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Seed the Deal


We have seen, drooled over, seed bins at many flea markets over the years.  They were always really long or big enough to be a kitchen island.  Every time we would see one we would try really hard to figure out how it would work, but in the end we would leave empty-handed.  Until while in Austin, TX, we stumbled upon one.  Smaller, check, good shape, check, wouldn’t stick out too far from the wall, check, and reasonable price, check.  After a little happy dance, we seized the deal.

We loaded it up, brought it home, and went to work cleaning it up.


I cleaned it up using just plain ol’ soap and water, and a shop vac.  (Excuse the HUGE mess in the background, Operation Shed Clean Up is being planned as I write.)  Then I went over the wood with Old English furniture oil in the lighter color.

This bin has an original decal in the lower right corner drawer!  Nothing like a little piece of history still remaining.

Next came the hunt for some vintage looking seed packets that didn’t cost a small fortune.  I finally found some cute vintage looking ones at Lowe’s.



I just taped each seed packet to the see through window.  I thought about pouring seeds and beans in the front portion like they used to, but then we decided open seeds equals bugs here in the country.  Yuck!

I now use this to hold cake decorating stuff (cupcake Liners, milk bottles, and a few other odds and ends). I love the look in our house, the extra storage, and the old farm country look.  Now we can check that item off our list!  I just have to keep from using it to hold my purse, keys, and mail when I walk in the door.


Texas Antiques Week


This past weekend we made the trip for opening weekend of Texas Antiques Week.  We mainly spend our time in Warrenton because we seem to find the better deals there.  There is just so much to see, that we pick different areas to shop each trip.  We spent two days there walking around, and then headed back late Saturday night to make mass Easter Sunday.


No trip is complete without visiting Zapp Hall!  To listen to a little live music, and also to purchase your $5 tea glass for endless refills while your shopping.

We found all sorts of cool stuff, and enjoyed looking at a few gypsy wagons that booths had for part of their set-up.  We had to grab a few family pics while in one of the wagons.  They are the coolest things.  I mean check out the chippy paint and old bead board.  AWESOME!


Of course NO trip to Warrenton can be done without hitting up the girls of Junk Gypsy! G and I had to grab our ritual pic in front of their tent.  I could just camp out in their tent for the week.  Those girls do the coolest styling in there.


We had lots of fun and bought LOTS of stuff we didn’t even know we needed!  You will be seeing it in upcoming posts as we have some great projects planned for all our findings.

I’ll just leave you with some fun pics of the weekend.  Thank goodness our son is cool with being the purse holder on potty breaks, haha!  Our daughter always finds some funny thing to do with the goods people have for sale.  It was also her idea for the clown pics below. 

     brack                                              rev clown

Happy Junkin’.  Hope you can make it to Texas Antique Week this weekend.