Tuesday, January 13, 2009

All Things White and Wonderful

No, this isn't a post about snow. We live in southern Arkansas. I doubt we will be seeing much of that white stuff. This post is about some of my white "junk." I will warn you - my photos are pretty bad. I was in a hurry this morning and didn't take a lot of time with the photography.
I've had this great porch trim for quite awhile. My in laws had it in their shed for years. When they remodeled their house they removed it. Thank goodness they put it in their shed instead of trashing it. They must have known that someday they would have a daughter in law who would appreciate it. I have taken some of it apart and used the spindles for projects (angels, snowmen, etc.). The rest is in my shed now - waiting for just the right time and place.
Then they found these in their shed. Beautiful! I just got them at Thanksgiving. So many things I could do with these. I need to get busy! In the box with the brackets were also some flat spindles that I used for this project.
The strips of lath? Yes, they are also from the in laws. More projects await! The wire garden edging is from the thrift store. I used some of it to make this card holder that I sold in my antique booth. Who knows what I will do with the rest?!
Okay, I told you the photos were bad. The main one of this medicine cabinet didn't turn out at all. So, here is an up close shot. It is my favorite part anyway. Love the glass knob! The medicine cabinet came from a garage sale. I will clean it up and put it in my booth. I just don't have a place for it here right now.
I stopped by an unexpected garage sale one morning and immediately spotted this huge basket. I think it was priced at $5 or $6, but I asked the lady if she would take $4 because that is all the cash I had that morning. I was so glad she said yes! There are so many uses for a basket like this. I think for now I will use it to corral toys in the living room.

So, those are my wonderful white treasures. I'll have to be satisfied with making spindle angels instead of snow angels.

{"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow..." Isaiah 1:18}


Beckie said...

Oh my gosh I am drooling over those treasures.

Don and Dixie said...

Anyone else want to be my daughter-in-law? Maybe we can really clean out. Think I ran out of sons, though! Continue being creative with our junk!

Molly said...

Somehow I always know when you've updated your blog and am never disappointed with what you write. Love that basket and your creativity is always inspiring and makes me green with envy! love u.

Jill said...

I picked up a white basket like that at a garage sale last summer for 50 cents--no kidding--I used it as a planter outside and it looked great until a hail storm. And even though I like chippy paint items, I didn't like that look! Glad I didn't pay much for it.
Love all your other white items too!

Linda said...

How big is your basket? It looks just like the bassinet I used for my daughter. It had been my husband's bassinet and was stored in my inlaws attic. They loaned it for my daughter to use. It was so handy because we could take it along on vacations and she would sleep in it in the motel as well. The one we used had a blue stripe around it though instead of all white.

Margo said...

Love all the white trim, I'm drooling all over my keyboard. I'd just hang it on the wall until I decided what to do with it.
Great save.

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