Welcome back friends to my Junkin’ Finds series! It has been a while since I have shared some junkin’ finds, so today I wanted to show you some shabby chic garden treasures I scored this weekend at a community rummage sale. A cast iron candleabra complete with drippy candles, two beautiful ivory mini-urns with perfect patina, and a sweet garden bunny had to come home with me!
Isn’t this a beautiful insta-vignette using my Saturday finds? Even though I am in the middle of an overwhelming home de-cluttering and detox process where I am making some difficult decisions to purge some really nice junk, I couldn’t resist these treasures! Although there aren’t vintage, they certainly have a vintage look. The urns and candleabra are very heavy cast iron with a perfect creamy color and chippy patina.
Even after Easter I still keep out my garden bunnies around the house throughout spring. After taking this photo I moved the adorable bunny into the living room. You will see more of him in an upcoming late spring living room post.
This candleabra definitely has a European, old world charm. I think it would be gorgeous as a centerpiece along with the urns for a romantic outdoor picnic tablescape. I know I will get a lot of use out of the candleabra, especially during holidays.
I love the petite urns the most! I have been wanting to find some in this color with an old patina for a while. I can go shopping for a specific item at a retail home decor shop, but it seems I can never find what I am looking for. When I give up the retail search, I almost always eventually end up finding my heart’s desires at yard sales or thrift shops for much less than I would have paid at a store.
As soon as I got home from the sale I immediately began messing around with the urns and filling them with different things. First I topped one of them with a simple and elegant moss sphere. Then I decided to try replacing the sphere with some green moss and dried roses for a romantic, brocante look.
I knew I wanted to try some faux succulents in the other urn. Instead of green moss as a filler for the succulent urn, I used a mixture of Spanish moss and old shredded dictionary pages. Then I just “planted” a couple of Dollar Tree succulents on top.
I haven’t really decided where all of these treasures will end up, but for now I am keeping these three pieces on the antique secretary that I shared in my Vintage Easter Joys Blog Hop, and leaving the bunny in the living room for a while. For the hop I had the secretary crammed full of Easter treasures, but since packing away the Easter I have left it empty while finishing up the faux shiplap accent wall in the dining room (check out the DIY Faux Shiplap Accent Wall sneak peak post here.)
Normally the secretary holds a large collection of vintage silverplate, but since cleaning it off to move things around to put up the faux shiplap wall, I think it is time for a change. Even though I am sure I will try out my new shabby chic garden treasures in different spots around the house, I am really liking the simplicity of this vingette which doesn’t distract from the beauty of secretary.
Well, this was the first sale I have gone to this spring, and I hope it was indicative of the junkin’ season ahead! In addition to the pretty finds I shared here, I also scored some pretty flower buckets with a French script, roses design, and a beautiful matching tray. I am waiting to share these finds in my post for the upcoming Tea Time and Roses blog hop on May 22-23.
So how is the spring junkin’ in your neck of the woods? Any good finds? Let’s talk vintage junk! I love hearing from you!
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