7.25.2011

Deliverance or Just Junkin'

True junking can send you to places that's kind of skeery. Case in point,......where I went last Saturday. The sign on the highway said "moving sale/antiques". So you know I hit the brakes mighty fast. (I need one of the bumper stickers that says "I brake for yard sales".) Anyway, I started out in a neighborhood of sweet little houses but then the sign pointed this way -->  --> which was down a gravel road. Then I saw a sign that said "follow the 'house for sale' signs". By this time I was getting a little apprehensive but continued on. Then a For Sale sign pointed to a dirt road. Would you have kept on??? By this time I have visions of Deliverance in my mind and wishing I had a "junkin buddy" with me. Then I saw two cars coming down the dirt lane, so I made the assumption they were coming from the sale.  I had to actually pull into the woods so they could pass me by.  I waved...they waved.  :)  I checked the look on their faces.  They looked fine. :)


Finally I saw a log cabin....actually pretty cool.   I got out of the car and noticed I was the only one there now.  I called "hello" and thank goodness got an answer.  A lady....with very tall, bottle black hair came out on the porch and welcomed me in.  The porch was  covered with stuff.....everything piled on top on more stuff and the inside was the same way.  They had the biggest dog I have ever seen in my life.  The lady was just as sweet as she could be though and told me to just ramble all through the house.  Anything I saw I was interested in, just ask about the price.  I have never seen anything like this place.  Stuff was just everywhere and I was actually kind of nervous to pick through some of it BUT they had GOOD stuff and true antiques and Indian artifacts.  A lot of the "stuff" I wanted had already been spoken for but look what I got.  Most of this will go in the booth unless you see something you want. (just ask :)   But, I declare, I don't know how people live in a mess like that.  It would drive me crazy.  I wanted to take pictures but couldn't.  It occurred to me the other day that I talk about my treasure hunting trips but hardly ever show you what I got,  so today I am taking the road of Ms. Vanessa of that fabulous blog lvroftiques 
and showing you the loot.

An old apple picking ladder that I believe has been cut down.  Love the patina on this piece.  It would be fabulous for hanging quilts, magazines or other textiles on.  Hang it horizontally and use as a pot rack, hang vintage clothes on in a shop, (hmmmm)  or old chandeliers.

 Are you in love with old ironstone pitchers or white ware?  This one is signed and is quite large.  Love the scrolly design on it and the applied handle.  Has tons of crazing, which I love, and a hairline but I don't mind.  They are just so charming for display.


I never dreamed I would be picking up old fishing tackle boxes but I do.  Don't you love the color blue on this one?  I also found a fabulous old wooden tackle box that was handmade.  Look what they used for a handle!  And this old wood folding tape measure or stick is wonderful.  I just recently put one on my work table.  It looks very cool and is very useful too.

 And a little black camp stool.  It's small enough that you could easily place it on your kitchen counter to set something else on and under.



And last, but surely not least, I found another cart.  Sherry and I found one at a GW and I use it for hauling stuff from my car to the booth.  I like this second one a lot.  It's a bit smaller and guess what I plan to use it for?  At the upcoming wedding party I don't want plastic trash barrels sitting around so I plan to use these carts instead.

I am delighted you stopped by today.  I am linking to these parties.  Hope to see you there.  Have a great week.  xoxo

Club GW Party Tuesdays at Charm Bracelet Diva
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


Trash to Treasure Thursday at Alchemy 


Vintage Inspiration Wednesday at A Very Merry Vintage Style


Open House Thursday at No Minimalist here
www.thevintagenest.com The Vintage Nest shop.....your place for vintage flair. ~Add something special to your home~

31 comments :

lvroftiques said...

Oh Lynn thank you for the shout out! I'm thrilled as peaches that you shared your finds with us! You know what a looky Lou I am! *winks* And I think I'm just about as crazy as you because durn it, I would've headed on down all those many gravel roads to find that sale too!(with creepy movies going through my head!)Because you just never know who's got a Picasso hiding in their basement/attic right??.... (Not that I would know an original Picasso if it bit me in the a$$ Haha!).... Well old ironstone is pretty much the next best thing! *winks* Love that pitcher with all the crazing! It just makes it even better for me. Vanna

Debbi said...

it's like a story out of American Pickers Lynn! Did you roll up in that black Mercedes or something a little more humble? (tee hee)

Ann said...

Well I can almost hear the "dueling banjos". I've sifted through houses like this before, maybe not down a long dirt road. Love the treasures, the blue box is really nice. I've been looking for one of these carts to take to fall flea market shows. Have a great week.
Ann

The Lazy Peacock said...

I definitely would have gone to the sale! I have been to a few scary ones, but they almost always have good stuff! love that ladder.

Shirley said...

