Saturday, December 20, 2014

Recent Junk

 There hasn't been much time for thrifting lately but I did manage a quick trip through The Bins and found a few things.  The white necklace display stand was undamaged but quite dirty so I painted it gunmetal gray and gave it a second chance.  I had absolutely no reason to buy a crow or a baggie of golf tees but it seemed like a good idea at the time - LOL.
 One cookie cutter is missing from this vintage set but close enough!  I adore the graphics on the box.
 These old die-cuts are on a card that is marked Dec. '42.  It amazes me when something like this survives the stirring and digging frenzy at The Bins.
 A wooden hanger and a set of tiny salt and peppers for my collection.  How appropriate to find this hanger during the poinsettia season!
 Here is a close-up shot of the pretty gold edge on this velvet-lined box.  It has seen better days, for sure, but that makes it perfectly patina-ed (is that a word??) in my eyes.
Plus a few recent buttons.  These are not from The Bins, they are from Nina and Joe's.  Notice the quarter I added for scale.  These are all LARGE buttons.  The black glass one was missing the shank but I was able to repair it with a tiny eye-hook, good as new!
This holiday season has been overshadowed with family drama, a tragic loss and an intense project at the big-girl job but I did finally manage to get some decorating done last weekend.  I will attempt to take some photos in my very low-light living room so I can share in the next post.
Hope you are doing something fun today!!

16 comments:

Art and Sand said...

I laughed all the way through your post about your sentence "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

Art and Sand said...

I laughed all the way through your post about your sentence "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love the wooden hanger and the buttons.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Every girl needs a crow and a bag of golf tees. You just might figure out a way to use them in the same project. Love that old box and the Noah's Ark cookie cutters. Patina-ed is in my dictionary now.

NanaDiana said...

You always seem to find pretty good "junk". xo Diana

rush said...

I have a crow like yours, and some time ago, I purchased a baggie of golf score-recording PENCILS. Y'know, those short ones without erasers. Still have them!

vintage grey said...

Some sweet new treasures! The cookie cutters are so cute!! Love those old floral die cuts and pretty lace trim! Happy day to you! xo Heather

Gail Thayer said...

Fab finds as always my friend, of course my favorite is that poinsettia hanger (I'm weird I know!!!)

Barbara said...

That hanger is great. I'm picturing it with vintage Christmas aprons. (Or maybe Santa's suit!)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Really good finds Kathy. How neat to find a pointsettia hanger and I am amazed that the paper scrap is still in wonderful condition considering how things are heaped in piles at the bins. I hope you have a beautiful Christmas.

xo Danielle

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, you sure found some great treasures. Love the hanger too and how fun it says poinsettia on it.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday and thank you for a year of fun posts. Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You did some good digging!! I love the die cuts!! Ok, we are all waiting breathlessly for a post on the project you made with the golf tees lol!

Carol

must love junk said...

Love the Noah's Ark box! What fun treasures :)
Susan

Annette said...

You really have good luck at the bins! I love the hanger and the great cookie cutters! I hope things have settled down for you. This can be a crazy time of year.

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Kathy
I'm so sorry to hear about your tragic loss and that your heart will not be feeling too heavy over this festive time!
Thank you for sharing your new finds - love the wooden box lined in blue velvet!
Kind thoughts and Christmas blessings to you.
Suzy

Annette said...

I would have snatched up the cookie cutter set too! And maybe even the that cute salt and pepper set! I'm sorry your Christmas has been overshadowed by such things, but it's never a good time for all that to happen at once.