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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Junkin Fever... but I think I'll live...

Yes, I have a real job... fortunately I'm on commission, so that leaves me with plenty of time to work in a little junkin' with my favorite junkin' buddy, Candy. I had a couple of appointments in San Marcos today, so I called Candy and we met at our favorite San Marcos thrift store, Twice Blessed.
Every time I'm with Candy, I get Junkin' fever... but it's a good thing!

and after some serious junkin'... we went here for lunch..

it's a church, built in 1901, and lovingly restored. Now, The Price Center, is a Tea Room...

After a brief tour by our hostess and guide, Marilyn, we sat down by french doors to dine on delicious strawberry lemonade... gosh it was refreshing! (it was 100-degrees in south Texas today!)

and this delicious plate lunch of chicken salad, fresh veggies, fruit, crackers and banana bread... oh.. and we had a slice of lemon meringue pie too, but I forgot to take a photo before we ate it all gone! Just take my word for it... the slice of pie was as beautiful, as it was delicious!

and now... the treasures...
this is a little vintage Fenton sherbet... I love the colors! ($4.95)

and two glass (crystal?) candle sticks... $1.78...

Candy and I parted after lunch... me to appointments, she... more junkin' in Kyle, Texas...
but on my way home... I drove by Beverly's Glory B's and saw this...
a tea cart that perfectly matches my newly painted porch furniture... I don't have to do a thing... $29!

and this.. an ornate but rustic lawn chair... which I have big plans for...

isn't it fabulous! and yes, with the help of Beverly and Renee (Renee's part of
Glory B's is featured in my header photo... yes, she's the violin case lady
), I was able to fit both pieces into my little sports car... don't ask me how we did it... but we did it!

Then the coolest thing happened... Beverly told me that she has had so many people come in to her little shop mentioning they had read about her on my blog. She said she has been so busy, she just couldn't believe it! She gave me a great big hug and said "Thank you so much Dixie!... we really appreciate it!"

Well Glory Be! Ya just never know who's reading your blog down here in French Lique!

27 comments:

Sharlotte Spence said...

What a fun day! I love your finds...can't wait to see what you're going to do with the "well loved" chair. Keep us posted!

Dawn said...

It is a small world. And I think people really like seeing first hand how much you enjoy a particular store. Great finds, but you may need a bigger car if you keep going. Funny I figured you for a truck girl!
Dawn

Angela said...

Hey Dixie!

It is a small world! I believe the Fenton you found is from West Virginia! lol You sure do find some great deals while you are out!

I wanted to let you know that I made your zucchini fritters tonight and they were yummy! I'll be making those again! We still haven't gotten any of the globe ones yet but we do have the other that we planted earlier coming in right now.

Hugs,
Angela

blushing rose said...

What lovely finds. You can go to your local antique store & look at the antique reference price guides for pricing or finding the marks on your Fenton. TTFN~Marydon

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Yes ma'am, you just never know...thanks to you I found Ms. Bev, and her great shop.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Dixie!! If you didn't hit the jackpot with that tea cart and wrought iron chair!! I SO want a tea cart...pout!!

Hello to Candy from me. She is a sweeheart and soooo funny!

Have a wonderful week, lucky lady!!

xoxo
Jane

MiMi said...

Great finds! And guess what, this one's for the record books, it's hotter here in the Northwest then it was in Texas today!!
It was 110 yesterday and 112 today! Yikes.

mbkatc230 said...

Great finds Dixie. Can't wait to see what you do with the lawn chair - it really is fabulous. Hope you're staying cool - have you had any rain? Not a single drop here. I leave my car windows open every night, but it's not working lol. Kathy

bj said...

Well, good for you, Mizz Dixie..helping to advertise for your friend. That's great.
I LOVE your new, old pieces...that tea cart is so adorable..and not a thing has to be done to it. Way to go junkin', girlfriend.

Terry said...

Howdy Dixie
I am back at home after a longer extended stay than I had planned.
Anyway I will be back to blogging again on Thurdsay :)
I just had to get on the computer
and say howdy and tell you how much I missed reading your blog.
Blessings to you and yours.
love ,hugs and all the best to you and yours.
happy Trails
Terry
xoxo

Candy said...

I am so happy for Ms B! I almost called and interrupted your appointment...walked into the Kyle store and they said..."Everything is half off!" I was like a kid in a candy store!!!

Lynn said...

I hope that happens to me for giving the nod to my favorite stores in the Northstate!

trash talk said...

I would fit right in at the Senior Center! Now the hunt is on to find 5 or 7 of those sherberts to go with yours. It obviously needs some sisters to keep it company. Love the pink slag glass.
The tea cart will look wonderful with your set and what a steal, I mean deal!
Debbie

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a fantastic day for finding treasures...I LOVE the vintage patio finds! A wrought iron tea cart with glass aready to serve your goodies. And your chair - ohhhh, can't wait to see what you do with it.
How wonderful that your blog posts are great for your friends business:-)

Cathy said...

Oh Dixie...what wonderful finds!!! Lucky you!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Joycee said...

What a fun day you had and you guys really know where to junk hunt! Lunch at the Senior Center...you could do a better job running our country with these money-saving skills!
joy c. at grannymountain

Bill said...

Hi Dixie,
Now that's some fancy junkin' ... you did very well! Thanks for taking us to the wonderful tea room (and showing us that tasty looking meal!). Congrats on the tea cart ... great find!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I am loving the garden chair. ~Mindy

Bellamere Cottage said...

DARN it allllll..........I NEVER find great things like that. I'd have snatched up that little tea cart in a MOMENT!.....ADORABLE! I love it...and your chair too....and your little sherbet dish....can I come shopping with you? You find ALL of the great things. :-)

Hugs,
Spencer

junkology said...

I have to share a Beverly story with you...The first time we met, she was attempting to stuff a large piece of furniture into her own small car. I laughed in a "been there, done that" way as I neared her. She called out, "That's okay. People laughed at Jesus, too." We bonded instantly. I'm hoping to hit her shop tomorrow...hope you left more than crumbs! Cheers...Kristi

Scrappy Doo said...

Dixie, once again I am staving after reading your post.
Great finds!
I'm headed to the huge maket in Canton this weekend to find stuff for the barn. Wish me luck
Have a great weekend
Scrappy

xinex said...

What fun to go junkin' with Candy! I really like the white tray. What a good deal on everything you found!...Christine

Barbara said...

HEY, boy you are a true junker...listen I saw where Terry came to visit and I am jealous, so I told her I would come to Killen and then we would meet you and spend the day doing something....

Life is too short to sit at home.

Barbara

Junque Couture said...

Fun stuff! Sell to the highest bidder?

Aimee said...

I LOVE the tea cart... Great finds!

If you have a chance, come by my Blog for a visit and say hi!

Have a wonderful day,
Aimee

SmilingSally said...

You make people and places famous!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

MORE great finds! Yep, you must have the best junk in the world down there in French Lique! laurie