Tuesday, June 1, 2010

One Person's Junk.....

The elderly man across the road from us is getting ready to put his house up for sale.  He has 3 sheds, a garage and a huge shop....and they were all full....of junk!  Now, what is "junk" to one person could be a treasure to someone else......and he did manage to sell a garage full of it.....so maybe it would be fair to say it was "good junk".
I was not going to wander over his direction until later in the day (when I took him some supper), but something across the way caught my eye.....


This old heater fits right into my Scandinavian dining room.  He had it marked $15.......I couldn't just leave it!  It was a little dusty, but the painting is in mint condition.  I have the same heater, only painted black up in my sewing room.....I just think they are sweet. 
I was a little too anxious with my photo....I guess I didn't bend over properly since the photo looks crooked.....it really does sit nice and straight. 
Who would have thought this would be tucked away with all that "junk".  :)


8 comments:

Judy S. said...

Another great find, Sheila. Good job!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I have a black one like this, but it's missing the oil lamp that goes inside, so I can't use it, unless there's another way you know of. Mine is attached to a base. I love the painting on yours.
Blessings,
Marcia

Sharlotte said...

Oh my! I know you were just thrilled to pieces to get this! Just great!! Thank you so much for praying for my husband's aunt. We still haven't heard anymore and just couldn't make it up to the hospital today , so we don't know the latest.

Lori said...

That is fantastic! What a piece of beautiful art.:)

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Great find!
Hugs,
Kerry

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic find...and just across the street!

Carol said...

That's a very cute heater, I love the dutch paintings on it. A great find and a great price.

Just A Family said...

I want it!!This is a keeper.
Great find. Better price.

love,
Robin