Friday, June 22, 2012

The head or HEART of junkin'?

When you go junkin', do you buy with your heart, head or both?

Definitely both for me.  Sometimes I have a specific need in mind.  Then something really charming comes along and just sweeps me off of my feet, lol.

On a recent junkin' outing, I found a creamy pottery vase, a tattered book of poems, well loved crochet napkins, a darling pearl pin and a vintage jewelry box.

The tattered book of poems ~ that was the heart charmer.
The colors, the title - I love its aged beauty.

The crochet napkins were somewhere in between the functional and heart strings purchase.  I like to use cloth napkins (less paper we have to buy).  It makes me giggle when friends and my kids' friends come over and ask "Can we really use these? You don't mind?"
Why not enjoy the good things in life, eh?  They are only napkins after all.

Isn't this pearl pin sweet?!
I thought this would make a lovely component to a repurposed jewelry piece.
It is going straight into the vintage Miele jewelry box.
Old jewelry boxes can be fun, decorative storage.  And for what some plastic or cardboard storage costs these days - the vintage type is both cute and functional.

Functional or heartfelt - such happy finds lately!
What are your favorite finds?

Thanks for stopping by!
xo ~ Heidi


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

hmmm...both or both ! LOL!!! Good question! I try to buy with my head to make money! The heart doesn't make as much as the head!

Melanie said...

Such beautiful finds ! I giggle when guests say the same thing to me about napkins. Often I find them completely untouched and see the guests coying wiping their fingers on a tissue from their
I love that beautiful book of poetry

Sylvia Cruz Smith said...

beautiful treasures of junk Heidi! Love it. Miss you sister! Love, Sylvia Cruz Smith, Cibolo, Tx

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

ah, I TRY to use my head but in reality it's all about the heart !
LOVE you finds.
My favorite lately is a painted on fabric woman in an oval frame and a sweet yellow sewing box.
Shugah could you just moderate the comments instead of the word verification? this will be my third try ..... said...

Yep, I'd have fallen for those pieces too. Its hard to just follow a list when junking, you have to see what comes up, its always a surprise!