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Monday, November 9, 2009

Junkin' Monday

Hello & welcome to another Junkin' Monday. We didn't hit any flea markets or estate sales last week end...we set out for the cattle barns flea but stopped for a picnic w/ the dogs, sitting in the grass instead of the picnic tables, so they'd feel more like a part of it. Anyway, we ruined our backs & never made it to the flea. LOL But I did go thrifting, of course! ;o) I got a few "luvs" but most were just good buys that I probably could have lived w/out (but don't tell hubby!)....plate rack for my back fence (I saw it on somebody's blog & loved it!), glass champagne bucket, wall sconces, cherub, sea shells, urn, hearts wallpaper, paper roses, mini-teapots, beautiful crocheted runner & vintage seam binding.

These tall, stand frames were my luvs for the day. They'll be great for Thanksgiving buffet..or with a quote...or an initial. I'll give them a coat of white paint.

The ironstone sugar & creamer has cherubs on it. The picture frame is really ugly right now but I think it'll look great glittered up. Love the pot of paper roses!

I think I am going to make tassels out of these mini-teapots.

I know, these wall shelves are ugly as all get out but just picture them painted white w/ a china plate sitting on them.... & they were only $3. This runner is gorgeous & I can't believe I scored 2 more bags of vintage seam binding....I've been on a roll finding it lately!

Nice urn & the plain muslin banners will be an easy make-over for some event.

I don't need another champagne bucket...I already have 4 but @ $4 I couldn't leave this crystal one sitting on teh shelf. If nothing else, it will be great filled w/ vintage ornaments @ Christmas. Maybe I'll put all my toppers in it.

Hope you had a great weekend....visit Clara & Marcela @ Cottage Charm & Family Inspiration for lots more junkin' treasures.


Lori said...

hi Cami:) i'm glad you are playing this week...i LOVE those stand frames that you found, they are going to be even better after you paint them...the little tea pots are so cute, what a clever idea to use them for tassels!!!

Kim said...

This is the week that you have when you DONT going to the flea??? Crazy! As usual, you found the most wonderful things! And, you have such vision for things that so many people would have passed up.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cami, I'm crazy about those stands. I understand exactly why you had to have them!


Sheila :-)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Cami, you still found some great things, even if your other plans were foiled. Love those stands and painted white they will be darling!

Jill said...

Now you have me curious as to the tassels you'd make out of the little teapots--would they be at the top or the bottom of the tassel--and how will you make it? I have a friend who collects teapots. Sounds like something she would like. You found some neat things!

Jenny said...

What fun finds! Hooray for you!

maría cecilia said...

Hello Cami, I love aaall your treasures, each one of them is so great and white fixes everything. I´m so happy visiting you and your lovely finds.
María Cecilia

Household 6 said...

I always get great decorating ideas when I visit your blog - I mean, come on, a champagne bucket full of Xmas baubles?! Brilliant! I must find one or 5 of these and SOON!
You have to show me your back gate thingy that you speak of - I know it's going to look fabulous, but I still want to see it, so hurry up! Hehe

And p.s. NO THANK YOU on the rolling papers. Ug. Ug. and Double Ug.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh those frames on a stand are so pretty, and yes, they will great painted white. Wouldn't they be cute to put a fancy menu in for a dinner party? I can't wait to see the tassels you make with those pretty little tea pots. laurie

Collected Treasures said...

It all sounds so fun! Love the banners and tall frame stands....good stuff once again. You know, I also love living in the house I grew up in....such wonderful love and memories. My husband and I have been married 42 years and started going steady when I was 14 on the front porch of the house we now live in......so he loves it too. xojana

ceekay said...

I love those picture frames...now for me, they are perfect just the way they are!
I wish I could find one good find...thrift shopping just doesn't work well for me!

Knitty said...

I can't wait to see the stands painted and in use! I got mail from you today. Thank you so very much! I will post about it soon, hopefully later this week. I've been at working longer hours than expected and everything at home and blogland is being neglected for the moment.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Those three stands are just too cute for words! Can't wait to see your tassels and we can totally see the potential in the "ugly" sconces!! Thank you Cami once again for playing today!!

Katy ~ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the stand frames. I have never seen anything like it. Now I'll have to look for one of those old sheet music holders. And I am still positively wild about an older post you had where you took a silver tray and sprayed that black chalk stuff inside of it and used it as a chalkboard.

Miss Janice said...

My fav are the pedastal frames, as well! I have some of these and have used them so much!

Leann said...

All of these yummies make for a great day junkin! Not sure if I commented on your rose (I do remember reading the post though)but I love it!!

Feel free to copy any of my projects, I'd be flattered!

Have a great day!

Queenie said...

Hey Cami!
Love those finds...the paper roses and tiny little teapots are my fav's! That's such a pretty rose you made...very creative!
Hope you are having a great week!
Big Hugs,
P.S. I love those tole trays that you showed several pics down below....what a collection someone was selling! I'd love to have one of those!

Household 6 said...

Psst... are you ok, missy? You usually don't stay away this long! I miss you! :)

cindy said...

Oh those frames are too cute! And will be awesome sprayed white! But that glass bucket...wicked cool! Yep, lots of possibilities there!

yapping cat

Deb said...

Fabulous finds! I LOVE the frames on the stand that you found!

Diane said...

What great finds, you can always re-gift items. I could not have passed up on that bucket! Hugs, Diane

Linda said...

Looove the frames and bucket! Happy Thanksgiving!


Leann said...

Hey Cami

HAve you rec'd anything from the art exchange yet? I know that my friend Linda will be sending something shortly, she showed me what she made.

Have a great night!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Queenie said...

Just popping over to wish you a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! By the way...I love that Thanksgiving greeting banner at the top of your blog.
Big Hugs,

Amy. said...

What fun finds. I agree with you...you have to have the ability to look past the ugliness and picture something with paint. Paint cures just about any ugly!!! I have painted some things and my friends swear it is not the same piece!!!! I liked hearing about what your plans were for each thing.

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Good stuff Cami. I missed you at Art Divas. Hope you are having a great holiday season.
C. xo

Barbara said...

Cami, Hope all is ok.....great finds.


Melissa Miller said...

~WOWE! Cami you really found some gorgeous items! LOVE those tall frames and the teapots. I want to see the tassels when you make them. How sweet is that idea.

Enjoy this jouyous season!
~Melissa :)

Kathleen said...

Hi Cami!
I haven't seen you in a long time!
Is everything ok?
I hope so!

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maría cecilia said...

Dear Cami, I wish you and your family a very happy christmas time and may next year brings much blessings and happiness to you all.
Maria Cecilia

Bobbi Jo said...

What fun you had and I am so very jealous! Great finds. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Leann said...

hi Cami

Can you please send me your address again? My friend is ready to mail her art project and lost your address.

Wishing you and your a Merry Christmas!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Have missed you, Cami, and I just wanted to drop by and wish you the Merriest Christmas EVER! :-)



Collected Treasures said...

Hi girl......we've missed you.....I know how busy you must be, but it almost over now...WHEW! Have a beautiful holiday with all the family......xojana

Nina's Recipes said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! XO

Knitty said...

Christmas blessings to you and yours!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Cami, just stopping by to say Hi and hope you are well. We've missed you. Hope you had a good Christmas, and wishing you a Happy New Year!

Nina's Recipes said...

May all your dreams come true and may you be blessed with all the best things in life! Happy New Year 2010! XO

Melissa Miller said...

Happy New Year Cami!

I hope all is going well for you sweet friend. It's been a long time since you posted.

Many Blessings. ~Melissa ;)