Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sometimes the GLOOMIEST weather unearths the BEST Treasures....!

Hello again Shabby Vintage Junkin' Friends....!

Well....It hasn't occured often since I started blogging but I'm back with my SECOND post in one day....With my trip to the US & Junk Bonanza looming (I leave on the 14th....!) I'm ENDEAVOURING to clear the slate so I can concentrate on blogging about my adventures while I'm away .... :o) !!

Now because I managed to get quite a bit out of the way EARLY yesterday, I rewarded myself with some EXTRA time out in the HR....The weather was MISERABLE & it rained on & off however, it was mild & the Treasures were PLENTIFUL....!!

I'm REALLY happy with this line up....Wood, metal - junky industrial.

DELICIOUS green enamel light shade....Very YUMMY vintage suitcases....Wicker baskets, bird cage & picnic tin.  ALWAYS pick up the LARGE plastic buckets for Mr SVJ....They come in handy in the work shop....!

I have THREE green enamel shades now....I've found ALL of them this year & have outlayed a TINY $10.00 in total....!

LOVE this industrial metal cubby on wheels....!  ANOTHER galvanised Willow bin....You can NEVER have too many of these....!  The metal trike is a SWEETIE & the weeny terracotta pots were a GREAT find....I have SOMETHING in mind for these....You'll have to come to the NEXT SVJ Extravaganza though to see....  :o) !!

AWESOME black enamel camping pot....SERIOUSLY SEXY wooden drawer & hand drill with red wood top & handle.

Wicker fishing creel, turquoise typewriter, wooden artists box, a couple of wood frames with mesh screens, blue metal & wood ironing board, couple of metal tubs, GORGEOUS wood cabinet & 3 x army green steel lidded drawers....!

All this YUMMY piece needs is a couple of pieces of trim up the top on the sides & it's GOOD TO GO....!

Well that was MY Saturday & today I SKIPPED the Market (Was that a collective GASP I heard just now....hahahahaha....?) so I could spend the day making lists, making piles (of things to pack for the US) & CLEANING all my finds....!!

Now I'm off to find a glass of wine & catch up with all my FAVE blogs....!

Here's hoping your weekend was filled with WARMTH & Treasures too....!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)


  1. Great finds yet again Tamarah! LOVE the croc/snake skin suitcase and the black enamel pot, now that is sexy :)

  2. Amazing, what you find is truly amazing. Loving the industrial cubbies.

  3. Wow what wonderful items wish I lived nearer would love to come and check them out.
    Beverley x

  4. Wonderful finds, Tamarah!

    Have a wonderful Sunday and Labor Day!

  5. You found all that in one day?! You must have a giant junking magnet in your belly! LOL What a great haul! Enjoy yourself at the Junk Bonanza, and Texas -- can't wait to hear all about it!

  6. Hi tamara I love the little cupbaord best,but boy you did have a good scrounging time,bet you are getting excited now .Carole xx

  7. Morning Tamarah, what fab finds! I didn't think you would get out over the weekend,according to the weather report! Tamara x

  8. Fantastic! I love the picnic tin...too sweet! I unearthed 3 boxes of tiny terracotta pots in the old shed when we moved in. I can't wait to see what you do with them :) xxx

  9. Great finds Tamarah...I think YOU should be bringing a container here for Junk Bonanza!!


  10. You sure find good junk, Tamarah! I especially love the cubby and that wonderful old picnic tin!

  11. Love that old suitcases! have a fantastic new week dear!

  12. Wow, girlie,
    you DID score big!
    Hope you are all
    rested and ready
    for the week!
    xx Suzanne

  13. All that lovely looty Tamarah! The metal cubby looks brill and all those old clay pots - trying to find them is like trying to find hobby horse poo here (they're all in plastic now)!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  14. You got some great stuff! I love the metal cubby and the suitcases. The light is pretty sweet, too.

    That's so cool that you got to go!

  15. What?? No adorable red tool box this time!!?? HA!!! Now I get to obsess about the awesome cubby thing~ not to mention that chippy birdcage!!
    Sipping right along with you with you!
    Hiccup...just kiddin :0)

  16. Tamarah, you never disappoint lovely! What fabulous finds, yet again!! I have just been catching up on your posts...Eeek!, you are off to the US a junkin'! I am so envious! Can't wait to follow that adventure:) Hope you have a fabulous week. Hugs ~ Tina xx

  17. You are going to have the best time. I had the great junk outing on my calendar since January and then Life threw me a curveball.
    So please have my share of the fun, and anything you can't send home you are welcome to send to me. (just kidding)

  18. Fabulous finds my dear! I'm loving the green light and the old picnic tin. Of course the screen trays are great too along with the metal topped drawers.

  19. I have the exact same camp pot on my front veranda with a pot of flowering petunias in it~!

  20. That box is delish, can it fit in your suitcase??? ;) You find the best just at HR. Like I said before, you aussies throw away some great stuff.
    See you in 3 days.