Monday, 4 August 2008

Out Junkin' and gettin' those men of mine workin' !

Yesterday Shane, Sam, mum and i all went to our local Trash and Treasure markets for some serious and much needed Junkin' Time ! Well, Sam and Shane didnt need it quite so much but mum and i sure did ! Oh and i gotta tell you, my mum, The QUEEN of hagglers! Im so proud, LOL. Yep, she really knows how to get the prices , not so much, im a big wuss. SO YAY to mum for the bargains of the day.

This is my little load i came home with.

This wall pocket has some chips in the leaves but geez i couldnt seriously leave her there...all alone......with noone to love her....LOL, she's just so darn pretty!

I grabbed this umm...whatever...paper weight maybe....because it is soooo pretty, im going to paint it white or maybe pink.....hmmm decisions... decisions.

This pics a bit blurry sorry (maybe that second bottle of wine was not such a good idea after all....LOL)

The rose print is actually a breakfast tray and ive already pulled it apart and started painting the frame to hang it on the wall in the back room.
I will work my magic on the knife stand and the teaspoon rack in a day or so.

When we got home i had an order waiting for lots of these in different colours etc

So i put dear Shane to work with the jigsaw and even Sam helped out a little.

Look at that concentration :)

So then i started thinking hmm ive got kitty's, now how about some bunnies...cupcakes...birdhouses....lots and lots of things!
So off i go to draw up some templates and have them waiting for Shane to cut them out for me when he gets home from work! Poor guy...and of course he will ask why i didnt just do it myself and i will say "Honey i was very busy finding a new place for my pretty wall pocket..." *wink*

Okies back to the drawing board, literally.

Love n pink smoochie kisses,

Shann xxx


TattingChic said...

Those are some fun pink pickins' you picked up! Love the wooden treasures.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That wall pocket surely is pretty!
Love that picture (tray) too; and I can't wait to see what you do with the knife holder, etc.

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Ooo.. you really grabbed some goodies!! LOVE that wall pocket, tray/picture, and the paperweight thingy!! I'm sure you'll work your magic on the other goodies!! Sam looks so sweet!!
Stay warm!

Alison Gibbs said...

Lots of pretties from the markets.

GardenGoose said...

nice finds.

nichohn said...

I love your paper weight find!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Just found your blog...
So much pink... and fun around your home!
I Love It!
So much so, that I`m going to add you to my favorites...
You are also a very talented lady!
Kisses Kisses

P.S - Keep up with the good work!

Vintage Tea said...

I don't think I could've left that wall pocket behind either!!

Victoria xx

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Good morning, sweet Shannon! Hope you're about ready to turn in for a night of well-deserved rest -- you've been very creatively busy! Everything looks marvelous.

Must've been something in the air yesterday -- I went 'junkin' for the first time in AGES and had a GRAND time. Didn't buy much - no GORGEOUS finds like yours, just a few more windows, but had a terrific time. Yes I got some good photos, but no time to post yet!

Must get back to work. And you -- Sweet Dreams!

Grace said...

I love pink also! I just found your blog and it is so cute. I am so jealous everyone has these great flea markets trash antique places and not me...(feel bad for me) I did find a few cute things 1 being a pretty pink box! Yay.. Hugs Grace

Kelly said...

Such cute pink findings! I am no good at haggling either, we would be horiible together to go junkin!
We would for sure have to bring Mum!



Love your pink wall pocket and all your pink pretties. Love your blog also. :) Such talent :) I keep hoping that some of this talent in blogland would come to me on line :) NOTHING YET.
Warmly, Deb

Jannet said...

Oooh wow, love your new goodies and can't wait to see what you do with them!!!
The kittens are just sooooo adorable, gosh I luv'em!! And Sam is...yep... cute as always ;)

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, Shannon, I love the little wall bracket/vase. And the cats you are doing are just fantastic. I love the one that sits on the table looking at the floor at a mouse perhaps????!!! Kathryn.

passive1 said...

Hi there Shannon,
Your new polka dot things look lovely,the kitty's have come up a corker! Just Great!
Hey I now have a blog too..Finally...
Ayway yours is lovely

Linda said...

Hi Shann,
Love the pink wall pocket,looks like you picked up some bargins, good on you for getting those boys of yours to work, that's what their there for isn't it, Ok I suppose we might need then for other things too. LOL
Hope you have a great day.
Cheers Linda

Katrina Chambers said...

Good to see Sam is not saying yuk to pink! My eldest has started that. He says pink is for girls and hates it!!! I am like ohhhh! A school thing I am sure...

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Shann,
Don't you just love a good treasure hunt....especailly when you come home with such good finds. At least your men folk go along to help!! LOL

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

The lovely busy as are even putting the men to work.
My blog has a new makeover..stop by when you are not so busy LOL
Hugs~ Sheri

Pearl said...

Hi Shann... what fun to see and read about your junkin' day with your dear family! Loved it all, but I must say... the Pink wall pocket is beyond beautiful, lil chipped leaves 'n all... I cannot imagine why anyone would have wanted to part with her... but so glad she is now living with you! I have missed seeing you around... ~wipes away a lil tear~ ... God bless...

~gentle hugs~

For the Love of Cottage said...

Hey Shann,
You have been one busy gal. Sounds like you had a wonderful time junkin. I miss hearing from your mum. I am still lovin my cuppies that I got from you.


The Rose Cottage said...

I love all those goodies you found, and I can picture that knife holder all painted up, lucky you :)

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Lucky girl!! What finds!! Didn't you know that haggling down the price is part of the fun!! Good for Coll!! Love the kitties too! Can't wait to see what else you come up with! Sam is adorable as usual!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Cute kitty! I have seen a similar design in the primitive/country style. This gives it a fresh new twist. Great wall pocket.

a bite of country cupcakes said...

Hey There Shannon,
After reading about your "awol" junque in your trunk swap parcel.
And then the follow up that all was good and on it's way....
I am wondering is there a post I have missed that shows what goodies you got??

I am dying to see??
As usual love your work.
Cheers Kylie

Pink Slippers said...

Sometimes you can't even tell the petals are broken unless you inspect it. So there they sit lookin' pretty by the passing eye. And I do love those kitties. Your husband must be like my husband asking the same question and me giving the same answer as you. Such sweeties they are.

all about paper said...

All wonderful treasures you have found there just waiting for the right artist to come along and breath new life into them.

You are a lucky bargain hunter, must have some good markets in your area.

Have a great weekend.

Jillian said...

Pretty finds! I DO love the wallpocket...just the right hue.


Stämningsfullt said...

The first time for me to visit here:) Wonderful blog!
Have a nice weekend.

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Wow! You sure made out! Very nice haul. It's so cool that your guys and your Mom went with you. Haggling is an art form and you should take your Mom with you every time you go!