Monday, September 21, 2009

I went junkin'...finally!

I wanted to show some of my finds from the past couple of
weekends. I was able to go to some yard sales finally
and these were some of my finds.
I really love old garden junk. I liked the patina on these
old sprinkler nozzles.
I loved how they looked with the lace runner and bling
I found. The nozzles will end up outside somewhere
in the garden, and the bling in the studio for now.

An old chippy bookcase.
Where in the heck it will go, I have no

More garden junk

These old rakes were my favorite find.

Can you believe how cool this blue one is?

I got this great floral handbag for $1.00.
I loved the colors in it.
You can't tell from the photo, but it is
nubby linen cloth.

Here it is hanging in the studio. I will be filling it with
sewing supplies. It's not near big enough for
me to use everyday. You should see the big ole' thing
I lug around to hold all my necessities...(crap)

If you would like to see what some other girls found 'junkin' stop over at
Cottage Charm and Family Inspirations
for their 'Junkin' Monday'.


Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh JunieGirl! I love GardenJunque, too! My Mr. AGPMan ALWAYS goes to the garage and backyard first on any Estate Sale we visit. We have the BEST Garden tools...the kind you can't buy anymore and they were all purchased secondhand! Gotta LOVE IT!

The purse is 2die4. I'd carry it!

Love to you~Rebecca

Rumour has it said...

Your ´junk´ is beautiful: the metal things, but especially the chair and that pretty bookcase! Will you leave the case outside in your garden? I imagine it filled with flowers and pots :)
Good night, I´ll be back soon,

Sandi said...

What neat vintage garden finds June!! I love old garden goodies also! I have a few in my stash and pick them up anytime they are cheap!!

BellaRosa said...

June, I loved seeing all your wonderful finds :) I love old garden tools...whenever I want to buy them Mr wonderful says, if you just leave your own tools outside for a few months..same thing lol I also wanted to Congratulate you on winning The Jeanne D'arc Living magazine on French Larkspur...I am so happy for you :) Let me know how it is...I have the one I won from Carole of Maynard Garden house and I just love it, don't understand a word in it, but love it! I am thinking of ordering the English one myself this weekend :) Rose

Sharing with Sherri said...

Cool stuff June! Those rakes look like they were just meant to be right there against that tree!!

I can't wait to see what you're gonna do with all your goodies! especially that cool lunchbox! Are you going to put a plant in it? Or maybe decoupage something on it????

Well, whatever you do I know it will be great!!

Have fun!

My name is Riet said...

Oh I love the flowered handbag. Beautiful. Have a nice day

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Oh June that garden junk is so perfect to make fun vignettes! We also love the black lunch box, the bling and the little chair of course!! Fun fun nice of you to come out and share them with us!!!
M & C

The Pink Birdhouse said...

June, you do come home from flea markets and yard sales with the coolest things. My hubby would love those hose nozzles. How you managed to make them look fabulous sitting on the lace runner is beyond me. You have the knack my friend! If I had displayed them, they would have looked exactly what they are, nozzles. You make them seem special!! I for one love that purse! I carry around large sized purses too and my little family here calls them my "trash bags" cuz they hold everything in them but the kitchen sink. I don't hear them complaining about them when we are out and about and I JUST happen to have the exact thing with me that they need, no matter what it turns out to be. :-) I some times like to buy small purses though, just cuz they are pretty and I dream of the day that I will learn to carry around less stuff with me. have a great day. Debby

Vicki said...

Hello, June,
I enjoyed seeing all your Junkin' Finds!! The hose nozzles are great! I, too, love their patina. I bet you will find some place for that wonderful shelf, too. Your purse is so pretty. I can identify with it being too small for everyday use. I carry a big jar of coffeemate in my purse so if I stop somewhere for coffee, I will have my coffeemate ready!! Sending autumn blessings your way. Vicki


Oh June, so great founds! Love that little handbag, just gorgeous. To let the summer go is always hard, seeing all the flowers fade is hard, but when I see all the ripe fruites all over here it is a fair compensation :0) hugs, Mira!

