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I have a somewhat secret love of things that are old and chippy.  It's a cautious affection because I'm always wary of bringing home too much junk that in the near future I will need to pack up.  But, I can't seem to stop myself from picking things up that look like this...

I think most of my family would think I was kind of nutty for actually purchasing this box.  Thankfully, my husband says not a negative word when he sees my additions to the garage and eventually the house.  Back to the box, I really don't know what I'll do with it.  Ideas are welcome but it was only 50 cents and I just love the blue/grey chippy paint.   See, look...

And then there's this bucket.. isn't it neat?  I really like the ones with old labels but I didn't want to dish out the extra dollar.

I purchased this wooden pully at a local yard sale.  I like it sitting out in the flower bed.  I wish I had bought its pair because it would have made more of a statement.  Lesson learned.

I have an affinity for little people chairs.  This is my latest and since I had left my other chairs in PA, I was pretty excited to find it.  It needs a good dusting.  I'm not sure if I'll paint it or not.  In the background, is my consignment store ash bucket turned flower pot and my yard sale blue wicker chairs.

And, since I'm being honest -- let me say that I turned my minivan around in the street and ran out in the pouring rain to pick this thing up off the curb.  This and several wood sticks that I thought would be a good 'trellis' for the beans.  And it's not the first time I've stopped to pick things off the curb.  But, look at the hinge and the nice whitewash .. I couldn't just leave it.  I think it will make a good flower box.

For the first time, I'm linking up to Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures.


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

It's lovely that you appreciate old things...things with a history, things that have been used and loved. Plain, simple, useful, and lovely. :)

handbags*n*pigtails said... Best Blogger Tips

OH how I miss you! Although we'd have been fighting over these items:) I am In.Love. with those blue chairs at your door!
I too found an old box/crate(it was from a drink manufacturing company in LOCAL!) and I have it in the living room holding my mountain of magazines. And the bucket...cute forholding gardening tools or paint a chalkboard square on the front and label it for toys or in the bathroom to house extra toilet paper rolls. Just my thoughts.
Love you!

Amy Kinser said... Best Blogger Tips

What neat finds!

You have a beautiful family.

God bless you, Amy