Thursday, December 29, 2016

Will I find my junkin' Spirit this year?

Poor little neglected blog.
I haven't completely given up on being a junk dealer despite the fact that the last three or four attempts to have a shop or a booth just didn't pan out for me.
Junkin' is still in my blood and it seems that every year around this time, my mind starts conjuring up ideas to revive my treasure huntin' spirit!

Did I end up with any wonderful vintage or cool treasures in the last year?
Not much to share but I did find a vintage Playschool Lincoln Logs set, a couple of salt shakers, a tiny perfume bottle, a few vintage valentines, some zinc lids and some flatware, and a two awesome cool metal recipe boxes.

So, my big plans for the new year include getting out and digging for lots of good junk  and to maybe, just maybe find a booth to rent or possibly set up at one of the local flea markets that a few of our small towns are trying to revive. Weee sounds like a whole lot of fun to me!!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Turning 52

Okay, well, I turn 52 in a few more hours.
Melissa over at Granny's Hoard posted 37 things we may not know about her in honor of
her 37th birthday, so I thought I would do the same.
So here goes...................
  1. I grew up in a very small town with a population of only 400.
  2. I totally hated school
  3. I stutter when I talk too fast
  4. I love to binge watch the Waltons and Gilmore Girls
  5. I dream of living in a town like Stars Hollow
  6. I spent the first 12 years of my working life as a waitress
  7. I have owned a consignment shop, an antiques and collectibles shop and tried my hand at running my own Cafe.
  8. I have held at least 50 different jobs in the past 33 years
  9. My first paid job was washing windows at the tender age of 8
  10. I am terrified of lightning
  11. I am not a sports fan but I love figure skating
  12. I am a nail biter
  13. My favorite snack is warm peanuts and popcorn
  14. I suffer from Bipolar and ADHD
  15. I once was a feature story writer for my local newspaper
  16. I am afraid of the dark
  17. I hate to cook
  18. I love to clean
  19. I never learned how to sew
  20. I wanted to be a country singer when I was young
  21. I am double jointed in my elbows
  22. I have five siblings, three sisters and two brothers, I lost my oldest brother 31 years ago
  23. My favorite color is lavender
  24. Fall is my favorite season
  25. I would love to own a 1952 Dodge truck
  26. I can be a little bossy 
  27. I am not a very good listener
  28. I hate talking on the phone but can talk your head off in person
  29. I love coffee with lots of cream
  30. I played basketball in middle school and ran track
  31. I have met Chelsie and Bill Clinton and  Interviewed John Anderson while working for the newspaper
  32. I have been 2000 feet up in a Hot Air balloon
  33.  I love to roller skate
  34. I was a sleep walker, and dived out my bedroom window in my sleep
  35. I never did like Barbie dolls
  36. Clowns freak me out
  37. My collecting has turned into hoarding as I get older
  38. I have always been fascinated with the New England States
  39. I am a  procrastinator
  40. I love to read
  41. I have two beautiful daughter and three beautiful grandchildren
  42. I eloped when I was 18
  43. I never finished college
  44. I started a novel but never finished it
  45. I have a hard time making decisions
  46. I love Mexican food and Seafood
  47. Silas Marner was my favorite book
  48. I hate Soap Operas
  49. I would love to  meet Tanya Tucker
  50. I am most comfortable in my sweats
  51. I am afraid of bridges
  52. I am like a child on Christmas morning when it is yard sale season!!!

It will soon be a year since I set up shop in my new booth.
Sales have been pretty good despite not advertising other than 
on Facebook.

My booth is pretty much an eclectic mix of primitive items, vintage collectibles, and gently used
 stuff I think someone else might love.

I have spent the last few months dreaming about making a living selling on Ebay. 
Hey, I know several folks who do just that!!!

Anyway, here's a peek at my booth.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Junkin' along.........

Well hello there, my it's been a long, long time.

So much has changed since my last post.

I am still junkin' along, just in a different place.
The little mini mall where I used to have
 my booth sold to a new owner last year,
and the new owner decided she did not want
any vendors so we all had to move
out and find new places to peddle our wares.

That was Feb. 2014. By the time April rolled around we found a new place to set
up shop.

Well, it just so happened that an old restaurant building was up for rent.
Lot's of roon for a few vendors, great parking and amazing location.

The new place is called Reed's Trading Post and my daughter and son in-law
rented the building where we sell all kinds of cool secondhand goods.

From lawn and garden items, to bicycles, cars
and RV's to antiques, collectibles, vintage and primitive decor,
the shop has something for everyone's taste.

This is the new place.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thinking "INSIDE" the box..........

That table I have been sanding on all summer is still a work in progress. 
I did learn the wood is walnut, and I initially planned to sell the table, 
but since I sold my vintage enamel top dinette set, 
I reckon I am gonna have to get the project table finished and keep it a while.

In other news I have finally moved from the teeny-tiny porch booth to an inside booth at the mini mall.
I have lots of tweaking to do, but the booth space has good potential. 
 By far the most difficult part of this summer was saying goodbye to my dear sweet mommy.
We lost her on September 7 from complications of COPD.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sanding away

Here's my latest project.
I helped out at the Mini Mall and the lady gave me this table.
It's a drop leaf, heavy, and right now, pretty dang U.G.L.Y.

So, everyday after I come home from the teeny-tiny shop, I sand
on this table. Someday I will get it finished.

I had totally forgotten I even had this antique dog wall hanger/candle holder.
I used to help house clean for an elderly lady several years ago. When she passed away, my aunt inherited her estate. This came from the attic so I know it is pretty old. I painted it black.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Turn of Events..................

Turns out that nice building we had for a shop is now completely empty.
Some of our junk finds we sold at the local flea market, but most we
sold at our yard sale.

 Let me tell ya, I cringed every time we sold a good piece of
fantastic junk at yard sale prices!!

The family has decided to put the property up for sale.
So, now I am on to a new place to sell my cool junky/vintage/retro stuff.
Oh well, the new place is much closer to home, and even within walking distance,
but is much, much, much smaller.

And where is it I am going this time?
                                                        The Mini-Mall on East Water Street
Mr. Junkin' Disorderly will have his Leather Shop inside the far end of the mall, and me, well, I guess I get to set up out on the porch...

I did hide away some of the best junk so the dealers who came to our yard sale
couldn't get all my 'good junk" for dirt cheap...

Like the cool wooden ladder that I plan to paint red.
                     And this old window, (Anyone know how to get the black paint off the glass?)
and this retro, wooden, metal school chair
and the retro desk the chair is perched on.
I squirreled away some other nifty stuff too.
Such as this dang cool vintage 1964 Coleman Camp Stove!!
In a few days,  when I get my teeny-tiny little spot set up
I will post more pics.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Fillin up fast

Well, the shop is starting to fill up with some cool vintage stuff plus some
well made secondhand furniture. Here is how things look so far.
This here is our Christmas Corner. Lots of lights in those totes. Snowman with blue hat is SOLD.

Imma lovin that old ladder, but the boss won't let me have it.

Cool rusty, crusty, chippy vintage scales

Yellow and Geen Bowl is vintage Pyrex

Yankee Clipper Sled!! $30.00

Some cool old bottles, they do need a good bath

 Me and oldest child could not find a job so Lee-Roy built us our own place to work!!

Rock  from the 80's.

Some more 80's rock music