Last Friday night Big Daddy made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. I mean I’ve waited YEARS to hear these words come out of his mouth.
‘Hey Babe, you wanna go junkin’ in South Carolina with me on Saturday morning?’
I about passed out.
And so that is exactly what we did!
We drove down to the east side of Spartanburg SC and worked our way home through Inman and Landrum. Big Daddy mapped it all out. We hit every Thriftstore, Goodwill, Salvation Army, antique mall and rummage sale we could find, stopping only for tacos and beer at an old school Mexican joint. We had to keep up our strength.
Even though there wasn’t a stick of furniture (in my price range) to be had, I still did really well! I came home with two big boxes full of transferware and ironstone, green glass pieces and four down lumbar pillow inserts. I am especially thrilled with these because they are hard for me to find at a good price.
I did MUCH better than Big Daddy until our last two stops and then he walked away a happy man. Big Daddy only hunts junk and antiques stores for one thing:
Antique and vintage cast iron.
This was his BIG find of the day:
And this narrows his playing field quite a bit.
I’m open to a multitude of things. You could call me an Equal Opportunity Junker.
I almost always hunt exclusively to furnish my booth but I did manage to bring home a few things just for me.
For now, anyway.
These are my favorites of the day:
I found these mama and baby white china quail at a antique mall off of I26 on the East side of Spatanburg and it was love at first sight!
They were $10 for the pair and believe it or not I never blinked an eye. They have a lovely crackled finish and I just love them! I’ve found them since on both EBay and Etsy for $24, plus shipping.
And then there’s this:
I have a thing for colored glass.
I also have about a 1 1/2 inch long scar on one knee that is a testament to that fact. I usually stick to green or blue but I’ve been on the hunt for a brown glass Apothecary jar for a while and this one is big and at a price I could live with. Plus, and this was important to me, the inside wasn’t so full of dirt that I would never be able to get it clean. I used a longer handled bottle brush and it worked pretty well.
I have a few more things to share and I’ll do that in a few days. I hope y’all are having a great week!!
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