junk, junk shopping, antique, vintage, salvage

Junk Crazed Part 1

This past weekend started out like an ordinary one with a little bit of extra time on my hands.  My normal 40+ hour a week had me going to training and, because of that, I was traveling past several new junk shops. I stopped in at one when I saw a really neat cubby.  I…

Latest Loves: Metal Bins and Baskets

Welcome to the newest addition to the Old House Chic Blog: Latest Loves! In the Latest Loves Series, I’ll be introducing my loves, must haves, obsessions and addictions in home design and decorating. My loves are usually the things I’m willing to dodge cars and hurtle over people in order to get to it first, buy no matter…

A Day of Junk Shopping

After selling the majority of what I brought to the Vintage Whites Market, I made plans, last Saturday, to go on a stock up shopping trip.  My shopping plan was a loose one that was subject to change with no notice and since I was the only one going, my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants style was just fine. …

Market Recap: The Vintage Whites Market

I was finally able to catch my breath after being a vendor at the Vintage Whites Market in Loveland, Colorado. Here’s a recap of some of the treasures from my market space… I found this vintage chalkboard and asked Kaylie Hall of 68 Designs to create a chalkboard art logo on it.  I absolutely love…

Lessons from My First Market

It was around this time last year that I was a seller/vendor for the first time at an upscale holiday flea market.  It was a two day market held indoors and it was a way to get my foot in the door- and I so, so badly wanted to get my foot in the door- for the regular upscale antique, vintage,…

The Junk Drunk Link Party No. 1

Welcome to the first Junk Drunk Link Party! What does Junk Drunk mean? Junk Drunk is being intoxicated by the effects of a good find, snookered over salvage, adrenaline trashed over antiques, pickled over a pick, toasted over a thrift store treasure, drunk over dumpster diving, crazy giddy over stuff on picked up at the…

The Junk Drunk Party

In keeping with the spirit of new found junk friendship with each of you, I started thinking about a junk community and how fast this seemed to form starting with my first post How to Identify a Junk Addict followed by this second post Junk Addicts Unite!  I also did a series on our favorite Little Old Lady. …

My Top Ten Junk Pick List

When I walk in the front door of an antique boutique,  junk shop, thrift store, architectural salvage yard or flea market, I have a top ten pick list on a mental Post-It note stuck in my head.  I am always open to add to it, but there are the solid ten things I love and am always…

Junk Drunk Part 4

After going through everything I bought from the little old lady, I sobered up completely and the two missing hours all came back… As I staggered through the front picket fence gate, I noticed the little old lady at the fence line. Let me stop here and explain what my first impression of the “little…

Junk Drunk Part 2

If you are up to date with the first part of this post, Junk Drunk Part 1, you know that Junk Intoxication is in full force and getting worse… I teetered and tottered across the street (where seconds before, I almost got hit by a car)  as my purse banged against my leg, upside down…