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

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardnlvr50

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mommyandme2

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jlily(Z6)

Wonderful pieces! Lucky you. I'll be waiting to see what you make with them. JLily

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 5:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
oldcrafty(8)

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nonacook(8bFL)

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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.
Kathy

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 9:21AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mommyandme2

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
frankielynnsie(7B)

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New here...sorta
Hey y'all! I was here ages ago. Well, mostly on the...
valkyrja01
Christmas Bottle Tree
I finally got around to making a Christmas bottle tree...
lindasewandsew
Acrylic vs. outdoor acrylic
Evening all, I am the school gardening mom for my son's...
uptomyeyeballs
Re purposing A Window
Hi, I just got all new windows for my house, and don't...
gabby811 6 NJ
Flower Bed Bed Ideas
I was given two white plastic fence panels (similar...
xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska
Sponsored Products
4 Foot WineZone Wine Shelf Kit Option 2
Wine Cellar Innovations
Venetian Glass/ Aluminum Tile
Overstock.com
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Artistic Weavers Rugs Casoria Avocado
Home Depot
Feiss Arlene 36" High Oval Wall Mirror
Lamps Plus
Presidio Faux Silk Taffeta Stripe Single Panel Curtain, 50 X 84
$63.95 | Bellacor
Thermostatic Steel Shower Tower Panel Column System
Hudson Reed
Palisade 22" Woven Bamboo Wide Oval Blade Set by Fanimation Fans
$259.00 | Lumens
Dublin Lazy Susan
Grandin Road
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™