okay…as promised…here are some pictures of some of the treasures i collected on my trip. i paid more than i wanted to for some of them, then shipped some home ($$$$), then smuggled the rest back in my luggage ($cost$80). did i really get cheap treasures or just bad junking investments? are these bargains worth resale now? of course they are. a junk shopper has to do what a junk shopper has to do. what is that???? well, shop of course. bargains or not. then sell them and let other enjoy them. i found some really cute stuff.
take this suitcase for example. i spent about $6 for her.
she’s completely vintage and i actually checked her in for my returning flight. oh..i must have scared those poor security people silly, because this is what i found inside when i got home and opened her up…….a security inspection note. bet those folks were surprised to find a bunch of silly vintage linens, lace, rose covered bling and froo froo girly stuff inside. what else did they expect to see in a vintage suitcase with a piece of red lace tied around the handle?
here is a sampling…besides the photos above…of what i smuggled back from my trip…..shells, lace and angels….
big o bowl of pearls for less than $5. score!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
roses book for $1. pretty rose lamp for $3.50. love the doily in the background. found that at an estate sale.
my sister in law gave me this adorable, shabby pink framed baby picture. i love it!! it was on its way curbside and i couldn’t let it go out there….no way!! also found the doilies for a song.
here are some great candle sticks with prisms…one on right was $1 and the other $3. i also found some sconces like them, but didn’t take a pic. they were about $2 each. i plan to do something cute with them all. the sconces can be rewired to work, but i might just turn them into candle holders.
these goodies are on their way home via the postal service. i found these jewels for almost nothing!!! i love the homemade angel pin. it’s total whimsy. someone really thought this one out; it’s so staged, but it’s so homemade. the yellow rose earrings are so fragile and lovely. the rusian pin is hand painted and signed. it is awesome. it was $1.
here is a box of random stuff from different shopping trips. cups for $1, cups for $3, large s&p shakers with silver lids, linens, a big starfish for 50 cents, the cutest doll cup ($1) and the jewels.
here is a better shot of the cute cup! also found the great old big ben clock. can’t remember how much i spend on her…maybe $3. not sure. doesn’t matter. she went into my collection.
i have more pics coming when the rest of the bling gets into town!
zoey and i got matching butterfly paint ons at one of the yard sales we went to. it was a church yard sale…lots and lots of great stuff cheap……and free face and body painting!!!! can’t beat that.
besides shopping, we went to the local fair. it’s huge!!! it’s the montgomery county agricultural fair. i used to go to it every year during my childhood. lots of rides, food, animals and freak shows. the best and arek was totally in his element. he had a blast.
this is a tree, but i’m not sure i’m buying it……arek didn’t mind. he was just happy to be at the fair.
while on this trip, zoey took an interest in dressing herself. seriously. this is what i got from that. i know this is in poor taste, but these are clean and she was very proud of her efforts. you go girl.
it made us all very nuts. by the second week, my mom started going a little bonkers…..i know what you are thinking….how long is arek going to wear the same shirt?????? oh well…better than undies on his head.
oh…is my mom paris chic? does she know how cottage cool she is? i doubt it. you are cottage cool mom.
by the end of the trip, things settled down. zoey started to really enjoy opera…arek too. here is zoey being wooed by soothing music. i’m sure 5 seconds after this was over, she was licking my mom’s armoire mirror and pulling the cat around by his big fluffy tail.
it was so super good for the soul to get away and visit with family and friends. it was a challenge to fly with two kids…one a lap child, one loud child, but it was well worth the effort. mom….i had a great time. i had fun watching the olympics, all the operas, the bbc’s keeping up appearances and all those episodes of preschool shows. thanks for all your hospitality and patience. sorry i couldn’t stop opening windows and lighting candles. i am a creature of habit. i think it’s a scorpio trait. i’ll blame it that anyway.
bloggers, i’m cleaning my shed this wednesday with a fellow junking friend. it should be interesting. look for those adventures this week. ack. how many junkers does it take to fill a storage shed? uh..duh…one. how long do i have?
stay safe from the hurricanes and don’t let all the cute stuff blow out of the yard.