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Monday, August 2, 2010

Can you say PAY DIRT? :)

And what exactly is Pay Dirt?

1. Earth, ore, or gravel that is profitable to mine. (no, this is not the definition I had in mind!)
2. Informal A useful or profitable discovery or venture. (this is more like it!!!!!)

Well, we hit pay dirt this weekend when Dennis and I went junkin' together!!! I always, ALWAYS love going to old country towns and happening upon a store with just good old fashioned JUNK!

The store keeper said that his father opened the store in 1903
and he took over after his dad retired....
and they STILL have a few things that are old store stock!
Some of the items were just things he'd collected over the years
and was finally letting go of ~

We really liked the man and his wife and he just loved
that we liked so much of his junk!!
Some of the finds went to Antique Griffin....
and of course some went straight to the studio!!!!!
Take a look at the booty ~
and remember to click twice so the photos will get BIG!

Fort Bragg, 1942....and it's FORTY SEVEN INCHES LONG....FRAMED!

So, what'd'ya think? Yummy huh????
And Sunday we took some of the goodies to our antique space ~

It was a very productive weekend!!!
I hope your weekend was wonderful too
and that you have a great week ahead....
Noah starts school this week, seventh grade ~
I can't even believe it!!

Thank you always for taking the time to stop by and see me,
hugs and love sweet friends,


Mary said...

Oh my goodness, paydirt for sure! I am very jealous!

Theresa said...

Oh my, how fun, and what finds. I always love visiting your blog. I think of you each time I look at my little Thessalonians plaque. By the by I read down the page, and realised I am a GOOB too!
So from on goob to another have a lovely August!
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Theresa said...

Beautiful goodies! You really have an eye for beauty dear Dawn! I love it that you and Dennis junk together! I also love to dig around in junk stores, they are the best:)

Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

Dawn said...

Wonderful goodies, I also pick up the same pink jewelery holder like yours, I paid $1.50 and was thrilled.

Tammy said...

WOW! What a day you had! Gotta love it!
Have a great week!
Tammy :-)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I love places like that. It must have been off the beaten path!!! They are the best. You made quite a haul. Congrats on you finds.

Leanne said...

Dawn, was that *toilet paper* in one of the photos there?

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

You got a lot of goodies! I bet you felt like an "American picker".

kluless said...

Excellent booty - days like that are what keep us hunting!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Dawn:
It looks like you had a wonderful weekend filled with fabulous finds! Congratulations on all the treasures you unearthed in that shop. Have a creative week, my friend.

Anji Johnston said...

When you score, you score BIG Dawn!!! What a lot of booty! I'm so glad you had such a productive and fun weekend.

Good luck to Noah - 7th grade - wahooo!

Paula said...

What a day you had! Congratulations on all the wonderful old treasures you found! I love those days!


Karen June Miller said...

Very cool! The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for sharing!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Wonderful treasures, Dawn! Did I see Mica in one of the pictures?Have a wonderful week, my friend.

gretchen said...

wow, way good would be hard to let go of some of these!

Jo said...

Wonderful treasures! x

madrekarin said...

Evry time I go to Antique Griffin I look in your booth to see if that solid-paned window is still there. I see it in your photograph- one day I'm going to buy it. lol
Love all your new treasures. I need to go junkin' with you!

Diane said...

So THAT'S what "Ms. Goober" has been up to! I had a feeling you were out scouring the countryside for more goodies! Yes'm you hit pay dirt!

Attic Rat said...

You made some wonderful finds and I can't WAIT to see what you do with some of it.

If you lived closer, we could SO go junking together! This coming weekend, I am going to shop Wimberley.

Happy hunting,
Teresa <)))~~

Miss Sandy said...

Don't you just love it when the flea market fairy sprinkles you with dust? Awesome finds - the mica sheets are to swoon for! I see some serious crafting going on in your future. We made a great score this weekend too, three old railroad carts, a trade for two tires! I am in coffee table heaven right now. Have a sweet day!

Thespa said...

I am most jealous! I guess that means you did hit pay dirt! LOL. You found some of the most delightful things! And the mica! how awesome is that!

Vee said...

First of all, before I forget it, my heart goes out to Noah starting school so early in August. This is just me talking, but I would prefer that all children know the joy of getting out of school the first week of June and not returning until after Labor Day. That said, I bet that he's excited about junior high!

Ohhhh, what lovely things you found. Lots of things to stock up with at your shop and some things that I want and will have to look for here...the old chippy laundry basket for one. :D

I went shopping with John yesterday at the flea market and I was delighted to spend just $4.99 and come home with special treasures. Some shopping days are just better than others.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Gorgeous!!! I love dirt. Is that random enough? Sorry just love the garden after weeding. Almost as good as a gorgeous vintage shop like this. Thanks for the eye candy dear! Blessings.

Yaya Chique said...

What fun! And such beautiful treasures. Can't wait to see what you do with the stuff you took to the studio! Xo

Rebecca said...

I'm more jealous than I can say! LOVELY LOVELY THINGS!


Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Wowza girl! Now THAT absolutely is what I would call pay dirt!!!! Lucky, lucky you. I know I'm not supposed to be, but green with envy here. LOL :-)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You always find the BEST things!!!

And like the poster above, I though I saw rolls of TP, too! Is it *vintage* TP, Dawn? ;-)

Looks great!


Kathy said...

Great finds Dawn...
and the shop looks great all stocked up!
Have a great week sweetie!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Dorthe said...

Dear Dawn,
uuhhhhh you just found a gold mine---so many wonderfull things, how fantastic a week-end for you, -it all looks so great, --and me jealous ?
no way :) you so deserved this wonderfull find, sweetie.
Have a great week, friend.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Barbara Jean said...

How wonderfully fun!!
Love knowing some of the history of things when i shop.

Have a super week.


barbara jean


How much fun was that shopping trip!! Your booth looks like fun too - wish I were closer to visit and BUY!!! XO

Jamie said...

Everything is perfect Sweet Dawn!!! But my heart is fluttering over that Mica!!!!! I totally am in love:) Love, Jamie

PS-Thank you so much for your sweet and loving comment to me. It means more than you could know. Love, J

ByLightOfMoon said...

You really did! And all the items are so what YOU use for mixed media! Blessings were with you last weekend and I can;t wait to see what comes form the materials you left to work with.

You are so idealistic, and you art shows it!

Smiles, Cyndi

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

You scored big time, dear Dawn! These are lots of yummy goodies indeed. I wish you great sales at you antique space and a lot of fun creating with the things you kept :-).
Hugs to you,

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love that group photo. Those are amazing. I also own that exact satin covered storage box. My grandmother kept it in her vanity.

The Rustic Victorian said...

I die! Just amazing goodies...wish I was closer...sigh...I die...

vicki said...

Oh my Dawn - you found some treasures for sure! LOVE the framed picure taken at fort Bragg - and so many wonderful finds! Your little antique space is just wonderful - your customers will be thrilled!


Theory said...

Wow, ya really hit the happy for ya. A storm hit my pc a few days ago so am so glad to see your blog again, I have missed you. Bless you dear. love, Theory


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