Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oh, the places I go

I can't tell you how many times people ask me where I buy my stuff. I always answer,

"Wherever I am....". I don't think this is exactly the answer they are looking for.

They want me to give up my sources. I will not tell you all of my secrets.

This post will take you to a few of the types of places we frequently shop.

We will start in Colorado.

Mr. Ella just did a search for architectural salvage and it brought us to the closed gates of a junk yard near Denver.

We found a phone number and an hour later the owner came and let us in.

He had some cool stuff. Pricey stuff. I think hoarders that don't want to let go of anything price it so high it won't sell.

Great looking radiators. I like the look, but not exactly in high demand.

Cute, but wouldn't fit in my carry on.

Maybe the American Pickers should visit here. This is definitely a guy thing.

One of my favorite places to go is Warrenton, Texas during Antique Week. It is very relaxing to me to wander around. The photo above shows a group of furniture that Rachel Ashwell had bought. If you notice behind it there are Bubba signs. Such a contrast. This is a good indication of the variety of what you run across and the time it takes to sift through it all.

They also have lots and lots to dig through. Baby wipes a must!

Now, there are also Estate Sales. You never know what you will find. This particular sale advertised that there were several out buildings full of antiques. Judge for yourself...

Not too bad.

Not too good...

This is another type of place we buy.

The organized junk dealer who is ready to deal.

Somewhere in the MidWest.

Then you have a not so organized junk dealer who thinks every piece is worth its weight in gold.
This is somewhere in Texas.

Mr. Ella and I had fun roaming around to see what we could find. We were really glad it wasn't during the hot Texas Summer though.

This is all we found after about an hour digging and another 1/2 hour listening to the owner tell stories.

We make several stops during one "hunting" trip and our car usually looks like this!
Now, if everything would just unload itself, clean itself up, repair itself and price itself it would make it all sooo much more fun...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I have been trying to find time to post lately, but I have been busy, busy. We have a contract on our house and we will be moving next month! Mr. Ella and I are excited to start our journey over to McKinney where we will land and nest. A temporary dwelling for six months and then we will be in our new old house. Yee Haw!

Hopefully, I will have a little more time to blog in the next few days... we'll see.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Colorado Nancy and I survived the storm Thursday night and had a great Friday Sale. Although we were worn out from the 50 mph gusts of wind that kept us on alert for flying objects at any time. This wasn't just your ordinary hold on to your hat wind. It was hold on to your armoire, your table, shelves or bird cage day.
It is Texas you know!!
Today will be much calmer and it should be perfect junkin' weather...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Come One, Come All....

Don't forget to come by the Old Red Lumberyard Sale this weekend.

This funky sign gives you a hint of what this sale is all about.

Whew! It was a long day of hauling back and forth, back and forth. Colorado Nancy and I did it though. Our space is just to the left of the Junk Market sign.

Say a quick prayer ... we just saw on the weather radar that storms are headed our way!

One Day at a Time

I know I promised more pictures of the upcoming Old Red Lumberyard Sale, but I have not had an extra minute to get that done. Also, a little grumpiness has been trying to sneak into my tight schedule.
So, I decided
that I will tell myself all day that:

My friend, Jo Carol, found this sign for me. It makes me happy!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Old Red Lumberyard Antique & Vintage Sale is this weekend in McKinney. I am going to be a vendor at this great sale for my first time. Colorado Nancy and I will combine our goods to sell you wares you just can't refuse.
We will be there
Friday, April 15th 9-5
Saturday, April 16th 9-5

I have been digging through my storage unit to bring you some really cool pieces.
Tons of metal architectural Ella-ments.

This is just in my small storage unit, I haven't even gone through where the big stuff is!

I even have a pretty pink cabinet door.

Old Red Lumberyard Antique & Vintage Sale
(Facebook Page)

600 E. Louisiana Street

McKinney, Texas

I will post more pics soon...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sale Today!!

Don't forget to come by The Antique Company Mall today and tomorrow. I am having my 20/20 coupon sale in both of my booths. Any items $20.00 and under will be discounted 20%.

Here are a few goodies in that price range I think you need.

I have even more for you in my back corner booth!

Print out your coupon and come on to McKinney...

(Watch for more information about the Old Red Lumberyard Sale where I will be setting up April 15th & 16th in McKinney.)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Coupon Sale during Art Walk

McKinney Art Walk is this weekend.

Hop on over to their website for all of the details.

The Antique Company Mall where my booths are located will be open late 'til 8:00 Saturday evening with refreshments for customers.

I am running a coupon sale for my blogger friends.

Bring in this coupon to get your discount!

Can't wait to see ya!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Two Texas Gals at Warrenton

I want to share a few photos of a couple of my favorite Texas vendors at

Antique Week in Warrenton.

Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage always has a fresh and inviting area.

Whites and luscious creams are her signature look.

Theresa just has a natural knack for creative display.

Mindy is from Royce City, Texas. She also has the talent of fun displays.

Loofah sponges on a stick- who would have thought to put them in some boots?

Even Mindy can make shag carpet look good!