stuff I brought back from Connecticut

mommyandme2July 15, 2013

While I have picked up a good bit of roadside junk here in Texas such as beverage cans, copper wire & misc. hardware, finding the kind of used household stuff that we junkers are looking for, made of glass & metal, has been impossible. In 5 years, all I've found locally is plastic stuff. Here is what I brought back after a 2 week visit to Connecticut. The veggie steamer, 2 metal fan blades, & 3 tart pans will be turned into flowers. I forget what I needed the 2 wire whisks for, but they will be turned into something. The little watering can has Texas Blue Bonnets painted on it so I had to grab that. The toadstool salt & pepper set need only a gnome to be complete. The pieces of glass will be combined with some pieces I already have to make various things. I'll post pictures when I get things put together. - Laura

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cnm1(6 Oh)

Great stuff!! LOL at ". I forget what I needed the 2 wire whisks for". I do that all the time!!!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 7:29AM
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What is it about Texans that they won't throw an old cheese grater out the window? I can never find anything other than a single shoe and hammers. I did see a really great shabby old step ladder once on the side of the freeway but didn't have time to stop.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 3:06PM
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Hee-Hee ! It's not like I Really expect people to toss them out windows onto the road, but couldn't they add their rusty graters to their tag sale ? LOL I have tried tag sales, thrift stores & flea markets. People down here really hang onto to their metal junk. Never have found any decent glass either. However, I picked up a small pile of clay flower pots that was next to a dumpster a couple of weeks ago. I'm grateful for that.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 5:20PM
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Wonderful pieces! Lucky you. I'll be waiting to see what you make with them. JLily

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 5:45PM
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Great finds. In my part of Texas we have lots of garage sales, but mostly new stuff is put out. We have a second hand store that offers lots of goodies if you can beat the other junkers there!!!! Will be fun to see what you make from your finds.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 11:25AM
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Great stuff!
I can find some glass here but recently prices have really
gone up.
I never see tart pans of any size--I would love to do some flowers!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 8:34AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Now you have to show us what you made. Or is that in another thread? I have toadstool salt and peppers. Didn't think of combining them with a gnome, tho I am thinking of changing the colors.
Great haul, and good luck finding more things in TExas.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 9:21AM
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I haven't been able to put anything together yet. First of all, the landlord is going to replace the wooden fence that surrounds our patio, so I have to take down all my "flowering vines" as well as all of the things that are nailed to or screwed to the fence. I also have to move all the potted plants, etc. Right now I'm laid up with an exceptionally bad case of sciatica. As soon as we get ourselves together, I'll post pictures. - Laura

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 4:36PM
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I can relate to the sciatica and have found a solution that has worked wonders for me. It is basically accupressure and hurts like the dickens but is worth the pain for relieving the sciatica sooner. Mash around on your back, hip, butt area until you find the most sore spot, then take a tennis ball and center it on the sore spot and roll on it-laying on floor or sitting in chair depending on location. It will hurt but as the muscle relaxes it gets better. Then ice area. Do this 3 times a day and it will be well before you know it. If you sit a lot you can roll up a towel and put it under your legs near the front of the chair. This gently stretches out the muscles. Hope you are well soon.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 10:56PM
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