FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Friday, March 12, 2010

My pink loot from Accumulations vintage fare

Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to tag along with my dear friends Shawn and Krista to a vintage show in Drippings Springs Tx. Let me tell you, Hill Country in Texas is so beautiful and that is even before spring turn all the browns and taupes into beautiful greens. The ride there was LONG, try crossing Austin at rush hours. The 1 hour commuting turn into 2. It was all worth it. The quality of the vendors there was superb, this guys are the who is who of the antique business in this area. There was no fee for the entrance and the prices were reasonable. I think I found so many things that I love that I might keep it all.  Now the stuff you like PICTURES!



This little chick with the crown, the eggs and the toy are some of Linda's creations. She and her husband Ludmill are the proprietors of the famous Willow Nest. They have been feature in various national magazines. They  are both such a sweet and humble couple. They are both artists in their own mediums and so inspiring to me.

This pink hat I trade with a friend for a black victorian purse. The velvet millinery flowers look like dried hydrangeas.


A different shot of the grouping. The wire thingy is a wire body-form to which Linda added trims and pieces of pink fabric.
Those pink eggs are the most beautiful shade of pink. I bought another jar full of robins egg color ones. I think I'm going to color match both colors for some of the furniture.

The pink lamp, isn't georgeous. I need to rewire it but I love that shade and the fact that it is in such good shape.

Last but not least, the baby, have you seen a sweeter face? The scoop in her is such a happy event for me. My friend Krista is in the process of closing her antique business. I have admired and drooled over her for months, I just didn't have the money to splurge. Wednesday we met at her store and as she walked towards me I noticed the baby in her hand. She put her in my arms like you would a real baby and just gave her to me!!!!! I'm a happy mama now, proud mom of a sweet little girl that needed a new home. Krista, thank you, I do not deserve all the kindness that you and Shawn have bestowed upon me. I will considered myself  blessed if I get to keep you and your family as my friends for ever. Love you before the doll, love you always.


        I called this pretty thing a toy because I can not remember the name, not even in Spanish!

Love the tag and the pretty french ribbon, details that make this even more special.


Last, some beautiful  trims in the most beautiful shade of pink. I'm dreaming pillows, with little pleated ruffles and some of this trims.
I'm very excited about tomorrow. We are going to one of the sales I look forward to attend. Spring is coming and with that happy treasure hunting days ahead. This is the time of the year when I get most of my inventory. I will post and share  my finds with you all. The friends close to my shop, come on by one of this days. Thanks to our host Ms. Beverly for so faithfully continue to oversee over this party. She have a list of the rest of the pinky friends in her blog HOW SWEET THE SOUND. Blessings, Marta.

18 comments:

Shelley said...

Love your loot...especially the pretty baby ...what a dear friend to give her to you....I know you will cherish her always....have a blessed weekend....

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What beautiful things you have posted here! Gorgeous!
Debbie

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Such pretty pinks. I too love the colour of the eggs so much!! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your Pink Saturday!! Sherri : )

Romeo said...

Did you hit the jackpot or what? I saw the chick with the crown and thought, "that will be my favorite" and I will comment on that. Then I saw the eggs - you're right what a beautiful shade of pink. Then there is the lamp - wow! And how about the millinery flowers on the hat?!? So I guess I should just tell you that everything is beautiful and I bet you are one very happy junker!!! Congrats on your wonderful finds!

Terry Lee said...

wow, marta!! what gorgeous finds! sigh, drool, sigh, droooooool!!!

i DIE for pink. simply DIE. that lil chickie with crown is killer. love her fluffiness!! and yes, the eggs are unbelievably beautiful!

baby doll is soooo sweet. and how precious it was given to you!!

headed out to the county-wide at the expo today. don't expect much but you never know.

hugs,
terry lee

Denise Marie said...

that is a paper pinwheel.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh such prety things you found. Love that lamp, and the doll is so sweet. I have one with a similar face, and I just posted about her in my last post or 2. Please come and say hello. I love vintage pretties too!

Debbie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That's what I call a slice of heaven! I get so jealous of all the great places to shop in Texas. :) Happy Weekend!

LV said...

Sounds like a place I would love to visit. You really found some great buys there and all such pretty pinks.

Sares said...

Oh my goodness! That baby doll is beautiful! How sweet of your friend to give her to you! I am loviing that little chick with the crown, and the lamp, and the pink eggs. I love o
it all!

Meg said...

I too am a junker for life much to my husband's chagrin. Just love all your pink loot! WOW! Great Post Too Blessings to you. Meg

Maggie said...

You good some good goodies!

Happy PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes Match this purse?"

Rachel Knoblich said...

Love all your pink stuff. Come over to my blog for a giveaway!

Vicki said...

Oh, Marta, you found some beautiful treasures! Love everything you have shown. That little chick with the crown is making me smile. How sweet and kind of your friend to gift you with that sweet doll. You are a kind lady and deserve it so much! Enjoy all your treasure hunts, my friend! Happy spring! Vicki

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

OOhhhh Marta! Ilove the little chikee with the crown !
Lovely post, Happy PS!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the pixies

The Feathered Nest said...

Gorgeous pinkish loot Marta!!! I'm so in love with the flowers on that hat ~ yummmmm! And that little pink chick is precious ~ have a great week!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Vickie said...

Hi Marta - thanks for your visit and your sweet comments. Wow - you got a lot of cool 'stuff', there. I really love that baby-doll. She's pretty and it sounds like you've got some sweet friends there. I'm sure they're glad to have you for a friend, too, or wouldn't have given you the baby! I'm looking forward to doing some more reading here - you have a beautiful blog. I'm jealous of you having your own store!!!

CC said...

I just had to leave a comment,even if it's on an older post. I've loved looking at everything..the tea party and the beautiful doll you were given. I love,love vintage things..and have so enjoyed looking through your blog today.