Monday, August 25, 2014

Just a Few "Gone Junkin" Finds!

Hi Friends
Hope your week is off to a great start.

Last week I found some great new treasures for my etsy shoppe and
perfect for a redesign.
I can hardly wait to get started

You know I love to find these old vintage lunch boxes.
Paint, trims and more will give these  "a new life"

What a treasure this leather and wood box is.
Lots of plans for this beauty.

This vintage bowl has lots of charming distress and I love the raised flower design.

Perfect for a fall shabby rag basket is this wire treasure with handle.
I was also thrilled to find this bag lot of wine corks.

This little shelf  with a plate tilt is going to be wonderful repainted with chalk paint.
Great details on the bottom.

Love this darling little butlers helper, or vintage server.
Whatever it was used for in the past, it has a "new life" coming soon.

This little wood box is a fun find and perfect to accent and change the paint color leaving the 
graphics in place. 
I think this one will be perfect to hold crochet hooks or sewing machine bobbins.

LOVE this rug and I am thinking of a chic painted graphic around the flowers for this beauty, which is perfect for fall. Great Autumn colors.

The best find of the week is this wonderful wood night stand.
Inside was marked "Made in Brazil"
I have plans for a complete redesign with chalk paint, distress
and accents
Maybe I'll take out the drawer and replace it with a basket drawer or leave it and change the knob.
Not sure, but I will share the "after" when I complete this wonderful find for a guestroom
night stand.

I better get to creating. 
These goodies (except the night stand) will find places on the shelves in my etsy shoppe soon.
Nothing like a few new treasures to motivate my creativity.

Have you found any junkin treasures lately?

If so, Happy Creating and Decorating!

Celestina Marie

p.s. as always thank you for your comments and a warm welcome to all new followers.
Enjoy the day!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You found some great things, Celeste. I'm looking forward to seeing them transformed by your magic! : )

Sola Scriptura said...

You certainly found some treasures! My favourite is the little wood box, I agree that it would be ideal for sewing notions or crochet hooks.

Valerie-Jael said...

Oooh, what a lot of goodies you found, just gorgeous. Those lunch boxes are fantastic, never seen ones like them before! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Fantastic goodies, Celeste! You really found some treasures!I know you'll turn them into jewels! I can't wait to see the reveal!

Creations By Cindy said...

You find the neatest things. Love it all but the leather and wooden box is adorable. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jan Hermann said...

Oh my, what beautiful treasures these are! Can't wait to see your re-designs!

Stephanie said...

Oh Celeste, what delightful treasures! Everything is wonderful, but I especially love the wood and leather case.

I can't wait to see what you do with them as I know they will be made even more beautiful by your skillful hands.

Enjoy your Monday! Hugs to you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love wooden boxes and pretty bowls! You found lots of neat things that you will transform into something beautiful! Have fun! Hugs, Diane

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You found some wonderful items! I always look forward to your recreations.

TexWisGirl said...

some neat finds, definitely. :)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow those lunch boxes sent me back in time! I remember those when I was a kid- adults used them for work. I like that wood/leather caddy- those are cute for wine. That yellow wood box is my favorite- that color on it is so vintage- I love it. What a perfect accent for a sewing room.


I would keep the little nightstand too!
You have lots of projects ahead of you! Have FUN!

Julie Marie said...

Wonderful finds dear Celeste!... I especially love the vintage bowl with the raised designs!... thanks so much for your visit... wonder why my post went into your spam?... not a good sign for me!... happy creating!... xoxo Julie Marie

Claudia said...

Dear Celeste,
wonderful Items you found! I love those old Boxes, they are georgeous!
Wishing you a lovely and creativ week,
Hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Patty Sumner said...

I love the old lunch boxes...I know you will do great things with them...Makes me want to hit some great thrift just never know what you may find.. Blessings!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear, YOU SCORED! I did too. I found a French table ( I think I told you) in the trash that said, "FREE!" And then I found....get this....a crystal chandelier! I took off all the perfect crystal pendants and did I ever have fun using them to embellish existing chandeliers in my home.

