Tuesday, February 23, 2010

the junkin' Gods were very very good to me...

It is like the skies opened up...and the finds were everywhere for me this last week...
but if you are a dealer/store owner/collector...you know this does not happen often...
books from the late 1800's just don't appear out of no where...
but last week...I think all of the hibernation of the winter is gone...
and for a few wonderful days...
spring was here in Portland...
the wicker appeared via my parents...(the have been hunting and gathering for me...)
and the skies were blue...
and my luck held...literally all week-end...
and this is just some of the small items...I bought 5 vintage dressers...vintage tables...
a collection of ancient, well used paintbrushes...
metal garden chairs...( you know, the fab kind...and a PAIR of them...)
and wood boxes...they make great shadow boxes, storage...and just look cool by themselves...
sorry for all the "bragging"...but I am still in shock that I got so lucky...it has just seemed like such a lllllloooooonnnnggggg winter...and I have been feelin' a little overworked...and when I find some good finds...
it just gives me that mood boost that a store owner needs so desperately, especially in these recession times...
these cement stepping stones made me smile, for the whole hour that I owned them...they were scooped up almost the minute we displayed them on the ground in front of the store...
thanks for letting me brag...and almost all of these items have made it to the store...I am still debating about the doll, Pendleton blanket and pillow... and encyclopedias...they are still at home...
I will picture furniture soon!

5 comments:

Gail said...

Egads woman, you scored HUGE! I'm so very happy over the moon for you, it's certainly well-deserved and loooong overdue :).
I so hope you can come down this week!

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

How lucky you are...I am still waiting :)
Julie, Kindred Roses

Andy's Attic said...

Yikes you did so well!! I have a thing for boxes...you really found a bunch. I understand how you feel about all the finds. It does the soul some good......
Annette

Traci said...

Awesome!!! I'm still waiting for my luck to change.
Everything looks wonderful....woohoo!

Cynthia K. said...

How fabulous for you!! I know you had so much fun finding so many goodies...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)