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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pickin in Abilene Texas

This past weekend Mr Roboto and I went on a little road trip to visit some of his family in Abilene Texas. Abilene is about 3 hrs west of DFW. While there we got to visit his cousin's old family homestead for some (please take my junk away) junking fun.

As we drove up to Jack's "metal pile" I was already chompin-at-the-bit to start digging. But one little bit of instruction first "watch out for rattlers".

Didn't see any snakes but did find some great junk

Jack had "right to refuse" anything that I picked up. He's attached to some of this stuff.

I'm in my element!!! Below are some of my finds from this stash, but I brought more home, from Jack's Garage.

There are some interesting bits and pieces in there that are hard to see.
My favorite piece of junk is below. No not Mr Roboto, but the old car. I didn't bring it home though.

I found some great stuff before we left as well, and I can't wait to show you my Host's fun Western Guest Room. Thanks Jack and MFE for having us, we truly enjoyed our weekend away. Rain followed us all the way home but we made it fine and are glad to have a day of rest before getting back to work.


The Whistle Stop said...

Looks like some great finds! I especially love the little two tier stand. Have fun with it all!

Prior said...

Our first two babies were born in Abilene, Dyess AFB. Wow, you just can't make rust like that overnight...great stuff. I wore my necklace to Laurie Anna's sale today...amazing, she did not disappoint. thanks again for the necklace. Lezlee

Mr. Flannery said...

I have sold old car doors, car hoods and car lights. Lots of good pieces in your pile. Good job.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

How much fun !!
I love to get to dig in people's
"junk" ~
You found some awesome stuff !


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Holy crapola! What are you leaning on? I can't believe that stuff was laying around in a heap! The two tier thing and bird cage look so cool.

Junk-it Junction... said...

wow, its great to shop at the relis house! Unfortunately, none of my family have good junk lying around for me!

Renze said...

How fun was that! Reminds me of the show American Pickers on the history channel. I'm jealous!

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving that pile of treasures!! Great pickin!!

oldepearprimitives said...

I am an avid reader of your blog and how funny that you visited Abilene. My husband and I are currently stationed at Dyess AFB. Love all the finds! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Gen @ Olde Pear Primitives

Jennifer said...

Ahhhhhh..........Look at all of that rusty gold!!!! I see lot's of stuff I like too!!! Looks like you had a lot of fun!!!

Happy Sunday!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh, I definitely see some treasures in that pile! How fun!

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