Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Old Iron And Fall Leaves


The leaves were peaking this Columbus Day Weekend



For me Fall leaves and old iron just seem to go together and create the feeling of a wonderful Fall.  We  have had an incredible stretch of warm weather that is still going on for a few more days this week.


A few days ago I found this wonderful array of old iron and brass at a garage sale buried in an old cardboard box.  I was so excited.  They were anxious to get rid of them and only charged me $3.00!!


Some familiar shapes and some unknown but all wonderfully old looking


That set of drawer pulls is a delight:  small and very ornate


Upper right a maple tree syrup tap and on the left an unknown

 an escutcheon 


A beautiful set of drawer pulls--a closeup shot. Probably made of brass


A drawer pull that I have had for sometime.  I recently cut it down to make a pendant.  It was just stamped brass and not very strong so I soldered it to a copper sheet back.  Now it is ready to be made into a necklace.

I am looking forward to turning that Maple Tree syrup tap into a necklace as well.  I have wanted to find just the right one for sometime as it is such a part of this place where I live.   Hopefully this wonderful Fall will be the catalyst!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Mary

11 comments:

  1. Awesome score! I love things like this. That keyhole is calling to meeeeee! I love the chipped olive paint on it. Looking forward to seeing how this all works into your jewels. Enjoy the day, Miss Mary! Erin

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    1. Yes that olive paint is such a great shade of green Erin. So glad it called out to you!! It is such fun to find these kinds of things.

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  2. Great post, Mary! I, too, found some awesome yard sale items this weekend. I remember what a good time we had at Ted's barn last year when you came to Art on the Farm! I can see some amazing molds for polymer clay from these finds.

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    1. It really was the weekend and the time of this Fall for finding cool stuff. And yes, it does remind me of our trip; to Ted's barn after your workshop last year. Nostalgia for sure!!!

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  3. What gorgeous colors! I love old metal, you are going to create beauties with these!

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    1. Thanks so for the encouragement Karin. I am hoping!! You must find some lovelies in Paris!!

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  4. What great finds! I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

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    1. Me too Ann. Thanks so for stopping by!! Maybe something will be just right for one of the Inspired by Reading Book Club titles!!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed seeing them Roxanne!!

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  6. These are really awesome!! It looks like traditional part of the doors.

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