Saturday, January 23, 2010

Top Five From The Junk Heap


If you had to pick your top five finds from junk stores, flea markets, estate sales or the curb, what would you pick? As I assess the usefulness and aesthetics of everything in our home I have given this question a tremendous amount of thought. The green map chest is perfect for organizing my ephemera, the church bulletin board is an excellent way to display things (junk), the birdcage is perhaps the least practical but it makes an excellent candle holder. Deke's odd semi-circle wine tasting table makes a perfect desk, and the old hotel chalkboard is the only way I know where I am supposed to be every day. These are all keepers.

10 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I totally agree. Too bad you can't shrink them down to miniature size and take them with you.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I LOVE your finds and how you have them all displayed. That old map is fabulous!!! But I think I am in love with that birdcage. When you are done with it, mind letting me know? :)

hugs,
becky

Lori McDonough said...

fabulous! Living with the things you love all around you = happiness!

TGIF!
Lori

Claudia said...

I love them all - I suppose they all have to go in storage? You'll miss them. But we had some of our things in storage for 4 years and it was such fun to see everything again when we could finally unpack it all. It is like rediscovering everything.

xo
Claudia

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Linda~It is sad to see them go off to storage, but just think when you return it'll be like they're new all over again. I've no doubt you'll find incredible treasures to fill your new home. I look forward to reading about your adventures...on your blog or in your book.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Diane said...

Linda, good luck with the changes you have planned for your home. I guess it would be hard to decide what to keep around with your "new" look. I am getting ready to do some changing around here as well. oxox, Diane

Rebecca Ramsey said...

You have such fun things. I love stuff like that that just makes me smile to see it.

eddieross said...

Great post! Love everything!!

Would also LOVE your support on the ELLE DECOR window I did for the Big Window Challenge this year with Apartment Therapy.
Check it out at - http://www.bigwindowchallenge com.

As we all know, AT doesn’t make it easy, but you can vote TWICE a day, once online and the other by texting “1” to 89800.

Your support means the world to me!!

Xo
Eddie

Attic Rat said...

Perhaps your new treasures will make these pale in comparison.

- Teresa

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

The chalkboard is terrific. I admire you for finding such funky things!