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’ Funnies

It's springtime, and you know what that means... YARD SALE SEASON!  Time to go junkin' to pay almost nothing for other people's clutter so you can add to your own clutter!  People nowadays are getting clever about marketing their yard sales, and some of the signs I've seen do a great job of Read more [...]

Nancy Lynn’s Cute Fruit and Vintage Camper Gal

YouTube has pretty much replaced television for me.  In fact, I cut the cord on my cable company a few months ago.  There's just so much cool olde stuff to see on YouTube, from urban explorers to abandoned places to vintage travel trailer tours, who needs those obviously scripted "reality" Read more [...]

Pass the Salt, Please

The recent "find" of a mid-century dinette set (see previous post) has led to a whole new facet of collecting.  Salt and pepper shakers with coordinating napkin holders have been calling to me.  It seems that they used to be a lot more common than they are now.  I did see a monkey Read more [...]

What a Find! Mid-Century Dinette Set

Sometimes, patience pays off.  We've been wanting a different kitchen table and chairs set for years, as our old one showed the scars of our girls' toddler years, and was just not a good size for our current kitchen dining area.  We've looked at new sets and old, but just never found anything Read more [...]

Junkin’ Finds: Handmade Vase “Oregon Cascades”

Handmade Vase "Oregon Cascades"
How many times have you been browsing in a shop with local, hand crafted pieces of pottery and art, and just wished the prices were a little lower?  Those artists have to make a living, of course, and the shop has to make a profit, so high prices on hand crafted items is certainly understandable. 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 [...]