Upcycled Garage Sale Vintage Firkin Sewing Basket


 I found this vintage sewing basket on legs at a yard sale for 75 cents.  It has some issues.  It has no handle and the cover is a little warped.

There is also an ink blot stain inside.  
Did you know this bucket style is called a firkin?  I didn't,  but I googled vintage bucket sewing basket and Etsy has quite a few for sale, and they refer to them as firkins.

From Fall Vegetable Grater Pumpkin to Halloween Jack o'Lantern


Back on August 24th, I re-purposed this vintage vegetable safety grater into a "pumpkin" photo holder.
Today, I up-dated  my re-purposed grater pumpkin into a jack o'lantern.  

Stencil A Buffalo Check Cabin Christmas


Cabin and northwoods style are all around me here in northern Minnesota.  
This Falls City Alumi-Lite minnow bucket is a great candidate for a stencil as it's not the more desired, older, galvanized type.

Rummage Sale Freestanding Wooden Towel Holder

You just never know what you're gonna find at a garage sale or thrift shop!  Many of you are amazed at my finds.  The key to finding great stuff is persistence.  If you go thrifting or garage sale-ing infrequently, your chances of finding something unusual are about nil.  I stop at our two local thrift shops almost every lunch hour, and when I attend garage sales, I am one of first attendees. 
That all being said, the above, was a recent yard sale purchase.  I paid $10 for this bathroom towel holder.  My first thought was that it was an antique, but now I think it's a homemade item.  But still a pretty cool find.

Garage Sale Framed Wall Art to Framed Signs

This framed winter picture was in my August thrifting and rummage sale finds post.

This picture is also from a rummage sale.