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Friday, March 25, 2011

Gotta love junkin'!

And you gotta love a man who loves junkin'!!!! I'm very fortunate that my hubby likes to junk, nearly as much as I do. It's one of our favorite quality time activities. And a couple of weeks ago, we spent a whole day hitting the cattle barns flea, a thrift store, an estate sale & some garage sales....look @ all I came home with!

The cattle barns is a great place to find cheap bling!

The old rulers were a thrift store find, the old photos from the estate sale; as were the sterling S & P shakers....$3!!!!! And check out the old notepad paper...another thrift store find & only 39 cents.

Beautiful sugar bowl...garage sale...$1!

This perfume bottle was at the same garage sale as the sugar bowl & was also only a $1. It's beautiful now that it's clean & sparkly.

The lace pillow is already employed as a display/storage piece for my vintage, rhinestone brooches. LOVE the vintage bird print & I cannot seem to resist cheap china. I gotta get into mosaics.

All kinds of dolls & doll parts! And a lovely pink tatting trimmed hankie...only a quarter!

The little crystal bowl is already filled w/ mica flakes & the "pearl" hearts are actually button covers but I'll use them in art projects.

I have plans for the thimbles for my girls for Mother's day...shhhhh! Mum's the word!

I snagged the watches @ a garage sale for 25 cents a piece....they'll be used as mini-shadow boxes in jewelry designs.

I asked one of my favorite dealers if she had any super cheap bling for me to use in my art projects. She gave me 2 boxes of junk to dig out of. I spent over half an hour going through them but it was worth it...alll the bling on this sheet music was only $3....TOTAL! And as you can see...there was some good stuff mixed in w/ the junk!

Speaking of sheet music, one of the dealers @ the flea had a box w/ a 3" stack of sheet music in it. One dollar for the whole box!

Found this wonderful old doll dress, slip & bonnet @ a garage sale for $4.

And this old, fabulous christening gown was another cattle barns find but I had to pay $10 for it. I'm planning on using my collection of vintage baby garments (didn't pay more than $3 for any of them) as a valance in the guest/baby room & this nice piece will be the highlight of it.

Found this vintage cake topper @ the thrift store for only $2.99.

And I somehow neglected to get a pic of the other one I scored....for the same price & @ the same thrift store...but you can see it here behind the little leather bound books.

Quite a haul, huh? I am almost done w/ my Easter decor...then it's on to the Easter crafting....can't wait! I have big plans for Easter crafting this year.


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Fantastic! I couldn't even find one garage sale this week...bummer!!

Lisalulu said...

never heard of a cattle barn sale??? like an estate sale? or just buy a box of 'stuff'?

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

You always find such wonderful "stuff"......good to see you are doing well!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You made some incredible finds. I love all the bling and the baby gown. ~~Sherry~~

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Cami ~
Those are wonderful finds !!
I am excited that you are going
to BirdSong ~ I didn't know that you
were !!


kluless said...

WOWZA - what a haul!!!! And how fortunate the husband enjoys it as well. My husband just shakes his head at my "finds". Except my Etsy does beter than his - so there - tehe!

Laurie said...

WOW~just, wow!! I cannot believe some of the awesome stuff you found! I especially loved the end-of-the-arrow- shaped pin, and the leather covered books, and all the vintage china!! I can't wait to meet you at Birdsong!

Rebecca said...

WOW! You made the mother load... all looks wonderful, love the christening gown and the doll clothes.
Thank you so much in supporting this challenge and you can join in any time!
Many blessings today

Leann said...

Oh how I wish I was there shopping with you - you always find great treasures. Things are a little more pricey around here - but I love the thrill of the hint!