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 23, 2016


P. Allen Smith is always an amazing speaker.  My friend Mary and I had a wonderful time at the Proven Winners event May 14 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We ran into a few Master Gardener friends to share the day with.   It was the perfect venue for this event even though it was freezing outside.  The flowers were in bloom so our short walk from the parking lot to the event was breathtaking.

We chased P. Allen Smith down to take this picture.  Kind of like we were his groupies.  He was so accommodating and gracious.

Another speaker we enjoyed was Jack Barnwell from Mackinac Island in Michigan.  He was young and so full of energy that we were fully entertained.  

On my bucket list is a trip to the home of P. Allen Smith in Arkansas.  He opens it up for tours and events.  

This weekend I had a chance to visit the Dane County Farmers Market in Madison Wisconsin.  The weather was amazing!  We came home with some cheese, of course.

One vendor had these amazingly large hanging baskets for only $20.  I didn't buy any but just had to take a picture of them.  The rhubarb and radishes at most of the booths were so large and beautiful. What a good year for both of them.  I love the huge variety of flowers and pastries that are offered at this market.  It's a definite destination that is worth revisiting.

This Sunday, May 29, is the first Cedarburg WI flea market.  Not only is this one of my favorite flea markets, but the town is so charming.  We love to walk around it after our treasure hunting day.  June 4-5 is a really nice event at the Klehm Arboretum in Rockford.  There are so many flowers to choose from at really low prices as well as some garden art.

Happy treasure hunting!

1 comment:

  1. I love P. Allen Smith and now that you've reminded me I need to check and see if he still has a show on. I can think of few things better at this time of year than spending a day focused on all things gardening!