Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Liberty Tool Company

Welcome to the Liberty Tool Company in the tiny little town of Liberty, Maine...not far from Freedom, Maine and Unity, Maine...really. This place is a treasure trove for lovers of old tools, renovators of old homes...and antiquers, collagers, junkers, artists, and other crazy crafters...like us. Jane, whose blog, Mamie Jane's, is a junker's delight, would LOVE this place!


Right inside the door are the "shopping baskets"...

I bought this old trowel for $.75, again thinking of ideas I saw in Jane's blog entries here and here.

This whole suitcase full of old knobs and pulls was $8.00! They might be handy to have for craft projects, right?

I bought this old doorknob...now for what to do with it?

I thought of Jane again when I saw this old mortise lock....if you missed what she did with these (her ideas are amazing!), the link is here. I've learned a lot from Jane's blog...I didn't even know these were called mortise locks until I read her post...now I'm buying them!


There are jars and jars of "whatever" for $1.00 each...you get whatever is in the jar. I bought three...


It would  take hours to pick through everything at the Liberty Tool Company. The cashier said that some people spend the day here, leaving for lunch and coming back in the afternoon for more junkin' fun...

Liberty is so small that the second floor of the tool shop is the unofficial town library...grab a book and have a seat!


Just next door to the tool shop is the Liberty post office...a hexagonal building on the National Register of Historic Places. And next to the post office...another antique shop...

 Here are a few of the treasures that came home with us...
I have an idea for the folding rulers from Jane, too...you can see it here.

These are some of the items I dumped out of my three "surprise" jars...just in time for the next step of my messy, Modge Podge collage project.


 After a great time at Liberty Tool, it was off to Searsport in the Casita...but what a great stop!
Yours in junk,

This post is linked to:
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

16 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This looks like a place where I could lose my husband for several hours. I'm sure it was fun!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cheryl what fun!!! I would love to visit that place. I am like you and have learned so much from Jane!! hugs, Linda

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MeMeSue said...

What a neat looking place. Now my husband would probably like this shop since when we go to home depot he can stand for ever in the nail and screw section....LOL Can't wait to see what you do with your treasures!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Oh how I wish this place was close by! Wow...I can understand how someone could plunder the whole day!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

LV said...

For those that enjoy and knows how to use tools, this would be a paradise to them.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Cheryl, I'm envious! That would have been my paradise, too! Thanks for linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Cindy said...

What a fun place!

Caroline (Piorra Maison) said...

What great stuff. I would have loved to be there with you. Yes I would probably be one of those people looking through stuff all day. I love that kinda thing. thanks for sharing
Caroline

GardenofDaisies said...

This looks like a wonderful place to go treasure hunting! You are so right... Maime Jane would love it here!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

My father doubled the size of our house while we were living in it. I have been a fan of This Old House since my age was a single digit. I would love to visit this store! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

If I lived close, I would spend the day and take a lunch break too. I love collecting things like this. I would use the door knob for a coat rack as you come in the house.

c.w.frosting said...

Wow, that is one amazing treasure chest of a store! Would love to make it over there one day! Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime.

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

from me to thee......... said...

what a cute little town....so wonderful....sure put a smile on my face. thanks for sharing.........

Jane said...

That is definitely my kind of place!! Thanks for all of the nice comments. Let us know what you do with all of those great treasures!
Jane

Betsy said...

I would be in junkin heaven in this place. Love those shopping baskets and $8.00 for the entire case of hardware!! I always enjoy seeing Jane's creations. Thanks so much for sharing this fun place...I only wish I lived closer.