I just picked up this rusty gate this morning for $20. I thought that was a great price.
Since gardening season is well under way and winding down, I wasn't sure where to put it. I set it here on the front side of my house for now. I may even put it indoors, as it's not overly big.
I took in a garage sale last Tuesday and purchased these rusty tongs for $2. Still thinking what to do on these. I see Pinterest has a lot of paper towel and toilet paper holders repurposed from tongs.
Also at the garage sale, I found two small garden spades, a mini graniteware tin, an enamelware lid, two metal bookends, a baggy of random dice and a cool rusty scalloped piece. Not exactly sure what it was for, but the price was right and it was cool.
Also a wire fan cover from the garage sale.
A green lantern. I paid $10 for it. I foresee it in Christmas vignettes!
I purchased this great vintage egg basket for $20 last month. I have bocce and crochet balls in it on the covered patio.
I purchased two of these, never painted or stained wood, shutters. They were about $11 at an antique shop.
I used a steel wool/vinegar stain to give these shutters a gray weathered wood look. The one on the left was stained with the mixture.
The idea was to use them indoors but I didn't really like gray with my blond 1950's woodwork. I want to paint the woodwork (if my husband would ever agree).
For now I am displaying one of shutters on my covered patio.
I purchased this large wooden toolbox last month too at an antique shop too. It was $15. I already have plans for this. Look for a makeover, and a display spot in the house for it coming this fall.
Hmm. What do you suppose I can do with one vintage ski pole? Just 2 dollars at the garage sale.
I don't think dog figurines and figural planters are very popular now days, but I still like them. I think this one is a McCoy or maybe Shawnee. It was only $2 at a thrift shop.
I love to pick up old Bingo cards. These were 75 cents apiece at an antique shop. I know I will find a use or project for them.
That's it for now!