Thursday, June 18, 2009

Junk Party...

Kennesha over at Me N My House is hosting a junk party, and since I love some good ole junk I thought I would participate. Here are a few of my treasures that others considered junk.

First up is this rocking chair. It is in Connor's room and we rock in it every night. I don't have a before picture because I recovered several years ago. It is from Lon's family farm and was originally stuffed with straw. Papa was gonna throw it away and I told him I wanted it. He thought I was crazy, but I love this chair. He said he'd had it as far back as he could remember.

This is my Great Grandmother's jewelry box. When my grandma gave it to me I almost cried. I absolutely love it. It has a bunch of costume jewelry in it, and I still haven't been able to do anything with it because I don't want to mess any of it up. I may end up doing some sort of shadow box with my favorite pieces. Suggestions?

For now it sits on my dresser.
This is an old chair I got at an antique store for $5.
I spray painted it lime green and now use it as a planter. I smile every time I look at it!
My favorite piece of "junk" is this bike that belonged to my mother in law as a child. It was hanging in one of the barns at the farm. I brought it home and hosed it off. Everyone was so curious to see what I was gonna do with it.
Well hang it on the house of course! Isn't that what everyone does with old bikes? In all seriousness I do love it and since it is on this patio on the back of the house it fits perfectly.
And last but not least, this old wooden ironing board has been sitting in my garage since April when I picked it up at an antique mall. I got it for $7.50 and I love it, but I just can't decide where I want to put it. It will find a place soon though, because it is taunting me!
Now I am gonna go visit some others and gaze at everyone else's junk. Hope you had a good time looking at mine!


Me & My House said...

Thanks for linking up and joining in on the junk party! I loved your finds and especially love your chair planter...that just happens to be my favorite color! Have a great weekend, thanks again!


Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

You've got some good junk girl! I love the ironing board. My mom is looking for one to put in her sewing room. Can't wait to see what you do with yours!

Holly Blocker said...

Great finds...Love that chair! Your son will always remember that will you!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Cute junk (ha-ha) love the chairs and how special that you have your great grandmothers jewelry box.

Have a great weekend.


Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Ok, that ironing board is TO.DIE.FOR. I love it...never seen anything like it!


foxxy said...

Cool junk! I have a chair planter posted on my blog too. i like the way they look. Yours is so cute painted green. Very summery.

Carrie said...

Your finds are way too great to be considered true "junk". I especially love your jewelry box. It is divine. I wouldn't change a thing on it, but a shadowbox might be neat!

Kelli said...

You are one creative lady. I love the rocking chair. I have one that my grandmother had since my dad was 12. I need to do something with it. Thanks for sharing. Love what you did with the bike too!

Jane said...

I love the bike,the jewelery box,and rocker stories. Not only are they beautiful pieces, they have history. My favorite kind of junk! As soon as I have a yard I want to add chair planters.

Tara said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the antique ironing board. My mom has one she wants to give to me, but I've held off bringing it home because I have no idea where to put it.

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