Sunday, October 11, 2009

Great American Barn Sale

My four and six year old went along with me to a sale that claimed to be a "GREAT AMERICAN BARN SALE" this weekend. At least that's how it read in the newspaper and on craigslist. Let me tell you , they were not kidding!

Unfortunately I had not budgeted properly for my junk purchases over the weekend, however, the homeowner and his helpers/friends assisted with that by placing extremely reasonable prices on EVERYTHING! Check out what I was able to bring home with me.

Isn't this iron bed fabulous? I don't know what it is about rust but I can't get enough! I have plans of spraying it with a couple coats of polyurethene and calling it a day. Love it as is! Make sure you click on each photo to see all the great detail.

The frame may end up in my space at the shop I've been telling you about. I'm meeting with the owner this evening so I hope to have more information regarding the open house ASAP.

Here is another beauty. It came with the headboard and footboard, but without rails. No worries though. I'll think of something for it! A closeup shot of the center of the headboard is in the first photo of this post. Such a great look for Fall!

I grabbed some ammo boxes. They read, "AMMUNITION FOR CANNON WITH EXPLOSIVE PROJECTILES. I thought it nice to keep a couple of those handy.

This iron cart on wheels' original purpose looked to be some sort of grilling station. Well, you know me and my thoughts on repurposing. I'll be looking at it in a whole new light. You'll see...

I always love vintage coke bottles...or any bottle for that matter. Nestled inside a Dodger Cola crate, these bottles will make a great centerpiece for a spring or summer event.

More burlap sacks? Yep...maybe it has become an obsession. But with so many easy projects that use burlap, don't ever pass them up.

I really loved the sacks with the simple blue striping down the center.

Glass electrical insulators are just cool to look at, aren't they? Great for projects too.

Needless to say, the sale was great. Complete with popcorn, drinks, and a burning fire pit to take the chill off. I hope the girls of the sale stay in touch so they can enjoy vintage style and junk decor as much as I do.

As always, take care and keep on junking!

*Edited to add this post was submitted to Flea Market Style's "I'm a Flea Marketeer" Linky Party!" Make sure to check out all the other great submissions.


  1. Another fine example of your excellent shopping abilities!!!

  2. Great finds Candy! I am so jealous, I live in a no barn zone - this makes junkin' a challenge - you are so lucky. Can't wait to see what you do with the cart.

  3. CANDY!!!!! WHY, WHY, WHY CAN'T I EVER FIND SALES LIKE THIS----I think you must live with a horse shoe around your neck!!!
    Great finds my super duper junking friend!!!
    Happy day.

  4. Great finds, Candy! Can't wait to see what you are going to do with the burlap. The headboard with the maple leaf is really neat.

  5. What a haul! That headboard would look good (if you like to garden) outside with flowering vines growing up it. Or you'll think of something truly great!

  6. GOOD GRIEF!!! Can you please come get me on your way to the next GREAT SALE like this?!!? You stinker - ALL of that is fantastic!!! AUGH! I'm green with envy!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the grill, and the burlap? I'm swooning over here...

    :-) Robelyn

  7. Candy - great haul! When are you buying a truck??? You're gonna need it!! :)

    Love the old bed frames - can't wait to see what you do with them...and the old metal stand - you'll turn it into something elegant and magical I'm sure!


  8. Those are some really great finds!! Can't wait to see what you do with all of them. I have some of those insulators... not sure what to do with them??

  9. i love the bed frame, so vintage! great finds by the way! ;)

  10. Great items... I collect these too. Can't wait to see more projects Candy.


  11. Wow, I wish, wish, wish they had places like this where I live! SCORE!!!!!!

  12. You always find the best loot! I love that iron cart...I can think of many great places in my own house for it!

    Thanks for joining the party!

  13. What a great sale! Love the cart and the burlap and everything!

  14. Grat finds! Saw you over at Flea market Style Mag blog party. I need to find more of those great burlap sacks!

  15. Those burlap sacks are amazing!! I hope I never fall out of love with burlap... :)

  16. You did find some great the iron beds and I'm with you....keep the rust!!
    Loving burlap too so would love to see what you do with the burlap bags.
    I'm following now to see how the projects turn out!

  17. Hello I'm Jill and I'm a rust addict as well ... so glad to find your blog ... I'll be back to dig in further!

    Great finds ... love those rusty metal beds, I wouldn't be able to part with them!!


  18. I'm a first time visitor and I'm linked to the Flea Marketeer link party too. I love your finds. Glad I found your site.


  19. OMG you found some amazing things! I love it all, but that bed is my FAVE!

  20. Wow sounds like you found some great buys. It's been fun finding new bloggers who love the thrift hunting as much as I do.


  21. Rust is a junker's best friend...just remember to keep that tetanus current! Rust is a commodity in our world to be bought and sold and I love it!

  22. What great finds! I want to shop with you!



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