It’s almost time to say goodbye to October. I don’t know if it has to do with the weather being so dry here in Indiana, but this has been one of the prettiest fall seasons in recent memory. The weather has also been fairly warm and we were able to take advantage of it at the thrifty places we visited this month!
While we love auctions, we don’t always have a full day to dedicate to them. However, during our fall break, Corey found a little time to waste and came up with some unique treasures! We love old advertising and these buckets are vibrant with color. Imagine if we still purchased our lard this way… #mmm #letsfrysomething
These are a great height to use as a side table or large enough for storing your pet food. They will be for sale at the Holiday Hobnob Market in November. And, that square bucket is great for your Christmas tree – instead of a tree skirt!
We have been hunting for one of these foundry wheels for years. We love incorporating industrial items with our home decor. Corey picked it up for $15 at the auction. Score! Sorry friends, this is staying in the Robb Restyle collection.
These vintage toy trucks are going to look fab with some bottle brush trees in the back! How cute is that little aqua and yellow truck?!?!
Here’s a small sample of the vintage coolers and thermoses we’ve been picking all month long. Seriously, we have an addiction! But, these are going to be cleaned with some handmade hot cocoa and chicken soup tags added – and they will be the perfect addition to your holiday decor. Personally, I use them to decorate my farmhouse kitchen all year long.
Don’t worry… we have dozens of them for the Hobnob Market in all shapes, colors and sizes! Dozens!
We found more boxes and this little stool that I painted.
And, your rustic holiday decor isn’t complete without the addition of a few antlers!
Corey loves to pick up old pieces of ceiling tin whenever he finds it. If you’ve been following us for a while, then you know we love to use it in all kinds of repurpose projects. This is my favorite new thing he is making with it!! You can also find several of these (big and little) at our Hobnob Market booth.
And finally, if you follow along on Instagram, then you already saw this amazing blanket I scored at the flea market this month. I am planning to update my little boys room with a vintage camping theme and this blanket is the first inspiration piece! It’s not a genuine Hudson Bay blanket, but it’s wool and very old. We scored this one for less than $30!
And just for fun, I had to share this pic of my hubby… He was so gracious and patient with me when I told him that I was bored with my yard as a photo backdrop and wanted to head to the railroad tracks across town for a photo op. I promised him that there wouldn’t be any traffic on a Sunday afternoon.
And look how pretty this view is! Our little town is to the left.
But I was wrong about the traffic. In addition to a sheriff’s deputy questioning what we were doing, no less than 15 cars and trucks went by – wind farm employees getting off their shift and several folks gawking as they heading to church. What?!? Haven’t you seen someone taking pics on the railroad tracks before? Ha, ha…
Here he is keeping watch… God knows I love this man! I ask him to do a lot of crazy things and he willingly accepts my challenges… He wasn’t crazy about all these cars going by me as I lay on the tracks to get a good shot, but he didn’t complain… just quietly urged me to hurry up! 🙂
Cheers to October flea marketing and thrifting! See you next month!
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