your yummy hardware. Oh no, the pressure is on!! What would I do? I like to attach those decorative handles to old windows, mirrors, boxes, etc.
Oh my, your Clematis is gorgeous! Love, love, love the color.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such fun new finds! You could do something crafty neat with those drawer pulls! Love your cute Hong Kong Hummels!! Those are adorable!! Your flowers are beautiful!! I bet it's lovely to walk under them!! :) Have a wonderful rest of the week!! xo Holly

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Your clematis loves this weather. Mine are blooming too, but not like yours.

p.s. I wish it would cool down.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I like that little shelf you found and the hardware too. Wow your flowers are gorgeous. They must be loving the sunshine while they can. You definitely have two green thumbs.

xo Danielle

Annette said...

Now I am curious about the Styrofoam head thing. Handy little shelf you found!! clematis is one of my favorite plants. I need to find more and get them planted. Yours is just gorgeous!!