Monday, June 14, 2010

Won't You Come In?.....

Won't you come in...Today I thought I would show you my
living room....Above is an old stepback cupboard that is made
of antique railroad wood. The lady we purchased it from said
the previous owner had made it for his wife many, many years
ago. I love antique pieces with history and stories to tell....It
is an awesome piece to showcase your favorite treasures..
Inside is a collection of antique jars, old dolls, Apothecary
Bottles, and my favorite porcelain busts!
An iron bench that I painted white.. with some pillows that I
tea-stained and embellished with lace and rhinestone pins...
One of my favorite little corners to sit and read..
Shades of vintage white, so calming and relaxing...
Becoming a favorite, Is this vintage dress form that I
dressed in a vintage blouse with pearls, pins, & old keys, etc..
Charming display of white McCoy pottery, old bibles, lace,
and my favorite antique metal photo frame!
Upon entering, This is the first display that you will see...
Creamy whites, old statues, clocks, flower frogs, antique framed
prints, cake toppers under cloches, lots of jars filled with
Christmas ornaments, old lace, old string, white buttons, etc..

As you may notice, I love to keep small collections together.
In my opinion, If you keep collections together, it makes more
of a statement, and things do not get lost, mixed in with the larger
pieces..and the best part, if you keep smalls in glass fronted
cabinets, you don't have to dust every little thing!!
Could you tell by now that this so called livingroom..has no couch!
I decided about 2 years ago to make my livingroom more of a
sitting room. Using just my old wicker chairs, an iron bench,
and a couple of bistro chairs for seating....
Lastly, Is my new obsession, I guess you can call it..I love the
hunt for old silver, plated, tarnished whatever the condition..
Especially pieces with old flower designs. Such character and
history behind these old pieces...Well I hope you have enjoyed
your stop in again real soon....Happy Junkin!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fun In The Sun! Coca-Cola Style!

For the past few days I have been rearranging, cleaning,
organizing, taking junk to my booth, trying to downsize!
One thing is for sure, these things I will never tire of!
Hubby has been collecting Vintage advertising for the past
15 or more years! You could say that this is his obsession!
I have always loved to collect vintage garden treasures,
metal 50's furniture, and old tin toys! The combination
surely brings some fun to a sunroom that is!

Vintage cowboy collectibles, old metal toy trucks,
some circus themed treasures mixed with shabby
chippy furniture, mostly found on ebay, antique
shows, and very few at estate sales....
The best estate sale find was the huge cupboard found
a year ago for only 45.00 you heard me right! Scored big time
on that one! It is absolutely perfect for my sand toy collection!
Vintage Coke machine with Coke coolers & vintage advertising tins!

My tin toy sand pails, shovels, seashells on an old chippy blue shelf!
I hope you all have enjoyed the pics, as much as I have enjoyed sharing
them with you! I hope you all have a wonderful time this summer!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dress Form Display!

Just a quick post to share with you all my favorite find
from the estate sales this past weekend....It was definitely
slim pickings, but to my surprise, I found this vintage
dress form for only $15.00 Not my absolute favorite style
of a dress form, but she does look pretty all dressed up in
lots of vintage lace, crochet, lots of pearls and rhinestone pins!
Don't you agree?! To finish her off, In the mail today, from my
sweet friend Sue, I received this awesome collage vintage purse!
I love it!! Thanks Sue! Check Out Sue's Blog at
She makes awesome collages! Hope you all have a great week!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Estate Sale Find~Giveaway Winner!

Hoping you all had a wonderful weekend...It has been hot and
humid all week! We are expecting rain every day this week!
I sure hope it does not rain over the weekend! The estate sales
have been picking up! My favorite estate sale find from last week
is this wonderful hand crocheted bed coverlet! I just love all
the detail..isn't is beautiful? I was surprised when she said only 15.00!

Another recent find is this awesome antique plant stand
On all three corners there are victorian angel faces!
I just love it in my dining room! A great find for $10.00
A beautiful soft lacy crochet piano shawl for $1.00
The best part of my weekend was getting to spend time
with this handsome little guy! I just love being a grandma!
Colin is precious! He is so smart, funny, and adorable!

Lastly, I wanted to congratulate "Callie Magee Antiques"
She is the winner of my 100 follower giveaway! Thank you
all for your lovely comments! I hope you all have a great week!!