Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Junking: MORE Unneccessary Items

Amazing weekend junking!!!
It was me, my hubby, and meltingplastic!
Thanks to meltingplastic, I know more junking locations than ever before!

First, I need to clarify that this goldschlager ballerina was not bought.
I needed to take the photo because we had this Bols ballerina was on our mantle throughout my childhood and adolescence in Prince George. The biggest difference, however, was that ours still had the seal and was full of goldschlager! How I loved turning it over to see the flakes of gold swirl around the dancer.
Do you still have it Mom?

I have been obsessed with finding bell jars for the last 6 months.
Every time me and the hubby go out, we look for them. At VV Boutique, meltingplastic and I walked past this mini glass capper and on a whim, I picked it up.

Seconds later, i came across this little beauty!

Not only is the wood almost luminescent, but the copper detailing is what drew me to it in the first place.

Once we got to Almonte, both melting plastic and I each found a mid-century lamp.
I can't wait to get my hands (and paint) on both of the lamps that I have awaiting a little love.

I also found this great little clock. My guess is mid to late 40s, given the touch of streamline Deco on the sides. It needs some major cleaning, especially the cord, but that is easy enough.

Even my husband got in on the fun this time!
He found a Swiss bayonette; it is an excellent addition to his growing collection of sharp and menacing things.

Although this suitcase didn't get picked up on this round, I did feel I needed to include it since it was also from Almonte. There is something appealing about a well worn piece of luggage. Where has it travelled? What has it seen?

Another piece from a previous trip; this time to Smiths Falls Flea Market.
I liked this one and then didn't get it. Then I saw and liked it again, and didn't get it.
Finally, I went to get it, and it was gone... or at least I thought it was.
I ended up finding it in the absolute opposite end of the market.
Of course it needs to be taken apart and flattened - not to mention the frame.

The last time I dropped by VV Boutique, I came across these lamp shades.
I figured it was a good buy because who doesn't need lampshades?

Although this shade is not technically mine, it is in my possession to see if I can make it a little more modern and streamlined. As a classic drum shade it should be easy enough.
I think I need to call my mother-in-law for a shade tutorial.

What is even more interesting is that this is a double barrel shade.
This could allow for some creative endeavors... It gets the juices flowing, anyway.
I hope I can give this back to my junking friend at meltingplastic for her fabulous lamp.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, oh, I so would have nabbed that bell jar also. And that side table too, while I'm at it.

    I'm with you on the worn suitcase romance! I don't know what it is, I just adore them. If my apartment were bigger, I would have them all over the place, stacked as tables. Le sigh.


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