Weekend Finds

October 26th, 2008 in member junk     
LuAnn LuAnn, member
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More wire thingys I was told were used on a hay bailer
Screen door to be used as a garden gate for my vegetable garden.  Ladder Ill clean and put on my porch to dress up for the seasons.
Osage oranges/hedge apples
Photo: Wooden fan, some rusty pulleys, light reflector from gas lamp, brands used to number sheep (or so I'm told)

Went to an awesome barn/estate sale this weekend.  So much stuff not enough room or $$ although the prices were pretty good.  I saw this sale on line (estatesales.net) a couple of weeks ago and have been antsy since then.  Oh the possibilites of everything there.  Not sure what to do with the branding type numbers but the hay bailer springs I think will be used to string holiday lights around the front yard and sidewalk.  The wooden fan is a good base for a floral design like Sue's (just need a wire pocket).  Other ideas are floating around in my crowded brain--you know so many ideas not enough time.  On the way home JH and I stopped by the side of the road to pick up osage oranges (hedgeapples).  Weird looking but something different for a colander on my table.

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Comments (13)

csudderth writes: Great finds--can't wait to see what you make out of them. Wish you all were in my part of the country--you can pick up all those horse apples you want for free!
Christy Posted: 8:04 pm on October 27th
Cherwood writes: Very cool stuff - ENJOY! I use hedgeballs each fall/winter season. We tuck away 5-6 of them in various places around our basement and they really do keep away the spiders. By spring they'll be all shriveled up and I'll throw them away. Here in SE Minnesota many grocery stores sell them in the produce area (even though they are not edible.)

Cheryl in PI Posted: 3:08 pm on October 27th
kopykatkim writes: I am sooooooo jealous!!!!!! I would love to have found some of the branding irons,and hay bailer springs. You kbow that I'm alot country up here. Can't wait to see what things you come up with. We had our first snow yesterday, but the sun is shinig today and it should all melt. Posted: 2:57 pm on October 27th
shabbychick writes: LuAnn - you found some great stuff! I love the spring thingies - great vintage color.


P.S. Cindy - we got snow this morning in central Ohio...and it's still falling )just really wet - melting right away though - thanks goodness!! Posted: 12:00 pm on October 27th
LuAnn writes: Not quite sure where the wooden piece came from--but it looks like a fan but because I found it at a farm who knows--it was covered with hay??? As for the osage oranges/hedgeapples--you can check out the site about them at www.hedgeapple.com. Lots of information.

LuAnn Posted: 4:51 am on October 27th
suewhitney writes: LuAnn,

Great finds! The wooden fan is awesome. Now, when you find something relating to counting sheep, let me know, Ha! Thanks so much for posting these finds. I see many creations in the making.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 4:02 am on October 27th
fellowjunker writes: Oh, LuAnn, I forgot... I wanted to ask you about those orange/apple things....I've never seen or heard of them. Do you know if they are edible? I wonder if they can be dried somehow for decorative purposes--they are really beautiful and so very unique.
xojanis Posted: 9:36 pm on October 26th
fellowjunker writes: LuAnn
I love your finds especially that rusty heart shaped thing and those springy things!!! I wish I could have some.
Happy junking!
xojanis Posted: 9:33 pm on October 26th
MimiToria writes: You've got some fun finds. Are you sure that wood pc. in photo 1 is a fan, or is it the top part of an adirondak chair? It's cool whatever it is, but I just have a hard time seeing it as a fan.
I'm sure you'll come up with some creative uses for everything. Posted: 8:44 pm on October 26th
CottageElements writes: LuAnn, sounds like you got some great Junk items at your sale. Love the branding numbers. I wouldn't know what to do with them either, but they're cool! I have to tell you, ever since ItalianPeasant introduced me to hedgeapples, I've want them! I was at a sale (Gathering of Friends in Burnsville, MN) and someone was selling them. I bought all of them. Of course I had to pay for mine :( (50 cents each), but that was ok. Love 'em. She also told me to put them under my washer and drawer. They keep the spiders away. Who knew!

Lani Posted: 7:46 pm on October 26th
LuAnn writes: Cindy:

No it's not snowing. Got real dark for a while, poured and now the sun's out! go figue. Will post pics when I get some projects done.

LuAnn Posted: 2:58 pm on October 26th
georgiamoon writes: LuAnn my friend, you did GOOD, you got some great stuff... I love your number brands, pulleys and the wooden fan is terrific! Good for a number or projects I am sure! Can't wait to see the end products. Love ya, Geo Posted: 2:38 pm on October 26th
junkinhart writes: LuAnn, you got some great finds!! Those baler tines are just awesome.......lots of ideas with those. And the wooden fan thingy is a very nice rustic piece!!!

Happy creating,


P.S. Is it snowing there? Some hail just went through here, heading your way!! Posted: 2:30 pm on October 26th
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