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.


What did you do this past weekend?



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!!

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.

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!


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!

Jeanneoli said...

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