Sunday, August 10, 2014

Treasure Hunt Friday and Great Junk Finds

Happy Sunday.

The weather has been so beautiful that I have been able to spend a few days out on the deck on my lounge chair.  Ohhhhh how I love summer!

Junkin Trip on Friday

On Friday I went on a little junkin trip.  I went up to Anne's house from White Lace Cottage for her Vintage Market at her home.  

Anne's Invite:
White Lace Cottage Vintage Market 

Her home is so lovely and she had a cute pink bike out front of her house.  I forgot to take pictures of her show but I know she will have them on her blog.

I got a really cute chippy post from her sale.  Not sure what I am going to do with it yet but it was white and chippy so I had to have it!

Then Anne gave me the name of some shops near her home and I thought since I am out this way I would visit the shops.

Glad I did.  I found some great treasures to help me finish up my dining room make over.

All these wonderful treasures will be transformed or painted to make for new treasures at Junk Chic Cottage.

Yep look at this wonderful french cart with wheels.  Oh I cannot wait to re love her into the new french farmhouse dining room.

I use to go to a shop called the Perfect Pear. The owner Sara and her mom ran this shop.  I was missing Sara and her shop so much when she sold the shop not too long ago.

Just as I walked in the door of a cute shop Anne told me about in  downtown Woodstock  there was Sara sitting at the front desk.  I could not believe it.  Sara has a booth in this cute shop now.

So of course it was fun to see her and find some wonderful old and new treasures from her booth.

I loved this old milk bottle that she filled with sand and then I saw these cute paper flowers and they looked pretty adorable in the milk bottle.

That old bucket is getting a paint job and those french baskets will find spots in the dining room.

You get a sneak peak at the top of the new farmhouse table that Terry remade from our old table in the picture above.

I used a water based white wash stain on the wood top and it came out perfect and was easy to do.

Hope to have a post up in the next day or two on the new table and the dining room re do.

Have a great start to the new week ahead.  Thank you for your visits and sweet comments.


  1. How fun, Kris. I really wish I could visit and shop up there!

  2. Wonderful finds, Kris, and it's soooo fun that you ran into Sara again. :)

    I feel like the World Slowest Decorator, so it's fun following you, all you accomplish, and the adventures you go on.

    Have a beautiful one!

  3. Can't wait to see that table. It sounds like you had such a fun day shopping. I need one of those! I love your garden area. Have a great day we are in the middle of moving to our rental. Di@Cottage-wishes

  4. Kris, I am loving all your new treasures. Those baskets are wonderful. Can't wait to see the make overs. I know it was a great feeling seeing your friend Sara. I love when I come upon a friend that I thought I might not ever see again. Blessings for a sweet Sunday. xoxo,Susie

  5. OMG you scored big. I love everything you picked up and I know you will make it look fabulous in your place.

  6. Basket envy over here. I have one like the larger of the 2, but alas parted with the smaller one when we moved.
    Happy Sunday.

  7. LOVE your finds, Kris! That cart is so fun, and those baskets are amazing :)

  8. Kris I love reading your enthusiasm about your junkiń trips! You bubble over with happiness describing how each and every thing will be re-created and transformed into the perfect Junk Chic treasure. Was the cart with wheels once a TV cart? I love your paper flowers, I have a love of paper art. I have 6 roses that were rolled and made out of a vintage French dictionary, their stems are dried real stems. Enjoy your finds and your artful redesigns.

  9. Who would not love Summer sitting out on that deck.. Did you sew the lounge cover? It is gorgeous!!! I cannot wait to see your dining room complete... Love the paper roses...What a cute idea. I have a few old bibles and hymnals...going to have to try my hand at those...Have a great Lords Day.. Blessings!

  10. I am so envious that you got to go to Anne's shop. I saw photos on her blog and Instagram of the set up and it looked so cute.

    A chippy pole - total envy.

    I love all the goodies you found and can't wait to see them in your decor.

  11. Some really great finds! I can't wait to see what you do with them all and I want to see the chippy post too!

  12. Oh you're so lucky to have gotten to go to Anne's sale. I saw the pics on her blog and they looked great. Glad that you found something you liked. I like all of the other finds you got too. Love the big old basket you found!

  13. Great finds, Kris, and how serendipitous to find your shopkeeper Sara again. I love those baskets. And do you mean to tell us that Terry remade that table that you spent so much time trying to get the right finish on earlier this year? Can't wait to see that post!

  14. danke für die wunderschönen bilder, angie

  15. I love all your finds! I can not wait to see what you do with the bucket.

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  17. As usual - love all of your finds! You just have the knack for finding beautiful things.


  18. Hi Kris,
    Loving on that basket of yours, so wish I could find some with that beautiful patina of grey like yours, yet the ones I have been coming a rooms lately I also happen to adore that burlap patin tone of all things French.
    Love the milk bottle as well.
    You always find the best little treasures, junking around here can be slim pickings for most of the time, California is so junk chic and if your not there when the doors open it won't be there minutes after.

    See you soon, and looking forward to what you are up to next.


  19. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day...lovely goodies, Kris!

  20. You have such great luck finding treasures ..... and a good eye to know how to re-do them. I am anxious to see your new dining room, I know that it will be perfect.
    So glad that you are enjoying your deck with all your beautiful flowers.
    Have a wonderful week Kris.

  21. You got some great treats for yourself, Kris! I'm looking forward to seeing more of that table!

  22. Wonderful finds Kris, I really love the French baskets, I've been looking for some just like those.

  23. Kris, I always adore seeing your wonderful finds! The rolling cart is so neat and you will make it gorgeous! I found a fun bucket that hangs. I'm always hesitate to paint galvanized, but you do it so well. Mine has a bit of orange on it so I thought it would be fun for Fall and Halloween. Wish I was able to attend one of Anne's sales!

  24. You found the best 'stuff' Kris and I know whatever you do with it and no matter where you put it, it will great in your lovely home!!! SO neat that you were able to find one of your favorite shop keepers again :)))
    Have a great week re-doing it all!
    hugs from here...

  25. The milk bottle with sand and flowers caught my eye immediately! It's great! You found some wonderful pieces that I'm sure with find Perfect places in your beautiful home! Blessings, Cindy

  26. Sigh... I'm living in the wrong place. So envious!!! Love all your pretty things - wish I could have gone too!

  27. Great stuff, Kris! Unfortunately I had to miss Anne's sale, family stuff took priority. Glad you could go. Funny, I think the Perfect Pear used to be at the Kane County Flea? I liked them too! Love that lounge on your patio!
    xo Kathleen

  28. You found some awesome goodies!! How fun that you got to go to Anne's sale.

  29. You found a lot of great treasures, Kris! I especially love the baskets but everything else is wonderful too and just perfect for your beautiful home. Have fun playing with your new goodies :)!

  30. i love the milk bottle and cute flowers, esp, kris:) the cart is a great find, too! the white wash looks great, too! have a great week!

  31. How nice that you were able to go to Anne's sale and got something great...and what a surprise to find Sara and get some more wonderful finds!...definitely was a great day for you!!!

  32. More great finds! I swear you have the best junk radar! Can't wait to see the finished dining room! Glad that you found your friend in that shop too - how neat! Sounds like a fun day! Have a great week! Hugs, Leena

  33. Sounds like you have so much fun shopping! I love seeing your treasures. :)

  34. Love it Kris! I hear of a few more changes at that shop too...all good :-) I will be visiting often!Thanks so much for the shout out!