Salvage Yard Finds

Memory is a funny thing... a few years back, before we were married, I was driving around with my best friend...  Tibby.
*sigh* we were so great together... hanging out, driving around aimlessly...
Sadly... on a cold, snowy, winter icy curve, no one could've known... but there, in my arms... I pushed with all my might...  thinking of the good times...

so, one day, somehow, just tootling on random backroads thru NJ listening to techno music we came across this awesome junk salvage yard and I said to myself, "Self, when you meet the right someone, and your life will be beyond all you could expect it to be with a wonderful home for your care-free time time of fun, idle crafts, & creative folly's... you will SO come here and clean house!"

... 6 years later...

Yesterday I said, "Self, and my super sexy wife married to myself, we are SO going to go to this awesome salvage yard, it was kinda' near this one road, or something, and the road had some lines but I think if I google map it, I'll be able to find it."  

A few hours later...

Ta-da!  I found it, again!  & we had time off from work so we went!  And they were open!

& this is what we found.
The bounty o' rusty finds!

Chantel Cloutier eat your heart out.

Rachell Ashwell eat Chantel Cloutier's heart out!

Bunny Williams, Nate Berkus, see the above.

Rusty IS beautiful, but paint preserves longer.

Such wonderful patina.

Such flightful birdlike action!


Before & after.

Crafts are most fine with wine.  Also, most fun with wun!

Shabby & Chic.

Vintage tin roses made in England.

The reverse of the tin.

Made in England stamp.  Isnt' that orange rust & bluing just hypnotic!

Half moon crafts on a May afternoon in NJ.

Shabby Chic white on a blue tarp.

Up close, up top on the tin plate roses.

Up close, down stem on the tin plate roses.

Simon from a Chandelier perspective.

So much woodland for so many birdbaths.

Beautiful bird bath pedestal base.

Close up of beautiful bird bath pedestal base.

 Bird bath pedestal.

Close up of the other beautiful bird bath pedestal base.

Close up of beautiful bird bath pedestals.

Close up of beautiful acorn oak leaf bird bath pedestal.

Close up of beautiful rose bird bath pedestal

Mossy stumps make the best coasters.

Green, before.  Black, after.

3 years of the same painted jeans and 5 years married :-)
Such a dramatic transformation.

Paint samples.

Bunny Williams, we thank you.