Some of the goodies I found at the 37 mile yard sale

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    The major goodies are still in the back of the truck. It was 97 when we got home yesterday and just way too hot to be picking up and handling rusty metal!! They will be gotten out after the sun goes down today and pics will be posted tomorrow.

    These are smaller things, some will go in the house and some in the garden.

    This is an old food mill, my mom used a newer model for getting the skins off cranberries at the holidays. I am hoping to plant a cactus or some other succulent inside and hang it out front.
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    Old food mill soon to be planter ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )

    The metal pumpkin is made to be a candle holder but not when there is an outdoor burn ban in effect. I am hoping to find another of the Pumpkin Pie Coreopsis to put inside. And the witch sign was too cute to leave there.
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    Metal pumpkin and witchy sign ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )

    Another cute clock for the potting shed next year and my craft room until then.
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    ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )

    I love finding paintings done by crafty ladies in their own style. The little one in the middle is of a Mason jar, it's going in the kitchen cabinet that holds pickles, jelly and jam that I have made.
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    ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )

    Can you have too many windchimes? I'll let you know when I reach the saturation point ;)
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    rusty metal windchime ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )

    Certainly not junky and I already know how it will be used.
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    Sewing box ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )

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    Open and ready to be filled ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )

    These are made from a threaded rod, an outdoor faucet handle and a lamp finial. I'm thinking I need to make some in other colors....the vendor had only made the orange and black for Halloween.
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    ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )
     
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  3. Donna S

    Donna S Hardy Maple

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    Great finds. Can't wait to see the rest.
     
  4. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    I've been patiently waiting to see what treasures you brought home with you.
    You'll be all set for Halloween with a few of those items... especially the "witchy sign". Too cute!
    And the sewing box! Awesome! I can imagine all sorts of uses for it. Hmmm... now... I wonder what you've got it mind for it?
    Perhaps plant labels??
    Looking forward to seeing the other stuff tomorrow!
     
  5. Kiasmum

    Kiasmum In Flower

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    That's quite a haul!

    I could do with a sewing box that size :D
     



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  6. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    WOW great finds Toni!! I can't wait to see the rest. I, too, could so with that sewing box as mine is falling apart. The paintings are lovely and the clock is something I'd hang on my wall any day.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    You always seem to find the most fascinating treasures at these yard sales. That is an intriguing food mill.

    Jerry
     
  8. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Thanks everyone. I think my favorite of this batch of goodies is the sewing box and the three paintings.

    The sewing machine cabinet I have now has drawers for sewing accessories so the sewing box now holds all my beads, jewelry bits and buttons for craft projects.
     
  9. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I love all your finds toni.My favoriteis the sewing box.I sure would love to have one like that.You did so good.
     
  10. cuatro-gatos

    cuatro-gatos In Flower

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    Great haul Toni. I love those little paintings.
    Can't imagine what you might do with those pole thingys that are black and orange(?), looking forward to seeing more stuff.
     
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    treasures, treasures, treasures :-D
     
  12. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Great finds Toni. I love the clock and the unique paintings. I can imagine the sewing box is making quite a few jealous here also. Love how Stewbies can share their finds!
     
  13. Sjoerd

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    Great haul, Toni...placing and using those will keep you busy for a while...until the next haul.

    I really liked the passe-vite. I still use one when making jams, apple sauce, tomato concentrate and the like. I have never seen a rusted one. Hahahaha.
     

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