Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Week in Junk

 I'm still here and still digging for buried treasure but I haven't been very good about taking pictures this week because my work table is covered with Christmas.  If you follow me on Instagram you have already seen the goodies above.
One of the canisters is missing the lid so it will be added to the collection on my potting bench.  The Christmas hatbox is also missing the top but I might be able to use it to corral stuff in the booth.  If not, it will certainly make sorting prettier! I was delighted when I found three pieces of chalk ware because I rarely run in to any.  The Infant of Prague sold right away. The tray is a huge 16" diameter, hand painted Japan.  I am never sure if this stuff is called paper mache or composite because it seems like a combination of the two.  Anyone know the proper name?
 This is the Friday junk.  I pushed the Christmas mess to the side and cropped it out.  The magic of photo editing - haha!
 The pincushion was added to my collection and I might just keep that old jar wrench for a while.  It seems pretty handy.  The old Christmas lights don't look like they have ever been used and I like the box.
 When I first spotted the storage box it was missing the top 6 drawers so I passed on it.  About four bins later I spotted a couple of the drawers so I dashed back and grabbed the cabinet.  I dug and dug in the second bin and managed to come up with all of the missing drawers.  I always wonder how things that go together manage to land in separate bins but it happens quite a bit.
These buttons were the same story.  I found a couple of tight tops in a bin so I knew there was old sewing stuff there which always prompts me to dig deeper.  I moved to the next bin and spotted another old button so ended up digging clear to the bottom in both to rescue this handful.  The junk jewelry was found inside the tin.
Now back to that Christmas mess.....8+)


Beth Leintz said...

Your adventures in junking sound so familiar. Digging for the othrt drawers, digging for the other earring, digging for the matching button. It's just what we do lol!

Beth Colvin said...

The little drawer storage unit is so cute. Did you sort through the jewelry tin? I wonder if any real gold or silver snuck it's way in there? The thrill of the hunt!

Art and Sand said...

I always love looking at your finds and choosing a favorite.

Tonight's favorite is the pincushion because of the memories it evokes.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You always find the best stuff digging through those bins. My favorite is the tin full of junk jewelry. Did I say junk?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that neat Bible Story book. I saw some buttons this week but they were way too expensive. I thought of you though! heehee! Hugs!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

You always find the best stuff!! Love the tin full of jewelry.
Have fun this week! xo

Laurie said...

Oh! A tin of old jewelry...and buttons! So worth digging for!

suziqu's thread works said...

Digging, diggiging, digging seems really worth the persistence finding all the bits that go together. Love those little drawers and all your jewellery pieces and buttons Kathy. Yes I can see how much sorting you have to do while I try to create
for Christmas!