Thursday, March 2, 2017

Gone Junkin'

It's no secret that I'm self employed, work from home and that I love junk.

Working from home is quite (I hardly ever turn on the tv - I can't stand that racket) and I missed the conversation with coworkers and friends, so occasionally we would eat lunch and catch up. Then we started doing the shows with Angea and the occasional lunch become "business meetings" or "board meetings", discussing our ideas and booth set up visions. Last spring, we started meeting early on Thursday mornings to go Junkin' and we've only missed a few weeks, due to time sensitive work, Angea's vacation, or medical situations. Our peeps have learned that Thursday morning is our early morning and don't make plans to conflict with our junk!

We have our normal starting place, where we meet, we shop there and then hit any garage sales in town. We might venture to a nearby town, run some random errands, go get supplies at Hobby Lobby, etc., but we almost always end with lunch. Since we started out booth in Mineola, we venture that way at least twice a month to restock our booth and see what we can collect along our way. 

In the winter, there hasn't been many garage or estate sales and we've been going through some junk withdrawals and we've been anxiously awaiting people starting their spring cleaning and garage sale season! With the weather being so nice, we were hopeful for today's adventures. 

It did start out a little frosty early this morning, but it quickly turned into a gorgeous day! 

Our second stop turned into a Junkers high! I've never see Angea snatch up something so quick - she grabbed up several stacks of buckets like it was a Black Friday Christmas sale! I got the big tub and rooster, and she got the others, but we combined them to haul across the highway. 

My initials in stamps... Didn't get them though. 
Angea, the Junkin' Queen! She passed on the crown as well, but I had to get her picture. 

We made it to Uniques and Antiques and added some items to our booth and rearranged things to give it a fresh look. 

Here's a few new items that I have been working on lately. You might remember my struggle with the church boards - well here's two of them, from my "Another Sunday in the South" series and a rustic, shabby photo holder. 

Roosters! Between the two of us, we've got several rooster items in our booth. 

After lunch, we headed back towards home. We go one way and come back a different direction, so we will have a greater chance of finding sales along the way. We take turns driving and this week Angea drove her car. Now do not let her little fuel efficient car fool ya, she can pack some stuff in there! That's an awesome table she grabbed up.  We laugh and have so much fun together! Angea is such a happy, upbeat friend to be with and I love our Junkin trips!  

We got back to town, I got my truck and we both went back to a sale were we found the buckets. We each found a few more things and I decided the bike must come home with me. I haven't came home with this much good junk in a while! We have visions of transforming and decorating with lots of it at the Backwood's Marketplace next month. Seriously, you don't want to miss it, because we are going to have some awesome stuff. 

I nearly bought knobs at a big name store last week, but I held out, because I thought I might could find some old ones, instead of the imitations. So glad I did and I've got plans for these babies! 

It was just too pretty of an afternoon, when I got home, that I just couldn't go indoors to work, so I didn't! I worked outside, "For the Birds". (Did you see my new cutter tool and completed birds on Facebook or Instagram?)

Today ended with a pretty sunset and tomorrow I'll be back inside working on wedding orders, but for today, we had to enjoy the junk and bask in the sunshine. 

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