Saturday, March 13, 2010

Every cloud has a silver lining ~

Well, my little junkin' expedition with Cheryl of Zany Mayd was SO rained out!!! But no matter....we were really glad to meet one another!! Cheryl and her niece Jenny arrived before me (big surprise, I'm always arriving at things by the skin of my teeth) but at least they had plenty to keep them occupied. It wasn't raining at first and they poked around outside and were really amazed at all Scott's Antique Market had to offer. To me, outside. IS. THE. BEST! When I arrived it was like we already knew one another, isn't that the most wonderful thing EVER?
That's what blogging does.
We were already friends, but just need to see one another in person.....

We dug around outside in the junk, and it was sprinkling all the time. But no matter, we found a few tiny things to buy. But soon....the rain really started coming down and we just had to go inside. Well, inside the buildings at Scott's is a whole other story. Stuff is crazy expensive and not condusive to serious junkin'. To me it's geared for decorators with client's that have deep pockets and believe me, deep pockets are something I DON'T have.

But we made the best of it and still ended up finding a couple of treasures. We had lunch together and then found a few more tiny things. Cheryl and her sweet niece were just precious and truly they were the silver lining of the day!!! We parted ways and I hit a few more places for some things before heading home.
Here is my little bounty :)

A little test tube love....
I've been obsessing since I missed that wonderful
set at Queen of Hearts ~
the sad thing is I paid almost as much for this as the old set was!

a few antique linens ~ a container for my bebe topiary.....

Sweet handmade gifts from Cheryl ~ I love this nest!!!

Magazines from lovely Walmart ~

Eggs from Marshall's because I have a thing for eggs....

Feathers on clearance at Walmart because, I'm sure you know, I have a thing for feathers!

So, not many finds at all ~ but a good time with a sweet blog friend was the absolute best and a true gift!!!!

I did find a few amazing spaces inside Scott's that let me take a few photos for you ~
I'll be sure to share them with you soon....

Wishing you a great Saturday my sweet friends!
hugs and love,


Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi, dear Dawn, How wonderful that you could meet with some blogging friends! The nest that Cheryl made is really sweet and you found some lovely treasures.
Have a wonderful and sunny weekend!

Barbara Jean said...

Sounds like a fun day!

Love your walmart finds.


barbara jean

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Dear Dawn,

What a wonderful day! Love your treasures!

Thank you for sharing!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the outside of Scott's the best also. Inside, well $$$$$ is all I can say. Sounds like you had fun and that makes it a great day.

Anonymous said...

Lovely treasures Dawn:-)
Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Hege.

Dorthe said...

Hi dear,
So glad you had a wonderfull time, with friends, that brighten dayes more than any junk wonders, one can find.
The gift from Cheryl, is so very sweet, and I love your tupes,-wonder what will become of them? Sweet dear Dawn, I`m wishing you a most lovely week-end.
Love and hugs, from Dorthe

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Hi Dawn! Can't wait to see fresh cut flowers in those test tubes!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, you make me smile at all the things you find! Everything but the kitchen sink, as they say! I wouldn't be surprised to see you selling one all dolled up with a nest soon! ;-)
Blessings, sweet friend!


Theresa said...

Looks like a fun time in spite of the weather. Glad you found some more test tubes... I remember you NOT buying the others and regretting it. Have a blessed day my friend!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Lots of goodies and I'm curious what are your plans for the test tube set?
I remember them from chemistry class so many moons ago.
Susan x

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh my Miz Dawn,,,I have been away toooo long,,,what wonders you have shared in the last weeks,,I have been having a wonderful catch up this morning. How's the little peanut?

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Dear Dawn,

Check my post for today...I have a surprise for you!



madrekarin said...

Sounds like a great day in spite of the rain. Did you go to the North or South building? I always end up at the North building when I go to Scott's. No one has ever said anything good about the South building, but maybe they're hiding something. ;)

Joy Lett said...

Last month they had snow and this month they had rain. I have to say the vendors are Hard Core!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

It is always so nice to meet a blogger friend in person and see the face behind the blog! I think you found some great fact, I also recently acquired some old test tubes and we are all on the same wave length! Hope your weekend is fun....pouring rain here this morning!
:) Laura

Sandy said...


It sounds like you did not let it rain on your parade, how fun to spend time with new friends. I love the test tubes. When were in TN last year I saw to sets in an antique store in weathered silver metal holders for $21.00 each. I wanted them so badly but did not think they would travel home well and I could just kick myself for not trying to transport them. Glad you found some goodies!

Sandi said...

Lovely treasures Dawn! Right now I am visiting my son and it is raining here too. Hope to do some treasure hunting of my own, but it will probably be at stores.
Have a beautiful weekend!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like you had a nice day anyway, Dawn!

Vee said...

Oh good that you found the test tube set. And why aren't you employing Miss Sandy's good method for gathering feathers...a bird feeder? LOL! Guess that could get pretty costly, too. It's always good to read about a meet with a fellow blogger. Did you find yourselves talking about blogging or what you blog about?

Vicki Boster said...

Dawn - It never fails - when you go out Junkin' you come back with the very best treasures! Thanks for sharing - I love it when you go shopping!


Tina said...

Sounds like you had a great day Dawn.
Love those glass tubes you found and the gift from you friend as so sweet.
~ Tina

Gerushia's New World said...

Sounds like a heavenly time was had by all. I absolutely love to go junkin'. Much rather dig around in dust than go "Antiquing" in an expensive shop. Probably because my pockets are shallow as well!

Thank you for sharing your story. I'm meeting up with one of my blog/artist friends on Monday the 22nd. I am so excited to finally meet her!

Gerushia's New World

Createology said...

I so often hear of bloggings "friends" meeting in person and it is like they know one another and are comfortable and truly friends. What a wonderful community we are. Happy junking...

Anne Lorys said...

What a fun day! Blog friends are the absolute best!

Love your test tubes! Love YOU!


Charlene said...

LOVE the eggs & feathers! I'm with you on anything bid. I have so many birdhouses around my house (inside & out) But, I am always drawn to them. Have a beautiful week. Charlene

Becky said...

Hello sweet girl. The skys here have been cloudy all day, so I came over here for some sunshine. Hope your weekend was wonderful, (looks that way) and hope you have a beautiful week.

Sunny Smiles...

Your friend,


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