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Monday, October 12, 2009

Junkin' Monday

I told y'all last Monday, that I had some really good finds from the cattle barns flea market & from an estate sale....here's my score from last weekend. This first set of pictures is from teh Cattle Barns (there is a flea market set up inside one of teh cattle barns @ Will Rogers Coliseum..it's open year-round except when teh rodeo is in town in Jan....GOOD hunting grounds!).

I LOVE the bi-fold mirror. Wish it were a tri-fold but those are usually pricey...this one was only $15.

Majon jar full of sherbet-colored threads on wood spools.

Aren't these tiny, little dolls adorable? I bought them from my friend, JunkerVal @ Grandma's Attic...I also bought a lace tablecloth from her but it went straight into the wash.

Love this pin....& it was only $5!

I've been looking for egg cups for a couple of yaers now...cheap eggcups I should say. At $20 for a box of six, I don't know if these qualify as "cheap" but they were affordable & I'm tired of looking. ;o)

There is a lady, @ the cattle barns who always has wonderful vintage earrings for only $3 a pair...I usually come home w/ several lovelies. Also brought home a crystal bottle stopper to add to my collection & a paper?/velvet? rose. Not sure what it's made of but it has a fuzzy, papery feel to it.

Also got a big bag of mostly vintage buttons...for only $1!

I asked this old, oriental lady dealer how much she wanted for her dog bed & she said "You mean the doll bed?" & I said, "No, it's a dog bed." & she said, very emphatically "Noooo, it's for dolls!" & I replied, "Oh no, it's a doggie bed." To which she exclaimed "maybe if you have a very spoiled dog!".

I paid her asking price of $10 for the bed (complete w/ shabby chic liner) but didn't bother to tell her that my dogs have a bed in each room, plus they sleep w/ us & are allowed on the furniture. LOL

The Victorian'esque photo album in the bed above, has the loveliest pages w/ birds, cherubs & puppies...had to have it!

I also bought this old tree-topper from Val...it's a nice one to add to my collection.

After the flea markets, we took the dogs home (yep, they love to flea too!) & headed to the grocery store. On the way, I saw an estate sale sign & talked hubby into stopping. I'm so glad I am persuasive...everything was half off & a lot of it was vintage!

I neglected to get a picture of the old Santa but he is too sweet...50 cents!

Needlepoint rug/sham...again at half off a $1, so 50 cents. It's in almost perfect condition.

Was hoping to turn this beaded shell into a vest but even the armholes are too small. :o(

But I had to have it...look how much it's previous owner cared for it! Enough to keep it stored in this beautiful handmade bag. Too sweet! The sweater & bag was half off so only $5.

Beautifully embroidered table runner for $1!

Chantal tried to teach me these buillion knots at the Paper Cowgirl retreat but I just couldn't get the hang of them.

I don't know what I'll do w/ this hot air ballon Santa but @ only a quarter, he was coming home w/ me.

Sweet hugger Santa.

Beaded boot arnament.

And that old lady had an eye for glitz just like mine....look at this bag of sequins, beads & glittery trims!

They had stacks of books in a corner ...a dollar for all you could fit in a bag. I picked out a few for my son, one for the grands & then I just bought the older looking books w/out looking through them or even reading the titles...knwoing that I would use them for something.

SCORE!!!! The big book is titled, Hammond's Pictorial Library of Pets, Plants & Animals... it's from 1953 & is filled w/ fabulous illustrations.


And doggies....


And flowers....lots & lots of flowers!

Visit Clara & Marcela @ Cottage Charm & Family Inspiration for lots more junk treasures!


Sandy Michelle said...

Wow girl, you scored alot of great finds! I am swooning over the jar of spools, the $1 bling and the celluloid dolls!

Sandy xox

Jill said...

Great pile!! I really like all the jewelry/bling!

Queenie said...

I love it all! I cannot even pick out a favorite...so fun to see your finds!
Big Hugs,

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Wow you found some great goodies!! I'm going to have to check out the cattle barns some time!

Lori said...

Cami, seriously...are you trying to make me jealous...i cannot believe all of the goodies you keep finding...that dog bed is just the sweetest thing, i love the liner too...it is gorgeous...the little dolls are cracking me up, very cute...and i love all the bling!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Now, that is a great haul! And of course, a dog deserves a pretty bed!

ann said...

girl,did you make a haul.i lived in ft worth for several yrs snd went to the cattle yards alot.it was always so much fun.you never knew what you were gonna find....ann

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Cami, you are killing us!!! How can you get sooo much???? The jar with the spools: pure eye candy!!!...the earrings at $3.00 a pair: total jealousy!...the white and blue pin: gorgeous!!...and the tree topper: right through our hearts!!! Lucky, lucky girl!
Thank you for playing!
C & M

Uncanny Festoon said...

wow Cami, ummm score! I seem to be into books. I love the images. I see you do too. Great holiday finds...one can never get enough!



cindy@cottageinstincts said...

Woot! You had quite a day, eh? Love all the vintage jewelry especially. I have a weakness for it. :o)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Yep! You hit the jackpot, Cami! I love everything you found. And that beuatiful beaded blouse! If you can't wear it, can you possibly use it to make some sort of very gorgeous pillow??? It's just divine!

Can't wait to see what you do with all of that bead and button bling. Such fun!


Sheila :-)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a great bunch of finds. Love it all!

Lisa said...

I wish I could come upon some sales like that! You did great. Everybody around here wants an arm and a leg!

Household 6 said...

Whoaaaaa! The Santa in the hot air balloon and the little bitty dollies are my FAVORITE! Ok, the dollies are my fave but Santa in the balloon is right up there as runner up!

Charlene said...

you scored for sure! Those little dolls are scarry though. Love your treasures.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

totally lovin' all of your finds! lucky in junk this weekend 'eh?

Barb said...

woo hoo!!
What a great pile of loot you have there!!

Love the little dolls, and the bead top.
Maybe you can make a purse out of it since it did not work for a vest.

thanks for coming by


barbara jean

tardevil said...

What a deal on that Santa! Great score there! Love that blue & white pin too! It's a good thing we don't live near each other. We'd be competing for loot! LOL! ;O)

Katy ~ said...

What a HAUL! Good scores, though I am particularly attracted to the egg cups. Don't have an inkling how to eat an egg that's perched in one of those little cups, but I still love them!!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Cami! I love your finds! All that Vintage Goodness is such eye candy!!!!
I saw you mentioned Chantal and I just have to say that I attended her first "Tassel & Tidbit" retreat and just loved it! I really wanted to go to Paper Cowgirl but I have too much on my plate. Maybe next time.
Just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and we do have much in common!!!!
Hope to keep in touch~
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