Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wood Boxes and Crocks

I have found lately that I have a very weak spot for old wood boxes and crocks.  Yep, every single time I go to a craft/antique mall or a yard sale then I find myself drawn to those two items.  Well, this past weekend was no different and I can hardly wait to share what I found.  I went to the Fall Open House at North Shore Primitives and found the most precious little scarecrow around.  I also met a great fellow blogger (Bonnie from Slow Lane Ramblings).  It is always great meeting bloggers and even more wonderful when it isn’t expected.  She recognized me from my blog and came up and introduced herself.  What a sweet gal and you gotta love her even more when she is shopping for the same prim goodies as yourself.  Nothing better then having met someone that has the same love of primitives as you do.  Anyway, I bought the scarecrow and all the ladies inside NSP asked me where I found him and if they had anymore.  The neat thing is that he is one of a kind so I was lucky enough to find him and grab him first.  I will post pics of him on my next blog so be watching for him.  Once I was done there we headed to a craft/antique mall and I found some great treasures there as well.  I found this wooden box and fell in love with it.  It was a little dirty, but nothing a good spray with the hose wouldn’t cure.  I got it home and sprayed it out and let it sit in the HOT sun and it was perfect afterwards.  Here is a picture of it. 




Don’t you just love the Statue of Liberty on the box?  Here is a closer look on the side.  I just love it!!


I also picked up this crock while I was there and you probably saw it in my previous post (Bathroom Makeover).


Here is where it ended up……


along with my other find which I bought at a yard sale for $5.00.  This box…… yep, I told you I love old wooden boxes.

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I also found this at the yard sale.  It is an old chicken coup and yep I snatched it up real quick.  My Mom has one above her washer and dryer and she filled it with lots of cute prim things, but she paid a much higher price for her coup then I did for mine.  Are you ready for the cost of mine?  Well, I bought it for only $5.00.  Yep, you heard me correctly and it still has the rusty little feed cans in there that were used for the chickens.  Neat ~ huh?  I was talking to the owner and he said that he moved into his house many many years ago and he was only the second owner of the home.  Well, he found the chicken coup in the chicken barn in his backyard and the family explained to him that it was over 100 years old.  So, I have a great chicken coup for dirt cheap.  I of course had to clean it, but after a good spraying with the hose….. it is as good as new.  My hubby asked me what I was going to do with it and at the time I wasn’t sure.  I tried hanging it in my family room, but it stuck out too far so I have decided that I will hang it on my front porch and with each passing season I will fill it with certain things for the season.  Fall is right around the corner so it will look great with a prim sign and some pumpkins and gourds.  I can hardly wait to get it up.  Here is a picture!!


Don’t you love it?  Yep, I can hardly wait for Fall now.  It is going to be sooo cute!!  I also picked up this cute little basket for only 25 cents.  Pretty good deals don’t ya think?


I am also so excited to share with you that I FINALLY received my APP magazine in the mail last week.  Talk about a GREAT magazine.  This is one magazine that you can look at over and over and read from front to back.  It is not loaded with tons of ads and it is jam packed with great and helpful articles and loads of prim perfect pictures.  All the guys and gals involved did an absolutely wonderful job.  Two thumbs up to all of you and if I had more thumbs then I would give you more thumbs up (lol).  Kudos to you all.


My last very important piece of information that I wanted to share with all of you is pictures of these crocks.  Some of the pictures are of poor quality, but I am sure you get the just of them.




Those crocks are just a few of what I found out on craigslist.  This man has been collecting these crocks for over 37 years and is selling them.  Well, me being the crock addict that I am wants to go and check them out.  So, once this weekend arrives I will be heading over to his home with my Mom and hubby in tow to check out his collection and see if there is anything that I can find.  I actually see quite a few that I could take off his hands, but of course the price has to be right.  I asked him why he was selling his collection and he told me this……… “Last year my daughter went to the dentist for a root canal. Thru her open tooth she contracted mersa which migrated into her spine. Within 4 days she was paraplegic from the waist down. She has 4 children and limited income. I have been collecting for over 37 years and we decided she needs an electric wheelchair and other items more than we need to keep our collection. So in all I am more than happy to have enjoyed each and every antique long enough and am willing to part with them to someone who also will get to enjoy there beauty along with the history that each has endured.”  Pretty sad and tragic story.  It made me want to win the lottery and buy all of his crocks not only to help him, but to make my home look pretty too.  So, if I can go and buy a couple this weekend, get paid again and buy a few more then that would help him and help my collection too.  I would absolutely LOVE to take out part of a wall in my family room and make some shelves in the wall and then fill them with crocks and jugs.  Oh geesh…… that makes me all giddy inside (lol).  Hopefully someday soon I will have enough to do that.


Well, I will keep you posted on what I find out this weekend.  Stay Tuned Prim Friends!!


Until Next Time ~ Blessings to all.


Calico Rabbit said...

What a great bunch of finds!!! love them all,
and what a story about the man with the crocks, makes me wish I was closer so I could go buy a few too.

Crazy how things like that happen, imagine from a tooth!

Anyway, Thanks for sharing all your goodies!
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Great wood boxes!! I have two old ones on display in my living room and one of the boxes sits with my crock collection...started collecting crocks back in 1985. Can't wait to see what ones you might get!!

Dan said...


I have a weakness for crocks too! You found the mother load. What a sad story though. It is hard to understand why live is so hard for so many people.

I hope you have a great week!


carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Lisa, I love the chicken coop and your wooden boxes. I have a thing for them too! Your coop is made different than any one I have ever seen. The ones I'm familair with have round spindles and your's are flat. Very cool!
The craiglist man's story is so heartbreaking! Who would have thought that could happen! I have put that family on my prayer list, even though I don't have names. God will know who I mean.
Good luck with the crocks. I love them too! I see quite a few that I'd like to have. If I lived closer, I'd try to buy some too.

the primitive country bug said...

I like wooden boxes and crocks too and you found some nice ones. The Lady Liberty one is great!
How sad about that mans daughter. If I lived closer I'd come with you and help him out some too.
I really like the chicken coop you found and I can't wait to see pictures of it all filled up. I'm going to be keeping my eyes out for one now too. LOL!
Blessings to you~ Birgit

Trace4J said...

Morning Friend,
Just noticed your new blog picture. You look beautiful. Love the highlights!!
Hugs Granny Trace