Friday, May 16, 2014

THANK YOU AND MY JUNKIN' FIND

Hello Everybody! 

It's the weekend.  I hope you have some wonderful springtime plans to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

Before I share my junkin' find with you, I just wanted to say "THANK YOU" to so many people who have left the sweet comments on my blog posts recently.  You have overwhelmed me with your compliments and kindness.  I always try to reply to every comment that I receive because I really DO appreciate your thoughts.  However, this past couple of weeks, I've met myself coming and going with life getting in the way of my creative fun.  So, I hope that this blanket THANK YOU on my blog will let you know how much your comments mean to me.

And now ... on with my junkin find.  Last week, my wonderful friends and crafting buddies took me to Spring Creek Antiques and Tea Room in Ozark, Missouri for a belated birthday lunch and day of junkin'. We had so much fun and while we were out hitting the flea markets, I found this adorable rusted tricycle.  I immediately fell in love with it and just had to bring it home with me.


 Other than there being no rubber tires (which endears it to me even more), it was in great shape.  I love the old rusted, pitted metal and the patina that has already started.  So, I sprayed it with a matte finished outdoor sealer in hopes of preserving it in this condition. 

This morning, I picked up a couple of terra cotta pots and some pretty little spring flowers and planted them up.  Now they adorn my sweet little vintage trike.  

I wonder who's tricycle this was.  Was it originally bright red with streamers on the handlebars?  Did a child receive it as a Christmas gift?  I guess I will never know but I do know that I will give it a good home and a good repurposed life! 

Enjoy your weekend! 

25 comments:

  1. What a fantastic find Candy! No wonder you were thrilled to have found it and it looks right at home with your lovely pots. Have a great weekend. Jenny x

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  2. wow, such a fab find Candy, Annette x

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    1. Hi Annette! Thanks so much. I love it! <3

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  3. What a great find Candy. Isn't junk shopping just the most fun! It looks fabulous in your garden and so pretty with the planted pots. So,pleased to hear you had a lovely day. Tracy x

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  4. What a cute tricycle and a wonderful find. That's a very good idea to spray it with a sealer. I think I need to do that with my outdoor chairs. Thankyou for your sweet comments and visit to my blog. I truly appreciate you stopping by. Karen.x

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  5. How very lovely to bring this back to life - I too wonder its provenance. It is a terrific find Candy and what a wonderful feature in your garden. Belated Happy Birthday Wishes too. Nicola x

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  6. Oh Candy what a fabulous find! Love everything about it and what a great way to use it!! It looks fantastic with those pretty flowers and I can just imagine what you could do with it come Halloween and Christmas time! Love it to bits!!

    Also wanted to thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog!

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  7. Thank goodness you rescued this adorable tricycle Candy, it is just the loveliest adornment for your garden, especially with the planter. Such a great find. Thanks to YOU for your always lovely comments too, you are always so kind. Anne xx

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  8. This is so awesome, Candy! What a find. I'm so glad it has a perfect home with you surrounded by your flowers. Now I want one! Hugs!

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  9. Sending you Happy Birthday wishes Candy! Hope you had an amazing day celebrating you! Your little vintage tricycle is darling! Makes for a great flower garden decoration! Reminds me of the roller skates with steel wheels that I had as a child!!! :) Thanks for the memory :)

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  10. Beautiful find candy and it looks great with the flowers. I am on the hunt for something old, rusty, and unusual in my huge flower bed also. Will know it when I see it. Maybe an old hand cultivator or two. Hitting the flea market in a couple of weeks so hope to strike gold!

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  11. Fabulous find Candy, what a great addition to your garden! Sue C x

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  12. Adorable addition to your outdoor living.

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  13. I know what you mean about life getting hectic. I love your vintage tricycle and the way you repurposed it in your garden. It reminds me of the one I had as a child growing up in the 60's. Perhaps this one was mine and it somehow ended up in MIssouri - LOL! Have a blessed weekend and Happy Belated Birthday!

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  14. Happy Sunday to you and what a fabulous hunk of junk! Talk about a vintage beauty and great find! It does make a wonderful yard decoration and the potted spring flowers are so lovely! Have a fabulous day in the sunshine!

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  15. Omg..Candy what an amazing find...I love your tricycle...it looks fabulous in your garden! :) Jan x

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  16. Great find Candy!! There is nothing like a day at a good flea market. The tricycle looks wonderful in your garden.

    Sending big hugs your way,
    Gaby


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  17. How fabulous is this!!?? Great find Candy and what a faulous way to put it to use. Chris xxx

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  18. Such a fabulous find. Love this beautiful photo, Candy. :)

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  19. what a wonderful find for your garden!

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  20. Ooh, I can absolutely see why this had to come home with you... I'm so happy that somebody's once much-loved toy has a new owner who will love it just as much! It looks gorgeous amongst the flowers... thanks for sharing your happy find with us. I hope that life is simply busy rather than troublesome. Never any need to apologise for not visiting - life sometimes needs to be lived.
    Alison xx

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  21. What fun you must have had! Great find, and it looks great with the flowers now adorning it. I'm behind in visits too, sorry if I missed anything. ~Diane

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  22. That is adorable - so much fun to find something that brings back the wonderful memories of childhood. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  23. What a great find Candy! So sweet!

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