Sunday, July 4, 2010

WHY would you buy cheap CRAP manufactured overseas when Treasures like these abound on the kerb....???

Hello Everyone....!  I hope you're all having a splendid weekend....A SPECIAL G'DAY to all the lovely Junkers in the US celebrating the 4th July....I hope your holiday weekend has been happy & SAFE....!

Alas, I'm a little under the weather at the moment so I won't stay long....Just wanted to pop in & share my HR & Market finds....I hope you like them....!!

Narrow bathroom cabinet rescued from the HR....Just needs a new piece of ply in back, some wallpaper & a couple of shelves....TOO EASY....!

This is a blind roller rail from an old tram I found at the Market....The blind has long gone however, it'll make an AWESOME teatowel holder for the kitchen....!

DELICIOUS Axminister carpet....I scored this long narrow piece from the HR....PERFECT as a hall runner OR I could have it cut in half to make a couple of rugs....

Found five of these shabby rusty metal chairs on the kerb....A good clean & spray with poly & 'Bob's your uncle'....!
I'll cut a piece of wood to make a top for the little wrought iron piece at the bottom of the pic....GREAT bedside or small coffee table potential there....!

The wardrobe these mirrored doors came from was HUGE....Couldn't fit the thing in my van however, the doors were easier to work with.... :o)

Sweet old oak clock face, couple of garden tools, hardware & a NEAT old stapler....ALL from the HR....SCHWING....!!

BE STILL my rapidly beating heart....Babumpbabumpbabumpbabump....This galvanised bin is seriously SEXY HR junk & will now live in our loo holding loo rolls....!!!

I often find lamps in the HR but this one is a RIPPER....LOVE IT....!!!

Poly has long flown the coop but I'm sure I can find a use for this galvanised beauty....

Three pink glass 50's light fittings....!

GOBSMACKINGLY DIVINE cubby scored at the Market....It's the PERFECT green....PERFECTLY distressed....PERFECT size....PERFECTPERFECTPERFECT....!!!

VERY happy with my finds....Now I'm going to go have a look at yours....!

Tamarah :o)


  1. axminster drooool... All praise the HR Gods! Hey nice cubby, matches mine!! Hope you are feeling better soon :0)

  2. Tamarah. Outstanding finds girl! Love those little pink light fixures. How pretty would the one with the stars be in a little girls room! But you know how much I like cubbies. If I was picking from this weekends stash, I would have to go with the cubbies.

  3. Wow! You really got a load of good stuff!! Unfortunately for me, I just have to live vicariously through YOUR great finds since this holiday weekend has totally messed with my junking habits. Thanks for giving me cool stuff to look at!

  4. I spied that carpet in your first picture and could hardly read fast enough waiting for you to mention it. The flowers and colors are fantastic! Delicious is right! I always say yummy, what is it about color that makes me want to eat it?

  5. That's just simply amazing!! Do you have a plan for when and where you go? Or is just you walking along and then you suddenly trip over something fabulous that you decide to keep? I'm going to walk around saying "hard rubbish" for the next week as many chances as I can get to try and channel some of your good luck over my way. :)

  6. All of your great finds are perfectly perfect! I love everything you found and can't wait to see how you use it all!

    Kat :)

  7. T - I love all your amazing finds and even more so what you restore them too. That tin bin is cool! Sorry to hear you're not feeling too well. Hope you're on the mend again soon. Molly x

  8. those mirrored doors are wonderful - perfect for an entryway! good score!
    my finds aren't nearly as good but are posted on my blog for viewing.
    cold and rainy here so not much fun for our festive 4th picnic but there will be fireworks later (which the dogs always hate!)
    amy of four corners design

  9. oooh - i hope you feel better soon... i love the little tray table thingie... will you paint it??

    Go and get yourself a cup of tea and relax..

  10. What an amazing collection!! Please send some of your good vibes up to Brisbane.... we don't seem to have this many treasures in our HR! Have a good Monday. Michelle

  11. Hi Tamarah,
    You've done it again! Another successful treasure hunt! Can I just say that floral rug is absolutely divine?

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

    Second Hand Chicks

  12. Totally AWESOME finds this weekend Tamarah..

    wish i was Half as clever as you~~~~

    hope your feeling better this week..

    xx andrea

  13. I have just caught up on your last few posts and I am amzed by all the goodies you find! I love it! The cubby is awesome and I love the cupboard doors! xx

  14. Yummy stuff Tamarah! No time for me to go treasure hunting this weekend, happy to see you did so well! Loving that cubby and the clock face!

  15. Every week i am completely shocked by the items you find. I would love that cubby and the two mirrored doors... well its all fantastik... totally jeleous AGAIN! This is becoming a thing, i look, i drool and i want to go shopping with you! Hope you had a good weekend.

  16. Ooh!!! You lucky girl, so much amazing finds!There seems to be many places were you can found old things!


  17. Tamarah, Love to hear from crack me up! Looks like your recent junking expeditions were successful! I can't imagine you shopping at the Junk Bonanza....what fun awaits! Looks like I will be hosting a little get together at my home either on Friday or Saturday evening during Junk Bonanza weekend, mostly US bloggers who will be in town, also trying to convince Ki to make an appearance! Would love to have you join us too! Where are you staying??? My email btw Let's keep in touch.

  18. UH-MAZINGLY great always! I'm jealous!! :) I am so glad you had a fun goodie filled weekend! Huge hugs!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  19. Score! Love the bin and your tea towel holder idea for the tram roll is inspired...all too lovely, cheers katherine

  20. Tamarah!! I cannot believe the treasures you find! I am so in love with that cubby - gorgeous!!! I also love how you are going to use the tram poster rail in your kitchen - please post a pic when you do as I think that is brilliant! I can't wait to see what you find next time, oh Queen of the HR! Love it!! ~ Tina xx

  21. Thank you Tamarah for your lovely comments today :) As always, so many to die for treasures! Love the cubby, and the .... Oh I Love Everything !!

  22. i'm totally outa the loop i guess :)....what is HR....adore your taste by the way

  23. Hello Tamarah, Back again after a week away scouring the op-shops....poor Keith, he is my biggest treasure. Couldn't wait to check out your blog. I love the bin and carpet. What great finds. Do hope that you are feeling better. Will be in touch.
    Bonnie Doon Wendy

  24. Really, really, great finds...the carpet, especially. Lezlee