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Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Day in Arcadia Louisiana

I've had several inquiries about the goodies I found on this trip. Most of the items are currently listed on my ebay (link to the right). The Christmas items are in my Christmas store.

My Dh and I set out this morning at 8am and headed east for 2.5 hrs to a little town called Arcadia, Louisiana.

I was told about this town from my friend Alison (the flower girl) you'll hear more about her next week. Our first stop was 1st Street Antiques, per Alison's instructions. The following pictures are all from that store.

The fun starts outside

The good stuff, or as DH puts it, "Margo stuff" was in a back room. Lots of displays etc. I'm loading up.

Beautiful Displays

Another pic of that wonderful back room

this is part of a store display that I purchased. It's for men's underware, and it's in French. Love the graphics :)

Another stop was "Trash to Treasure", sounds like my kinds of store. DH posed for this interesting pic.

There was lots of old restaurant ware in this place. I picked up a few items, that I'll show later.

After getting some lunch, and stopping by a few of the other Antique stores in the main down town area, then we headed out to Bonnie and Clyde Flea Market.

It wasn't the best I've been to, more like a "socks and sun glasses" flea market, and not many vendors out at this time of year. But there were a few junk dealers and I did find a few things there.

Isn't this a wonderful name for a business. I don't know what they do????

Now for my finds, and boy did I find!!!!

I got 2 store displays, that thing with the orange piece in the center is a chimney sweeper, the round display is the underware display it talked about earlier. and I got one of those rotating post card displays too (keeping it for now)

see how it works

I love this cart, and I'm keeping it. For now it's in my laundry room, but it could also be a side table with glass on top, or it could hold files or lots of things.

This great old lab scale with all but one of it's weights, in box with literature.


Vintage Christmas

This unique tie holder

flower frogs, will be listed on ebay

See the handle on this candle holder, It's a Greyhound, not for sale

Some of the restaurant ware I picked up.

My initial M

These are my favs, they have crowns on them.

Aren't they lovely, I've got 5 they will be going on ebay, check next week

And all these old gumball machine charms. Lots of furniture and travel themed pieces. .50c ea, I could even make them into earrings for you. I can't tell if they are aluminum or plastic. All metalic colored, gold and silver toned. I'm keeping the carriage, it was the only one in the batch.

And more trinkets

That little token has an A on it for my last name, keeping it.
My favorite piece is the rolling basket. Most of the other items will be for sale, so if you saw something you liked feel free to inquire, or check my ebay next week.
It was a great day, and like usual, I always take you all along with me.


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Very interesting finds, Margo. That cart is terrific and does remind me of the old ones (I am old) from years ago (the 60s) at laundromats.

Your hubby has one of those senses of humor...

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Thanks for taking me along! Looks like some fun places! My favorite is the cart! I thought of you on Thursday when I was junking in the Cities...Mustard Moon, Hunt and Gather, etc. Way fun!

Lorri said...

I love the laundry basket and all of the buttons. WOW!Do they have the Bonnie and Clyde every week, month or what. I must go. Great post.

Tolentreasures said...

Great finds and what a fun day! Funny, my step-daughter used to work for McJunkin/REdman. They are a natural gas and oil pipeline supply company.

misselaineous said...

Hey Margo! As usual, I'm droolin' over your treasures!! LOVE the chimney sweeper, never seen anything like that. Can't wait to see what you do with these goodies! Did I read right? The wire frogs are goin' on ebay...back in few..I collect those! LOL *elaine*

Anonymous said...


Once again you've found great goodies! The best one is your hubby, what a sense of humor!

:) Jan

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Margo ~ what a blast !! You get to do the best junking adventures !

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Oh, wow! Good stuff! The cart is great and the display pieces are fun. The trinkets are wonderful, can't wait to see what you do with them. Good trip! ~Mindy

Jenny S said...

Oh so much fun! Looks like my kinda place and I am drooling over the buttons!!

csudderth said...

I love, love, love that cart. Also all of those display pieces and the little metal tokens. Read about the flea market on the site and considered going but decided it was a little too far for a day trip. Now I wish I had!


I Play Outside The Box said...

You got some great finds!!

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Sonja said...

Love the funnels to become a christmas tree....
Sounds like you guys had a great day, and even better finds

curiousgoods said...

Margo, Boy, I love that cart! Looks like a really successful day. I wanted to thank you for adding my blog to your favorites list, I do appeciate it!
Hope to see you again soon, Donna

misselaineous said...

Hey Margo. Thanks for fixing my link over on the Junk Revolution message boards! Appreciate your help. Still love the junk!! :o} *elainr*

Junk Palace said...

I will have to start following you around .... looks like you know all the good places to score cool stuff. Thanks for the tour.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

You got some amazing stuff! I love that cart -- can't wait to see how you use it! :)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I've heard of this town from several. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for posting and looks like you had a great time.

Ki said...

You know how much I love the restaurant dishes!!! I have a rolling laundry basket in my laundry room. What fun to junk with you!

Crafting_for_Sanity said...

I would love it if you would share what some of these treasures cost?
Thanks so MUCH!
This is my first comment since discovering these inspiring blogs!

Sami &;the Kidd. said...

Margo, just read your blog about taking a booth at Our Little corner, you will love it there..Sheri and Bill are good people.I have had booth's there of and on for about 8 yrs...many good dealers there also.......enjoy it.i will be looking forward to your open house there tell Bill&Sheri, Sami says hi...........

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