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Monday, May 16, 2011

Junkin’ Jackpot!

Well HELLO there!!! Thanks for popping in! I am so excited to share my junkin’ finds from the weekend, that I decided to postpone sharing my projects!


This…is my first find of the 2011 junkin’ season…it is also a birthday gift from a good friend/junkin’ partner. I wanted it sooooo bad! I was so excited!!!


Look at the details!!! The lady hosting the garage sale said it used to belong to her great grandmother. HAHAHAHA!!! NOT ANYMORE!!! IT BELONGS TO TOOTSIE!!!


I am loving the etched glass in the doors.


I had this old weather worn chair sitting around…and I think it is perfect!!!


Yep!!! I squeezed it into the house…I think it looks wonderful here between the kitchen and living room! I’m thinking it will be a great place to blog!!!


I have a plan to fix up the old chair to make it more like the desk, and add a cushion…lol…. but for the moment, I think it looks just right!


We were still out and about junkin’. Driving around looking for treasure, and happened to take a “wrong turn” that ended up being very very right!

As we turned down an alley in an attempt to change directions, we spotted this! I almost peed my pants!


Yeppers!!! It was sitting there in that back alley in and amongst a huge pile of GARBAGE!!! I am SERIOUS!!!


It has a little damage…not sure how long it was out there…but I don’t care!!! It was free!! It is perfect for me….I squealed like a sissy girl!!! (my junkin’ partner thought it was funny…and the kids just rolled their eyes!)

We loaded it into the box of my truck…(along with a couple other fantastic treasures to be shared soon enough…lol) and went home to unload it!

I of course could not wait to bring it inside the house…so my junkin’ partner helped me. (did he really have a choice??? NO! Hey….I am cute…but I can be bossy – the kids say mean…haha)


Even Ginger was excited about the new dressing table! (she’s giving you the DUH! look…for thinking I was patient!!! hahahaha) She would like to take the opportunity to introduce her Mom’s friend…the terminal bachelor that we like to call Scruff. (it’s not his name…but I need to make sure he doesn’t mind having his name on here! hahaha) He loves to junk and hang out with me and the gang. We have found some pretty great stuff, (had tonnes of fun and made some hilarious memories) while just driving here and there! (these things are soon to be shared…stay tuned)


Ginger helped put the piece together…looks like she’s giving the boy directions doesn’t it?


She says “ here…let me hold it steady for ya!” Then she tried to take his hat off! hahaha


Yay!!! It’s almost time to put the drawers in and the mirror on!!! Hurry up!!! I am waiting!!!


Are you screaming yet??? I was…squealing like a sissy girl!!! I LOVE it!

This thing is HUGE! It is over 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide by 18 inches deep! It is a full length mirror for me!

It didn’t fit into the bedroom….yet…so for now it is in the sunroom!!! I am looking at it here and there…trying to get inspired as to what I want to do to it’s finish…but until then…


I think it looks fine loaded with treasures and plants… looking pretty right there!


I can’t believe someone would throw a 1930’s dressing table out in the garbage! There isn’t even a crack or chip in the mirror, and it is even still on it’s original castors…and they all still turn!


There was a little gold charm chain stuck inside one of the drawers…lol


I like LOVE the things I find when I go junkin’! They seem more precious because of the memory of the find…and the adventure of the hunt!


I have always wanted an old dressing table…and now I have one…for free!

The kids and my junkin’ partner love to go junkin’ and I always have fun when we do. You just never know what you will find!

Now...if you will excuse me...I have a huge mess to clean up from finding a spot for this baby in my house! It got late, and I was too tired to clean up! (ok...and a little too excited!)

Until next time…happy Junkin’ /decorating !!!

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