Friday, March 2, 2012

Junkin' finds~Primative style!


Good morning!!! Here are those junkin' pics I promised!!! These are large {really large} about 4" long safety pins.  Pretty cool find~ wish I had more of them. Here I paired it up with some Jenni Bowlin and made a mini album {about the grands}!!!
I have three and haven't seen them in stores for a while now.  I have been told these large pins were used on sailor's duffle bags to close them in the 40's.  I think the top two are a later version~they have no date.


Closer view of the two that are not dated~
If anyone has info on these would love to here it!


OK now you know~hardware is my thing.  This sets on my table in the family room. Cool, right?
Old door knobs, hinges, back plates, brass knob, pull handles~love it all!!!

Close-up, as you can see the rust doesn't bother me one little bit!!


These were given to me by a friend~love that door hinge.  I want to do soemthing really cool with it.


I know I'm going re-paint these~just got to find the perfect spot for them.  They will make beautiful decorative corners for inside your windows or use to hold a shelf.


I have five "grands" so I have been collecting the number five.  I want to do a display of 5's in my home somewhere !!!  Thanks for stopping by today~glad the weekend is here!! Have a good one and I'll see ya soon!

17 comments:

  1. ooooo and ahhhhhhh love your finds..

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  2. always love seeing your finds, connie (and then what you do with them too!)

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  3. Those are some fabulous finds! The pins are just sigh worthy!!!!

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  4. wow connie-you have such an eye for finding things-- i go and i see nothing! fantastic

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  5. Lucky Lady you are! Great little treasures

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  6. I love all your vintage goodies, especially the one dated 1496! So very cool, TFS!

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  7. Wow, looks at these goodies! I am CRAZY about how you used the pin as the binder on the mini album!

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  8. I just love your junkin' finds!!

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  9. 'Drool' Love it all Connie! Those pins are awesome!

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  10. I am literally salivating right now!!!

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  11. Wowwwwwwwwwww! I so wish we lived closer!!! I would love love love to go antiquing with you!!!

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  12. Honestly you are a genius at spotting just the perfect pieces when you go junkin'. I love the pins and the way you used it on the mini book. I can't wait to see what you do with the 5s.

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  13. Such fabulous finds Connie... and I so love how you have used the safety pins on the mini albums... so clever...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  14. Those are so cool Connie! Love stuff like that! Waving hello and hope all is well. :)

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  15. Love your vintage finds. :)

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  16. Connie, those large safety pins were probably issued with military laundry bags. I know I had some and the bags they went with. Mine were about 4 - 6 inches long, and they held the laundry bags together. From what I understand they would wash the whole bag, without taking the clothes out of it. I think my brother has my bags, and pins. Love Penny aka old junkie too!

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