Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding was beautiful!

I am limping along on four hours of sleep today due to getting in from D.C. last night at 11 and then getting up this morning at 3 to watch the wedding.  It was beautiful, classy and elegant.  I absolutely loved Kate Middleton's dress, and Prince William looked so handsome!    It brought tears to my eyes when I saw William get out of the car.  I remember watching Charles and Diana's wedding.  I was 16 years old and it made an impression on me, so much in fact that years later I got married and went to London for my honeymoon.  It was my fairytale come true.  I would love to go back someday and take our son to see some of the sites we got to experience.  I wish William and Kate lifelong happiness.  No more waity Katie, she finally bagged her Prince!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Oh, the junk was good today!

I found some awesome stuff today for CHEAP!!!  Here we go:

Vintage toaster cookie jar  $10.00  (This is SO cute, I'm keeping it for myself)
Louis Vuittan purse  $20.00  Yes, and it is authentic!!!
Coach purse  $20.00  Yes, this one is real too!!!
Paperweight  $4.00
Set of anthropomorphic S & P shakers (oranges)  $3.99
Cottage style teapot  $5.00
Porcelain Santa figurine  $1.00
Heavy duty wooden Texas shaped cutting board  $3.00
Boo Berry bank $1.00
Homco Christmas children set  $3.00
Homco Christmas angel set  $3.00
Med. Dreamsicle angel with bluebirds  $1.00  (This is signed by the artist!)
Sm. Dreamsicle angel with bluebird  $ .50
Hersheys Chocolate tin  $ .50
Foxhill Possible Dreams porcelain Santa mug  $1.00
3 Princess House Fantasia mugs $1.25 ea.
Precious Moments figurine  $2.50
Sm. vintage metal tray  $1.00
Box of mercury glass ornaments  $1.00
Gold shabby chic letter holder  $1.50

Whew!  When I get a chance, I will post some pics of my finds.   Happy Easter everyone!!!     

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Taking Good Friday off and going junking!

So glad that I have a three-day weekend coming up.  It's supposed to rain here in the Dallas area, but that won't stop my Mom and I from getting out.  We junk rain or shine...or snow.  We junked when we went to Gatlinberg at Christmas and there were people snowed in on the highest ridge!  I hope we find some good stuff tomorrow.  I'm kind of burned out on buying glassware, but that is what I gravitate towards, so I'm going to be thinking outside the box and looking for unusual items.  I'll post my finds this weekend.     

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Daydreaming about Indiana

Work is slow today, so I am sitting here daydreaming about being in Indiana.  I live in Texas and have done so for many years, but I call Indiana home and I miss being there.  If it weren't for my good job, and inheriting a nice home from a relative, I would move back to Indiana in a second.  It's not that I don't like Texas.  Texas has many wonderful qualities, but I just love the more laid back lifestyle in Indiana.  I love driving on Hwy 40 with nothing but cornfields on either side and the small towns in between that have great little antique shops.  I love seeing the blooming peonies, snowball bushes, and the hydrangeas.  I love the wonderful old homes that have porches you can sit out on.  Here is a pic of the home where I grew up in Indianapolis.

God, I love that old house!  Sigh!

Found these cute baby pictures

I forgot I found these cute baby pictures about a week ago.  The first one was $2.00 and unframed, but I have a frame I found on the curb on trash day that I can use to frame it and put in my booth.  The second picture was already framed and was only $1.00!  Oh I love junking and getting great stuff for nearly nothing, decorating my home with it, or putting it in my booth to make some extra money so that I can junk some more!

These would look so cute in a babies room!

Monday, April 18, 2011

A few other items

Here are pics of a few other items I found this past week:

The flat iron was from the Hwy 80 Sale and the House of Hatten Santa and the childs cup were from last week. 

Hwy 80 Sale was fun!

