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May 24, 2011



oh my goodness I am so jealous! Miss my flea days. I get to a little now but not like I used to. Love the green cart and the blankets and all of it!

Diane Costanza

You did so well, and on vacation yet! I love the inaugural sign. That is quite historic. I imagine there are many collectors that would die for that!



I was raised with antiquing parents.I remember one year of having to sit cross legged with a pitcher and bowl in my lap from Davidson,Ok to Pecos,Tx.Let me tell you it is a loooooooonnnngggggg way!One year we rode with an owl in a cage between my sister and I while my youngest sister sat up front with Mom and Dad.So I can sympathize with your kids but as an avid junker now...why thoses will just be funny stories they will tell their kids and grand kids.Love your blog!

Brenda/Granny Boo

The "p" on the cubbies refer to penny. These are sizes of nails so perhaps this was in a garage/shop?
from wikipedia (because it is kind of interesting):

In the United States, the length of a nail is designated by its penny size, written with a number and the abbreviation d for penny; for example, 10d for a ten-penny nail. A larger number indicates a longer nail.

United States penny sizes

In the United States, the length of a nail is designated by its penny size, written with a number and the abbreviation d for penny; for example, 10d for a ten-penny nail. A larger number indicates a longer nail.

The d is an abbreviation for denarius, a Roman coin similar to a penny; this was the abbreviation for a penny in the UK before decimalisation.

Looks like the "p" should really be a "d" :)

Mary Kay Andrews

Colleen--so glad you found something from Tybee to take home with you! Love your other finds.


I love reading every single one of your posts! I can't wait to have more junking adventures myself. My hubby and I are opening a vintage shop on Etsy and have much to learn, but I am trying and your posts help! Not to mention, I write down every place you mention on my Junking Bucket List! Thank you so much for doing what you do, I sure love reading about it!!


We arm-wrestled for many of Colleens finds!! She won!! I had just had shoulder replacement surgery and she took advantage of me!! I still want the parking sign!!

Maureen O'G

Wow! Impressive list of store visits considering the family thing and all. You must be a very persuasive gal and/or bribe them all!

Brenda/Granny Boo

Also, my (dry) comment is right next door to Mary Kay Andrews?? That is quite enough to make me smile all day!


LOTS of bribes, Maureen! And it helps that my mother-in-law wanted to stop at the antique stores, too. You know that the wives always win the arguments.


hello! great finds... what a lovely blog!


Hey, I was just at the Blue Crow two weeks ago and so that's why there wasn't any Sally Stitch when I was there. I did pick up an entire collection of vintage toy sewing machines for my new sewing studio there. What a fun way to end a great vacation. So jealous that you went to stay in Tybee at MKA's place.


I love e-v-e-r-y single thing you found and I enjoyed reading the stories behind the finds too. Finding great stuff like yours is almost impossible in Australia, I am very jealous!

p.s. my daughters would HATE sitting next to Sally Stitch too...their whining on the way home would be unbearable!


My husband and I are making the transition from collectors to sellers, so our poor kids are suddenly having to accompany us on our buying adventures. My son HATES it! My daughter is too young to say anything, but she gets pretty antsy, too! Glad we're not the only ones torturing our kids in this manner.


i would kill for that dress form...got someone you want taken care of????


Hi Colleen - we are doing a very similar road trip this April. I am hi-jacking your list of must visit antique shops. Thanks!


My Dad was a wonderful man. He loved his bnesusis and family with all his might! Pomona was his 2nd home and all his friends there were his 2nd family.His service will be on Sept. 23rd at the Mountain View Cemetery on North Fair Oaks Ave. in Altadena at 11am

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