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Friday, November 6, 2009

The Sale You Shouldn't Have Missed...

Well, technically you haven't missed it yet.
The not-to-be-believed
from Troy and Rod of Junk Exchange is still going strong
and will be through Sunday.
I know that so many of you really, really want to attend,
and please believe me when I tell you that I'm not pouring salt here for those who can't....
but if there's any way possible, you definitely owe it to yourself
to make the drive to Waco to attend this sale of a lifetime.

I'm not exaggerating when I say that to me,
this was at least as exciting as Warrenton, such is the exceptional quality,
variety and rock-bottom pricing of the goods being offered at Troy and Rod's sale.

It's been an incredibly long day, so I'm just going to toss up
as many images as I can of my day at Troy and Rod's
5000 sq ft warehouse with a minimum of narration.
Tomorrow, I'll be posting photos of everything I brought home,
and you will not want to miss those pics!

Let's get going!

There's Troy himself winking at me as I approached the sale.
Cheeky monkey!
Okay, truth be told, the sun was in his eyes, 
or the brilliance of the dollar signs he saw 
reflected in my eyes caused him to squint.
Meet Troy!

Great pic of Troy, super sucky pic of me, 
which is why I made it small and blurry.
Vanity, much?

Shutters and gorgeous vintage wallpaper rolls.




My pile in its early stages. 
Oh, trust me, it got bigger!



So many gorgeous watercolor and oil paintings and prints.


A stunning porch glider. Mindy, you really, really need this!


Troy's super sweet sister, who is an absolute doll and a tireless helper.


Please somebody, grab this incredible industrial piece!
It was too big for me to get this trip, 
but this would be such a versatile piece for some lucky buyer.
Again, I can see this in Mindy's of Primitiques 'n Poetry's space.

Troy's hussy, Jezebel!

Loads and loads of vintage Christmas.

And I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting 
the wonderful Alice of Yesteryears Jewels and JUNKMARKET Style while there. 
What a fun lady, and just as nice as she is talented!

I also had the opportunity to meet local gal Jessica of Sugar Moon.
She has a fabulous blog that I recommend you hightail it over to right now!

Cool vintage car stuff.


This vintage scale was only a dollar!
Didja hear me?? A DOLLAR!!!
(Are Rod and Troy nuts?????)
Quite possibly, and lucky for me, 
I'm not above taking unfair advantage when the situation warrants it! ;-)


I grabbed each and every one of these. 50 cents each!



They have an epic selection of vintage bottles. 
There are tons more in boxes, and only 50¢ and $1 each!

The Dynamic Junkin' Duo hard at work!





More Christmas!

And this....big and chunky and wonderful, 
and all mine for a ridiculously low price.
Coming soon to Fiona and Twig, The Booth!

Oh, and one final image for tonight...
Yep, you guessed it.

....incredibly exquisite, achingly delicate watercolor made the trip home with me.
It was a gift from Troy. 
Have I mentioned how much I love this man?!?!

My mom and I had the best time ever at the big sale, 
and we spent the better part of 6 hours there with 
Troy, Rod and the rest of the Junk Exchange gang.
It was a day to remember spent with friends hard to forget.

Be sure to visit me tomorrow as I unveil all my new treasures!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Off to the Races!

Fate was smiling on me today...
I managed to get the day off work tomorrow
so that I could hit the aforementioned
super duper
Will I see you there?
I sure hope so, but just remember,
I've already called dibs on this,
and I have sharp, pointy elbows.

I'm just sayin'.

I'd also like to show a little love 
to the awesome Angélique of
She most deservedly was given the 
Kreativ Blogger Award twice in one week!

Heck, I'd give it to her every day of the week 
and twice on Sundays if it were up to me.
She passed it on to some really great ladies (including me, thank you sweet friend!), 
so be sure to head over to her blog 
to learn seven things you might not have known about Angélique.

Keepin' it all in the family, Angélique's gorgeous twin sister Misty
just started up her own blog, and if you love Six-n-One,
you will love Misty's blog,

Look at those hot mama's!
That's Misty on the left, Angélique sportin' her trademark tats on the right.
Good looks and talent definitely run in this family! 
Please pop over and welcome her to blogging!

Off to bed, I have a big shopping day 
and a three hour drive ahead of me.
Lots and lots of pics of Troy's Treasures coming soon!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My 75th Post!

Criminy, do I know how to run my mouth or what??
My first post was August 17th of this year,
and today I'm putting up my
75th POST!
Y'all sick of me yet? (don't answer that!)

I don't have some epic , profound post all saved up for the occasion,
just a bit of this-n-that, but most importantly,
a great big old Texas-sized THANK YOU
to all the wonderful new friends I've made through this blog.

And just so's ya know, we use the word "followers"
a lot here is blogland, but to each and every person who deigns me worthy of following,
I think of you more as a friend not yet met.

