Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Love My "Junk"....


Can you honestly believe there are people out there who call these treasures "junk"???... these are just a few of my vintage galvanized metal pieces which I LOVE!... (I took this photo last Spring, it is still winter here!)...


The geraniums are potted in a vintage sap bucket from Vermont that I bought twenty five years ago, the smaller watering can was an estate sale find for 25 cents last year... the larger watering can was a gift from my sister almost twenty five years ago when we lived on our little farm I have posted about, and it is one of my most treasured things ever, and the little scoop was a real find at a local "junk" store for 50 cents!... to me... they are priceless!... I am linking today with Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday... I LOVE my "junk"!... xoxo...



26 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

I love your old inspirational pieces there. Those containers have probably been through a lot over the years. Glad they have a place.

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, Julie! I am liking your junk!!! That scoop is really cool & that watering can is fantastic with the water spout on it, as most of those don't have them on vintage finds! Pretty pop of color in the sap bucket with those pink flowers! xoox

Fishtail Cottage said...

Julie - i love your junk! So pretty is the pop of pink flowers in the sap bucket...The scoop you have is adorable - i've never seen such a cute thing! You are a lucky duck to find vintage watering cans with the spouts still attached - most have been thrown out over the years! xoox

texasdaisey said...

I completely understand. I have my own little collection of galvanized "junk" I even move them in for the winter months so they will last longer.
Debbie

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I get SO happy when people at yard sales, etc. think these treasures are junk. The less they know, the better for us! I love your "junk" collection.
Patricia :o)

Debra@Common Ground said...

That's my favorite kind of "junk" anything gardeny and my heart goes pitter patter. LOVE it!!
love ya, Julie!!!
Debra

Ellen said...

I'm loving it too!! Thanks for sharing such great stuff with us!

xoxo,
Ellen

My Grama's Soul said...

Julie Marie....you know what I love about you....You make everything beautiful. Right up my alley dear lady.

Xo

Jo

Blondie's Journal said...

I am loving galvanized pieces...the older the better. They turn into little still life pictures with flowers planted in them!

Thanks for the breath of spring!

XO,
Jane

Sharli said...

I love your treasures, too, Julie Marie! If only we could hear them talk - the stories they could tell us!

Hugs!!

Olive Cooper said...

Well dahling I love your junk too!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Julie,
I love your junk too. What great treasures to decorate with and group together. Flowers just look better in vintage watering cans. I love your vintage scoop too. What a darling little piece.
I have always loved the galvanized
junk and have painted on many over the years. However, some are best left original with there own history to enjoy.
Your pic is special too. Have a nice evening.
XOXO Celestina Marie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a beautiful display!

Bohemian said...

You had vision to collect your 'junk' years ago... such pieces now are highly coveted by many collectors and so the prices and availability ain't what they used to be! I have sap buckets and watering cans I purchased years ago too when nobody valued them, now I see them in many decorating magazines!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Bella said...

Hello Julie Marie,
I love your junk!! I've been collecting galvanized for herb pots in my veggie garden :-) and I heart watering cans too :-)
Hugs,
Bella

Rebecca said...

oh, garden looks so wonderful this time of year... I love your junk, well not to get too personal :)
Blessings
Rebecca

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I love collecting vintage galvanized watering cans and buckets. too. Your collections is wonderful and love the geraniums!
Happy weekend to you!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Nook & Cranny said...

I love your junk, too :)
I have junk just like it and I gather more when I find it.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a sunshine weekend.
Michele

Jeni said...

I love your "junk" too and your new photo. It's very cute and I love the blouse you are wearing in it!

A Cottage Muse said...

What a great collection!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I like to think of them as treasures, instead of junk... or that's what I tell my husband when he refers to my little treasure as Junk... anyway I loved the pieces that you have shared today! Thanks for stopping by today, I always love your visits!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Susan said...

I'm loving your 'junk' too! Great galvanized metal, and thanks for showing flowers at this brrrr time of year. Thanks also for your kind visit to my blog.
- Susan

Mari said...

HELLO JULIE MARIE~AMAZING WHAT PEOPLE CONSIDER JUNK!!! THEY SURE LOOK LIKE TREASURES TO ME ....JUST BEAUTIFUL :)

XO~MARI

Bobbi said...

Nice! You're 'junk' looks very pretty. I love your new photo.... Gracie sends doggie kisses

Sunny simple life said...

I have the same exact watering can with the red spout in my kitchen right now. I just did a post that included it. I have red geraniums in it right now. Too Funny!

Amy Arnaz said...

Good Morning Julie Marie~
I love your new profile picture. My cousin in Wisconsin collects vintage watering cans and hangs them from the rafters in part of her garage. So you are not alone in your admiration of "junk." I remember the post you wrote about your farm. It was one of my favorites. Enjoy this beautiful day. Love you ~ Amy