Vintage and Thrifty Finds

Out and about on the junkin' road again this week with my friend and me.  And we found some new places to explore too.  Have y'all checked out any consignment stores lately?  Pretty good stuff and really good prices comparatively speaking!  One of our local 'thrift' stores has tripled its selling prices! Ouch!!  So I was happy to find this little spot...(really not little, two levels, chocked full!!)

Of course it had many of the designer brand named clothing, shoes, purses, belts... but upstairs I found the home goods! WOW!!  So many items!  Where to start?  Is it callin' my name...take me, take me!

Now I love the painted furniture but sometimes I like to find pieces that just need a good cleaning and very little TLC!!
This oak side chair can be used in so many places in the home...office, bedroom, kitchen, dining...

Notice the detail.  It is a reproduction of an antique chair but it does have some age on it. (Have you heard that before..meaning it is an older reproduction, probably made USA.)  I like the way it is featured here beside a faux fireplace.

In the next room I found this little bench!

It is in original condition, mahogany finish, some wear and tear but overall looks great!  I would recover the seat cushion but that is easy enough to do.
We called this piece of furniture a gossip bench because one was able to sit comfortably and talk on the telephone. I remember watching the old movies and seeing a gossip bench!  I never had one growing up at home but I've been able to buy and then sell several benches since then.

And just look what is sitting on top of the the first shelf...a rotary dial telephone!

(Do you see the price?  $85.00 Is this a good price, too much, too cheap?  I don't know because I do not see these very often in my area.)

I was excited to find this little consignment shop.  And I will share more finds with you later.  My friend and me had a great time and plan to visit often!! You never know what you will find as the merchandise continually changes!

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!


Join the party...



From Old to New Lamps

"The  sky is fallin', the sky is fallin'..." 
No, no not Henny Penny!

                                            (wikipedia, Henny Penny, Chicken Little)

But I did wake up to this...

That's right!! Cloudy, rainy, dreary...ugh!

What to do?  I've been tied up with family obligations (not that I'm complaining as I love being involved with my family!)  But I so needed some ME time!  You've been there haven't you?  Just desire some time to relax and do things you like to do but don't always get to do them?  Well that's how I felt today. So this weather was not cooperating with my plans.  I wanted to paint one of the small tables I found recently.  What to do, what to do?

 Sooooo,  (light bulb moment!!)  road trip!!  If today I couldn't create then I could admire the creations of others!!
My friend and me dropped by an antiques' mall and enjoyed a carefree afternoon!

We found lots of primitives.  I really like to find old jugs, crocks, and so on.

Beautiful...even with all the imperfections, wear and tear, the vessels are really artistically beautiful!

Next we uncovered these...
Can't you just see this in a keeping room...

Now this jug would look great at the lake...

Even though I would hesitate to drill holes into a fabulous vintage piece I don't think these pieces were in perfect condition!  But now they have made lovely lamps! 

When my friend and me left the mall the sun was out and best of all " the sky wasn't fallin'!!"

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!


Partying today with...


The Birthplace of the King and a Flea

That's the king of rock and roll...Tupelo, Mississippi, the childhood home of Elvis Presley!

                                            (Presley promotional photo, 1954, Sun Records)

Recently my friend and me were in Tupelo and stopped by to visit Elvis's childhood home. He was born January 8, 1935, to Gladys and Vernon Presley in this two-room house.

His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn leaving Elvis Aaron to go up an only child.  He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee,  in 1948.  Elvis graduated in Memphis from Humes High School in 1953. In 1954, he started his singing career with the legendary Sun RecordsAnd as they say the rest is history...

                                       (photo; wikipedia, promotional Jailhouse Rock, 1957)

Just to think it all started in this small two room house in northeast Mississippi!

Many have written about Elvis...his childhood, his family, his acting career, his music career, his life and death.

                                                    (photo, Aloha from Hawaii, wikipedia)

No one can deny the mark Elvis made on the world!

Another destination is the Tupelo Gigantic Flea Market and Craft Show.  A very interesting place to spend a few hours every 2nd weekend of the month!

Many small business owners set up booths each month at the Flea Market.  I invite you to visit this market covering 3 buildings and of course outdoors.  There are surprises everywhere!

Have you visited any "celebrity" places lately?

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!


Partying with...


It's That Time

Count down has started!  Tonight is the night!  NOLA is humming!  Crowds are pushing!  People are rushing!
Sides are chosen!  Men are suited up!  Game plan is settled!

Tonight one team will leave the victor in a hard fought battle..."The Battle on the Bayou"...tonight one team will receive the much cherished crown...the crystal football...BCS National Champions!!

Of course "I bleed crimson and white!"  As a proud graduate, The University of Alabama holds my heart!

As I yell and scream Roll Tide Roll, I remember that this is a game, played by young men who probably want to win more than I do!

Tomorrow I will still be good friends with all my LS who?...LSU fans!

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!


Gift-Away Winner

Announcing the winner in the 100+ gift-give away...


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Again thank you to all my friends!

When I started this blog it was with the encouragement of the hubby.  Who knew anyone would enjoy reading the escapades of a junkin' girl raised in the south!  I wanted to share our travels, our passion for antiques, the trials of reviving an old piece of junk, our interest in music, new found places, foods, restaurants, basically our love for life! I have loved the journey and my hope is you have too!

I've made new friends all across the world.  I've shared their interests and got a peek into their lives too!  I've joined parties and magazine challenges.  I've looked at the world around me in new and exciting ways.

Please continue to leave me those little comments that I so love to read.  Continue to travel with my friend and me as we go down the junkin' road!

Have a Blessed Day!!


(loving this gift-give away...more to come!! LOL)