Friday, February 27, 2009

Where have I been?

I know I told you I was going be posting junk info but, as you remember I told you I have 4 kids, who have kept me a little busy this week. Monday - basketball practice, Tuesday - 1st subdistrict basketball game 2 hours west of us(we won!), Wednesday - Jack broke his arm at school, Thursday - 2nd subdistrict game 2 hours west of us (we won!), Friday - basketball practice and babysit 2 grandkids - soooooo now you know where I have been.

Miles with his family supporters. Check out the pretty blue cast on Jack's arm.

The team in the huddle.

Maddy and her friend Miranda supporting the team and her brother.

This fan couldn't find poster board so she used her arm.

The final score! Victory!!!

But ------ I did manage to steal away for a junk fix today for 4 hours. Wait till you see what I found. I will be working on it this weekend so check back in a few days to see the pics of my Junk Emergency finds!

Friday, February 20, 2009

What I Found On My Way Home

How many times have you discovered something by surprise?

I was on my way home from picking up some goodies from a fellow junker, I was going to go straight home BUT, needed to return some things to Sioux City, so I took a different route home. While passing through Merrill, Iowa, in which the highway does not go down main street, I caught a glimpse of a red, white, and blue flag with the word "antiques" on it. My heart immediately started racing, and I quickly made a right turn off the highway and around the block to see what I thought I saw. As I came around the corner, there were FOUR, read that, FOUR, shops in one block. Where was I going to start, and could I get through them all before closing?
Check out these great chairs! I love these. There are four of them. Don't know if I will be able to part with these.

Look at all the great stuff, 2 shops together and the back room. They cut a door way in the wall so you can go between to two shops. One clerk, two shops!

Check out his great desk I got! We had to move lots of things before we could actually get it out!

And the back room? This is just part of it! Check out those pink floral kitchen chairs.

Store #2 - Treasures - Where do you start?........ At the front and work your way back.

This store owner had a whole collection of head vases. They can cost anywhere from $50 - $500.

Cool old retro lamps.

Glasses of every shape, size and design.

Store # 4 - New To You -- Very nice shop with those one of kind items.

Another place packed full of junk!
I love this silver suitcases, excellent condition, great for storage.

This is a totally cool Kampcooler with a great color, see the splattery black paint, that is original!

Love, love, love game wheels!!! This one was to expensive for me but I had to have a picture.

All this has been under my nose for years. When I asked how long they had been open, they said 10 years, and this was the first time I had been here? Just goes to show you, check out every town you drive through, you never know what could be waiting for you!
Hope you enjoyed your trip in my junking world.

What secret is waiting for you to discover?


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Here We Go - Let's Junk !

I started this blog so I can share with all of you my junking trips, experiences, friends, and junking spots. As a child I use to go to auctions with my parents every weekend. They would bring home truck loads of antiques for pennies. At the time I hated it, but it must have had some sort of influence on me because it's what I do everyday of my life now. I can't imagine doing anything else than loving junk for a living.

My mother and I had a antique shop 20 years ago, I had my own shop 10 years ago, and now I have a building full of junk that is open by appointment only. This is where I stash all my really good junk.

I do have a family too, 1 husband, 1 daughter, 3 sons, and 2 grandsons that keep me very busy. So if I'm not junking I'm at dance, basketball, babysitting or who knows what. Of course, I have trained all the kids to love junk and now have started training my 3 year old granson. He went on our first junking trip with me just last week. He loved it.

With that said, let's get going!