Junkin Treasures + Giveaway

by Sherry

I didn’t get to hit the garage sales last weekend. We were busy working in the yard and working on the honey-do list.  I am so excited to be heading to Lucketts Spring Antique Market this Friday. Hubby & I decided to go a day early and hit some of the antique shops, Pottery Barn Outlet and Restoration Hardware Outlet.  Should be a really fun trip!

Just because I didn’t make it to the garage sales doesn’t mean I don’t have junkin treasures to show you.  Oh yes, I have plenty that you haven’t seen before!


This is a vintage market basket I bought at a barn sale months ago.  I saw the handle and a small piece of the rattan sticking out of a pile of junk piled up in a corner. I leaped over several  lawn mowers, yard tools and buckets to get to this beauty. The poor guy holding the sale came running over as I am standing on his lawn mower, in my heels, pulling with all my might to dislodge this basket. Several people at the sale came over to help the crazy lady and one woman even held on to my waist to keep me from falling. Yes, this baby is mine and  I only paid $8.00!
Here I have filled the cart with vintage wine bottles.
I picked up this large vintage tool box at my favorite  antique junk shop recently. This is the largest wooden  tool box I have ever seen. It is approximately 4′ long. Can’t you imagine it full of clay pots and geraniums?
Did you see the two egg baskets behind the tool box. They came from the same store.
Here’s a better picture.
I have two giveaways currently going on. If you haven’t entered  Giveaway #1 for the flatware caddy and silver you can enter here.
Giveaway #2 is a stamped necklace with pearls and you enter here.

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[email protected] Charm May 18, 2010 - 4:46 pm

I'm soooo jealous of that awesome market basket…I can just picture you in your heels going after her…I would have done the same:) Lovin' the tool caddy too!


kim May 18, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Love your finds. I would fall over stuff too to get to that wicker cart. Wow, only eight dollars! Love the old wine bottles in the basket. You have some nice ones. I am trying to find some that don't cost $100 around here. That is one big old tool box and will look great filled with clay potted plants.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions May 18, 2010 - 5:18 pm

These are great finds, Sherry! I don't think I've ever seen a wood toolbox that was 4 ft. long! I'm sure it would be quite a statement piece filled with pots of flowers as a centerpiece {indoors or out}.

Stacey May 18, 2010 - 5:31 pm

I'm pouting because I never find deals like that! Your market basket is to die for!! It looks great the way you have it fixed up. I can imagine the fun you will have with it and the old tool box…for years to come!

Jennifer May 18, 2010 - 6:30 pm

I just love all your junk!!!!

Tallulah's Antique Closet May 18, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Great finds. Ialso like the fox gloves of course my favorite mother natures has to offer. Have a good day…Julian

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY May 18, 2010 - 7:46 pm

what a lovely home you have here…filled with all of your antique/junk finds! brilliantly put together!

i'll go check out your giveaway's now!
ciao bella
creative carmelina

The Polka Dot Closet May 18, 2010 - 10:27 pm

That is sooo funny I just picture the lady holding your waist as you were getting your treasure! It was worth it!!


Nancy May 18, 2010 - 10:53 pm


These are wonderful finds. My favorite is definitely the vintage market basket. You have it displayed beautifully!


Crystal May 18, 2010 - 10:57 pm

I love everything! The egg baskets and wicker basket are my favorites!! You really got a great deal!

sissie May 19, 2010 - 1:47 am

Hi Sherry,
I cannot believe that I have missed some of your posts. I'm catching up right now because I don't want to miss a thing! My blog list is so long and sometimes there isn't enough time to get around to everyone.
I am in love with that basket. I would have jumped through hoops to get that one! I can just see you in your heels and a cute outfit trying to fish that out from underneath a lawn mower! LOL! You are so funny, but I've been there and I totally get it!

I would love to have that sweet wooden box too.
I am always on the lookout for one of those babies. I went to a yardsale and a man there had made several huge ones. The problem was his price and the fact they were too new and would take some work to look the way I want.
So I'm still searching.

Great finds girl.


Tamra May 19, 2010 - 1:59 am

I love that rolling basket!!! What a find and only 8 bucks?! Good for you. I loved the visual of you in heels climbing over the junk, hilarious.

Sonia May 19, 2010 - 2:23 am

Oh your finds are divine…love the tool box, egg baskets and the wicker buggy basket!! Just wonderful!!
Happy Shopping!

