Wrapping up Market Season

With my second market season wrapped up at the beginning of October, I realized that I haven’t posted any pictures of six months worth of adventures… …and more to come.

The April Junk Addicts Unite Giveaway Winner

April’s Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway topic was “My Junk Shopping List.”  I picked this month’s topic because of the shopping frenzy I’ve been on this month in preparation of the start of market season.    As it so happens, my Junk Shopping List is a mile long, ever changing and constantly being added to.   I might…

Let Market Season Begin

May seems to be the starting point month for most market seasons everywhere.  Flea markets, rummage sales, garage sales and estate sales, antique shows and junk extravaganzas- they all seem to start when spring is headed into summer and continues until the fall.   I love this season.  I love selling at markets.  I get…

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Latest Loves: Carts

I have a mental sticky note in my head of all the things I look for when out junk shopping. Some things come and some things go on the list but not wooden or metal carts. At Texas Antique Week, I saw carts everywhere I went.  Weathered wooden ones with rusted nail holes, gouges and…

Operation Texas Antique Week Part 2

My day started out at 3:00 this morning, when my alarm went off.  I actually sat up and thought, “What is that?!”  Nothing on this earth needed to be making a single sound at that time of the night…or early morning and it took me a minute to figure out what that rude, obnoxious, violent…

Junk Mobsters Part 5

After returning to the Junk Mobster’s Shop and being invited to pick from The Don’s secret collection, I returned every week to sit and chat with the Mobster Family.   La Familia was fierce to outsiders but once those outsiders were accepted, they were treated like family. On a recent trip I got to be a…

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…

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…