Monday, August 30, 2010

Junkin Treasures

Hi Blogging Friends! Hope everyone is enjoying the last days of Summer! Where has this month gone? It seems just like yesterday I was counting the days until Spring, now Fall is upon us. As much as I love warm weather and hate cold weather, I must say, I am so ready for Fall! I can't wait to set out the pumpkins and goblins and feel the crisp fall breeze. My husband has planted lots of pumpkins and gourds this year and they are really growing nicely. I will have to post some pictures of them growing on the vines. They look so pretty!

This past Saturday my Hubby and I, and my Mom and Dad, decided to get out and do a little junkin. We went to one of my favorite little junkin stops and look what I found!

Is this not the cutest vintage telephone table and bench you have ever seen?! Well, when I saw it I knew I had just the perfect place to put it! Of course, as I've mentioned before, my house is absolutely full of stuff! But I think I can squeeze this in. Then, sitting right beside this was this...

I believe this is supposed to be a jewelry cabinet but it is missing the legs. It is still really cute and I could really use the storage. I think this little sweetie will sit on top of the nightstand in the extra bedroom ~ studio. It will work perfectly to hold my craft supplies.

Here's a funny little story for you that happened while we were out junkin. I walk on crutches (full time) but I ride on a scooter for long distances. Well, my scooter wouldn't fit in my favorite shop, so I got up and walked on my crutches. Well, to make a long story short, I forgot my crutches at my favorite shop. We shopped all day, returned home, and realized that I didn't have my crutches. Luckily I have an extra pair so I'm not completely stranded. We called the shop owner and she said that she would hold them for me. Now I guess I will just have to go shopping again at her shop so I can get them. He He He! Isn't that a shame? :)

Don't forget about this weeks Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping Event...this weeks theme is "Last Rose of Summer". There should be lots of pretties to be found!

Until next time...


lisa said...


You found some awesome treasures, I'm green with envy!

I'm sorry you left your crutches but hey... anything to go shopping again. :)

Hope your having a great day.

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the finds, they are really cute. Are you sure the crutches were not left behind accidentally on purpose? lol. Have a good week and thank you for sharing

Susie said...

Yeah, yeah, I've heard every excuse to go junkin again...leaving crutches behind! Great treasures! Wonder what you will find next Shannon!
The Polka Dot Rose

Marie said...

Hi Shannon,
You found some very nice things. I like the idea of leaving the crutches behind. Nice touch. Or should I say smart move. :O)

gail said...

Hi Shannon:) I know what you mean,, where is time going? Why is it going sooo fast!? But I am also looking forward to the fall. It is my favorite time of year.
I had to laugh at your story. I left my cane at work the other day. I use it most days, but sometimes on my good days I dont use it, but had a heck of a time remember what I did with it. But I think you did the right thing!!! Now you get to go back:) Have fun! (()) gail

Miss Magpie said...

Hi, Shannon, sounds like you had a wonderful day, I'm glad the shop owner found your crutches and they didn't get left behind. Thanks for sharing your treasures with us. They are pretty. Take care, friend. Ginger

Miss Magpie said...

Duh, Shannon, sometimes my brain does not function well! I meant, I'm glad the shop owner found the crutches and they didn't get LOST!

Cottage Flair said...

Great finds!!! Love the little tables!

SoCal Helene said...

Love your finds!! I can only agree with you, I'm ready for fall and some cooler weather, too!
ps. How fun that your Dad used to work for Folgers, then he knows the coffee business. Good Luck in the drawing!!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Shan!

LOL...I loved your post. What fantastic treasures!! The other day I did a little dumpster dive. I couldn't help myself. I found the cutest chair and mini table. All it needs is some paint and some designs and good as So glad your crutches were returned! My husband should have worked for Folgers. He is a coffee fanatic. He drinks coffee all day long. No wonder he is so wide awake all the
Anyway it was fun visiting you. Hope you are enjoying the day and have a great weekend,
Janets Creative Pillows

Anonymous said...

I have a love of telephone tables. Truly. Or the old conversation benches. The ones where you sit opposite but lean to one another for some chatting. Love them.

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That's So Shabby said...

Oh I so love that darlin' little tele stand. How sweet is that! I would love to see how you used it in your home. Won't you share some pics of it now?