Home of The French Marketplace

La joie c'est le partage
{ the joy is in the sharing }

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Junkin' With Mom

My mom called me on Tuesday and said, "you want to go shopping tomorrow at that place I told you about?" Me being the thrifty, vintage loving shopper that I am said, "oh YES, I do!" You see, she found this little, well actually it's quite huge, flea market type shop about an hour from where we live. It's an old grain mill that has been converted into a three story vintage lovers haven. We spent three blissful hours in that place and such a good time! Even the baby had a good time. He was so good and patient - I think he really just enjoyed flirting with the ladies there! Plus we were well stocked with plenty of juice and Cheerios - he was a happy camper.
We found some really great things. It was one of those rare trips where I actually found a lot of little things that I had stored away in the back of my mind to be on the look out for while out and about. You know how it is, you'll see something in a magazine or on someone's blog and you think - wow, that is so cool, I'd love to find something like that too! So, while you're out junkin' you kind of keep an eye out for it but usually can't find it? Well, on this trip I seemed to find a lot of those things.

Like this silver bowl and these eggs. (The eggs I found at JoAnn Fabrics - I don't know why, but I've had a tough time finding them in these colors. They're usually pastel)


And this wine server basket. I saw one in a shop a couple of weeks ago but it was too much money - found this one though for $3.



Love this old wooden box! I thought it would be pretty filled with recipe cards or maybe some mini potted plants on the kitchen counter. Or maybe, I could display my collection of vintage photos in there.

And this guy...I have a major weakness for roosters! He's here to keep watch over the fabulous haul!
We had such a wonderful time - a day well spent! We decided to meet in the parking lot of a JoAnn fabrics store that is a nice halfway point from both of our houses. I showed up a half hour early so I could squeeze in a bit of shopping in there too. All of their Easter and spring stuff is 50% off so I wanted to check it out. The speckled eggs as well as the faux chocolate bunny came from there at 50% savings - YAAYYYY!
Have a wonderful Thursday!!
Blessings,
Kathleen

19 comments:

sepiadreams said...

Love the eggs, and your pillows and the cover for the buffet-you are very talented!!! Love Tiina...

cityfarmer said...

you done goooooood honey....I love bveing fifty and thrifty..hey that could be a blog title

Lisa said...

I love the rooster - I'm trying to find one myself, on the cheap of course.

I found some natural colored eggs at Michael's. I bought one bag last weekend, and another yesterday to put in a hurricane vase/glass/whatever-you-it that I picked up at Goodwill for $2.

I love thrifting :)

Linda said...

Those are some great purchases....I like everything you got. Isn't it fun when you are looking for the "needle in a haystack" to actually find it?! Linda

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

They eggs are great and that wooden box is perfect. I love it when people can see beauty in a scrappy old wooden box!

Chrissy said...

What a pretty post...sounds like you had a hoot!!!Your pillows look amazing you know! Talk soon, Chrissy

Erin said...

I love those eggs. The colors are great! It sounds like you had such a fun day with your mom. Aren't girl days the best!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Lovely finds. And I love those eggs as well♥

Helen said...

I am a Joann Fabrics nut ... could spend a day in their easily. I LOVE all of you photos, this looks like another place I could lose myself in .....

janet said...

i really love your blog, bit by bit im changing up my decor, i will call it country with a hit of contemporary simple...lol dont think there is such thing. I just know im going with what i love. You hit some fantastic finds on your shopping trip, love those times when you actually come home with such treasures. I LOVE the eggs, i must fine me some.
hugs
janet

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

So glad you found me as it lead me to your blog. I can tell I will enjoy it! My mom and I love to go to the same kind of shops...My grandmother did too, I just wish I had found value in the shops when she did...but I now own some of her found tressures. Well, welcome and don't be a stranger.

Anne Marie said...

Ahhhh....spending time with Mom- what a blessed day you had!!
*and some trinkets to remind you as well-
that place sounds great!

Melissa Miller said...

You found some lovely treasures!
The rooster is really beautiful and full of charm. :)

Cemaya said...

The rooster is very charming!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I just wanted to let you know I left the lemonade award for inspiring me with your posts. Please stop by and pick it up and share the love.

sweetly, lovely said...

all thrifting women unite! you're a woman after my own heart:) that wooden box is fantabulous! i love the patina on it. i can see it sitting on a painted, white buffet filled with linen wrapped silverware:) and mr. roo is quite handsome, indeed.

Jeanneoli said...

Great finds and how awesome that you were able to shop with your mom. My mom lives on the other side of the country.

Laura said...

What great finds!! Congratulations on your bargains!
Have a wonderful week,
Laura

Amy Kinser said...

Love your ideas. I would love for you to expand on your thoughts about the vintage photos in the wooden crate. Sounds like a great and neat idea and I have wonderful old family photos.

Thanks so much.

amy