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.

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…

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…

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…

Latest Loves: Antique Brass Stencils

While I was shopping at the Two Gentlemen Antique Shop, I came across a long wooden box.  A lid that was meant to slide along the length, within grooves, was set on top. I lifted the box lid and immediately noticed a thin piece of brass sheet metal that was cut in a stencil type…

Junk Mobsters Part 3

A few weeks after being thrown out of the Junk Mobster Shop, I saw a flyer on a bulletin board in a little coffee shop, for an estate sale.  The estate sale was for a founding family of a little town and I knew it would be good. I scouted out the house the day before,…

Shopping Recap: The Two Gentlemen Antique Shop

This past weekend, I was supposed to be glued to my desk, chair and computer to get my taxes done.   I told myself that the only “shopping” I was allowed to do was to pick up an item, that I bought the weekend before, that was too big to fit in my car at the time. …

Junk Mobsters Part 2

After the Mobster Junk Shop refused to sell me anything, I swore I would never go back.  I swore right out loud, in multiple phone calls, to my poor mother who probably thought she was talking to a teenager again- “Why won’t he call me?!”  Instead, I was yelling, “Why won’t they sell anything to…