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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fasten Your Seat Belts

Look who came home with me.
Precious cargo. A seat belt was a must.
Extra large and heavy.

And such a great price. It's worth 10 times the price I paid for it.
We bought it from Jeff at the flea market. We've bought from him before.
He didn't want to have to load this back up and take it home. Thus, the low price.

I'm keeping this piece and may use it as a prop for my soaps.
Yes, I'm thinking of adding old time soap to our shop.
I'm playing with the idea so we'll see.
And this will look fabulous in my dining room.

I haven't posted forever here.
I've been over to my Old Time Farmhouse blog.
And the month of June was difficult for me. 
I posted about it here.

I'm taking a blogging break from Old Time Farmhouse.
I may do the same here or I may pop in once in awhile to show some pickins I've come across. As you can imagine, my summer schedule is full.

So I hope y'all fasten your seat belts and enjoy your summer ride.
And roll those windows down while you're at it to enjoy the summer breeze.
Happy pickins to ya!!!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Odds & Ends and Good Junk

Have you ever found an old junk shop unexpectedly?
A shop with odds & ends and good junk?

It happened to us yesterday when leaving a flea market.
It's a flea market that is only held twice a year.
We found some great items there for the shop. And for me, of course.

When leaving the flea market, we decided to go a different route home.
So glad we did as we spotted some rustic junk scattered all about this wonderful small shop just down the road from the flea market.

You might know the kind of shop...
really tight spaces, you have to dig through it all, and you come out filthy when you're done.

And it is all so worth every minute of it.
We also had a good time talking with Frank, the owner. He's quite a character.
I know I'll be going back again to dig and find more good junk. 
In Frank's words...'Odds & Ends and Good Junk' to describe his shop.

Here's hoping you had a wonderful, long weekend and that you had a chance to go pickin', too. Till next time, have a good one!


Monday, May 13, 2013

Auction Picks

Hey all you pickers out there!
Did you find anything over the weekend?
We went to an auction across the lake from us.
Cutest little log home and a nice selection to bid on.

We walked away with some pieces for us and some for resale.
The white rockers are on our front porch.
The cabinet with the porcelain top is for me.
I have no idea where it will go, but I'll find a spot for it soon.
Would you believe I only paid $30 for that cabinet?

So happy that pickin' season is in full swing again!
Aren't you?


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pickin' Barn Wood

Poor ole' guy.
He's old and falling apart.
At my age, I can understand that.

We gathered up some of the wood over the weekend.
Barn wood is not a new passion of mine.
I've obsessed over it for years...37 years to be exact.
It all started with a friend's barn back then. 
We picked the wood and made some projects.

So the obsession continues.
And so do the projects.

Just wondering...what do you think of barn wood?


Friday, April 26, 2013

Coming or Going

This looks like a good haul full of pickins' that is coming into our home. 
But actually, these items are going out.
But just temporarily.

There's a family wedding next month.
It will be a vintage affair and down on the farm.
How fun!

I told my nephew and his bride to be to come on over and shop my basement.
We had a good time while they enjoyed digging through the goodies we have stored.
By the time we were all finished, we had a good sized truck load.

I can't wait to see it all come together as they have some great ideas.
I'll take lots of pictures and I'll share them here. Promise.

But for now...have a pickin' cool weekend! 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hit or Miss

When you go pickin', it can be a hit or miss adventure. Ya never know.
Fortunately, this weekend was a hit.
Here's a peek...

And a little closer...

Fun stuff...

All for the shop...

Except for that big, beautiful, blue bottle in the crate.
I'm not keeping it for myself. It will be a gift.
You may call me crazy, but my granddaughter will be turning 1 next month.
I've been looking for a special bank for her before she was even born.
This will be perfect to house the change we give her.

She will have her first vintage piece.
I know I'd be thrilled if someone gave one to me for my birthday.
Wouldn't you want one?


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pickin' Season

It's almost here in full force! Pickin' season! Yes!
Spring weather is (almost) here so let the festivities begin and the treasures be found. 
Just wanted to show some goodies that we found recently.
We always have crates. I think we should have named our shop 'Crates R Us".
But I must say...I'm likin' those signs.

What about you?
Have you started any serious treasure hunting with the season now warming up?


Friday, March 29, 2013

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