Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Picking Overlords Made Me Work For The Junk Today

 I did followed all of the rules.  I did my housework last night.  I planned out my route in advance.  Got gas.  Got cash.  Headed out this morning for some much-anticipated junking.  Big sigh.
 I did not come home empty-handed, as you can tell, but the Picking Overloads did not make it easy for me.  In fact, it felt sort of like they were kicking over trash cans to slow me down every step of the way. (First new flamingo I have added to my collection in several years.)
 Maybe it is because Portland was anticipating the first 90 degree day of the Summer.  It seemed that no matter which route I took I encountered a street fair and road closure.  (Brand new vintage, with tags, Little Jane organza full apron.)
 Now, had I been headed to street fairs, I would have been quite delighted to find there were so many, however, I was headed to estate sales. (Carded buttons, patterns and a pair of sweet crochet hot pads.)
 My car proclaimed it was not 90 degrees, it was 99 degrees. Thank goodness for air conditioning.  I did not know Portland has so many "unimproved" roads. I did not know a Scion xB could blow through a quarter tank of gas in one morning of junking.  (Nice pile of lace, trims and ribbons.)
 Just the sort of morning that "gets it out of your system" for the rest of the weekend.  If I go anywhere tomorrow, it will NOT be picking.  It will be a nice, clean, air conditioned antique mall!  (I haven't added a new jewelry box to my collection in a while, either.)
Peek-a-boo!  (Turquoise train case complete with the key!).
I hope the Picking Overlords are smiling down on your weekend!

11 comments:

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Looks like a pretty successful day to me. Love that jewelry box and all your trims. If you added to a collection, then it was a good day!!
Wow, I think you were warmer than we were today.

Laurie said...

Don't you hate days like that? Maybe you need to go shopping at the Button Show, instead! (I wish I was in Portland!)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

My car said 99 too...way HOT! I did not know you had a flamingo collection...will have to keep my eyes open for them. stay cool

Annette said...

At least those picking overlords didn't prevent you completely from getting a great haul! The dress pattern looks vaguely familiar. My mother made most of mine and my sisters clothes when we were younger. This might have been something she made. Can't remember for sure. I blame the memory lapse on the heat! :(

Andy's Attic said...

Love the picture of the train case with your image in the mirror!! I think you did well...I didn't go anywhere yesterday..stayed in the cool house.

Barbara said...

The harder you work for it, the more you like it - right? I saw that the Pacific NW was having a heat wave and I was shocked! I actually think I'm getting used to 90s. Just glad I don't have to get used to 100s like so many of my blog friends are.

Jewels said...

ha ha - i was thrifting too this weekend and the weather was horrid. Fortunately I knew what I was after - vintage china from England - and my favorite Sally Ann in Ontario, Canada did not fail me. You certainly had a good haul!

vintage grey said...

Looks like you came home with some pretty goodies!! Love the sneaky photo of you! ;) xo Heather

Into Vintage said...

My junking here was similar to yours -- lots of stuff but not a lot of the right stuff. And I followed the rules as well! The heat has definitely thrown things out of whack, I think.

Ms. Redo said...

It's so much fun, isn't it?! but honestly, if I'd been there, all the street fair attendees would have to get out of my way ;)

CATHY said...

Yo always have great finds - looks like lots of buttons!