I spent more than a week with my family in NJ for Easter. I had so much fun with Lily Munchkin. We made Easter cards, dyed eggs, and had a few egg hunts.
Lily made these little bunnies for everyone. She named each one. My bunny is named Ann, and Husband's bunny is named Pop Pop. My dad received one named "Bathroom." I don't know how or why she came with the names she did, but we were quite amused.
I got to spend a little time junking, and here is what I came home with.
I fell in love with the Easter Parades on Holly's Cotton Pickin Fun
and Elizabeth's Creative Breathing
blogs. They used vintage baby planters to create adorable vignettes. I already have a little lamb planter, and I found these two to add to my collection. I also picked up a vintage pink bottle brush tree, some old Christmas cards, and a sweet old book (in the background).
Christmas carols sheet music, ornaments, and a stack of old ironstone plates. I found these for 50 cents each! Isn't it amazing what some people see no value in at all? I plan to use them to create some altered plates to display around the house.
A vintage needlework kit - I plan to list this in my etsy shop. I've had a lot of luck with old crafting kits.
My sister had a bag full of vintage decorations for me. She got them at her work - they were being discarded and this was the "old junk" that no one else wanted. Can you believe it? Lucky for me, she scooped them up and now they are in my collection! I have a pile of the little chenille stockings. They will be perfect for a banner.
I love being able to visit the flea markets and thrift stores when I'm up north - there is so much old junk that I treasure and can bring back home to Texas. I found two flea markets that I had never heard of before, so they will be on the list for my next visit!
Labels: Christmas, Junk, junking, New Jersey, vintage