Wednesday, February 26, 2014


I attempted one auction on Saturday morning.  The prices made me CRY.  Or drink.  Yes, that.  So, I went to a few nearby thrift and antique stores.  At the nearby Goodwill Outlet I spent 66 cents (yay for things bought by the pound).  At a certain antique mall that I have come to hate, I finally got lucky.  Door knobs and door plates for 50 cents each?  I WANT THEM ALL.  When the lady was ringing up my stuff, she was charging me only 50 cents for each FULL door knob set (with door plate).  She said, "I should have priced my items better.  Oh well.  Passing along the deal to you."  I told her I was willing to pay for each part individually, but she wouldn't hear of it.  That antique mall has redeemed itself for another trip.  At a new (to me) thrift store, I scored some awesome paper ephemera for cheap.  I am thinking I want to go back and make an offer on all of it.

Sorry there aren't any pictures, I was in a rush to get all the new goodies to my booth, I forgot to take pictures.  I did get to my booth later and rearranged everything.  However, due to time constraints, I only snapped one picture.  I call this piece "Green."

This is now the display at the front of my booth.  I love St. Patty's Day (thank you Irish heritage)!  I've also plopped in some cool early 1900s Easter postcards.  I will be changing up the display after St. Patty's Day to go for more of the pastel colors of Easter and spring.

The weatherman is threatening us with more snow this weekend.  I hope not, as I plan on driving all the way to Ohio for a killer 2-day auction.

Here's to good junk to come!

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Junkin Joe
We Call it Olde
Thrifty Things Friday

Monday, February 17, 2014

Winter Storm Auction Saturday

So as of our Saturday evening snowfall, we have officially reached our snowiest season of all time in central Indiana.  Can I just say, I'm OVER IT.  Well, Friday afternoon and evening we got about 6 inches of snow that was followed by freezing rain down south.  They had an amazing auction planned that was not going to be cancelled for anything.  Under normal conditions, it would have only been a 90 minute drive.  Well it was about 2 1/2 hours instead.  Apparently all of the plow drivers had given up at this point.  So me and mom got there right as it started, instead of having time to browse and look.

It was a big advertising auction.  There were some really amazing, rare pieces.  Most I couldn't touch with a 10 foot pole, they were so pricey.  But, what I really went for was the 2nd ring of the auction, which was the remaining contents from a closed antique store in Indianapolis.  And it was all in box lots.  And you couldn't buy individual items.  You had to buy the box.  I need stuff badly for the booth, so this auction made perfect sense.

So, let's see what I brought home!

Cameras + Pyrex = just what I needed

Box lot items - who can help me ID these?

Gordon's advertising jar!

Swanky swigs!!

More swanky swigs!!

So happy to get more Christmas goodies.

Lots of HA and other random plates.
Yay box lots!

A few signs from the main part of the auction.
All India General Insurance Co Ltd was actually
and Indianapolis, IN biz back in the day.

S&P shakers galore.

Dollhouse furniture + more S&P shakers.

Hand sewn baby quilt.

So, I'm happy with what I got!  Lots of cleaning off of old price tags to come!  Can't wait to get some of these goodies to my booth.  I thought last month was bad, but this month has been DISMAL at my booth.  Only 11 days left in the month... I hope it picks up!

What would you buy from what I bought?

Monday, February 10, 2014


There have been no estate sales, auctions, or anything.  And I really had a junkin' itch that I needed to scratch.  So when my friend Tabitha asked me to go junkin' all day Saturday, I jumped at the offer.

We first hit an estate sale.  I got a few things.

Here's the total haul.

I hardly ever see Thanksgiving cards, so I snatched this one.

Have you ever seen a little plastic kneehugger like this?

Next we hit up a flea market.  Apparently with Tabitha along, it was bringing me good luck.

The prices were so outrageously good!

Then we hit up an antique mall in the same town as the estate sale and flea market.

The whole haul.

So many Valentines!

Isn't that Valentine's tablecloth in the original package awesome?

There are some really cool printer's blocks here.

We stopped at a few more flea markets before we called it quits.

Some Hazel Atlas and Shiny Brites!

I'm so darn happy to finally have gotten some new goodies.  I'm itching to get out again already!


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The Nifty Thrifty
Junkin Joe
We Call it Olde
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