Tuesday, February 19, 2013

More Rusty and Dusty Treasures

Last Saturday I went to an indoor sale and found some great things that I blogged about HERE. 
I was thrilled when the guy said he'd be open again on Sunday.  (most places are not open on Sundays here)  I thought about a few things I'd seen on Saturday and was so happy to find them still available.  I must say, his prices were much better the second day!  :)
My favorite find was this old ice cream bucket.  I love the color, love that it has some writing on it and love the metal pieces on it.  It came with all of the heavy ice cream making stuff, but I plan to use it differently. 

A couple of years ago, my friend Heather and I were out shopping.  We found this fabulous birdhouse.  We hemmed and hawwed about it for quite awhile, but I was getting on a plane to go home and couldn't figure out how to get it home very easily and she wasn't sure if she was ready to make that investment.  Well, not long after, Heather's husband surprised her with the very same birdhouse to put in her GORGEOUS garden!  It looks amazing and I love that we were together when we found it the first time! 

So now my husband can work his magic on it and we will have a similar one in our yard.
I found this set of numbers in a cast iron holder.  I am excited to get them heated up and make some fun projects with them.

I find tons and tons of canning jars at garage sales here, but not blue ones with zinc lids.  Score!

I'll be sure to post when the birdhouse is done and if I find a fun project to burn some numbers into some wood!
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  1. The birdhouse will be so fun! can't wait to see it.

  2. Well, if anyone could make one, I know Pat would be the one!! Can't wait to see it's makeover!!

  3. Cool Ice Cream Bucket!
    Can't wait to see everything you do to all your stuff!

  4. Great finds. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. From your newest follower, Linda

  5. What a great idea to use an ice cream bucket for a birdhouse! I love unique birdhouses and that one will be just that. Love those blue mason jars you found too.

  6. Hi Pam! I had to leave a comment because I LOVED reading your blog! I'm currently getting some plastering quotes from the local area as looking to have some work on the house done. I think I'll do a blog like you with photos once it's done. Wish me luck!

  7. I really like the birdhouse, I want one just like it for our backyard. We are building a deck and raised bed garden for herbs and vegetables this spring. I can't wait for it to get a bit warmer.

  8. I've got 2 ice cream makers and I never would have thought to make birdhouse out of them. I can't wait to see it!

  9. Nice post in many ways.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Handmade Rugs


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