Miniature Fairy Gnome Gardens

Miniature Coke Crate Fairy Gnome Garden
Having jumped on the latest bandwagon in gardening, here are four miniature gardens I created recently, two of which are planted in junkin' finds. Broken Flower Pot Mini Garden We've probably all seen this a zillion times on Pinterest, and the other day I realized I had a perfectly-broken flower pot Read more [...]

Junkin’ Finds: Otagiri Seagulls

Otagiri seagull mug and soup mug
Hello, friends! Just a quick show-and-tell of a few cool finds over the last few months, all attributed (after web research) to Otagiri Japan, a prolific importer of home decor from the mid-to-late 20th century.   A coffee cup and coordinating soup mug, found on the same day in two different Read more [...]

Pink Finds!

hall pottery pink plume teapot
While browsing through photos of my finds from the last few months, I noticed there was really a lot of pink, so today I'm sharing those rosie gems with you!     Hall Pottery Pink Plume Teapot, I believe from the 1940s:   Midcentury Boonton Pink Melmac Tray & Bowls: "Boonton". Read more [...]

What I Bought at Antique Archaeology

During a recent trip to Nashville, Tennessee, I was thrilled to get to shop at the American Pickers' Antique Archaeology!  For years my family and I have watched Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of The History Channel's American Pickers, find little pieces of history in people's barns, Read more [...]


Have you, like most of America, been enthralled with the Netflix series Stranger Things?  We sure have been at my house!  It's great because my kids love the show and it's set in the time that I was a kid.  One thing I've been impressed with is that the show's set decorators didn't go Read more [...]

Two Interesting Finds Of Late

Worlds Greatest Husband Pillow
Hi folks! Long time no see! Just taking a quick minute to share two interesting finds from recent junkin' excursions. The first is this pillow:   How nice that Ben Stiller's wife made him a pillow declaring him to be the World's Greatest Husband!   Too bad someone gave it to a thrift Read more [...]