Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thrifting All The Way Home



Tomorrow we head out of the mountains.

The plan is to start early in order to have time to stop at some of my favorite junk shops, thrift stores and antique centers.




I need to be home in time to fix a nice dinner for Mr. Flea.
He misses me.
:)




In addition to antique shops and junk stores, I will be on the lookout for farm stands that might have some white pumpkins for sale...
...although it is a few weeks early.




Hopefully I won't become too distracted treasure hunting!
Evi has recommended a few new places for me to try...




You just never know what you might find!
Isn't it exciting?
:)




Goodbye September lake!
We will be back soon to enjoy the autumn colors...

I hope your week is going well.
:)

31 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

You're going to have a wonderful time and this seems to be just the right time of year for adventures! Good luck! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Debbie said...

Wishing you a wonderful time in the mountains...
And can`t wait to see the fab. treasures that you will purchasing along the way!

DEBBIE MOSS

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Have fun...sounds like a dream to me..wish I was coming along!
**Tami

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Have fun! I hope you find white pumpkins, I have only been able to find the tiny ones so far:)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Lemondrop Marie said...

So jealous! I would love to have a thrifting journey myself.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

What fun! Wish I could go along!

Please show us your finds!

Jane
Flora Doora

gail said...

Seems like it's going to be a fun ride home!
Happy hunting. And the lake looks beautiful. I wish September and October would not go so fast...they are so beautiful!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I remember that place....Deanna Paula and I stopped there after we left your house. I think I was the only one who bought anything...you know me can't leave empty handed.
Have a good night with Mr Flea....I bet Starla missed you too!
xx
C

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

I cant wait to see the treasures you find!! ;)Rachel

Jamie said...

Enjoy the mountains!

Gert said...

What fun!!! I can't wait to see all your special finds!! Hope you find yur white pumpkins!!!

Blessings....
xoxo Gert

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I bet you'll have fun. Maybe your adventure will take you down to Texas. The shows start next week.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Ya just gotta hit the barns and fleas on the way. My car automatically turns in by itself!
loved the boots and leaves from last post!
xo,
Debra

Laurie said...

The lake looks beautiful, good memories to carry you through until next year! Have fun junking and thrifting your way home, looks like a great time!

Very Merry said...

What a wonderful way to travel home... the thrify, junky route! Sounds fabulous and relaxing.

Laurie said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to see what you find!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

It IS exciting!
Swing by Texas and take me with you!

XO,
Anne

Anonymous said...

Love the photos and particularly liked the poem you mentioned by William Henry Channing - The Symphony - beautiful! Thank you.

Carmel from Tasmania Australia

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Sounds like you're in for a great drive home, Laura. Enjoy!

Jill said...

"Thrifting all the way home"...sounds like great fun!! Also sounds like a fun way to change the "this little piggie" rhyme. I still have little ones so many phrases fit into rhymes and kids stories for me!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

Sniffing out old delights is always fun, the anticipation of never knowing what you may find. Oh the joy; my drug of choice anyday!, (closely followed by a stiff Whiskey). Enjoy...

trash talk said...

If I didn't know better, I'd swear that last photo wasn't real!
That white barn would make my Exploder turn on a dime!
Debbie

Theresa said...

Oh what beautiful scenery! Love all of the goodies pictured!

Have a blessed day and a wonderful reunion with Mr. Flea!

sandra said...

You have the most wonderful places to enjoy! My dream is to live on a lake and yours is so beautiful! I would take a lake over the ocean anyday...

Curtains In My Tree said...

Ok

Where is that dress mannequin at? I want one of those so bad , in my area I haven't found a one.

I want to go along with you shopping also.

Janice

DustyLu said...

I can't find any white pumpkins either! Ugh! Good luck my friend! ~lulu

Evi said...

Laura, I hope you were successful with the antique hunting and maybe you even found something in the place I mentioned.
I'll call you tomorrow and if you did not find a punpkin, I will look for you on my trip.
By the way, Wednesday is just fine with me!
Your Mr. Flea, Danny and Starla must be sooooooooo happy tonight.
Enjoy,
Love you, Evi

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Have a safe and fun trip home Laura
I'm sure Mr Flea and Starla are anxious to see you!!! and have lots of fun thrifting!!!

xxx Julie

Made in Persbo...Carina said...

Hi,
Sounds reeealy nice with your flea-tour! I´d like to go on one over there as well :) You seem to have a lot of nice findings at your junkyards!
I have just discovered your blog and I must add you to my bloglist so I find my way back here again :)

Just love the suitcase a few posts away. Absolutley stunning! ....and the wooden printblocks! I have a few of those myself but I´m always hunting for more, they are soooo nice!

Hugs, Carina from Sweden

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh my that lake is to die for. I could sit and stare at it all day. Hope you found some wonderful treasures.

Patty in Oz said...

Have a wonderful time on the way home!!
I imagine that lake was hard to leave. Your photos are amazing. Thank you for sharing!