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!



Monday, August 22, 2011

Busy bee

            Long time no see, I know. I have been busy keeping up with the stores and life. Last week was the first time I got a little of me time. I went shopping to Austin and Roundrock looking for treasures for the stores. I could not score any furniture at all and I pay way too much for the stuff I bought, almost retail. Are any of you having a hard time finding inventory. I do not do Market, I like one of the kind and every once in a while I buy a "filler" at Hobby Lobby or TJ Max.  If the market continue to be so depleted I might have to rethink the way I do business. What is up with Goodwill and Salvation Army been much pricey than an actual antique shop? To me that is so crazy, I'm considering stop donating there all together, greedy, greedy. Let me introduce you a new store in town. The name is Burlap and Biscuits  and is wonderful. I intent not to go there a lot, it will bankrupt my husband. Just kidding, you need to make the time and visit with them. They are located in  1200  Stan Schlueter Loop - next to Lions Park & Sonic  in Killeen. They also have a Facebook page  and blog Discover Fabulous (BLOG).





                    

 I spend time at the store Downtown Belton re-doing my booth. I added some teal to contrast with all the white. I'm loving the combination a lot.


We visit a new mall opening in Waco Junk Exchange on LaSalle - LaSalle Antique Shoppes & Crafts . There is also a cute store next door to it called Junque in the Trunk.  Already fell in love with both places. They will be oficially open on September first, not that it kept me from getting in and shopping.
        A belated birthday announcement  for Juju. My baby just turn 1 last Friday. I love him more than I ever thought I can love a dog, more like a baby. Till next time, Marta.
                                                      1 month
                                                         2 months
                                                           5 months.

                                                                6 months
                                                          7 months

                                                      First winter.


                                                Shop dog, NOT, he pees all over the place.

                                                            This morning, lazy butt.

8 comments:

Charlotte said...

Love your "junk"! I agree with you about Goodwill charging too much. Cute puppy!

Vintage Market Place said...

oh I totally agree.
GW and other thrifts have become ridiculous to shop in. I attribute it all to American pickers and picker sister like shows that have started to make everyone think that everything is worth way more than it really is....ITS TV PEOPLE=FAKE.
No one is getting those prices in retail for used wares.
Luckily, I still have my hidden thrifts that are unaware of this "wanted merchandise"
Take care
Amy

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Marta, love all of your pretty treasures. Happy Birthday to Juju, he is adorable! Thanks for sharing about the new stores opening in Waco, I will have to check them out! Hope you have a great week!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Trisha said...

No wonder you are crazy about Juju, he is one of the cutest little dogs I've seen. Just precious. Love your antiques. Have a Blessed day.

trash talk said...

You know...I think I smell a trip your way coming on! I'd love to meet JuJu...and you!
Deb

ImSoVintage said...

Goodwill does seem to be getting a bit pricier. Love your "baby".
Happy new follower form White Wednesday.
Laura

Cindy Adkins said...

How precious!!! I have a Maltese too!!! Happy Birthday to your little one!


XO
Cindy

pipigirl said...

i too have noticed the prices at goodwill and other thrift shops. not so thrifty anymore it seems. their prices are unreal. personally, i think that theyve "caught on" to us. i know im not buying the inventory for my booth that i need to be. i cant afford their prices. only had a booth since last Feb. and i love it, but if i buy from them, my mark up will either be too much and they wont buy, or im breaking about even, and losing in time and labor. not a win win situation. WHATS A GIRL TO DO?????