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Monday, November 2, 2009

Junkin' Monday

Hello..... hope you all had a great Halloween! For today's Junkin' Monday post, I wanted to share pictures I took last weekend of my friend Jana's, Fall Trade Days. She's located in Arlington & her shop, Collected Treasures is just darling...stop in & treat yourself if you're in the area. For the Trade Days, she closed up shop & opened up her back lot to dealers from all over the metroplex. The weather was beautiful, the company was good & the shopping was great....gotta love them days!

Here's my friend Cindy, admiring some jewelry in Joanna's booth (from Sweet Finds ). Cindy & I went to high school together & we recently reconnected. She makes beautiful jewelry & I keep telling her she needs to start a blog.

Here's Joanna & me. Joanna taught the crown class in my Paper Cowgirl retreat..she's super-talented & mega-sweet. We also took a ruched rose class from Jana recently & she's joined the Art Diva's group....I'm looking forward to many more classes, both w/ her & from her.

And this gorgeous booth is Jana's....isn't it dreamy? You should see her shop!

Here's Jana, the Queen Diva herself! I just love her outfit! I have to brag on Jana for a minute cause she may be the most talented woman I know. She seems to be able to do everything & do it extremely well & w/ great style....but I like her anyway. ;o)

Look at the sweet little aprons she makes...I should have gotten me one! But I can pick one up the next time I'm in her shop.

Fabulous tole trays.

And these are the some of the girls from my art group. We're missing Jana, Joanna, me & Rochelle. From left to right it's Lisa, JoAnn (she's the girl I copied the altered spoons idea from...she doesn't have a blog but should), Charlene, Carolyn & Pat. This is one talented group of women...I'm very honored to be a part of the Art Diva's!

Look at the fabulous houses Carolyn makes....they are so detailed!

Love this pink Christmas one!

And this china cabinet of Lisa's was beautiful...I'm very surprised it didn't sell. I have one almost exactly like it & will never tire of it. You can see mine here in this post. Mine doesn't have the wonderful gingerbread trim in the door though.

And Lori from Katie's Rose Cottage showed up @ the Trade Days too! Here she is w/ Pat.

I didn't buy much that day, spent too much time talking & laughing & not enough time focused on teh hunt. I saw several things, in everybody's pictures, that I never noticed while shopping. But I did score some treasures!

LOVE these chenille pumpkins Jana made!

And isn't this little kewpie doll sweet? I bought 4 huge bags of the shredded sheet music...at a $1.50 a bag, it wasn't worth doing it myself!

Got a "herd" of tiny deer & some tee-weensy Christmas scenes. Also some scrabble letters spelling out "create".

Couple of flash cards...my favorites are the ones that say "gobble" & "turkey" but I also got cake, grandfather, house & nest.

Love thsi old shoe form! I saw an altered one by somebody in the "It's All About Me" party & it made me want to do one.

Some bling & some transferware.

Love these tiny little "scenes". They'll be great on tags or under a mini-cloche or something.

And I bought this Valentine kit to make a special Valentine for a very special granddaughter.

I had a lot of fun that day....visiting w/ friends both new & old, junkin' for treasures & soaking up a gorgeous fall day. Life is good! Jana is having another Trade Days next spring & guess who will have a booth there? Yep, I'm giving myself a "license to buy" (as Jana calls it)...what fun!

Stop by & visit Clara & Marcela @ Cottage Charm & Family Inspiration for lots more junkin' treasures!


Jill said...

Cami, it looks like you had a great day and brought home some neat things!

Anonymous said...

Junkin' days are great aren't they! You found some awesome stuff! xx

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Cami! When we started reading the post we thought: Cami didn't buy anything???? Can this be possible??? Well, girl, you didn't disappoint us!! As always you found and bought the cutest stuff. Lots of potential and hours of fun we are sure. Don't forget to show us what you make with all your beauties!
Clara & Marcela

PS: don't you love shredded music paper...it's our new love!! We need a shredder!!!

Uncanny Festoon said...

Cami, looks like you made a nice score. Loved Jana's booth. How great is it that you connect back up with an old friend!


