Tuesday, June 7, 2011

To clean or to junk? That is the question.

It was Saturday morning. The house was a disaster and 6 of my in-laws (including 2 year old twins) were coming to our house for a family party. I told Gail that I would not, under any circumstances, be joining her to go junking. But about 10 am, she called from a house on NE 52nd and whispered into the phone, "You better get over here!"
What was I supposed to do? Not go? Here's some of the booty I found...

Sweet Periwinkle wooden toy box. With sheep decals.

I ♥ old games. The Owl Puzzle-Peg is particularly fabulous.

A girl can never have enough sequined fruit. I have never seen a pumpkin before. It's very orange and very beautiful.

Big hot pink Scrapbook, pale pink address book and a bound Christmas list...all vintage, but never used.

Speaking of Christmas, I rescued these flocked deer from under a gigantic mountain of musty linens.

And finally, a trio of glittered Christmas trees.

Next post: Cafeteria dining for illiterates.

16 comments:

JustJoan said...

I can just picture the two of you! Wish I was there. xo

Into Vintage said...

I imagine your guests were so mesmerized by the sequined pumpkin that any housekeeping deficiencies became an immediate non-issue.

kluless said...

Rest assured, you made the right choice!

Passionate Thrifter said...

Cleaning can be done ANY old time... Junking... now that's a limited time offer. Someone else might get YOUR awesome junk!!! Can't let that happen can we?

Rose H (UK) said...

My, what great finds. Those trees are too cute!

Nelly said...

Id go treasure hunting anyway day over cleaning you got some lovely things

DearHelenHartman said...

you HAD to go. The jury decides in your favor. Hope the in-laws were as understanding.

De tout, de rien said...

You definitely made the right choice! Besides, your family came to see you, not your house. (That's what I keep telling myself, although with in-laws....one never knows, lol!)

Vintage Christine said...

Yup, a gal after my own heart--screw the cleaning, junking first! I'm sure your in-laws were ok with however your house looked, anyway.

BeckyKay said...

I LOVE the sequined fruit! My grandma used to have some in a hanging basket by her kitchen window. I wish I had appreciated it more back then!

Amber Von Felts said...

I can never turn down a junking jaunt either! Good haul, I like the little Christmas Deer!

Andy's Attic said...

Cleaning? Junking? No brainer!! Junk will win every time. LOVE the wooden box...you really scored.
Annette

Lisa said...

Life is too short not to junk!!

Love all of it, great haul!!

Heidi said...

Junk over cleaning, always! Especially since 2 year old twins will undo hours of cleaning in mere minutes anyway!

Love the sequined pumpkin! I have a little collection of the fruit, but veggies are much harder to find. That guy is cool--he'd be neat at Halloween too!

Bee & Mason said...

Love the sequin fruit! Good for Gail, to call you.
Now that's a true friend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh yeah, this sale was meant for you. Love the pink items!