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Monday, July 25, 2011

Some good junkin'!

Wow, what a good day I had! A couple of weeks ago, I headed out to the cattle barns flea & scored some great stuff! Who doesn't love a good junkin' day? Look at it all! Lots & lots of lace (which I neglected to photograph individually), rust, bling & ephemera....all my favorite stuff!

Scored another old dictionary & I bought this set of earrings for the farthings & shillings hanging from them.


Rusty doorknobs & doorplates, pearls & a wonderfully patina'ed base to something. I'm seeing a baby doll head on top of it. ;)


I don't know what this ring is from...maybe an old lamp but I'm envisioning it as a mobile w/ tags & junk hanging from it. Tiny crocheted rosettes, old spoons, lace....


tri-fold dressing mirror & beautiful old roses oil painting...


And buttons! I scored several jars of buttons!!!




My friend Junker Val, doesn't have a booth @ the cattle barns anymore so I made a quick stop @ Lone Star Antiques to see what goodies she had for me. She had some wonderful green stamps...I've been wanting some for my collages. I tell you what though....I licked so many of those stamps as a kid that my mouth puckers up just looking @ them. Blech! My grands didn't believe me when I told them how bad they tasted so they had to give them a lick & each made a face. I'm sure the taste hasn't improved any in 40 years. LOL And of course they had to use some on birthday cards they made for their Grouchy.


I also scored some lace from Val, as well as a wonderful 1920's French paperback...translated to English, it's titled The Princess of Cleves. But my best find was the old Ft Worth phone book from the year I was born!


It has my parent's number in it!!!!!!!


As well as my grandparents, my aunt & my uncle.




The ads are very cool...

and will provide me w/ a plethora of backgrounds for my art.


but I was shocked to see this. I just can't believe this was going on in my lifetime. I mean I know I'm old & all but gosh....



And I have to share this picture, I just this minute took of my Sonny Boy. I've been teaching him to sit-up & of course he gets a treat when he does. I'm sitting @ the puter, working on this blog post & I glance down @ my feet to find Sonny sitting up...waiting for me to notice & reward him. He held that pose while I took his picture & gave him a treat. I think he's got this lesson learned. ;)





I know, I know....he needs a grooming...but isn't he the cutest? Even if he is a bit scruffy!

18 comments:

Grace said...

I love lone star!! What great treasures. Your doggy baby is so cute posing. Hugs Grace OOO

kluless said...

Lace and buttons...ahhhhh!

Miranda Chop said...

Oh my lord, he is so dang adorable! I can't even get Jackson to sit! And that phone book is really neat!

Terri said...

I am in love with your puppy! He looks like my Truman!

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh he is just ADORABLE! It took a face like that to stop me drooling over your buttons!! And that phone book!! You scored!!

Dorthe said...

Hi Cami,- such a wonderful bunch of gorgeus finds- you must have been very exited- ofcourse I LOVE your phonebook-
xo,Dorthe

mercedesscott said...

Cami, you sure found some treasures! The phone book was an amazing find - quite a piece of history... oh, and I remember licking those S&H stamps when I was growing up in the 70's...

Erica said...

Great finds! Looks like you had a great day at the barns. I haven't been in a while. Now I'll have to wait a while since you scored all the good stuff :)
That phone book is amazing!

Debbie Kay said...

Great Finds Cami. Looks like you had a fun time.

Debbie Kay

donnaj said...

some great finds! guess it's worth braving the heat of the cattle barn!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Cami,
OMG, girl you did some great junkin. It hurts me deeply to know half of that haul could have been mine! LOL You had to find tons, of buttons, rust, & lace huh?????
I agree with everyone, I am now on the hunt for a phone book from my hometown. That is incredible & an endless supply of ephemera. Seeing racism & discrimination right there was indeed shocking! Can it be that civil rights have only been around our country for 40-some years. Wow.
Lisa

Linda said...

I love your phone book find. Will you look up my parents and take a photo for me? Glenn Grimes at 2501 Willing Ave. I don't remember our phone number.... WA (walnut something I think) How fun!!! I was already born, btw!!!

Donna said...

Yup some great finds!!!!! I love to go junkin'!! I have a very wonderful hubby who loves to do the same, even though we are junkin' for the same things. He still helps me look for treasures he knows I will like!!

Cindy said...

Oh man...awesome stuff! You always find the coolest things.

-c

My Sparrows Nest said...

Just found your blog. Love it! You found some sweet treasures. LOVE the buttons...lucky girl! I cannot believe you found a phone book of the year you were born. That is the coolest treasure of all. Shocking about the segregation.....WOW! Stop by and visit my blog! Hugs and Tweets! Debbie

Sassy Marsha said...

Ah, what a sweet boy!!

OMG, what fabulous treasures! I was going to ask you if you wanted some buttons (I have a suitcase full) but I don't think you do *wink*

I look forward to our swap!!

xxoo
Marsha (your newest follower)

Charlene said...

Girlfriend you did get some goodies but, really... It's too hot to be out in this heat!!!! YIKES!!!! And isn't that Sonny Boy a doll. You wouldn't believe how much Elle has grown since we talked last. She is almost 1 year old. I think she was a puppy when we saw each other last. THAT'S TOO LONG! HUGS!
Charlene

junkerval said...

Thank you for the mention!! Miss seeing you, JunkerVal