Saturday, September 29, 2012

Halloween/Fall Decorations

I just realized that if you were to look at my last few posts, you would probably be thinking: Geez, all that girl does is go junking. Not true! I've just been busy enjoying this beautiful Fall we're having. After that awful summer, I can't get enough of being outside and enjoying nature. I even made Mr. Old Glory go to The Monarch Buttery Festival, where we could enjoy even more nature. The butterfly tent was full of beautiful monarchs and gorgeous flowers.
This Tarantula was there too. Which is the perfect segue to my Halloween decorations!
This is our back porch. A Flickr friend was surprised that I decorated our back porch too, and so I explained that we use the back door all the time, not the front. So the front porch is decorated for the rest of the world, and the back is for us.
Little flags made out of vinyl tablecloths, and sparkly purple hats for the cats.
I'm batty over how that polka dot bunting turned out!
A vintage plantstand holds sparkly light-up pumpkins.
A nice, cozy spot to sit and watch the leaves fall.
Mums in the vintage cooler!
I handpainted these pillows several years ago. I hope the squirrels leave them alone!
Pumpkin lights by the garage windowbox. I'm just getting started decorating, but hopefully I can  share the front porch next week. It's so easy to take pictures of the back, but I feel a little odd taking pictures of the front. Like maybe the neighbors will think that I think that we're special or something. So I'll probably get out there early in the morning, before anyone is around. Or make Mr. Old Glory do it! 

Monday, September 24, 2012


Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
Well I'll be the first to admit that this vintage Fisher Price Little People Playhouse was the last thing that I expected to bring home from a garage sale. But I had to have it! I actually passed on it and got in the car and started driving away before I threw the van in reverse and went back for it. Just look at those sweet little windowboxes on the second floor!
And on the back of the garage, there's a dog bowl full of bones, and Snoopy's very own doorway!
Six little Santa cups, all for a quarter.
Another Easter Bunny candy holder! It's my second one in about a month, after years of hoping to find one that I could afford. The bunny on the right is a baby rattle.
This vintage aqua CLUB sauce pot looks SO GOOD sitting on my stove! You'll have to take my word for it, because the old stove just isn't all that photogenic (it's dirty). 
Pottery. YAY! That wee little pink pot is only about 3" tall.
I found these two vintage transistor radios at the flea market on Sunday. I haven't figured out a spot for the blue one yet....
But the red one is now hanging by the back door. It's been really slow going at garage sales and the flea market lately, and pretty soon the junking season will be over, and but a distant memory. And then the options are either to hit the antique stores or pay tons for shipping on Ebay. I'm dreading it already....

Monday, September 10, 2012


Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
It was a slow junking week over here, and to top it off, I could not drag my butt out of bed to get to the flea market on Sunday. Oh well, I guess I shouldn't complain, because I found this vintage aqua rotary phone.....in the FREE box at a garage sale!
After lots and lots of scrubbing and sticker peeling, it looks pretty good hanging by the back door. 
I couldn't believe that on the third day of a garage sale, this vintage Easter planter would still be sitting there. And for 50 cents!  
Isn't this little Lefton graduation boy adorable? Love that wise old owl perched on his cap!
Vintage Planters A Go-Go! Those three metal ones were only 5 cents each. Can you tell that the sellers really just wanted to be rid of them? The pottery planter is Haeger.
I have to admit that as soon as I put this glass carrier in the car, I regretted buying it.
Until I got home and found out that my aluminum glasses look really sharp in it! And in case you're wondering why I almost always take photos of my finds right there on that bench.......1. The lighting is terrible inside the house, because we're surrounded by huge pine trees......2.  If I have to take pictures outside, this is a pretty private spot, and really, the less neighbors to watch me doing this, the better! So, did you find any goodies last week? And tell me, do you take pictures of your junk outside? And if so, do you feel weird doing it?!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MY WEEKEND FINDS--Holiday Decorations!

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
Last Friday I went to a  barn sale, an annual event that I always look forward to, and even lose a little sleep over. You just never know what you're going to find there. Some years it's amazing, and other years not so much. As soon as they let us in, I made a beeline for the holiday decorations department. This sale is so crowded that you have to grab first and think about it later. I grabbed this bag when I saw the price and that pink Rosbro bunny that I've always wanted.  
Little did I know that all of this vintage Easter goodness was inside that bag, and all for 50 cents!
Cute little Made In Japan bunnies....
And these two cute chicks, also Made In Japan. So glad I grabbed that bag!
Halloween decorations. Left: vintage Haeger pumpkin planter from my sister. Middle: pumpkin guy that creeps me out more and more every day. Right: cute little polka dot punkin boy. 
Groovy Napco pilgrims.
Vintage Santa figurine and blow mold.
In the non-holiday decorations department, I found this pale blue vintage tablecloth, and the little pottery vase is from my Mom.
This old cooler also came from the barn sale. Again, I had to grab it right away and decide later whether I really wanted it. I carried it around for a while, trying to figure out just exactly where I could possibly put it, and how I would use it. In the end, my final decision was this: I needed it because I wanted it. I put it on the porch, and I'll use it as a decoration! I'm thinking some mums in there for Fall, and lots of greenery during the winter. So, what did you find last week?