My friend Sandy from the Olive and Rose and I went junking on Friday -
and what a day we had!!!
We laughed A LOT!
We cried a little.
We got lost...
we even found a few treasures
in all the junk.
The day started off at
a flea market/auction/ farmers market
Meandering the aisles, we found several interesting little trinkets,
sorted through rusty crusty stuff and
we came upon this little treasure.
I thought it was so cute that this little guy was manning the booth
and just standing there just like this on his toy car!
After the flea,
we headed north towards a couple of big Estate sales in another town
and chatted away so much so that we missed the exit.
We ended up heading up to Newcastle and we stopped to shop
Mr. Junk proceeded to tell us he had already been to the sales
and cleaned out all the good stuff..
including this darling stack of vintage wheelbarrows.
He has TONS of great treasures to be found in shop- if you are in the area- stop on by!
Sandy found a few pieces for her booth at Remnants and then we grabbed a
quick bite to eat.
When we finally found one of the Estate sales we found another treasure.
A sweet lady named Nancy.
She is a caregiver & we spent a few minutes chatting with her about things
and she told us about a woman she cared for who was very special to her.
The woman who had been disabled by polio since she was 18 years old
and was unable to live on her own.
When she ran out of money for care
Nancy moved her into her own home and took care of her for 3 years.
During that time, Nancy asked her what she had always wanted to do
or where she wanted to go and for those 3 years,
they tried to do some of those things.
Just before the woman passed away,
she told Nancy that the past 3 years of her life were the best.
you know what happened next.
Nancy was crying.
Then I started crying.
Then Sandy started crying.
It was so touching...
what an incredible person Nancy is.
Sandy and I felt so blessed to have met her.
After regaining our composure...
we headed to the Antique Trove for a quick look
where we not only found lots of fabulous booths filled with treasures...
We even found the perfect man.
Yeah, Sandy and I were fighting over him..
(Aren't you just loving that outfit?)
After that awesome find...
we knew we couldn't top it so it was time to pack it in
and head home.
I didn't find much but did pick up this little treasure along the way...
I am LOVING it...
I'll share more of it at Feathered Nest Friday~
See you tonight!