We have two weekly Blog Carnivals to post on today…
And then we have a Junk Party!
Here is what I am showing today for both of these events. I got these vintage kitchen utensils at an antique store for $3 a piece. I love the way they’re shaped. Not like what you’d buy today.
I showed them to you separately, as you can’t see them very well in this tall pitcher in my kitchen. I bought the smaller crock pitcher for $2 from an antique mall. It has a slight chip at the rim. Gives it a little character, I think.
Let me show you the taller pitcher up close. I bought this at a junk store for about $10. But I really wanted it because I’m now a Texan and it’s made in Luckenbach, Texas! And there of course are our famous bluebonnets painted on it.
Next to that on this old sewing machine table are my antique kitchen scales. I bought them at an estate sale not long back for $12. Then the old Borden can on top came from an antique store for $6.
So these two blog carnivals really work well together. When you buy vintage, you are usually being thrifty!
So now we’re going to attend a fun party, a junk party! Who doesn’t have junk they have
Me & My House is the host.
What immediately came to mind for me is not exactly junk by any stretch. My neighbor and I traded pieces of furniture. I got this student desk already painted. But to me it looks plain. So though it’s not junk, it’s on my “to do” list of things to give a makeover. I just can’t decide what I want to do. I’m thinking maybe decoupage it. I just don’t know what or how to go about it…
And then there’s these pieces…
We have an odd assortment here. Two old sewing machine drawers. Pieces of wood. And seven wooden eggs. Decoupage???
And the drawers, I just can’t decide. I know I probably will use them as storage. I can always use storage. But then maybe they’d look cute on the wall like narrow shadow boxes…
And the pieces of wood? I don’t know yet. Ideas are accepted and much appreciated.
There are always projects in the works around here. Or at least proposed projects for some future time.
Go visit Blogland’s Junk Party! Nothing like virtual junk to get my juices going!