If you were to ask me what my most favourite thing in the whole wide world to do would be (other than petting cats), it would be to jump into an empty truck and head for a favourite junk haunt. So on Sunday, we head out to Granny and Grumpa’s Antiques.
In for some junk heavy eye candy? Follow me!
The prices are a little high end, but so is the junk, so it makes sense. While it’s not a place I’ll haul lots home due to price, it’s still a riot to see what Grumpa’s been collecting lately.
This rusty butter churn was exquisite! I had gardening ideas in mind and so wanted to bring this home. But.. price.
I really had visions of all things junk gardening in mind, since I’ll be talking about it twice in April. I was dying to find some cool thing to lug home. This guy was super purdy. What is this, anyway? Is it a laundry tub?!
I didn’t know what these were either until I asked on Facebook. Thanks gang! They’re vintage laundry plungers. I want to go back and get one! I had no idea my Grandma was this cool…
Sweet… I’d like this in my garden too. I wish I knew my antiques but I really don’t. I just know what I like to look at.
I believe this is a large butter churn. How did I do? Isn’t it amazing? Love the woodsy/red tones. I wouldn’t do a thing to it! Super cool side table.
Grumpa has barn after barn after barn on his farmland property. He’s been collecting all his life. You’ll see him sauntering around the grounds making idle chit chat with customers.
I love these things… whatever it is! Is it just a clock?! What does that big round thing around the clock face do? Wind it up? I know I’ll drive antique collectors mad with this conversation.
I can’t get enough of anything wearing some kind of typography. Who knew an antique dairy water heater and sterilizer had so much decorating potential? That top part would make a cool coffee table.
I would LOVE to create wall art with just a grouping of hanging vintage telephones. That cool desktop black one was so charming.
Vintage baby carriages of all kinds littered one barn. The little yellow one would look amazing if it was loaded with baby’s breath.
But this larger scale rusty tricycle nearly did come home with me. It would have looked adorable as junk art in the garden. But at $70, I let it continue to rust in the safety of the barn. Boo.
Of course the bike I WANTED was only $100 while the rest were $25. Go figure.
I have never seen barrels with such unique detail. Gorgeous!
And now something a tad creepy…
This is a doll. But she caught me off guard. I thought she was real and had to touch her face in order to believe she wasn’t. And I still wasn’t convinced. Very, very realistically creepy.
Grumpa has an ENTIRE doll room you can see in this post. There’s just something about little faces looking back at you that makes me unsettled. The doll stayed.
Ugh… I wanted every one of these rolling pins. But I need to move first so I have a place for them.
And here comes the cool section…
I heart you, pulleys! Every one of you! I could stare at this picture all day.
Yes indeed, there are plenty of amazing design ideas and wall art possibilities in a place such as this. If money were no object…
Want more Junk tours?
You can view my Grumpa 2011 tour HERE.
And more Hunts for Stuff HERE.
Which was your favourite piece?