TGIF

Happy almost-weekend friends!
And thank goodness for the weekend because it is the season’s first Clover Market on Sunday.  Yay!  We’re packing up the truck and getting ready to hit the road for our favorite vintage popup shop.  The event is looking’ good with 100 fabulous vendors.

Here’s a peek of what we’ll have for sale on Sunday…fun old items like this unique old scale that makes a perfect wine rack.

A stack of trunks and foot lockers taller than me!  Seriously everyone needs a cool old trunk in their life to use for storage, as a bench or coffee table.  I especially love the military ones like this huge green ammo trunk.

And to balance out all that ammo, there will be some lovely & feminine painted pieces of furniture for your perusal.

Hope to see you sunday if you’re local!  Have a great weekend.

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

spring cleaning

What an absolutely gorgeous weekend!  I’m sad to see it come to an end.  The sun was shining.  Birds were chirping.  Daffodils were blooming.  And I successfully purged and organized the growing hoard in the garage.  For real.  I took 4 boxes to the thrift store on Saturday and did not step foot in the store to shop for more because that would pretty much cancel out the entire effort of purging.  Ok so the 4 boxes were tiny.  But still I purged. 

However, I did shop for some fab vintage earlier in the day.  I couldn’t let you down and not pursue any new finds.  So I shopped for you, my good friends.  My buys have certainly been more selective lately.  I’m buttoning up my buying strategy and only getting the most awesome vintage accessories I can find.  I have to really, really love it.  Like can’t-live-without-it love it.  You see the, um, stock room is full with my increasing furniture projects which only leaves a little room for the small vintage treasures.  And I’m fine with this strategy.  Just rollin with the punches here at Circa Dee, ya know.

So my neatly curated buys for the week…

You’re thinking it doesn’t look very exciting, aren’t you? And the cart the treasures are on is from a couple of weeks ago. Remember? I thought I would paint it this weekend but didn’t get to it. BTW I decided on a bold yellow for the cart in case you were wondering. I did manage to paint 3 other things though…also in yellow. Perhaps, my new fave color (after green that is). I will share those soon.

Anyway, the finds. I really, really love this teal bowl. I have a growing collection of antique mixing bowls in this color family. Yes, can’t live without it.  And the 3 bobbins just went so well so I got them too.

I love scales. I think we’ve established that. Although this scale is not super interesting looking I have never seen one quite like it so had to have it. The 30 pound Health-o-meter stork scale is circa 1930s/40s and would have been used in a pediatrician’s office. It has an enamel top – another love of mine. Currently it found a home on my bookshelf.

Finally my very first lot of transferware. I usually bypass it but for some reason I was drawn to the popular English collectible this weekend.

And the buy of the week was this big milk crate. I can just picture it filled with vases boasting cut flowers from my garden that I’ve yet to plant.

How was your weekend?