Friday, June 29, 2012

Fun Friday Finds #4

Woohoo!  I was so excited to get back to my Friday yard sale shopping this morning after about 3 weeks of not being able to go.  And boy did I have a great day.  Here's an overview of everything I got.

Total spent was $30.50.

A great wooden toolbox for $2.
I love all the little cubbies and holders.  I plan to fix it up a bit and add it to the shop.

Radio Flyer 4 wheeled scooter/bike - $3.50
My kids are having fun with it right now, but eventually it'll be destined for the shop.

2 hanging buckets - $1.  
I bought these to keep.  I've been wanting some of these for a long time to put plants in and hang over the rungs of my old ladder, but I've never been able to find any.

Vintage portable filing box - .25 (shop)
Popcorn popper - .50 (keeping)
Coffee percolator - .25 (shop)
Pair of vintage Italian frames - $1 (shop)

Large activity/play rug - $1
I've been wanting one of these for my lil' guy for awhile now, but was reluctant to pay $40 for it.  Now I'm glad I didn't.

I forgot to include this in the first picture of everything.  A box of various maps found in a free box.

Large (one of the biggest I've seen) vintage suitcase - $5
This actually wasn't priced to sell.  It was filled with scraps of material that were for sale and the suitcase was barely visible, but I asked if they'd be interested in selling it and they said ok.  I've never seen one that opens at an angle like that, and it opens from the end, not from the front.  Pretty unique.

Ok, now the above picture was all purchased from one sale...for $15. 
Let's take a little closer look.

A box full of vintage baby shoes and clothing.

This box even has an original receipt from JC Penny.

Two small canning jars, 2 small ironstone platters, and a great old brush.

Some fun vintage kids books.

An old Charles Dickens book, and...I think my most exciting find of the day.  An antique German, Martin Luther, Bible with the Apocrypha, dated 1838.......for .10!!! 

I came home and did a bit of Ebay research and found a very similar one that sold for $235!  It's not just the value that's exciting to me, it's the history that's behind it and wondering where it's been, who owned it, wondering what are the stories that go along with it.

Ok, total shift from the Bible straight to Moonshine jugs, lol!  The large crock one was marked $5, and the smaller one .25.

I loved the smaller one because it has a corn cob stopper!  How neat is that?

And last but not least, from the same sale, an old shipping crate for $2.

I was VERY happy with my finds today and was practically doing a happy dance in the car.  My daughter kept asking me what was wrong.  : )

I hope you have a great weekend!


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cutest {Junkiest} Vintage Cabin...Ever!

Ok, so some of you already know that Hubster and I recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary and we were able to go on a little anniversary getaway, just the two of us!  When I was searching for a cabin to reserve I knew we had to have this one as soon as I laid eyes on the pictures of it. No matter that it was an hour away from the area we originally were looking at, 'cause this one had my name all over it!  I spotted vintage, and "junk", and repurposed items and I was in love!  And I knew I was going to have to share it with you.  

Warning - there are tons of pictures because there was just so much to look at and so many great things.  Bear with me 'til the end, it'll be worth your time I promise.

It's a set of 4 cabins called Big Rock Cabins in Beaver, OH (a.k.a. The Middle of Nowhere), and each one is completely private and quiet.  This particular cabin was called Gobbler's Knob.

All 4 cabins are decorated in a similar style, but each with their own unique items and arrangements.

So this is looking at the front door.  Dining area to the left and kitchen to the right.  Notice the exposed lighting?  It just added to the quirkiness of it all.

 We'll start with the kitchen.

A vintage Hoosier cabinet filled with lovelies was a great focal point.  Notice the sign on the storage room door?  Just plain fun and humorous.  Keep your eye peeled for plenty more humorous things.  If you're observant, you'll get a good laugh just like I did.

This cabin came equipped with almost everything, all we needed to bring was food and clothes.  They thought of everything!

An old saw blade turned into a pot rack, old ice tongs/picks turned paper towel holder, and copper piping becomes a towel rack.

A cute little cast iron 2 burner stove.

Awesome sink!  One of the other cabins has a similar sink pictured, and says that it was some sort of pump from a firetruck.  I don't know this for sure, but I would suspect a similar story for this one.

Now on to the dining area.

