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Monday, September 28, 2009

Junkin' Monday

Hello & welcome to another Junkin' Monday, hosted by Clara & Marcela @ Cottage Charm & Family Inspiration. We had football games on Sat & Coleson's 3rd birthday party on Sunday, so we didn't go to any flea markets this weekend but I did go thrifting last week so I'll share those finds. Lots of smalls.... w/ a couple of true treasures. Can you spot them?


I love these brass & glass boxes! They're the only brass allowed in my house. ;o) I bought another, larger one that you can see transformed in the post below this one. The chile peppers will be used in tablescapes. Don't know how I will use the legs but I always buy them when I see them....set of 8 for $5.


The embroidery detail on the placemats...the set of 12 was $9.

The rose topiarys in the back are velvet...$5.99 a piece. I'm going to bling the cross out & I don't know why I bought the little wire basket but it was only a buck.


The fish net will be a good tabletopper for a beach tablescape & the orange checked napkins will be "oh so cute" for Halloween.



These are the treasures! A "frenchy" framed print ($1.99!!!) & safety pin baskets ($2 & $1). The black one will hold a dead hydrangea blossom for Halloween & I've put the white one outside so that the brass safety pins can patina some. Look at the intricate handle on teh black one.


Couple of mercury glass votives & an old shaker.


Old suitcase...for only $8! It's really deep....I should be able to get a whole season of magazines in it.

Tart pan, placemats, & scallop shells.



Cheap plastic frames that will look great once they're whitewashed & have the prints replaced w/ a letter C or old postcard.... 99 cents a piece.


You'll find lots more junkers & the treasures they find @ Cottage Charm & Family Inspiration's Junkin' Monday post. Have a great day everybody!

18 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Cami! You must love that suitcase...it is so nice and clean! Those little frames are dying to get redone arent' they??? Well, you have fun with all your treasures and keep visiting us...we love having you!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Cami, girl you did great...I loved the safety pins baskets I have never seen those before and just love the...Thanks for shwning all your great finds..May you have a great day girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Uncanny Festoon said...

Great finds Cami. You could make a great book case with those legs..sort of like a tread spool book case.

Cheers, Joy

Kim said...

You hit paydirt! That suitcase is my favorite! I don't think that I could ever have too many old suitcases!

Jill said...

Your plans for everything sound great! The suitcase is my fav. I can't walk away from a good one!

tara said...

Wow girl you got some great goodies!! i love that suitcase, I sorta, ok no,...I have a big problem collecting suitcases! Thanks for visisting my blog today...! :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those are some wonderful finds! I love the old suitcase, the tablecloth and the toipiaries. I love how you can lay out a bunch of stuff you bought all over the place and see how they all compliment each other. Very nice!

Sandy Michelle said...

I love the suitcase and rose topiarys!

Sandy xox

Lori said...

you GO girl!!! you are the junkin queen this week...you found a ton of goodies...LOVE the suitcase...and your little glass box...

Collected Treasures said...

I adore the safety pin baskets....my daughter has collected thoses for years and I have trouble finding any these days...you did GOOD! Of course, the suitcase is my favorite......they have such "soul".......good stuff! xojana

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Cami, what great deals you found! I've never heard of a safety pin basket. I take it they are made out of safety pins?? How neat those are. You got some fabulous tablescaping tools. I hope you are going to show those plastic frames after you paint them. That's a great idea. You had a great thrifting weekend. laurie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those are some fun pieces, Cami... just stopping in to say, "Hi."

XO,

Sheila :-)

Household 6 said...

Great haul! What'cha going to do with the shells?

Katy ~ said...

Cami, this IS absolutely adorable. Glad to see you are letting the creative you be expressed. Grins.

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Wow if this you loot for one week, you are surely a talented thrifter. I never heared of safety pin baskets. Nice to learn something new.

Katy ~ said...

I am in love with your placemats!

debi said...

My goodness! You've got a whole lot of fabulous finds. Those are going to be fun to play with!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Such great finds!! I can't wait to see your cross all decked out! I like those little spindles you got too!

Thanks for showing us around your favorite store- I love those sheer lamp shades too!!

blessings
mary