Monday, April 30, 2007

~ Monday ~ My Home ~ Market Junk Treasures

Last week my Sweetie asked if I'd like to go up to Renninger's on Sat. and of course I jumped at the offer. When we went to Mt. Dora last weekend, it's less than an hour from here, we only went downtown to look at the shops.

Sometimes we will look over the "Junk Man's" junk! It is tables and tables of nothing but junk, and maybe a tiny treasure buried. This time the usual guy had another junk type vendor as well. Junk Man #1 wasn't open and is leaving the market for good. Many people will be sad to see this happen. Junk Man #2 had only been there since Dec., and he was packing up to head back north. Hey guys, it's only 88* out, it's not even hot yet!

When I took this picture, I was actually rather startled to see how much of me it shows. The tarnished silver is from another thrift the week before, but the amazing peeling silver leaf cross, blurred mirrors and vintage jewelry and some others goodies were all from the junk tables. Sitting outside in the heat and rain. The cross was buried in one of two boxes from an older lady's estate. I was so happy to rescue it. I was too late for a vintage Madonna chalkware statue. That is what I was looking for, but it was broken into pieces.

Although I don't go to garage sales or too many thrift stores, there is something about looking at tons of old stuff sitting out on tables in the fresh air that I can't resist. Lucky I got there just in time before they headed north.


  1. I love these pieces! Will you display them like this in your home? I think it's a great looking vignette just like this. I enjoy vintage jewelry too.

    And yes, 88 is barely scratching the surface of hot in our part of the world!

  2. Donna, just that display the way you have it is so pretty & appealing. I can see why you wanted to dig through all the junk..I'm a digger too & can't resist taking a peek at any junk place that I pass by. Love it!

    Southern Hospitality

  3. Lovely.....

    I'm with you I don't do garage sales and can't stand dirty thrift stores. Although I may have to rethink my thinking after seeing so many great finds on other blogs.

    I always enjoy visiting your blog.

    Kathy :)

  4. Beautiful! I love it.
    I know what you mean about thrift stores, but sometimes you find great stuff.
    88 is nothing.

  5. Very interesting & pretty! I don't normally do garage sales but I do like a good thrift store.


  6. Fabulous finds, Donna! I love the cross! I'm glad it went home with you. This is such a great visual vignette just the way it is!

  7. Donna, that photo is a work of art. Absolutely gorgeous! Great vignette!

    Thank you for your sweet comment at the back porch!:-)


  8. What a wonderful way to display, everything looks wonderful together!

    Flea Markets are my favorite...I am too ditzy to drive and look for garage sales, and thrift stores around here never have anything. So I love the hunt for treasure in the open air too!

    It's always a delight to visit your blog, thanks for the many inspirational photographs.

  9. So glad you rescued these lovely pieces!

  10. I liked the way you have displayed your treasures. I wouldn't touch it, I would leave it just like you have it here.

  11. If that cross has nail holes on the ends, I believe it is from a coffin. I have an enamel one & I love it!

  12. Great finds!!! I do like thrift shops....and sometimes an inner voice tells me "STOP! Stop at this garage sale" so I do. I've had some good finds at the local Goodwill stores....lotsa tarnished silverplate! *LOOOVE!


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