I love to get all of my junk that I have purchased each week together on Saturday and take a family photo. All in all, a pretty good week!
My brother in law found me an old copper samovar and a copper watering can in an old house. They were totally covered in tarnish and goodness knows what else! I found something online that said to boil old copper in a big pot with vinegar and salt, and it worked great! Of course, then I had to get the nasty stuff out of the inside of my stock pot! You can read the markings on the bottom dated 1907 now. I am going to get some regular polish to finish them up. Thanks, Gary!
I got some stuff from an estate sale: 4 sets of crystal doorknobs with hardware for $40, which is a great deal. I also got some assorted blue and white dishes, and two really cute old cow creamers from them.
My husband is in Portland right now, but he still managed to call me Friday and tell me that there was a listing on Craigslist for free stuff at a warehouse downtown at 10:30 am. Of course he called me when I was on the way to the grocery store at 10:25. The entire way there I was wondering how sympathetic the officer who pulled me over would be when he asked me, “where are you going in such a hurry?” and I answered,”there is this great free porch rocker I really want to get!”. I didn’t get pulled, but a guy was loading it in his truck when I got there at 10:40. I took a few things, but only got an old yellow chenille bedspread, some great baskets, and some old lace.
This morning at the flea market it was kind of overcast and foggy, and there weren’t that many vendors there. I got an old shoe shine box for $4, a great old black flag bug sprayer for $3, and a truly bizarre gun rack made from deer feet. One of those purchases I truly can’t explain!
We stopped by Goodwill on the way home from checking on One Dollar Cottage, and got a few things. I love this huge cutting board for $3, it looks like it had a table base on it. This little shelf for $2 is another thing that I can’t explain my motivation, as well as these vintage clipboards for 3/$2. I will figure out something!
Did you find some good junk, too?
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