"Gonna Take a Sentimental Journey..."

Along the junkin' road my friend and me find many items that tug on the heart strings...allows us to remember long forgotten items from childhood...items that have been restyled, recycled, reclaimed"Gonna take a sentimental journey...to renew old memories..."

Those things that make me cry out...I spent many long nights on a "rotary dial" phone!! ("Looooong before 'texting' was in our vocabulary," my friend says)

Quilts from my Mema's...ahhhh the wonderful memories of pricking my fingers trying to get the stitches small enough!!  And now recycling old quilts for pillows! (These were in my "spot" at Encore Resales but have already sold!  Yaaaay!!)

My friend found this clever use for an old cart...

 (Elizabeth Ann's in Encore Resales)

Tables...beautiful old lumber reclaimed...

(Cottage Chic & a Little Antique in Chelsea Antiques and Decorators' Mall)

"Gotta take a Sentimental Journey...Sentimental Journey Home"  (sung by Doris Day)

Have you been on a sentimental journey lately?  Please share! 

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




Good Day, y'all!! Even though the wind is blowing steadily off the water I've been able to get a lot of work (preparation for upcoming planting) accomplished!!  Whew!!  I know that we will have a few (hope, hope) more nights of cold, almost freezing temps, but I can't help but get excited about planting!!

When the stores and markets are displaying their spring wares I get excited about all the color...

I really like the old clay pots but these ceramic ones are so cute...

Are you getting excited about planting season too?

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



Old Wicker, brings to mind...

I have a love for old wicker!  It reminds me of many happy days spent at my grandparents' home.  My friend will tell you quickly that I can not pass up a piece of wicker anything; especially if it is a good buy!!  I have in my possession an old wicker loveseat that belonged to my grandparents and an old wicker rocking chair that once sat on the front porch at my great-uncle's home!  (there's that pack rat tendency coming out again!!)

Imagine my excitement (giddy that's the word for it!) when last winter I found three pieces of cane and wicker...two chairs and one loveseat!  So I stored them over the long cold, rainy, snowy winter and waited!  When the warm temperatures appeared recently I brought them out, spruced them up with paint and new pillows and was ready to put them out on my porch!  Oh no!  That was not to be...for you see I already have a porch packed with wicker, iron and glass!!  No more room!  (imagine a really sad face here...:( ...)  Soooo

I placed them in my "spot" at Encore Resales...

Pretty huh??

It was with a mixture of sadness and happiness when I received the call...your wicker has sold!!!  Oh well...the HUNT is on, my friend!!!

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


(soooo enjoy reading your comments!)


I'm always looking for more ways to use the old shutters that so many have removed from their homes! Now I'm not talkin' about the plastic kind but real, "shore nuf" wooden shutters!!  My friend and me have built  shelves, bookcases, message boards, jewelry keepers...all out of shutters!

But my favorite way to use the old shutters is...on my porch!

 My friend attached them at the top so I may slide them open too!

They filter the bright sun...block most of the wind and rain...provide a degree of privacy...Love it!!  (One of these days I may get around to painting them but for now I love the old peeling paint on both sides!)

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


(How have you reclaimed old shutters?  Leave a comment)


Starstruck...Legendary Steve Young in Concert!!

Along the junkin' road we sometimes have the opportunity to hear great music! (another passion!!) This past weekend was one of those times! The legendary, singer, songwriter, guitarist Steve Young was in concert in a local establishment!

On stage...

Mr. Young's most recognized song is from the Eagles 'Seven Bridges Road' (which amazingly enough was a true road out of Montgomery, Alabama!!)  Other notable ones are 'Lonesome, On'ry and Mean' and 'Montgomery in the Rain' (which has a huge cult following in Europe of all places!)

Steve Young was born in Georgia, raised throughout the South, lived in NYC Greenwich area, settled for a time in California and was a vital force behind the "outlaw movement" that gave support to Waylon and Hank Jr.

Pictured in this photo is Jimmy Warren, Young, and Herb Trotman (not outlaws!)

Well ya never know where the road will take my friend and me...

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


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