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I just love a good old rusty piece of junk, don’t you?  There’s nothing quite like it in my book.  The more primitive, the better.  A couple of months ago, I was in NC and went out with my sweet sis-in-law to do some shopping.  We drove past a yard sale that was piled with rusty goodness.  I nearly gave her heart attack as I shouted for her to stop the van (she’s such a good sport!)  Thirty minutes (or so) later, the back of her van was filled with treasure.  Luckily the man I bought it from was kind enough to give us an old sheet to put down first.  When we got back to her house, I couldn’t wait to show the hubby what we were hauling back to VA (he’s a pretty good sport too!)  Here it is in all its glory…


As often happens, after we got home and unpacked, my awesome finds were left sitting on the front porch for a few days weeks.  Then one day, I started making trips down to the basement to finally put them away and had a little inspiration (plus it meant fewer trips)…


I’m thinking I will keep the same set up for summer-change the writing on the shovel, add a mum and a few gourds and wa-la! Enjoy these last weeks of summer yard sales– and if you find any rusty treasures of your own, we’d love to hear about it!  Happy hunting!  🙂

2 Responses to Rusty Old Junk

  1. I’m so glad I could help you find that rusty treasure!! I love the shovel idea! I knew you’d find something to do with all of those things. Love you!

  2. Janis says:

    I’m so envious of the box in the top picture. I’ve been scouting for one of those! I have a setting that is perfect, once I acquire that last piece. LOL I’ve even been to the antique stores locally. (The ones I find don’t have holes deep enough or not intact.)
    I could try to find plans and build one, but the stressed wood look and history of a piece is always more enchanting! Congratulations on a great find. 🙂

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