Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekend finds...including a german watering can and vintage english clay pots

Hubby and I worked our little buns off this past Friday prying up our very heavy deck and working
 under it to level out the ground. Over the years it had settled and become uneven and was really rather
unsightly.  I am soooo happy with the results! That was hard work, but we did get it done and I am a
happy camper.  In the process we realized we need to totally replace the smallest part , but that
will happen another day. We also put up some new fencing to replace what was rotten. After all
  that work we took  Saturday off and went on a mini getaway.
{truly *mini* as it was just for the day}

We headed out to Findlay, Ohio where there is a huge antique mall that we haven't been to
in  a long time. I will be honest and tell you that I whined half the way there because our GPS
 was not taking us the usual route and I do not like change so much. I finally calmed down and just
 enjoyed the drive. Seriously?? What GPS would take you on the back roads. *smile* We even
 checked the settings. Oh well...turned out AOK and  I even thought about doing that more often...
just wandering the back roads and see what that brings.

I found these amazing vintage pots at the antique mall along with the German watering can!!
I fell in love the moment I saw them. Those were my only two purchases there, but I was
one happy camper.

While wandering the back roads we ended up at an estate sale in a little town. I found several goodies there
including these three clay pots in the drawer.

Isn't the patina on this little chest/cupboard amazing?? {sorry for jumping all around in this post
...hee hee}  I got this years ago when my mom and dad were cleaning out my great aunt's place.
 It was outside in a run down shed and I spotted it right away. My dad {you know the
NEW cabinet builder?} thought I was cracked for even taking a second look at this, but I didn't
waver so he put it in his truck and hauled it home for me. I have loved it ever since. This year
 I decided to enjoy it on my deck. I need to get the handles back on  {glass ones} , but I think
 I am short one so I will have to figure something out.

Perfect for outside on my deck.

I also found all these hangers at the estate sale! I just love old wooden hangers! I especially love the ones
that have advertisement on them. 

Now , what can you tell me about these? I have never seen hangers shaped like this before, but
thought they were so unique.

Last , but not least at the same sale I found two suitcases and a wooden ironing board. Haven't a clue
what I will do with the ironing board, but it was calling my name for a dollar.   I spent a whopping $3.25
total at the estate sale. I also got a wooden spice rack, but somehow it did not get in the photo.
Everything was half off ...the sale had been going on for  three days so I can't even imagine what
 they had to start with.  I made another round when I realized it was half off day and landed
 this little gray suitcase above for 25 cents!!
{I guess taking the back roads isn't so bad after all!! :}

{I wanted to get a vintage wooden step ladder that was only $1.00, but hubby told me he has one
like it..same size and all so I will be investigating today to find it...I KNOW I should have bought
it anyways.  He brought home two HUGE {taller than we are} pepsi stand up advertisements
with star wars characters on them. He just couldn't pass them up, but somehow they don't
fit in with my decor. ha!! I have a feeling they will end up in hubbys shop or our sons man cave.
  He has already told us that he would love to have them. }

Happy Monday everyone and enjoy the week ahead!! 


Petite Michelle Louise said...

wonderful finds and for a STEAL! Will share mine later today! ;)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my! Love the pots and Watering can. I love old wood hangers too. It would be interesting to know about the unusual ones. I'd say you did VERY well. Oh yeah! That little blue chest is AMAZING! I'd love to get out kicking around for stuff. It's been awhile for me. Sounds like you worked hard for it though! Have a terrific week!

Debbie said...

What a cute little chest for your garden goodies! Love how you've displayed your clay pots, and watering can.
I enjoyed reading your blog posts this morning.

Marydon said...

LOVE those pots, Sandi. Never seen any like them before. Your chest is wonderful & the color perfect. The watering can is so cool, not seen one like that quite.

Love GPS country roads, we did that all last week i PA.

Have a beautiful week ~

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

That Ironing board makes a great shelf!! Like it!! Love those pots ans aqua piece.

Irene said...

Boy you two don't mess around.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love that crackled paint!

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving those sweet ol' pots Sandi!
The little cabinet is cute too, love the color!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Wow, you're good! Fun finds this week...

Susie said...

Sandi...the little cabinet is the best chippy thing ever. I am glad you enjoyed your time with your hubby. We are going to Shipshawana next week...wish you could come.xo, Susie

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Awesome finds!

Heaven's Walk said...

Woo hoo! GREAT finds, Sandi! I LOVE those tiny clay pots and the hotel hangers! What a fun day you must'ave had! Backroads are always the way to go in my book. It adds a sense of adventure and you never know who or what you're going to run in to! :)

xoxo laurie

BECKY said...

Wow Sandi! You have a great haul there! Too much fun! I have to get back out there and find me some good junk!! And yes...that little chest is simply charming!!

Hope your week is going well!