Follow me on my pathtojunkentreasure as I hunt for treasures at flea markets, garage sales, rummage sales, thrift stores, estate sales and wherever I can find a treasure. I'll share my love of hammered aluminum, vintage Christmas, vintage jewelry, doilies and tablecloths, milk glass, garden items and other treasures. I'll also share some advice on my crafting projects, gardening and recycling items. Please join me on my pathtojunkentreasure!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Catching Up!

It always seems that I'm catching up on my Blog. There just isn't enough time in the day.

I promised pictures of my sun room so here they are....


I bought two vintage stands recently so I changed the look.  I had that fabulous white chippy basket and couldn't find a place for it until now. I knew I would find a place sooner or later.  I love it!


I paired down my vintage planter collection to only the green family or white.


I bought that fabulous white cart from Chippy Shabby at the Washington Street Market. It is super cute!


I love how it all ties together.


How cute is this planter? I received it from a friend for Easter. I also got this beautiful spring bouquet from a family friend. After all that snow, I needed for it to feel like spring even though it is slowly arriving.


I recently visited Holland Michigan for the tulip festival. Along the way I just had to stop at some interesting places. This door was fabulous!


Here I am at a park that was filled with decorated wooden shoes.


The tulips were lovely....


but the windmill tour was really great.


It was a busy week when I got back. We had our Spring Open House at the Carriage House and I had to redo my space. I brought in some really cool treasures....


and these too....



On the one day that I wasn't working at the Open House, I found this fabulous dress form! Isn't she lovely? I had to have her. She's now standing in my dining room next to my milk glass china cabinet.


Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Here is my mom holding me during my Christening.


My baby brother turned 50 on Mother's Day! I could hardly believe it. I don't like to think of myself as getting older but this had me thinking for sure.

There are a few events coming up this weekend...

Saturday and Sunday is the Pec Thing flea market in Pecatonica. Saturday is Main Street Market at its new location in Belvidere at the Fairgrounds. Sunday is the Elkhorn Flea market at the fairgrounds in Elkhorn WI.  May 26th is the Cedarburg Flea market in Cedarburg WI.

Happy treasure hunting!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Spring Notes

I think it's spring even though we just had 8" of snow on Sunday! It was a crazy weather day but boy was the scenery beautiful.  There is always a silver lining!

Just last week I filled up from a fabulous estate sale.  Here's my car fully packed....



and here's my pickins.....



I especially love the statue so I'm keeping it!


It's in my garden now. Speaking of my garden, at Gardenfest a few weeks ago we had a keynote speaker talk about his moss garden in Waukesha WI. Here is how the moss is spreading in my garden. I have always loved the look of moss in my yard/garden.


I changed around my garden areas slightly. I have a frog/turtle area garden, a gnome area garden and a cherub area.


The gnomes were moved to create more room for my new statue.  This picture is super cute!

At that fabulous estate sale, I bought a box of lamp parts.  Two of the parts were perfect for candle holders. I put two votive holders into them to hold the candles and now they sit on my dining room table.  They fit right in with my decor.



I did a market on Friday night at Smith's Central Garage in McHenry. It was a Vintage Market Event at Night.  Here's my car packed before....



and here's my space when I was all set up....




I loved how the mix of boho, farmhouse and industrial fit all together...










I bought four flower frogs at the market to add to my collection. This is only a partial view of my collection...



Notice the snow!

Now that I have some free time, I'm cleaning and rearranging. More pictures later on how I redid my
sunroom with my newest purchases. I spent time yesterday rearranging my space at the Carriage House. There's a new look to it that I love!


Look how cute that bunny is!


Happy treasure hunting!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Welcome April!


Even though the weather is still pretty cold, I have been out at a few sales whenever and wherever I can find them.  They are there!

This fabulous white chippy table was actually found at the Carriage House. I had to have it.


It looks great with the white enamel pitcher on it. Here's a closer view of that perfect chippiness...


Here are a few of my favorite pictures that I took at my space at the Carriage House to welcome spring.


and this one....


Baby bottles in their carrier make a great arrangement for flowers.


Just changing around the trays in the background give the picture more of a spring feel. The same can be done in your home.


I'm super excited about my finds yesterday. These giant sized flower frogs are fabulous! I have added them to my collection. I especially love the one on the bottom left. So unique!



Remember, on April 12th, a Friday night, from 4-9pm at Smith's Central Garage in McHenry is a Vintage Event Market at Night. I'm putting together some wonderful treasures to bring with a spring theme. Hint: some gardening items thrown in.

The next day is the Washington Street Market in Naperville.  Why not make a weekend out of it?

Happy treasure hunting!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Welcome Spring!

Hello Spring! Welcome back!


My house is decorated for Spring and Easter. Along the way I have found some more vintage Easter treasures.


I have started a new collection. Vintage floral paintings.


Vintage Easter treasures are getting harder to find. I'm so glad that these are a part of my collection.


And these.....


I'm always on the lookout....


I have a large collection of eggs.


While vending at the Elgin High School Flea Market on March 10th, I found this matching vintage Easter chick. Of course it came home with me! It's the one on the right.



I also found this chippy white metal shelf. I cleaned out my area by the basement window and it looks perfect there.


Speaking of the flea market, here are some highlights of my space. It was a wonderful day with record breaking attendance.



Here is the before....


Good thing the after didn't look like this!

Now I know that I have many collections. That's what I do. But, I had been looking for a mannequin head for quite some time. Until I found this one...


She is amazing!


She fits in with the vintage jewelry displays.


My next market is on April 12th. It's a Friday night from 4-9pm in McHenry at Smith's Central Garage. It's a curated event with vintage, artisan, reclaimed and food. It's going to be great!



April 6th is Gardenfest at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake. It's from 8-4. A full day of gardening classes with keynote speaker Dale Sievert who will speak on his award winning moss garden in Waukesha WI.  

April 13th is Washington Street Market at the Naperville High School in Naperville. 



Happy treasure hunting!