Monday, February 3, 2014

THE CONTINUING HUNT FOR OLD STUFF

It's no secret around here that we love our hunks of wood with old patina --  especially those we find in our "under $10" price range.  Here are some of our recent finds.
This is a mold from the old Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.
 The imprint on the side indicates it was for part of a 20" Feed Roller -- whatever that was -- interesting, none the less!
I found this large bread board behind a bunch of stuff at an antique mall with an $8 price tag.  It is made from one wide piece of wood.  The smaller board is tapered at the end.  Does that indicate it was used to remove something from an oven? I thought it was interesting at $5.
 The big masher is hand-carved, and was a $2 estate sale find.
 Years ago when junk-hunting, I had a 25-50 cent budget; but have had to up the budget in recent years.  See the blue canning jars; while not wood, I love them still.   Back in 1969, I bought a huge box of them at a farm auction for 25 cents.  I remember the year because our oldest was a baby in a stroller; and that farm was muddy, muddy, muddy!  We needed a drive-thru stroller wash afterwards.  I've used the jars to store my pasta and rice in ever since - got my money's worth for the effort!
The fun is in the hunt -- you never know what you will find.

Joining the following:
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday Treasures
Knick of Time Interiors for Knick of Time Vintage Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday

12 comments:

Marilyn said...

That must have been an old tree to have a board that large made from a piece so wide! Prices do seem to be going up on these old treasures. Does that mean WE are worth more now, too?♥♫

Schulz Family said...

visiting from Make it pretty Monday. These are gorgeous finds. Yes the cheap stuff is definitely going up in price!!

Susan D said...

Love your finds. Where I live the prices are all over the place. Sometimes the best stuff can be incredibly cheap and the junk is super expensive. But it sure doesn't stop me from looking!

Patty Rumaker said...

Great finds at great prices. I need to go do a little shopping myself but it is so cold around here - waiting for spring.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

No matter what link party I attend I am always attracted to your 'stuff' :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

These are all fabulous treasures, I love them all. I love, love, love the cutting boards. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

I thought for sure you just went hunting in your own house...love that big bread board and the smaller one looks the kind they use to slide pizza into the ovens...great finds for a great price!

Melanie, LostandFoundDecor.com said...

The cutting boards are a great find! It's always fun when you feel like to get a great deal on some cool "junk". Visiting from Ivy & Elephants

A Few Pennies said...

My kind of post; and I love, love those bread/cutting boards; my absolute weakness when I can find them affordable.

A Bit of Colour said...

Stopped by from "Common Ground". Loving all your treasure finds over the years!!! I'm a junker too!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love all the "old things"! My place is FULL of them! Just ask my hubby!

Jann Olson said...

Oh yes Sally, I love the hunt! Great finds on everything! Love them! I can't even imagine getting a box of blue bottles for that price. Now they are $10, if not more. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann