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Monday, October 19, 2009

Junkin' Monday

Hello & welcome to another Junkin' Monday, hosted by the very talented & very friendly sisters, Clara & Marcela, @ Cottage Charm & Family Inspiration . I know, I know...my pictures suck today. But it rained & was dreary all last week & I had wayyy too many finds to try & wait for better lighting...I needed to get all this crap put up! ;o)

Believe it or not...this table full of goods was all from one day's hunt. And only at 2 different thrift stores. It was a really good day!

Included in this pile are 2 vintage dresses, 2 oil paintings, a couple of vintage hats, a Jessica McClintock wedding veil, paper mache houses, old dress patterns (I use them as tissue paper for gifts), beautiful cake stand, old doll, gingerbread corbels, old books, magazine rack, crystal shaker & lots more!

Check out that neat old wood magazine rack! I'll paint it white & use it to store my pretty papers in my studio. LOVE the cutwork design in front & it has 3 sections!

See the doll head? Jana @ Collected Treasures has a big glass case full of doll heads & parts...I'm so enamored w/ it that when I saw this old doll, I snatched her right up, brought her home & promptly decapitated her. LOL

And the vintage blue hat will meet an even quicker demise. I have resisted Karla @ Karla's Cottage evil influence for as long as I could but she's finally gotten to me. I'm gonna deflower that poor old hat. ;o)

Also pictured are capodimonte candle holders, a porcelain angel & teh wedding veil.

The colors in this cake stand are stunning! But the poor light of the day, didn't capture them very well.

Lovely embroidered pillow....$1.99

The test tubes are meant for spices but I'll use them for glitters. It was marked $5.99 but it was half-off blue tag week so I only paid $3. It amazes me that they mark this ordinary, cheap spice thingie @ $6 & yet, mark the beautiful, original oil painting below at $4...I don't get it. ????

The oil painting of the roses is just so-so but the one of the victorian lady & cottage is beautiful...and it was only $3.99!!!!

I bought several packages of the paper mache houses...I'll glitter them up & use them as Halloween cottage & Christmas cottages.

Couple of red & white transferware dishes, a lone glass lid (I'll find a jar somewhere that it fits, I always do), old book, etc...

Love this little dish but hubby didn't even crack a smile...me thinks it hit too close to home! LOL The switch plate cover, it is sitting on, will get decoupaged w/ sheet music ...it'll be the chicest switchplate in town.

Candlewick sugar & creamer for $2!!!

Couple of little cherub tiles...they were only 50 cents & I think they may be a nice addition to a mosaic project.

The clock will get dolled up (I still need to share the one I have already redone...it's beautiful! so many posts & projects...too little time!)

This artist has some talent! And it's an original oil. Who would get rid of something like this? Surely there is someone in their family who would have wanted to keep it...if only for sentimental reasons! And again...only $3.99!!!

Couple of shabby chic baskets that will be good for storage in the studio. $2.99 a basket

Another cutter dress. I think the silk crepe skirt of this dress will be perfect for making the ruched roses, I learned in Jana's class Thursday night. And of course the lace, beaded bodice will be put to use in a project too.

Another cutter dress...I LOVE the Halloween section for vintage clothes. Sometimes the old designer labels alone are worth the $3 they ask for the garment.

And a couple of tacky sconces that will be great looking once they are painted white.

Whew...I just keep bringing more & more in, huh? I'll be opening up a booth soon though...I gotta do something w/ all these finds cause I sure can't pass them up. LOL Be sure & visit Clara & Marcela for more junkin' finds!

Also, I had several people ask me how to make the glittered, altered spoons I shared in a previous post. I'll give a little mini-tut tomorrow & include the images that I used. I'm so flatttered that y'all asked...thank you!


Nerissa Alford said...

Wow, Awesome finds! I moved abroad & miss my Saturday morning estate sales. Thanks for taking me with you.
Looking forward to having you participate in the Artist Class. I think it's gonna be so inspiring!
See you soon

Suzy said...

Wow! Beautiful things and I just really love that cake platter!! Good for you with all your pretties... Please join us at our Halloween party on our blog as I type.
Happy haunting!


Uncanny Festoon said...

Wow Cami, I hope there is only you in town for Junkin Monday, cuz I think you found all there was to find!!! What great finds. I am glad you are finding inspiration as well. A lot of fun stuff to do with all this Junk we find.