We went to the Hwy 80 Sale Saturday and had a great time.  I noticed that there were more vendors participating this time than in the past two times I have been.  I found several items this time:

Vintage Christmas kneehugger elf  $1.00
Vintage green canister set  $ .50
Flower paperweight  $5.00
Flat iron  $10.00
Fire King Royal Ruby vase  $ .50
Fire King Foest Green vase  $ .25
Pillsbury Doughboy canister  $2.00
Route 66 mug  $ .50
Vintage 1/2 coffee cup  $ .50

I am keeping this beautiful paperweight for myself.  I really had to turn on the charm to convince the owner to sell it to me as he had it in a lot with other items that I didn't want! 

Here is a pic of our tiny 6x6 booth.  I am really anxious to move into the bigger booth!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hitting the Hwy 80 sale tomorrow!

I'm really psyched for the Hwy 80 sale, and I hope I find some good stuff.  We hit the road at 7am tomorrow.  I'll make sure to post some pics and list my finds!  

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I can finally add some pics!

Here are some vintage Santa mugs and boots that I started picking up a few years back.  My collection has grown since this pic was taken.  Now I can start funneling some of them into my booth and keep the ones I'm attached to. 

Gotta love those Texas storms!  I am dragging today due to waking up at 1:45am on Tuesday because of a bad storm that came through and caused a power outage.  Power was off for several hours, and I could not go back to sleep.  It's catching up with me today. 

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Fairly good junking day

I went out on Saturday with my Mom and brother and we hit 4 estate sales plus two Goodwill stores.  Here is what I picked up:

Set/4 Christmas shaker boxes  $2.00
vintage ceramic childs cup  $ .59
Fire King Apple Dumplin cup  $ .59
Ladderback chair w/ woven seat  $4.00
House of Hatten folk art Santa  $ .50  (saw one on Ebay for $39.99)
Bone china gold rimmed floral plate  $1.00
Country snowman candy dish  $1.00
Hallmark red toile Christmas cookie platter  $3.00
Wagner Ware cast iron corn stick pan  $2.00

We also made a trip over to my sister-in-laws parents home (they are both deceased) because she wanted us to see if they had anything over there that she could put in the booth.  We found all kinds of great stuff!!!  It was like American Pickers!  She left with a large trunkload of stuff, and she even gave me a bag of quilt squares that I can put together and make a crazy quilt out of it.  I am really looking forward to the Hwy 80 sale this weekend.  I hope we find some good treasures!  Now that we are getting the bigger booth, we will have room for larger items.    


Friday, April 8, 2011

Junking instead of eating lunch!

Today I went to an estate sale at lunch and purchase a few items.  I bought two boxes of Shiny Brite ornaments (the indented kind) and a great pair of old scissors for $5.00.  Whose got time to eat lunch when there are so many yard sales out right now?  You would think I would be a thin person!  It's amazing how many yard sales I can hit in an hour. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Getting closer to the weekend! That means yard sales!

I will actually have time to junk this weekend, in between yard work (blech).  I have a $10.00 frequent shopper card at Goodwill to spend, so I am excited about that.  Free stuff baby!  Yeah!!!  I've already decided on what the new booth will look like.  I'm going to paint the walls a buttery yellow and have a black & white checkered floor.  I already have the paint and the self stick tiles, so it won't cost us anything.  I will post pics as soon as we (my booth buddies are my Mom, Brother and Sis-In-Law) get moved in and the booth filled.  It should be toward the end of April according to the antique mall owner.       

Monday, April 4, 2011

A slow junking weekend

I had very little opportunity to junk this weekend due to my brother being in the hospital, but I did stop by a flea market on the way home from the hospital yesterday.  I didn't find anything, but my Mom bought two nice scrapbooking books for $2.99 and $3.99.  Definitely going to be junking this weekend to find things for the new booth that we will be moving into in a few weeks.  So excited!  We will be hitting the Highway 80 sale on the 16th.  We went last year in April and then again to the fall sale in October,  and it is so much fun with lots of treasures to find!