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 15, 2016

"Signs" of Spring

Not only are my tulips and crocus popping up, but so are the sales.

My friend Cecilia and I went on a road trip and discovered Waterford Unique Antique Market at 209 N. Milwaukee St in Waterford Wisconsin.  It was such a fun place and we found loads of treasures. One space that we both loved was Bailey's Blissful Scentsations.  She makes the most wonderful soaps from goats milk.  Each bar has a scalloped edge.  We couldn't resist buying a few bars.  One of her soap displays was a vintage bathroom sink holding the men's bars of soaps.  It was really fabulous!  We especially loved the truck inside the old True Value store.

I lucked out recently when I found a barn sale.  My van was filled in every space available.  I bought some of the most amazing farm items.  I kept a few things (of course) and am putting the rest, little by little, into the Carriage House.  I only find a sale this great a few times a year.  How wonderful that it was so early in the season.

In between all of this treasure hunting, I wanted to create small Easter gifts.  I used terracotta pots and hot glued vintage trim to each of them.  I shredded a French dictionary to use for the filling and added rabbit and chick figurines and some eggs.  For the greeting, I used vintage Easter greeting cards and attached them to wooden sticks.  I think they are pretty cute.

I came across this red truck at the Waterford Unique Antique Market and had to have it.  For now, it's holding one of the Easter pots.  It was too great of a treasure to pass up.

Wishing all of you a wonderful Easter!  May it be blessed with family and friends.

Happy treasure hunting!  Start looking for those sales....