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We see so much potential here but the test tubes take our breath away! They are PERFECT for glitter, we love displaying pretty supplies in pretty containers. Once again we must mention that we can't believe those prices...we need to have a serious conversation with our local thrift shop manager!!!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Great finds ... vintage clothing is the best, and you're right sometimes I buy it just for the cool tag inside!!


Gail said...

WOW you have yourself some AWESOME finds as well. I sure hope you post about what you do with all your treasures.


Charlene said...

You hit the Mother LOAD! WOW!!!! Ok you made me laugh about the husband comment... mine has been home for 5 days straight & I can't get anything done around here. Gotta love them but... well we discussed this the other night in the Rusche Rose Class. That spice rack will be perfect for glitter. Have you ever done a post of your studio? I see you shop up with Dorthy at the Shabby Y. She is so sweet & so talented isn't she? Talk to ya soon. If not before Saturday, can't wait to see ya.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You always find such fabulous things. I love the decapitated doll idea. I didn't find one thing this weekend at my thrift stores. I think that was a first. It could be I wasn't feeling well & really didn't want to spend any money (that was the proof that I was sick). Thanks for sharing your finds.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lots of great stuff there, especially that doll head :)

Queenie said...

Oh what fun finds...I always love seeing what you find. Girl, I always wondered why you don't have an online shop or booth! Congratulations on getting one started! You are gonna love that, creating all of the pretty vignettes.... and I know you will do well with it! I wish you much success! I love those oil paintings and that cake plate...is gorgeous! You find the best stuff! You know I'm completely lovin' the little china husband plaque...I want one of those! I'm sure glad you get "the look" sometimes too LOL! At least I'm not the only one! LOL! Gotta love 'em though! Thanks for sharing your finds...I always enjoy seeing what you come home with! Have a great night!
Big Hugs,

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Wow! I need to go junkin' with you sometime. Wouldn't that be fun? You always seem to find some really cute stuff... and at good prices! See you on Saturday! I'm getting excited. :) Eeek! hugs, Joanna

Really Rainey said...

WoW you have been busy! What fun finds... I can't wait to see how you make some of those over... especially those sconces!
Have a wonderful week ahead!
~Really Rainey~

Tammy said...

What awesome finds! I loved the house painting and the wedding dress, especially. Oh and the magazine rack. You sure got some great deals!
I am so glad you will participating in the Artist Class. It is sure to be fun with the various projects and artists.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm about to say what everyone else has said, but I don't know how else to put it. WOW! Lots of fantastic finds and I love that you already have ideas for using it all. Happy crafting! Best wishes, Tammy

Katy ~ said...

Shaking my head in speechless amazement.

I would love to see your stall when you get it set up!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Cami you always come up with the greatest thing my friend...Love that plate girl..can't waitto see what you do with all of this...Hope you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Ruby Grace's said...

Jackpot! What great finds. I don't have that kind of luck at Thrift Stores...probably not patient enough. The vintage clothing is awesome!

Tribal Horse Designs said...

awesome finds !!! you have a beautiful and interesting blog !

Pearl said...

Ohhhh Goodness!!
So many awesome treasures... my favorite is the precious embroidered pillow... I've never been lucky enough to stumble upon something so beautiful while thrifting... I really enjoyed seeing all of your amazing finds! Looking forward to much more...
~ blessings ~

Kim said...

The other thrifters in your town must hate you :) You always find such good stuff, but this week, you've hit the jackpot!!!

Karen said...

As my girlfriend Joy and I would say "START THE CAR!"
OH MY GOSH you scored. I love the painting!!! The candlewick, I finally bought a book on it cause my Mom passed down so much to me, and I kept buying stuff at thrift stores thinking I was adding to it, turned out they were knock-offs and not the real thing. So be careful if you think you are making an "investment".
The hat!!!! oh my! And the TEST TUBES! Perfect for glitter! My favorite has to be the husband plaque though. That would go so well in my house! I might steal the quote . . . hmmmmmm.
Wonderful post! Gosh, I should be packing . . . not blogging . . . ARGH!!!!

Lori said...

there you go again Cami...LOL...seriously you must have the best thrift shopping ever!!! i can't believe all the things you come home with...i could visit my thrift shop for a year and not come home with as much as you have on that table...

cindy said...

Guuurl! YOU are amazing! And those houses are too stinking cute! I can see, we have to go hunting together! :D pulhease?

yapping cat

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE that oil painting - the combination of pinks and blues always gets me. Great finds!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, you are a great treasure hunter! I love those cherub tiles! They're gorgeous and I can't believe what a deal!!!