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Friday, May 16, 2008

Great day for Junking

Firstly the weather was wonderful for Texas this morning. Around the 70's, I started out with a jacket, but was done with it by 9:30. I had mapped out my route and headed towards, what is known around here as, the Azalea District. It's an area of older homes near downtown., and it did not dissapoint. Here are my finds.

This is a unique drawer organizer that the seller's husband made in shop class long ago when he was in high school. And look at the old lace embellishment pieces I got.

And a bunch of Doll parts. I don't really know why I pick this stuff up, but it seems to be showing up in the magazines lately, so I pick it up and try to sell it. I did do a craft with some of it that I'll show tomorrow.

This cute children's china hutch, it is old.

as well as all the china pieces you see there.
And then there is the cream of the crop...

The kleenex box is there for scale. I just loved this salesman's sample hutch,
when I saw it. It's perfectly chippy, and has great hardware.

Not a loose board on the thing

Now for a funny:
How to use Your IRS Rebate check...
As you may have heard, each of us will be getting a tax rebate check to stimulate the economy.

If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China. If we spend it on gasoline, it will go to the Arabs. If we purchase a computer, it will go to India. If we purchase fruits and vegetables it will go to Honduras and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it will go to Japan. If we purchase useless stuff it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it at
yard sales, since those are the only businesses left owned by Americans !!


Linda's Blue Gate said...

You are so right.... yard sales it is... even First Monday.... in the Arbors any way... there is sooo much China Dave calls it box after box of people unloading China ##it..

You really find all the good stuff. There is a city wide yard sale at Arbor 3 Saturday.... we are going to stop by early....

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Wow! You really scored! I agree 100% on where to spend our cash....yard sales and thrift stores it is!

TinaTx said...

You did great today! Love those lace pieces - and that hutch is fab! Are you going to keep it for yourself.
I think I told you once that the doll parts (expecially the body-less heads) creep me out! To each his own though - they are all over the internet and the magazines.

Joy said...

Love your thoughts about stimulating the economy! It makes me feel a bit better about my thrift store habit.

Connie said...

I vote your Margo for president. You got it right. Buy local and American.

And by the way, great finds.


Shelley said...

Hi Margo, I love your finds...and the funny is so true....


Anonymous said... are so right! Yard sales it is...and YOU find them! Love that hutch! :) Jan

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

So true!

I love that sample piece! What an incredible find that was. I also like the drawer organizer very much having never seen anything quite like it. Wonder what its worth would be given that it is probably one of a kind.

Have a great weekend, Margo!

Simply Me Art said...

Great Post Margo. Fantastic Finds, I Love the Doll Parts. I Agree.. Keep it here in our Country. Have a Great weekend, Jamie

Anonymous said...

I totally agrree, !!!
Have fun with your finds, janie

Sonja said...

Love it! Love it! Love your comment. I love the thrift shops, Good Will, Good Samartin, and Yard Sales.
American Made!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Margo, I love this!!! I'm going to pass it on, Thanks.

Sweet Repose said...

You said it gal...I am also finding that there is not as much stuff at the Good Will and Salvation Army, people are keeping for yard sales...good ol' American ingenuity. We have got to learn NOT to be such a throw-away society...although that means more competition for us pickers.

Fun blog...

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