Thursday, April 26, 2012

Friday’s Favs…treasure from a junk store

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On the way to my daughter’s house is a junk store.

It says “antique store” on the door, but it’s definitely not a well-styled antique store.

It’s crammed with stuff, it’s old, dusty and musty, and it’s on a not very desirable corner of a busy street.

To top it off, more often than not, there’s a closed sign on the door.

Still, I do crane my neck to look in the window whenever we drive by it, you know,

just in case there’s an irresistable treasure.

On one such drive by, lo and behold, I spied an old watering can.

I’ve been wanting a watering can for the plants and patio planters,

(that I don’t have yet, but plan to get for our new patio),

that the sprinkler system doesn’t reach.

And since I need a watering can, why not one with some personality?

On my next drive by the junk store, it was open for a change.

I pulled in and asked the price of the watering can in the window.

Then I offered the owner quite a bit less than the asking price,

and she said, “close enough.”

Yippee skippee!

A watering can with personality for even less than an inexpensive one at the local garden center!

I do plan to actually use it outdoors for watering plants.

But in the meanwhile, it does look kind of cute indoors holding flowers too.

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Friday’s comin’ so I wish you all a…

HAPPY, HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE and HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!

Still following,

Elizabeth


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22 comments:

  1. Can't help being a tad jealous here! That watering can has so much character. Good for you!

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  2. Junk stores are the only antique stores I like. Great can!

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  3. Love it! I have an old watering can with a brass top - think I'll get it our and use it!
    ~Adrienne~

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  4. Love it. That's my next treasure I hope to find .

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  5. Junky antique stores are my favorite kind. You got a great can. Where I live they are quite pricey and people don't seem to want to bargain. You did good!

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  6. I have a very similar one. Got it for about $12. Love it.
    Have a blessed weekend!

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  7. Wonderful watering can you found! I have been collecting them for quite a few years, but most of mine are missing the spout. Thanks for sharing,
    Nancy

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  8. Love the sprinkler end on your watering can. I just planted annuals in one of mine which I've seen others do. They always looks so charming, so hope mine grows.
    Mary Alice

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  9. I have a similar watering can and I just love it! So functional and yet so simple. Hooray for you! God is so good!
    Meets our need as well as our wants.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  10. These 'antique' stores are my favorite places to hunt treasure!

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  11. I love your watering can, and it does have personality.
    I have collected a few of these over the years and have used them in many different vignettes.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  12. Those are the BEST kind of 'antique' stores in my opinion! Love your find!

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  13. Hi Elizabeth,
    Your watering can has true character... I love it.
    What a lovely find. It looks good with or without the flowers
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

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  14. Much better than a new one and it doubles as a vase!

    Robin Flies South

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  15. This certainly was a wonderful find! It has such a pretty shpae and look wonderful as a vase too!

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  16. Great find. Thank you for sharing it with Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  17. I love old watering cans. they have so much "personality".

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  18. I'd rather visit a junk store myself, you find the most wonderful items just like you did!!! This is better than plastic any day.
    I found an old watering can at an estate sale yesterday-made into a fountain and YES I grabbed it up. Will post about it on Outdoor Wednesday. Love your blog, new follower.
    Ann

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  19. Junk store are great to find the unexpected and at a good price.

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  20. A great find, Elizabeth. There are much better bargains at a "junk" store, than "antique" shops. I love it!

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  21. I'm crazy about sprinkler cans and seldom pass one up. Any shape, any size works for me. Had I seen yours first, I would have jumped on it.

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