Miss Bloomers

Yvonne @ StoneGable May 19, 2010 - 2:28 am

Sherry, I could let you go thrifting or to an auction and buy for me. I just love everything you got! My very favorite is the shopping basket. Oh that was a huge score! ANd I love how you decorated it! What wonderful style you have!

Alabaster Rose Designs May 19, 2010 - 2:55 am

Hi Sherry,
I love, love, love everything you got!! The basket looks fabulous with those gorgeous foxgloves in it! And I love that big ol' tool box. What wonderful treasures you found!
Have a great rest of the week.

jc May 19, 2010 - 6:52 am

What great finds, you lucky devil you! Love the market basket and for 8 bucks, that's a total steal!

Miss Mustard Seed May 19, 2010 - 11:54 am

Oh, I love, love your finds! That market basket is amazing. I definitely would've hurdled some landscaping equipment to get to that one as well. The caddy and wire baskets are something I would've gone for as well.

I can't wait to meet you at Lucketts!

Herbgirl May 19, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Such awesome finds that I can't even pick a favorite amongst them! Love the flowers in the wicker too.
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

Anne - Fiona and Twig May 19, 2010 - 7:56 pm

Wow Sherry, those are some awesome treasures!
I would have done the same thing for that fabulous cart!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Ann May 20, 2010 - 2:57 am

Sherry, Those are the best thrifty treasures I have seen in sometime….I covet that cart!!
Great post~
The Tattered Tassel

Patti May 20, 2010 - 11:39 am

Wow…you are one lucky gal….great finds!

Michele May 20, 2010 - 7:57 pm

Sherry, I have one of those market baskets, although the handle is different. I love it. It's kept by the front door filled with canes and umbrellas but ha, mine was $6.00!

Tallulah's Antique Closet May 20, 2010 - 9:05 pm

Hi Sherry, Thank's for dropping by today. Im glad you enjoyed the paintings. Have a good weekend…Julian

June May 21, 2010 - 12:05 am

Hi Sherry,
you can sure shop girl! These tresures are awesome. $8 is a steal. Oh I love those foxglove in the cart!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents May 21, 2010 - 12:08 am

woW, That wheeled cart is sooo awesome! I had to giggle at the mental pic of you in your heels pulling that baby out!! Sounds like something I'd do!! Bravo to you!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria May 21, 2010 - 3:59 am

Oh Sherry that was indeed a real picture story for sure…too funny..But you know what I would have done the same thing for that awesome cart…wonderful…I just gave my daughter all my eggs baskets and I have an old tool caddy I use for spices in my kitchen…stop by some time…Have fun this weekend…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria ps I love your humor and will follow you…

justtherightangle May 21, 2010 - 10:14 pm

All such great finds! I have a wooden toolbox that was my grandfather's- I love your idea of putting flowers in it!

Lady Farmer May 22, 2010 - 2:17 am

I want to come junkin with you! Your market basket it amazing as is the tool tray and egg baskets! When are we going next? ;~P

Vicki K. May 22, 2010 - 10:46 pm

Your finds are all perfect treasures! Do you notice how they are all empty vessels?? Fun, fun, fun to fill. I don't know if I missed this before but if your countertop is quartz, I think I have the same one. Love to see how you decorate with it!

Stephanie Lynn May 23, 2010 - 7:09 am

Goodness – Your market basket is gorgeous! Love the wire baskets too! Fabulous finds! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~Stephanie Lynn

Cheryl May 23, 2010 - 6:33 pm

Just wonderful! I always imagine what the original owner looked like or carried in the baskets. I love connecting to the past thru old items.

Chacoy May 24, 2010 - 4:56 am

I have never found great stuff like that! I am sooo jealous- $8 DOLLARS!!!!!!!
Thanks for rubbing it in- I mean sharing;} Seriously, I really am happy for you;}

laurie @ bargain hunting May 24, 2010 - 1:53 pm

Oh My Goodness! I cannot believe you got that market basket for that price! It is fabulous! That was worth all of the effort to get it out of the pile. Neat tool box and egg baskets too. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Stella May 24, 2010 - 2:46 pm

I am taking you junking with me. What an eye you have. The rolling basket is fantastic. Thaks for the visual it made me smile.

Kim June 6, 2010 - 11:20 am

Sherry that market basket is to die for! And for only $8? Amazing! I just love how you've used it in both pictures. I also love the egg baskets and tool box. I would love to see that all filled up in the garden!


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