Sunday, August 21, 2016

Junk Pickin' Jackpot

We hit the junkin' jackpot today!  My brother-in-law knows a guy who knows a guy who is selling all the junk off of his land.  We went to see what we could get and came back with quite a haul.  Don't mind the pictures, they were taken on my phone and the set up isn't so pretty!
This old metal milk crate had heavy engine parts in it and my hubby knew how much I wanted it, so he took all of those heavy things out so I could get it! 
A neat old apple basket.  I can't wait to use this in my fall decorating soon. 
They thought I was crazy when I said I wanted these old bed springs.  What in the world will you do with that they asked.  Oh, well, there are so many possibilities! 
A really nice milk can with a lid.  The other side has a horrible painting on it but that will be removed soon.  No ugly frogs for me, thanks! 
This super cool and super rusty head and foot board will probably find a place in the yard soon.  This thing is heavy! 
This wash tub has a neat red color on it and is a really good size.  It even came with a burlap bag in it.
I spotted this rusty old Chevron bucket in the weeds.  It is rusty and has holes in it but it will work great as a planter. 
This old washing machine is so heavy too.  My brother-in-law bought this, but since he has no where to put it, he is going to let us put it in our yard to enjoy. 
My sister's in-laws own storage units and sell past due units.  They bought one for $500 and it is loaded with so much vintage goodness.  My sister was going to throw these bubble lights away but I said no way!  I am sure I can find a way to repurpose them or something cool.  She has so much to go through still and sends me pictures of all the cool stuff.  I told her to let me take anything she is going to throw away because none of it should be thrown away!
It may have been almost 100 degrees outside when we were hunting for all of these treasures, but it was totally worth the $10 and all the sweat it took to get everything!

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10 comments:

Tenneil at R7 said...

Wowie!! How FUN!! Can't wait to see how you use it.

LV said...

You really made a vintage haul. I can relate to all those things.

Anne Birdsong said...

Hi Trisha, I'm Anne from Birdsong Bits and Pieces (https://birdsongbitsandpieces.blogspot.com), and I found you through the Amaze Me Monday blog hop. What a great find! I lovelovelove that kind of stuff, lol. Just thought I'd take a sec to follow you and say hi. Have a great day!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

you clearly are a sister of my heart! I would've drug everything home too. Your ideas on how to reuse the stuff is perfect.

Jessica Pelasky said...

Ooo...looks like you've got some good ones!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You had my dream kind of thrifting day! I'd love to go picking through a place full of rusty stuff! The head and footboard and the mattress springs are the best!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh my goodness what finds! I wish I was your sister or you. LOL!
This afternoon I'm visiting all the bloggers that linked at my Fabulous Fall Party last year. This year's party will be at my new blog beginning Sept 1. I hope you'll come over and join the party again! Come see me here: http://mychristmasjourney.blogspot.com/
Let's celebrate Fall together!

The Freckled Rose said...

You found some great finds! My grampy used to love those Christmas bubble lights, I still have some :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It!

Decor To Adore said...

A jackpot indeed! I adore the bubble lights. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Donna said...

What a haul Trisha! I especially love the wire milk crate and the bed springs! You lucky girl! Can't wait to see what you do with all of your treasures!