Blondie's Journal said...


You know how much I love your garden and I can see how well your (junk) treasures are going to fit in. I can also see what drew you to the bookcase and the rake; that gorgeous teal color. I love both!

I would say you had a successful weekend!!


Julie Marie said...

Hello June, I love all the garden junk, they all look just like what we all used when I was growing up, and I believe when my dad passed away, we still kept them! That little purse is so pretty! Good finds! Doggie kisses TT! Bisous... Julie Marie

Unknown said...

Such great stuff June! But I covet that chippy bookcase - the patina is just perfect! Lovely, lovley, lovely...

:) T

Jane said...

I love all your junkin finds. I have a collection of sprinkler nozzles...I don't garden but I just liked the look of several of them grouped together. Very cute little purse too!

Carolyn said...

Great finds. I love the old garden rakes the best too. I have the same old stepladder but there is so much junk in our barn I couldn't find it this year.Cleaning out the barn in on our to do list.
Have fun placing all your treasures.


Lori said...

June, you did good too...i don't know what you are talking about...i love your hose nozzles...they have the most wonderful patina...and really make a statement all grouped together...i love your new bag too...the bookshelf from what i can see is the color!!!

Ann Marie said...

I love to find good junk! ~ And that you did!
I love that your like me too.. not always knowing where exactly it's going to go.. but it sings to you--so you have to have it!!

The Victorian Parlor said...

What great treasures! I love the gardening stuff! No doubt it will all look wonderful in your garden next year:). And that purse-what a steal for a dollar! Thanks for sharing!!!



Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Oh, my, June, I'm really swooning over your fabulous junking finds! I love your collection of nozzles - gorgeous patina. But my favourite, is that incredible bookcase, which I would LOVE to have in my possession - it looks so perfectly shabby.

Candy said...

Great haul...junkin' Queen!
Love it all. And the old nozzles remind me of a little craft where someone clever took some wire and twisted it around and up into little photo holders.
I didn't rock the boat but I did clean for 5 hours. Now I'm ready to float down that restful river.
Happy Monday ;-)

Lenore said...

Who ever thought old sprinkler nozzles could be so interesting???? Love your finds....I went to a flea market yesterday, but haven't gone "junkin'" yet.

maria cecilia said...

Hello June, you have got some interesting things from your junkin. Sorry to ask but there´s something I don´t understand: the difference between junkin´, flea markets, yard sales, garage sales, barn sales and... I think this is it. I can see in american blogs that women go to many different kind of sales to get the treasures that I only find in my local flea market on weekends... uuhh
María Cecilia

Paula said...

Hello dear sweet June,

I love all your wonderful finds! I am so glad you were able to go junking and came home with so many fabulous finds! I love old garden things, too! I wonder about all the gardeners that used them, what they grew, what was their favorite flower and so on. It is just like vintage photos, I wonder about the people in them.

I love the chippy bookcase, too. You will find a spot for it. My dear husband and sweet son will always move things for me. If you are like me, you will re-arrange and find a perfect spot for it! :). Oh, the purse is just gorgeous and $1 is a fabulous price!

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. You always bless and encourage me. I look forward to your visits and mine with you!

Love, Paula

Blue Creek Home said...

Hi June,
I am glad that I came over for Junkin Monday. I love your blog. I read for a while and I plan on reading some more.

I do love the things you found this week.

Suzanne said... did hit the jackpot!!! Good for you. And if you get tired of that purse...


What awesome finds! I love lovae that green chippy cabinet! When you find just the right spot, as I know you will, please show us all some pictures. I love the juxtaposed mediums mixed, like your nozzles and lace and bling! How fun!!
My Best

One Shabby Old House said...

Hi June,
I can't wait for all the neighborhood sales to begin around here. I have been finding some great things too. Isn't it fun!!
Can't wait to see what you do with everything.
See you on White Wednesday.

The Green Pea said...

Hello June, you had a good day finding treasures. Love all the garden stuff. Love the nozzles. I collect old sprinkler and hand tools. sandi

Fete et Fleur said...

