Monday, April 21, 2014

Embrace The Eclectic 3 Vintage and Rusty

Totally love the title - it describes what so many of us do every week while out garage sale - ing,  flea - ing, thrift - ing. This month my eclectic find is rusty junk in the back yard.

Maybe I should be worried, because all of this great junk is still in my possession.

a worn and rusty two handled logging saw (?), one handle missing
a great Turquoise Rocket metal wagon, rusted
old golf clubs, vintage sewing basket and a piece of driftwood
can't remember 'what it is' but I love the metal/wood mix and the inventive construction, edge of an old egg carrying box and the worn corner of a window

a pile of great junk, nails I left out in the rain a rusty shovel and a pile of hinges and junk with rust
a great score of oil containers and relanted junk
one of several boxes of vintage dusty sealers 
rusty grater, inside of a tin box and a close up of an old typewriter complete with spider webs and stuff

I feel totally rich with this great collection of junk.

Embrace the Eclectic Series: #1 Stanley Universal,  #2 Vintage Doorknobs

Thanks for visiting today, 
will be back April 24th at 7 a.m.

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Rubbish by Roan (January 12, 2015)


  1. I love your pile of rusty goodness. I have a thing for old scissors, managed to grab a unique pair when Mom was downsizing. My Rhodos started to bloom, so you are right, Spring is here!

  2. Lots of rusty fun coming your way. I can't wait to see what you do with everything.

  3. oh Joy ... lots of good stuff there. I see some that I sure would like to have to re-purpose ... the old saw for one. I am sure one of these days you will be dragging some out and make something special.
    Happy days.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. Okay, Joy!!! WHY does YOUR junk look so good to me??? So artsy and smartsy??? I have some of the very same junk and it just looks like JUNK!! Take that pile of nails. I should say Louis Dean has the same junk! I wonder if our back corner of the yard will EVER get cleaned up where we can put up a swing set for the quads? Perhaps that will be the motivation to get it done!

  5. Hi Joy,

    I'm so glad you got to play today. Thanks for the extra effort.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  6. There are some treasure in that 'junk' for sure! I do love some rust.

  7. Fun stuff...rust makes everything better :)

  8. I'm smiling as I read this, Joy. Just thinking how my mother would think I'm out of my mind for thinking rusty stuff is cool, much less paying money for it. LOL. I do like the things you showed us, and especially am drown to the vintage sewing basket. My mother had one just like that. Long gone now. I'm on the look out for one. ~ Nancy P.S. That turquoise Rocket wagon is fantastic.

  9. I stopped unloading my junk treasures to come see yours. How delightfully rusty and crusty they are. So many wonderful finds, I do not think I can choose a favorite, but the turquoise wagon is up at the top.

  10. Joy,
    Thank you for sharing all your rusty goodies at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY.


  11. Lovely vintage items! Great pics.

  12. I've never ever seen a turquoise wagon before. I would have bought that in a heartbeat! So fabulous.

  13. Lovin all of it!!


  14. loving all the rusty bits--we tore our old green house down and found tons of rusty stuff

  15. Joy, isn't it grand that rusty junk makes us so happy? Love it all, but that wagon is fabulous! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Great stuff with wonderful patina! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  17. As well you should! I get excited by a rusty patina, too. And the metal/wood combos. Love the old wagon...I found a similar one last year. Thanks so much for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday! I'm going to feature your post. Sorry it is late...

  18. you found lots of great old things!

  19. What a great collection of oldies but goodies. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  20. A wonderful collection of the old and rusty! I enjoyed seeing the photos.

  21. There are lots of great stuff featured in your images! :-))

  22. Lots of great vintage and rusty stuff here! My mom had a grater like that one. I wonder what happened to it. Great post!

  23. You are rich! Don't know why we love this stuff so much. I do love that wagon. The color is wonderful.


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

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