3 hours ago
May 21, 2012
Yard sale season is in full effect around my Colorado town. Starting every Thursday night you will see numerous hand written signs around the town promising one of a kind finds, baby supplies or antiques. I am not a big “yard sale hopper”, but when my neighbor, Leroy, has his yearly antique farm sale, I am there! Leroy has been living on his hobby farm for 60 years where he raise chickens, goats, llamas, and donkeys. He day job is as a furniture restorer, but at night his wife and him are collectors. Like every collector you need to purge your stash every once in awhile. I was happy to help him with this process.
I arrived early Friday morning and found some amazing deals. Twenty dollars got me 5 Antique Ball Jars, 1- 8 inch cast iron skillet, 1 potato ricer, and 1 cast iron bacon press. Pretty good for 30 minutes of digging through old boxes. The cast iron skillet was very dirty but a little scrubbing with some salt and oil cleaned her right up. I fried up some eggs for lunch and they slipped right out of the pan. I don’t think that I will have to even reseason her.
On Saturday morning, while sitting down to my morning coffee, I saw this Pin of succulents planted in vintage tins. It got my mind racing and I was having flashbacks of various vintage tins in Leroy’s barn.
I couldn’t resist and headed back Sunday morning to see if any were left. Lucky for me, I found three tins in great condition. I can’t wait to fill them with the succulents I have been eyeing at the local nursery. The above arrangements sell for $40 at a floral shop in Los Angeles, so I am very happy with my $2 vintage tins. I will keep you updated on this project.
Mr. G was with me on my Sunday trip and he found a sleeve of zinc ball jar lids. This was a steal at $5 for the dozen. He also found this cute brass bell. I plan on restoring it and hanging it by my front door.
My ricer and Ball Jars have found homes displayed on my wall and kitchen shelves. I love the pops of blue and jade they bring to the space.
My haul from Sunday’s antique picking experience…oh the craft possibilities!
I did not shop all weekend! We had one of Mr. G’s childhood friends over for dinner and I made The Pioneer Woman (aka Ree Drummond) Knock You Naked Brownies for dessert. The recipe is here. So amazing…so gooey…and so gone. They didn’t last long in this house. They definitely took care of my sugar fix for awhile. Sometimes it is just fun to indulge!
The weekend has come and gone and I have a busy week ahead of hardening off my plants, prepping more of the garden, and hopefully planting some succulents. I hope everyone had a great weekend and as always, thanks for stopping by Throwback Road.