It is Day 1 of my 31 Days of Junk that I am doing as a part of the 31 Days Challenge at The Nesting Place.
This year I am joining the 31 Days Challenge at The Nesting Place blog. It is a really cool challenge…you write about one topic for 31 days straight. It’s not easy to think about something that you would want to spend that much time on! For me, it was pretty easy to decide on my topic…JUNK! Any of my regular readers know that I live
I had a pretty good day at the flea market! The first thing I saw was this old light fixture, which I got for $7… And then the woman that sold me the light fixture said, “Would you be interested in pewter mint julep cups?” She pulled out a beautiful pewter tray and 4 mint julep cups, engraved with the South Carolina palmetto, all in
This week was ok for junking, but not one for the record books. The first purchase I made was a small redware plate made in Japan, that is a match for a teapot that my grandmother received as a wedding gift. It was a quarter, so what the heck! I bought a little brown crock from the same vendor for an extra quarter…I am a
I haven’t been junking in a while. My dining room was overrun with junk antiques. I have finally got it back under control, have reclaimed the dining room, and am now ready to begin accumulating again! All I did this week was hit the flea market and a few thrift shops. I bought some stuff at the flea market, but it was so hot that
It all started with a bowl and a mug. I have always loved antiques in general, but I had never been that much for hoarding collecting. My mother-in-law was going through some cabinets a while ago, and asked my husband if there was anything he particularly liked. He mentioned that he had always liked the green bowl that his grandmother used to serve gravy from
I have always loved antiques. My mother has always been a collector, and I used to spend a lot of time when I was growing up in antiques stores. My mother did a great job of teaching me a basic knowledge of furniture and art. The one thing you learn about antiques is that you never stop learning, and you will never know everything about
So according to my husband, having a house with a butler’s pantry does not mean that I can collect unlimited china and crystal. Seriously?? So the first thing I am going to mention is that I was at the flea market, and there was a guy selling boxes and boxes of stuff out of his truck and trailer. I opened the top of one box,