Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Elkhorn - A Great Time Selling and Buying!

Thanks to everyone that came out and shopped Elkhorn this past weekend.  It was so good to see all of our regulars and meet blog readers Michelle, (Vintage Remix), and Marilyn for the first time. Thanks for introducing yourselves!!

After spending most of last week at camp with a couple of my grand-girls, (more on that another time), I was left with three hours to pack for the show.  Yikes. Once there, I didn't get any photos of the show, opting to do some quick shopping instead!    
 A big stack of old gray sap buckets was a fun find.  At just 8 1/2" tall, they'd be perfect for centerpieces.  (I've made some available in my etsy store - here).  Some will be embellished with stencils and be available elsewhere soon.  I found a few other things that are headed for Waterloo tomorrow, but my favorite find of all is staying right here. I can't wait to get it all wiped down and ready for prime time!
This little old hand-made 'hoosier' is just five feet tall and has found a perfect home in my kitchen.  The top lifts up and has a divider for flour & sugar. There are  holes where the sifters used to be. I'm planning to cover the holes and store small vases inside. (Pardon the wonky photos - the corner windows in my kitchen make it nearly impossible to get good pics at any time of the day!)

The turquoise paint is the third layer.  Blue and a reddish-brown came before.
The storage underneath will come in handy for paper products and table linens.
You all know how I feel about the color, and the honest wear is an added bonus.
Such folky charm!

 There aren't too many things that I buy to keep, but I'm beyond thrilled to have this one for myself!
So do tell, what did you find this weekend?


  1. Just Loving YOUR F*I*N*D!*!*! Glad you had room to Haul-It-Home...
    Jeanine Burkhardt

  2. Awesome treasure you found at the show...LOVE the color!! Well, I did find a great dining table and chairs for the shop.


  3. It was great meeting you too... and even better enjoying a giggle over the little ".69" card I bought from you... love my little red watering can from Kathy too... can't wait to get out to Waterloo to check out your booth there!

    Michele (Vintage Remix)

  4. That cabinet is very special Jan. The color is wonderful. I had a yard sale and I would have much rather been going to yard sales or estate sales but my house is cleaner. I did buy some pretty star plates from my SIL that I will use for July 4th.

  5. Jan: It was great seeing you and Kathy at Elkhorn. We will certainly have to get together again once life slows down a bit. Love your cabinet - that would be a keeper for me too.

  6. Hello there . . . I am so happy that while out surfing the web I hit a gold mine. I want to be your friend and go junking with you. The fact that I live 2,000 miles away might be a problem, so I've decided to become your newest follower. That's the best I can do. Sorry that, that means I can't pack us a picnic of chicken salad sandwiches and carrot cake cup-cakes, but maybe if you know that I'm eating them while reading your post, you won't feel so left out, LOL.
    Come on over for a visit, maybe you'll decide to follow me too. Have a great week and find something fabulous, like this gorgeous little kitchen cabinet.
    Connie :)


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