Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Fun Saturday Getaway

Last Saturday we decided to take a quick day trip over to Sonora and Jamestown.  Both towns are less than 1 1/2 hours from our home and it's always a pretty drive with plenty of places to stop and explore along the way.  My youngest son Scott is a junker at heart and loves exploring these old towns, so I was thrilled when he wanted to come along.  I picked him up along the way and off we went.

Tar Flat Antiques is my favorite store in Sonora.  There's always something unusual, including these awesome walls.


Lavender love!

I was told that these strange looking rusty iron things were used for mining.  They're interesting enough, but I'm not sure if I'd want one sitting on my dining room table.  On second thought, maybe they'd look pretty fancy with some dried hydrangeas.

I was drooling over this cabinet and the contents.

The next stop was Jamestown just a few miles down the road.
This tattered landmark has been sitting in a parking lot off Main Street for years.  Notice the plants growing out of the top and the curved glass windows?  I want to take it home and give it some TLC.

Lots of goodies baking in the hot summer sun.

How about a refreshing dip in a tub full of buttons?

What I bought.....
A cute old wicker shopping cart with squeaky metal wheels.  It's a bit too delicate to actually haul things around in, but it would be great for storing and displaying pretty treasures.  The plant holder is rusted to perfection, and the pulley thing on top looked like fun.

More bottles for decorating, a few pieces of old jewelry, and a tarnished silver tray.

I already have a pile of silverware waiting to be stamped and transformed, but I couldn't resist another bag full.  The sugar and creamer came from the same booth as the tray.

What I didn't buy.....
I was tempted to rescue this monster from a storage facility flea market for a whopping $5.00, then I realized the heat was affecting my brain and my desire to load it in the back of my truck.  I offered to pay full price for the doors, but it was an "all or nothing" deal.   No regrets.
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Right now I'm down in Southern California for a junking weekend with the girls.  Four junking addicts, four shopping carts, four piles of junk, and one van.  Hopefully, someone or something won't end up tied to the roof on the way back home.

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32 comments:

  1. What fun! I love that old wicker roll around! Good luck finding more great things! Hugs, Diane

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  2. What a fun day that sounds like! I got an old wicker shopping cart on wheels at our local Sand Dollar for $6 years ago and it is still one of my all time favorite purchases. It sits near the front door filled with umbrellas and canes.

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  3. What a fun getaway ... and what treasures you found!!!!

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  4. I love that your son has the gene. Those curved glass windows made me go 'oooh!' What a fun trip, and can't wait to see what you do with the pulley.

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  5. Love some of the rusty crusty finds! Enjoy your trip south with friends!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. How much fun! Can I come shop with y'all?

    Judy

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  7. How fun--that looks like my kind of shopping! Blessings, Cecilia

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  8. Bet y'all had a fun time digging thru all those treasures.
    That is a lot of buttons! Think I would have had to negotiate the price if I had to dig thru all those.LOL
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Looks like you had so much fun! The tub of buttons looks so tempting! Good luck with what you brought home. :)

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  10. I would really like to try my hand at stamping silverware. What's the best size letters do you think?

    Any chance you'd like to do a blog post about the process? In fact, if you'd like to do it as a guest post over at my blog, I'd love for you to do so. Give me a holler if you're interested.

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  11. Sound like you had a lot of fun!! I can't wait for the Endless Yard Sale in about 2 weeks...I'm so ready to go junking!
    ~Cindy

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  12. Wow, sounds like the perfect weekends to me... what fun! Love that old wicker basket on wheels and those old bottles...

    Can't wait to see what you found this weekend!

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  13. Great finds! My favorite shops!!! Hot enough for you!?!

    Xo

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  14. That is so cool that your son likes junkin' too! I can only hope that some of my junkin' adventures rub off on my kids:) And junkin' with girlfriends is awesome, too. Hope you hit paydirt and stay cool.
    xo Kathleen

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  15. Fabulous finds, Betsy! It's wonderful that your son shares your passion. It looks like you both had a great time.
    Happy Sunday!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  16. Some really neat finds, I love that cute shopping cart. I love junking, and doing it with friends and family that share your passion is the best fun ever! Enjoy and bring back lots of goodies.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. It looks like you had a great time and found some sweet bargains too! I don't know if I could have passed up the $5 cabinet but it is really hot outside so maybe. Love what you came home with!

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  18. Sounds like your trip was loads of fun... so neat that your son wanted to go along! I, too, love that wicker cart ...and that frame is pretty cool!

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  19. What a fun treasure hunting day. You got some great things. Love that old wicker shopping cart. Too cute.
    The silverware I know will be transformed into beautiful pieces for you to sell. Have fun with the girls. Girlfriend Junking trips are the best.
    Kris

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  20. Hello Betsy,
    That wicker shopping cart is just to darn cute...what an awesome accent piece. Hope you make it home inside the van:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  21. There's some serious eye candy in your neck of the woods! I'm loving what you bought, and lots of what you didn't buy too!

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  22. I think I would've attempted to haul that monster home! :)

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  23. It makes my heart hurt that you passed on a $5.oo awesome piece such as that. OH why can't I ever run across such things with those prices...
    Love your blog.
    Malinda in Mississippi

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  24. Trips like that are entertaining, inspiring, and relaxing. My kind of day.

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  25. This means that you were literally right down the street from me! Glad to hear that you had fun shopping here in my neck of the woods!

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  26. What lovely places to stop!! I enjoyed looking through your pictures!! Love all the goodies you got, that wicker cart is really neat! :) Have a sweet day! xo Holly

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  27. I have never heard of Sonora or Jamestown - you are introducing me to my state - and I have lived in California all my life.

    Where are you junkin' in Southern California?

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  28. Betsy, nothin' better than junkin' with friends or family! LOVE your wicker shopping cart!! Can't wait to see more of your latest finds :)
    Susan

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  29. Wow you had me at bottles...I like bottles like you like silverware lol! I remember you saying you had a bunch waiting to be stamped...Oh well, one day lol! Can't wait to hear about the girls junking weekend!

    Carol

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  30. I LOVE TAR FLATS!!! It is my fav, too.

    Where is the flea market at? Looks interesting.

    Looks like you are having a ball! wanted to go to Alameda on Sunday, but have a severe back injury now and have to be immobile. Grunt!

    Have a fun weekend!!!

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