Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Got Me Some Good Junk

Most of my found treasures from last week are cleaned up and ready to enjoy.  As I mentioned in my last post, my sister came for a visit, timed around Round Top.  She's the best junking partner!  We like alot of the same stuff but didn't fight over too many treasures.  She was only here Tuesday through Saturday, never enough time.  We also hit some local garage sales and junk shops, as well as a couple unique shops my sister likes to visit when she's in this neck of the woods.

I think this was my first purchase in Warrenton.  Totally an impulse purchase, not on my list, didn't need them, not antique or vintage.  Just had to have them!

New shades for our Dining room chandelier.  The plastics still on, they're just propped up there so I can see if I like them.  

They are a wider and shorter shape than my previous shades.  I also bought some shade clips, chandelier bulb size.  Glad to find them since I've never seen them before.  Got them from, Bea Rudder of

Bits and pieces of jewelry and ? sold by the quart jar.  I crammed all this, except the small perfume bottles, in my jar plus a handful of things my sister picked out   And my manicure survived!

 Not sure where this will end up, I just loved the chippy goodness of this old table part (I think).

This is a mix of flea and garage sale.

I didn't notice until I was taking pictures but these brads have the tiniest acorns on them.

I want to change out my store display with this piece.

Boxes and frames.

I bought this picture for the frame but I like the picture too.  I haven't cleaned it yet so not sure what condition it's in.  The letter 'n' is for by baby boy Nicolas.

This is as cleaned up as it's going to get.  It had been used as a painting stool and the top, which was originally caned was covered with 2 different attempts to make it functional.

 Some lenses I'll need to practice soldering to use.  Can always find a need for crystals!

 I got this half pillar to put in this odd niche in our guest bath.  I'm thinking of adding some hooks but need to decide what I'll hang from it before I figure out what kind of hooks to use.
  What do you think?  Plates?  Pictures?  Diddley bops?

Communion cups.  Seriously, what did I think I was going to do with these?!

I got these at a garage sale that should have been an estate sale.  But they were practically giving the stuff away.  There is a set of 8 each of the glasses in front.  The guy had dropped the box with the plates that morning so there were only a few unbroken plates.  I really just bought this for the pitcher.  My sister suggested I use it for Margarita's and I was sold!  See why I like junking with her?!  Those are plastic melamine glasses in the back, my mom still has some of these from when we were kids, I just like them.

A few odds and ends from here and there.  I have several of these chunky glass ashtrays.  I don't smoke but if I did.....

I love the shape of the tapestry covered purse but not the print so much, I'm thinking of embellishing/covering it with lace or something. 

Game pieces and beads.

Old silverware box, chandelier parts, and what my sister calls an ugly bouquet, but I like it for some reason.  It's something I've never seen before but came across 3 more while out and about.  That's happened to me before with other things, has that ever happened to you?  Weird!

 Almost forgot about these, they were tucked in a different corner of the garage.

 Another wicker trunk.  This will go at the foot of a twin bed in my little girls room whenever I get around to bed swapping the kids rooms.

 Original fabric.....not!  Seriously, do some dealers just make this stuff up or are they just misinformed?!
But I just l-o-v-e the inside color!

And this room size (14x16) rug, just love, love, love the colors!  I used to see these all the time but wouldn't pop for the price tag.  This one has some damage on the ends so I got a good deal.  This would go great with our more shabby than chic LR furniture now, but not so sure with the new furniture we just ordered last week.  I may take the sections apart and use them as runners in our front and back halls.  Then use the rest to upholster some stools or an ottoman I have waiting for me in my storage unit.

This is a box of things my sister left behind.  Should I tell her I didn't find any Christmas balls?  The prettiest things are covered, a little blue vase in the tea towel and some beautiful vintage animal prints on the bottom.  Our husbands are meeting up in Dallas for NACAR next weekend so she'll get a belated treat box.

Oh, and the best place to get coffee in Warrenton is from the Coffee Bug guy, ask anyone, they'll tell you where to find him!  Even Tori Spelling and her husband sent their assistant to go fetch them some!  Yup, that's it for our brush with fame.....and I was waiting in the truck!  Ha!


  1. Wow, lots of goodies. Love that half pillar in that niche! perfect!!

  2. Hi,
    A couple of thoughts...fasten the post to the wall, add some old wire hooks and use for robes and pajamas.
    The communion cups are perfect for the tiniest bouquets to put next to a place setting at lunch or dinner. Neat stuff!!

  3. great finds but my favorite is the clasps with the little acorns.

  4. Love your headline for this post. I love to find good junk too. I plan on looking for some this Friday... lol Love the look of your blog. KUDOS!

  5. Love it! So glad you had a great time with your sister. :) Great treasures... I like the wicker trunk and the little acorn brads. For the pillar, cool hooks can hold guest towels?

  6. I can't believe all the fabulous stuff you found! You really had a productive week!! It would be a dream week to go junkin for almost a week with my sister (although I think me and my sister would be fighting over stuff).
    I loved so much of what you showed I don't think I have a favorite!

  7. I just found out a few weeks ago that we are moving (AGAIN!) back to my hometown, and my best friend and I are already planning on some junking trips! Ironically, she will be coming to Texas next week!! She would love to get her hands on one of those quart jars of jewelry.

  8. Sigh. Such wonderful finds!!! Those lenses are just the best!!!!!! Way to go-

  9. What lovely finds, you are a lucky lady.
    Have a wonderful week
    Cari b.

  10. Looks like you found some great stuff! I didn't buy anything this time, hubby needed a new welder, and he uses that for our business! So, I was a good girl! Maybe we can meet sometime when you come to the show!

  11. Hi, I have been looking for a few vintage communion cups to buy for my parents. My dad is a retired minister and I collect old church "things/stuff" for my mom -- I think 3 or 4 of these would look so cute grouped together on one of her shelves next to an old hymnal or something. Would you be interested in selling just a few of these?

    Thanks so much,
    Jennifer Moore

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