Friday, March 1, 2013

"Junk" Treasure Hunting Pay Day

We of Sisters' Treasures fame are just two "wild and crazy sisters"!
When one (that would be Elaine) calls the other (that would be me, Betsy) and says, "What are you doing?" to which I reply, "Thinking about going garage saling!"....  what does a junker do, but
 jump in my car when Elaine suggests we go to one or two estate sales we saw on The really crazy part is that both sales were far away, in fact, the one we decided to attend was around 85 miles from my home in Karnes City!
Forget high gas prices, the high mileage already on my Journey and the fact that I'd be gone most of the day, THIS is what we live for (in fact what most junker/antique/vintage dealers I know, live for........... the Thrill of the Hunt!
 In fact on Facebook I saw a post from Ki Nassauer's team of Flea Market Style magazine and Junk Bonanza fame on her new page, FleaQuest asking "Would you rather Be out in the field on the hunt for junk OR be back in your workshop creating with the pieces you've found?". For me the answer was..... in the fields hunting. And hunting (and finding) we did. Here are a few of our purchases:

      Of course, Elaine and I are both creative souls, so I couldn't resist working a little creative magic on the frames.  One was missing some of the decorative trim molding, so instead of tediously replacing all of it, I got out my new sample jar of Annie Sloan Old White paint and went to work.
I added a clear glaze and then the dark glaze to antique it then dry brushed gold metalic paint to finish it.

                                          And here is a corner to show the detail a little better:
   Oh, I forgot to mention one more thing................. I made a little stop on my way home to get a sneak peak at a terrific estate sale in Castroville, Tx and of course, I couldn't pass up a few purchases.
   Happy hunting (junk that is) this weekend!


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  2. Great Job Sister!! You are not only a "Junque Queen" but a talented "Blogger". It was a really fun day and now to have the items ready for all our friends and collectors to take to their homes.

  3. Great finds! My answer is the same - shopping is the thrill! Cannot wait for the end of the month! There are no better fields than those in Warrenton/Round Top and and I anxiously awaiting the time to hunt and pick! Hope to see you both there.

  4. First thanking you for letting me know they were olive buckets!!! Now, me, I would rather be redoing a treasure than hunting for one. I really don't like the hunting part....How crazy is that!!! yes, the white paint on the frame cover all evils! Oh you make me wish I had a sister!