Thursday, April 30, 2009

T & S Antiques -- Sioux City, Iowa

I was out and about the other day and was finally able to stop at a little shop I hadn't been to for some time. It's called T & S Antiques, the building use to be an old garage which is now turned in to a cute little antiques shop.

The location of the shop is in Sioux City, Iowa on old Highway 75.

Meet Cheryl and Lilly (the cat), Lilly is only 5 months old and full of energy, but is one of the friendliest cats you'll ever meet. She follows you around the store as you shop.

Her she is again, as I took this photo I didn't realize the sign in the picture until I went home and reviewed the photos.... kind of fitting...

Meet Hershey, he is a very friendly dog too. He has his own chair in the shop and he like it if you follow him over to it so you can give him lots of attention.

I found this in the rough room, what a find, I love this thing. I will have to do some projects with it after it gets cleaned up. The story is that Tom, the co-owner of the shop, said it use to be in the old laundry mat that his parents owned when he was a kid. It's a paper tape dispenser and they used it to tape up the packages of clean laundry ready to be picked up by customers.

Gotta love all the wood printers block letters......

This old banner was used on the streets during parades and celebrations in Sioux City.

Here is a shot of one corner of the shop, there is quite a variety here, anything from jewelry to furniture, kitchen stuff, dishes, to mirrors.

Underneath a chair I found this turquoise snack set, have you ever seen one this color? I haven't!

T & S is open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The website is, so next time your in the area stop in and see Tom, Cheryl , Hershey and Lilly, they will glad to see you.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

How many Keys in the Bucket?!?!?!

Just wanted to share this with all of you, your gonna having a junking break down, my sister called me on Sunday to tell me there was a garage sale down the street from her.
We live two hours apart, so she always calls me when she is out junkng, she had found a bucket full of old keys and wanted to know if I wanted them, I said yeah but how much are they, after all it was a whole bucket full, when she asked the guy he said he wanted $2.00, she asked him if that was per key and he said for the WHOLE BUCKET!!!!!! Check out the great keys, I can't wait to actually sort them out!!

I had posted over at Junk Revolution about the keys and so many of you were so excited about the keys that I got to thinking, which is dangerous, maybe I should have a contest!?

like ....... how many keys are in the bucket, the person who gets closest to the right number wins something ......... um... let's about..... 25 KEYS FROM THE BUCKET!!!! the person who gets closest to the number of keys in the bucket?

Unlock your thinking caps and start calculating........

Look closely... how many could there be........

Skate keys.......skeleton keys........cabinet keys........ clock keys.....

Parts of keys ..... padlocks......

More keys than you can shake a stick at .........

Luggage keys....... trunk keys.........

More skeleton keys ..........

One last look ..... these are all the keys that were in the bucket.

Now, all you need to do to enter the contest is to post a comment here with your guess of "How Many Keys Are In The Bucket?" You have until Monday, May 4, 2009 to enter your guess. On Tuesday I will take everyone's name who entered, place it in a fishbowl and draw out one name, that will be our winner!!! Good Luck!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Best Malts On Highway 20 - Jackson, Nebraska

Our favorite place to stop for a chocolate malt and an ice cream cone is at the Sweet Tooth in Jackson, Nebraska. My grandson and I decided to stop in for a treat yesterday.

The sign says "The best malts on Hwy 20" and that is the truth!!

Meet Vicki and Ann, they are the masters of the malts and the famous foot-long chili dog with everything. This puppy will fill the void in an empty stomach!

Here's the lady that started it all, meet Catherine Hohenstein, she has been a fixture in the Sweet Tooth for 33 years. Her daughter Vicki does most of the work now but, Catherine isn't far in case they need an extra hand.

Jaden is sooooooooo happy to get his little boy ice cream cone, you can tell by the look on his face he must be in heaven!

Here is is the famous chocolate malt, looks pretty scrumptious, huh? Bet you will be running to Jackson to get one of these......

Just like the sign says, oh, and don't forget on Halloween they give out free ice cream cones to everyone, including the adults!! So, this year get on your costume and stop by the Sweet Tooth for the best treat you can get on Halloween.... Ice Cream!!!

