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A blog for folks new to junking & those with junking experience to share! Topics include.. junking/picking, crafting, antiques, vintage, and repurposing.

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  • Would You Buy It - #32
    on May 31, 2012 in would you buy it
    A week and a day late (and a dollar short?)! If you'll remember we're now doing this feature linky party once a month. I know I had talked about doing it LAST week but it ended up being the last week of preschool, we went to the Mountains for the we...
  • Making Some Changes
    on May 21, 2012
    Hi folks! As you know, I mentioned recently that I'm working to move this blog to WordPress and at the same time will be rebranding my site to be named "Fresh Picked Vintage". I'm very excited about the change, especially since many of you have poin...
  • Pinning & Painting
    on May 17, 2012 in Pinterest paint summer
    Hi blogville, How is everyone? We're preparing for summer. My son's last year of preschool is coming to an end (Kindergarten next year! sniffle sniffle). We're planning summer vacations and are trying to adjust to the already warm temperatures. I'v...
  • Garden Tour Anyone?I had the opportunity this past Friday to join my in-laws on the Greenville Council of Garden Club's Spring garden tour. I had never been on a tour like it before and it was a fantastic experience! I was excited to see some "junking/repurposing" el...
  • Furniture Furniture Everywhere
    on May 1, 2012 in auction paint furniture
    I just typed an entire post on my iPad and it's not here! I'm off to see where it went and I'll be back...hopefully with the missing post. UGH.
  • What I've Been Up To
    on Apr 19, 2012
    Let me just say, I've been a busy beaver! Last Saturday my wonderful hubby braved not one but TWO kid birthday parties with my son so I could have some time to work on projects. Isn't that a great man? I'm not quite finished with these but thought...
  • Would You Buy It - #31
    on Apr 12, 2012
    No time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late I'm late I'm late! That's how I feel lately. I'm so sorry guys...I had the best of intentions yesterday! I'm thinking that going forward I may move "Would You Buy It" to once per month. Does that upset anyone...
  • It's Junkin' Time
    on Apr 9, 2012 in junking yard sales
    Well of course anytime can be junkin' time but now is the prime time for junking, it's Spring! Hopefully you're in a part of the World that is now warm enough for yard sales, flea markets, etc. I had the pleasure of joining my friend Karli for some...
  • Happy Easter
    on Apr 8, 2012
    Is anyone else SHOCKED at how fast this year is flying by? Easter already? I'm hoping you all have some time today with family or other loved one's, some time to relax and some time to be thankful. We started our day off with a little egg hunt and a...
  • Purely Wonderful
    on Mar 31, 2012 in Annie Sloan Tour annie sloan
    This post has been updated with pictures - finally! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know, I know. What kind of blogger goes and leaves you hanging for days at a time right?! Well here I am and I have some...
  • Bloggers Brought to Light - Cottage at the Crossroads
    on Mar 19, 2012
    I am so excited about today's "Bloggers Brought to Light" series! Today we have not one, but two folks in the spotlight! A husband and wife team - Leo and Jane. Like me, they live in South Carolina. I hope you enjoy "meeting" them! How cute are t...
  • Would You Buy It Wednesday - #30
    on Mar 14, 2012 in would you buy it
    Happy Hump day! It's time again for Would You Buy It Wednesday! Can you believe this is number 30?! Thanks to all of you who stick with me every week. This linky party is small but mighty! Last week I shared this beauty... Most of you said you...
  • Fresh Picked Vintage
    on Mar 13, 2012 in facebook Fresh Picked Vintage
    Hi y'all! I've got some Junker Newbie news to update you on so I thought there's no time like the present! In some of my recent blog posts I asked you all to weigh in on my blog name (Junker Newbie) and shop name (Allie's Antics) and even dropped a...
  • Meet Annie SloanBy now, most of us have at least heard of Annie Sloan's chalk paint and many of us have used it. I've used it. I LOVE it. For the type of painting I do, it saves me work (no priming or sanding!) and it gives me the look/feel I like. In March and Ap...
  • A Little MentionSomething exciting happened to me yesterday that hasn't happened since I was a kid. I got my name in the paper! A local online paper is doing stories about various vendors opening up in the revitalized downtown. I've mentioned recently that I've tak...
  • Would You Buy It - #29
    on Mar 7, 2012 in would you buy it
    Hello junkers! I missed you all last week! So sorry I had to take a Would You Buy It break. I've signed on to be the team mom for my son's t-ball team and it's taking me more time than expected! I've also taken on a new small booth space in additio...
  • Picker Perfect
    on Mar 2, 2012 in Mike Wolfe american pickers picker
    Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE the show American Pickers. My 5-year-old son now watches it occasionally and I have my mom and 90-year-old grandmother hooked on it as well. I heard that Mike & Frank from the show were in Upstate South Carolina...
  • Looking for Me?
    on Feb 29, 2012
    Just a quick note to say hi, and no, I haven't forgotten about Would You Buy It Wednesday... Life is calling this week and I'm trying to learn to prioritize. Have I bitten off more than I can chew? Perhaps! But I haven't forgotten you all and will b...
  • Saturday Stuff
    on Feb 25, 2012 in paint Habitat for Humanity
    Hi blogville, I didn't have a post planned for today but just wanted to check in. I'm working on a few painting projects that I will definitely share when finished. Here's a sneak peek at one... It's a plant stand I picked up at Habitat for Hum...
  • Would You Buy It - #28
    on Feb 22, 2012 in french bottles would you buy it
    Good morning my junker friends! It's Wednesday and you know what that means...it's time for Would You Buy It!!! Last week I asked you to weigh in on these pickets I found at Habitat for Humanity for 75 cents each! Some of you said you would buy...

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