Monday, October 25, 2010

Treasure Hunting

Well, I hope you all are well and
safe!  There were tornadoes and
warnings in TX and our part of 
Oklahoma, yesterday!  The alarm
went off for a tornado warning, for
the southeastern part, of our county.
We got the edge of the storm, but I
don't think one touched down. I saw
one on the news last night, that went
across the freeway and the guy 
filming, it was right on the edge of it!
He is lucky he didn't get hurt.

Enough of tornadoes, I wanted to show
you all the things I got over the last two

We went to a few garage sales and I got
most of this stuff at them. I got the Three
Crows Coffee sign and the little shelf made 
from a measuring stick from an antique 
mall.  I thought I would repaint the blocks
and make some pantry cakes with the molds.
I have quite a few molds, now....The can 
opener is really old and still  has the screws
to hang it on the cupboard, or wall. The 
little firkin doesn't have a lid, but I don't 
care, I  got it for 25 cents!....It's my first
real one.

It needs a good cleaning, then I will make 
room on my hutch for it.

I got this big crock at the fleamarket, 
last weekend, along with the quilt rack
and the corner shelf.  I think the crock is
a 6 gallon, although it doesn't have a 
number on it. It used to have wire and 
wooden handles on it, but they are gone,
now. I do have one that is larger and it is 
an 8 gallon, so that is why I think this 
one is a 6 gallon. The crock is outside, 
waiting for a good scrubbing.
I am hoping that the quilt rack will fit 
at the beginning of the hall, I will have 
to do some measuring to see, yet. I think 
I will paint it, black with red over top.  
I have some craft projects to finish and 
then I will pick a nice day and paint 
all the things I want to get painted....
I have several things to make over and
furniture that I want to move.

I got this chair at an estate sale, last 
Sunday.  It has several layers of paint
on it, but I am going to sand it and paint
it black.  

I like the shape of it, especially the
back.  It is really heavy compared to
the other chair they had, so I think 
it might be oak.....I am wanting to find
some bow back chairs, I think my big
brother is on the look out for some for
me.  He is going to change a table I 
have, to a harvest/farm table, one
of these days. 

Well, that is it for me today, I hope 
you all have a great week! 

Until next time....

Bear Hugs~Karen



  1. Can't imagine tornados, they are only a very rare occurance here in the UK.
    Love your finds, don't you just love it when you come across all those bits and pieces.
    Keep safe,
    Smiles, Angela.

  2. You found some great treasures Karen! I've been on the lookout for a firkin for about a year now, still have not come across one. I see them on eBay but it's not the same as finding one at a flea market or garage sale, lol.
    Glad you didn't have a tornado touch down where you live...very scary. I live in the Allegheny Mts. of PA and it is very unusual for a tornado to touch down here, but it has happened.

  3. Glad to hear you didn't have any tornados touch down. We have high wind warnings for tomorrow with storms...hope it doesn't get real bad here.
    You found some really great things!! I have a firkin without a lid also, but that was ok with it for a great price since it didn't have the lid. Love the crock!!...and the chair too!!

  4. wow you found some awesome goodies your little firkin and love that chair too.:)

  5. Very nice finds Karen!
    Hope all is well.

  6. Wow Karen what great goodies! I need to come yard sale with you! Love the chair too!

  7. Hey Karen, glad the tornadoes missed you. We had one about 35 miles from us but it touched down in a field and didn't do any real damage. We didn't get much rain for all the turmoil unfortunately.
    Great treasures you found!! I so want a firkin, I have never even seen one in real life.
    Have a great day!!

  8. Nice finds! I haven't been junquing in awhile...promised the hubby I would paint up the "stuff" I have here first before I go get any more! Sigh! So I'll have to get my junquing fix from all my blog buds...

    Have a great day.


  9. It's good to see you're still enjoying yourself! What a great haul, you find the bestest stuff.
    It looks like Bear Monday is on hiatus...:(

    Wow, Karen, we are having hurricane force winds up here since yesterday. In places, the waves off Lake Michigan are 17 feet time if there are big winds down there...maybe you could send them to...I don't know, South America maybe?
    Looking forward to future posts, they are always so much fun to read!

  10. Lots of fun goodies Karen! I love that little firkin, it is cute. The crock is very nice. Looks like it's in great shape. Love that chair too!


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