Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My Successful Junking Day

It was another successful shopping day at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire.  The weather on Sunday was perfect (at least I thought so), cloudy and very cool, but such a huge relief from the temperatures we've been having in the valley.  I was on a mission with my "focus list" and I promised myself I wouldn't buy anything more than what would fit in a single shopping cart load.  I made the same promise the last time I went out to Alameda, but broke it very early in the day.  I behaved myself this time and came home only with the things on my list:  key holes and watch faces for making jewelry, silver plate flatware for stamping, and maybe a typewriter if I was lucky enough to find one.  

I spotted both of these in the same booth.  I wasn't able to strike a deal for the two of them, but they were still very reasonable.  The one on the left is in perfect working condition, but the other one has some major rust issues and the keys are locked up. 

This girl can't resist the lure of a vintage typewriter....working, or not.

I collected this load of flatware for stamping from at least six different vendors.
You can see my stamping tutorial here.

I see lots of earrings and necklaces here.  Between four different vendors, I spent over an hour digging through boxes of watch parts.  Hand sanitizer is always a good thing to have stashed in your flea market bag.

One stop shopping.  I was hoping this dealer still had more of these fabulous wooden key holes, and I was lucky enough to find some of them already painted.

Mission accomplished!  Even with the two typewriters, I was still able to fit everything in my cart without making an extra trip back to the car.  Don't you love it when you're able to find exactly what you were hunting for?  

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41 comments:

  1. I am totally envying you! You found some great stuff!! I love all the key holes. I can never find those anywhere!

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  2. Love those keyholes! Glad you had a nice day!

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  3. Great finds!! Last year, I picked up the same kind of typewriter at the big flea market that we have here at our fairgrounds. My daughter has it in her room now.
    Cindy

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  4. The royal typewriter is one I've looked for...too long! Too bad, it isn't in working order. I'm going to be patient and see what treasures will spring forth! Lol.
    Hugs

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  5. what a great suceessful trip, I just love the silver wear and your projects sound wonderful, I have never saw wooden key holes, ( I don't get out much) lol!!!!Honestly this is all new to me, I grew up and lived almost allmy 56 years in old homes with all the things people search for now, its all so popular and for us it was just normal stuff in our home, I guess I was lucky,

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  6. Betsy,
    Great finds!!!! I hardly ever find typewriters.I found one months ago and that is it!I paid a good fortune for it too.But I had to have it.
    xx
    Anne

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  7. Love your finds. It's wonderful that you found the things on your list. Can't wait to see the wonderful things you make with those pieces.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  8. Oh you lucky girl! Those watch faces and key holes are something I seldom find and to find many on the same day is just amazing!

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  9. Nice haul ! I have been shopping today, but not for bling and treasures to create with.

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  10. I love Steampunk jewelry so I'm looking at that wonderful stash of watch faces! You'll make some amazing jewelry with those! Hugs!

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  11. I am looking forward to your post showing some outstanding pieces of jewelry you make with these cool vintage finds. It is crazy that were able to find everything on your list in one trip. I really enjoy your creativity. What kind of glue do you use for your jewelry?

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  12. Hi Betsy
    Wow. I like those typewriter. Love, Love.
    I wish I were there to go junking with you. (smile)

    Can't wait to see what you make clock face with..

    Julie x

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  13. You have such a knack for finding these lovelies. I've never seen them here. None! I just know that whatever you do with them is going to be fantastic. It always is.
    Liz

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  14. Okay, I'm drooling over the watch parts. Nice haul.

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  15. I see much more gorgeous jewelry in your future!!

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  16. I could just play for hours with those watch faces...I love that look!

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  17. Great finds. Love the typewriters.

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  18. I love all of your finds!! Great find on the silverware. Happy VTT

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  19. Great typewriters and parts for jewelry. I love sticking to my list! I should try it more often!! hugs, Linda

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  20. Betsy,
    those are some great finds! Love the clock faces and keyholes, heck, love it all!
    Rebecca

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  21. wow, what wonderful buys! i love those watch faces!

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  22. Love the watch faces. The 3 of us have been talking about doing this market for awhile now. I guess we better head on up before the weather gets too cold...wouldn't that be a bummer, it's been miserable here.
    Have a good one. Lisa

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  23. Wow you did find good stuff. I can't seem to find good watch faces anywhere around here. Now, I am on a mission! Love your pile of them.
    Rhonda

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  24. You really made a haul with all these goodies.

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  25. You have some fantastic finds! Love it all. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from FMFPTY. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  26. Oh wow! You lucky woman! Awesome finds :)

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  27. What a great haul! Love all those keyholes. How great you found two old typewriters.

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  28. Betsy those are fabulous finds. I would love to find a vintage typewriter. Thanx for partying at my place.

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  29. Oh, I love it all! Those typewriters are beautiful! Yes, hand sanitizer and wet wipes are staples for junking - right along with sun block, Chapstick and kleenex! :-)

    Robin

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  30. Interesting the kinds of things you collected on your treasure hunt.

    What will you do with the typewriters?

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  31. Love the collection of clock faces and the key holes. You will have fun with those. I passed up a great old black typewriter $65.00 and wish now that I had not. I'm looking for a colored one and may never find it.
    Found you at 2805.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

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  32. Betsy, I'm definitely going to have to get a stamping set now that I have collected so much flatware! Then I'll have to use your instructions and hope I can create some things as sweet as those you've made! If you have any other great ideas for creating with silver flatware, let me know.
    Liz

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  33. Great finds, I love the typewriter!!! I pink one is one my wish list. Laura

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  34. What a terrific shooping experience. I've been flea marketing every weekend all summer and haven't found anything as good as what you find in one day.

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  35. Don't you love it when a plan comes together!!! Great finds...can't wait to see all the jewelry you'll create with those watch faces! Congrats on the cooler weather, too!

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  36. You always find the best stuff and do the most amazing things with them! so creative!!!!! Loved catching up on your last few posts. I'm going to go read your tutorial on stamping silver-I need to do something different with what I've been finding recently.

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  37. A fabulous junking day. Wow! I am drooling big time.

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  38. Typewriters!!! Wow, I can't wait what you will be doing to those two pieces of treasures. I'm excited too haha

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  39. Hand sanitizer is definitely a must and I love those clock faces!!!

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  40. I am DROOLING over all those watch faces!!

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