Friday, January 15, 2010

Any day Is A Good Day To Go Junkin!!!

Boy "Ain't that the truth" !! Even if you only score a small haul. And that's especially true here. Thrift stores are a concept that is only now beginning to catch on in Mexico. There are second hand stores of a sort called "Bazars" they carry used clothes and stuff but it's a long stretch to vintage. Our "flea market" is the same way. As far as Antique stores, Mazatlan doesn't have any. I would have to go to Guadalajara or Mexico City for those. SO when Martha said let's go do a bit of Junkin this afternoon, I'm already out the door. :) We have a couple of little Bazars we check every so often, takes us about an hour then we spend the rest of the afternoon sitting and sipping cappuccinos. :)

I finally held out long enough that the shop own finally sold me this trophy cup for a price we were both happy with. Of course I was pretty safe in holding off cuz I doubt there was anyone else in the city who wanted an old beat up sliver plated trophy for hunting with most of the silver rubbed off the base of the cup. Makes you wonder if the cup was part of the celebration ceremonies after the contest, hmmmm??

Okay I know it's a real stretch of the imagination but I'm thinking that will a bit of crackle medium and white paint, and it already has a good rust thing going on at the base of the flowers....??? Well it could be kinda really perfect for that whole Danish-French Country look??? Well maybe you should check back here in a bit before you make your final decision!  You just never know :)  

Found a few little silver plated spoons with some of the plating rubbed off and some nice patina going on. The three on the right are small demitasse size. Just the perfect size to stamp words on and use as focal in necklaces.

The little spoon on the left was a little boy baby's spoon See his name engraved on the handle. Antonio Guillermo must have been a much loved little boy. The other spoon besides having some really cool character marks has a R engraved on it. Cool character marks and a R for Ross, why that fits me perfectly ;) Ross is a good maiden name don't you think????

Martha and I found this lovely piece of Super Bling in the cabinet of an old watch repair guy's shop. It's in dire need of a bit of love with the pin gone and missing a few rhinestones but heck how can any self respecting blingaholic pass this baby up??? And besides all those sparkly rhinestones that's a crown on the top. So you just know there is a divine vision just waiting to be created in that Baby!! :)

So all in all it was a perfect day of junkin and 2 friends sipping cappuccinos!

I have this bit of phrase hanging in my little art corner and it pretty much expresses my goal for the next 30-40years. "Today is a Good Day to Create"... (no matter where in the world you are)...  p;)


stregata said...

Wonderful junque-ing haul!!! The candle holder - maybe a bit of gold (paint or metal leaf) on the flowers, just a bit, and cream colored craqueled paint and it would look like the ones the Skandinavians are always finding at the flea markets in France...
Way to go, Pattie!

Barbara Lewis said...

Wow! You did good! Everyday is a good day to create ... but some are better than others!

pam q said...

Oooo! That bit of bling with the crown is fantastic!!!

And the trophy cup ain't bad either!

Charmingdesigns said...

You did great!! Cant wait to see what you do with them!!

Charmingdesigns said...

LOVE the spoons!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi BS!

I am back up and running since my old Gateway Notebook caught that nasty "Storm Worm Virus" last week and it ate my entire hard drive. I lost everything. I now have a new Dell Studio 17 laptop, new Internet Security and a huge supply of data sticks to put my work on so this never happens again.

You got some beautiful finds! The spoons are just my favorite.

Much love to you, LW and the Babies of Fur!

LS, The Commander (who is now on Active Duty...saaaaaaaaaaalute!), my Fur Babies and #2

Fågel Blå said...

Åh jag älskar dina vackra sked, so lovely!
Och jag är glad att jag hittade din blogg!

Prillig said...

Lovely things!

I´m glad you found me, I hope you will come back.


Cindy said...

HI Pattie
Oh it looks like you were up to one of my favorite activities!! And the sipping cappucinos part sounds right up my alley too! I especially love the spoons...that baby spoon is so sweet. :-)

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

These aren't junk! They are treasures! Wish I was there to go junkin with ya. Looks like fun.

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