Sunday, January 9, 2011

Memory Hunting - 01-08-2011

It has been awhile since I have gone on a real "Memory Hunt"... I was having major withdrawal, we headed out in a snowstorm yesterday to my favourite haunt... I just felt them calling my name... I knew there was something just sitting there waiting for me to rescue it... grab your coffee and let's get this show on the road...
wooden butter churn... $1.50

fooled you... it is a minature size

on the right, a small hand turned wooden top... $5.00
I am such a sucker for anything that is handmade wood... perfect little piece for decorating shelves

cute sign... $5.00

this was a steal at $15.00... no cracks or chips... original lid

and it is authentic Ironstone... this has been on my want list for so long... I was always too cheap to pay the prices they normally ask for these

another old spool... $4.50

ewwhhh can you imagine having your hair cut with one of these beasts... $1.00

now you know I wasn't passing this up... cast iron and a bank... $6.50

I wasn't in the door 30 seconds when I spotted this... $39.95 SOLD... handmade and wood... there I go again... I really want to paint this but I am getting some resistance... what do you think? I was thinking distressed black... The shopowner and Mr. D. think I should leave it... I hate orange shellac

someone went to a lot of trouble to make this... but I can see in my mind's eye what it would look like beat up and distressed... I know it isn't old but I could sure make it look like it is... hmmmm... I am also thinking about just sanding and trying the dark walnut bri-wax to tone down the orange

side view... I will have to sand it all first... yuck...

remember this piece... the same orange shellac 

after I painted it black and distressed... this is what I am thinking for the dough box...
any suggestions would be appreciated

I absolutely love old office pieces... this is an all metal single hole punch... I just had to have this... $3.00

and a small pair of handknit socks for our sweet little Mya... I am hoping these fit her better than those mittens... something tells me they may be end up leg warmers instead of socks... $1.50

I found this before Christmas at another one of my thrift stores... I won it at a silent auction for $35.00... Mya christened it on Christmas Eve...

like brand new... mattress was also included
Well that's it folks...

Hope you are all having a great weekend and someone has warmer weather than us...
brrrr it is a balmy 19 degrees here today, but we have sunshine.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by...
Hugs, Deb 


Denise said...

Love the dough box, I think I agree with distressed look like the cabinet you showed. We are having cold temps today, but yippie the sun is out and I have all that wonderful wood I brought in to add to the fire!

Brenda said...

You got some great stuff Deb! In my opinion I think you should paint the dough box like the cabinet.

Brenda said...

great stuff! Love all the little things you picked up.
the dough box? yeah, I'm not digging the orane either.
cute socks for mya! :)
weather? it was 20 here earlier, after being near single digits overnight. brrrrrrrrrrrr
have a great Sunday!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Love all your finds girl!! Yes, I agree that the dough box would look much better painted and distressed. If anyone can make it look old, you can :)

One day when I get to your area, we are going on a haunt to your fav place :)

Sadie @ Serendipity said...

I'd paint it too! What is it about that old shellac that makes it so orange-age? Yuck! Great finds-thank you for taking us along!

Granny said...

I think you should paint the dough box black. It would look great distressed.

I'm loving the little socks for Mya. Wish I knew how to knit, I'd make her several pairs.

Coleen's Corner said...

My goodness it WAS a good day for you! As for that orange schellac... all of the woodwork in my house was coated in that. I am slowing removing it.... with ammonia water. Works like a charm.

Michelle said...

Hi Deb,
Thanks for leaving such nice and helpful comments all the time. I love all your finds, what exactly is the wooden thing? Dry goods mixer? Anyway it was a great price. And little Mya's craddle, well its adorable just like her.

The Homemaker said...

Beautiful stuff! I love the rooster :)

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

love the term memory hunting, it's perfect.
You got some great stuff! The dough box is my favorite. Love what you ended up doing with it.