Junkin' Finds, Vintage Style

Junkin’ Finds: Shabby Chic Garden Treasures


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!

Junkin' Finds French Garden Style Shabby Chic Treasures candleabra, chippy urns garden bunny

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.


Junkin' Finds French Garden Style Shabby Chic Treasures candleabra, chippy urns garden bunny

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.



Beautiful cast iron candleabra

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.


Small brocante french cast iron urn shabby chic treasure

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.


Small French Vintage Garden Urn With Moss Sphere

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.


Beautiful French Urn with dried roses and moss


Vintage French Style Brocante Small chippy urn with dried ivory roses and moss


Pretty vintage urn with succulents and shredded dictionary paper shabby chic brocante French Vintage style

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.


Pretty urn with succulents


small French urn with succulents



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.)


Shabby chic vignette antique secretary french urns candleabra

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.


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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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  • Reply Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal

    Happy Friday, Amber! Love this post!!! I do love a good thriftshop/garage sale find and you found some great ones this time. 🙂 The little urn is really cute ~ perfect decorated here on your desk {OMGoodness! I love how you refinished it!} and yes… I don’t think we can have too many candelabras… 😉 I have two that I’ve found since moving to Texas.

    Fun post and happily pinned several photos, some via Tailwind,
    Barb 🙂

    April 27, 2018 at 10:48 am
  • Reply

    I love how you decorated these urns. So cute. I love finding things at flea markets/thrift stores and estate sales.

    April 30, 2018 at 10:10 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Pam! I am so glad you visited today. Please come back again soon! I will be sharing a lot more of my finds all summer!

      May 3, 2018 at 10:25 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Pam. The weather is warming up and time to go junkin’! I can’t wait! Thanks for stopping by!

      May 11, 2018 at 12:01 am
  • Reply Debbee

    Lucky, lucky you, these look more like things found at a boutique! I especially like the urns, they can bee so expensive.

    May 1, 2018 at 7:50 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Debbee! I have checked out those little urns and you are right, they are pricey! I have decorated my whole house with yard sale finds! Thanks for visiting. Please do come back again soon. I will be sharing more junkin’ finds all summer!

      May 11, 2018 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    Love, love, love shabby chic, I did my bedroom, study & dining room furniture in country shabby chic. Great post, love your finds!

    Visiting from Creative Muster party where we are page buddies, I shared Mama Guilt….this week

    You’re most welcome to drop by for a cup of inspiration anytime!

    May 2, 2018 at 12:38 am
  • Reply Sherry

    Great finds! I always love to bring the outdoors in! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

    May 2, 2018 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Olivia

    Love all the cast iron painted white! It’s perfectly beautiful. There’s an antique shop up here that sells antique cast iron. It’s mostly the large garden variety pieces. It goes without saying the price is “Alaskranomical” but it is beautiful. I need to go on a trip in there and take you with me via phone. I think it’s right up your alley.

    May 2, 2018 at 12:13 pm
  • Reply Nikki Gwin

    Oh you make me want to go shopping! I am featuring your purchases on this weeks OVER THE MOON LINK PARTY which goes live tonight Sunday at 5 pm central. Please stop by and see and link up again!
    🙂 gwingal

    May 6, 2018 at 9:44 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Nikki!

      May 7, 2018 at 11:43 pm

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