I can't believe you found these items at yard sales! I wish we had yard sales like this around here.


Stephenie said...

OMG!!! I just loooove all of your new treasures.. They are amazing!! That chippy book shelf is tdf!! And that sweet purse.. Actually, i love it all..

Alice W. said...

June...such beautiful new treasures!!! And great photos of it all too ;)

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi June, thanks so much for coming by and for your prayers. I'm still home waiting to hear what's best to do.
I just love all your great garden finds. I have to say I just love anything old and garden-y. the purse is darling too. Have a good week.

Cathy said...

I never would have thought of old sprinkler nozzels. How fun! Looks like you did good! I especially love that purse!

Cathy ♥

Yvonne said...

What a lovely garden junk !!!
and your handbag is a real beauty !!
You made as usual beautiful photo's of this lovely old stuff :-)

Have a nice day !
Hugs Yvonne

LiLi M. said...

I wish we had those yard sales over here too! I love that chippy book case! Post more photos of that sweetie in action, please! I love that tattered look too, and I think you have just bought these items I would have. Have a lovely day June!

jade said...

So lovely pictures - you have a wonderful blog!!!! Have a very nice day...may be you visit me on my blog........

greetings from Bavaria, Hugs Jade

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What wonderful finds, June. You have the best flea markets....I'm soooo ebvious. I love the bookcase. When I distress a piece of furniture, it never quite looks the same as something that has aged naturally.....gorgeous treasures. XXXX

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello June

Where do I begin, there are so many things which I would have bought given the chance! The bookcase, chair, satchel and steps are my favourite!
You really have bought some lovely things
Isabelle x

Unknown said...

OHHHH I love it all June!! The bookcase is wonderful, I LOVE the color!! I love the chair too, I can never pass up a chair like that! And the purse, all of it is just perfect!

Jill said...

Beautiful blog! I have a huge stash of garden junk just waiting for "someday" !! Glad I found you here!

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Can't believe all these great finds....I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!!
Happy day.

Beach House 27 said...

Hi -
OK - this post makes me want to put down my morning coffee, throw on some clothes and head towards thrift shop row, cart back some stuff, pick up my coffee and carry on.

Love your blog - see you soon


maryboys said...

i'm so glad you had a chance to go junking:) it's all just beautiful! and i'd love to see more of that gorgeous bookcase...maybe another post?!?


Deb said...

Gorgeous finds June! Love the colours of the beautiful chippy bookcase, chair, rakes & especially that sweet little red childs wheelbarrow :-)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

O.K. June,thats way too many good things for one fal to find!!!You really scored big I must say,have fun with it now,lucky girl!!All the best,Chrissy

Ana said...

June, I love that you can see the beauty in what others may perceive as junk. I don't know what it is about treasures like the old sprinkler nozzles, chippy bookcases and that awesome red wheelbarrow that just catch my eye and fill my heart with a fuzzy good feeling. :-D I mean, face it, we can find those things brand new, but their weathered, vintage charm is so appealing and so beautiful. Plus the idea that there are stories and some kind of history behind's just awesome to me. Great treasure finds. Happy 1st day of autumn.


bikim said...

OHH lovely june,
wish i could have all that junkin' to myself!!!! have a great day,

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

I loved seeing what wonderful junk you picked up ~ how lucky! I love the little handbag and the rakes and chippy bookshelf.

Thank you so much for your comforting words to me, I appreciate your kindness, support and friendship.


Anne said...

I like that cute little wheelbarrel you found. And I just love the purse. One dollar? Wow, great find.

Unknown said...

Great junk! I really loved that miniature wheel barrel! I can just see it filled with fall Mums or Pansies! The purse is just too cute! And...what a BARGAIN!

Patina said...

Who would of thought that old nozzles would
make such a pretty picture, but it does! You found some great items June! Great pics too!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

El Primo Best Junk!! You scored, I will take it all, It is just perfect junk!! I am seriously excited over all your finds!!Tootles, Janna