Last Call for the March Junk Addicts Unite Giveaway

The  deadline for the March Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway is almost here! The topic I picked for this month was: My Best Junk Find Ever Tell me about your best Junk Find for a chance to win a Junk Addicts Unite T-shirt– the official t-shirt of proud junkies everywhere! Leave a comment with the details…

Junk Mobsters Part 4

I sat in my car in front of the Junk Mobsters Shop wondering how I had arrived there in the first place.   I swore I would never go there again, and after the almost brawl I had with the Don at the estate sale, I thought I had ended on a high note- with me…

Latest Loves: Casters

I have a core list of Latest Loves that should actually be called Chronic Infatuations.  This is how much I love this category of junk. To make this particular short list of Latest Loves, it has to be at the level of awesome stuff that I would use, install, or incorporate into whatever I was…

The Big Beast Challenge Part 3

Monday was the big, big day. It was The Big Beast Delivery Day. I was so worried about how it would go.  Would the owner of the two antique, vintage and salvage shops love them or hate them?  Would she think they were great but not at all what she was looking for? Or could…

My Best Junk Find Ever

We are getting closer and closer to the deadline for the March Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway. The topic I picked for this month was: My Best Junk Find Ever and, boy, did I have an epic find just this past weekend with the little sailboat I rescued.   What about you? Tell me about your…

Unexpected Treasures

Every evening, I walk my pooch Charlie through an older neighborhood full of old homes.  Each old home is different from the next and they all have that charm and personality that I always find inspiring and delightful. I have found some of the old home elements that were removed from these old homes on…

The Big Beast Challenge Part 2

Last Monday morning, I trudged out the back door of my house, cross eyed and bleary, from working 20+ hours on Saturday and Sunday on the Big Beast Challenge.  I looked at my hands, both of which were needed to lock the door that involves a whole tactic and system- lift the handle while violently…

Latest Loves: Wooden Crates

I grew up having free reign to my grandfather’s big workshop and, later, to my Dad’s extensive collection of tools.  I was given complete access to all kinds of hand tools and there was no shortage of scrap wood and nails to create to my hearts content.  I would watch my Dad as he created solid…

The Big Beast Challenge

I recently committed myself to a challenge where one part of me is asking, “What were you thinking?!”  while the other part of me is saying, “Rock on!  Let’s do this!” Let me explain… Two weeks ago, I made a  furniture delivery to the owner of a retail store.  I have been working in partnership…

Junk Crazed Part 2

The next day, after the heart rate of being Junk Drunk had settled down to a level of just over caffeinated, I drove to my favorite top secret junk shop after it had been open for several hours.  I was just intending to breeze through and check if any treasures were still waiting to be…