Saturday, July 16, 2011

Treasure Hunting!

I found some genuine pieces of awesomeness in my barn this morning!!!

I should give all the credit to my sister, Kelley, who called to ask if I had any old doors to make headboard for Mercy. So, a-barn-hunting I went, and I found some treasures for ME, but not any doors for Kelley. Sorry Kelley.

Look at these adorable framed embroidery pieces. I think they'll clean up just fine after a blast from a compressed air can and a soak in Oxyclean.

I should mention that our home, the mother-in-law house, and barn were all the property of the grocery-store owners in town. So, there are piles and piles of old fruit and vegetable crates, and I found these cute cheese trays! I'm not sure what to do with them all..

This is an old grocery cart! It's missing the back wheels, but it's still adorable. I promised this one to my mom. She's going to put in on her porch with flowers in some veggie crates. Perfect!

And finally... the piece that just made my day. In fact, I'm not sure how I haven't seen this before, but there in the dusty corner of the barn was this lovely mid-century piece. I'm sure it was a grocery story display, but I'm going to re -purpose it as an awesome bookself!

How's that for a morning of poking around in my own yard? I love free shopping :)

Lots of love,


  1. Ok, I obviously don't know much about you. WHERE do you live? A barn? HUH? Love all your fun finds! :)

  2. Wow! I wish I had an old barn out back that was chock-full of vintagey goodness :-P

  3. Janice, we are in West! Come visit and have some kolaches :) We've been here since coming back from NC. We aren't in the country, but we do have a back lot with a barn and a mother-in-law house.

    Anne-There are lots of materials for creative stuff, and lots of dirt and creepy crawlies. I forgot to mention we disturbed a nice little mouse nest too >:o

  4. How awesome! I wish I found awesome things like this when I go thrifting/yard saling!

  5. Thanks Caitlin :)

    And Hi and Welcome to you Shawna! I'm having so much fun getting to know everybody around here.

  6. Oh those crates are gorgeous! Do want!

  7. Wow awesome finds! I especially love the teal cart and the idea of using it for a planter! So fun!