Well guys, today I’m sharing my thrifty shopping finds from my last junkin’ trips. I went to my favorite junk shop, the Salvation Army Store, and the Guthrie, Kentucky Southern Flea Market. Some of the photos are just cool stuff I saw and the rest are of things I bought.
You can always find old windows are my favorite junk shop in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Some of them have the glass and some of them are just the window frames.
There is always a passel of chairs too. These are loaded in the back of a moving truck. It was a bit rainy the day I was at the shop.
The city recently required Mr. Butler to put everything behind a fence and out of the large parking lot. I guess they didn’t like the looks of it but I thought it looked just fine.
I picked up this cool cow bell for $5. I don’t care for the decorative painting but the other side is plain. Just need to clean it up good. I like that it still has the leather collar.
A look at the hardware junk pile.
I bought the metal grater thingies and I think I’ll use those as planters.
I bought the pair of red hinges, the wheel, and the old broken folding ruler.
Just a look at one of the many rooms in the shop.
The red metal fishing tote or whatever it is was only $8. It is in great shape too. It’s sitting on my mantel right now. I had a little time to update my mantel decor last week and I’ll share it later. The mantle also features some of my other finds from the shopping trip. I’ll let it be a surprise. My mantel hadn’t been redecorated since Thanksgiving. We never got around to having Christmas last year.
The shop is full of books. Everything from encyclopedias to recipe books to old whatever books.
Desert Rose pattern dishes. This used to be a very sought after pattern. Is it still?
The photo above shows a small bit of the fenced in side of the junk shop.
Sometimes it’s the silliest things that catch my eye…..like the small wood Lobster shack. I had to have it.
What about this cool vintage Frigidaire Refrigerator. It was working too! The inside was nice and clean.
I’m not sure how old the refrigerator is but it’s in great shape. I like the pattern on the top.
There was a bucket full of these bullseye wood knobs and I bought 20 of them. Probably should have got more.
A cool blue plastic container with lid. I bought it too.
Then this stained up sugar bowl. I can see a plant in it.
As I said it’s the oddest things that catch my eye. I like the colors on the menu….yep, it’s a menu from a restaurant in Maine.
I looked up the restaurant online and apparently it has been around since the late 1800’s. There is more to the story and you can read about it here if you are interested. Moving on to my Salvation Army buys…
I bought the terra cotta bird tray and two pots for $1.99. The bird has a small chip on it’s beak but that’s okay. I may try to do something special to the tray and pots but not sure what.
I believe I got the above things at Goodwill instead of the Salvation Army. The planter foam was less than $1 and I can always use it. The woven basket cup things were $1.99 and the roll of cork was less than $2. I can always use cork too. I think I’ve purchased 2 or 3 kinds of cork stuff lately. I better get to working on a cork board. Moving on to the flea market in Guthrie, Kentucky….
I didn’t buy the stenciled suitcase. I took the photo so I could remember what it looked like. I might steal this idea but use different words of designs. The cases are great for decoration and you can store stuff no one ever knows is there.
I fell in love with the barn painting but after getting it home I’m not sure the colors are right for any room in the house.
I paid $5 for the ugly birdhouse and for that price I know how to make it cool looking. The fan was $1 and it works. I need a fan to sleep at night……the noise. Anyone else have the same issue?
I also got the antique gold frame. Can’t remember the price but maybe $8.
A look down one of the aisles at the flea market.
A look at one of my favorite booths at this flea market. I love the green cabinet.
Another hallway and booth area in the flea market.
The bird planters are pretty but I passed them up.
The hubby was out of town for the week and I went on a closet cleaning spree. All of the stuff ended up in the den before moving on along with my new junk purchases. I gathered old towels and sheets to take to the workshop to use as rags and I have a pile of jeans that no longer fit me to make projects with.
I also had two bags of clothes to take to the Goodwill. I have been on a health kick for the past year and have lost about 35 lbs. through exercise and eating healthy. Time to get rid of those too big clothes.
I bought the mirror with rope hanger at the flea market. I plan to hang it somewhere in the house but not sure where.
The photo above shows my haul from the Kentucky flea market. I plan to dry brush the gold frame with white paint……very lightly.
