Thursday, May 7, 2015


She gave me my passion for gardening. She was with me when I bought my first antique, and she was junking right alongside me at my first flea market. She taught me how to sew and how to drive. She could make potato pancakes and dumplings like no one else. She was a quiet woman who could surprise you with her wit. I lost my Mom on February 12th, two days after her 90th birthday. My sister and I were at her side, each holding one of her hands, Thank You God. Rest in peace sweet Mama.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Thanks for tuning in to another episode of MY WEEKEND FINDS, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!~~~~~~~~~Today I'm sharing some recent finds and some things that were found during my extended blog break.......
The red plaid KILTIE thermos jug is probably meant just for cold drinks, but I love it on the back porch in the "winter fun beverage center". Grab a sled or a pair of skates and when you're done, come back for a hot cocoa!
A pink rhinestone clock. I love finding these, and I display them amongst the lady head vase collection.
I found these watering cans back in the Fall.
This watering can is super duper chippy!
I've seen these houses on a couple of blogs but never in real life. I bought it at what I thought was an estate sale, but ended up being a divorce sale. Kinda sad, but I got real happy when the husband  said I could fill a bag for $2. Let me just say that when offered that option, I will pack 25 pounds of junk into a 10 pound bag! So I think this awesome addition to my patriotic decorations cost me about.........25 cents!!! It's very cute during the day........
And at night there's fireworks! LOVE the fiber optics and the tiny lights on the bunting and all along the house. I feel bad that the lady of the house let her soon-to-be ex practically give away her amazing holiday decorations, but she can rest assured that her little patriotic house will be well-loved, and that there will be a fireworks show every night at 8PM over the summer!~~~~ So, did YOU bring home any junk that you never thought you would find?

Thursday, January 1, 2015


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  Oh sorry, did I say that too loud? Are you still recovering from last night's revelry? If so, I'll continue this post in a very soothing, quiet tone! Here's to a new year, filled with lots of vintage junk!
Today seemed like the perfect day to stay inside (it's COLD outside) and take pics of the vintage presents I found under the Christmas tree. Finally FINALLY, Santa brought me a red radio! It's just about the only color missing from the vintage radio collection. It's darker red than it looks, but after about twenty shots, I realized it was more important that I get a shot that didn't have the radio looking like it was sliding off the shelf. Do you spend ridiculous amounts of time trying to get the perfect shot too?
Mama and baby parakeet. More birdies for the vintage birdcage collection!
Two new additions to the vintage watering can collection. I still haven't found the perfect spot for them because....
The official gathering spot is severely overcrowded, and issues need to be dealt with in order for everyone to congregate up there on the green cabinet!
Once January rolls around, I'm itching to plant something. So later on today I'll plant up this amaryllis bulb that was also under the tree.
Get over to your nearest Dollar Tree right now! These "succulents" look just like the real thing, and go for at least 4x the dollar you'll shell out for these.
You can put them anywhere. Perhaps to keep some Magpie Ethel birdies company.
And you don't have to worry about that "but will they get enough sun?" silliness that you have to deal with when you bring home real plants. I love Dollar Tree!~~~~~~~~~~~See you next week with a fresh episode of MY WEEKEND FINDS! 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Really? I haven't posted since JULY??? Well, I hope to rectify that with this post! I've been keeping a list of all of my junky finds, so a fresh MY WEEKEND FINDS is just around the corner. I had a great summer and fall, getting a ton of work done in the gardens, and in fact with this mild winter we're having, I'm still able to go out there and whack away at the English ivy I'm trying to get rid of. And it only took me a week to get that shot of Cupcake Sprinkles dressed as Mrs. Claws Claus. Sadly, I could not get her to wear the wire-rimmed glasses that would have looked so perfect and completed the transformation. Oh well, there's always another holiday to dress her up for, and frankly, until I get some grandbabies, I'm dressing up the cat!
So from our house to yours, I wish each and everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS, and a junk-filled  NEW YEAR!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
This week's episode finds our heroine (that's me!) scoring lots of great junk when she really should be working on her own garage sale. At least I can't feel too guilty about buying that aqua clock radio, because the one that was sitting there went straight into the garage sale. I'm trying to be better about getting rid of one thing every time I bring in something new!
I finally found a matching set of glasses that I really like for my carrier. They look so much better than the mismatched ones that I had in there.
Why yes, as a matter of fact I am trying to collect every picnic tin ever made! I think out of all the ones I own, this one really says summer to me. I believe it's because the plaid pattern matches the old aluminum woven lawn chairs that my grandparents owned.
The jury is still out on that flower-shaped clock in the bathroom. I like it. The rest of the family hasn't said a word about it, and I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing........
A vintage plaster fawn, which will be coming inside for the winter but for now is living on the back porch.
The deer planter on the right was a 50 cent garage sale purchase.
This old cement........pigeon?......was an estate sale find, and she now roosts by the entrance to The Secret Garden.
Mr. Old Glory finally let me get a dog! Ok, as much as I would love the real thing, I was very excited to find this Mobley squeaky dog. It's just like the one I had when I was little, and it was only 25 cents at a garage sale. AND, it won't poop in my garden!
These Easter Bunny blow molds are super skinny, 3' tall and all white except for their eyes and mouths. They're so weird looking. So I had to have them!
Love their big buckteeth!~~~~~~So, the projected date of our garage sale is August 8th, and I'm telling you right now that I won't enjoy it at all.  Do you know why? Just think of all of the sales that I'm going to miss!!!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014


Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
Ok, so I lied. I said that I would be back later last week to share some patriotic decorations, and I didn't do it. Now that the 4th is over and done with, I thought I would share just one decoration, and you may think it's silly but that's ok with me. I bought one of those solar hula girls that you can get at Dollar Tree, the aqua one in fact....... 
And made her a patriotic decoration for my van! I painted her outfit red, added a little bit of glitter but not too much, because I didn't want to weigh her down and make her unable to dance. Then I  gave her a flag to wave! I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "This girl has too much time on her hands". The truth is pretty simple: If they don't sell it, I have to make it! Dollar Tree makes a solar thingie for every holiday, so why not the 4th of July? An Uncle Sam would be ideal, but I wasn't about to make a beard and hat for her. C'mon Dollar Tree!
It was a great day at the flea market today. All of these vintage beach toys for very little $$$.
I've wanted to add one of these Fisher Price chick basket cart pull toys to my Easter decorations for awhile now. I bought it from the same seller that I got the beach toys from. He's new to selling at the flea, and I can't wait to see what he'll bring next week!
Vintage Dennison St. Patrick's Day die cuts. The more I look at that leprechaun, the more creeped out I get by him!
Loved the cottagey green color of this birdhouse. I took a chance and didn't buy it right away, but was very pleased to see it still sitting there when I went back to check on it. And I was able to haggle a lower price! I don't know about you, but a big pet peeve of mine is when a seller absolutely refuses to haggle. That's the whole point of a flea market since the beginning of time!
Vintage aqua pottery isn't real common around here, so when I see it I get excited and when it's cheap it's coming home with me!
I bought these vintage parakeet s&p shakers and added clips to them. If I could just stop buying old bird cages, I wouldn't need birds to put in them.....
I found this plant hanger and pot all in a tangle on the ground at a garage sale. Although the plastic pot looks ok, I knew I wanted a vintage piece of pottery in there.
Much better, but I'll keep my eye out for something aqua!
I bought this old green metal magazine holder while on vacation, from a couple who have a huge garage sale every weekend, chock full of vintage stuff. I spotted it the day we got into town, but passed on it because it was a little pricey. Needless to say, I thought about it all week and had to wait until they opened again a week later. I'm not entirely sure that I even want to use it as a magazine holder. I just knew that I wanted it!~~~~~~I'm sure you all had a great 4th of July weekend, but did you make time to go junking?!  

Monday, June 30, 2014


Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!~~~~~~~I've been hard at work in the gardens, but I've put down my hoe and taken off my gardening gloves long enough to share some of my recent finds! 
Sam, my favorite uncle! I can get away with saying that because sadly I no longer have any living uncles. They're both banks, and were only $1 each. And although I know that the lid on that picnic tin is supposed to match the rest of the tin, it's a red, white and blue picnic tin for Pete's sake. Had to have it!
It's extremely hard for me to walk past a vintage etched mirror without buying it, and since this one was only $2, it seemed OK to bring it home. As you know, we live in a very small house, so wall space is limited. I bought the mirror having no clue where it was going to go, and in the end it landed up there above the bookcase picnic tin holder.
I think this might be the tiniest watering can I've ever seen. It's the size of a can of tomato paste, and I'm batty over it!
A concrete gnome nestling among the wheelbarrow full of hostas that need to be planted.
I want to give this purple martin house a whitewashing, and then a coat of varnish. Hopefully the bees won't take it over like they did the last one I had!
A child's shovel, broom and pink hoe, along with a pair of red garden shears and an old red dust pan.
That rusty pole to the right used to hold a gas lamp, but now it's got a vintage planter hanging on it.
I know these owl lights are meant to be summer patio decor, but they are SO going to be part of the Halloween decorations over here!
And speaking of Halloween, I found not one but two Relpo light up JOLs and that blow mold, with it's original sticker. I've got alot of that type of blow mold and should have passed it up, but that sticker really did it for me!
And last is an old Christmas bell decoration with awesome tacky flowers and an aqua Holiday thermos. I'd been hoping to find one for awhile, and it will be part of the winter/Christmas decorations on the porch. ~~~~~~~~~~~I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I plan to do alot of bloggy catching up this week, but now I need to go back outside and play in the dirt. I'll be back in a few days to share some patriotic decorations and wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!