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Monday, May 18, 2015

My Junkin' excursion in Pa.

 Last month my sweetie and I went back to his home state of Pennsylvania to visit his family and do a little junkin' while we were there.

 We were able to go to the big Renningers Antique fair and also a great one in Shupps Grove outside of Adamstown Pa.

 The weather before we arrived and after our 3 days of shopping all day outside was beautiful. Mid to high 60's. HOWEVER... the 3 days were going to be at the shows were miserable!! A cold front came in and it was in the 30's with wind and snow flurries!!! I was cold down to my bones but we trudged on because after all... we were junkin!!!!

There were lots of vendors selling all kinds of things, but if you like primatives the east coast is definitely the place to find them.

 Another thing you find everywhere... Glass insulators!! You can also see them all up and down the train tracks where no one has "collected" them yet. :)  The turquoise ones sure are pretty when they are all together!

 The unfortunate thing about flying is that things have to be able to fit into a suitcase to get them home!!! This old apothecary cabinet was only $250!!!

 However these cabinets for sewing notions were closer to the $500 dollar range and they weren't very big. (There pretty fabulous though)

 I really have a thing for boxes right now. These old sewing machine drawers were great.

 This piece was in one of the antique shops we hit in Adamstown. There were 2 them. They came from a very old pharmacy in Pa somewhere and were dated to the 1890's. They were stunning and only $1900 each! :)

 Lots of cabinets every where, but none came with me.

This was the most amazing piece I have seen to date. It wasn't for sale, but isn't it fabulous??

 So here is my haul.. all laid out in my sister in laws living room!!

 I bought a lot of vintage Blue Ball jars with zinc tops. Some of them I am keeping for myself and some are going to shop. They are just so much cooler than the modern jars with the plain lids.

 A lot of wire came home with me too. I found of couple of great old egg baskets, and all these chicken wire cloches.

 I brought home lots of small boxes too. We just cant find these out here in Az. Many of them were vinatge cheese boxes but several were just cute little drawers too. The big drawer with all the dividers in it came from a vintage hardware store. I brought 3 of them. They are super cool in person!

 I love scales and always buy them when I can. Both of these went into the store already and sold in the first week!

 Another of my favorite finds were these frames made from vintage mouldings. They are fabulous!!
I bought 4. Only 3 of them made it into the shop!! LOL!

 Another find for me. This fabulous hanging scale. My sweetie bought it for me and it is happily hanging in my living room!

 I found lots of beautiful yard sticks in colors I am not used to seeing!! These did not fit into any suitcase we wrapped them up, and I carried them on the plane.

 I loved the graphics on this vintage soldering paste can.

 And one more find for me... I love these vintage marmalade jars from England. This one had the paper packaging and a lid!! It is already being proudly displayed with the others I have collected so far.

Well, that's my trip! A lot of this stuff is already in my space at Rusty Saturday and I will be bringing more of it in a little at a time.  Next time I'll show you pics of it in the store!!


glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

Sorry I missed you while you were here, but I am unfamiliar with both towns you mentioned. Is there a larger town/city near by?
I'm from the Allentown area.
All your finds were great! L

Anne's Attic - Design said...

So many lovely finds and from a different part of the country! Jo

rush said...

I love boxes and things with drawers, too. They have a certain mystery about them — what did they hold? Where is it now? Who put the things in there?

I love the black scale. The numbers are different than some I have seen.

Wonderful haul! {Take a truck next time!}

rush said...

How DID you get the stuff home?

Pam said...

Wow! What a haul indeed Karen! But what size suitcases do you and your sweetie have!!!!! Or do you do what a friend of mine does and goes travelling with practically empty cases?! lol.
So in love with all those amazing drawers! Gorgeous! But of course loving the scales and cloches and scales and boxes......oh well maybe the whole lot! ;) x

Marrianna said...

One of the great items I see at the flea markets on TV in Conn. and Upper NY State, are the large industrial sturdy wood boxes. No, I don't know what I would do with them. But if I was there, I would sure try to figure out how to get them home. I need nothing and I'm still in the process of getting rid of clutter, however, I love wood boxes.

Thank you for sharing all the pictures of your purchases. It's always a pleasure to see your great finds when you go to flea markets. And the ones on the East Coast have so much more than what we ever find here in the Great Southwest.

Hugs, Marrianna

Joy Junktion said...

Many, many great pieces! Too bad you didn't take a trailer :) I was just up at the shop last week but I may need to make another trip up there soon! Have a great week! Blessings, Cindy

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I was there too! Had such a wonderful time finding treasures. I laughed when I saw the snow flurries coming down:) PA is a great place to shop. Happy you had a great time.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Anna Mae said...

I wish I had known you were here. I would love to meet you. I visit all the places you were at. I love Adamstown, and I'm not that far from there. I live in Lititz. You are my favorite blogger.

Rhonda said...

Oh how fun was your trip? Love everything, Karen but those molding frames are amazing!!!

Tea in the Library said...

Nice. I can imagine it was hard to be selective.

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