Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ridge Riding With Mom

vintage finds, junking trip
My mom is having back surgery this week so last Friday we took off for a junkin' trip - riding the Ridge from Trenton to Johnston to Ridge Spring and back.

She has been looking for vintage aluminum chairs to take to the lake.

We found three.

She liked two!

Not old signs but funny signs.

The middle one:


A box of handmade doll clothes and a silver what's-it.

A concrete cherub from the forties with many layers of paint.

In fact the paint may be holding him together.

Just kidding - he's a heavyweight!

Two single family homes.

Two aluminum pitchers.

We ate lunch at Juniper in Ridge Spring before shopping.

Bought the drop leaf kitchen table in good condition but needing a paint job.

The toolbox opens on the front.

A carom board from the thirties - the lady who sold it to me received it for Christmas when she was young.

Lovely graphics on both sides of the board.

The front folds down on the toolbox.

Willie loves to sit in the front window and watch me unload.

I need to train him to help!

See y'all!

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  1. Nice haul again !! Ok , you bought three chair's and mom liked two....sound's like my 83 yr old mom. I'm still in the garden , so I'd like the cherub and the white single family birdhouse since you sold my turquoise one. Ahhhhhh throw in the silver what's it and the carom board. Loved the pic of Willie:)) Will have your mom in my thought's and prayer's this week. Take care,TT

  2. Wishing a speedy recovery for your mom's back surgery! You are so lucky your mom likes vintage shopping, too! Did you pick this up from her?

  3. What a great way to spend a day before being laid up! What fun treasures you found too. Love the signs!

  4. My dogs love watching me unload too! I used to think it was really cute to see how curious they were about what I bought until one of my German Shepherd's peed on an old plant stand!


  5. Looks like some great finds Donna! Are there any really tiny doll clothes in that pile... like barbie size or a little bigger? I'm always looking for tiny clothes for my little bears I make.


  6. Wonderful finds, I love the table! Hope your Mom's back surgery goes well and she has a speedy recovery!


  7. Love those signs! They are perfect! Especially the middle one. I'd have to plant some pretty pink geraniums in those two aluminum pitchers.Love the concrete cherub. How fun to go junkin with your Mom. I wish her a speedy recovery.

  8. Great finds, as always, Donna. The silver what's it looks like a soap "sudser" to me. Put in a small piece of bar soap and swish it quickly through hot water to make a good suds for hand washing clothes or dishes or whatever. But I bet you already knew that! Linda @Wetcreek Blog

    1. I didn't forget your sweet mom, but back surgery is always a touchy subject with me. A good friend ( young guy) had it and is doing great. My 85 year old mom had it and still has severe back pain. Mixed results for that surgery. Strength and success for your mom. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  9. I hope your mom is feeling better now :)

  10. Another great haul! Good luck to your mom with her surgery.

  11. It is so much fun to find treasures that others think of as junk!

  12. What a fun day! I wil keep your mom in my prayers. Those signs are funny! I love the old game board...very unique. The drop leaf table is my favorite this time! Have a wonderful week, :)

  13. I'm glad you had a great time with your mom. My mom had back surgery last month, so I know how that goes....I hope she does well. More great finds and yes, train Willie to help you! Keep us posted on your mom!

  14. Donna you find the best stuff and how fun to go junkin with your Mom! I love all your finds but the vintage doll clothes bring back special memories of my Mom making all of my doll's clothes. I sure wish I still had them.


  15. Hoping and praying your Mom's surgery goes well Donna. I'm so glad for the two of you that you got to spend some quality time together junkin'!! Love that country table to death--

  16. Hi Donna ... what fun to spend time junking with your Mom. I hope her surgery goes well and she will be free of back problems forever. Now, lets see ... I could use the drop leaf table and love the game board.
    Good finds.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  17. Dearest Miss Donna;
    I am Praying for All of You. Please tell your Mama to Trust in the Lord, and to cast aside all of her Worries unto him.
    I Love the funny signs, Especially the one about "Buying Junk & Selling Antiques" (Wait till I tell my Husband that one!!!) LOL!!!!
    I am in Love with the Cherub!!!! The Soap Sudser looks so old. The two Pitchers are Wonderful!!!
    I have two of the vintage aluminum chairs, on the left.....They are getting harder to find!!!
    I have Missed You, and I am so glad that you are Back!!!
    You All are in my Thoughts and Prayers.

  18. Love all the finds you got with your mom. My mom loves going on the hunt with me, too. As soon as she is more steady on her feet she will go out junking with me. She had a broken hip end of February and still gets a little unsure of herself. Sending up prayers for your mom this week.

  19. Great finds! I had a massive 2 day junkin' trip on US 40 this weekend. Best haul in awhile! :)

  20. The aluminum pitchers remind of Girl Scout camp, oh, so long ago. Lovely graphics on the Carom board. Nice haul!

  21. Had to laugh at the "buy junk and sell antics" sign!


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