More junk shopping and more good finds. I bought a few things from the online auction and several things at my favorite junk shop.
Between the bad weather and the holidays, it had been a few weeks since I went to the junk shop.
So, of course, I had to make a trip. I miss the junk shop and the Butler’s. Such a nice family.
The first thing I spotted on entering the shop was this antique piano stool. I had to have it. More on the stool later.
The shop is full of glassware and dishes but I rarely buy any. Now I’m kicking myself because I have a project where I need a pretty vintage china plate.
I shop in the junk metal aisle a lot.
I know there are some bottle collectors out there.
One of the back rooms where I find goodies including old drawer pulls.
We can’t forget the silverplate. You guys know how I love upcycling and repurposing these pretty pieces.
I have a thing for old enamelware too. White pieces with black trim always catch my eye.
The blush pink and blue piece is pretty but just wait….
Even though the bottom was completely rusted away I bought the piece anyway.
Kitchen scales are another favorite of mine. I paid $10 for this one.
The brand is Scales For The Worlds People. Never heard of this brand before.
Large shaker missing a lid but I loved the cut glass.
Now, about that piano stool. I paid $15 for it. The finish on the seat has either worn off or been stripped. The stain on the base is in bad shape and has a red tint to it. I don’t like the reddish tint at all.
After researching the piece, I found that it was probably made in the very early 1900s. I plan to keep the piece and strip the stain from the bottom I may clean and wax it and leave it unfinished. We will see. I think it would make a great side table.
I paid $10 for the vintage badminton set at the auction. I see the rackets all the time at flea markets but never see the shuttlecocks.
I also bought this box lot of stuff from the auction.
I’m a sucker when it comes to Ball and Mason jars.
That’s it. What did you like and what ideas do you have for me? Thanks for being here, Kathy
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