Junking on a TUESDAY???

November 12th, 2008 in member junk     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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Amazingly on a Tuesday I went to Santa Barbara with a friend and found two salvage yards that I had not been to yet. The first one is called Taipan and was moving so I got the big windows and old lamp for a steal (not much else there). The second one is a hot spot called the Salvage Yard on Anacapa ST in SB. They had stuff everywhere and great boxes to dig through. I came up with most of the small things there. It wasn't as cheap as I would have liked but still some great junk to be had. I will pick out my favorite things and then Jenny (TGTG) gets her pick...the rest I will save until the right project comes along. The two heavy cast iron tri-leg stands are...I don't know what...but I know they are cool, and I know I will find something to do with them. I have a few ideas but always welcome more. And BTW I went to Jenny's art show the other day and was BLOWN away by the scope of her talent. I know she is too modest to tell you this, but the room was a-buzz with excitment and she was selling them faster than hotcakes!!! I would have bought many items if I'd had the money, I may have to ask the hubby for one for my birthday. I'm begging her to post some pics and she will come around eventually...right J???? Ok that's it for me. Love , geo

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Comments (11)

ShaeLeigh writes: What a treasure trove...everything I see is terrific! Posted: 9:00 pm on January 8th
junkinyaya writes: OMG! What a trunk load of fantastic treasures! I am SOOOOO jealous. :) Can't wait to see what you do with all of it...xo..deb Posted: 9:08 pm on November 29th
kopykatkim writes: Definately a treasure full of junk in the back of that pickup. Way to go. I have also seen those tri leg stands as bases to old floor lamps. Can't wait to see what you do with it all.
Kim Posted: 7:57 pm on November 13th
italianpeasant writes: junkin' on a tuesday,no better time :) everyone else is waiting for the weekend LOL. great stuff! can't wait to see the finished. i think the tri leg bases are the old 30's lamp bases, but what do i know :) gio Posted: 1:19 pm on November 13th
AtticusFinch writes: Georgia, I agree with Kathy I think the 3-legged stands are flag stands. You found some great stuff, just makes the mind reels with possibilities. My day job is getting in the way of being out having fun finding junk to recycle. Funny thing...I was in downtown McKinney, Texas (great antique/boutiques to shop) and I saw a SUV with the Texas license plate "JUNKIN". She would fit right in here if she's not already a member junker. Posted: 10:24 am on November 13th
CottageElements writes: Geo, can I go junking with you? You find such fun things. I love getting in there and getting dirty. My dream job! LOL. I did get to go through a barn before it was demolished, which was a ball. Love the large shade (or whatever it is). Be sure to show us what you do with them, k?

Lani Posted: 11:46 pm on November 12th
MimiToria writes: Georgia you did great! A couple of ideas for your junk haul. I think the tri-leg stands too are vintage flag stands. I love them. You could use those to hold Christmas trees. I have a vintage aluminum tree that didn't have a stand and found a tri-stand different than yours but about the same diameter of hole and it worked great for any type of pool faux Christmas tree to stand in.
Also, the large light fixture would be awesome with a bunch of rusty junk hanging off of it. There were 2 or 3 of them at the Junk Bonanza and the owner of the shop Lani sells at has one shown on her website. You can check it out at this url:

It is shown under her September 19th blog if this link doesn't work. Thought you might enjoy this idea. There was also a Western themed Junk one at the Bonanza.
Love all your new treasures!
Gretchen Posted: 9:02 pm on November 12th
vecernice writes: Georgia, love all junk you found. I am sure you have always such a great time junking, you are so lucky. Wish I can go outside the city to find some great junk...maybe soon
Eva Posted: 8:29 pm on November 12th
csudderth writes: OMG--that is a great haul for any day of the week. Of course, metal junk is my addiction (at least one of my addictions). I'll be waiting anxiously to see what you make out of all this.
Christy Posted: 8:03 pm on November 12th
LuAnn writes: My friend: Be still my heart--what great junk. No favorites just love them all!! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

LuAnn Posted: 6:20 pm on November 12th
shabbychick writes: Georgia - you did a fine job of junking (Tuesday's just as good a day as any, right???). I think the tri-leg stands were flag stands??? Can't wait to see what you do with the big hanging fixture...

Kathy Posted: 3:46 pm on November 12th
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