My husband used to say, quit bringing home all those shovels from garage sales...I'd pick them up for 50 cents to $2. I'd put them in the garden and here and there for décor. Funny thing is, he ended up using them all at one time or another.
The one great rust item that got away...Mr. KFC himself! Even though I adored his rusty patina, unfortunately he was a bit too spendy for my pocket book. (My dad LOVES KFC and he would have gotten a kick out of it!)