Monday, February 20, 2012

Weekend JUNK

This past weekend Danny and I did one of our favorite things to do together. We thrift store hopped. We did that a lot when we were first married and when our kids were really young, but its something we just kind of forgot about doing. Danny recently mentioned that he really missed doing it, and that we should go sometime. So that's just what we did.

Jacob was at his buddies house, so we just took along Tristen. He had never been to a thrift store. Sad, huh? We explained it was kind of like a whole bunch of  garage sales, all in one building.
"You mean all this stuff used to be belong or be worn by someone else?" he asked.


"But..BUT...there's UNDERWEAR over here!!"


Anyway, I hauled home a few treasures.  An antique canning jar, a beautiful, like new bed set complete with curtains and valances from JC Pennys for $10, a pair of old ice skates that I plan to dress up and use as a winter decoration next year, and a really neat bright red heart shaped basket that will be PERFECT for Valentines Day next year.

I also found THIS:

Isn't it cute?? Its a homemade bird feeder, made from the bottom part of a chicken feeder, a mason jar that someone hand painted, a glass bowl for a hood. Cute cute cute!

And THIS was my most exciting find of the day:

 I saw this as I was almost done checking out. I turned around, saw it, grabbed it, and brought it home. When we got to the car we noticed it had a note attached to it.  "This was purchased in Turkey in 1965."  I don't know what these are exactly called. I call them wind-chimes, but I've always loved them. I love the look of them and the neat clunky sound they make when they blow in the wind. I'm happy to have some of my very own now!

Danny and I are going to make an effort to "junk" more together and will hopefully be hitting a few flea markets soon.
After all, spending the day together filled with lots of talk and laughter could NEVER be junk, regardless of how much of it we haul home! ;)


Melanie said...

Oh. .fun day!! Looks like you already have your feeder hung up!! The next flea market at the coliseum is March 11! You would LOVE it!!

Jennifer said...

Girl you and I are kindred spirits! Me and hubby LOVE to go to flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores! Lots of cool garden junk to be had. I'm definitely following your blog now!

Rhonda said...

Neat stuff! I agree with your last paragraph. :)