Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Finds

architectural salvage, Friday Finds, junkin' trip, vintage books, old doors
Marketplace Antiques on Broad Street in Augusta, GA, had a backyard sale last weekend. (Facebook HERE)

I thought I was up bright and early to make the thirty-minute drive over, but arrived to find a guy loading up two huge boxes of spindles.

Spindles were at the top of my list.

But there were plenty of goodies to go around.

Like this old kitchen cubby.

This architectural piece used to be part of a porch railing.

It's a keeper.

A huge, thick bread board - splattered with paint so it is fair game for more paint.

Tall narrow screen door - probably one of a pair.

Chippiness galore.

A mirrored wardrobe door.


Twin bed springs.

Usually I take apart the springs to sell separately, but this set is in great condition.

Perfect for an outdoor chandelier or a garden bed or a trellis ...

Endless choices.

The Old Coffin Carrier brought home a skeleton.

Hand-carved - off to Niece Leia who will paint it in a Mexican style.

Yes, unfortunately he has lost his arms.

Finally, just when you thought it was safe to come and avoid books, I bought more books.

And a basket to carry them.

My favorite and a keeper - a leatherette volume of Rhymes of a Rolling Stone by Service.

There are several events coming up soon.

Hope there will be some treasures.

See y'all!


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  1. Cool finds. Now I want to see pics of what you do with spindles and bed spring parts.

    Happy weekend.

  2. Love your treasures but particularly the narrow screen door.

  3. ALL great stuff but I think I like that mirror the best!

  4. I love your chippy finds but that screen door is my fav! Hugs!

  5. Robert Service is the only poet millionaire! He wrote poetry popular all over the world. Cremation of Sam McGee was one my dad would read to us as children. Robert Service had a very interesting life as well! Great find.

  6. I see you're up to your usual thrifty greatness, Donna. And I saw a very good photo of you and Sissie meeting recently on her blog. Nice!

    I feel like my life has been thrown into a world of newness while we remodel our bath and update our kitchen. It's been a long two months and I am so ready to take back my house and infuse it with some vintage goodness again.

    Have a great weekend. At least I can explore vintage vicariously through blog friends like you - thanks!

  7. I am coming over here from Sissie's blog. I love it when I find a new blog through an 'old blog'. lol Looks like you had lots of fun finding stuff.

    That Robert Service book is a treasure. He was my father's favorite poet. IF that book has Bessie's Boil in it make sure to read it- it i hysterical and I used to have the whole of it memorized for him.

    I am your newest follower...yep--you are stuck with me now! xo Diana

  8. Such awesome finds, & I don't like the use of awesome frequently!

  9. I love the architectural simple yet it holds so much beauty. The twin bed springs would be nice to have! f

  10. I love the screen door too & the remnants of pink paint on whichever door it was on. Now that need to take it around with you in the car. I also am a fan of Robert Service poems. I used to have bed springs like those too. Be interested to see how you use them.

  11. I need spindles too! Maybe if we both think about it really hard we can find some! Great finds, all around!


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