Who needs a flea market...

gail_ish(5a ON)April 19, 2011

When you live on an old farm. There are a couple of spots where the previous owners used to dump their 'trash':

Here's an old bike that a tree has grown up through - I'll be cutting it down to get to it, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it - I already salvaged a full size one & have it planted up:

And here's a picture of some other stuff:

Even an old wagon wheel with it's centre:

How lucky am I?!

Thought you all would be the ones to appreciate this :)

Cheerio,

Gail

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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

Awesome! How I love finding *junk* other have tossed aside. It makes me feel like I won a lottery. Can't wait to see what other goodies you find. TFS

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 12:36PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Great find... can't wait ot see what you are goin to do with it. I just love old rusted stuff like that.
Normally I would spray somthing rusted with polly urithane and it makes it look like leather and stops the rusting.
Hugs Carmen

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 9:21PM
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laurastheme(8)

Wow! How lucky can a person be? I would leave them rusty but my DH thinks everything has to be painted.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 3:19AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Great finds!
Kathy

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 9:08AM
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oldcrafty(8)

WOW....I love finding old trash piles....just gotta be careful not to desturb the critters that have made the place their home. My DH patiently waits for me to dig and it's so much fun to see what someone else called "Junk"....sure am glad they did!!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 11:19AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

I just retrieved a bycycle the a small tree had grown through!
At least my sister-in-law did--SHE took the bike apart and got it loose-LOL
Saw a couple of nice looking pieces of glass too---

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 6:24PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

That's a great find. I saw bicycle planters at Tuesday Morning yesterday, but I'd rather find a real one. Can't wait to see it in your garden.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 9:56PM
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gail_ish(5a ON)

Yes - & there are also some smashed bits of plates to be dug up - one looks like periwinkle glass. Perfect for mosaicing, I think. I had the dog with me, so I didn't dare do too much excavating because if he sees me digging, he's likely to join in and I was afraid of him cutting his paws on broken glass. I'm having the family up for my first supper at the house for Easter since the renovations, so I'm busy trying to finish up little projects & houseclean, but once that's over, I'm going on an archaeological dig!!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 9:10AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Here's some inspiration. I used to drive by this fence when we lived in that area. So glad someone took this wonderful picture and posted it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bicycle fence

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 4:59PM
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jeannespines

gail-ish...you are a true GJer! Great hunting! You, dig, girl! Have fun! & can already see you're enjoying your old farm! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 11:59PM
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luna_llena_feliz

I used to love looking through the sheds on my aunt & uncle's farm when I was a kid (I was a junker even then). You'd walk through a wooded area near the house and find all kinds of things like that. It is fun. Just be sure to share what you find with us!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 12:28AM
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