Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Friday, February 6, 2009

New Friends, Old Junk

I have a new friend, her name is Janis. Janis has a lovely blog...Grams... She has lots of kids and lots of grand kids and she and I have a lot in common. (Husbands with the exact same birthday and our wedding anniversary is 1 year and 1 day apart.) Just to name a few. The best thing is she just lives 10 minutes north of Mimi's Cottage. I love the letters she cuts and decorates herself and so I bought a set of the LOVE letters and she delivered them to me. It was so fun meeting her. She brought them to me all wrapped up cute like and even threw in a jar of her delightful bean dip.Cute heart made from scrap book paper and hung on the LOVE letter bag.Well, Janis was kind enough to invite me on a little field trip. So, a couple days later, we were on our way to the big city. Janis brought along her best friend, Sue, who is as cute as Janis. Sue made me this darling treat...decorated paper clips and M and M's. Sue doesn't have a blog but she really should. If I can do it, she can do it.Anyway, they took me to this fabulous junkyard. For you Utahns it's on 900 S and 400 E in Salt Lake City. It had piles and piles of junk, er, architectural salvage Outside...
And inside a big barn...





Doors, windows, cabinets, light fixtures, sinks, claw foot bathtubs, door knobs, hinges, signs, trim, you name it, they had it.





It was so much fun. I'll show you what I bought next week.

16 comments:

Lorilee said...

Howdy Sue
That looks like a fun place to look for treasures. I can't wait to see what you bought!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Nola @ the Alamo said...

It's a good thing I'm not too near; I'd be wagging those old sinks home. I love architectural salvage places.
I'll pop over to her blog; I hope she posts the bean dip recipe!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sue
I love those letters!
I have to check out that place next time I go to Utah to visit my kids! I was just there last weekend, had I known there was a junk treasure place, I would have stopped by. Maybe next time. I look forward to seeing what treasures you picked up!
Love, Ann

Aubrey said...

ACK! I have to GO THERE!!! my husband is not so convinced. whatever. he has no say. It looks awesome.

mercyottis said...

There you are, going someplace like that without me! What were you thinking? LOL
But I can see the writing on the wall! This is a place both Gary and I can enjoy together! All the times I've been to the city looking for someplace like that....wow. GREAT POST. I had better start planning a week end with the truck! I gave DH a look see at your post and he was intrested in going. Wa Hoo!! LOL Fun paper clips and I love the "love letters" Can't wait to see what treasure you bought!
♥ Lewaina

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sue!
Now how fun is that to meet up with Janis and her friend!!! I agree, Janis is a sweetheart! I LOVE the letters she makes! Oh my, way to cute! You were just a bit spoiled with goodies!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Sue said...

Hi Sue....how fun...to have a fellow blogger close by. Such cute Valentines Day stuff....I love the looks of the salvage yard. When I lived in the Northeast we always used to go to United Housewreckers in Conn....we got many a good finds there over the years....

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love those letters! Isnt it fun to meet a fellow blogger? That junk yard looks like my cup of tea.

GRAMS said...

Okay Missy, you are in so much trouble. Sue gave me the recipe for the buttermilk syrup and you are absolutely right. Forget the french toast, I'm just eating it. In fact I am getting my keyboard sticky because I am dipping apple slices in it. Oh, and no, my new throw would not look good at all in your bedroom! It's mine,all mine.
PS we really did have fun didn't we.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ah the thrill of the hunt.

I love the LOVE letters too.

Kelli said...

What a fun place to look through! Have fun!
~Kelli
P.s. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh - heaven. If it only had old Fabric now I would be set!

Tricia Anne said...

I am so jealous of your junk yard!! I would have a wonderful time there! Your letters are precious! I am going over to Janis' blog in just a moment to see if she sells them on line. :o)
How wonderful to make such a good friend and then to find you are only 10 minutes away!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW I adore those LOVE Letters! What a cute idea!

Janiece said...

I have been looking for a place like this...I will have to check it out next time I am in SLC

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Looks like you went "all out" for Valentines and did some awesome things for it, love it all.
especially that junk yard trip, I have been to many of them, not telling you the address of mine up North though!!! Top secret for sure. well, my garage looks like your junk yard, no the inside of my garage looks like your junk yard find. thats why its so much fun to go out in it. thanks again for sharing all you do and I always love you to stop by the blog or shop.