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!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Found a Few Treasures.....

I found a few treasures but, I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet.  I'll just wait until the right place pops up to put them.

The wonderful pink corner iron stand, I was eyeing at Carriage House Antiques in Crystal Lake for a while.  I stopped there on Friday and it was still there and on SALE!  So, I bought it.  I haven't figured out its place yet, but, I will. 

Yesterday at Goodwill in Huntley, I found the painting and iron shelf at too good prices to pass up.  The painting isn't really my usual style, but, it is someone's and I just may pass it along.  It looked wonderful across the store where I was standing.  I liked the frame also. 

The new Goodwill in Crystal Lake by the Walmart on Route 31 will open on March 27th.  Grand openings are always fun, but, busy and crowded.

There are 2!!!!!!! rummage sales on Thursday and I CAN'T wait.  At 9am is in Prairie Grove on Route 176 and at 1pm is at the Methodist Church on 1st Ave in Cary.  Both are fun.  It will be nice to see my rummage sale friends again.  Lots to catch up on.

Friday (or Thursday night for a $10 entrance fee) is the Algonquin Library book sale.  We have been looking forward to this for awhile now. 

I have been busy getting things in order for Gardenfest at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake on April 5.  Lots to finalize and worry about.  It is going along well and I'm anticipating a good attendance.  Planning is already on for Gardenfest 2015 where I will not be chairing the event.  I will help out and maybe teach a class.  It would be nice to teach a class on flea market/treasure filled gardens.  Stay tuned for the details.

Happy treasure hunting!


  1. I can't wait to take your class at Gardenfest 2015!!!!! Yay :)

    1. It will be a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to finding flea market gardens.

  2. I LOVE your jewelry.... for sale???