Monday, October 26, 2009

Junkin' Monday after a Great Weekend

This last week I was able to find a few things
 out and about, and since I haven't been buying
 much lately, I wanted to share the good "junk"
that found it's way home with me.

This old tray with a fruit motif is pretty "shabby",
but I really have a fondness for these.
 I'm adding it to my collection.

Clay finial, not old, but I love the look of it.

A paper mache rabbit, sporting a festive fall ribbon,
and a wonderful old book from 1872 called
"Cheering Words",
which is a collection of poetry.

And this is a really precious gift that my sister-in-law Letty, from San Antonio made for me. She is a wonderful needlework artist, and she stitched this for me "special", because she knows how much I adore pumpkins! She even "coffee dyed" the linen herself.

This was a great weekend! The kids were here and we had a wonderful visit. We enjoyed ourselves at a couple of our favorite restaurants and then Saturday the girls and I did some major shopping at our mall. Shoes were the main interest. I only bought one pair of boots. The girls on the other hand had multiple finds. The three of us hadn't been shopping together in ages and we really had so much fun! It felt like "the good old days" when they were both living at home.

Erin and Keith, Chris and Alyson

Alyson in action!

Erin has to be available for business even on the weekend. She is a sales manager for the largest home builder in the U.S., and is based in St. Louis.

Here she is"Checkin' In".

I'm excited to have some fun things to share on
Junkin' Monday.

So be sure and click on the McLinky over at
to see the other "Junker's" weekend finds!

Some fun "Junk" and the Kids,
what a great combination!


  1. I'm so glad you had your family in and got to spend some fun time with them. Love the great finds especially the finial. I'm crazy about those too. The trays really pretty to. And what a nice sister-in-law to do the pumpkin for you - too cute.
    Have a blessed Monday. Hugs...Tracy :)

  2. Great junk! I love the tray even though it is worn:) they are the best. Gorgeous kids and looks like you all had a wonderful time. Have a blessed day!

  3. Wasn't it nice to have a pretty Sat.? It killed me to go by all those garage sales but Sage wasn't much interested. Glad you & the girls got to spend some time together. Great finds!! Jan

  4. Mornin

    Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. Your girls are very pretty. and your finds were really nice.

    Enjoy your Monday

    Hugs Pam

  5. Oh my gosh Debra...your girls are GORGEOUS!!!! I'm so happy ya'll got to spend some Mommy/Daughters quality time. Sounded like lots of fun, I can tell by the way you wrote it!!!! ;)
    I thought that finial was a huge chunk of cement and wondered how the heck you managed to carry that...whew, I'm glad to know it's clay.
    Love all of your stuff, even the pretty handmade gift, but I have to say, my fav would be that gorgeous book! Oh I could just see it sitting on MY coffee table right now! I'm a wee bit jealous...
    Have a wonderful week sweetie~
    everything vintage

  6. love the tray and the book, Debra! great finds -

  7. That book is really beautiful. I would have snatched that too! (It's all great!)

  8. Great finds ...that clay finial sure looks old & I love that old book. You're so lucky to have a great shopping day like that w/ your girls...what fun!

  9. You sure had a great week! The kids, shopping, family time, junkin'...can life get any better? We love the tray and the finial, great look! Sister in law's pumpkin is really special!Thank you so much for playing with us today!

    PS: Almost forgot!...LOVE the pumpkin banner!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Nice looking family pictures! Looks like a fun time!

  11. I can almost hear the laughter of the girls shopping like the good ole days. It looks like you shopped for a vignette. Everything looks as if it was picked to go togerther....My favorite is the bunny.


  12. Hi! This is my first Junkin' Monday! I love all of your treasures, especially that finial and the bunny. Looks like you had a great weekend.
    Happy Monday!

  13. great finds! i love that tray, it is so pretty.

  14. i love every single one of your finds! i bet you are fun to shop with!

  15. Debra, how wonderful that you had your kids home with you for a found some fablous
    things...the bunny is my favorite!!!

  16. Obviously you had a grand time shopping! Love that bunny, & the oehr pretties.

    Have a warm wonderful week. TTFN ~ Marydon

  17. It all looks like great junk to me. Love the finial too. Your girls are gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  18. I am going shopping with my sister and daughter-in-law to Canton this Friday to celebrate my upcoming birthday. It will feel like the old days with them too. Love the pumkin needlework. I collect trays too. Just bought a rabbit picture. Found four finials. $1.00 each. I will be glad when the economy picks up it is cramping my style. Ha! Thanks for the kind words on my new post. That one was time consuming. I might not do another fall post even if that is my only one. How ever do you manage it Debra... what a woman.

  19. Sounds like you had a fab time with your kids. And I love your finds, especially the finial.

  20. How funny, I had my two (little) girls with me for a Junkin' Monday too! Great finds, btw!

  21. I'm so glad you got to spend time with your family...especially shopping with your girls!
    I know how much I look forward to shopping with my daughter when she comes for a visit!
    Love your little rabbit and that tray is really cool!
    I love all the colors in it!
    Have a wonderful week...donna

  22. Debra,
    I think shopping with you girls is the best. Mine help me shop for the more current things, and keep my sole young. One daughter is a good junker the other has the eye but is a minimalist..a good balance for me. Hope you had a great Monday!
    My Best

  23. Hi Debra,
    A shopping day with your daughters sounds like the best fun a mom could have. I'm so thrilled that you were able to spend this time with your girls. The picture of your family is darling and your daughters are just beautiful.
    You had great luck finding awesome stuff this weekend!

  24. Hey Debra,
    Looks like you had a great time...
    Your children are beautiful! Thanks for the sweet comment, and I feel truly blessed...
    Barb C.

  25. Girly you got a hold some wonderful junk!!! The tray is great!! Glad you found some family time as well, have a great week, Hugs, Janna

  26. Glad you had a great weekend! It looks like you had fabulous luck all around with your shopping...all kinds of wonderful things!!!

    :) T

  27. great items, great pics. Looks like a wonderful time. You certainly have a talent in displays!

  28. Whoa... what FAB finds. LOVE that tray. I never ever ever find anything as nice as that tray -- I find plastic trays. Not quite the same, y'know?

    Love the bunny, too. Very chic fellow!

  29. What a great time Debra! You found some great stuff! Oh, and thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. :)

    Have a blessed week!


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