Monday, June 1, 2009

Everyone loves garage sales, don't they?

Well, I have to say I LOVE garage sales. And congrats to Cassie and Andrea who each hit a jackpot of awesome treasures! I did a little bumming around this weekend myself, and although I didn't find things as sweet as theirs, I did find a few fun items. That's the thrill of the hunt right there...you just never know what's going to be around the corner!
On my morning ventures I had begun to get a bit discouraged. The item of the day seemed to be clothing, and I had not come across any furniture, silver, or good "junky" junk. Then by chance I turned a corner and came across a sale tucked back in an alley. I found this wonderful antique carpenters trunk. I bargained with the seller for a deal on the trunk, minus the tools that were in it. We quickly came to a deal and started to unload the trunk. After asking where I was from, he then asked..."Do you know JUNK FEST?" I quickly replied..."I AM JUNK FEST!!" (1/4 of it anyway) He was thrilled, I was thrilled. It's so rewarding to run into our fans when we're out and about. This gentleman and his wife were vendors in our flea market last year and can't wait to "flea" with us again!My sister was so sweet to do a little junk shopping for me too. She found a cute treadle base and a great writing desk. She'll have to come over and help me transform these into "junk" treasures!

The postage scale was another favorite find of the day. And the vintage hacksaw is tiny and oh so cute!! I couldn't resist.

I can see some chalkboards in my future. These frames are each sweet in their own way.

This chandelier just couldn't be ignored. It's seen a few hard times but has some gorgeous details and deserves another chance to shine.

I'm so glad so many of you lurkers are finally commenting!! We've anxiously been waiting to meet you!!

13 comments:

  1. love it all! that chandelier is screaming to be junkdafied (yes that's a made up word) ;)

    great stuff!

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  2. I,too, love chandelier! Amazing what a can of spray paint and a little love can do! Whoo, hoo!

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  3. I think you found some awesome junk ! The scale is too cool. You girls are gonna rock it at JunkFest 09'!! Happy junking jojo

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  4. Looks like you had a little fun yourself! The postage scale is AWESOME...it's calling my name too - can't you hear it?!!

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  5. Melissa, you are sooo right! I learned from you how to do that tease thing. Great idea! And I have fun telling things about me...goofy, past, present, whatever. That's what blogging is about, eh? LOVE the postage scales! Great stuff, girl! ~Mindy

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  6. Great stuff! I love to find those hidden treasures. Looks like great projects are in store for you with those finds. Very cool you were able to meet someone from your JunkFest market. I am going to have to check it out!

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  7. What wonderful finds! I love that chandy, too!

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  8. Melissa - good stuff girl!! I love the little scale too - and can't wait to see how the chandelier turns out! I LOVE the season too!!!

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  9. Hey Gals! Our mom has a scale fettish. She can't pass one up. Don't forget to check out our blog, we are having our first giveaway. Make sure you all enter!

    Linda & Dixie
    The Funky Junk Sisters

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  10. Hi,

    I just found your blog and I'm definitely intrigued. I'd love to hear more about the junkfest. Looks like I'll be reading all the older posts to figure out what it's all about! I do a twice yearly barn sale with five other women and love it. I also just joined a monthly barn sale and June will be my first sale there.

    We junk lovers need to stick together!

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  11. These are treasures not junk. I love the picture frames and a lot of the items you have purchased.

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  12. Great finds Missy! What a fun day you must of had. The carpenter chest is soooo very cool. My Grandpa came from Sweden and he was a Master Carpenter. Makes me think of him. Thanks for the memories.
    Gretchen

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  13. Awesome finds! LOVE the scale! I found a baby scale last month that I love (you can see it on my blog) @ http://dcp99.blogspot.com/

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