I bought a lot of fun Spring decor on my junk shopping trip last week. The sun has been shining around here and yesterday was the first day of Spring. I love it and I've sure been enjoying the sunshine. Has it been sunny where you are? I hope so. Spring is neck and neck with Fall for my favorite season although I think Fall edges out Spring by just a hair.
Everyone knows I can’t pass up a good Pink Flamingo. This one had been broken in several spots and glued back together. For that reason I got it for free!! The blue teapot winds up to play music and rotate it goes round and round.
I have no idea what song it plays but it’s pretty. The rabbit and frog had stickers from Big Lots attached to the bottom. Since it’s almost time for the Easter bunny to make an appearance I had to have the rabbit and the frog just came along for the ride.
The old nail barrel or keg was in bad shape but I bought it anyway. It is in my booth holding an old shovel and cutter thingy.
The parrot or Macaw “lamp” works and the colors are so pretty when the light is plugged in.
This glass froggy which I have no idea what the glass is for has a short metal stem probably to stick in the garden or lawn.
I bought the metal cabinet on the left. It is in really good shape. The inside is almost spotless which is hard to find with these older cabinets.
A quick look at the outside of the shop in case this is your first visit to my blog. The junk shop is located in Hopkinsville, Ky and the name is Butler’s Antiques. Mr. Butler and his sisters are always welcoming and the items in the shop are very reasonable.
I’m not a fan of these fancy back chairs so I passed them up.
This is part of my load in the truck. I bought the half bushel baskets for $3 each. They bring back reminders of growing up on the farm. Farming is hard work but good for kids although I didn’t realize it at the time.
I also bought this little mirror and I plan a project with it soon.
Probably originally a car visor clip on mirror I think it would look good with a ribbon strung under the clips and tied as a hanger and then add a little flower sprig to the front. What do you guys think?
The salt and pepper shakers and the red top herb bottle are going hold small items and be decorated in some way on the exterior. I found all kinds of inspiration for salt and pepper shakers on Pinterest just by accident. That is the reason I brought these home. The manger scene ornament will go in my Mom’s Christmas village scene at Christmas time.
That was the last of my junk shop buys. The pair of glass lamps were $11 at an auction. I love glass lamps but it is so hard to find shades that look nice on them. Any suggestions for me?
The wood high chair is a freebie from one of my neighbors. As you can see it has a few issues. The seat and tray are both split.
Also the pieces on the sides are loose. I will glue those back in place and the tray will probably be used for something else. I have plans for the high chair itself.
photo credit Sally Hazlett on Pinterest
I would like to make a flower planter out of it. I like the chair/planter in the photo above. You can find it and similar ones pinned to my Plants and Flowers Pinterest Board here. How do you like the yellow color? Maybe you have some suggestions for the high chair?
That’s it for me today. Which of my purchases spoke to you today? 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 love the frog and rabbit. I'm going to try and get up there next week. Did you go to red river yesterday?
Yes I did and it was great! Greg said he is going to have a live auction every month now.
Well, Kathy, my definite favorite is the old wooden barrel or nail keg. I love old barrels, even if they are in poor shape! I also like the little rabbit statue, although I'd probably repaint him in brown tones rather than the greenish look he has now. And I like the idea of making a planter out of the old high chair. The yellow looks nice with the flowers in the photo but I'm not fond of yellow so I might plant it white or light pink. I think it would also be striking in the red that you are fond so of. Lot of interesting pieces and possibilities, Thanks for sharing the haul!
Thank you Naomi for the comment. I haven't decided what color to paint the high chair.
I too love glass lamps! Mine has a simple white shade.
Great haul! I have an old nail keg just like yours. When I was in high school (1969) our church turned an old house adjacent to the church into the youth's building. We got to decorate the rooms and I found my keg in the attic and lugged it home. My dad thought I was crazy, but it sits on my back porch, now, acting either as a side table or a plant holder. I wonder if I can take it to heaven with me when I go there? lol
The highchair will make a great planter. I love the glass lamps. You can try Home Depot or Lowes for lamp shades.