Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This Weekend's Junkin' Finds #11

Howdy ya'all ....

I almost didn't post this past weekend's junkin' finds because there really just wasn't much.

But, what I DID find were cool and one of them was a GREAT find.

Let me show ya ...

Told ya there wasn't much.

First off I found these 2 wooden pieces and 3 cast iron pieces at the swap mart.
I spent $13 for everything ...

Apparently, these are used on some kind of plow. Now, since I don't live on a farm, I took the girl's
info at face value. If YOU know what they are, please let me know : )

I REALLY loved the mix of wood and metal. I kept them as they were and just hung them above the french doors in our living room. Don't cha love em' with my vintage metal "5" house number?
Kricket asked why 5? Whelp, with baby Leo there's now 5 in our family : )

Then there's these 3 cast iron pieces. 
The woman said she thought they may have come from an old stove.
I'm gonna hang them on the wall somewhere, just no idea yet

Last but not least, I would like to introduce you to Marshmallow

Yup, he's a BIG boy. I found him at Goodwill for $7.99. 
Let me tell ya, if you go junkin' without a smartphone, you're nuts. 
I KNEW he was a good value just wasn't sure. So, I looked him up.
He has "Ditz" on his paw.
Thank heaven for Google and my iPhone.

This is what I found ... See the price?

I knew that it would make a certain 9yr old VERY happy.
This guy's SUPER DUPER soft. Has leather pads and ears. A cute face, nose and claws 
(if they could be cute). He's all over cute-ness.

He's found a good home at the end of Kricket's bed

Before I go, I wanted to show ya how I "Springy-fied" (my own word ... I just made it up. Ya like?)
the living room ....

Do ya see the difference?
I'll give ya hint, it's not the moving of the dog, lol.

I've been wanting to remove the rug for sometime now and
 I'm liking the room much more without it.

So, did you find anything cool this past weekend?

I'm partying at :

Chic on a Shoe String


Lisa said...

Oh my goodness I am in love with that bear! What an awesome find! The plow pieces look great above your doors. I enjoy seeing your unique pieces and then getting to see how you use them. This is totally inspiring to me and helps me see the possibilities in all kinds of stuff :)

beth said...

O.k., gotta admit that my first reaction to the bear was "really?" and then the more I saw you posing him here and there, the more I fell in love with the big guy and now I want him at the end of my bed! hehe

xo beth

Okio B Designs said...

I think you did great! Love the wood pieces near your 5. And oh my gosh, who knew a bear could cost that much!


Anne said...

GREAT finds once again.Love those pieces over your doors.Removing the rug opens it up more too.Your dog is a sweetie :-)

Paula said...

Yep those 3 peices of cast iron are from a stove. They are the dampers that go in the chimney just above the stove. After turning them so much as a child growing up, I would have never thought of them as art, but they will be grand on a wall. A great idea.

Jen the CraftinCowgirl said...

Great finds! The "plow" pieces you found are actually old wooden hames for a harness. I have horses that we ride and drive. The are part of the harness that attaches to the collar around the horses neck. They hold the harness onto the horse. Here is a link (hope it works)that shows the parts of a single horse harness and where the hames are. http://horse-n-driver.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Power.jpg

The ones in the link are metal hames, which are what they are made of now. Alot of people use old wooden hames and collars and turn it into a mirror. Here is an example of that.

Some people make them into clocks or hall trees, etc. If you google wooden hames, you will be able to find more images and ideas. You can get very creative with them. I LOVE how you hung yours up! I have a few sets of wooden hames and have never thought to use them like that. Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

You always find the best stuff! Love love the polar bear... XoXo

Shirley said...

Jen told you right my Dad collected those and some other old plow or harness items and horse shoes. He made umbrella holders before that they were ashtray holders ha! Switched cause people stopped smoking so much.