Monday, December 22, 2008

Junking Weekend, December 13-14, 2008

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Junking in a Winter Wonderland! Whew! Snow...cold...slippery roads. You can't let it stop you! Here are some finds Hubs & I picked up the weekend of December 13-14. Yes, I know, I'm behind a week or two, but I had so many fun holiday tours and posts! So, on to the finds...

ESTATE SALE

Well, let's just say that this estate sale was "pretty slim pickings." I found a blue fan to add to my collection (I'll post about it in January), two magnetic key hiders, and a wooden clipboard with which I plan to do a future photo project. 


MOVING SALE

There also happened to be a moving sale in Superior. We picked up a few little gems...a crock, a metal handled tray, a candy jar, a green glass piece, and a clear glass refrigerator dish.


ANTIQUE STORE

Last, but certainly not least, was a find at one of my fave antique stores at Superior Antique & Art Depot. While there were lots of items that wanted to come home with me, I only walked away with a single great find...this great vintage sign! It's a hand-painted metal sign from a 1950s grocery store in Minnesota. The dealer didn't know the specific store, but isn't it marvelous!? It was all musty, dusty, and hidden in the back of one of their outdoor garages. It's about 5 feet tall!


After a good scrubbing, here it is on the wall in my dining room...


More projects, finds, and fun to come! Thanks for stopping by today!

21 comments:

  1. Love that sign! You know, "pop" is such a northern term to us here in Texas. We never say pop...we always say coke...whether you want a root beer, Pepsi or Dr. Pepper...everything is a coke! Makes things so much more simple! :)

    Merry! Merry!
    Malisa

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  2. Great sign - I notice that Here in the Northwest we say soda alot. I'm pretty sure by the time I get to the next Estate sale I'll by anything just 'cause I can ! It's gonna be a long winter. Merry Christmas! Sue

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  3. Congrats on finding the old hand-painted sign! Very cool!

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  4. Hi Amy-
    I LOVE the sign, what a great find! I do love the Depot in Superior as well. I really enjoy your blog, have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. Are you entertaining at your house? You should be....your home is darling! Krista :)

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  5. That sign is way cool! I love old signage, too. I think it's a great addition to your dining room. I hope y'all have a Merry Christmas and that the weather isn't too bad up yonder. XXXOOO Debbie

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  6. Thanks for having over this morning. I enjoyed it.

    The Texas Woman

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  7. Thanks for stopping by for my 100th post and Giveaway!
    Wishing you a beautiful holiday season♥

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  8. Love the sign Amy, but down here it'd say "Ice Cold Cokes" "coke" meaning all soft drinks. I know it's confusing. Like the time I told my kids to get the "cokes" out of the car. Well that's what they did, but they left the Dr Pepper, Sprite etc, IN the car.
    Have a great Christmas.
    Margo

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  9. You found some really awesome things. I have to agree that sign is great. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Theresa

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  10. I can't wait to see what happens with that fan! I have been wanting a cool, antique looking fan for my husband's study...that one has a great shape!
    Merry Christmas!
    Carrie

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  11. Just stopping by to wish you a warm and wonderful Christmas. Great sign, by the way!

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  12. OHhh! I love the sign! You did good! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for being such an inspirational junker! Merry Christmas. ~Mindy

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  13. Love the crock!! I have the same one in my kitchen!!!The sign is amazing!!!

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Good luck on winning Saturday's Spotlight!
    I'm so excited about my first giveaway!
    Have a Great Christmas SITSta!

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  15. HI, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, TOO :) GIO

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  16. What a terrific sign! What I can't believe is that everyone's having sales and getting out and about way up there this time of year!!! Minnesotans are such troopers! (I lived in Mpls for 10 years and don't know how I managed!)

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  17. Cool, cool stuff! That sounds like so much fun...I envy you your winter weather. It was 75 here today. Bleah!

    Have a happy, healthy and successful new year!

    :^) Anna

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  18. Oh, what great finds!! And I still love how you put that sign to use!!!

    :)
    ~Tabitha~

    freshmommyblog.com

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  19. Oh my goodness, that sign is so cool!

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  20. Happy New Year!!! Hope this year finds you so many new and wonderful treasures!!

    :)
    ~Tabitha~

    freshmommyblog.com

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  21. Where are you? I hope all is well. I miss you! ~Mindy

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