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Vintage Grain Scoop as Farmhouse Decor

Stop the Car!!!
It must have been my lucky day:)
There in the middle of the road was a “Grain Scoop”.
Now, I always make fun of my hubby when he stops along side the road
to inspect whatever it is in the ditch.  It must have rubbed off on me
because I did the same thing. 

I have no idea how I even spotted the thing, I was riding with
my parents to a neighboring town in the back seat of a min van.
You know one of those kind that have the shades that come down over
the back windows? (And they were down)

Well some how I spotted her.


I think it was mean to be.
Luckily I didn’t scare my step Dad to death when I 
“Stop the Car”
He dutifully stopped, “I said back up” which he did, and then
I instructed my Mom to open her door and pick it up.
Wow, now that I tell it I sound kinda bossy.
Let’s just say I squealed with delight when she handed it back to me.
My step Dad got a good laugh, he didn’t see
why I thought it was such a treasure.
I couldn’t wait to get home to decide how I would decorate with it.
My lavender was in full bloom and I thought the
purple against the red handle would be a smashing pair.
I proudly displayed my Grain Scoop filled with Lavender
in the living room on an end table.
I think decorating with the unexpected is sometimes
better than if you had planned 

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  1. Dawn,
    This is super cute and what a great find. I love the red handle and it looks so cute with the lavender in it. Woooo Hoooo I love that you are reloving this piece in such a cute way.

  2. OK I’m going to have to start riding around your area looking for cool treasures. That’s a great find Dawn, thanks for sharing.

  3. Silly as it might sound…What A scoop!
    You never know what treasure you might find if you truly open your eyes…A bit like faith is it not?
    Happy Sunday (I’ll be trying DIY soap sometime later this month!)

  4. I love your grain scoop all decorated.

    And, I love the ideas you have for taking something and totally changing what it is used for.

  5. Dawn
    It was your gift for the day!!
    I think it’s a treasure and the
    fun of how you came across it
    will make the greatest of stories.

  6. NOw you certainly have a good eye for great junk!!!! What a funny way to find such a great prize!!!!
    Your lavender took that old scoop to a whole other level! Very pretty.

  7. Wow! NICE FIND!!!! You know, red is really my color so when you get tired of it… 😉

  8. What an great find, unique too and then you dressed it up with lavender. Ahhh.

    Great share Dawn, love reading your posts, don’t always comment but do always appreciate.


  9. It must have been waiting for you to come along. Beautiful.

    Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

  10. You saw that grain scoop because it was willing you to find it! It wanted you to bring it home, dress it up and make it into a star.

  11. I’m laughing so hard because I’ve done this same thing so many times over the years! My kids know when I’ve spotted something, and usually my teenager starts saying, “No, Mom. NO!” haha.
    Good eye, Dawn! What a find-it’s gorgeous : )


  12. Hi Dawn! Oh, that is something! I would have never known what to do with this and you’ve made it with the flowers look like it is straight out of a magazine!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  13. I totally agree with you. I love to use the unexpected items, in unexpected areas! Love the grain scoop!!!!
    XO Kris

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