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Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Year In Junk 2010


Ahhh 2010, you were a very good year for junking! And now it is time to share a countdown of my Top Ten junk finds from this past year.....

10. Still crazy about this buck-toothed bunny and her babies!

9. A vintage lounger, with a cushion that has yards and yards of tropical barkcloth.

8. A Santa pitcher.

7. A pink tray and pink pottery heart.

6. A pretty plant stand.

5. It was a very good year for picnic baskets.....




4. I've wanted one of these plant stands for years, but they were always way too expensive. Here's proof that if you wait, it will come!

3. An old turquoise transistor radio from the flea market.

2. Vintage pink kitchen clock. I had to take out the wiring and make it battery operated. $2 at the flea market + $3 clock kit= one snazzy clock!

1. I'd been doing some very vocal complaining (just ask Mr. Old Glory) that I couldn't find any vintage bluebirds at my price. 2010 brought me several! A sweet little old lady sold me these two for $1.

A not-so-sweet old lady sold me this pitcher for $3 I think.

And these two birds came via that very same lady, who I thought I was going to have to wrestle to get them. So once again, it being a brand new year, I feel I must warn the cranky old ladies out there that this cranky "young" lady WILL fight for her treasures!
2010 was a great junking year, and I look forward to a very junky 2011!

31 comments:

Peace said...

I loved seeing your awesome finds!! YOu go girl, fight those mean old ladies tooth and nail!! Power to the reasonable in 2011! :OD

craftyles said...

Well said! I look forward to seeing your "junkie" finds in 2011. You really got some treasures last year! I'm in junkers awe. Looking forward to a new year!

Sherrie said...

I remember that cranky old lady...oh well you did get the last laugh. You have given me a good idea. I think I will post my top 10 fun finds.

monah http://graciouscottage.com/ said...

Carol,
Happy New Year & I love your best 10 good junk purchases from 2010. Very creative idea.
Mine are a blurr at this point. LOL.
Enjoy your treasure hunting in 2011.
monah

Amy said...

Very cool count of your favorite finds. Love all your baskets.
Amy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Loved your year in review. I would LOVE to find another picnic basket. I've only found one in my travels, and I think they are awesome :-) Hope 2011 will be just as profitable for you.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It was a good year for "collecting"...I think back and WOW...I have Too Much "collecting stuff"!! It's the thrill of the hunt and this year will bring more goodies for all!
I hope you don't run into any "cranky" ladies this year!
Warmly,
deb :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Loved seeing your top 10! I am hoping for more great finds in 2011 as I sure did have my share in 2010. I am holding on the the hope that I too might find one of those round plant stands in my price range! hugs, Linda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wow! You had a great year! Twyla

LiLi M. said...

Whow!!! Wishing you an even better thrifting 2011!

Fran. said...

I just love that radio! Reminds me of ones I had when I was alittle younger! tee hee!! That wire stand is so cool, I love what you have on it! Way cooler than plants!! Happy thrifting in 2011! Just give the old ladies lot's of sweet lovin, it'll melt them! (maybe) XO Fran.

JunkinJane said...

Love the vintage turquise radio!!! My dream in the future is to own a retro camper and have turquoise and white color theme to go with our 55 Packard car. I will have to post pics of the car soon.

LV said...

You have been a busy lady. You found some great things.

Zootsuitmama said...

I love your bright colored and pastels! You have inspired me! As we speak, in fact, I am putting away the Christmas, cleaning and bringing out my stuff in those colors to brighten me up for the rest of the winter!! Zootsuitmama

Patti said...

What a great post! I love that you found such neat things. I love each one of them - especially the bluebirds - and the story gave me a laugh, too! Hugs, Patti

Thriftin' Gal @ Junk In My Trunk said...

I love all your treasures, but the pink clock and the bluebirds are my very favorites! Great stuff you found!

Jacqueline said...

Okay...you don't have to send your junk in the Monday Dump Truck but you can at least stash it in your junk trunk...take it out for play...any other day but today!

I love your finds! When I look back on your post, I can't think of a single thing I didn't like and you are such a lucky duck to find the goodies.

I always say, if we were living down the street from each other we would be in lots of trouble. House chores would never get done and forget about feeding the husband...

Night night sugar...
love you and your STUFF...lots!

Jacqueline xxx ooooo

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

What AWESOME finds!! I especially love the bluebirds and the pink bunnies!!!

GoodyGirlRed said...

I LOVE the bunnies & birds--so cute!

Creative Breathing said...

Carol, you have given us the most fun this past year by sharing your vintage finds. It lets me know what I need to love! Happy New Year! Elizabeth

Kim G. said...

I can't believe those sweet bluebirds were a buck! Very good find!!!

Jane said...

You did find some great things in 2010. I remember your story about the cranky lady and the pitcher. She should learn that you don't get between a lady and her junk!!
Look forward to seeing what you find in 2011.
Jane

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh what a fun post, Carol! I remember all these finds! I think the Pink clock has to be my favorite but I really look forward to the day that *I* find some vintage blue birds for cheap! Aw, the thrill of the hunt! ♥

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Lookin' forward to seeing the fabulous junk you find in 2011! Always so much fun to come by for a visit! You are a treat!

Farmhouse Country said...

You have beautiful junk, lol! and wow do you get some great deals. I'm off to catch up on your blog, it's been a while since I've had some time to sit back and enjoy my favorites! Happy New Year to you!
Take care, Dee

Denise said...

Hi, my first visit to your blog and that was alot of fun.I like #7 the best hmmmm....I think.It was hard to choose.You are a treasure hunter after my own heart.Stop by and visit with me if you like any time.I'm off to browse more of your blogland and become a follower too.

Vintage Christine said...

Oh, I do hate it when people are cranky but I'll put up with it if they're cranky and selling stuff cheap! Of course I love all your pink stuff and that yellow vase is incredible! I have one Redman picnic basket that I got at a reasonable price but usually any vintage basket is either in poor condition or it's waaaaay too expensive.

VintageBettys said...

What a great junking year you have had! Ours was pretty darn good also!! Our favorites are the pink flower tray, radio, and the pink clock. And of course we just love those birds, we are lucky enough to own a set also.

Happy New Year,
Laura and Michele

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OK, I "LOVE" all your 2010 treasures BUT My favorite is the plant stands. I don't think we can have ENOUGH of those, EVER!!!!!!
Happy New Year to you,
Hugs, Donna

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK said...

Oh my, I came for Pink Saturday and enjoyed this post as well. What fun finds - and I have to tell you - as a member of the Baby Boomers Generation - flirting with senior citizen status - I actually recognized a few of your items from my youth! What sweet family memories you have blessed me with today! Have a lovely and WARM Pink Saturday!

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

Fabulous finds- please, please can I come with you thrifting? ; ) I would love to have found any of those items. Looking forward to seeing what you find in 2011!