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Monday, May 16, 2011

Junk, birthdays and birds!

I thought I would do one big post and roll everything together that's been going on with me lately! So hang in there with me and enjoy the ride! I have been a junkin' fool the past few weekends and have come home with some fabulous finds!! This beautiful picture will go down in my junking history as one of my best deals and favorite finds!! Genuine shabby gorgeousness!!!

Picked up this lovely lady too...

and on the fence as to whether to keep her or not. I have several cement figures and this one fits right in, but we'll see!

Also found this pretty picture too. I love the details of the frame.

Can never turn down old jewelry. Isn't this floral rhinestone pin amazing?

It's 4.5 inches long and only missing a couple little stones...I love it!!

Bought the sweet little jewelry box too.

Thought I'd do a group shot here! The thing leaning up against my van is a folding laundry bench - very nice! Lots of baskets, cute red box, watering can and a nice shelf that I want to decoupage.

Don't know if you can see very well, but there's a real nice old trunk in there and an old store rack that holds a big roll of paper. Click on the image to get a better look! Fun stuff!

Isn't this a cute little smoking stand? I think it would make a fun bedside or end table!

Not one but two old typewriters!! Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove the old keys? The one on the left would be a good candidate for that!

A nice wicker tray full of goodies! I love the book bundle-that's how I bought them! I kept the sweet little ironstone creamer and plan on decoupaging the tray. Nice red and white linen too!

Fun little bunch of odds and ends ~ love the glasses and bowties!

Three vintage duck planters - one with a broken beak, but the other two are in great shape!

Saturdays are my favorite day to hop in my van, grab our local ads and head out on my treasure hunts! I have had such good luck lately and I hope it doesn't run out on me anytime soon!!

But this past Sunday, my family celebrated my mother's 80th birthday at my brother's house. It was a perfect day and we had so much fun honoring our wonderful mother! I come from a big family, I have 4 brothers and 4 sisters and we're all really close. It was a great day!!

Then I just wanted to share something fun and exciting that happened at my house the other morning. While my hubs was eating breakfast, a bird came on our deck and kept trying to fly into the window. Believing that it was an oriole, I got an orange out of the frig and slowly opened the patio door and held out my hand. Well, lo and behold the hungry, curious little lady landed on my hand and started having some breakfast too! I handed the orange to my hubs, ran and got the camera and snapped this shot! Amazing huh?!?

We usually get males too, but our apple trees haven't blossomed yet and they aren't around yet. Everything is behind around here.

Well, I thank you for your patience and hope you enjoyed seeing all my goodies that I wanted to share! I am now busy getting everything ready to sell at my booths or on Etsy.

I'm also excited to share that my friend and I are planning a day trip down to Illinois on Friday to go to the Na-Da farm sale that my friend Jeanine of Chippy Shabby is doing! Go check out her blog and get all the info!

I've heard so much about this sale, and I can't wait to see all the wonderful stuff there! There will be several bloggers there selling and buying and I hope to meet some new friends!

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. I love all of your wonderful finds. Happy Birthday to your sweet Mom. I think it's amazing that the bird ate from your hand, love that.


  2. What a wonderful shot of the bird eating from the orange. That must have been exciting!!

  3. Wow! I was amazed at all your finds and not a little envious, then you told us about the bird. That is the most amazing of all! You might just have a little friend who stops by often. Happy birthday to your mother, too.

  4. Holy moly that is a lot to find! All of it so beautiful!! Looks like the birthday party was fun, Happy Birthday to your mom! the bird is crazy though, what a trusting bird, I have never seen a bird do that!

  5. Great earthly delights that you found! That is very cool that the bird ate from your hubby's hand! WOW!!!

  6. Wow!! What an incredible haul you have. I think I could buy your stuff right out of the van. Love all of it, especially the typewriters and that rhinestone pin. The picture of the bird eating right out of your hand is amazing.

  7. Julie you found some wonderful things. I love the Paul de Longpr'e print. I have always wanted one of his yard long ones. Happy Birthday to your mom. I love the way that little bird ate from your hand. He must have been really hungry.

  8. OH my gosh...the friendly bird is so fun!! Just love all your wonderful goodies...finding a deLongpre would make my day! You know I always love EVERYTHING you find!!

  9. Love your little bird...how sweet. have fun at Na Da...so jealous..you and jeanine ought to have a blast for sure...thanks for your vist and comment and hope you find your followers.

  10. I don't' know if you still looking for advice to remove those typewriter keys but I have used tin snips and a strong man. When the man it's around the dremmel works too.


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