tis the season

I couldn’t be happier about the arrival of Spring. Afterall, it means the arrival of all of the really, really ridiculously good junking. I am totally in my element when uncovering long forgotten vintage goodies in the back of someone’s barn like on Saturday when I scored all of this and some…

Remember what I said last week about only making strategic purchases and buying less blah blah?  Well, forget it!  I was just kidding but thank god I cleaned out the garage to make room for everyone else’s junk.  Woo hoo!

And by the way, I don’t know if I could have timed it better but my long-awaited copy of I Brake for Yard Sales: and Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster is supposed to drop today in my mailbox!  The book is authored by Good Morning America correspondent Lara Spencer who  shares her secrets for bargain hunting, restoring, and decorating.  Sounds like my kind of girl.  She knows a thing or two from her work on Antiques Roadshow.  I can’t wait to read it! 

Let’s review the weekend loot, shall we?  I’ve been on a trunk/foot locker kick lately.  Remember my World War II one?  I’m still obsessed with it.   This one is smaller than most because it is a boy scout locker.  It would be the perfect addition in a little boy’s room at the foot of his bed filled with toys or blankets. 

Next up are a few pieces of luggage…one fab and one not so fab but I went for it anyway.  Irresistible.  Yes, I am describing luggage as irresistible.  It is vintage.

I may regret this one later because it is not leather but something about the CLUB sticker was appealing at the time.

Scale love in a perfectly rusty green.

I hit all of the main food groups in the junking pyramid…luggage, scales and fans!

I always love a few good half aprons.

Never have I ever picked up an old whisk broom but there’s a first time for everything. I kind of like him.  I think I’ll keep him.

Amongst all of this junk, I was surprised to find a perfect mid-century clutch unharmed. As much as I love it, I posted it on etsy already if you’re interested.

Did you find any good vintage this weekend?

Linking to:  Her Library Adventures

9 thoughts on “tis the season

  1. Love the scale!! My mom had one in our kitchen growing up that she kept a basket of fruit on. The trunk is great – what will you use it for? I have 3 – one is a coffee table, one is a toy box for Olivia, and one is in my bedroom.

    • Maureen – I will most likely flip the trunk to a little boy whose room needs it for storage. It is perfect for that. I have one in my bedroom too that I just love.

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