Monday, May 11, 2015

A Little Junking and A Little Puttering

Two days off and 3 good night sleeps plus two naps and I feel so much better!  It is amazing what a little rest can do for the outlook.  Yes, I did a little junking last week because it is what I do.  I took some pictures of the whole pile, like always, but they turned out wonky and I didn't check until after I put everything away.  You get the bits and pieces in this post.
I adore the cover on this old book.  I don't know much about books so I just buy the ones with pretty covers - LOL!  The vase is McCoy and will be staying with me for a while.
A big BIG spool of avocado green fringe because everyone needs one of those plus a new aluminum tray for my collection.
I found a bundle of these grapevine stars at The Bins a while back and thought they would look good in my pergola.  I hung them up yesterday.  Puttering. Hopefully the squirrels don't steal them like they did with the prayer flags. No, I wasn't tipping over when I took this picture.
I had one of those totally politically incorrect Indian babies when I was a little girl only mine was made even worse by a little leather loincloth and a feather headdress.
A neat old 70s cake carrier.  Funny how styles and come and go and those colors are back.
My whisk broom collection has grown to five so I hung them up.  More puttering.
Well, I said I bought 3 chair legs and I wasn't joking.  I will probably sell two because many vintage easy chairs only have fancy legs on the front.  When you turn the other one upside down it looks like it could be a stand for something.  I'm sure Betsy would have an idea!
Have you been noticing that vintage Santa and the Putz?  They seem to be photo-bombing this post.  These illustrations are from an old copy of The Lost Princess of OZ.  The binding was completely missing and many of the pages were colored on but I managed to salvage the color illustration.  The rag doll is C.R.E.E.P.Y.
I just heard a segment on the news about coloring books for grown-ups.  Have any of you tried those?  Sounds fun and I need yet ANOTHER thing to do - LOL!

15 comments:

Maggie said...

Very fun junque as usual! I especially love the twig stars out in your pergola!!

Had to laugh at your comment about Betsy and the chair leg...I was thinking the same thing! She'd turn it upside down, stick a fork in it, add some vintage bling, and make a masterpiece!!

Beth Leintz said...

Love all your finds, but I especially like your comment "I did a little junking, because it's what I do". Isn't it the truth!?

Melissa said...

What great finds!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

The pressure is on now, lol. Ooh, I do love those chair legs. An adult coloring book sounds like a fun idea. You did good!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Puttering is the best. I have the same McCoy vase...estate sale found of course.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've wished they had activity books for adults like we had when we were kids...with a variety of fun things to do. Love your fun finds! Hugs, Diane

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, love your great finds!! Coloring books for adults sounds like a fun idea. Glad you got a little sleep and feeling great!! Yes, a nap can do us good! I always need one. LOL
Hugs, CM

Art and Sand said...

Each of your posts, I try to pick a favorite. Today's fave is your whisk broom collection. How fun!

The Junque Seeker said...

Lots of fun things here! I've never seen the putz houses with glass bead roofs before. Love them!

suziqu's thread works said...

Beautiful tins, large stars, pictures and books but that avacardo green fringe trim is really calling out to me. It is beautiful as is your broom collection. I had one a while back but you know it all gets to be so much stuff in the end and we just can't keep it all.

Not sure if I've started a new black and white stitching trend - we shall see!

Annette said...

I'm trying to catch up on blogs. Just have been busy with other things. so happy for you that the big job at the big girl job is done and behind you. Love the treasures you are finding at the bins. Great idea to hang your whisk brooms like you did. I have a collection on a tray and they are stacked so you can't see them well. I may steal your idea!!

Gail Thayer said...

I just have to say.......why wouldn't they have coloring books for adults? Makes perfect sense to me too!
Love your posts!!!!

Annette said...

I have an adult coloring book that Erin gave me for Christmas! I stuck it in my desk and forgot about it, but I'm going to go color now!!

Laurie said...

I just bought myself two coloring books on Amazon yesterday as a matter of fact! After I colored those journal pages Karla sent the other day I was hooked!

Maureen said...

My Dad gave me the craziest look when I asked him for his old whisk brooms when they moved... I love them too!