Such a good junkin’ weekend. Besides shopping the Nashville Flea Market I made it to an in person auction on Sunday afternoon. I got more good stuff. My purchases totaled $40 and I think I did okay. Sharing what I bought….
I bought the white ceramic thing with a handle even though it was cracked. Someone told me it was a chamber pot but I’m not so sure. It was a mighty fancy chamber pot. Maybe you guys can help me. Do you know what it is? I’m trying to decided if I want to paint it. Maybe use it as a planter as is?
I fell in love with the framed baby picture. It needs some cleaning but is in really good shape. I don’t have a place for it but may keep it anyway.
I like this style of mirror. I will definitely paint it and may print a family photo to replace the not so pretty picture.
No one would bid on the picture of the cigar smoking man and I kind of liked it. For $1 it was a deal.
I had to have the pretty oval frame and it was only $5. I really got some deals this auction.
The chair folds up! It will get a paint job and new fabric covered seat.
The white basket is really large and I’m thinking of spray painting it to look like metal.
The fruit box came with the oval frame. It’s a little whomper jawed.
Yes, I know it’s old and rusty but I plan to repurpose it into a planter.
I have a thing for these tea kettles. Well, that’s it. What do you guys think of my buys? Leave a note if you have time and thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
I would guess a chamber pot too; it's fabulous no matter what you call it. Any markings on the bottom, Ironstone perhaps? What fun to decorate with, no paint needed. Enjoy
Oh, I envy you finding the tremeau mirror. I've been looking for one for years. Of course, it may have the same problem as those I've found...wrong size.
Love your stash.
You made some amazing finds!! Hugs,
Such cool stuff!!
Such a good "haul" ! The white possibly-chamber-pot is too fabulous to paint-- with that high gloss it would be stunning (as you suggest) as a planter----in particular for a drooping plant like a fern, or a dark green ZZ plant or even a Chinese Evergreen. Is the man smoking a cigar a print from a magazine or such? He's actually terrific, but needs a less modern frame. Have fun!
Loved seeing your wins!! Have not been to an auction in decades - you make me want to go!
Love the tea kettle (reminds me of when we used to go tent camping) and the oval frame!!
I say that is very much like a Vintage chamber pot that you have. Nice pot to decorate for the holidays, etc.
Very much like this one.
You are so right. Thank you!
Looks like a chamber pot to me.
Your foldable chair was made to go in an Airstream trailer in 50s/60s. I have 2 of them that we use for extra seating when my grandsons visit. Very handy!
I don't think that is a chamber pot - too litle around the top perhaps? I love to see your finds! I just enjoy seeing what you are doing.
Love your treasures from the past weekend
With the first item ie 'the white thing with the handle', have you considered trying Kintsugi on the cracks? You know, the Japanese gold filler thing which is specifically for cracks? You can get fabulous effects with this. Just a thought. Thanks for all the posts Kathy they are such fun and so helpful as well.
I have never heard of that but now I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the tip Bobby!