You are going to have a blast! I am on my lunch break before I go into my first course of the day. AHHHH!

Cynthia said...

Can't wait to see your transformations. I know they will be beautiful! Joy to you and yours, Celestina!

LJS said...

Celestina, I enjoyed our antique hunting together. Great finds, I can't wait to see what you do next with them.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh, you did find some wonderful treasures. I can hardly wait to see what you do to them.
Hope you had a great vacation and have come home completely rested.
Have a great week Celestina.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Oh wow you came home with some wonderful treasure and can't wait to see what you do with it all.
Hope you have a happy week and have fun working on your projects.

Donna said...

Wow, you really hauled in the good loot, Celestina! Your vintage lunch boxes will be gorgeous with your special paint treatment! And the wooden boxes you found are so neat too! Can't wait to see what you do with everything. The rug is so pretty, too! What will you create with the corks? You really hit the jackpot this time! Oh, and the night stand is going to be super cute, I can see a pretty crystal knob on the front!!

Kathy said...

Great treasures, especially those lunch pails. I hope you will show the "after" because I know they will be beautiful.

Susan' Hearts and Flowers said...

Celeste, I can not wait to see what you create out of your finds. You always do such beautiful work.

cynthia lee designs said...

Great goodies that I know you will turn into beautiful treasures!! Can't wait to see them made over.

Createology said...

How fun to find some treasures and know that you will transform them into extraordinary pieces. Creative Bliss Dear...

farmhouse-story said...

you found some great finds, celeste! enjoy bringing new life back to each one! love the night stand:)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Celestina, I cannot wait to see what you do with these treasures. What great finds, and I know they'll be even better after you add your creative touch. laurie

Deborah Montgomery said...

Such great treasures you've found, and I know you have the eye and talent to transform them into real beauties! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy creating!!

Anonymous said...

The fun is in the hunt for treasures. Looks like you found many great treasures.


chateau chic said...

Sounds like you're going to have fun creating with all of your wonderful finds!
Mary Alice

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

OMGosh what an amazing treasure trove of found vintage goodies to transform. I can just imagine all the fun recreations you will embarking on. I will have to check out your etsy shop and see the creative magic you do.

miss b said...

You found some great items and you are so creative imagining a new lease of life for these treasures! My favourite here is the long wooden box with the lovely vintage image.

Okio B Designs said...

Wonderful finds! I love vintage lunchboxes too. I haven't been able to find ones though that weren't beat up. =(


1CardCreator said...

Wow, you found some really neat items, especially that architectural element, you have an eye for this. ~Diane

Anonymous said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what you'll do with that nightstand, Celeste, and I know it will turn out as gorgeous as ever. I came across a couple of special finds at the thrift shop the weekend before last, Mr Oakley (our new hall tree in last week's post), and a vintage mail holder that was quite a mess until Mr G got a hold of it. I love that leather wood box.
Happy Labor Day, my friend.

Art and Sand said...

Lots of fun junkin'.

I just read your story over at Junk Chic Cottage. I am surprised that you must be close in age to me. We celebrated 43 years of marriage last April. You look so young in all your pics - what's your secret?

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste, How fun all these treasures will be to repurpose. Wishing you a nice weekend.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh wow, this vintage lunch box is so cool - I remember those! I like the wine corks too. Jess collects unique and pretty wine corks and displays them on her bulletin board. You found so many great things, Celestina. I really like this wood box also.


Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Wow! I want to go junkin with you! You found some great stuff! I love the box, reminds me of paper dolls? The rug, I have almost bought at Walmart. It's pretty and how cool that you got it way cheaper I'm sure. I can't wait to see what you do/ paint on it :-) The lunch boxes are great too! You are a professional junkin shopper ;-)

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..