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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Barn Shoes

These are my Barn Shoes, Stay with me here.

What makes them special and perfectly suited for Barn Work?
Well first they are slip on, second they are dirty already, and now they have the added distinction of being very "holy"

You see my barn floor is dirt, and these shoes slip on and off easily, and never make it far inside the house before they are off. They are always beside the door, waiting for me so I can make a mad dash to the barn for whatever reason and not have to hunt for a pair of shoes. They also work well for mowing and yard work, except for the fact that dirt gets inside now that they have sprouted the holes. Yep these are my Barn Shoes, and they are proud of their lot in life.

Now that I've gotten all poetical like over my shoes, I'll share a project.
Remember all those piano keys I got, well after asking around on various message boards for ideas, Starburst, seemed to be the most common suggestion and so that is what I did.

You can't really tell it from the pic, but the black keys are actually sitting on top of the white keys. I put an old carriage wheel in the center to hide some of the uglies. One person suggested a cymbal, or tamboreen instead, so I'm on the look out for one at this week's First Monday Sale.

It's pretty big and I don't really know what I'll do with it. It will probably go into a sale soon.

And here is that dust pan painted red, and all ready for Christmas Cards... in 10 months.... Maybe I'll use it as a wall pocket, in box at work until then. Or put some flowers in it for Spring.

And here is last weeks big find

it's some sort of western lamp. It needs work, and I think I'd like to sell it as is.

It was a bargain that I couldn't pass up. It's a big honkin thing, meant to hang over some long dining table I'm sure. It's missing one of the faux candles, and some of the metal parts are bent, but I'm sure it could be fixed by someone who knows what they are doing. The hardware alone is magnificent.

Sunday Garage Sales are going real well. I may just dump ebay for this instead. Watch for more offerings next Sunday Morning.

Have a great week.


cindee said...

Cool stuff! The shoes are great too. My outside shoes are some old garden clogs. I love them, and they already have holes in them!!! I like the clogs better then my old tennis shoes because I can slip them off and on easy. The tennis shoes I had to tie up.(-:

Sand Flat Farm said...

I was hoping to go to Canton this time, not sure yet. Adam came home and I want to spend lots of time with him. We'll see....

breznlin said...

I think we all have a pair of shoes of some sort by the front door - I have a pair of garden clogs as well but yours are priceless - Love them!!!

Mrs. Wacky said...

Duct tape is my friend for my "workin shoes"... it holds strong enough keep the holes covered, and lucky for me, it comes in more colors than metallic silver now! :D

Love the dustpan idea! And wow, we have the potential for some GREAT Canton weather this month! I hope the vendors arrive in multitudes!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

LIke your barn shoes..... looks like those jeans need to roll around in the dirt so they can you should see my work overalls..... scary work shoes have grout and paint all over them..

Debbie P. said...

Let me guess: did you buy those shoes at a garage sale?? haha! That starburst is pretty cool! How are the booth sales?

Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

Oooh...I LOVE the piano key circle. You could also put an old fact clock in the would remind you of the '60's clocks!!

Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

Hey all!

I've decided that I'm going to jump onboard with the latest, greatest way to share junk and have an ONLINE GARAGE SALE! Thanks Margo and Mindy for this great idea and it sounds like a lot of fun!

So This Sat and Sun, check out my blog: for some great bargains!

Spread the word and be sure and say hello!!!


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Margo ~
I didn't even price them because they are always so expensive ~ they were from today though ~

Ki said...

I actually think your shoes might have mine beat! Love the air conditioning! You are too cool!

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