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So last month I pretty much hit the jack pot of all jack pots. I don’t gamble, but pretty sure when I found this junk yard it felt like I won a million bucks! I pulled up to this guys house and my husband is all “this is it?!” I said “oh yeah baby!” We were up North and it was FREEZING cold outside but I didn’t even care. And that’s saying something, because when it comes to the cold, I’m a total baby. I could of spent hours going through all these fun treasures.

junk yard  Due to the lack of space in my car, I had to leave with half of my “pile.” Boo! I so wish I had a truck because there were some of the coolest doors. And I really wanted one of those long windows. Some how I did manage to squeeze in that awesome trunk though. :)

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I really love this white tin tile I found. I’m regretting not buying the other one now. This old book is also one of my fave finds!

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Ahh and the vintage mason jars. There were hundreds!

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I also found this funky old scale. I think it will be so fun to have apart of my kitchen decor.

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I love these old muffin pans. Oh and can’t forget the pyrex!

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And check out this cute red rocking chair. Is that not the cutest little chair, or what?! Still trying to figure out what to do with it, but I knew I had to have it!

I think my favorite find was this big ol’ trunk that I posted about yesterday.  One of my friends suggested  using it as a cofee table and another suggested putting it at the foot of my bed. What would you do? Decisions, decisions.

I do know you will be seeing some of these pieces pop into my posts over the next month.

So what would you do with all this “junk?”

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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34 Responses to “Junk yard finds”

  1. Ursie @ Unique By U

    That sale looked AMAZING!!! I’m jealous!!! What fun to find all that awesome stuff. Probably could have spent an entire day digging thru everything!!! Can’t wait to see what you do with everything!!

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  2. Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft

    Wow! You really hit the jack pot! You don’t have to tell, but I am curious as to what your total was. :) Hope you go back there.. I am so jealous! So wish we had something like that here. Maybe there is! How did you find it?

  3. becky

    i sooo wish things were a bit warmer here so the hunt at garage sales can start. lucky girl– so worth the cold and squeezing in the car after loading the goodies.

    • Selvakumaran

      found some scrap wood in our garage ( you shuold see the “pile”) from our board and batten project. I took it to HD and they were kind enough to cut it down to the right size for

  4. bella

    Wow.. I would spend the rest of my life in and out of that place.. Good find

  5. Kimberly

    Wow! You scored some awesome things! I would have to say my favorite it the trunk also.
    I live in Scottsdale, AZ. How would I go about finding junk yards in my area to go to?

  6. kelli

    Great finds. I love old mason jars!! I have an old truck that was my great grandmothers. I love it but not sure how to use it as well. I have thought of using it as a coffee table as well.

  7. Allyson

    These are all so great! That is exactly why I love my Jeep (I can fit all kinds of stuff in it)!


  8. Alli Gardner

    Hello! I have been looking for old windows, and when you said “up North” it peaked my interest because I live in Northern Arizona and would love to know what city this was. Thanks!

  9. Jessica

    OMG you did hit the jack pot!!! I wish we had places like that around here (northern cali) I have never seen and/or found one. I am beyond excited for all your amazing finds! I can’t wait to see what you do with them!
    x0x0 Jess

  10. Debby Messner

    Oh my gosh, that’s alot of stuff. I had to read your post twice…..I thought it said my husbands, plural, I think it’s time for me to call it a day.
    You got some really neat things.

  11. Jill

    I’m cracking up right now because when I was little I used to go to the junkyard with my grandpa! I LOVED it! We would find the coolest stuff! I still like the junkyard! My husband…not so much! He says, “It’s called a JUNK yard for a reason you know….” ha! So, now I know I’m in good “junk” company! ha! Smiles, Jill

  12. kelli west

    what a great find. I must say i am jealous! curious as to where that junk yard is!! Would you want to share the location? :)

  13. karen Weight

    Jamielyn- I am so dang jealous!! You are so lucky!! I LOVE the trunk and would so use it as a coffee table {since I don’t have one and have wanted one 4Ever!}. Have fun with it!

  14. Jane S.

    Bazinga! You hit the mother lode, that’s for sure. I like all my junk to have a purpose, so I’d probably use it for unique storage. I even use the little rocking chair my daughters had when they were toddlers. It currently serves as a kind of clothes “butler”. I put the next day’s clothes on it before I go to bed. Plus those little chairs are great for displaying quilts. :)

  15. Erin the Creative Broad

    I LOVE old steamer trunks. I have three total. Two, stacked one on top of the other, in my living room that I use to store yarn and out of season shoes and one up here in my office that I use to store fabric!

  16. Clarissa

    I love that junk yard! My friend’s in-laws have a cabin up there, and we hit that place up when we were staying there last year. So reasonably priced too! I can’t wait to go again. This time were taking my truck! Congrats on all your finds!

  17. Yasmine

    Hey, I have the almost identical trunk ! Mine serve as coffee table for ten years now and I seriously love it.

  18. Jennifer

    Amazing finds! I am jealous. You must share where this junkyard gem is hiding!

  19. kayla

    where did you find all these treasures? i can use someof the trunks and thinge for my nursery projects. please tell me