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A Day In The Country...Fun Finds

We spent this weekend down at the lake...there were a couple of big estate sales we wanted to go to, as well as a nearby town had city-wide garage sales!  I was too busy treasure hunting to take a lot of pics, but thought I'd share a few.  The first sale was on a big farm...

On the first day of the sale, this driveway was filled with cars, trucks, trailers and people!  I took these photos on the second day when we went back for half-off goodies and deals!  Not the best photos...some are from my car or phone...

 The charming farmhouse was full of all kinds of small items...

And a huge pole barn was FULL of rustic still my heart...

Our trailer carried two loads's looking dusty from dirt roads.  Look inside...that is an old iron jail door my daughter took home!  You sure don't see those everyday!  I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with it!

We found ALL KINDS of old stuff and LOTS of rusty and chippy goodies that we will be re-purposing and I'll be sharing with you in the future.  But here's a couple of fun items I'll share today.  How about this big farm advertising sign?

and my FAVORITE find of the day...these great old lockers!  The sign and lockers will be headed for Junk Bonanza in September!

This little guy is staying with me, though... I love the rusty, chippy patina...

It really was a great weekend!  Just fun being with family, enjoying the outdoors, and junkin'!

I am joining Debra of Common Ground's Monday Marketplace with some fun etsy goodies!

Next post I'll share my tour of the 2012 Bachman's Spring Ideas House!

Until next time...


  1. Wow, love those lockers! How much to ship to NJ? ;)
    And that truck would have come home with me too!

  2. This looks so relaxing
    what a retreat.
    I spy that neat plaid schoolbag.
    LOVE IT.

  3. Sounds like you had a lot of fun junking. I'll be anxious to see your Bachman Idea House pictures. I never did get any of mine posted.

  4. Linda, OH you had luck, -and just being around to get to such a market, must be fantastic- The lockers are gorgeous, what a catch-
    Hugs to you.

  5. You found some great stuff! Good for you, I love the sign and the lockers.
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. Wow, look at all your good stuff! I feel like I'm looking at American Pickers :)

  7. Oh my gosh what a sale you found. The goodies just keep coming. The jail is way cool. Will she be keeping it?

  8. Great sale for sure! Love the lockers but that sweet rusty little truck is a treasure! Hugs, Linda

  9. What a fun find those lockers were! Wow! A LOT of rusty old goodness all the way around. Loving that little truck, too! xo Diana

  10. I had a laugh at that jail cell door. You said you couldn't wait to see what they did with it ...I couldn't help wonder WHAT THE PREVIOS OWNER DID WITH IT AND HOW THEY GOT IT?

    Quite interesting... looks like you got quite the haul, had tons of fun...and snagged several conversation pieces. I bet we've not see the last of these!


  11. That jail cell door is intriguing! The lockers are fun...but your little truck steals my heart! Great sale, super finds and it really looked fun too! Take care, Laura :)

  12. Eeeeeeek...
    I LOVE those kinds of sales and I see you really SCORED!!! Jealous!
    I hope my job works out too... LOL! Need $$$ for daughter's wedding and such...and must start saving NOW!

  13. The wee rusty truck is great fun. We went to a fabulous garage sale and filled our truck. I kept a lot of it. Some will be sold.

  14. You must post what they do with the jail door. That's the way to go, bring a trailer. Great idea!!

  15. Yay Bachmann house is next. What a fun sales this looks like. The lockers were cool!

  16. We spent the weekend searching for treasures too. Is there anything more fun, or what? Love those lockers!
    And the rusty truck! ~Delores

  17. Your finds are just wonderful, Linda. Can't wait to see how the jail door ends up. And that little rusty, crusty truck is so special. A great treasure hunting weekend, indeed.

  18. Looks like the weather cooperated with you after all, Linda! Sounds like you had a fun time at the estate sale. And I always love city wide garage sales, just park the car and walk!!

  19. Lucky you! I love all your finds, but you already know my favorite is the truck. LOVE IT! The sign and lockers will be eye catchers ant Junk Bonanza.

    Does your daughter who bought the jail door have children? Just asking. :@

  20. Looks like you had a very successful haul! I love those lockers, and that truck...very cool!


  21. I love the setting!! Your finds are just great. Talk about patina :)
    xxx Liz

  22. Oh my Linda! I want it all! My daughter's last name is McCurdy, I'm ALWAYS on the hunt for a rusty truck(I have NONE).
    Florida just doesn't have wonderful old farms like this.
    That gate is amazing!
    Lucky you!!

  23. Wonderful! I love Minnesota!
    My email is The U took away my last one!
    Thanks so much for your kind support, Linda. t helpd. Really!

  24. Sounds like a fun weekend!

    I do love those lockers!!!

    I am excited about the Spring tour of the Bachman House :)

  25. Great finds! Love the jail cell door...would look cool hanging on the wall as an art piece.

  26. You just KNEW it
    was gonna be good,
    and it was! Glad you
    are keeping the wee
    truck ~ it's darling!

    xx Suzanne

  27. You got some great stuff! Hopefully we'll start having some sales soon. Looks like you had a great weekend. Mimi

  28. Hello Linda

    Thank you for visiting :)

    In answer to your question...

    I get a notification in my email box that you have left a comment.... and what the comment is.... I click on that to see the same comment on my blog but I've never received an email from you that is not a comment. If that makes sense?

    Yes I would appreciate you telling me how to change!!! I am sorry if it appeared I had ignored any emails - I'd never do that


  29. Hi Linda

    Me again!

    I followed your brilliant instructions when you get a minute will you give it a test for me please :)


  30. I would have to keep the truck too! I can't wait to hear what they do with the jail door, what a great find. The sign you found is pretty cool too, we have lockers in our barn that hold all of the camping gear and baseball stuff, I love them! I wish I would have been able to convince Duane that they needed to be in the house before he filled them up! t.xooxox

  31. I love the lockers. They are awesome. You found some great things and I'm anxious to see more.

  32. I love your goodies Linda!!! I'm getting ready to redo Gracen's room and those lockers would be perfect in there! To bad we are not closer! I sure wish we was, we would have a ball together!

    Take care!


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