Weekend Junk #2

I’ve got a lot of goodies to show off this week! I’ll start with the items that don’t have a complicated story attached to them.
I made a quick stop at Goodwill after work Thursday. I was feeling really indecisive, so I only ended up with 2 items.

Glass Jar $0.99
Hook Board $0.99

The board with the hooks will be an easy project. It looks a little sketchy now, but it was worth 99 cents just for the 2 hooks.  
I realized this weekend that I don’t have any casual jackets; they are all long and dressy.  A quick trip to Savers on Sunday and my problem was solved. Of course I couldn’t leave without looking at the frames.

Jacket $5.99
Frame $1.99

The frame is 1 of 5 brass items that I acquired over the weekend. They all have a date with a can of spray paint in their future.
On to the "junk" with a complicated story:
My grandpa is getting re-married in a few weeks (long story). His new wife is starting to move her things in, so they are cleaning house to make room. I’m going to be completely honest; I don’t know how I feel about the whole situation. I really don’t like the thought of some other lady going through my grandma’s things and keeping her treasured pieces.  Anyway, my boyfriend and I made the trip up to look through the things they were planning on getting rid of. They weren’t getting rid of much furniture, but I did snag a china hutch and entry vanity (Is that what it’s called? I have no idea).

My parents have graciously offered to bring these 2 pieces down to me after I’ve closed on the house.
My mom forced suggested I take my grandma’s china. It’s a beautiful set and is in great shape. I only noticed chips on one plate and one saucer. It will look great in my new china cabinet.

A pair of lamps (2 more brass items from the weekend) will look great on nightstands in one of the bedrooms.

I grabbed a few kitchen items. You can never have too many glass serving bowls. And I love Pyrex!

This is probably my favorite item from the weekend. Isn’t it beautiful?

Finally, a pair of birds and a pair of candlesticks (the final 2 brass items). My grandma had a whole collection of different bird and animal figurines similar to the yellow one below.

It was a great weekend for “junk”

Coming up this week: I'm showing off one more room in my new house!


  1. Wow you really scored! I love the hall tree and the china. Being your grandmothers china is awesome!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. How exciting and yes you did score big!
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  4. Your mom forced you to take it! I love that! I've been forced to take a few things myself but never China!
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  5. Oh some lovely items there! I love the entry vanity, it is just gorgeous!

  6. Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I love all these pieces too and can't wait to see them in my house! I've got a lot of painting to do!

  7. I understand your feelings. I have not experienced it, but it feels strange reading it the way you wrote it. Be happy your grandpa is happy. Life is so short and in the end, it is only "stuff".


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