Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Good Day Junkin'

Still beats a good day at work.  OK, I know, the phrase is, "a bad day junkin' beats a good day at work", but I had a GOOD day junkin', so EVEN BETTER!!!  I went out to a couple of places this weekend, one which I go to once in a while, and one that I'd never been to before, and look what I came up with.

10 count em 10 uncut yards of super wide crocheted lace-it is probably almost a foot wide.  Would this be great on a bed skirt or couch skirt, or WHAT?

And then there's this stool.  Is it cute or is it cute???   Oh wait, I know the answer...loving those worm holes or whatever they are on the top.

I can't seem to pass up cute bags of crochet thread.  You'd think I crocheted or something!  I'll use the creamy ones with some others I have for display in an apothecary jar.  The pastel ones will no doubt end up in a pretty sewing box that I will put together for sale on Our Cottage Garden.  The little pink tissue napkins will probably land in some type of art project since I'm not too keen on using them as napkins.  Like the thought of the pretty vintage-ness of it, not sure about the vintage germs (I am a microbiologist, ya know).

Love the vintage tobacco tin and the old bottle.  The bottle will be dolled up, the tin I bought to alter, but I'm sort of liking it as is, so I may just leave it and put it on Etsy.

Then, as if I weren't having a good enough time, what did my little eye spy? 

A LARGE cement Madonna (the mother of Jesus, not the pop star).  Her chippy multi layered paint called me over and beckoned me to take a closer look.  I have to admit, I started looking around as though everyone must surely be laying in wait for me to make my move and then walk on so they could swoop in.  But perhaps that was just the Jeanne d'Arc Living lover in me making me paranoid. (Speaking of that, have you seen the new issue???  SHREAK!  I think it may just be my favorite one yet.  But I digress.)  I still did the cool, disinterested mosey-over just in case.  You know the one I'm talking about-if you're a junker, you've done it.  Yep, cool as a cucumber, that was me.  Look at something close to the piece for a little bit, then casually let your eye wander down to the item you're really interested in.  Then, without looking TOO interested, check it out.  Look like maybe, if you want, I could take it off your hands...pull off price tag, just in case someone else might be lurking.  Try not to skip on the way to cashier.  


She's not in a proper place yet, but I had to share a little peek with you because you guys "get it".  Mr. FL, not so much, but I'm used to it (and so is he).  Anyway, when she is situated, I'll take some more pics and share them with you.  I told Mr. FL I intended to sell her and honestly, I planned on it, but she's like a hundred pounds and I'm not sure I want to take that on, and well...she is so pretty.  And chippy.  And perfect.  And...well, you know.  
And on that note, I think I've babbled on enough for one post.  Do you have a favorite junking story?  Like a purchase for sale that, well, never made it to the shop?  Come on, we're friends, you can tell me!

Until next time,

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  1. Hi Judy,
    Wow girl, you did have a great junkin day!!!
    I love how you remained cool as a cucumber!! LOL
    I've done the same, just knowing someone had already claimed it or would snatch it from me!
    Oh, the things we crazy junkers must be subjected too.
    I love the lace. I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I scored that sweet stuff.

    I'm jealous, so I'll go sulk now.


  2. Now THAT was a great junque day!Lucky you.Enjoy.

  3. Hi Judy :) WOW!! You found some wonderful treasures! Love all that beautiful crochet, what a find, and the stool...fabulous!! Thanks for sharing these great finds with us ladies :)

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  4. Oh my goodness, Judy, you really scored!! The stool and crochet thread are too cute, and I had to chuckle at your description of the JDL Madonna find. I would act the same way! Cool on the outside, giddy inside. Such a score! And yes, I agree the latest JDL is the best. I just bought vintage pink ballet slippers because of that issue. I know gals like us would understand. :)
    - Susan

  5. Judy... looks like you have fun and what great finds...SCORE !!!!!


  6. Great stuff you found and 10 YARDS?!!! Woohoo!!

    LOL Yes, I've done the exact non swoop. I enjoyed your description of it, cause I'm talking *exactly* the same!

    I'll tell what else is funny. Such a coincidence. I was poking around the house yesterday, my own house, and found some tiny balls of perle cotton and some old tins I'd forgotten I had. (Even blogged about it last night.) And I think I have those same paper napkins around here somewhere or some very much like them. Yes, I'd have picked up every thing you bought. Love, love, love the Madonna!

    Wanda @ Just Vintage

  7. I am in LOVE with your Madonna and chippy whtie bench!!!! Hugs,Rachel ;)

    French Farmhouse 425

  8. WOW! You did have a good day junkin! The crochet trim is fabulous! Can't wait to see what you do with it! And the statue, love it!

  9. Wow, I love all your finds but the Madonna is fabulous!!! I have so many things that I buy for my shop then find I just can't let go. When something more fabulous comes along to replace it, then and only then, I can I take it to the shop.

  10. I think your title should have been "an amazing day of junkin'" because you found some a.m.a.z.i.n.g. things...love the lace and bench...and yes...it really is too cute!

  11. Did you say 'sell her'? I think not. She looks like she belongs with you! ♥♫

  12. Now that was a GOOD day of THRIFTIN'...hop over and share all your treasures at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS.


  13. You hit the junkin goldmine!!! Such treasures. ~~Sherry~~

  14. Yes! We do love similar things. That length of lace is crazy wonderful!

  15. Such great finds... especially the beautiful lace!

  16. Judy, everything in this post got my serious attention. Now, if you were sitting in a booth, and I was at the same flea, I would probably walk over and glance at that amazing 10yds of 12" crochet...and then pass out, and hit my head on that amazing Mary statue!
    I LOVE your blog!

  17. Oh my gosh......10 yards of that luscious lace???? It's beautiful, Judy! And that Madonna is just exquisite...What a GREAT day of junkin'!!!

    xoxo laurie

  18. I am lov'in it all... the lace is about as good as you can find and the statue has it all. I would say you had a very good day.

  19. Judy,
    Great finds! That lace is to die for. Can't wait for A Paris Street Market to start up again.

  20. Great finds, Judy! You had indeed a good day junkin. I especially LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the crocheted lace.

  21. Judy, great finds!! I love that stool. I never pass up twin or lace. The Madonna is gorgeous.

  22. I am waiting on my next good day at junkin

    hope i find a great little stool like yours

  23. What beautiful finds! I am just amazed at that lace :-)

  24. Oh my gosh, Judy, my piece is French Laundry like your blog!!! How amazing is that?

    I LOVE this Madonna you got...oh, it is unbelievable and you must feel so blessed to have found her...WOW!

    Wishing you a beautiful Sunday!

  25. I. am. jealous! Just kidding. I have never even seen 12" lace like that...let alone 10 YARDS of it! That is a great find...oh the possibilities....

  26. Hi Judy,

    You are such a great hunter-gatherer...would love to tag along with you...and the Madonna is fabulous!


  27. Your finds are wonderful! That Madonna is a keeper! She is beautiful and serene, you won't regret keeping her! karen...

  28. That is a great junking day! Those are exactly the kinds of treasures that I would be doing the happy dance over! I loved the part about how we junkers almost saunter over to the find that has our heart beating out of our chests... so true it made me laugh, that is sooooo me! Love it all, what a great day! xoxo

  29. Love Judy, the old tip is very nice, a nice picture of the Madonna, a lot of nostalgia for the collection and look .....greetings ♥ Jasmine


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