Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WHO SAID DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND?

While taking care of some errands today, I noticed a sign that said " Mall Antiques". As I drove by I remember thinking to myself that "there was probably just a bunch of junk in there"! SAY WHAT! I love junk! I quickly did a u-turn. Once inside, my heart started beating faster because I don't think I had been in the presence of so much junk under one roof in a long, long time! Wow! What a fun half hour that turned out to be! There was a lot more so I will have to go back in a few days.













JUST LOOK AT THESE CLOCHES! They are old and heavy. I BOUGHT ALL THAT WAS THERE!










THIS OLD METAL EGG CARRIER HELD 8 DOZEN EGGS ,BACK IN THE DAY, IN THESE UNIQUE, LITTLE PAPER ROLLS THAT ARE HELD TOGETHER WITH OLD WIRE. LOVE IT!
























AND HOW ABOUT THIS HAND MADE METAL CARRIER!















20 comments:

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Eureka! You hit the jackpot! That sure looks like fun and a whole bunch of raw material! Great junking finds!
:)

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Wow...what a great haul! Aren't you glad you stopped there today. What a deal on the cloches and I love the little watering can. Have fun with your treasures!
Blessings,
Susie

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, what a cool bunch of junk you got! I love that egg basket. Great cloches! Such deals.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh ! That is such fun junk ! Don't you just love love to find treasures like this ~

Lululiz said...

Well.I.Am.Gobsmacked. 3 fabulous old cloches for under $10? That knocked me off my chair, and then I looked back at the other photos and spotted loads of things I would have squirreled away as well. What an incredible stash of treasures. Those ceramic door knobs, sigh, and I have never seen anything like that egg carrier, what an interesting object that is.

Dar said...

How fun...we collect some of the same junk...I haven't seen an egg carrier like that however, how unique. My grandmother used to sell eggs in town but the rutted, muddy roads did not always allow many to make it to market. One time she had more on her apron than in the wrapped baskets...
thanks for sharing...very cool entry

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

You found some really cool "junk" there! Wow! Good thing you turned around and went back! LOVE that little pail, and the egg tin, and the knobs...it's all wonderful!

Thanks for finding your new-found treasures!

Warmly,
Lori

House and Garden Boutique said...

You definately hit the Pot of Gold! Great finds....like the metal carrier!

Anita said...

Amazing finds...Judy and I were just talking today about gathering more stuff and I said "I need a bunch of old metal stuff...like I need to go in an old man's garage..." and presto- you found it. I swear. How does this happen? Guess I need to chalk it up to greta minds that think alike...you sh#t@88 :)

June said...

OMG Judy! I would have been in junk Heaven! This is just the kind of sale I love! You found those amazing things in just a half an hour. Think of the damage you could of done in an hour. We don't have many of those kinds of sales here...but if we did...I'd be broke.
hugs

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Domes. Oh my gosh. How I love an old dome... three. Yikes and at a great price. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Zuzu said...

Incredible finds!!! I would have died and gone to heaven to just find a cloche - but, oh my, you found sooooo much more!
There is nothing (I mean nothing) like this here. YAY for LUCKY, LUCKY YOU!
:)
Zuzu

sandra said...

You really got some treasure!!! I love the egg carrier and the watering can...way to go!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You lucky duck you! I would have been in heaven too. I guess you just never know what you'll find.
That way of thinking could make it hard to get to your destination! lol

xx...Carole

T's Daily Treasures said...

I would definitely say that all these gorgeous goodies are way better than any old diamond. Great finds! Have fun with it all. Many blessings, Tammy

VanDaff's Interior Design & Antiques said...

Hi Judy,
Could you instruct me how to transfer patterns/images/ objects to fabric like you do? Maybe I could trade you somethiing in pay for your instruction, or I would be glad to pay you as well.
Miss seeing you, but we've been busy here in Michigan.
Thanks,
CJ
cjvandaff@comcast.net

Twiglet said...

Great finds but what do you plan to do with them?

Candy said...

OH MY GOSH! JUNK!!! My favorite too.
Can't wait to see what you get on the second time around. Great finds...all of them.
Enjoy ;-)

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Wow, Judy, you really hit the jackpot! Way to go. And thanks for your thoughtful comment on our blog -- sorry it always takes me so long to respond. See you soon. xo

Tumbleweed Trails said...

What a bunch of great loot. I am so jealous right now. I'd take all of this over diamonds any day.
Jody