Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to pop in real quick to say hello to all of my BBF’s (Best Blogging Friends). We had a very lovely and quiet Christmas here at the Johnson house. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones!


I’ll be back soon with more of the good vintage junk you love and hopefully some fun projects as well. Wishing you all a very bright and shiny New Year!


Friday, December 10, 2010


Thank you everyone who entered my giveaway.  Used the random number generator to pick two winners and they are:


Threads in Time


Kim G.

Camp Whimsy

Congratulations ladies!  Please send me your mailing addresses and I will get your prizes in the mail to you tout suite.

I’m a little embarrassed to say that we don’t have any Christmas decorations up yet and haven’t even gotten our tree.  This weekend for sure.  I’ll leave you with one of my favorite pictures from Christmas a long, long time ago.  That’s me front and center, my big brother, Mike with the holsters and my little brother, Devin sitting behind me with the drippy nose.  Ahhh, memories! Have a fabulous weekend!.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Some of My Favorite Picks~White Wednesday Style

I’ve been having so much fun reading about your favorite picks in the comments from my giveaway post that I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite picks. As I am, and have been buying and selling for several years now, I have come across some cool stuff.  Some I have kept and will never part with (maybe), and some have gone onto new owners.  If you have been reading my blog awhile, you may remember these items.


I picked this awesome and super heavy bad boy off of craigslist.  It didn’t look like this when I found it. It was super dirty and I cleaned and painted and stained.  Here’s the best part and a little secret.  It was free.  It was also the most expensive thing I have ever sold. (I know, bragging, sorry:)  Kinda miss it, but don’t miss hauling it. 


I found this awesome piece in a barn sale of a local antique dealer. I paid a whopping $50 for it.  It sold in less than one week at Monticello.  Looking back, I think I priced it way too low, but that’s okay.  Still love it though.


Found this super cute white lace dress in the basement of a really neat antique shop in Portland.  Love it so much and I wore it to the Farm Chicks party last June.


And finally, this cool mirror was found in a box of frames at an auction.  It didn’t look like this though, but after I tackled it with some paint stripper, this is what I found.  I also found a label on the back that says “patent 1883.” I paid $20 for the box of frames including this mirror. It currently has a place of honor on my mantel. If you’re curious about what it looked like when I bought it, here it is.  Definitely not white.


Ugh! Why anyone would do that is beyond me.

There’s still time to enter my American Pickers Giveaway.  Just scroll down to my last post and leave a comment.  I’ll be back on Friday with the winners. Happy Wednesday!

Monday, December 6, 2010

American Pickers Giveaway

It’s been awhile since I have done a giveaway on my blog and so I thought it was time.  Especially since the nice folks at the History Channel have given me not one but two dvd’s of the awesome show, American Pickers (season one).  If you haven’t watched this show, what are you waiting for?  It’s awesome and the new season actually starts tonight!  Can’t wait to see what treasures Mike and Frank will find and will they ever let Danielle go on a pick with them?  I guess I’ll just have to watch to find out.


In addition to the dvd of season 1, the lucky winners will receive one of Martha’s adorable Christmas stars. 


So, if you would like to enter this fun giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment and tell me about one of your most favorite picks (finds).  I’ll randomly pick two winners first thing Friday morning.  Sound good?  Good luck!