Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Floors

I haven't been doing a lot of junking this month. Starting the new job has slowed me down a little and there is just a lot going on in my world right now. I will be making a trip out to California for a conference at the end of August and while I am extremely excited to get to see the west coast, I am very nervous about the flight. Believe it or not I have never flown before! Also, my new floors are finally going in. I have been working on giving my upstairs a much needed face lift for a while now, pulling up carpets and painting. The floors started going in this week and they look great so far (still have to be stained). I thought I would give you a sneak peak at where they are at right now.

So much better than carpet (especially carpet that has been totally tortured for years by two boys and their million friends) 

There is supposed to be a really good sale on the hill next weekend so I am hoping to load up there. We shall see!

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

I got Cooties at a Yard Sale

I have been so junk sick! It has been two weeks since I have had the opportunity to go out junking. I ran through the ads last night and made a plan to hit some yard sales today. I didn't really expect to find much but was determined to get out and find something, anything to satisfy my craving. The first sale I stopped at was the best and I bought most of my stuff there. The guy was moving and he was a collector so he had some good stuff (well my kind of stuff). The first thing I spotted was a Cootie's Game in the original box complete with all the pieces. I don't know about you but I remember playing this game.

I also found a 1951 City of Augusta Traffic Code Book that will go in my Augusta collection. I am always excited when I find a little piece of Augusta History. (I love the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Officer).

This guy had a lot of ephemera and I got quite a few really cute pieces! The sandwich booklet is from 1936. The hospital booklet has a very scary looking Nursing Staff.

I also found a few vintage toys. Yabba Dabba Doo! Vintage Flinestones play money!

Some sterling thimbles.

After I wrapped up there I headed to the second day of an estate sale and the pickings were slim! I only bought two items there, this wonderful Sam and the Firefly book and some vintage glitter from Fat Man's. I may save the book for my Red Headed Girls.

I also bought this hand display for Mom (it's not old but will be a great display for her jewelry).

I think I am satisfied (for now anyway!). 

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Last Friday of Junking

I have so enjoyed working from home and having the freedom to go junk hunting every Friday over the past year but all of that is coming to an end. I have accepted a new job and will start on Monday and therefore no more junking Fridays for me! So wanting to make the most of my last Friday I set out to find some treasures. The only estate sale listed did not seem to be my kind of junk but I went anyway. I am glad I did because I found this old Tom's store display rack and I just love it! It will be great to use in my office or sewing room for storage. The shelves can be adjusted to sit straight or at an angle (notice the two bottom shelves are set at an angle and the top shelves are straight).

 I also picked up a couple of Calvin and Hobbes books (who doesn't love Calvin and Hobbes!).

The next stop was a rummage sale at a Church downtown. I was hoping for lots of good stuff to dig through but it was pretty sparse. The only purchase at this sale was an old ammo box. I will most likely use this in my son's room.

On a whim I stopped at a thrift store that I had never been to before and after poking around for a bit I found what I am calling the Doll Graveyard! Lots of doll body parts. Some very creepy!

An my last stop was the Goodwill, I hardly ever go in there anymore but I had a few minutes to kill before my hair appointment. I found some honeycomb bells and that was it.

So not the best junking day, but I was really happy to find the Tom's rack. I am not sure how going back to work full time outside of the home is going to work out with my blogging, Facebook and Etsy. I am hoping to keep things going but I'm sure I will have to slow down just a bit. I have really enjoyed the time I have had over the past year to devote to these things that I love so much but you gotta do what you gotta do! The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful opportunity and I am excited to get started with my new employer on Monday. I just know it's going to be great!

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and found some wonderful vintage treasures!