I loved the little urn hanging thingie. Maybe add succulents to them and paint them white or dry brush white.
I also bought this mirror. I guess it was mirror day. For $5 I couldn’t pass it up. You can never have too many mirrors.
I bought the chairs for $10 each. I was looking for a pair to go with this table…..
I paid $10 for the table at my favorite junk shop so two chairs and the table were $30. I plan to paint the table off-white, leave the chairs original except cover the seats with drop cloths. What do you think of that idea?
That’s it for me. What was your favorite of the bunch? 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 loved seeing your purchases! Such fun stuff you found. I like the hanging pot colors. Maybe just a touch of whitewash would be fun.
I wish there were really cool places to shop close to my home. I’m excited to see what you do with some of your items!
Hugh & Ann Blair
I covered chair seats with drop cloth and stenciled on them. I love the way they turned out.
Love the old barn picture. So fun looking at all of your great finds on your shopping spree. Congratulations on your eight loss!
Deb in Oklahoma
Hi Kathy! I always like to stop by and check out your junkin' adventures. You have some good source, and that first junk shop is amazing. I want to go dig through all those piles for unfound treasures! (Oh, the truck full of CHAIRS.) You got some great loot this time, but that red tackle/tool box with the name label "Nutter" on the front made me laugh out loud. Of all things.... I look forward to seeing your next haul.
The lobster shack.
Love the chair on top with scrollwork. The windows would be cool as front on a cabinet. My mom had a complete 12 place setting of Dert Rose with all the trimmings. She also had entire st of the apple design.
My wife and I use a fan to sleep also.
Thanks for showing us your "haunts". We haven't been out to go to the thrift stores in a long time. I really need to have a yard sale!
I know, I'll be glad when all this stuff is over with. It has been a long year!
Hello Kathy, I love the posts from your shopping experiences. I lost my sister 3 years ago this month. We were partners in crime hitting auctions and flea markets and yard sales. I still cannot shop them without her. Your pictures gave me fond memories of her. Thanks so much for sharing!
Debi I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. I can understand not being able to do the things you did together. So many memories.
Love all your Finds.
Thanks for sharing.
Oh my! I have a very similar sugar bowl: wedding present for my grandparents in 1920. Maybe do a little research
Hi: The ugly bird house is a butterfly house; but still ugly (smiles).
hahahaha, shows what I know. I didn't really think about the size of the holes. I just looked at the hole deal and thought birdhouse. Thanks for setting me straight!
Oh my I want to go shopping in your town! Such great shops.
Yes, I sleep with a fan too.
I love the hanging urns...I would leave them as is....& the barn painting.
Love your finds. I too love green, metal anything, and agree you can't have too many mirrors. Or lamps. I live in the Ft. Worth area but have never found a good junk shop. By the way, I do sleep with a fan for the noise.
Kathy, I loved seeing your great junk finds! My tastes are similar to yours! Great minds think alike!
Way to go on the weight loss. That's amazing.
Can't wait to see what's next on petticoatjunktion.
i really need a road trip! such great finds and lots of eye candy!
Loved seeing your haul! I want to steal that mirror! Congrats on the weight loss. I'm doing the same thing and it's a challenge but worth it in the end 🙂
Hope you and your hubby are doing well.
Congrats on the weight loss, Had a peek at you in your mirror, you are really slim.
Your finds are great, thanks for sharing.
My favorite was the picture, you need to find a cool place for it.
I want to take off 10 more pounds but we'll see how that goes. I love that picture but still haven't found the right place for it. Thanks!
I always like looking at you finds.
I this the "birdhouse" Is either a bat or a butterfly house depending on the slot size. With your great weight loss you may have been thinking of skinny birds.lol Congrats!
hahaha, okay, I've been told by several people that it is a butterfly house. I can be a bit dingy sometimes!
Hi Kathy, I also wish I had a shop like this to go to! I love junkin. So happy for you. 35 pounds is amazing. I loved looking at this post. Happy creating!
Hi Kathy!. Congratulations on the weight loss. I have gained about 15. This was a great post. I wish we had a place like your salvation army. Great pics.