One of my favorite things to do is go junkin. I used to like antiquing until I discovered how much fun it is to go into a thrift store or truly a junk store only to uncover something that really speaks to me for just a small amount of money.
I really, really love to go junkin’ when we are visiting relatives in North Carolina. When you are in a different region it’s obvious you are going to find a different variety of “junk”. (did I really just call it junk??)
We did go into some very organized (but not nearly as fun) antique stores. Out of the whole huge store where we spent a lot of time in New Bern, NC I only found this for 99 cents.
I was excited to find the little onion pitcher because I already had one at home that’s a tomato. Now it would be fun to locate a third vegetable little pitcher.
This good sized vintage Christmas tablecloth was folded up on a card table outside a junk store. Loving dishes and anything to do with tables, it did catch my eye. Having to pack it in a suitcase and worrying about not going over 50 pounds, I really was talking myself out of it until the man told me it was 75 cents!! Seventy Five cents??? Why yes, I’ll take it!
I’m hoping my friend Sherry at Back 2 Vintage will be pleased with my next junk store treasures. These little pyrex bowls were 50 cents each!! No lids, but they came home with me anyway!
Isn’t this store front cute as can be????
I met a cousin (the store owner) in here…never knew her before! That’s how it is in small Southern towns!
Sorry for the glare, but can you get over this mannequin in this store window??
Just makes you smile
This was a Resale Thrift shop that we discovered in a little town called Zebulon. It’s right outside of Raleigh.
We were on the way to the airport and had an extra hour so pulled off to see what we could find.
They had the cutest little dressing rooms and the proceeds went to abused women. It was a really nice shop.
This little vintage print dress fit me perfectly! I was so excited because I love little summer dresses that don’t look so dressy.
We went in one more store before going to the airport when I found them!!
Six beautiful plates made in England.
By this time I was not as excited to be making a heavy purchase. I knew it would have to go in my carry on bag and we were getting tired. Nah, I don’t need them!
What is that little mark that says “D”?? Could that stand for Donna? ??? Really??
I took a closer look for a sign…and there it was!!
The letter D meant half off!!
I got these 6 plates for $15. Even the lady who packaged my dishes so carefully told me they were worth a lot more. She told me to look on ebay. I did, but didn’t find this exact pattern yet. Anyone familiar with them? I think they will be very fun in the fall.
I have a few more old finds to share but I will save those for another time.
It was sad to leave N.C. for so many reasons. I have gotten smart and have learned to check an extra suitcase for found treasures.
I am joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures