Junkin' Monday



I was able to go to the auction in town yesterday. (woohoo!) There was a lot of neat stuff there, and mostly I came home with vintage fabric, vintage clothes, books, and magazines. I was happy!



Lovely~




Feedsacks!! The red geometric is my favorite. These will more than likely be listed in my Etsy shop so if you're interested, shoot me an e-mail.



This piece is gorgeous.



And this upholstery fabric is similar to the chair I posted about here. I don't currently have a chair that needs it, but it will eventually find a home.



I have very rarely seen uncut vintage upholstery fabric.

And guess who I found out was bidding against me on this great find?! Cammie from Daffodowndilly's. Can you believe it? We had talked a couple of times (but hadn't met) about different things and she was going to come "shop" from me sometime. Well to make a long story short, it was hours after she was at the auction that I discovered she was there. She and her husband came to our house after the auction to finish filling their truck!! We had a really nice time, ordered pizza, and I picked her brain about the junkin' business. My daughter said it seemed like we had known each other for years the way we were chatting. Neither one of us really wanted a picture after a day at an auction so you only get the story!




Had to share one of the books I bought--My four year old is Audrey. Neat, huh?!

Now, head on over to Clara and Marcela's to see more finds!

10 comments

  1. What a great story..I love that you and Cammi met...bidding against each other how funny! Wow that bolt of fabric is great...you better not let that go..or..there will be a day that you want to hurt yourself. We have all had a what was I thinking when I sold that...kinda day.

    Joy.............always

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  2. Hi Jill! Great minds...bid on the same stuff!!! That's a funny story! You really found some neat things, now you have to find a chair to re do and use your material,so keep junkin' girlfriend! Thank you for playing!

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  3. Jill, I knew there had to be a connection between us at the auction since we seemed to like the same things. I really had a great time with you and your family yesterday. I'm loving all the things I got from your junk stash! Can't wait to junk with you again. Loved your work space too, you will have to do a post on it and share it with the rest of the junkers, it's a great space, you are very creative~ It was a great day, so glad we got to meet!

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  4. Oh...I'm wiping the drool from my keyboard!!! ALL OF THAT FANTASTIC FABRIC!!! LOL Lucky Lucky you!!! That is the neatest story about Cami!!! How fun!!!

    Have a wonderful week and enjoy your new finds!!!

    ;-) Robelyn

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  5. what a great story!!! how funny that you were bidding against one of your blog friends...that is a great stash of fabrics you came home with...thanks for sharing!!!

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  6. I know you had a great time and what Awsome fabric.. I just wish i could sew.. If it is a straight line mabey. haha

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  7. very cool story! i've often wondered at estate sales or thrift stores if some of the people there write the blogs i read!
    i have to say, i am very jealous of your lot. those fabrics are gorgeous! and a very sweet book.

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  8. Beautiful photos, have a nice day Radka.

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  9. Boy you really scored on the fabric, huh?

    Too funny that you & a blogging friend were bidding against each other. Kind of makes sense though you know? Since we're kindred spirits, I mean.

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  10. Hello again Jill. To turn the mini-teapots into tassels, I'll glue a wine cork to the bottom & use that to glue the ribbons onto. I'll glue the lid on to the pot & either glue a ribbon onto it (for hanging)or hang it from the handle...depends on how it hangs. Hope I've helped explain it!

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