Mountain Town Finds in Julian

posted by Sharon January 23, 2014 26 Comments

Do you enjoy exploring small towns? I love to drive to the mountain town about an hour from my home. A trip to Julian always makes for a fascinating day. Here are few of my finds this week.

My favorite first. If you’re an animal lover, this will bring a smile.

Julian is full of old stuff. Everywhere. This wringer washer sits in a  backyard. Look, it’s a GE, probably top of the line! It brought memories of my grandma’s wringer washer in her basement in Ohio. And many warnings not to wring my fingers.

Here’s a charming way to repurpose your old window shutters.

Did milk really come in cans like this? Gasoline comes in cans, but milk?

After a fun day tromping about the countryside, you will want to visit Mom’s. That’s the pie shop in town. Julian is known for its pie.

Pie or caramel apple — that’s the big decision. I’m a caramel apple girl, every time.

How about you? What have you found this week that’s triggered your imagination? Or your appetite?!

Linking up with Little Things Thursday, Random 5 Friday and Friday Finds.

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26 Comments

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin January 23, 2014 at 1:35 pm

What a great place to get away for the day! Love the antiques!

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mscarletti January 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Great finds! I remember my grandmothers wash wringer!

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kim January 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Such a sweet place to visit. I love nostalgia and just trying to get a feel for how things use to be.

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nicki January 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Absolutely love the stray cat sign and I also remember my grandmother had a wringer-washer like that (with equal amounts of warnings). Fantastic finds.

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I Just Want A Cup of Coffee January 23, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Lovely shots! The washer is my fave. My mom and dad actually had one once upon a time! I’m thinking pie here, but I’ll eat anything with caramel too. Just need some coffee to go with it! 😉

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Brea January 24, 2014 at 1:26 am

What a great day trip!

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a spirit of simplicity January 24, 2014 at 2:08 am

oh I would go for the pie….darn that thing looks good.

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Salma January 24, 2014 at 5:32 am

What treasures you found…milk in cans? I do wonder myself.
Pie please…

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Hootin' Anni January 24, 2014 at 9:48 am

I’d take both, the pie AND the apple. Who knows when I’d get hungry during the day to be able to snack of the caramel and tart apple hidden beneath.

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Buttons January 24, 2014 at 10:33 am

Oh I did not know milk came in cool cans like that either. Love the old wringer washer but it spurred my memories of a hand and the rollers yes dumb move on my part:)
I could not choose between the pie and the caramel apple. B

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Nancy @ A Rural Journal January 24, 2014 at 10:36 am

My husband’s mom had a washer like that not too long ago!
Great finds Sharon and wonderful captures. xo

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EG CameraGirl January 24, 2014 at 11:10 am

What a super getaway spot! So much to see and photograph!

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Diane Cayton Hakey January 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Pie… did the stray cats have some too? Sure looks mighty tasty. xox

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Beth January 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm

i wonder why they don’t make washers like that any more? such character. ( :

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sarahhuizenga January 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm

I would think milk in a metal can would make it taste funny. Love all your things.

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Snap January 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Oh, my goodness … this was fun! I love old towns and finding all the *stuff*. The kitty diner is too cute and the wringer washer — lots of memories there. Pie? Who said pie?!!!

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Maggid January 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

You have given us a super treat today.
I assist with a couple of rescue groups . . everyone would be tickled my the kitty diner.
My grandmother had a washer like that – and, oh the stories she would tell about my mom , aunts & uncles misbehaving with it when they were kids.

Caramel Apple? Love them.
Happy Friday!!!!!

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jeanne stone January 24, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I just love all of your finds today in Julian! every one is so cute. I remember as a child having a washer that looked very much like this one… only no rust on ours. Also love the idea here for use of old shutters. How cute is that. Will keep my eyes out for more of your fun finds.

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theartfuldiva January 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I want, I want, I want that washing machine – so cool!

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Rose January 24, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I really love that first pic…I wish I had a wringer washer now for in the summer sometimes. My mom had one all the time I was at home…and I helped do the laundry all the time. She had an electric washer and dryer before I left home, but as long as I was home they were hardly ever used.

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hula~la January 24, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Ha…I love this. Just reminded me of the old wringer washer of my mom’s…my Dad still has it hidden in the basement. Pie, did you say pie??? Aloha

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diane January 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Wow….what lovely treasures to happen upon!
Wish we had a “Julian” in our area!
diane @ aug’s blog

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Margie O'Hara January 24, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Love your shots and antique finds – exploring a town is a fun way to spend a day.

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Val January 26, 2014 at 2:20 am

Great finds, everyone of them. But the one I like best is “Stray cat Diner” 🙂

Thanks for posting!

~Val

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Robyn January 26, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Looks like you had a fun adventure, Sharon. Small town treasures are something we need to appreciate and preserve in our fast-pace technological life.

The old window shutters are my favorite!

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yarnigras January 26, 2014 at 2:08 pm

I love to visit small towns and old houses with closets and garages full of stuff from the past. I think our society tends to run so fast forward that the wonderful things from yesteryear are forgotten. Thank yiu for this wonderful post.

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