Monday, December 14, 2015

The Week in Junk

 A few fun finds from the past week.  We all know I have a weakness for suitcases so no surprise there.  The wooden hanging shelf in the back is sitting on its side for the photo.
 The suitcase is filled with lace ruffles.  The pictures in the frames are ugly but I adore the Italian frames.  The book is a vintage French children's book. I translated the title and it is The Wooden Tiger, or something close to that.
 I used a food mill like this when I used to can back in "the day".  My mother and I just called it a Foley.  I'm sure Foley probably made something besides food mills.  Mine didn't have these pretty red wooden handles. Two strands of pink glass garland.  I'm pretty surprised that I'm still finding Christmas.
 I dug and dug in hopes of finding a mate to the insulated mug but only one was to be found.  I adore the color!
 A box of adorable note cards.  Click this one bigger so you can read them.
 Plastic Christmas do-dads.  I have been bagging them up and people seems to like the little bags.
Three rolls of very vintage Christmas paper.  I rarely find it and was delighted when I spotted these.  It is similar to tissue paper but thicker.
Junking is one of my happy places so I hope you are finding time for some, too!

7 comments:

Melissa Stanley said...

Ooo! So many fun little treasures. The wrapping paper is my favorite!

Mary Root said...

I love all the amazing goodies you find! Especially Christmas! Do you find everything at the Bins?? I haven't been in years and am itching to go! (o;

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So many fun goodies to see! LOVE the fabulous pink glass garland and the suitcase!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, you found some great treasures. Love the vintage Christmas ornaments and the gift wrap is awesome.
Hope you have done well in your booth for the season.
Merry Christmas xo

Curtains in My Tree said...


I like that red plastic hanger for some reason and the box of cards are cute with what they read.
I found some vintage Christmas paper this week for the first time in sheets not a roll.
My youngest daughter said why would anyone keep that stuff. I said for me to buy and love. I think the old Christmas wrapping paper from the 50-60's is the best

Merry Christmas
Janice

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh everything is looking so Chrismassy. I love those dear little note cards!
Thanks for sharing your posts with us old bloggers throughout the year - fun seeing all of your purchases.
Have a very Blessed Christmas and a wonderful Festive Season!
Suzy

Jewels said...

I think I have that doll somewhere lol I got a set Christmas 1967 from my relatives in England...that sure brought back memories - those note cards ARE very sweet - nice haul...