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Thursday, June 18, 2009

One Man's Rubble...is Tootsie's Treasure!

Brayden is the photographer today...so he is not in any shots...he did a great job too! He took all flattering photos...not like his usual close up of the inside of his nose or the zooming in on someones butt!!
There is a guy who has a lot of wonderful stuff that he doesn't want..and is planning to throw in this hole and bury....Now we CAN'T have that can we??? Lets go junkin!
Doesn't look like there's much in here does there....?
WRONG! My "eagle eyes" saw nothing but treasure...!
PAYDIRT!! Look how happy I am...you'd think I won a lottery....I am high on junk!
Do you see what I see???? Oh my heart is beating really fast...get the saw !!!
Yea...about that saw... forgot to grab it... but did get a hammer...so I hacked at this thing...until I cut thru this piece...not once but twice...(duh...there's two wheels!)
Never mess with Tootsie...when she sets her mind to something...
This is my little truck...loaded to the brim...I can't wait to get home. We didn't notice the huge thunderstorm that was approaching until we were about to leave... children covered in dirt...and hungry...
I plugged the radar detector in and hit the road at speeds unmentioned...for fear of a lecture..lol
So? What does a girl do with some rusted out machine parts, one and a half wagon wheels and a bunch of tree stumps of substantial size????
She plays! She cleans them up...and arranges them in the back 40 where only the ugliest of scenes resides...this area used to be the catch spot for the yard waste cans, and the trampoline and it is just an eyesore there....but not anymore! I used two of the bigger tree stumps to make a step for the trampoline...it replaces the eye sore pictured below.
See this? It used to be a rain barrel....We cut it off and made it to be the step for the kids to get on and off the trampoline....it is just so ugly...like the blue elephant in the yard....Not Anymore!!!
Not bad for a couple hours junkin! My favorite is the broken wheel...I also didn't dig them into a flower bed...EVERYONE puts them in the flower bed...and everyone stands them straight up and down around here....I like to be just a little different...creative...original.
What do you think?
(I need to pressure wash my spray paint rings off that sidewalk block...forgot about those..hee hee..)
Wait till next week...I am excited to show you the junkin I did yesterday...but have to post Fertilizer Friday and it is the weekend and all...lol...and I like to tease a little too!
See you all tomorrow for Fertilizer Friday...Flaunt those Flowers with me!!!

39 comments:

Mary at My New 30 said...

I think it looks great and y'all did good!! I'm like that with flipflops - I garden in them, you should see my feet after a few mud puddles!!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Lucky you, there were some amazing finds in there. Yes, you're oh so creative & the wheels look great. The guy is really going to bury all that stuff??? (I bet Gloria is just itching to dig into it too!)

Loved the kids pictures & I think Brayden has a future as a photographer!

I'm also a flip flop wearer, but I wouldn't get into a mess like that without better footwear... ☺

Looks like you all had a great day together! ☺ Diane

momstheword said...

I love it! Looks awesome. Can't believe you got it all in your truck. And girl, I like your hair that way!

When you print it I will link it up, so don't worry about it. I'll find it!

Coloradolady said...

I see no junk here!! Love it! I would have been in the pile of wood in the hole too. Can you even imagine they were going to bury those treasures...Man, you were lucky.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I would have gone with you and wore proper shoes ha ha!! I am a junker from way back and I can just see what you are going to do with this GREAT stuff in your garden..WOW Hit the big time girl..Oh and girl you are looking good my friend...love your long hair on you..May you have a great day...Happy Junkin...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

glimpse of my world said...

Wow... you hit the lotto! I love it! what kind of grass is growing between your stone? I can not get anything to grow in between my flagstone cracks .... Thoughts??

Crafty Gardener said...

Great junkin' day.

Jessica said...

TOOTSIE Q~

My heart i going pitter patter over your finds! You truck GOLD my friend! LOVE IT!

Big hugs~ J

sue said...

I love junkin too but I gotta learn how to be more creative! I picked up a corner piece of gingerbread trim outta the neighbors trash and there was also this cute piece of picket fence I left behind because the bottonm was kinda rotted. well today when it stops raining I'm running back over there to get it, even tho I don't know what I'm gonna do with it yet! Better safe then sorry! You have some great finds, wish I was there with ya!!

Domestic Designer said...

You are one lucky lady! Looks great!

Tootsie said...

what are you people???? crazy???? has no one ever heard that there are actual shoes??? lol
I garden in my flip flops too...but Junkin????

Darla said...

Ya'll look like you have so much fun together. The flip flops weren't the smartest thing I've seen lately. Love what you did with the junk!! Looks really good. You must go to a tanning booth, your summers are not long enough to acquire such a good tan and you better be careful with your skin...Yes, I am older than you so you have to listen!

