back yard junk attack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh…and my 100th post!!!


and a whole bunch of other super cute stuff too!!!!!!!! i can’t stop buying crap. when it rains, it pours. right? who else gets nuts besides me????? does anyone else do the amount of shopping i do????? between a fab find day at the g.w. bins yesterday ($46 worth of stuff….17 VINTAGE HATS, 15 SHABBY CHIC CURTAIN PANELS, and a whole bunch of other stuff!!!) and belton market days today, i’m fit to be had. i’m stuffed. like a big tummy after an enormous thanksgiving meal….just like it. meaning….6 hours later, i’m ready for seconds. ya know???? you eat and eat, nap, then eat again!!! that’s how i feel. full, but always ready for seconds when the junking hunger comes back.

i managed to hit a really great yard sale today as well….a hug box o crap for $5. can’t beat it!!! lots of rose plates for a dime, 10 cute vintage pieces of girl clothing for $1, a great pink tray for 25cents, a start of a fun shell wreath for a song and some other odds and ends. crazy. i know. i will get pics soon.

i went to market days and found some cute goods from my fairy junk mother, miss evette. she always has the goods. great, unique items for great prices.

love all these vintage tags….the pink plate too. it was a dollar.

yummy mccoy vase with some eggs in a cup. the beaded flowers and eggs are headed to the booth monday. i must keep the pink planter. i just love it.

i also found these great tags!!!! love them. a little glitter and the word cheep and they are ready for their debut.

the lady at booth next to miss evette had some pillows i plan to make into delicious, yummy vintage junk pillows. should be cute.

i got a box of junk linens as well….collages galore.

more finds…..a cute tole tray

i found this great lady statue mixed in with a HUGE display that is making it’s way to the booth monday. i will keep the lady for now. i have started collecting lady figurines. i just love them. i found a great planter on my way out of belton days, but my children were sooooooooo ready to leave, i left it there. maybe next time.

i plan on selling all these other items. i love the collage lamp, but i can’t get the dang blasted thing to go back together. i will sell it as is. i also have a great glass lamp that i will use as a hat stand. the light does not work…no cord. i cut it off, but i think it will make a great hat stand. a lot of these items i got from cindy. the paris clock came from her. i put it on a pic stand and added a glass knob to it. now it will hold jewelry or a small purse.

arek all shabbied out. it takes a real kid to lay in his mother’s collection of pink linens.

he had to have this pillow. ack. okay, whatever. i guess i’m glad he didn’t want a pillow with pink flowers on it.

and arek’s big head in one of my collages…..he is a ham. he was sooooo over all the girly stuff today. he has been talking non stop allllll day. i guess he needs some attention. poor kid. he is in his room now…alone…still talking…to his computer….loudly. zoey is asleep. has been for about 2 hours now. don’t know how she can sleep thru his shrill, high voice, but i’m glad she is. arek will be on his way to a huge slumber party tonight…soon….around kids….his own age….doing kid stuff….not shopping at yard sales and stepping all over mom’s vntage rose plates, linens, and crusty old junk.

i made this collage on a long board i found in germany. i painted it out a robin’s egg blue and glued tons of dusty, faded linens to it. added the clock face, heart and cameo (from an old box) and prism. i also glued old paper doilies to it as well. it’s very romantic, junk chic.

there is still sooooooo, soooooo much on my back porch. i found some cute, french style wallpaper, table cloth with fringe, lots of smalls, candle holders i plan to paint out, the cutest retro table that is missing its top. i will paint it out, add a huge bowl to it and little wire handles on the side to hang vintage towels. can’t wait to see how it turns out. i also found some paint by number poppies, a yellow planter, cute vintage xmas goodies, a broken glass lamp…will be some kind of project, and some orange vintage tea cups i hung outside for halloween. i just hung them up….on a cup hook in my front yard. like a bird feeder or wind chime. sure my neighbors are scratching their heads as we speak.

i will get some photos later of some other goodies i found. i am pleased with my purchases. i am overwhelmed, but i am sooo excited. i think i got all inspired last night when i was reading this new blog. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BLOG…..SOOOOOOOOO my kindred spirit of a lady….her mind works the way mine does. always searching, always creating, but she lives in england, so her treasures are real treats. i spent some time in england years ago. i won a scholarship to oxford for a summer ( i think i was about 32 at the time. yes, still in college. don’t ask) and i fell in LOVE with the flea markets. i was supposed to spend my time there studying the history of oxford, but instead, i concentrated more on the history of the pubs and flea markets instead. hey…. what’s a girl to do???? i was sooooo blown away by the pure beauty of that country. amazing. not to mention all the vintage stuff i dragged back across the pond with me. even way back then….i was junkin. on a plane. during a summer college course. fun. oh….here is the blog link

oh yes….THIS IS MY 100TH POST.  thanks to all of you that read this silly thing and support me. really. i’ve had a lot of fun. there is sooo much stuff in the world that is important…real life stuff happening that takes BIG TIME precedence over this silly little life of mine. it’s nice to know that there are some of you that read this and enjoy it. it really means a lot to me to indulge in some time everyday to write down some thoughts and show some pictures of what i love to do. thanks again.

you all have a great weekend. enjoy the weather. i take advantage of this gorgeous weather. i try not to take it for granted. it’s rare to have such perfect weather in texas. i am thankful. my junk is thankful. my kids really don’t care either way. they just step over the rusty, dusty junk and all the pretty plates and planters on my porch…rain or shine.




Filed under project corner, thrift circus!!, vintage finds

6 responses to “back yard junk attack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh…and my 100th post!!!

  1. Rachel Knoblich

    Of course as always I love all your goodies. I made out like a bandit today at garage sales. Late in the morning for that matter. Unreal!
    Tell Arek he looks devine among his mothers pretty pink roses. Our poor boys…my kids are the only ones who will walk into somebody’s house and tell them if it’s decorated well. Funny, huh? I suppose some of that junk is headed my way? (hint, hint! LOL)
    Glad you had fun…talk soon!

  2. Ron

    Go get my son a haircut!! His hair is out of control but he is as handsome as ever. I think you have a real talent for design. I love you!!

  3. terrylee

    you did GREAT at the belton market days. i wanted to go, but it was hubby’s birthday … and junking wasn’t on his agenda! ha!

    good to see you at the barn friday. you made out like a bandit there too! love those vintage hats!!! now do your magic, girlfriend!! 🙂

    oh. my. gawd. LOVE LOVE LOVE the collage with the cameo on the board from germany!!! pure magic. how do you do it?!?! and don’t say “craziness”!! ha!

    now take a deep breath and get some rest!! 🙂

    nurse terry lee

  4. Cindy

    WOW! Love the English lady’s blog and now my mind is reeling with ideas!

    AS always, your creations are amazing and I love them all!


  5. OMG girl…you got a load of stuff! I am so wishing that I lived closer to you…I’d be shopping all the time!

    I love that pink clock…and the pillows…and the linens! I had to laugh at Arek…laying in the rose linens!

    No Zoey…:( Your kids are adorable!


  6. lisa nichols

    Congrats on your 100th. I love reading your blog and keeping up with all of your junking. I miss you being here in Columbus and hearing about all of the good junk you got from Montgomery. I bet he misses you.
    Arek looks more like you everyday. Just as handsome as ever. Keep blogging. Please email Mike. He said he never hears from you.


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