While visiting an Atlanta area Pottery Barn early this summer, I considered blowing my entire travel budget on these melamine dishes. With rope edged detailing and uneven texture, they look so much like pottery!
The napkins were beautiful, too. I used a lot of restraint!
New is always nice, but antiques (or junk) give you so many more options! Right? Doesn’t junkin’ give you ideas for ways to use things you already have at home?
Mom 2 and I had two junkin’ excursions this summer, and I thought I’d share some of the finds and inspirations with you (and how I’ve used them).
Surely you remember the apple crate that’s now been re-purposed for the laundry room.
This shutter was only $3, broken, but the perfect shape for this little spot.
With the clothes pins clipped onto it, I know you can guess where it hangs. 🙂 Yep. My most recent addition to The Laundry Room.
This primitive scoop is something I’ve had for a while, but it didn’t have the right “home” until now. It’s just the right size for under the shutter, and it screams vintage and farm, doesn’t it?
Here’s something else I’ve had for a while but didn’t point out in previous posts. The iron piece over the window in the laundry room has found its proper spot, too.
This old drink dispenser was missing its lid. It was such a bargain that I figured I could use it for something.
No problem. It perfectly holds a potted plant on the porch – just dropped the entire clay pot into the opening. So easy. Love that whimsy, too!
I didn’t buy this (too expensive!), but I took a picture for inspiration. Each side has the same type of opening. It reminds me of HH’s grandmother’s old thread box.
Does it inspire you as much as it does me? (Hmm…add a little molding…hardware…Granny’s old thread box…paint it with ASCP….)
You may have noticed this crown previously in my laundry room reveal. I don’t remember where I found it, but it mixes well with other things – inside or out.
Do you know what these carved fruit pieces are called? No, they don’t open. They just sit. They just are.
They look hand-carved, with interesting designs.
The metal stand is from the 80’s or 90’s. ($1 or $2, can’t remember which.)
A coat of ASCP in pure white, and it works perfectly for holding my new set of vintage-looking dishes from Tuesday Morning. You saw them in my July 4th Quilt Comfort Tablescape. I filled the extra space in front with rolled up ruffled tea towels.
Meet Pox. (Get it? Chicken pox…except, I know – it’s a rooster.)
Mom 2 gave me this new rooster as a happy. It worked – makes me happy every time I see Pox. Mom 2 knows I love dots – and roosters. 🙂
Have you been junkin’ lately? What (cheap) treasures did you find?
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