Sunday, June 10, 2012

Treasure Hunt!

I love to hunt for treasures! I always have. As a girl I was mesmerized by the wonderful antiques that filled my friend Debbi’s home. Her parents Gus and Helen, were avid collectors of beautiful old things. I loved spending the night with Debbi for many reasons, including Helen’s chocolate chip cookies but this home filled with antique Tiffany lamps, handmade quilts, Victorian wicker and much, much more grabbed me!


$150 $5.99 $12.99

Fast forward a few years when as a student at the University of Houston, I discovered Juniper Junction! A huge warehouse full of English antiques, I loved moving about the dimly lit space admiring the old stained furniture and oddities. Particularly, smitten with the antique washstands with their marble tops and decorative tile backs. On one particular day I came to look around and realized that the last week of the month everything was ‘Half-priced’! Oh my! You should have seen my face when I ran across a washstand with grey marble and a back splash with beautiful peacock blue tiles with a $90 price tag and it dawned on me I could buy it for $45! Never mind that I lived on the 5th floor of the Moody Towers. Thus began a passion for treasure hunting and a simple philosophy. If you love it and can afford it, buy it! Don’t worry where it’s going because if you like it you’ll figure it out!

My biggest problem is I like a lot of things! Especially when they are cheap! That was the case a few days ago when I spent the day digging in an antique mall. I could qu ickly tell it was going to be one of those days and decided to take pic of my favorites with my iPhone. It really helps me to separate the good stuff from the must haves!

Here are what I like to call, "the finalists".


$25.00 $5.99/$3.99 $6.99


$2.99 $3.99 $14.99


$ .50 $3.99 / $3.99 $ .50


$ .50 $10


$5.00 $2.50 / $ .50 $2.99


$6.95 $9.00 $2.50 / $ 2.99


$2.50 $1.99 / $2.50


30 pcs. $5.00 $2.00


$ .50 $1.99 $15.99


$ 6.95 $7.99


$4.00 / $6.00 / $ 7.00 3 for $9.99


$8.99 $3.99 $12.99


$8.99 $4.25 $6.95 each




$2.99 $4.50 $3.00


6 pcs. Redwing, $9.99 $ 5.00 Love the look!


After I had thoroughly combed the store and found all the bargains, I looked at the pictures and gathered up my treasures and headed home!

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