Sunday, April 13, 2014

Junk-A-Rama!

 This is a long post, dear friends, because I had a red-letter junking day on Saturday.  I hit a digger estate sale, two church rummage sales and the VOA.  The benevolent junking overlords were smiling down on me at each stop.
 I haven't tried on the screaming yellow and orange top to see if I should bother washing it yet.  If it works out, I will be easy to spot in a crowd!  The pink and green panels on the right are lace yardage. Look closely and you can see a set of two clear Lucite Christmas triptych-type screens.  I think one of them may have stay with me!
The Old Farmer's Almanac is from 1977, the year my eldest son was born.  I thought he would get a kick out of reading it.
 I never, EVER, find old gummed stickers until I hit this mother lode.  There are hundreds and they are scattered all over my desk as I type.  They are sitting in a neat mid-century pottery dish.
 Go bunny, GO!  I don't know what is chasing him but for 50 cents, I had to rescue him, along with the covered Easter egg dish.  He does have two ears, the other one is just pinned back in the wind.
 Ah, a better look at the fold out Christmas screen in this picture.  The leaping deer planter is a little chippy but, um, 25 cents...
 I do NOT collect tins and I don't know why I have so many.  I just open the back of my car and there they are.
 Pretty "Ye Old Curiosity Shoppe" dinner plate and two blue Lucite confetti candles.
 Old cloth tape measures, tomato pincushions for my collection, a button hook, crochet hat needle and thimble case, two miniature candelabras made from twisted tin, paper doilies and an old leatherette case I will use for an inspiration box.
 Hot iron transfers.  I really need to get around to listing some of these because I have quite a pile.  I'm a lot better at accumulating the junk than I am in listing it - LOL!
 Crochet doilies and sewing trims.  I know I'm supposed to be sworn off buying doilies but I walked in to the second rummage sale just as they were handing out bags and saying, everything you can put in the bag for $5.  Game on.
 Seriously GROOVY 60s tissue box and a sweet 50s sewing pattern.  There were quite a few old patterns at the digger sale but a lot of them looked like they had been through a fire and then water damaged so I passed.  That and the fact that I have at least 50 or 60 in line to be checked.  A very tedious chore.
 Got glitter!  I don't use a lot of glitter but a poke sack full of jars, all for one money at the VOA?  Just in case I need some.
 Oops, there's that tine again.  What's up with that?  Pretty pink ribbon just a little late for Easter crafting.
A-dorable crochet hot pad.   The estate sale was a serious digger sale.  I had to go back on Sunday to see what else had been revealed.  That will be the next post.
I hope you all had the junking luck on your side this weekend!

21 comments:

Into Vintage said...

Don't you just love this time of year?! The junking overlords are definitely smiling down on you. I'm having major sticker envy at the moment. (hundreds!!)

The Junque Seeker said...

Amazing haul! I would be giddy about all those stickers, and I love that tiny crocheted hat. Is it a needlebook? I found one like that last year.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! I know you had a ball! I love that little crochet dress...hot pad and did I see some Valentines in there? I have never ever found any in all my thrifting! You did great and had fun too! WOW!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You did hit a good sale!! Or sales..I should say. My heart would have beat fast at the stickers and Vogart transfers....What a fun. A good day of sales keeps me going for months!!!

Carol

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What fun finds!! You really did hit the mother load with stickers!! It's all so fun Kathy!! Have a lovely new week! xo Holly

Annette said...

You really did have some junk luck!! I was in central Oregon all week and really didn't do much junking. I just got a good fix looking at the blogs. Fun, fun finds!! Are you going to Plucky??

Annette said...

Wow and wow!! It's a little bit of everything and then some! You must have been in junking heaven!


CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

WOW you found the best stuff. Love the plate and that ceramic egg is gorgeous. I would love to treasure hunt with you. Great treasures.
Have a great week.
Hugs

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Junk a rama? I'd call this a TREASURE-RAMA!! WOW..you got some amazing stuff! I love to look at your pictures.. I would love to follow you around! Yard sales and such here just don't have stuff like this.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a junkin' load! I'm excited just looking at all your fabulous finds. Funny how those tins magically appear in your car, I have that same problem with unidentifiable rusty stuff.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I knew I was missing a good weekend here for junk and your post proves it! (I was in Minnesota at Junk Bonanza) I got home from the airport and headed right out to an estate sale. Glad you did well!

Gail Thayer said...

Wow, you did super! My finds were a mere fraction of yours but I did find some pretties that I'll try to show off sometime this week.

My Garden Diaries said...

Your finds are just outstanding! I love everything with a story and I seriously could not get over how much goodness you found!!! A wonderful week to you!!! Nicole xo

Laurie said...

I can so relate to being better at accumulating stuff than selling it, LOL! I like to use those transfer pattern papers as ephemera...esp. if they have already been used and are a bit blurred. But I am HYPERVENTILATING over your paper sticker pile -- wow!!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Whoo Hoo! How many trips to your car did it take you? You did good Cathy! Love the little potholder, crafting supplies, satin box, patterns, bunny and egg box, and those decals are wonderful too. Wow you really did well.

xo Danielle

Patty Antle said...

Oh my goodness! I love when you show us your goodies you get. Love them all - and the tins too!

vintage grey said...

Wow, you found some awesome goodies!! Good for you!! Love it all!! xo Heather

CATHY said...

you would fit right in my part of the world with that top on!

CATHY said...

and you should wear it!!

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Maureen said...

Great finds Kathy! Love the green transferware plate and the deer. Oh and the rabbit planter. Some very cool stuff!