A shelf full of vintage goodies, very nicely arranged I might add.  Notice the speaker under there?  They had a great Bose sound system wired inside as well as outside on the deck.  So you could hear your music while outside eating, or soaking in the hot tub, or relaxing by the fire pit.  Very nice feature.

Now in looking back at this picture I realize that I never even noticed the little scooter up there.  I guess my eye was drawn to all the tins and the wood boxes and I somehow skipped right over it.  Too cute!

Now, here we are looking from the dining area into the living room area.  See that fun red chair there in the corner?

An old barber's chair!

Seriously, how fun is that?!?

The cabin came stocked with a great selection of movies and a few games.  The entertainment center was an old Singer sewing machine table.

I'm sure this cozy little stove would be romantic lit up on a cold evening.

A nice comfy couch for curling up and watching movies.  A great side table made from a whiskey barrel.  Notice the other barrel supporting the kitchen counter in the background?  Lovely old touches of vintage everywhere.

I couldn't tell you what exactly this apparatus is holding up the ceiling fan, but it was way cool!  My guess is that it's something from an old barn, but I'm not positive.

This whole side of the cabin was a huge picture window.  It was beautiful and such a relaxing thing to see first thing in the morning.

Climbing up two stairs from the living room we enter the bedroom area.

You're sitting there grinning aren't you?  I have to be honest, it made me laugh!

Notice the little spots all over the wall and the bed in the picture above?  That's because....guess what was hanging over the bed?!?

A disco ball!!  LOL!!  Quirkiness - I love it!

When we arrived at the cabin they had soft romantic music playing and the disco ball was already spinnin'!  : )

The bedside table was made of an old box and maybe an old cooler?

An old church pew sat in the bedroom area as well, and one neat feature was tucked in below all those bottles up there on that beam.  There was a light tucked down in there and at night it looked really pretty reflecting up through all that colored glass.

Ok, now we're at the bathroom and I think it had some of my favorite features.

An outhouse styled commode, complete with warning signs that made me giggle once again!    Flushing involved pushing the "waste" button on the wall.

I love love LOVED this sink!!  Copper piping spiraled down into a funnel, which led into a small whiskey barrel with a spout, that drained into a copper bucket, that was set on top of a large whisky barrel.

BUT...the handle on the spout was not what turned the water on.  On the wall next to the sink was a pull cord and a board with 3 handles sticking out.  You pulled the cord and hooked the loop around whichever temperature of water you wanted and that's what turned the flow of water on!  I was so in love with that feature for some reason.  I had never seen anything like it and it was just so unique.

The pull cord ran up through an old pulley and then into the wall.

The whiskey barrel had a little "secret" door that held clean towels and extra necessities.  Another set of ice tongs held the tp.

Another favorite feature was the watering can turned shower head!  Just so cute!  

Industrial lighting and a shower rod made from bent steel piping.

Inside the shower was this little bucket for holding soap and things.  I always love me some galvanized!

Outside, the deck had a nice little table that we used for every meal, and a great grill that we made use of, too.

Another fun sign.

The other side of the deck had a wonderful hot tub complete with a little rubber ducky.  I just love the owner's sense of humor!  It was the perfect way to relax after a day of hiking in the local sate forest areas.  And see that bird feeder in the background?

It was usually occupied by these sweet little finches.

And the lighting out there on the porch was a combination of a garbage can lid and a Mason jar!  Just fun little touches everywhere you looked.

Down off the deck was a little fire pit area.  We never did make use of this, but it would've been fun had we stayed another night.

These cabins are about an hour from the Hocking Hills State Forest area, but the property that the cabins are on has it's own private hiking trails.  This picture was taken from Turkey Rock looking out towards Big Rock, a 200ft rock that we had hiked to the top of the day before.

See the little red enamelware pot on the table?  I bought that at a yard sale on the way to the cabin (Oh yes I did. We stopped at 3 sales on the way there, lol!), and decided to leave it as a gift to be added to the decor if they wanted.

This cabin was just so completely my style and I had so much fun just staring and soaking in every little detail.  Hubs and I had a great time and it was a special way to spend our 10th anniversary.

I hope you had fun checking out this awesome, quirky, "junky", vintage cabin and I would highly recommend it if you ever wanted to visit in person.


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