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All The Junk I bought Last Week

I got a lot of stuff last week. I have things from the junk shop and an auction! I have everything from furniture to antique coffee grain scales. Let’s get started with the show.

pair of used chairs from the junk shop

This pair of chairs look kind of ratty but they are sturdy and I thought the backs were really cool. I’ve already painted one of them. It turned out great and I hope you get to see it this week. Depends on how productive I am. The chairs were $5 each.

used chairs to paint Petticoat Junktion

I also got these chairs. I really hate to paint chairs but they sell well.

love birds concrete garden statue

These love birds lawn statue is too perfect. Price was $5.

ball carrier

Ball basket for $3. Wish I could think of something cool to do with these.

old rake heads make great jewelry hangers

The rake heads make great necklace hangers. I cleaned them up with Howard’s Feed n Wax.

cleaning rusty stuff with Howards feed n wax

The Howard’s Feed n Wax is for wood and wood furniture but I use it on all kinds of things.

glass lemons to decorate

Love these glass (?porcelain) lemons. I plan to coat them with glue then sparkly sugary looking glitter. We will see how they turn out. I also bought the tennis racket wood thingy.

rabbit flower planter

I always search for seasonal things and the egg, rabbit, flower pot is too cute.

decorative porcelain rabbit

The rabbit with the yellow bow would be perfect in an Easter or Spring display.

metal organizer tray

You guys know how I love rusty metal stuff and this metal tray with cool handle that insets into the tray was impossible to pass up for $3. I cleaned it up with the feed n wax too.


I bought the two cookbooks for $5. I love looking through these old cookbooks. They have the best recipes.

decorative grape plates with wall hangers

The pair of grape plates came with wall hangers attached. The plates were $2 each and you can’t even buy the hangers for that.

porcelain cat figurine

Cute little kitty cat. I bought a lot of different things this trip because I need small stuff to sell in my booth.

votive holder

Votive candle holder. This is for me. Love the green.

handmade pottery vase

The green handmade pottery vase is also for me.

glass container with cherry design

Cute container with cherry design on lid and jar.

old Seaforth shaving bottle

Old shaving lotion bottle. Never heard of this brand, Seaforth.

vintage plastic napking holder

Vintage plastic napkin holder. This looks like the ones they used to have in restaurants.

Amish horse and buggy

I always stop at the Goodwill store when I head to My Favorite Junk Shop in Hopkinsville, Ky. Some of the Amish from the area were shopping the Goodwill too.

old coffee grain scale

The next few treasures are auction buys. The scale above is an antique Rev O Noc Coffee Grain Scale. I bought in in a box lot of stuff for $7.50.

antique coffee grain scale

I cleaned it up with guess what……….Howard’s Feed n Wax (find on Amazon here).

old toy truck bought at auction

The old toy truck was in the box lot too. I plan to put a flower in the bed of the truck when Spring gets here. It will be on the front porch with all kinds of junky decor for Spring.

At Home Desk

I also got this desk at the auction. It was $45 and the original price from the At Home store was $269. I will sell this in the booth just like it is. I had a few more things I bought but that’s probably enough photos for you guys. Did you have a favorite thing? Leave a note if you have time and see you tomorrow, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Thank you Judie! I love the Butler family. Been shopping there for years. Glad you like the shop too. I could spend hours but since I go almost weekly I don’t spend a lot of time each trip, maybe an hour. That’s usually enough to load up!

  2. Kathy,
    I finally got to visit your favorite junk store while I was visiting my son’s Kentucky lake house at thanksgiving. (I live in Texas so it was a great treat). It was wonderful. I told them you recommended it, and they said that you are great. We bought 20 old windows to use on our patio, and a couple small things. I could spend hours wandering though it. Thanks so much for sharing all your adventures. Love your site.

  3. The green pottrey vase was my favorite. By the way, there’s no such thing as to many pictures!

  4. I could see that ball basket holding a vining plant like ivy and used as a topiary form/trellis for it.

  5. I love seeing your thrifting and auction finds. I don’t know how big that the ball basket is, but I saw it as a hanging planter for the outdoors. I’m certain that you could make it an awesome addition to someone’s porch or patio. And I can’t wait to see how the lemons turn out 🙂

  6. Kathy, you find the neatest stuff at Goodwill! I keep my eyes peeled but don’t seem to have any luck finding treasures! I see we have the same taste in things! Love seeing your page and what you do with stuff!!