And in some cases, (TroySweet TEffie...leaving someone out, I just know it!)
I've already gotten to meet you and give you a hug!
Looking forward to doing the same with
many more of you, as bloggy friends make the transition
into the flesh-and-blood, hug-your-neck variety.
I had to chuckle a bit when I went back today and looked at my very first post...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fiona and Twig is Born

Greetings All!
 Welcome to the misadventures of a budding shop
 owner. My fully formed blog space will be awhile in
 coming, but just a little info....

Fiona and Twig were two pretty special calico cats in my life.
This blog as well as my shop are dedicated to them,
although you'd be hard pressed to find any cutesy cat knick knacks among my wares.
Dont get me wrong, I adore my felines,
but my tastes run more to vintage, industrial, retro, architectural salvage,
French ephemera, etc.
I am a Respiratory Therapist by trade,
a frustrated, wannabe writer/vintage shop owner/erstwhile superhero by night.

Welcome to my humble corner of the web.

I didn't have a single comment on that first post, but did that deter me?
Heck no! I pretty much write for the sheer joy of writing,
it feeds my soul in ways nothing else can. 
I figured at some point someone besides friends and family
might stumble upon me, and until that time
I'd just keep churning out what I love to do best.

And I'll close with a little taste of what's to come later this week...
Y'all remember this super cute rusty iron,
green corner shelf I picked up last month?

It sold pretty fast, and I just recently discovered it in its new home!


I met a fellow dealer yesterday who has an absolutely incredible shop 
just down the street from my antique mall...
turns out one of his compadres grabbed this from my booth 
to use for display purposes in his shop. Coolness!
He and his partner have the most amazing little treasure chest of a store. 
I was sure to snap lots of pics yesterday, 
so look for a post this week on my new-found friends.

My beautiful blogging buddy Jane at
was sweet enough to bestow an undeserved award on me. 
Shoot, if Jane wants to find fabulous, all she has to do is look in the mirror!

Another beauty queen blogger! First Kate, now Jane.
Proof positive that blogging is the best beauty treatment going!
I'm an award free blog these days, but thank you SO much, Jane!
You really should go pay her a visit, she's the mastermind behind
Frugalicious Friday, lots of fantastic, frugal fun!

Until then, have a great day, and I love you all!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sale of the Century!

My most excellent friend Troy of the most excellent
Junk Exchange
and his partner Rod are having
THE MOSTEST excellent
Storage Unit/Warehouse Sale
known to man!
This ain't no ordinary storage unit friends,
it's 4800 sq ft of vintage goodness!
And I'm going, yippee skippy!
Don't hate me 'cause you ain't me!

 (all photos Junk Exchange)




"This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
this ain't no fooling around..."
This is the storage unit from Heaven!

"No time for dancing, or lovey dovey,
I ain't got time for that now...."
gotta get my booty to Waco!
(nod to the Talking Heads above)

Here's a list of some of the junque they'll be peddling...
johnson brothers friendly village,
fostoria water goblets,
blue ridge pottery,
hull art pottery,
roseville art pottery,
villeroy & boch palermo,
turkey platters,
Mexican pottery,
US Zone Germany,
hallmark ornaments,
Fitz & Floyd Christmas items,
floral paintings,
vintage & new Christmas items,
halloween items,
ornate & elegant photo frames,
old paintings,
vintage fabrics,
Vintage floral drapes,
old picture frames,
vintage crosses and rosaries,
vintage ralph lauren shams and pillow cases,
vintage chenille bedspreads,
vintage clothes including western shirts,
gorgeous vintage satin wedding dress,
vintage luggage,
vintage italian bedspreads,
old lampshade frames,
Old table Lamps,
Floor lamps,
beautiful tapestry sofa,
pair wing back chairs,
round painted oak dining table,
square painted oak dining table,
vintage metal porch glider,
set four oak straight back chairs - painted,
vintage lamps,
art pottery,
costume jewelry,
vintage toys,
alabaster items,
blue and white dishes,
old painted wood frame french doors,
old wood frame windows,
washer & dryer,
gas stove,
tools, tools, tools,
3- 4'x8' sheet bullet proof panels,
and more, more, more ...

Lawdy, all I know is y'all beter get there before me,
'cuz I'm not above hair-pullin' and leg wrestlin' anyone who tries to grab something I spy first!!!

Sale is November 5, 6 & 7 - Thursday, Friday & Saturday and starts at 7AM on Thursday... it is located at the corner of Victoria St. & Bellmead Drive in Waco, Texas.
You can contact Troy at for more details.
And if you have any sense whatsoever,
go over and visit my friend Troy's blog and sign up as a follower.
He's just a super great guy!
Tell 'em I sent ya!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Night Gratuitous Cat Cuteness

I've got this vintage washstand just begging for a re-do,
but in the meantime, it's taking up
valuable real-estate in our kitchen.
It's not hooked up to the plumbing nor is it the least bit useful now,
but I ask you, does Winnie look like she gives two shakes???




Morph into blurry cat 10% complete....

Morph complete!

 Hey, why there no water in this luxe spa?


Always, always  close on a dignified note!

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