Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Junk Treasures

I headed over to one of my favorite Tuesday auction places to look for some treasures. This is my favorite auction because you literally have to look through boxes of crap and piles of crap to find interesting things. What can I say, it's all about the hunt with me. You also have to learn to be really patient and not mind having to stand right up against other people. This auction is out in the countryside and always crowed with Amish, Mennonites, and scary people with no teeth. If you don't mind the crowd, you can get great deals! But the most important thing is, you really have to be able to put two and two together at this auction. For example, I wanted a metal 50's patio table that was in one area. I found the very cool umbrella across the lot and the matching umbrella stand in another section of the lot. They keep nothing that goes together actually together and you really have to be good at looking and seeing treasures while wading through junk.

Here's a good example of a small section of auction junk! Times this section of junk by 5 and that's how big the junk auction is! It takes them 6-7 hours to sell everything sometimes. You never know what they are going to have here and what you might find in a cardboard box!

Here's some of the fun junk/treasures I found today!

These are late 30's early 40's Pulp Novel books! Can't wait to start reading them and I love the cover art! Found in a box and they were wrapped up in plastic so they are in great condition!!

A cool atomic metal chair. Needs a good cleaning and some fresh paint but no rips in the plastic covering...I already had the awesome foot stool!!

And of course my killer 50's turquoise umbrella, metal table, and cast iron umbrella stand! That I had to run all over the lot to get and make sure I had every piece!


  1. I'm just jealous !!!
    I was showing the hubby your photo's of Falling Water so he perused the rest of your blog and "proclaimed this is too painful" ! "We need to take a trip out your way "! Gotta love a man who loves to shop as much as I do.

  2. The books are great! A good find by me for sure!

    Jaede... Anytime you and the hubby want to come visit the area let me know and I will hook you up! You will probably have to rent a Uhaul to get everything back home!

  3. Wow! Great finds - especially those books. They're amazing.
    -Andi x

  4. Awesome finds - you really worked for your junk! :)

  5. Can you believe that I had that very same umbrella when I was first married... 20 years ago!! My in-laws gave it to us because they did not use it anymore. Very cool!

  6. ZOMG a turquoise umbrella?! Love it!!!! Lord I wish all the people such as you and I who are deep into this stuff lived together like maybe on a street or cul-de-sac!

  7. I have a late 60's turquoise umbrella with beautiful blue and yellow flowers on the underside. I just love it.