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, November 24, 2014

Enjoying Some of Fall

Even though it was raining, we decided to spend some time at Edwards Apple Orchard in Poplar Grove.  They will be closing for the season on November 30th.  I love going to the orchard and experiencing everything that they offer.  They have the most wonderful barn full of edibles and home décor.  Downstairs is a café where you can get apple cider donuts, apple cider and more.  Austin fell in love with half popped popcorn so we made one last trip this season to stock up on them.  It's always sad when the season comes to an end.

But, one season ends and another holiday season begins.  I restocked my space at Carriage House Antiques.  We had such a wonderful open house this past week.  So many wonderful people came to help us celebrate.  I sold many vintage Christmas treasures.  It was nice to see how excited people were when they found that perfect treasure or one that brought back memories of their childhood.  It was wonderful to be a part of it all.

There are still many wonderful vintage Christmas treasures along with other treasures at Carriage House.  Things are always changing and new treasures are always being brought in.

It is snowing today here....a good day to clean the house and to prepare for Thanksgiving.  Here's hoping everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Holiday Open House is Only Days Away!

The holiday open house at Carriage House Antiques in Crystal Lake starts this Wednesday at 1pm and continues through Sunday.  I started setting up my space today and it is filled with vintage Christmas.  I so love Christmas and everything vintage that goes with it.  I'm planning to do more on the space tomorrow since I found loads more to put into it.  It is going to be so much fun!

Wednesday 1-7
Thursday 10:30-5
Friday 10:30-5
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 12-3

Happy treasure hunting!

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Every week I try to rearrange my space at the Carriage House Antiques.  It's nice to have a new welcoming look.  I bring in new merchandise as often as I can because everyone likes to see something new.  Right now, jewelry has taken over.  I have been finding so many wonderful pieces that I have to share them.

The Holiday open house is scheduled for November 19th from 1-7pm and then continuing regular hours for the rest of the week.  We will be closed as usual on Monday November 17th and again on Tuesday November 18th to prepare.  Please make sure to mark your calendar for this wonderful time.  Vintage Christmas at its best.  I'm parting with wonderful treasures that I have had for years.  It will be such a fun time.

Happy treasure hunting!