Jaden had to try the malt as well as the ice cream cone, just to make sure everything tasted ok. Check out the ring around his mouth, I think he enjoyed that cone.

Next time you go through Jackson, Nebraska, stop by the Sweet Tooth, they are open April through October, 7 days a week, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sneek Peek at the Graduation Celebration!!!

My second son will be graduating on May 9th, so I have been getting ready for a big celebration!

Here are a few of the goodies that I will be working with to decorate for the party. These are the cupcakes wrappers, flags for the cupcakes, and the napkins.

I would like to do a woodsy, manly feel with actual logs for the centerpieces, gardeners burlap for the table coverings, and slices of wood to serve some of the food from. I am looking for any suggestions or ideas that anyone thinks would be a great addition to the plan.

I haven't made any decisions on the florals, but would like some great foresty greens, ferns, and some kind of white flowers. I will take photos and share them with all of you after we get things all arranged and set.

I look forward to everyone suggestions, thanks in advance!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Part Two... Old Town Antiques Junking

Old Town Antiques is one of my favorite places to shop, they always have those one of kind items, things you don't see everywhere you go, they are always friendly and helpful, they really know the shop, if you are looking for a particular item, they know if they have it and where it is located. theyare located in Sioux City, Iowa just off Dace Avenue. Just take the Floyd Blvd exit off the interstate and go north to the first light and turn left, two blocks later, you are there.

I have bought many black and white photos off of the wall behind the counter, another one of my favs. There are many interesting things hanging on this wall, you will have to go there and check it out for yourself.

Meet Chris and Barbara, Chris is the co-owner of Old Towne along with her husband Chris, yes, I said that right, it's Chris and Chris. Husband Chris thinks everything in the store is "trick", meaning very cool. Barbara works at Old Towne, she is very knowledgeable and has Chris' phone number is case of an "emergency let's make a deal" situation.

One of the locations in the shop I always head to is the hardware department, this place is always loaded with anything you can think of as far as hardware, anything from floor grates, to keyholes.

This was a collection of fruity salt and pepper shakers.....

This is possibly the one of the older globes I have ever seen, it was a little out of my price range but I do love globes and this one was way cool.

Gotta love those old enamel signs, this one has a great red color.

I also love this section, it's includes many advertising items, and all the little things such as brass water hose nozzles, glass light fixture globes, dice, insulators, and more.

I've been eye-balling this big old tall pine cupboard, it must be 9 foot tall and has a nice crown molding around the top. I could display a ton of things in this big boy!

Check out this old child's wool pants and coat, you could look stylist and still keep warm back in the good old days....

Have you seen one of these in a while? Boy have we come a long ways!

In the back corner of the store are a big of pile of tin ceiling, it would take hours to sort through it all to find the ones you want.

More globes........

A mountain of doorknobs...........any design, size and style, so if in need of a door knob, this would be the place to find one for sure!

That's your virtual trip through Olde Towne, if you can make it over there to check out the shop I'm sure you would find something to take home with you, along with some friendly faces ready to wheel and deal.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's The Weekend Garage Sale.....

The weekend is upon us again, so here are the garage sale items up for sale this week:
Aren't these just the coolest old atomic looking bedside table lamps, a real blast from the past!
These are priced at $15 for the pair.

This is a set of four old dresser handles, the price is $5 for the four.

A nice old tablecloth with hand stitching, no stains. It measures 36" x 36". would fit on a small table or would be nice over the top of another tablecloth used in the center of the table. Price $6.00. ---SOLD---

Old Mollie Brushless Shave Cream jar, with original lid, nice condition and clean. Price $5.00.

This is a great old vintage clothespin bag that used to hand on someones clothesline, it even comes filled with the clothes pins if you want them. Price $6.00. ---SOLD---

One of those cool old Swans Cake pans, Ki made a kitchen caddy out of one of these by putting a Lazy Susan on the bottom. Price $10.00.

Love this old lamp base, would be great as a candle stick or attach an old plate on top for a serving pedestal. Price $10.00.

That's it for the sale this week, don't forget to check out the other blog sales over at Margo's, to see what she has this weekend!

If you find something you want just email me with the details. Good Luck!