Like the old saying goes--
"When you're hot, you're hot. . . .
When you're not, you're not."
Well. . . .I was "hot" this weekend. . . .not Temperature-wise. . . .Junkin'-wise. . . .
I was on a roll. . . .Ever have junkin' trips like that?. . . I'm sure you have. . . .
It seemed every place we went, I found items that were perfect for my new Plain & Simple Farmhouse Style. It was amazing. . . .
John didn't pay too much attention to it the first two places we went, even though I told him I felt like we needed to stop and shop because I was sure there was something inside that I needed. . . . Sure enough. . . .I'd find treasures each time. . . .By the third stop, he was a believer. . . .
I don't know what was going on. . . .but, I sure had fun. . . .Just look at all this loot. . . .
To tell the truth, this isn't ALL of it. . . .I found some vintage clothes and shoes, too, and a few other items. . . .But, most things I bought were for the farmhouse kitchen and keeping room. . . .Won't it be fun to add these to the room once the floor is done?
Lots of enamelware. . . . some are almost like new. . . .except maybe the chippy coffeepot that I fell in love with. . . . One of the chips looks like a heart. . . .and the chippy dish pan is pretty beat up but perfect for my plans. . . .Love the old pottery mixing bowl. . . .Notice I added to our vintage galvanized bucket collection. . . .One was painted red, with the words "Fire Bucket" printed on the inside. . . .
The vintage photo is precious. . . .That's a lock of the boy's hair on the cap. . . .Needs some TLC, but I couldn't pass it up for only $1. . . .I can't help but wonder who he was. . . .One thing I'm sure of, his Mom was very proud of him. . . .Rightly so--he's a sweetie. . . .
Look at the cute 1930s-40s doll dress made with love from feed sack fabric hanging behind the vintage photo. . . .and, cloth-like roses found at a thrift store. . . .
And, white chicks. . . .lots of them. . . . I was thrilled with the vintage white plates, pottery, and stoneware I found. . . . .Notice the two glass drawer handles--$2. . . .And, I added to my blue and white transferware--just saucers but at 20 cents each, I can use them. . . .
See the red bucket? I just love it!!!. . . . I found two boxes of sewing machine attachments for my treadles. . . . .I probably have enough for every machine I own, but I never turn them down when the price is right. . . .I may use these in a display for the historic district store. . . .
And, I absolutely had to have this unique milk can for the kitchen. . . .Have you ever seen one with a faucet? . . . So innovative. . . .making do. . . .
Now you can see the buckets better. . . .The 7-Up bucket on the left is quite large. . . .We'll be using it for kindling at the fireplace. . . .
Won't everything look "fine" in the farmhouse once I do some cleaning and such?
It was a "HOT" shopping day in the Bootheel of Missouri--my favorite place for Junkin'. . . .but, the WEATHER was cool and crisp, just like a FALL day should be. . . . .Tomorrow John will be working on the floor, along with his other chores--and I will be in the kitchen, cooking all the veggies we purchased at a Farmer's Market. . . .It promises to be another good day. . . .Hope yours is, too. . . .
from my farmhouse to yours. . . .
The Farmer's Daughter