Omy..I'm a afraid of my own shadow, I would have turned around and ran like a chicken...but, looks like you found some neat things. Love,love the ladder and the tackle box..so cool.

LizlovesVintage said...

I have to hand it to you, you are a brave one. I have to tell you, I have done the same. This is what sales do to us. Do you think we need therapy? Ha, Ha.
Nice ironstone!
Xxx Liz

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, I would have kept going too. The huntress in me usually wins. Great finds. I love that beaded handle, and I had a pitcher just like that one.

Rebecca said...

SQUEAL LIKE A PIG! You found some mighty good JUNQUE!

I've been where you were...

SKEERY IS RIGHT. I don't go deep into the trenches anymore without my guy. I did that once and truly thought I was a GONNER!

:( I'll save you the backstory...just let it suffice to say the R word was on my mind!

xoRebecca

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Well, I am glad you lived to tell about it! I am afraid I would not have continued down the dirt road, but then I would not have gotten all of your treasures!

Carol

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I can hear the banjo music playing now! I applaud your fearless trek into the unknown for GREAT FINDS. This would be so marvelous linked up over at my Club G.W. Party going on right now! Hope to see you there! And thanks for sharing!

xoxo
Kathleen

Ellen said...

New follower to your blog - love your story - I've been to a scary sale or two myself over the years. Isn't it crazy what the draw of "good stuff" can make us do sometime?! :) Love your idea to use the carts for trash - way better than plastic barrels!
Ellen

ImSoVintage said...

I often listen for the banjos when I'm out on the hunt here in Kentucky. Some of those hollers can be a bit "sceery". love your finds, especially the ladder 8-)

Grace said...

hahaha funny story! I love it. You were very brave and you found some lovely treasures. Thanks for sharing your finds! Grace xoox

Okio B Designs said...

You scored! Show no fear is what I always say! Coming over from Faded Charm and a happy new follower who also has no fear! ;)

Jeanine

Nancy said...

Great finds! Those are some of the best sales...that everyone else is scared of! lol I love the ladder and the cart.

Nancy

BECKY said...

Fabulous finds! I think I would have been in hog heaven looking around there!!
Happy WW!!
Becky

Amanda said...

You are a hard core picker, Lynn! Nice finds! I especially love the old ironstone!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

The Gilded JunqueYard said...

If you do pay a visit to our space next time you're at you're at your son's, please let us know so we can meet you!!
Love your blog.
xxo-jeannie

Honey at 2805 said...

Your Great Adventure really paid off!

Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Overstock.com Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.
Honey

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love your story & the wonderful Treasures, I am not sure if I would have gone down that path, but so glad You Did! I am heading to Georgia & hope to find some fun Treasures while I am down there.... visiting My Niece who is the Best partner when it comes to Seeking Junk!

Jackie said...

1st of all, thank you for visiting my blog. I would love to have you hop with me on Wednesdays! 2nd of all--I LOVE THAT PITCHER. I am in awe of your courage to go into the unknown to find it. You have a lovely site here and great vision!

Butterbean Row said...

Lynn,
i loved hearing about your adventure...glad it turned out well. I love your ironstone pitcher. White is my favorite color now.

♥charlotte

Shanda said...

I love it when I find a good sale. I also brake for garage sales! I once drove two hours to a house so full of junk and nothing was worth buying. That was the worst!

Tammy said...

Love your finds!! Esp. the ladder! Was that poison Ivy hanging next to your ladder on the tree? :) Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, As you were driving down that dirt road did you ever think "I should have asked Sherry to go with me". Better that you didn't because I would have been telling to to turn around..fast! You found some great stuff though.
Thanks for joining my party.
xo,
Sherry

Margaret Cloud said...

You know the saying "fools rush in", and I am one of those fools, because I would of went down that lane. I like all your finds, so vintage, especially that pitcher. I am glad you are safe, but please be careful from now on. Have a nice weekend, be safe.

Screaming Sardine said...

LOL about the mention of Deliverance. That's where I live now, unfortunately - lol!

Anyway, you're braver than I. I would've turned around. You got great stuff, though!

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Desire Empire said...

What a lovely story. I think I would have fouond it difficult to keep going on my own, but I probably would have too. Your haul was truly worth it though. the pitcher and the ladder are my favourites.

My Crafty Little Page said...

I can hear the Dueling Banjos as I write this...plus it brought to mind Cujo, Needful Things and a short story by SK! Oh yes - I've been to some creepy places and dug through some disgusting stuff. The life of an antique dealer - it's not always glamorous!!! haha - I love your carts and what a great idea for your wedding party! I love to visit here - always something fabulous to see! xoxo Nancy

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Thanks for your kind words about my watercolors. Yes, painting is a challenge and a joy!
I hope that you will follow, too. :)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You were featured! Stop on back to claim your button!

xoxo
Kathleen

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