Saturday, October 31, 2009

Vintage Train Cases and Luggage

Yesterday I decided to list a few of my larger items...mainly some luggage.
I love vintage luggage and tend to pick it up whenever I find it.

I love to look at the pieces GetReadySetGO does in their shop.
Here are a few that I listed in my shop:

Purple American Tourister for $30.00

Also listed last night were a beautiful Steeley Blue Haze for $28.00, Goldenrod Yellow $28.00, Avocado Green for $15.00 and Lipstick Red for $13.00.

I do have a white one that I am going to attempt to upcycle today, along with painting my cupboard from a few posts back! Check back to see my progress!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I have no idea why my blogger page is all wonky! It won't let me post a picture! SO here is a link to picture of my cupboard! Click Here

Junk Jaunt Cupboard

I'm going to skip ahead to day 2 of the Junk Jaunt...
North Loup Nebraska or was it Ord, Nebraska?
This is the day all the towns started running together.
Anyway I'll go back to finish day 1, but I'm beginning a project of one of my finds from day 2.

Twice on day 2 I found items that weren't out for sale, but being the junker I am...I found this cupboard in a man's garage and asked "You wouldn't want to sell this would you?"  He named his price and had 2 young boys load it for me (much to my 11 yr olds liking).

Now if only I knew what to do with it!  What are your suggestions?  I had though of leaving it "as is" but the more I look at it, it just needs brightened up after being in a garage for who knows how many years!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Junk Jaunt 2009 Recap

I'm finally recovering from being gone and leaving my husband in charge of the house for 3 days. Needless to say there was somehow over 1 1/2 weeks worth of laundry to be done, no groceries in the house AT ALL and just massive amounts of stuff to do.

But the junk jaunt was well worth it. My 11 yr old and I left bright to (well not bright, as it was still dark out) and early Friday morning- 5:00AM. It was a 3 hour drive to our first stop-Broken Bow. We were both a little unsure of what to expect, but we were off. After a little Right Said Fred "I'm Too Sexy" and The Bangles "Manic Monday" thanks to the local radio station, we ran over a possum...well I think just its tail.

We got to Lexington before I realized we needed gas, but then we were set.

Our first stop was a garage sale in Broken Bow, I was excited she was excited and we scored a few finds. I found 4 black chromcraft chairs for $1 each, a few pairs of shoes, a purse and a few puzzles. My daughter picked up this Halloween mask and asked "Is this Michael Jackson?" (she was serious)
We headed to the Broken Bow Fairgrounds and found a few deals including a Big Wheel for my 2 yr old for Christmas and a bunch of dump rake teeth, for a project for my hubby(shh he doesn't know yet!).
At this point my camera was dropped by my 11 yr old, but thankfully not broken!
Much more to tell about the trip.....