Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Weekend Garage Sale Finds

Very eclectic finds this weekend. Metal, Glass, Silverplate, wood, fiberglass, leather. Used Ribbet and PicMonkey for the collages.

The copper tea kettle with the rattan wrapped handle and serpentine spout was from the local church sale (a surprise extra sale, they had been given the contents of two estates and instead of storing things they elected to hold an extra Men's Garage Sale on the weekend. They make it brief, 4 hours, and then they box up any excellent leftovers and store those and take everything else and divide it between all the local thrift stores. Very organized.

I picked up this silverplate butter dish at the same sale. The glass insert is a round bevelled removable disk and there is space under the disk for ice. Great idea. The design on the left in this collage is the interior base where ice sits to keep the butter cool.
 Another garage sale had a big container of marbles and I was able to fill up all my pint milk bottles and one quart bottle. Love having sunlight shine through all that glass.
 Back to the Men's Garage Sale - wooden spools ! Enough to fill up two pint sealers.
The Miner's Helmet was found at yet another garage sale. The helmet is formed from fibreglass and has attachment for mounting a lantern.
The interior had all the original headband webbing. There are so many textures, contrasts and colour variations found in this helmet.

Linking to: Maiden D'ShadeMy Romantic HomeThe Cowgirl Linkup Party at The Farmhouse Porch, DIY By Design Sizzle Into Summer, {Primp} Your Stuff Wednesday, Savvy Southern Style: Wow Use Wednesday, The Vintage FarmhouseIvy and Elephants: Summer Holiday Whats It Wedneday, From My Front Porch to Yours, Colorado Lady

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  1. I loved seeing your finds. Great fun...love the marbles in the old milk jars. The butter dish is amazing. What a great design!

  2. Ah, marbles, I would love to find some old ones. Great finds.

  3. Love your collection. Wish I could come shopping with you. Is this years of shopping know-how or did you just get lucky? Glad to see you've got your marbles...

    1. Just lucky, always looking for wooden spools, marbles, clothespins, buttons... anything that can be displayed in bottles and jars.

  4. Love love the collection of marbles and spools! You really found some nice treasures...
    All the Best,

  5. Hey! I'm your new funny faced follower! What a fun post! I will be back to have a long look around! Loved reading about your fun finds!

  6. Hello fellow thrifter - what fun finds!

    Popped in from Wow Us Wednesday.


  7. hi Joy ... you have such a good eye for what shows up so nicely as collectables. Love all your 'finds' ... Pyrex is always so pretty.
    Take care.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. Joy, great finds!!! I love the marbles!!! Happy VTT

  9. Wow, love your unique finds this week! Also the spools in the jars is such a great look. Hugs, Linda

  10. So many great finds! I'm completely mad for that butter dish. Placing marbles in old milk bottles is a cool idea. I've several bottles that are packed up and I may have to dig them out now. Happy Thursday! ~Michelle

  11. You found so many fun things! Love the wood spools, the way the marbles look in the milk bottles and that butter dish is just fabulous!

  12. Loving all the details on the butter dish and the tea kettle.

  13. Copper and silver are great finds. Just hate the polishing.

  14. Wow, what great finds - loving the spools and marbles.....dropping in from What's It Wednesday.....

  15. What marvelous collectibles!

    Cheers ... visiting from Show & Tell Friday!

    Tito Eric

  16. Lady, you really scored! Esp with that miner's helmet. Good work!

  17. Great finds! I love the copper tea pot. Thanx for coming to the party!


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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