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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Truckin' and Junkin' - May

 I thought I would share some of the newest projects that I have acquired over the last couple weeks.

The Milk Can
I "picked" this rusty find at our local thrift store. It's one of those thrift stores you walk in to and immediately feel like you need to shower and or head straight to the doctor's for a tetanus shot. HOWEVER, I have had some good luck rummaging through and finding some hidden treasures; like this milk can. Luckily, my husband has a sand blaster that can do some nice clean-up work on this little guy.
I am not sure what I want to do with it yet. I was thinking of making a wood table top for it, and put it next to chair in the living room. I would prefer that it would be something functional like that, and not just "decorational" (don't look it up, it's a word). ANY IDEAS?

Montgomery Ward Glass Washboard

Ok fellow garage-salers, you know the feeling you get when you find a sale that is just overflowing with COOL STUFF, well this garage sale was just that. This little lady has some many cool, antique housewares (one of my weaknesses) that I was like a kid in a candy shop, only worse. I managed to show some self-control, and walked away spending $10 on this Montgomery-Ward Glass Washboard and a Carlton Glass Coffee Jar. I am planning on hanging the washboard up in "laundry room," but our laundry is in one of those closets off the dining room. So - a washboard doesn't really fit in with the dinning room feel?? But anyways, I couldn't pass it up. Not sure if I will hold on to it - or sell?

Last but not least -

The Crock
   I do not know much about these or identifying how much they are worth. It does have a stamp on it. And it's BIG. The bad news; it has a crack down the side - as you can see in this pic. It holds water,but has a slowwww leak. Any ideas for a food-safe sealant? Decor? I don't want to use it as a planter. I was thinking of making a lid, or looking to buy an old, original one and using it for some sort of storage? I have seen them used in entry ways for keeping umbrellas and such in, but my entry doesn't have the space.

Happy Junkin'!