April 12, 2014

Junk Bonanza



I drove over to the Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, Minnesota this afternoon. The event is located just minutes from my home, yet I had never experienced this event until today.

Summary in a nutshell:  Very, very busy, interesting and fun.



Have a great weekend!

March 15, 2014

Shoes and more!



These shoes have got to be my favorite all-time treasure.  I found them last week at a cute vintage shop that specializes in European decor.  The shop was packed with very ornate furniture, pretty silver pieces, framed pictures and gorgeous clothing.  

Here are a few more finds from last week......


Two charming old books....Lucile by Owen Meredith and The Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allen Poe. 


 A set of pretty embroidered napkins


Pyrex Dish



Old Framed Picture


 Doll Cradle and pretty Vera Scarf


Another Mother/Child Print


and a metal lantern.  
 I scrubbed-off a lot of rust and removed chunks of wax from the interior.  I think it looks pretty nice now.  I love the detail.

Well, our snowman has melted, so that means spring must be here, right?  No going back :)

I am linking up with Sir Thrift a Lot


Until next time.............

March 6, 2014

Big Score!

Just popping-in with a few "finds" from the last few days!






This is the first vintage tablecloth I have found in months!!




  
Big score!  Ethan Allen telephone bench!  I love these!!


Hope you are out finding great treasures!!


March 2, 2014

Why?

Why do we like what we like?  Why do we collect certain treasures, but not others? 
 There are a lot of theories, aren't there?


I found some cute plastic cake decorations at an antique store a few weeks ago.  Some were baseball players and the others were these teenagers.  I enjoy watching baseball, but can part with the baseball players fairly easily.  As a matter of fact, I transferred them to my booth in hopes of a sale.  The teenagers, however, I can't seem to part with right now.  Why? 




February 15, 2014

Tammy

I purchased this Barbie case at a recent estate sale for $3.50.  It is dated 1962 and in pretty nice condition.  I love the bright red color and cute graphics.  I found a Tammy doll inside, rather than Barbie, along with a few pieces of Tammy's wardrobe, a jewelry-size box full of shoes, a plastic white stand and a few other accessories.  


 The owner had written  "Tammy"  on a piece of masking tape to cover the Barbie name on the front of the case!  I removed the tape, but I think she must have been a very resourceful and detailed young lady!


This is the first Tammy doll I have seen in person, so I will probably hang-on to her even though I'm not a doll collector.



Something to look forward to:  An exhibit entitled,  "Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s," will be featured at our History Center at the end of May. I can't wait!!

Take care~



February 14, 2014

February 10, 2014

The Making of a Lady

Did you happen to catch, "The Making of a Lady," on PBS last night?  It received mixed reviews, however, I really enjoyed it.  It had the perfect amount of  "creepiness" for me!  I think I will try to track down a copy of the book.


I am heading out to hunt for treasures.  Have a great day!
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