Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Still Getting Stuff

I can't seem to pass a Goodwill store in my travels. Or a junk shop. Or a dumpster that looks like it has treasures. Or a pile of stuff set out for the trash people.
I went junkin' with a friend yesterday up in Pennsylvania. I found this awesome old wash board. It's wood on one side....

and metal on the other. I think the wooden side will work well for notes or to hold old photos, while the back side could be used for magnets (holding notes). Can't have too many notes.

 love the details

 Will probably paint this white and make it into a serving center for outdoor meals.

 More old rusty stuff. I have an idea to use that bucket for a light. It has holes in the bottom so would be pretty cool for that.

Many uses for these old funnels...

like this!

or this

For some reason I've never seen these iron holders before, but now I've come across three of them in different places. The one on the left would make a cool message board and the one on the right would work for holding earrings.

Krista and I are going to have a yellow theme in the spring so are collecting things that have yellow. This old stirrup would be a cute napkin holder.

and this cute serving bowl.

Such a great bucket/ice cream maker? Love the Pennsylvania Dutch designs on it.

Makes me want to eat some sauerkraut and applesauce.

Vintage glasses have my heart. do old milk jugs.

and this carrier is just over the top cute. These would be great holding big zinnias for a table centerpiece in the summer.

Whooooooooooo can say bookend owls?

Such a nice little creamer, or colored pencil holder or vase.

But SCORE! on this retro salad service set! I thought it was a punch bowl but no handles on the little bowls. The salad servers are cool too. Love those 1960's colors. Would make a great set for gazpacho soup.

Speaking of 60's, check out these delightful bowls. Stackable is a bonus!

Anything with red gets my attention. 

I got a few more things but I was taking photos in my carriage house and my hands wouldn't work anymore, it was so cold. My camera was complaining too. But it was a good day for picking and now have to get it into Ginger and Spice Marketplace. But let me know if you're interested in anything before it's gone.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Frilly, Fun & Flirty

 I just finished this great little scarf. Gotta love the ruffle! It's Barb's Koigu Ruffle Scarf. Pattern can be downloaded on Churchmouse Classics website.

I used my Sock Hop yarn, a super wash merino, that is really soft and not scratchy at all. 

This is Carnival color way, which knit up in a rainbow of colors. Can't wait to get started on another one!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fun Furniture Sales

SP Barn Sale - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, January 18, 19, 20, 10-5, 4051 Stanford Ct., Frederick

Ginger & Spice - 21 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville

Krista and I worked at both Ginger & Spice and the SP Barn today. We returned to the barn to rearrange the dining table after we scored lots of dishes and silver ware at various Goodwills. (yea for thrifting!)

We went with a green theme for this time with these cute little plates, stacked upon a larger plate.

All the little plates are a different design but they all go together nicely. Now we're on the lookout for various plates in a different color for every month. I told Krista we've turned into old ladies! Well, we're old anyway but now we're excited about finding cute little plates! (I gotta get on my mountain bike and race down a rocky single track to counteract this china habit!)

Here's Krista gleefully stacking plates.

Here's another peek at the finished table. Don't you just want to sit down and sip wine and dine on Coquilles St-Jacques?

We arranged the chemistry bottles on a beautiful cut glass vanity tray.

Krista covered her antique rocking chair with a burlap coffee bag.

We left Ginger & Spice, darting over to the barn to make last minute changes for the sale this weekend. Hope you can make it out to see us!