Thursday, June 28, 2012

Junkin' Joy


I hit an estate sale today that was
just a great sale with great people,
and TONS of good stuff!!

It's the first sale that I have waited 
in line for, and it sure was worth it!!
Such a fabulous array of vintage items!
I could hardly choose!!

 And this sale was one of the ones 
that was special to me. 

You see...
Every once in awhile at estate sales,
something wonderful happens.

As I go from room to room, I get
a deep sense of the person who lived there.
As I touch their belongings I feel a 
connection to them and their lives.

It's really cool.
I don't know why it happens...maybe
because some of the things that stir
my soul, clearly stirred theirs too.

Or maybe because sometimes the 
treasures reflect
 the character of the person, 
and what they valued.

It becomes an emotional experience,
 and not just a hunt for good junk.

I don't know...
you tell me.
Do you ever experience 
anything like this in your
treasure hunting?

It touches my heart, 
and gives me much to ponder.

Although I went on a hunt for
some wonderful vintage items for
my shop, I came home with those,
and so much more.

Hope you have a lovely evening!
Blessings and hugs!


Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I've never had it happen but I've heard of people who have. I think you're lucky! Love the blue bottle with jute and that cute little deer, it's darling.


Honey at 2805 said...

You really hit the jackpot with your finds! Yes, I am that way too. I usually always wonder about who and where it has been and the memories hidden inside. I collect cabinet cards (especially bridal ones) and always think about who they were and the lives they lived.

Thank you for sharing your treasures at Potpourri Friday!

RedWillow ~ Beauty Seeker said...

I loved your blog. Such beautiful things . Your amazing when you go to these sales. I dont have the gift you do that way but I do dream of what it would be like to live in someone shoes . All the pretty things .
Blogged over from Sharon and happy I did.


Amy Kinser said...

What a sweet and neat feeling you had. May have been a kindred spirit.

Love your finds.

Blessings, friend. Amy

plaits and paisley said...

I got that feeling looking at your photos.
I feel quite sad sometimes when I see the things people obviously treasured being discarded. Penny x

pballard said...

Love your finds. I am taking a day off in the middle of July for a country sale. It is a yearly event. I cant wait. Right now I am in the middle of a move and totally exhausted.. But cant wait to put out all of my treasures and have a sale of my own..

Tiff said...

What amazing finds, at least those special treasures will be valued now you have them. Happy weekend! X

Liz - Imageremix said...

I think I can sense it from here just looking at those sentimental items. Very cool. Thanks for sharing them and your post. It is a good reminder, I think, of why we love the old stuff so much... because there's a story there behind each and every one.

sandra said...

Hi Becky! What wonderful treasures you came home with...when I pop into an estate sale my thoughts always go to whomever lived there. Its hard for me sometimes as it makes me kind of sad, yet when I come away with treasure, I feel blessed that I am enjoying something that someone else loved so much. Have a fun weekend!!! :))

Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said...

Estate sales are wonderful! I have some artwork I purchased from an estate sale and every time I look at them I always think of how cool the artist must have been that painted them.

Wonderful treasures that share wonderful memories.

Have a *fancy* weekend!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Beck, O.k. so when did you change your blog name????? Am I that dense and just didn't see it? I saw it the other day and thought how much it looked like you but wasn't sure. I feel like such a bad friend in not realizing this. Love the new look Beck!!!! The finds at the estate sale are so cool.
Let's catch up soon.
Hugs, Nor

mycreativelifediary-bobbie said...

I enjoyed your post very much. Wow...what amazing finds. Time Washed...I love your blog name.
So sweet. Have a beautiful weekend, Best Wishes, Bobbie

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said... really found some wonderful things! Love those little pill boxes and the old cowbell!

Kasia said...

OMG this is amazing!!! :) I love your goodies! Superbly chick!!!


Ana said...

Hi Becky,
I know exactly what you mean...Awesome finds! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Wishing you a great weekend.

Hugs and Smiles,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Becky,

What beautiful things you came home with - love the pearl brooch and the lovely tins.
The last picture with the little girl, is special to me because my Grandparents had that hanging in their house.

Have a happy weekend

Loui♥ said...

Hi Becky!
long time no see..
oh but what a sight..
to see you again..
gonna be in Florida by the end of JULY!
gosh ! what a nightmare to gain entry there..
and I'm a native!
i'm back! come visiit!
warmest mermaid hugs..

Lynn Richards said...

Your treasures are beautiful. I think there is a connection because you look beyond the "stuff" and naturally wonder about a person when you view their personal items. I constantly wonder about someone's life as I view earthly things and think about what their life might have been like. From these items it seems there was a beautiful quality to the life that was lived. Maybe a gentle quality.
Such a mystery!!!

Marlee said... found some good stuff! I am sure the previous owner is smiling down upon you.

Loui♥ said...

Pensacola Fl..
panhandle yes!
hopefully there before end of July..
searching for destination address!
email me so we can exchange details..

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You found some very sweet things. That little ink bottle caught my eye. I definitely get a sense of the person at an estate sale. Sometimes it maks me sad!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Yes! I completely understand. These things tell a story - the life and loves of the person that treasured these items. I feel I am taking them on as a caretaker - taking on loving these treasures someday someone else will look at and wonder. Gorgeous finds - I am happy to be your newest follower,

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