Monday, October 19, 2009

Maisy Went Junkin'

So this past weekend I went junkin'.

I had so much fun.





I have had my eye out for a vintage gumball machine.


With all the pieces intact.


This is the kind that is super, duper, mighty heavy.
It has grunge I can't even clean off.
Since growing up in a family that owned candy store....
This makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.



A vintage seltzer bottle.
Now, if I could just figure out where to put it.


This is a stack of old post cards.
Some of them date back to 1881.
It's really hard to read some of the writing.
It's so squiggly, wiggly.

I LOVE THEM ALL!!!

What did you do this past weekend?


xoxo

15 comments:

Jen R. said...

Amy, those are some awesome finds!

Sandi said...

Well goodness me. I have a gumball machine exactly like that one sitting in my upstairs. Used to be downstairs , but I got tired of it. It even still has gumballs in it. I guess truth be told I didn't think the red really went with my house so up it went.
Lovely finds Amy!!
Blessings~

Jackie said...

Great finds!! What a fun weekend!

Katie said...

Have you ever read Savannah Blues? If not, I think you should because you'd LOVE it! It's all about this girl/lady who has an antique shop and goes junkin'- if you have a chance, add it to your reading list.

Hope everything is going well with you guys :)

Backyard Candle Co. said...

I love that seltzer bottle! I have one too and struggle where to put it also. The gum machine is adorable and will look so great in your house!

Lissa said...

how fun! I forgot that your family owned a candy store! So you must love the gum ball machine!

Blasé said...

I went to see Bonnie Raitt! But, I'd rather have a GumBall machine...

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Great stuff, Amy. I went to a fabulous rummage sale where I got very lucky!

LuLu said...

the postcards look so cool, the gumball machine is such a fun find... especially with your candy store connection luv that!
I was a soggy wet cold mess all weekend but it was worth it.
xo,
LuLu

littlebyrd said...

Ahhhhh - junkin :) Gotta love it. I went Friday and had a wonderful time. Great finds!

A.Love said...

I certainly did not have as much fun as you! I went to the Children's Museum though--and then ran out of parking meter change and had to leave despite the fact that my son could have played for another 3 hours!!!! Sad, huh?!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

i've been wanting to go junking ... but alas, I was home with the fam. Had a chili cook-off party at a dear friend's house on Sat night. Sun was the typical church/brunch and then get-ready-for-the-week cleaning, etc.

Boring - but there was a great sense of comfort in the routine!

xoxo

Lori said...

Loving that gumball machine ~ what a find!!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

What great finds. That gumball machine looks just like mine, only a different color! Does it have any markings on it?

Love the seltzer bottle and postcards, so nice!
~Michelle

Jeanneoli said...

The gumball machine is so fun. I am coveting all the vintage letters and postcards.