Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Treasure Hunting

After a weekend in DC, this is what the back of my car looks like...



And this is what comes out...


I felt a bit like Mary Poppins as I pulled and pulled more treasures out of the back.  I tried to strap two trunks and two mirrors to the top of the 4Runner, but Laura said that she would junk-sit until I see her again... (Although I'm pretty sure they'll be conveniently hung and placed around her house by the weekend.)


In two days, we went to 3 barn sales, 9 thrift stores, 7 Goodwills, 1 Goodwill Outlet (yes, it does exist!), 2 yard sales, 7 estate sales, and 1 fancy store for inspiration.  When the stores closed on Sunday evening, we even did a little sidewalk shopping - Monday is trash day in DC!  An important lesson that I learned... If it is in the yard, it is off limits....  I'm still bummed about a door that Laura wouldn't let me take...  It would have been so pretty...

I didn't have a lot of time to take pictures during our shopping experience (you wouldn't believe how feisty the DC shoppers are! - especially the feeble hoarders that we encountered).  But I was able to capture this priceless moment....


Snowcones out of a food truck... YUMMY!  Even dedicated thrifters have to take a break every once in a while...  Be on the lookout for information on specific pieces that we found!  Time to de-spider my car and clean up my treasures!

Happy Junkin'!

Sarah

15 comments:

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  2. Loving the almost daily updates! You're doing great things. :)

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  3. Oh, that is so very Mary Poppins ish. And I love it! =)

    Aloha,
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  4. Ooops forgot to say...

    Following ya now too! Can't wait to see what else you discover.

    xo

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  5. Stopping by from the Blog Hop! Following you via Pinterest! Frugal and Fun Mom

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  6. Hi,
    New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)
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  7. Wow, sounds like kinda day!

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  8. Sounds like a great day - those snowcones look awesome too!

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  9. Ooooh... look like you found some nice things. U definitely have my eyes on the drawer. It looks like with a little love and some added pieces it would fit perfectly in my room :)
    Love the pics and thanks for sharing.
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/

    PS I LOVE snow cones!!

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  11. Sarah- your blog is great! I just found it. What kind of sprayer do you have? I am looking for a good one. Thanks
    leswelsh54@yahoo.com

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  12. Ha! I have already stage the trunks and mirrors in my house! Good luck getting them out!!!

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  13. Every time I see one of your discovered piles I'm envious.

    ~Bliss~

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