Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oh, the things we do for Junk!

Hi Bloggerettes!  The fall is a busy time for me with fluffin up my booth and staying on the trail lookin for good stuff.  Speakin of looking for good stuff....

Yesterday, my friend Peggy and I stopped at an old barnlike building to see if they had any good stuff.  An old man came out with the keys, opened it up and said, "you ladies just take your time and I'll be over here on the porch if you need me. One thing though, you gals mighten want to watch out for them there copper heads.  The dang things are always a pesterin me and I thank I done kilt everyone of em, but I mighten missed one or two.  There mite be a chicken snake or two."  Chicken snake, chicken snake???? Get that vision out of my head!
Now you would think that would scare us away now wouldn't you?
Nope not us because we are REAL TRUE JUNKERETTES!
In fact, I let Peggy go first cause that's how scared  mannerly I am!!

Dang, we were feelin like the American Pickers!!! We piled up our junk, er, a, treasures, paid the guy and loaded up. On the way out he uttered a few more words of wisdom.  "Ya'll come back anytime.  My wife is a just gettin over her broken nose.  She done went an falled there on em steps, she ain't quite as spry as she ustabe!  She'll git ya what ya need the next time!"  LOL, LOL, LOL!!!

Well, our stuff didn't really look this great but we did find some good things.  I'll show them to you later after we clean off all the dirt and mud!  Oh the things we do for love!

Okay, on to better things.  Check out these sweet shades of blue....

Most of this fabric is from Hobby Lobby which I bought on my trip to West Virginia.  This one looks vintage, don't ya think?

Okay, I'm outta here!

Thanks so much for stoppin by....I love ya to pieces!!



Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Well, ya know I love to go junkin' so, I can't wait to see what treasures you got!

All of those blue fabrics look wonderfully vintage to me. Each of the pillows are so pretty!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the diggin and the junk. Can't wait to see what you found. Beautiful pillows, love those colors!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl all the great junk in the world could not make me go any where that the snakes are ha ha!! I kid you not that and Mice I just hate...Love all your new pillows and they not PINK are you feeling OK girl ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Alaina said...

Oh it sounds like such fun. Mannerly, oh that is classic. My girlfriend and I met a vendor who invited us to his barn and we did not have the snakes to contend with but there were lots of holes in the floor to "watch out" for. We had fun, found good treasures and a memory for old age. said...

Copper Heads??????OMG I had one of those INSIDE of our house one day. Not really fond of them at all. But I would have dove right in like you. lol I can't wait to see what you found:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Was that really the barn you went into? Ohhhh, it gave me the shivvers just to look at it and think of SNAKES! And are a dedicated junker for sure! That would have been a pass for this ole

Sharon Wengel said...

If you were closer Sissie , I would be in that old barn with you ,there is nothing I would rather do. Just make a lot of noise and scare them ole snakes away ! LOL
Can't wait to see what you found !

Sassy Marsha said...

You need Jed Clampett's truck, LOL


Himmelriket said...

Love your junkstory...
hm...nice to see the stuff later on...
Have a nice day...

Barbara said...

You are one brave lady Sissie! Copper heads really scare me for sure. I hope you had a stick in your hand and made a lot of noise when you went in there and scared them out! I would've done it too though. Love your pillows!

Hugs XX

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, the snakes would have stopped me for sure. No way would I be there. Your pillows are stunning. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

Aleksandra said...


A Cottage Muse said...

Just hearing the "s" word makes my skin crawl! You are so brave!!

Lisa said...

Hope you had your hard hat on! If that pic was the actual barn you entered, I would have been more worried about it falling on my head than the snakes under my feet!! Can't wait to see your treasures! Love your pillows, esp the blue with the brown scroll-design! Have a great weekend!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'day~Fabulous Fabrics! Excited to see what treasures you found.~Cheers Kim

Okie Chic said...

You brave soul.. I would have done the same thing. Your pillows are super fabulous as usual.

Blondie's Journal said...

You are a real trooper, Sissie!! Snakes...oh my. This was a hilarious post!!

Love your new pillows...I really have to stop drooling over them!


Prulletje said...

Oh i love your story, thanks for sharing !!

with love,

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sissie...It is just too much fun going junkin, isn't it? My husband is taking the day off tomorrow and we are going to go see if see if we can get some interesting stuff. Thanks for the email on getting my oval table started. I did take it off the shelf and it is now sitting there looking at me! Looks like work! lol Have a great day!~Hugs, Patti the pretty blue/brwn pillows!

June said...

Oh Sissie you must come and pick me up next time you go junking. I am master killer of rattlesnakes...known far and wide here 'n these parts(okay, not really, but I have killed two rattlesnakes in my lifetime) But I would face a third if it meant getting to the GOOD stuff! I cannot wait to see what you found.
I adore the blue pillows girl!!!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

Oh kinda pickin'!!!! There is nothing I like more than having to dig for my treasures. Beautiful shades of blue....and I'm not a blue person......can't wait to see your finds.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

you're the Queen of Pillows sissie girl! The Queen!!

Diane said...

Oh my gosh, Sissie, what a hoot! So, did you see any snakes? Sure hope none are hidden in any of the loot you bought! Yikes!

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your new creations!

dogsmom said...

I need to find an adventurous junking partner like you.

bullie_mama said...

That sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to see the treasures you found!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Hi sissie, really love your blue and chocolate cushion range, divine! Glad to hear you didnt have too many problems with the snakes and were able to find some treasures :0)

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup