industrial farm finds

Did you hear?  Saturday was National Garage Sale Day.  Seriously.  And can you believe I didn’t make it to one single garage sale?  Oh well. 

Earlier last week  I was dying to make it to my favorite flea market.   I know that sounds crazy but I have a problem.  I do.  And I hadn’t been since late spring when I found the sunroom furniture.  I always find something vintage there that I just L-O-V-E.  This time around I pulled some items that look like they came straight out of Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware.  Whatcha think?

Here we have a large vintage cheese box.  I’ve never seen one of these!  I love the color and grain of the wood. 

I don’t really know what this is but chose not to leave it behind.  I am guessing that someone took old wood molding and married them with metal hooks for a unique coat rack.  I’ve never seen industrial hooks quite like these.

Ball canning jars.  A flea staple.  I especially like the blue ones.  I have a project in mind for these guys that I hope to get to soon.

Another wooden handled tool just like last week’s gardening tools.  Imagine this scoop down at the general store scoopin’ penny candy.  I think I’ll keep this one as a prop.

This metal basket drew me in.  Can’t you just see it over flowing with pumpkins and gourds.  Geez, I have fall on the brain!  In fact, I have to admit that I started checking garden centers to see if they have mums in stock yet.  No luck.  I guess mid-August is still too early in these parts.  I will have to wait a couple more weeks.

I picked up 2 matching vintage blankets at a thrift store today.  They were originally from Sears I’m thinking circa 1980.  I couldn’t believe I found a pair!  Thank goodness I did though because I’m planning to make curtains out of these $4 beauties for the office.

Wooden chicken coops are having a major moment in the decor world right now.  I’ve been looking for one and now I’ve got it!  Wilson is looking for the chickens…

Along the way, the coop acquired some green paint.  I like it!  Do you see how this would make a cool table?  Everybody’s doing it.

I’m on an “urban farmhouse” kick lately. 

Industrial + farm = urban farmhouse / very in now

Linking to:

Southern Hospitality

Her Library Adventures

Twice Owned Tuesdays

7 thoughts on “industrial farm finds

  1. Loving it all! I’ve been looking for a scoop like that. I have three metal pails of dog food under a counter in my kitchen and currently use a plastic scoop. I think an old metal scoop on a hook would be Per.Fect. Love the coop! Can’t wait to see your finished table!

  2. I have the same metal basket with the handels! I keep my favorite cookbooks in it. Love it all, I am always on the lookout for the ball jars with the zinc lids. The coop is especially great I would love to find one.

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