Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lots of pictures to show and stories to tell...

DH and I went for a drive last Sunday afternoon and ended up at my parents' farm. My dad just happened to be there when we stopped. I don't get over there very often, but when I do I always nose around to see what I can find. I ended up taking home the following items...


These double folding chairs
Not sure what these are...kind of look like galvanized gutters but they are much shorter and wider

An old rusty copula...I will be keeping this and putting in a flower bed somewhere...

the labeling on the copula...

These weren't in the barn but in the "shack" that my dad sells grilled burgers, hot dogs, etc out of at the Kalona Sale Barn. I was given instructions NOT to sell them! I am not and never have been a Pepsi drinker ( Coke all the way), but do love the great color on these.

Dad also asked if I wanted this print...I thought why not??? You never know, someone might really like it!

Next stop: Kalona Sale Barn Horse Sale
For some reason the monthly horse sale also brings in loads of junk! Found a bunch of enameware and boxes!



The best stop of the week: Sharpless Auction in Iowa City
When I saw these on their website I knew that I had to have them but I figured they would go high. I was wrong and got them both! Now, I need to find a place for them. Love the colors!

Awesome galvanized funnel...

More galvanized stuff!!!!

Love this washtub! I think that I am keeping it for myself! There was another one, but not in as good of shape, with a lid. The guy that ended up with it did not want it because several items had been out together and he just wanted the buck saw in the pile. He approached me later and told me that I could have it. UNFORTUNATELY, I didn't have room in the Trailblazer. I don't know why I didn't claim it and then go back and get it today! Duh!
Sharpless can be kind of overwhelming. They work pretty fast and there are usually 4-5 rings going. So, if you want something you really need to pay attention! I usually go alone, I think that I need to take a partner!


Some odd & end croquet stuff and a pink wicker cradle...


A BLACK globe!!!! I have never seen a black on
For the garden...

Not sure what this is...it was FREE, so I couldn't let it go. The guy who got it didn't want it and had seen me looking at it earlier and asked me to take it....Any ideas of what it is???

It opens....AND is heavy!


Not totally sure what these are, either ~ some kind of towels for industrial use?? Does anyone know how old they might be??




LOVE THIS!! Tons of HAND-WRITTEN recipes!!!!!! Someone must have put a lot of work into this!



Some games...


Not a great picture, but a cute little satin baby dress....this and tons of other stuff was found in the bottom of boxes that I bought! That is the best part of auctions ~ sometime you never know what you're going to get!

Interesting embroidered pillowcase...
Chenille blanket...but not sure if it is "old"....anyone know how to tell???

Well, that is all for now...I still have tons of other stuff to show you.
Again, stay tuned... :)
























6 comments:

Kudzu said...

oh, i don't know what i love best:D that chenille spread is fantastic...love the enamelware...I love it all!
kudzu/cherry

Marge said...

Wow, you certainly found some treasures! The chenille spread is great. Love all the galvanized, too!

Robin said...

What great finds! I do love the chenille spread. But, I think my favorite was the set of old gutters. I'm looking for some just like that to grow spinach and chard in the greenhouse this winter. And of course I LOVED the metal tulip chairs!

Jill said...

The black globe and the plant markers are at the top of my favs but you got a lot of great stuff/junk!!

Prior said...

I can't even say what I love the best! What finds...very cool; I'm taking a second look, now.
Lezlee

1 Funky Woman said...

you are one lucky duck finding all those things! I love the wash basins, i can't wait to see what you do with it!
And I love globes, I have several but I have never seen a black one on my travels!

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