3 days of junk shopping #1 Harrison Hot Springs

fruit crate with cat / part of 3 days of junk shopping! #1 Harrison Hot Springs via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Welcome to 3 days of junk shopping! #1 – Harrison Hot Springs.

Being that last weekend was my birthday (thanks for all the bday wishes you shared HERE), our out of the country plans didn’t transpire due to a change in weather. But I knew I wanted to spend my weekend having something to do with junk regardless, so I chose 3 of my favorite places local to me. First stop? Harrision Hot Springs!

This little beach front resort is one of my fav places. It’s got the coffee shop / antiques / nature walk atmosphere. And my friend Cyndi joined me as well!

First stop… Rusty’s. Always gotta stop at Rusty’s.

If you care to play along with “What would you do with” in comments, feel free!

fabulous curvy rocking chair / part of 3 days of fabulous junk via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

1. Gorgeous rocking chair.

Don’t you love how the back and seat are cut out? Not a straight line in sight. Super lovely and rather comfy too! But I didn’t need it.

Quirky rusty kettle / part of 3 days of fabulous junk via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

2. Kirky kettle.

Loved the shape and patina! And that handle! Looks a little like a bird head, doesn’t it? I’d probably find the most fantastic faux ivy vines and have it spewing out of the spout.

Pressed back vintage chair / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

3. Chair without a seat.

I’d bet you have the same idea as I with this chair… plants growing out of it! Maybe for a patio so it would be protected?

Tiny vintage storybooks / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

4. Tiny vintage books.

Oh these were so stinkin’ cute! The pages were totally yellowed as well. They were such a unique size and wore the same colour tones I’d probably mount them in a square shape on the wall to showcase as wall art in a child’s room.

Handmade cutting boards / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

5. Cutting boards.

Someone local must be into woodwork! These were brand new wooden cutting boards with layers of strips attached. Absolutely gorgeous with fabulous prices, around $10 each. They’d make wonderful coasters for a coffee table.

So our next stop? The Back Porch!

I’ve blogged about this place many times too. It’s a great little escape that houses their own pottery / basket weaving studio, junk shop and hobby farm.

Basket willow twigs / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Basket willow twigs / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

6. Basket willows.

I’d cut these up and create my grapevine pinecone garland or stick garland for sure! In fact, now I know where to get the perfect sticks should I desire to make them again. 

Chippy headboard hanger / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

7. Headboard hanger.

This was a very rustic but cool piece. I’d be tempted to add a chalkboard, bulletin board, note catching station and calendar to the empty panels to make it a full blown drop off centre for the entryway.

Vintage iron headboards / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

8. Vintage headboards.

I’d place these in the garden like I did with mine HERE. I have one for a gate, garden supports and one under a tree. They are gorgeous outdoors and only get better with more rust imo. :) Or join a few and make a flower border, room divider style. How cool! Now I want them…

Oil can and carved wooden bowls / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

9. Oil can.

10. Wooden bowls.

Since my storage issues are through the roof (literally), and I haven’t begun to garden yet, I picked up these two smaller but totally adaptable items, a little oil can and two wooden bowls joined. I’m going to junk up my office more soon so the bowls will be fab for paper clips etc. The oil can will no doubt hold some kind of flowers for photoshoots. It’s just so cute! The crate with the kitty in photo 1 came home with me too. Of course…

doily pressed pottery bowl
W
e were also fortunate enough to watch this amazing doily pressed pottery bowl in full production. Isn’t that a neat texture trick?

You can see a basket being woven HERE from another visit. So interesting!

Hobby farm with chickens  / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Stopping to say hello to the chickens is always a must. :) The character buildings out back also get me every time.

Next stop, the beach!

View of Harrison lake  / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Harrison is one beautiful escape. The beach front is covered with lush gardens with lots of grassy areas. This looks to be like the perfect sitting area to take it all in.

View of Harrison beach  / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

There are two ways to swim here, the man made beach keeps young swimmers wave free and the water much warmer.

View of Harrison lake  / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

And then the main lake (with a few beaches to choose from) offers sandy areas and rocky ravines. 

Walking around the man made Harrison beach  / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

This walkway leads to a complete walk around the man made beach. Many locals use this as a track of sorts. How fun would that be to walk around a lake any time you desired?

Gravel walking trail at Harrison Hot Springs  / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

There’s also a trail that leads to the natural hot springs and loads of mountain trails for the more adventurous.

Harrison Hot Springs forest  / part of 3 days of fabulous junk shopping via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
After our junkin’ and touring around, Cyndi and I took in the log cabin pub for their fabulous food. I ordered a lettuce wrapped loaded burger (trying to cut down on gluten) which was totally fabulous! Cyndi had a chicken and rice bowl and showed me the ropes on getting a pop experience without the sugar by ordering club soda and lime. First time here, true story! And I’m sold. I’ll be stocking some.

We had a fabulous day! Thanks for joining me, Cyndi! Next up, you’ll see day 2 of my junk weekend. Stay tuned…

Visit —–> THIS LINK <—– for all my Harrison Hot Springs adventures

For those that wish to ‘name that junk’, feel free to copy and paste the text below. I can’t wait to hear what you’d do with this stuff!

1. Rocking chair.

2. Quirky kettle.

3. Chair without a seat.

4. Tiny vintage books.

5. Cutting boards.

6. Basket willows.

7. Headboard hanger.

8. Vintage headboards.

9. Oil can.

10. Wooden bowls.

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  1. Happy Belated Birthday. I love it all. The scenery is awesome. Can’t wait to see the rest of your weekend.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Your site is great. I don’t know how you have time to always post such regular updates and still do all those projects!

    I almost flipped when I saw the Skeezix book! When our son was in kindergarten he came home and said he wanted a new name. He told us he wanted to be called Skeezix. To this day we had no idea where that came from. (he is 29 now) I’m pretty sure he just made it up.
    That is just weird!!
    Is this book for sale?

    Thanks,
    Lori

  3. Your post makes me want to return to the PNW, love the junky places. There is one really junky place near the corner of Bow Hill Road and Route 11 in Washington State, I can’t for the life of me remember the name, Very near Edison, but it would be a fun jaunt for you. And Edison has a great bakery!!!! I am in Williamsburg, VA and I love it here, but your post brings back wonderful memories!! Thanks so much!!
    Liz

  4. Even better than “things” are ideas and inspirations and you are so full of both! I love the chair and would do two things with it. Take off the legs, remove the broken spindle and one next to it to open a space. Mount the seat/back on the wall, drop in a plant, put doodads on the wide seat space, make a small fabric hanging to suspend in the open space on the back. Then make a square fabric “basket”, mount it on narrow lathe and lay on tops of the legs so the basket hangs inside. Perhaps some finials on tops of the legs. Gotta go find a chair just like this one!!

  5. #3 is a birthing chair. Just sit down and get it done! Seriously it really is a birthing chair. Would absolutely love to have it and all the history that goes with it.

  6. Sorry I missed your birthday, Happy Belated Birthday, Donna! Sounds (and looks) like you had a wonderful time. I can’t believe the scenery at the beach…incredible and so beautiful! But you do live in one of the most beautiful provinces in the country.
    Debbie :)

  7. Love Harrison Hot Springs! It’s been years since I have been. Now that I know there may be junk as well – I’m going.
    Can you recommend a place to stay?
    Thanks !

    • Hi Kathy, if you can afford it, stay at the Harrison Hot Springs resort hotel and spend some time in the 7 hot pools. Sooooo worth it! They give you a plushy white robe to strut around in too. :)