Well my friends, often when we find a treasure we’ve had to dig a little for it. That’s what us ‘pickers’ like to do.
Not so with my recent find that I am sharing with you today.
One might think that I've been traipsing through an old mine. Nope, I spied it at a furniture store, R. C. Willey’s a while ago. Must admit, I thought I’d struck gold when I laid eyes on this vintage mining cart.
So much so that I had to bring it home with me.
With the cooler temps I was able to gather a load of pumpkins. I made a few changes on the porch. It's the perfect addition!
Instead of loading my mining cart with golden nuggets or precious ores I’ve loaded it up with pumpkins and gourds.
Must admit that it was no easy task. See, if you put too much weight on it the top lowers. I’m sure it was a safety thing for the man riding in it.
It literally took me about ten attempts before I got the weight just right and it didn’t drop down. lol! I’m sure if the neighbors saw me loading and unloading those pumpkins umpteen times they thought I was crazy! Nothing new around here, Hee-hee!
Don’t you just love the unusual pumpkins you can find now days? The one literally looks like it’s terrracotta.
A touch of Tobacco Plant and Pyracantha added for some extra color.
Notice the brake? That would come in handy when taking it for a ride! The other side has a really cool numbered label. Didn’t dare turn it around for a photol The pumpkins probably would have dropped down. (Remember my 10 attempts?) I chose to use this side for now because it was a better rust color for fall. The other side is more red.
Anyway, I love it and can see so many fun uses for it. I’m thinking the red side will be perfect for Christmas!
Oh, and in case your wondering; the wheels were cleaned in March 4, 1994.
Wondering if they are due to be cleaned again. Ha, ha!
When I bought this they had the coolest green metal open elevator that came out of the same mine. Oh how I would have loved it! Really, just didn’t have anywhere I could use it. Wouldn’t it be fun in a boys room?
I love my new cart and who knows, someday I may take it for a spin. Did I mention that my driveway is on a slight slope? Favorite spot for the neighbor kids to ride their bikes. Wonder what they’d think if this old gal rode down it in a mining cart?
Not a pretty picture!
I want to thank Jillian from Bella Rosa Antiques for featuring this post!
And Mila's Little things for featuring it at her Autumn Bash Party!
I will be sharing with these fun parties:
Thoughts from Alice for Sundays at Home
Make it Monday
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday
Tuesdays at our Home
Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage
Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for WOW
Posed Perfection for Creative Ways Party
Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Autumn Bash Party
Knick of Time for Vintage Inspiration Party