Out Junkin Vintage Shop Hop

Blumen Gardens, Sycamore, IL

The Thursday before last I found out that Illinois and Wisconsin was having a Vintage Shop Hop.  Over 240 shops were participating.  The weather forecast was for sunny and a tad warmer weather, high 40 and low 50's. After a bitter cold hard winter this seemed like a heat wave. Dare I ask, should I […]

Out Junkin

Limoge blue sugar and creamer

With the bitter cold that's been stuck in our area the last month I haven't been out junkin much.  Tuesday's weather was predicted to be sunny and a high of 29°! Yes, a heat wave and I just had to get out of this house.  Really, the winter blues were starting to get to me...and […]

Out Junkin

Made In Germany Creamer

I don't want you to think I haven't been out junkin..cause I have :-}. To be honest with you I love heading out the door with the anticipation of what "find" will I stumble upon? Thrifting is such a unique experience -- I love digging through cluttered racks and shelves, the musty smell of who-knows-what […]

Adding To My Currier and Ives Collection

Currier and Ives Porcelain Coffee Cups

Yesterday was predicted to be the warmest day for the next week. It's been so cold I've been staying in and feeling the cabin fever bite. Heading out the door the sun was shinning bright and the snow twinkling.  Gosh you feel so much better when the sun is out!

Currier And Ives

Currier & Ives Picture

Currier And Ives were the most prolific and successful company of lithographers in the U.S. Their lithographs represented every phase of American life, and included the themes of hunting, fishing, whaling, city life, rural scenes, historical scenes, clipper ships, yachts, steamships, the Mississippi River, Hudson River scenes, railroads, politics, comedy, gold mining, winter scenes, commentary […]

Out Junkin

Vintage English Dishes

It's been awhile since I've shared my out junkin treasures.  There seems to be a magnet on me for dishes and I just can't NOT buy them! Pretty amber glass salad plates...they are really nice and have a "bubble" pattern underneath.  I spent more than I usually do, but did, since I don't have a […]

Out Junkin

Vintage toolboxes and vintage fan

It's been a while since I've shared some of my junkin finds!  But that doesn't mean I haven't been out junkin!  Lately I've been trying to restrain myself since Mr. C has been complaining "WE HAVE NO PLACE TO PUT ALL THIS STUFF". I hate to admit it but he's right!  But how do you […]

Out junkin

Vintage white cabinets, table

You know me. . . . I love to go out junkin, a lot! I didn't want you to think I haven't been out junkin, I have, I just haven't posted my finds. Today I'm sharing a few finds with you...I've been to some of the best garage/barn sale e.ver this summer. All three pieces […]

Marley Community Church Vintage Flea Market

Cottage Oil Painting

The other day I shared the historic homes of Marley, IL. Today I'm sharing the Marley Community Church Vintage Flea Market. Saturday was Marley's Community Church 50th Vintage Flea Market. It was a beautiful morning, sun out, no humidity, and I was so excited to be here. The market was held in the park right […]

Historic Town Of Marley IL and Vintage Flea Market

Marley Community Church

Yesterday morning my day started bright and early! Up at 6, and ready to attend one of the best local flea markets! It was the 50th Anniversary of the Marley Vintage Flea Market with over 100 dealers at a park! I fell in love with this very small, quaint community! Today I'm sharing the history […]