Sunday, November 23, 2014

Junk and Inspiration

 First stop on my Saturday junking was the Plucky Maidens Junk Fest.  On my way there I saw a sign for an estate sale so I made a stop there on my way back and then swung in to Division Street Antiques to see if they had any Christmas out yet.
 Plucky Maidens is all about inspiration, for me.  I visited Magpie Ethel for the pink reflector flower which I am planning to use on the top of my tree this year and a couple of pink bottle brush trees to spruce (he he) up my little deer collection for the holidays.  I also found two tiny bottle brush trees for a project I am working on.  My indulgence was the empty watch case.  I want to do some kind of vignette inside it but it has to "steep" on my desk for a while until I figure out just what to do.
 The estate sale looked like a bust when I got there but I managed to scrounge up a shoebox full of fun little bits and pieces.  I was especially happy to find all those old-style Altoids tin.  The ones that start out with paint on them always seem to patina better than the reproduction ones.
 The flower globe, postcard and doily are from Nina and Joe's Division Street Antiques.  They did not have Christmas out yet but Nina said they would be working on it today and tomorrow.
Some fun little vintage office supplies and I am always delighted to find original Dennison.  90 for 30¢, those were the days!
My favorite part of Plucky Maidens is all the vintage inspiration!  I saw one of these at the show and remembered I had seen one at Nina's so headed straight for it when I got there.  I had one years ago but seem to recall that it was plastic and not as big as this one.  The flower frog in the bottom unscrews and comes out. It is a project in progress on my work table.  I'm sure it isn't a big mystery to those of you who know me but I will show it in my next post.


must love junk said...

Fun stash! I'm sure your project will turn out so cute!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's fun to use vintage things for holiday creations. I love the little bottle brush trees! Hugs!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm sure you'll be creating something wonderful with that dome. I would have grabbed that watch case too, so many little possibilities there!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great to see you of course! Appreciate the update on J&N....sloooooowwww

Art and Sand said...

It looks like you will be busy.

My favorites are the little forks.

I bought a couple of bottle brush Christmas trees, but I am not sure how I will use them.

We just found out that there is an estate sale around the corner with everything half off today and I had planned to go to the quarterly flea market at the fairgrounds today. But, we are hosting our son's future in-laws for Thanksgiving and so instead of shopping, I spent 4 hours in the garden trying to whip it into shape.

Maureen said...

Awesome Kathy! Can't wait to see what you create with these new goodies.

Annette said...

Always love your fun finds. I didn't make it to Plucky this time. I went down to the Salem area to the Four Friends Sale. Best to go to that on Friday night but still found a few things.

Beth Leintz said...

I'd say any junking day with some vintage Dennison and a cool globe is a good junking day.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What fun finds!! Love the pocket watch, and can't wait to see what kind of cuteness you put into it!! The dome will be so fun too!! :) Happy Thanksgiving!! xo Holly

Laurie said...

You hit the jackpot with the tiny frog in a globe, and those Dennison labels! Wowza.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

You sure scored some wonderful items for creating. Great finds!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Marrianna said...

My favorite are the vintage Altoid tins, or maybe there is only one. I couldn't tell. Great finds! Lucky you.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Into Vintage said...

Sorry to have missed you at Plucky but hope to see you at Monticello soon. ;-)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, Nina and Joes never seems to fail you! like you, I always seems to scrounge around and find treasures even at the end of estate sales. Love that glass globe, you have us on the edge of our seats waiting for your next project!

Happy Thanksgiving