RainGardener said...

Look what you did with those things. They look fantastic!!! You go girl!!! ;-)

onlymehere said...

I love those wagon wheels! I thought of Picket and the one in her backyard the minute I saw it! You made some fabulous finds!! My daughter Brianna lives in flip flops and this sounds like something she'd do in them. I guess I'll show my age but I have a hard time remembering to call them flip-flops. I always call them thongs and then have to correct myself! What can I say, when I was growing up thongs were worn on the feet!

Blondie's Journal said...

The whole time I am reading this, I am thinking, "What is Tootsie going to do with those wheels?" Well, knock me over with a feather~they look fantastic the way you have them, especially not straight up. What a cool idea.

I need to "see" things with ideas in mind. Copying what others do works most of the time though!!

xoxo
Jane

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great haul Tootsie. Love the stuff you got, looks great in the yard.

Glad little sista didn't step on a nail digging around for junk.

Your little man did a good job with the pictures.

Ramona

Kathy said...

Not bad at all!! for a couple of hours and a couple-o-sistas and a couple-o-kiddlies!!!!!Man! Those wheels look fab. the way you've arranged them...What a fun and memorable afternoon. You all did great! xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet up-north mornings...

raxx a day in the life said...

Great finds for your garden!! Now Tootsie, look at you!! you are a sexy mama!!

those wheels look great in your garden, I lmao, at the type of pics Brayden usually takes, my 8yr old son does the same thing!! he once put sunglasses on our rottewiler and snapped away!

lilsista said...

Thanks for all the compliments today:) I finally voted for you:)
Talk to ya later!

Jacki said...

Oh, I am so jealous! Nothing more fun than finding a treasure where someone said there were none - and for free too! The wheels look great! Can't wait to see the rest.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

You did great. I love those wheels.
I can't wait for this summer to have some adventures with my sister and her boys.

Jesikarena said...

Thanks for taking us with you! It was tons of fun! Now if only I can find a place like that : )

salmagundi said...

Lots of great stuff!! In our younger days, we would have beat you to that pile of junk. Love it. Sally

artis1111 said...

cool. I love finding stuff you can play with. It turned out wonderfull. I am having a problen with a small plant that has taken over the back garden. I have no idea where it came from . I will try to send you a photo of the weed and see if you know what to do. Kathy

Helen said...

I was so happy to open your blog and see none-other than YOU! And precious family too! Your junking rivals any I've ever heard about. Go Tootsie!!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

OMG! you hit the jack pot. I love recycling junk. I just love the old wooden wheel and how you arranged them. It looks wonderful. Way to go girl.

Dirt Princess said...

tootsie first I have to tell you that my friend is your twin. I HAVE to email you pictures of her...you will hit the floor! I swear she is your twin!! I love junk, especially other peoples!

xinex said...

Looks really good. You sure has the right vision, Toots!...Christine

kel said...

very cool! you do have a great eye!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

What a treasure cove! I would have done the same thing. I love how you put them in your garden! So creative! -Jackie

bj said...

O, gosh...those old wheels look fabulous. What fun you must have had. I love finding places like this with lots of junky stuff. Love it.!!
As SOON as I have any flowers worthy of your Fertilizer Friday, I'll be over....

sue said...

thanks Tootsie! I'm never gonna pass up a piece of junk, you just never know what you can make out of it if you use your imagination! Thanks sweetie! xo

raxx a day in the life said...

Hey Tootsie, where is Mr Linky, I've got my FF post ready to go!

imjacobsmom said...

You hit the mother lode, that's for sure. Jacob and I would have loved to root through that junk with you guys. I like what you've done with it so far! Cute idea to use the tree trunks as trampoline steps. ~ Robyn

Jill said...

Looks like you and your sis are having too much fun these days. It's great to hear. I am really happy you guys are spending so much time together.
See if I went to a place like that with Justine.. I would have had to bury her in that big wood hole! :)

janet said...

oh my gosh, talking about your day was hilarious...lol your treasures look fabulous! only you could be this creative with a garden. Thanks for stopping over to visit my get away spot, and i dont feel your question was stalking me...lol i actually live in Ontario, and what you are seeing is the trent river which leads into the Bay of Quinte.
hugs
janet

trash talk said...

If you want a job done right...send in a woman (or a Tootsie)!. Girls, I hope y'all are keeping your tetanus current!
Debbie

Justine said...

Holy crapola! I can't believe you took that CRAP and made it look soooooooooooooo good!

And lilsista is an IDIOT for wearing flip flops! LOL

Justine :o )

Mocha Momma said...

Awesome junk! You have an eye for the good stuff.
Your yard is beautiful.

I'll be back.
Nannette