Saturday, July 18, 2009

Gotta get a move on

Well, vacation is over; Back to work as a big girl now and wishing I could just do my junkin full time. My dream is to get to Canton on Labor Day weekend and set up my stuff and sell, sell, sell. I know that things don't always turn out like you plan but I do have this dream and I have been emailing with some very wonderful ladies who have set up camp in Canton and they are very encouraging.
However, the husband is not being positive about this venture, AT ALL !!!!
I would love to prove him wrong unfortunately, without his help (setting up the camper that I want to purchase and allowing me to make the purchase) I won't be able to do it. I am moving forward like it is going to happen but I will have to be prepared to have my dream (and my feelings) crushed.


I went junkin' before work yesterday and found a bunch of treasures that I am going to love and care for and fix up and love and care for and sell...

This little chest is in perfect condition. Just needs some paint and some
wax rubbed on the drawers to make them slide easier, little lavender smelling
drawer liners and she will be better than new.
This buffet/server/cabinet needs a little more help but not too much.
This will look great once it is shabby chic.

I didn't get a picture of this ones enamel top but it is in need of some love.
I think Mr. Negative, I mean the husband, is out there taking care of it right now.

This old booth bench will need those bottom boards removed.
Little paint, a cushion and some pillows and you will be able
to see it's dimples when it smiles.

This white wicker cabinet would surely sell.

This rocker isn't from this morning but I had just finished priming it and had forgotten to take a before picture. I made a cushion for it this morning and will put it on once the second coat of paint dries and I am able to distress it. It's gonna be hard to let this one go. You will understand why once you see the cushion.

I also bought this old cast iron fence section.
It came out of a courtyard in New Orleans. The guy wanted
to have the rails tacked back in place but I wanted it just like it is.
It took 3 people to lift this 4 or 5 foot section of fence. HEAVY !!

I will use these little lids in a mosaic project that I want to do.

A box of finials, and little wooden boxes and an ironstone gravy boat.

2 very old corbels and 2 old trunks.

The green one is stamped inside "Reinhold & Lewis - Spec No 61B - 1943"
I am going to paint it on the outside but leave the inside w/ the stamp in tact.
The brown one has a name plate on the top but no date.
So now I will head back outside to finish up what I can today. It has turned out to be a beautiful day here in Louisiana. The temperature is wonderful so it is a perfect day to be outside.


ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Thanks for the kind comment on my blog! It's so nice to meet you! I've been enjoying all your junking are a girl after my own heart! I would love to sell at Canton, too! I would really love to be able to go to Canton every month. I've only been there once!


trash talk said...

I used to set up at Canton in the Civic Center from 2001 until 2002.
I have to say it comes around fast. There are certain months that are better than others. September is one of the good ones...if that will help convince the husband.
Good luck with your decision.
BTW, you made some really great buys!