Sunday, May 20, 2012

Farmgirl Finds

I hate shopping.
Okay except fabric stores when I have money and wool shops ( out of desire).
But in general I hate shopping. It is a task.
Today I was driving from point A to B and on the side of the road ( dirt farm road) was a sign.....Everything Free.
I stopped the car to take a look. And there were finds!
Rubber boots, size 7 ( my size) with the elastic and price tag still attached. never worn! I don't like the crowns all over them, but I'm sure the cows will adjust!

Wicker planter with black plastic liner. I know these are $16.99 at the grocery store, as I spied ( liked) them last week. This one is a little bent out of shape, so I shall soak it and re-shape it.

Oil lamp. Oh what is Dearest going to say........" another one!" I have a large collection of historical ones. This one is a 1928 American made base and a newer ( 1940's) metal wick threader ( Canadian). The chimney is newer from Home Hardware, but it screamed to me. Perfect for the toddlers room, for those, what if the power goes out moment. I shall dye the oil pink. There!!!

The oil painting is an original from Keirstead a Canadian painter from Kingston, Ontario. It is called Poppy Garden and I know for a fact is worth some money. However skip the value, I like it. Just haven't figured out where to put it yet.

I must admit. I like road side shopping.

10 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh today was certainly your lucky day. Good for you. B

Blessings a.k.a Deana Evenburg-Sharp said...

Wow Lucky You!
Those are the best kind of shopping finds..
~~HUGS~~

maria said...

We call it garage sales here in my town...and yes, they are quite fun. The boots look great - quite useful ;)
m.

simplicityinthemaking said...

I would think they did have a garage sale and these are the remains. There was a whole pile at the end of the laneway. Lots of horse stuff. I'm not into that.

Janet said...

Wow, amazing finds! Best way to shop.

Jane and Chris said...

The painting and lamp are my favourites. You did well!
Jane x

Gill - That British Woman said...

great wellies, actually all the things are grea, you're lucky,

Gill

Anna said...

What beautiful pieces and great finds!
I have just recently discovered road side shopping and am now wondering why I have never discovered this before. It is so much fun!

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