Well, these treasures are not really from a "junkyard" per se...they were from Junk Bonanza, which I posted about here.
When I attend these larger events and antiques shows, I don't aim to come home with an armful of "stuff." Rather, my goal is to find a few treasures that I can't find anywhere else... that are unique in some way, or for which the price is a bargain. Sometimes (not often), I leave empty-handed. Other times, I will make one amazing purchase (like the time I found a bagful of vintage rhinestone buttons for $2)... However, if I walk out of the place with a headful of inspiration and a heart full of happiness - well, I consider that a successful event.
My recent visit to Junk Bonanza was indeed inspiring, creatively speaking.
But I also managed to find a few little treasures...
A vintage suitcase (in a pinky-peachy tone) in perfect condition (and for $15) was my very first purchase.
It came in handy for carrying all the other little purchases I made along the way.
Meet Annabelle... she was just too darn cute to pass up and is now sitting pretty in my guest bedroom.
The crochet tablecloth (or maybe it's a throw?) is in fabulous condition! I've been looking for one to try my hand at making a gypsy-style skirt; but now that I found it, I'm not sure if I can get myself to cut it up!
Like most paper crafters and artists, I am always on the lookout for interesting ephemera. On this particular outing, I was seeking pieces I could use for Halloween and fall projects.
One particular vendor had so much wonderful stuff, that I spent a good 30 minutes going through it all!
Some of my favorite finds were vintage Bingo cards with the number "31"
(Bingo cards, at a reasonable price, are hard to find in my neck of the woods)
I searched high and low for more, but alas, only four could be found... won't they make fabulous witches?
A jarful of wooden Bingo numbers also made their way into the suitcase... as did a few tiny glass bottles for filling with pearls, beads, etc. (I like to use the old ones vs. the clean and shiny new ones you find at the craft store)
So imagine my surprise when I found this one tucked under a table and marked $5
Another vendor had a suitcase full of grab bags with jewelry; where I found lovely pearls, prisms, and miscellaneous pieces for a couple of bucks.
The hat and pearls will be used for the upcoming bridal shower I am hosting for my future daughter-in-law. We are having a vintage tea party theme, where all the attendees will don vintage hats, pearls and gloves. (Can't wait to post about that event! I have been a busy bee gathering all the supplies and decor pieces for it.)
Hoping your week is a happy and productive one~