Sunday, October 5, 2008

Junker's Paradise

As some of you know, I went to Warrenton Antique Week last week. I wish all of you had gotten to go. It truly is a junkers paradise. You can't really get to see everything, even if you go two days, so I suggest giving yourself three days or even four. During the Antique Week every antique, salvage business is open in the area. Every turn is a new surprise. You never know what you'll find. I'm pretty sure you can find just about anything. I saw tons of iron and metal, fountains made of farm equipment, vintage dishware, yard art, furniture, vintage Christmas decorations and ornaments, textiles, old and reproduction signage and salvage for miles and of course the Junk Gypsies!

Those that know me well know that I adore the junk gypsy style. Maybe because I basically grew up in Texas or it's that inner rockabilly living inside me, but whatever the reason, I am drawn to the tattered, cowgirl chic marries rocker look. I had the pleasure of meeting Jolie, one third of the group. She had on the perfect necklace, just the style I was looking for, so I made her take it off and now it's mine. She said her mother made it, which makes it even more special.

Make your plans for April's Antique Week! Bring a trailer and some comfortable shoes. I forgot my shoes back home and didn't even remember one of my earrings, but that wasn't going to stop me. I walked 16 miles in flip flops, cuz I'm hardcore like that. Maybe we'll run into each other at the Junk O Rama Prom. I promise you won't be disappointed.


Jamie said...

Hello fellow blogger..I just found you and I think you are my twin..I love vintage stuff, into organic and being green since I was young.

I go to your blog and feel like it is a window into my very brain!! scary at the same time....are you in my closet right now? ;) :)

tryingtobegreener said...

Sounds like heaven! I once bought a huge stained glass window for $10! I was flying high all week from that purchase. Four antique dining room chairs from the 40s for $20 each! Could it get better? I just love antique flea markets.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hiya, Thanks so much for popping by my blog. I am hiding my pressies incase you take them off me like you did to the girl with the necklace... LOL! X

Kirsten said...

Oh, I HAD to have the necklace :)
Yes, hide the pressies from me, because they are very pretty, lol.

Great site you have.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

HIya Kirsten!! thank you so much for visiting me - oh and thank your cat, too! - lol! LOVE your blog and if you don't mind, I am going to add you to my blog roll. It looks like you had fun shopping!! BTW, I watched the YOU Tube video and now I am really inspired to do a polictical post! Hmmm...will I offend anyone?

Anywho, have a rootin' tootin' day!!


Kirsten said...

Thanks for the add Becky. Your blog is on my list of things to do. I'm adding you today. It's one of my favorites. No cat on lap today, lol. Yes, blog your feelings, because they matter too! I had to put that clip on, because it's just so important to be in the know of what really goes on!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Kirsten,
Come and visit. I linked your blog to my post. Thank you for the sharing!!! Yes, Americans need to be in the know. YOU BETCHA!