Monday, October 31, 2011

SOOOO Behind in Everything

I've been in California for the past 6 days.  My daughter, who graduated from USC in May, got a full-time job in Los Angeles.  Being employed is a great thing in this economy; knowing my daughter will be far away is difficult.  Can't wait until Thanksgiving to see my girl again!

Planning on the flea market this weekend.  Also, planning to catch up on photographing my mountain of treasures and sharing them with you in the near future.  Don't give up on me, my promises will eventually become reality!

Happy Halloween! 


Friday, October 21, 2011


I had a fun time looking for and buying treasures yesterday and today!  Last night, I supported a church sale.  Today, I visited 2 Goodwill stores and a Savers store.  In total, I bought 25 items (18 for the to-be-sold pile, 7 for me).  I am happy to say that my wallet is only a tiny bit lighter- prices were very reasonable. Pictures to follow- hopefully, tomorrow. 

How has your thrifting been this week?  Any thrifting plans for tomorrow? 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Goodies from the garage

I've made a a pact with myself to get my JunkStuffTreasures organized.  So, the back of my minivan is filled with things for Goodwill.  I've decided that I don't want to host any more garage sales if the merchandise is family/kids/household stuff.  I really want to concentrate on the collectibles which I feel compelled to purchase.  Goodwill is the lucky(?) recipient of my junk! 

Here are a few goodies I unearthed in the garage: 2 lovely glass dishes and 2 shot glasses (Gilley's of Pasadena Texas, and Mike's Bar of Minneapolis- with an old format phone number).

It's Autumn!

The weather has been lovely here in northern Illinois.  For the last week, we've been treated to an Indian summer.  I started my outdoor decorating.  Lovely mums, a pumpkin, and potted helenium (a tall orange-yellow perennial- not yet blooming) sit on both sides of the front entrance.  I'm still working on filling an old wooden cart with a variety of pumpkins, gourds, grasses, and mums.  I love this time of year- the weather and the colors make me happy!   

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Excited about these finds!

Found all these great items last weekend!  My haul includes: a never used New Mexico tablecloth (card table size), a handkerchief (my weakness), a "Vera" scarf, 8 Kentucky Derby glasses (all different years), a "Sands Las Vegas" ashtray, a small pressed-glass dish, a pencil-by-number fishing picture, and 4 flowerpots (another weakness) labeled Brush, Haegar, Shawnee and UP Co.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Flea Market Goodies!

What a beautiful day it was today!  Full sunshine, fall temperatures- perfect for a flea market outing.  I bought alot of items- some to keep, some to re-sell (whenever I get that started).  In total, I bought 33 items for a total of $34.50!!!  I'll keep the 5 pieces of pottery, 2 Kentucky Derby glasses, 2 calendar towels, and 11 hankies. 

These items will go into the "to be sold" pile: eight ashtrays (2 plastic, 3 glass, and 3 pottery), a wooden "wife" sign, a hammered aluminum serving dish, a divided glass dish, a syrup(?)/milk pitcher (clear with eagles around the bottom), and one Derby glass.

Can't believe I actually photographed and posted today's finds.  More treasures to share...I promise to get them cleaned/photographed/posted!  Have a great week, friends!

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