Saturday, September 6, 2014

Junky Weekend - The Sunday Edition (LAST Sunday)

I made a second pass through the digger sale on Sunday, to see what had been revealed.  There was still plenty to rescue.
Most of the sewing notions came home in boxes and poke sacks that included a lot of random junk I have already edited out for these pictures.  Some junk really IS junk.
You already know I like creepy and this guy ranks pretty high on the creep scale.  It is a miniature Brahma Bull TAXIDERMY.  It looks and feels like real hide and you can see all the tiny stitches holding it together.  Obviously this isn't real taxidermy since there were no miniature Brahma Bulls so I have no clue what it is but it will get a place of honor on my shelf of curiosities.
This might just be my favorite find - a vintage donut maker. No, I will not be trying it out.
These musical birdies are not especially old since they run on batteries, not wind-up.  I haven't cleaned them up and tested with new batteries yet but adore them even if they don't work and will be adding them to my collection of birdies.
A pair of velvet pictures including dog hair at no additional charge and two big slat and pepper shakers for glitter.
I thought the pack of pretty hinges was interesting because I didn't know Coats & Clark made hinges.  More about that old Skippy jar later.  Laurie, the box of cupcake picks is already in the Ethel box.
A slew of random sewing tools.  Does anyone know what those curly plastic hooks in the upper left corner are for??  They are shaped like some metal Christmas Tree hangers I have but they seem too thick for that purpose.
Yes, I came home with a bag of old plastic vegetables.  The plastic cracker holders work perfect for Washi tape storage.
A wooden silverware tray that I stuffed the carded notions in to as I sorted.  The avocado green thing in the back is a vintage napkin holder that is holding a bobbin box at the moment.  The round picture on the left is a wall plaque.
This was my favorite find in the sewing trims.  I have never seen this before.  Peace and love!!
I couldn't resist the title on this book.
The music box was a treat for myself from the VOA on the same day.  I remember my Grandmother having something similar sitting on her dresser.  Now I have one sitting on mine.
This piece of paper is taped to the bottom and is probably the name of the song it plays.
Here is the spine on the book.  Whatever happened to the practice of making a book attractive even after the the dust jacket is long gone...
Big pile of lace aka big pile of work for myself.
There were lots of these home sewing labels strewn through the poke boxes.  Thank you, June, for saving all these wonderful treasures for someone to gather and love!
Now about that Skippy jar.  Of course, the old jar is neat but inside there were a bunch of those paper sewing bobbins I often find.  I always just assumed they fit some brand of sewing machine.  Now I am wondering if they were intended for this little basting device (or something similar) since you can clearly see one inside the tool.  Anyone know??
This woman collect spoons, maybe hundreds of them.  I got caught up in the feeding frenzy and had to poke through the boxes and ended up coming home with a tiny instant collection.  I was mostly interested in the display racks because I have been seeing them re-purposed for hankie display lately.  I picked up a tall one that isn't pictured plus this small one with the pretty carving at the top.  I had in mind to paint it white.
After bringing it home and discovering this on the back side, I am not sure I can bring myself to paint it!
No junking this weekend except maybe the VOA.  I didn't even look at the sales so I wouldn't be tempted.  If you stuck with me through this very long post - thank you!


Lynn Viehl said...

The curly plastic hooks look awfully familiar. They're too big to be punch bowl cup hangars -- my guess would be drapery or shower curtain liner hooks from the 70's?

The bobbins in the jar look like prewounds to me, which I've seen on two types of spindles: plastic or cardboard. The cardboard variety were for some sewing machines that didn't like plastic bobbins because they were too slick. If the bobbin in your basting awl tool is of standard machine size, it could likely be swapped out for a prewound bobbin.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm so happy you didn't discipline yourself when it came to this haul. Oh my, you're going to be a busy girl. I'm laughing at those little dolls sitting in the cracker holder.

Annette said...

Oh my goodness, what a haul. So many treasures!! Love the peace and love. Very unusual. The book is great...title and graphics. No clue from me on the curly things or the bobbins. I do, however, really like your birdies. Hope they sing for you.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

All I can say is Holy Cow! I don't know where you put it all..... even while waiting for some to sell :D

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Sheesh, I missed a good digger sale! Who had this one? I think the plastic hooks are shower curtain hooks. Good finds!

p.s. My Ethel box thanks you.

P White said...

O.k. I'm super jealous of the cupcake toppers and the birds. We have some hinges like that in my house. Finding items like that sometimes takes me years of scouring to get. I always try and replace the newer stuff in our house with older since it's almost 100 years old now! Great finds , I live through yours lately bc it's too darn hot here to go,out!

Beth Leintz said...

Holy Junk Batman, you really scored. Im still chuckling about your comment, "some junk really is junk"....yes, it is!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Wow! What a fun batch! I love the donut maker thingy. But unlike you, I would totally be trying it out right away! LOL But then, what if it works wonderfully and I found that I could easily make donuts at home. That would be bad. Hmmmm. Maybe you are right to leave it be!
Erica :)

rush said...

Perhaps the clear plastic curly things are used to hold a tablecloth onto a table on a windy day, like at a picnic. They look springy enough to use on tables of various thicknesses. Thank you for letting me see your junk again. My girlfriend and I needed sleep more than going to the garage/yard sales this morning. But, we're troopers and will try again next Saturday! Cooler weather will certainly help here in southeastern NC!

BethBoothe said...

Love to see what all your treasures ;)
It's almost (ALMOST) ;)
as fun finding the treasures myself to see what everyone is discovering at sales!!!!! Esp. when I hear you all say that you find this and that by "digging!" I am a digger too,
Oh, to find that "PRIZE" in a dusty old box, or in a pile of fabric, under a table of goods, in a forgotten drawer, etc!!!!!!! Dreamy!!!!!

Tami Hacker said...

I want to come junking with you!

Blessed Serendipity said...

You got a lot this time. I haven't ever seen peace and love lace before. You found quite a bit of sewing trims. I have seen those animals before. He is really neat. Hope you have a good week.

xo Danielle

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, you hit the jackpot with your haul. Love it all and I remember that little skippy jar. Great find for the spoon rack. I always look for those too and have repurposed so many for hankies and little spoons I lost count.

Have fun and a great week ahead.

Melissa said...

WOW! Lots of great finds!

Annette said...

Wow, what a variety of junky goodness! I love finding little bits of 'real people' like the back of the spoon rack. I wouldn't be able to paint it either!

CATHY said...

oh my - I thought you were giving us a tour of a store and then I see this is all yours! that animal is creepy!

Maureen said...

Ha! Lucky Laurie to even get goodies from you! When I saw that photo I thought of her too! Love the spoon holder - no, I couldn't paint over that either!