Monday, February 10, 2014

Just another junkin' trip

Junkin' is fun. Its addictive, and amazing, and fun. But anything can happen on a junkin trip! From spiders crawling out of something you picked off the yard at the flea market, to getting lost driving there, to getting stopped by the presidential motorcade, anything can happen. You can fill your car to the brim, or you can drive a few hundred miles to barely get a bag full of goodies. Its a gamble every time you go out, but boy is it fun! Whats hard, is not keeping it all! You are obviously drawn to things you like. You can't help it.
We have finally broken out of the house a few times recently (mostly because we were so sick of being snowed in!) and got some great picks we wanted to share with you.

I found this fabulous 1950's hamburger press at an Antique Mall a state over. I just loved the picture of the chef on the front. His patina is slightly chippy, but the hamburger press itself is in wonderful shape.

Anything vintage, rusty, chippy and with a great patina catches my eye. I am instantly drawn to it. This vintage Maxwell House coffee tin was no exception! 

These vintage bakelite keys also caught my eye right away! They are wildly popular with people decorating in the vintage industrial style.



Found this FB Rogers Silver Co. Carafe and isn't it a beauty!? Can't you just imagine coffee warming in this gorgeous decanter? Love it!  


I have a slight obsession with vintage door plates. The beauty of this one - WOW! The beaded border, the slight red coloring, the shape, and the patina - just wow. 

Junkin' is addictive. Its fun, and challenging and wonderful all at the same time. What I can tell you is that I enjoy it, I look forward to it every day, and I can't wait to see what I find next time I go out! 


  1. Those are beautiful pieces that you found! I feel like I need to go junkin' where you go! What will you do with them?

    1. Hey Simply D - I already have all these up for sale on my Etsy shop. Can't keep everything ya know?! (Its so hard not to!)