Junk Shop Treasures

Hidden Gems

Who can resist junk shops?  They hold some incredible treasures and diamonds in the rough.  The finds in a junk shop range from intricate tea sets, parts or whole, to ladders and milk cans and wooden doors.

Junk Shop Treasures

If you have an  unspoiled junk shop in your area, be prepared for some unexpected treasures. 

Depending on your style, you could be looking for a holder for towels in your bathroom (the ladder) to some cool unique plant pot holders (the tea cups). 

I collect all kinds of things from junk shops; including but not limited to old hand made tools or anything made at a blacksmiths shop, wooden bowls, carvings or handles, tea cups with flowers on, anything metal, rusty or old.

It's important to see beyond the dross; those would be things you have no interest in, or actively dislike. Keep your eyes and your heart open for the diamonds in the rough, or those things that others pass up because of their condition. You can re-create them into a piece of art, or renovate them as-is.

Junk shops tend to not be run by a person with great taste. They are usually a random conglomeration of items that may or may not have any value, often picked up at the end of yard sales, or as a left over lot from an estate sale.

The owner hopes that he can sell something at an exorbitant price to make up for the rest of the clutter.

Use your discretion; pick through the rummage carefully, but don't be fooled into buying just anything.

No doubt you have some things in mind to round out your decor - but don't dismiss something just because it doesn't quite fit into what your vision is right now. 

How many times have I seen something, picked it up, then put it down thinking, oh I don't need that, only to wish later that I had grabbed it. I can guarantee that the piece you decide to go back and add to your collection will be gone to some other astute person on a similar hunt.

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Rustic Painted Doors
Checkerboard made from a cabinet door
Antlers
Vintage Dishes
Blue Willow Planters
Handmade Willow Basket
Vintage Window
Vintage Bird Cage
Terra Cotta Clay Pots
Glass Light Fixtures
Trim from a mirror
Stained Glass Terrarium
Rustic Painted Doors
Checkerboard made from a cabinet door
Antlers
Vintage Dishes
Blue Willow Planters
Handmade Willow Basket
Vintage Window
Vintage Bird Cage
Terra Cotta Clay Pots
Glass Light Fixtures
Trim from a mirror
Stained Glass Terrarium

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