Friday, June 1, 2012

Junk Art Finds

Love old repair shops and blacksmithing remnants. In my early years I had free run of the family ranch and the tool shop was a big attraction as were the barns with so many years of history, retired equipment, chunks of the history of repair, reuse, renew. Visited again 45+ years later. The ranch is now just the big ranch yard, everything else has been sold off, but pieces of rusted metal, broken parts of machinery, aged outbuildings still existed. Couldn't take any junk bits and pieces with me but I sure enjoyed poking my camera into every cranny to bring back photo memories. That visit was part of a truly great family reunion and I will always be grateful I could attend. It was a goodbye and a chance to look back and get a new understanding of childhood memories.

Today's post doesn't have any of those photos. The great rusty junk here is new to me this year but those early memories and my young self's interest in old junk continues.

A discarded logger saw blade. Rusty. Incomplete. Handle, a branch shaped a bit, tied on with - electrical wire - cracked and broken, teeth patterns against the white wall.

All winter these windows rested on the window sill in the living room or leaned against the wall.
Changes happened and they migrated to the back deck this spring.

Cast iron stove cover, rusted. Oil tins, rusty scissor, lump of coal. Collections of vintage and wonderful rusty metal, old wood, junky finds collected over the past few months.


  1. Thanks for sharing these photos, I find beauty in rusty objects, as you do.
    Happy Birthday greetings, enjoy your special day tomorrow. The world is a better place because you are in it.

  2. Wow!!! The possibilities are endless, Joy! Love these wonderful objects! Have a great birthday!!! Remember to make it your special day~~~


  3. WOW! So much history! I love the pictures. It must have been so interesting to go back and find so many items to photograph!

  4. Hi there, I'm so happy you are joining us at Cap Creations with all your junk art! I love it all! The windows are my fave! Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and weekend!

  5. Happy Birthday Sis thanks for all you do.Have a Happy Day, love Rob

  6. Hi Joy ... I love the rusty junky stuff too. Thanks for sharing. You would have loved the Estate sale I went to today. Maybe I will go back tomorrow and take some pictures. I am sure there is lots of stuff left.
    Wishing you a happy birthday tomorrow.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

  7. Me too! What's that all about? Is it me feeling rusty myself? LOL! I love the old, it's history and the secrets it holds of a bygone era. I have some of the same old rusty junk and I so love it! One of the things I love are the patterns in the old stove covers. Happy Birthday, Joy! For some reason Google had "lost" you in my reader's list or glad to have found you again! I hope you have a JOYous birthday!

  8. I love the woodstove cover it would look great framed in a garden as a feature.


  9. I love your cast iron stove cover and the saw blades were striking. Hope you had a lovely birthday!! We Gemini's stick together! Found you on the A Thrifty Living blog party.

  10. I am in love with those windows and cast iron stove cover. I found you from a blog hop and am now a follower.

  11. These are just fabulous finds! You're being featured on my blog when my party goes live in 1 hour 15 minutes! Thank you so much for linking up last week and for adding a link back to me!



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