Friday, January 4, 2013

Shopping My Garage

Now that I've had a tremendous amount of rest, I'm starting the New Year by going through a few containers of finds.  With all the purging I did last year, my abyss of a garage keeps giving birth.



This map is one of the things I unearthed.  I bought it at an estate sale a few years ago, and forgot about it.  It's most likely from the 1920's, and has a canvas back.



It also has beautiful patina, and was printed in Paris.



You can see that whoever owned it before must have had it tacked to the wall.  I decided not to tack it to the wall.  Instead, I tacked it to a ruler, and hung the ruler on the wall.







The cross you see is made of two spindles.  I painted and distressed them some time ago.  I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them.




I just screwed them together from the back.




I have lots of spindles.



I also came across this vintage child's robe.  I think it was in a box of fabric I purchased at another sale.






I love the handmade charm, and details.




I'll be going through boxes for the next few days.  Who knows what else I'll discover shopping my garage.  See ya soon.


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21 comments:

Createology said...

Your treasures are bliss. How nice to have them out where you can enjoy them. Creative Bliss...

Karen said...

Wow Rosemary, you have the best stuff in your garage! Loving every piece especially that beautiful map and that precious child's robe.

Anne said...

It's always fun shopping your own garage isn't it! You always find things that you totally forgot about and get all excited all over again!
xx
Anne

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Can I come over and shop in your garage? I love that map and your spindle cross is so creative.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Envious!! I love finding goodies I have forgotten! Lucky you!

The Refeathered Roost said...

What I would give for a garage like that! I love the child's robe - so beautifully made and it sends the imagination wondering about the little one who wore it. Thanks for sharing the neat finds. Melinda

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

It's been a really long time since I've had enough of a "stash" to shop my own stuff-how fun! Look forward to seeing what other treasures appear.

Jeanette

Linda at French Hollow said...

What a fabulous eye you have for finding treasures! Gosh - you even found them twice!

Kelly said...

I bet it's fun to see what you find in all those boxes! Love the old map.

Rhonda said...

Well, if you see a 5'2 woman lurking in the driveway, IT's ME. Seriously, I'm in awe of your garage shopping finds. That child's robe is amazing, along with that cross and map. Be still my heart.

Art and Sand said...

I shop in my attic. It is fun to find things I forgot I even had.

Love the map and what a clever way to hang it.

Maureen said...

Your garage is a bottomless pit! These great finds are like opening a present all over again.

pink*cherub*moon said...

Rosemary, your garage may be an abyss but it's full of really cool stuff! I'm glad that you hung up that map. That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it. I love spindles - great cross! And that child's robe is so sweet! Looking forward to seeing what else you find in there! Have fun! xoxo, Leena

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That map is great, Rosemary. I finally got a few project ideas going in my head, so I need to get the last of the Christmas stuff packed up today {the ornaments and tree}. Then I'll get in gear. : ) I also need to make some stuff for my Etsy and I'm hoping to get to that this weekend.

Curtains in My Tree said...


I liked seeing what all you found
I am doing the same thing and getting ready for an indoor garage sale at a local convention center and need to quit being lazy and get my etsy shop going , however just not getting good pictures like yours and that is very important

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You should have a "Shop the Garage" sale! You'd probably make a fortune! That map is to die for. I just bought a 1942 dictionary in a thrift shop and it has some really great old colored world maps in it. They're not big, but I love them just the same. I'm toying with taking them out and framing them. Not sure I could bear to sell them!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have been doing the same thing Rosemary and trying to get set up for Shout Out too. I have stuff everywhere! :) Love love love that cross. :)

Holly Browning said...

I want to shop your garage! That little robe is darling. Good idea to hang the map from a ruler. You always impress me.

Sheila Earhart said...

Your post MIGHT give me inspiration to delve into my many boxes! (Or at least might guilt me into it). :) Whatever it takes is good with me. Love your blog.

SHeila

Butterflies & Seashells said...

Love your blog! I love the map. I have a small map of Paris I am trying to figure out a unique way to frame it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Benita

shabbylisaw said...

You're a constant source of inspiration. I wish I had your creative vision. Love the idea of using a yardstick to hang up a map. I have several old yardsticks. But I'm absolutely in love with the cross! Will you come to my house and make treasures out of my stash of items?