Monday, November 03, 2008


Junking Heaven!!!

I have been on a inspirational high for the past several weeks! It all started in mid October when we went up to an auction here in Mt. Juliet on a Saturday morning. We got there at 9:00a.m. and pulled out after the 3rd truck load (you heard me right) at 4:30 p.m.!! I think Jared and I both had auction fever! I got the hatpins and holder you see above as well as the very old Victorian purse (I bought two others which have already made it to my booth). The best deal of the day was the huge early 1900's harvest table we scored for $100. It is beautiful and I almost feel bad for paying so little (almost)! What a rush!!! It was so long (almost 12ft) that I think it scared some people away. We are packing product on it now but it will have a nice place in our new house! We got a dresser for the guest bedroom, a wash stand and a beautiful primitive church pew for our side porch (among at least a dozen other pieces). Here are a few of the other things that I scored:


The old child's cabinet came from the flea market the next weekend. I plan to clean it up (bought an old set of milk glass knobs for it) and get it in my booth. It poured the first day of the flea market, but of course that didn't stop me (my polka dot rain boots came in very handy)! Found lots of stuff there too including the larger postal scale you see in the first photo and 3 others that have already made it to the booth.

Then came this weekend and the County Home Antiquing Festival and Tailgate Show. I called Jared after I walked in hyperventilating! I have never seen a collection of so many things I love in one place. It is a great show for finding that one thing you will never seen again and will love forever (you'd better- nothing is cheap)!! Bought some ironstone and brown transferware for my collection, a milk glass light fixture for our new powder room, some old store displays for our trade show booth and the primitive apothecary cabinet and time card holder you see below:


The cabinet is made up of 10 drawers I think (hard to tell here I know- it's sitting inside of the church pew here). I wanted to show how each label holder has old pharmacy labels in them. Be still my heart!! I am on restriction for large pieces right now so this was the biggest thing I could bring home! I got a handmade blackboard from an old country store as well for my new kitchen. It still has the original chalk price list on it- so amazing!


I had to re-focus today and start getting things ready for Silver Bella (so excited)!


Pretty boxes all in a row just waiting for creative play next week!!
Happy Monday!
(P.S. - there are only a few of each kit left at the site this month. Just a head's up in case you are contemplating)!



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21 comments:

Layle said...

Ahhhh. SO jealous, Jenni! What I wouldn't do to have markets like that right in my backyard. Enjoy you're super findings. I'll be sure to stop by the booth at CHA to see some of these lovelies in person :)

Michelle said...

I am DEFINITELY envious of you having that much treasure hunting in your area. Best I get is two times a year is a HUGE flea market. I need to start doing my research a little better around here to see if I can make some scores like you did! Your new house is going to be BEAUTIFUL with all your finds!

carolyn peeler said...

looks like you had fun Jenni :) Seriously, a harvest table for only $100?!! A "must-buy" indeed!

I'm really looking forward to seeing you next week!

Safe Travels

Anne Alley said...

So unfair!!!! Those pretty little boxes make me want to jump in the car, and start driving! It should only take 4 or 5 days :)
It's so funny to hear the term "junking" again! Growing up in California no one here uses it, but growing up I had a nanny from Oklahoma who used to take my "junking" all the time. At one point I think I had the world's largest collection of $.05 purses!

clg0513 said...

okay so I've been reading your blog for awhile now and never realized you were practically my neighbor - no kidding. We just moved to Mt. Juliet in September. I've been trying to find a cropping group in the area - do you know of any?
Carrie (cls0513 *at* yahoo *dot* com)

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there
im getting so excited for next week!!
we are going to have so much fun!!!
oxoxo,
jessi

TracieClaiborne said...

Wow! I can't wait to see it all. I wish you would tell the process of how you go about cleaning things up. I always cringe when I see stuff at flea markets but when it's in your house - I love it! LOL

Anonymous said...

WOW...be still my heart. Such wonderful treasurers. How fun. I live in Knoxville and I'm going to put this show on my calendar for next year. Do you know if they have one in the spring? fun fun fun.

Louise

Anonymous said...

Also, remind us again where your booth is at. I plan to make a trip to Nashville in the next few weeks and would love to check it out.

Louise

Jeanneoli said...

Those are not the finds I get in Colorado! Such amazing and fun treasures. Make sure you post pictures of your booth.

Jill said...

Wow! Amazing finds! I wish I could find treasures like that around here. I'll just have to live vicariously through your pics. =)

Yummers! said...

What inspiring 'finds' you discovered! Can't wait to see what you so with them.
~Joni

Andrea said...

Your auction goods are absolutely gorgeous....just GORGEOUS!

Rachel Carlson said...

oh my, such lovely pretties!

Suzy said...

I could shoot myself for just now discovering your wonderful blog and missing out on the kit! Hopefully I can subscribe next month :o) I will keep my eye out now! I love your products and wow what a score at the markets! I wish I had the patience to hunt lol.

Pam said...

I went to Hermitage Antique mall yesterday and knew your booth as soon as I saw it. :) I bought a postal scale, it is too cute!!!

Ali said...

Oh man - maybe someday we could do this together. You are the master and I love your enthusiasm :).

Monica and the team said...

love all your 'finds" . The bingo card tree is adorable !

Davinie said...

I love all that junk! My hubby was listening to Tradio (Trade/Radio) on his way home from work and had the nerve to get out of his truck, walk up the stairs and into the house, and then ask me if I'd like a 6x8 foot metal cabinet that was full of locker baskets. For $20! He missed out because he wasted 30 seconds asking me! I told him next time to just buy, buy, buy! :)

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maxell said...

Gosh. I'm drooling here. :)