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!



Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Oh, Oh



I indulge today and did some after Christmas shopping. It is so hard to buy and have to stored this stuff for another year. Then is equally hard not to shop for some of the stuff we wanted but we could not afford to pay full price.

 Exhibit #1 Silver tree. Before Christmas 39.99. Today 19.99. I intent to used this one all year for my jewelry. Thank God that glitter and sparkly is not only used for Christmas anymore.

 I found this little ice skates at the GW. It is very difficult to find little ones. I just added some glitter, will add some rhinestone shoe clips and voille. I keep the winter stuff until the end of the season.
 Can you blame on this one. A whole village for....2.50. TJ MAX baby.



 This 2 little trees I coveted. Regular price 39.99ea.  Today price 2x 39.99. I'm going to keep them for the remaining of the winter on my fireplace mantle.

 I know, I know. No more ornaments. This I could not pass up. They look like pearl beads on a necklace, .75 for the box.
 I found a stash of ostrich eggs. I love the look and I already have plans for them in the shop.
 Sparkly basket. I'm thinking Easter full of glittered eggs.

 My precious bears. I must keep them away from a monster called Juju. This is what he does to his toys.
 Juju's roadkill toys. He is terrible this days. I was told this may last until he turns one. NOOOOOO......


        I sold a couple of big pieces and all the stuff is sitting on the floor. No hopes of painting anything since is a little drizzly and cold. I have no idea how to merchandise without big pieces of furniture. I think that if I attempt to paint I might just make the biggest mess. I might have to get on my truck and go shopping, buy just anything to fill in that spot. I took all the Santas down but I'm going to keep the snowmen, skates, sleds and snow items long after New Year. Winter time is always hard for me since I can't paint as much and I don't keep replacements. It was upper 70's last week and I didn't take advantage of it. Oh well, we will live.
        My husband came home and told me the company he works for have run out of money. One more thing to pray for, that is how I roll. We have no control over life, but we can control how we live. So no fear, God is in control.
    I will be hosting New Years eve party, big party, about 30 some people. We are looking forward to be able to do firecrackers. We used to live in the city and we used to sneak out and do it anyway, until last year, we got caught and we got  a warning and we were told to put them away, us an every single neighbor that was out there doing it . Shame, shame. This year we are in the country, so weather permit we are going to be firing a lot. I love the Holidays, everything about it...I lied , almost everything. My clothes are really tight from all the food. That I don't dig. I have boxes of everything that I have not even visited since we moved. The master closet is not organized. I still have bags full of everyday clothes. No telling were my winter clothes are and no stamina to dig. So I might be wearing the same outfit every other day, don't pity me, I have clothes, just don't want to look for them. Enough of this ramblings, I think I have reveal more stuff about me in this post and all of it not positive (illegal firecrackers ignition). Soo, I'm going to say goodbye for today and probably until next year. I just realized my Juju just ate part of my tennis shoes, bad dog! Have a blessed New Year celebration, Marta.
PS Dear Donna,  if you read this one give me a call, I can't find my book with all my numbers.

15 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hi Marta
JuJu is cracking me up... sorry, I really hope he doesn't get any teddies. I have a small collection and I would hate that!
Hope your Christmas was beautiful and wishing you a wonderful new year filled with love and joy
Blessings
Rebecca

Simply Debbie said...

DEAR MARTA,
GOD BLESS YOU FOR STOPPING BY TO SEE ME, AND YOUR PRECIOUS COMMENT.
READING THE COMMENTS ON BLOGS IS WHERE I HAVE FOUND MY DEAREST BLOGGING FRIENDS.
WE HAVE A GREAT DEAL IN COMMON BUT ESPECIALLY OUR LOVE OF GOD.
I PRAY YOUR CHRISTMAS WAS FULL OF JOY AND GRACE AND LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOU IN THE FUTURE.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Shirley said...

Hi Marta, I love all of your bargains. My problem would be finding where I put them when I would be ready to use them. I loved the ice skates because of my daughter skating in her younger years. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to the New Year. Your Missouri Friend.

The French Bear said...

Looks like you found some awesome bargains!!! Hopefully you get to set those fireworks off and have lots of fun!!! Wishing you peace and joy for the New Year!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Deborah said...

I thought Juju was your son for a minute there and was just saying that boy must have some strong teeth LOL I love all the beautiful bargains you got especially the village at TJ Maxx. I may have to go see if they have any more. You are right that worry never solves anything. And yes God is in control.

vintagesue said...

marta....i swear you make me laugh so hard. you are so funny!!!!!! i miss you.
you and those after christmas sales!! you have a shop. you must shop for your shop!! you got some really good deals and those big ornies do look like pearls!!!!!
hang in there with your tight clothes (mine too), bags of clothes, juju's bad chewing habbits, not enough furniture and hard times at your husband's work. your faith always gets you thru!!!! i know how much it means to you!!!! stay positive and i can't wait to hear more adventures. you are a gift!

Deborah said...

I posted it on my sidebar Cindy:)

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Marta, this was such a funny post. I really enjoyed reading it. That JuJu is a stinker! You found some great bargains, but my favorite has to be the village. Sorry to hear about your husband's business situation. You are right though, God is in control. I lost my job in '08 and looking back can see the positive.

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

I love those skates with the glitter on them... what a bargain on that village!! your bears are very sweet.
Blessings~
Gwenny

A Cottage Muse said...

Love those sweet little skates!!

Happy New Year!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Marta,

I'm loving that silver tree! I'm visiting for White Wednesday. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Stephanie ♥

Bohemian said...

I'm LOVING your Pearl and Crown festooned dressmaking Form... magnificent!

May 2011 be all that you Hope and envision it to be... Dawn... The Bohemian

Charlene said...

Marta, I thought of you the other day when I looked at the beautiful doll (& sled) that I bought from you 2 years ago. Anne Lory told me you closed the shop I went to. We need to catch up because I want to come see the new shop. And I feel your pain with Juju. We have a new 9 week old puppy that is driving me CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! She's cute & that's a good thing. Happy New Year! Charlene

Sares said...

Happy New Year Marta! It looks like you found some real treasures while shopping. I like the silver tree jewelery tree. I feel your pain about your big furniture pieces selling and not having a piece waiting in the wings. Weather is an issue here to. No rain, but it got down to 16 degrees last night. Burrrrr. I wish you a very Happy 2011! I hope things work out with your husband's job and all good things are headed your way!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Marta,
Great finds you have there...so is your husband going to be out of work? Mine has very little...it is a time of prayer and faith...I have to thank you so very much for your sweetest of sweet comments about my dd's wedding...it truly was a blessing.
Rene