Sunday, November 24, 2013

Junkin' With Olive

antiques, junk, Warrenton, Thompson, Mimi T's, Andersons Market, Uncle Junk's
 On Friday Olive from Olive Out and I took off to pick up some purchases she and Ms. B had made, but had no room to take home.  I certainly did not mind going along for the ride.

It was a gray dismal day anyway so there would be no painting around here.


We zoomed up I-20 across the Savannah River to Georgia.

 First stop was Warrenton where we were to pick up the purchases.  I'll let Olive explain how she managed to get one of those home!

This is Mimi T's shop - right on Main Street.  It is packed to the rafters with appealing merchandise.

Isn't the doorway inviting!

 The shop's other window had a Christmas display of toys.

 Name something - guess what - it was there!

 Folk art from a local artist.

 Olive and the shop owner figured out exactly where to put a huge, ginormous ____.  Not going to tell you - ask Olive.

I just shopped!

I hope Santa fills the stockings of Hollie and Laney this Christmas.

I really enjoyed the visit.

If you are ever near Warrenton, Georgia,  go visit Mimi T's.

Just a few doors down was Andersons Market.  Olive had a mission to find something for Ms. B, and the shop is only open on Fridays.

I was hooked the moment I spied the giant metal chickens.

Everything metal was 50% OFF!

Look at the white hutch - it was filled with all kinds of pewter animals and not ONE sheep!

The back room was filled with these handcarved frames from India.  My poor photography does not do their beauty justice.  There were stacks of them.

I may have to sneak back to Warrenton for one small one.

 Next we headed to Thompson to Uncle Junk's.  

Neither words nor pictures can accurately describe this unique place.

Let's just call it a pleasure palace for junkers.

This typewriter meets you at the front door.

How in the world did I miss buying a sign with my name on it!?!

Did I purchase anything?

Now, come on, this is the Junkin' Jewel here.

I will share my treasures later.

They are small.

They are cute.

They are rusty, crusty, and vintage.

They are not in the slash room.  (Remember the big reveal the first week in December.)

Some of you may have read my sentimental post  You Don't Bring Me Flowers  about my thirty-third wedding anniversary.

Chucks helped pick the photos and approved the post.  (Well, I let him think he did!)

After the long day out junking with Olive, I returned home to find this lovely poinsettia on the front porch.

Of course, he knew to properly style it next to the rusty watering cans.

He is getting to be a pro at this blogging stuff.

See y'all

See all the bottle brush trees at these posts:

Let The Bleaching Begin

Dying the Trees

Bottle Brush Trees on Corks

Bottle Brush Tree Joy

Bottle Brush Trees on Molds 

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  1. What a fun time you must have had! Those shops look so inviting! I think Chucks should do a guest post!

  2. The pictures look great. I have no idea why I didn't take any. Depression?maybe? Overextended perhaps? Steve at Uncle Junks may have me banned from now on. I still want that arbor. We need to use my trailer next time. I had a great time, xo, olive

  3. What wonderful treasures! The quilted stocking are my favorite.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

  4. You just had to go and share all those amazing I want to go to Georgia! Seriosuly though, sounds like you and Olive had a blast! I can't wait to see what treasures you bought home....:) Blessings, Vicky

  5. How fun to go junkin with your friend! And it sounds like Chuck is a keeper! ;)

  6. Oh my! You had TOO much fun! I wish I had been there...I see lots of neat things that I 'need'! I got to shop at the antique store in Ridge Spring a few weeks ago and buy something from Olive's booth! That was so much fun! I would love to meet her some day....YOU, too! Sweet hugs!

  7. What fun to go junkin with a blogging friend ... good way to get both of you in trouble. I am anxious to see what you bought. I just knew Chucks would remember your anniversary with flowers. He is a keeper for sure.
    Take care.
    Audrey Z.
    @Timeless Treasures

  8. I am so jealous that you got to go shopping with Olive! Looks like a fun time and some fun places.

  9. I'm sure you had a blast junkin with Olive! Looks like some fun shops to root through.
    Mary Alice

  10. Your gonna think I'm nuts, but I read this two days ago, but didn't leave a comment b/c I was hoping you'd post it on my link party and I could leave a comment then. Is that crazy? And you did! Thanks for the link to my blogging tip post, too. I love the name Uncle Junk, and love the old typewriter. Thanks so much for sharing this at the We Call It Olde Link Up! -Dawn @ We Call It

  11. I love those watering cans and the picture frames, and I have a typewriter very much like that one - I bought it because it reminded me of the typewriter I learnt to type on at school - wow so many years ago.
    Have a great week. I am joining you through What's It Wednesday.

  12. Those Indian frames are divine! I found you through Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage and LOVE your blog...Mimi xxx

  13. My kind of shopping looks like you all had a fun day filled with stuff!!!! Andi

  14. You had me at the Handcarved Frames from India!!! *Swooning* Lord have Mercy, a whole back room full of them, Nirvana!

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  15. What a fun shopping trip! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  16. Whoo I would love to look around this shop, looks full of hidden treasures :) thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :)


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