Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Flea Market and Funky Junk Finds

The blog world has opened my eyes to the possibilities of decorating and connecting with other women who care to create. I love the Funky Junk blog for all that it does to push home decor out of the box ( and give a more masculine feel to the world of Shabby and Vintage decor).

I went to my FIRST flea market while in Colorado this weekend- and hubby was in tow, not too excited about the vans oozing with junk- but a good sport, none the less. Before I knew it we turned a corner and eyed this vintage STOP sign which my hubby could not bear to let pass by. (And it was not exactly cheap).

We were told by the vendor it was from the 40's, and after a little more research I have learned that most stop signs with additional words above and below the STOP are probably dated from the 20's-40's. The earlier signs were yellow, though, so I am not sure where this fits in.

We also spotted these super cool and funky surplus trunks

thanks to Funky Junk inspiration me and my son agreed these would be awesome stacked by his bed as a nightstand with a cool light and clock. Would you believe we got both of these for $25 ? I was a little giddy over that. (Note to others- remove your funky trunks before you try to tour the Air Force Academy. The guards did a double take at these in our trunk and shook them to make sure they were empty. Oops!)

A blog post by Stacy's Shabby Shoppe also had me enjoying some mommy ME time at a local antique mall where I found this super shabby ladder.

I am envisioning it in my reading nook with a few cozy quilts tossed across the bars and maybe a magazine or two slung on the rungs. It isn't in my corner yet, but my Mother's Day gift did find it's way to it's spot.

Speaking of Mother's Day, I know it's been a month, but I have to just say I loved just relishing in the day with my boys, and really loving what it means to be a mom.

I am going to share a little card my youngest tucked into my hands the day after Mother's Day as he was getting ready for school.....

it made me cry like a baby... who else but a mom is loved like this?

linking up today with Romantic Homes blog.....the links are all so fun!


Kristina P. said...

Awww, very sweet!

Lee said...


Lynnae said...

Oh my gosh, that is the sweetest. Good thinking getting your husband in on the junkin' trip. But you are so right, vintage, but still masculine. It looks so cute and flows well with the other rooms in your house.
I love how your reading nook is coming along!

CarrieAnn said...

Oooooh....may I please come flea market shopping with you? I think you are a wealth of ideas!

Anonymous said...

Those bloggers can be a persuasive group! I find myself looking at things differently and it is even HARDER to get rid of anything. It all has such potential.

I know the stop signs American Pickers Mike and Frank look for are the ones with glass marbles on them, but I doubt they would have passed yours by if the price was right.

Susan said...

You found some great flea market finds! What a sweet note from your son - a tearjerker indeed.
Thanks for your kind visit,

Olivia said...

Oh my goodness your blog is darling and so is that sweet note from your darling son!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Just Darling.. My lil one leaves us notes like that too.. Just too Cute..
Beautiful Family..