Monday, October 29, 2012

Galvanized, Metal, and Rusty Finds

Hey everyone. 

As storms are raging around us in so many places, I pray you are safe.

As most of you already know, I love going to the Nashville Flea Market. Unfortunately, I have not been able to go over the last couple of months.  I did, however, get to go to the October Sale, which is the biggest and best!

I found a few things I wanted to share with you and show you what I did with them.

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I found this very rusty Mail Pouch Tobacco sign.  It’s not it great shape, but I loved it anyway.  It says Treat Yourself to Mail Pouch Tobacco.  Disclaimer…I in NO way recommend anyone using tobacco of any kind.  I just like the sign.

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I also found this great galvanized lamp shade…

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The light shines beautifully through all of the cutouts. 

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The last thing I found was this great metal cart.

  I know some people (MY FAMILY) wonder why on earth I buy some of the things that I buy.  I didn’t hesitate to buy this when I saw it and knew it would be perfect for holding quilts and blankets through the cold winter months.  Hmmm…already thinking of what it will hold in the summer.

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My sweet family really never know what I might come home with.  I am so glad they tolerate me and my love for all things old and rusty.

Take care my friends and stay warm.


Linking up at Coastal Charm and Timewashed: Blissful Whites Wednesday
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22 comments:

Lorrie said...

I love your finds and love that you showed how your're using them, great ideas!

NanaDiana said...

Hi Ames! I am back after my blogging break and happy to see you here. Your home is as comfortable and warm as always. Pop by if you get the chance- xo Diana

Ruby and Arthur said...

Your lampshade is great! I love the cart and wire baskets, too. You're getting a great look! Jean

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Love it all, but I really love that metal cart!
~Angie

Anne said...

Great finds Amy! LOVE that old sign although I don't smoke either I can appreciate a great old chippy worn sign!Pretty lamp shade and that basket is great! Oh so many fun uses!
xx
Anne

Blondie's Journal said...

I am in LOVE with your lampshade! What a wonderful find! And of course the pouch and the cart. You always seem to know just where to place things and how to use them. It takes me awhile! lol! And I hear ya...my family just doesn't "get it" either!

XO,
Jane

A Thrifted Market said...

Oh my goodness, I love that metal cart!! Very cute things you found. Love the styling and your new goodies. Great picks!

Holly said...

You always find cool things. I need to get out more and explore my new area. I am trying to put together my master bedroom and keep thinking of how cute yours is. I tend to "over-decorate" so I am trying to stay more simple as you have shown in your own bedroom....we'll see how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by today!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

wonderful finds, Amy, I know what you mean about family. but hey, you won't tell them what to buy later, just remind them of that! LOVE the cart!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Oh that little lampshade!! I've never seen one like that. What a great find!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Great finds...I LOVE that cart!! Perfect for your quilts :) Laurel

pballard said...

I would of bought the basket too! Oh and the lampshade. Great finds..

Becky C said...

Well, my goodness! I love them all...but that cart is wonderful!! So perfect for that spot in your den. Really looks awesome holding the blankets & quilts. It will be so versatile in every season- I can imagine you filling it with so many different goodies :)
So wish I could have been there to go to the Nashville Flea with you. You always come across the coolest finds.
Lots of hugs

On Crooked Creek said...

Amy,
GREAT finds!!!
I'm loving that cart that holds your quilts!!! Nearly bought one similar when we were on vacation, but, alas...I had way too much "stuff" and no space in the car! Have a blessed week!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Faded Charm said...

Great finds and I know what you mean about family. Mine not only wonder what I'll bring home, but are always surprised when something that was there yesterday suddenly disappears or is replaced. A girl gets bored with the same things, doesn't she? hahaha

xoxo
Kathleen

Keeping it Cozy said...

Love all your finds! The metal cart is awesome and I love how your blankets and quilts look stacked inside. Someday I have to make it to that flea market! :-)

stefanie said...

oh!!! I love this room!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Amy, LOVE your style. I noticed your pretty sheer curtains... I'm wild over how you hung them! So pretty!

Stephanie said...

The metal cart is SO awesome - LOVE it!!

must love junk said...

Be still my heart! That cart is one fantastic find! :)
Susan

BECKY said...

You find the best treasures! That sign is epic, and so is the cart!
Always a joy to visit you, sweet friend! Just love your junk style, and your heart!
Hugs,
Becky

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great treasures...my fav is that cool looking metal cart.

Blessings,
Linda