The Lazy Peacock said...

i wish i lived near Trade Days, it looks amazing! You found some great things.

Pearl said...

Hi Cami...
This is a fantastic Junkin' Monday post... Not sure what goodie I loved the most! Probably all of the teeny tiny deer... so sweet... gotta love the "gobble" flash card, too... LOL ... and those tall "putz" houses... Ohhh my! I suppose I love it all!!
Hope you have a wonderful day...
~ blessings ~

Collected Treasures said...

Oh My, Cami.....I feel so very special with all of the attention you have given me:) I am truly honored to be the "Queen Diva", if only self appointed.... LOL.....you did a beautiful job of covering the Trade Days and I was so glad you got to come. I am excited that you will be joining us next spring....you are such a natural at buying and will be a natural selling your things as well. Your license is "in the mail" to buy whatever you want.....:0.....again, thank you so much for the post......I'm glad I met you and that you are a part of the Divas as well.......I look forward to lots of fun! xojana

Jenny said...

Wow! Did you have to ren a u-haul to bring stuff home. Such neat treasures. Is there a place you can buy a Christmas house from her at? I love that! Well, I love everything. What fun!

Charlene said...

Great post about Trade Days! Thank you again for coming & showing your support! It was so good to see you & meet Cindy. Great photos! I didn't even bring my camera that day (it was so new & I didn't want to mess anything up until I get used to it). I work tomorrow & THEN I think I will have some time to create. Where does our time go. Hope you got to spend lots of time with your little spooks on Halloween. We did but, glad it's over! Have a great week.

Katy ~ said...

Oh my. Look at all the possibilities! Whew! I wouldn't know where to start.

maría cecilia said...

Hi Cami, I was here in your wonderful blog some time ago... today I was checking my sweet followers and found you again, I came to visit you and now I want to follow you but there´s no option for that...so, no problem, I will add you to my blogroll for not losing your wonderful posts again. (excuse my english, please)
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Lori said...

Cami, it looks like you had a great day!!! i love your pumpkins and the kewpie doll!!!

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Thanks so much for your great post on Trade Days and for the sweet comment about my houses. It was so good to see you there. Looking forward to our next art group.

leah said...

what a fun trip! wow. so much good stuff. i love the whites. alllll the whites. how colorful the whites are.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Cami, What a fun event! This would have been heaven on earth for me!!! :) Love those aprons...super cute idea! And the little crafted houses were pretty as well! you scored some great finds yourself! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Kim said...

This looks like so much fun! Not only do you get to meet up with such great people, but the eye candy is fabulous!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I just found you tonight, this girl has been to busy. I need some down time. You did a great job telling about the Trade Day and the pics. I had been looking for the pic of Lori and couldn't remember who took it. And tonight, here it is. I made me a copy of it. Thanks for sharing and giving us a great build up.
Hugs, Pat

cindy said...

Wow...you found some cool stuff! Looks like a great group of gals. And yes, Joanna is very talented. I'm going to have to get over to that shop one day and take a peep!

yapping cat

Cindy said...

What a wonderful day! I sure wish I could have been there; love all the darling things. If I had a private jet, I would cruise right in and haul back the loot in time to make dinner!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time visiting with all the gals, and looks like a great sale! Thanks for introducing us to everyone, and I just love all the teensy Christmas treasures. The little reindeer are so very cute! I just love that little bitty stuff! Have a wonderful week!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

You scored sister! Love your treasures, Jana's pumpkins were great, love the flashcards too! Ha! I have some great ones for the Open House in Dec. With all of the cool stuff you make we need you at the store! Lisa

Household 6 said...

Ok Cami... just rub it in my face about all the great shopping you get to do!! Hehe.

So anywho, can you hurry up and make some Fall crafts so I can copy them? Hehe. Please, and Thank you!



It was nice to meet you at the sale! Looks like you found some real treasures ~ Angela

Katies Rose Cottage said...

Woowww girl you did good with your finds and with your pictures ~ It was a fun day and full of beautiful treasures ~