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June 9, 2012

rusted out wheelbarrow

My good friend Elaine over at Sunny Simple Life is throwing a party...a linky party that is, and it couldn't be any simpler to join in (pun intended). There is no special talent, theme or reason to post, just a simple "hi, y'all" kind of party. Doesn't that sound simple enough?  It's called  Sunny Simple Sundays.

So, on to my simple post...

I took Bear to the groomers this morning and couldn't help but notice the abundance of garage sale signs in the neighborhood.  What kind of thrifter would I be if I didn't stop at one or two?



I found these two wooden children's chairs and was able to snag the pair for $5.00.  Pretty cool. huh?



I pulled over just up the road when I spotted this old metal wheelbarrow in the yard...


The man was asking $5.00 but all I had in my purse were three ones, so I offered him that...



He said, "make it four"...


I told him I only had three and some change on the bottom of my purse...


He said, "I'll take it."  So for $3.78, I walked off with this cool, rusty, worn out metal wheelbarrow.  As I was walking away he hollered after me, "Now you won't be able to use that as a wheelbarrow because it's all rusted out." 

I just smiled in response...my mind had already placed that old wheelbarrow in my garden with the bottom painted a bright color and filled with blooms.  Rusted out is just what I wanted.

Enjoy your Sunday.

xo, Patty

28 comments:

  1. Patty,
    I'm smiling...we have one in our garden here on the Prairie...it came with the house!!! I'll be anxious to see how you use yours @ Lemon Lane Cottage! Those little chairs are just precious!!! Have a great weekend, dear friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  2. The white chair is pretty with the white pot and blue flowers (lobelias?) and the wheelbarrow will be a nice garden accent.

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  3. Love the children's chairs...and I LOVE that the old codger didn't tell you it was rusted out (and in his mind not worth a plug nickel) until you were walking away- I have a fairy garden in my rusted old wheelbarrow- xo Diana

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  4. Great buys, the adorable chairs and of course, the wheelbarrow! You will fill it up perfectly! xo

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  5. Ah, my friend, you garage sale the same way I do!!! What a great find, and I can just see it in your garden!!! I love the childrens chairs too!!!!!
    Good shoppah!!!!!
    XO Kris

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  6. Hey Patty - check out my blog. I got an old wheelbarrow myself this year. Didn't get as good a deal as you did but I smile every time I look at it.

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  7. Love all 3 great buys...especially the olden wheelbarrow. I am looking for one, too. :))

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  8. Patty you are the biggest sweet heart. Thanks for the mention. I have the same rusty wheel barrow and use it for Quinn's sand box. Perfect height and she can just stand and no sand in the pants and shoes.

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  9. I love the pictures on this post! They are so beautiful!! Your blog always makes me feel relaxed and peaceful!! :) Great post!!

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  10. lovely finds and incredibly priced too. Can just see that barrow filled with flowers.x

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  11. Please excuse me while I covet that wheelbarrow! It is perfect. He didn't realize that you could really 'use it'. It's a guy thing. I love the chairs too. I'm looking for something similar to put together a little kitchen set for the grandbaby. I've a couple years to look! And you got flowers! :D
    Deb

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  12. That wheelbarrow was a great buy for $3.78 . . . I can see it perfectly in my garden . . . I'll give you five . . .

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  13. Love your thrifty finds. I just painted my old wheelbarrow red...love it! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Have a fun weekend!

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  14. Oh I would be thrilled to find the wheelbarrow!

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  15. Love the chairs. That wheelbarrow is perfect. Glad he let you have it for the change. It will look great with the flowers.

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  16. Love it and what a bargain!!

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  17. Love your garage sale finds. Do you plan to plant in the wheelbarrow?

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  18. I would not have thought of planting flowers in an old wheelbarrow but when mine finally wears out (it's well on its way) I can now see a new life for it. I'll look forward to seeing the "makeover". Have a lovely Sunday, Patty.
    -Karen

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  19. Great bargain!
    good eye... I like the child's seats too.
    I JUST got a similar wheelbarrow, mine is rusted and yellow...I planted strawberries in it last week. I'm hoping the 'rusty holes' in mine make for better drainage for the strawberries than where I had them planted before.

    via, Elaine's SSS,~Pat

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  20. What a deal!!! I love it all!!

    I think that men think that we women are a little crazy when we buy rusted and worn out things.. lol.

    Happy Sunday

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  21. Patty,
    Really good buy on all of the above. I have an old wheelbarrow too, all iron, even the wheel. Picked it up by the side of the road years ago. I fill it with flowers every year. The little chairs are so cute, they are hard to resist.
    Nancy Jo

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  22. Wonderful finds! Love those little chairs. Kit

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  23. You lucky girl! Oh, how I'd like to find one too.
    Brenda

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  24. I would have been doing the happy dance....I love that...

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  25. Too funny about the man not telling you about the rusted out wheelbarrow!:) Little did he know that you already had it in use before you bought it.:)

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  26. Your wheelbarrow is fabulous as well as the chairs! I never see such wonderful items as you have found at yard sales.... I am a bit jealous!

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  27. A rusted out old wheelbarrow would be a fabulous addition to the garden :)

    Love the chairs too :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  28. I'm late getting visit everyone from Elaine's linky, then I started reading all your posts, I joine d as a follower now too!

    I lust love those chairs, very clever!! You have a wonderful garden and I love red shoes too!

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