Sunday, February 1, 2009

Good Day of Shopping

As you might recall, I mentioned that my friend, Mayron, and I were going to spend Saturday together. Shopping, driving, laughing and bonding.
We started out visiting Jo Harmon at Hunt County Trade Center. I picked up a few things there and enjoyed a short visit with Jo.

Then Mayron and I headed for Malakoff where we visited Donna at Curious Goods. Dang! She has a wonderful place put together with some kick booty merchandise, mannequin and aquarium included. You know I couldn't walk away empty handed.

If you haven't figured it out yet, I like things that are blatantly imperfect. Check out her funky eyes!

I'm a sucker for garage sales and since I was driving, it was a quick turn off the main road to snatch up some bargains. Look! A Collins purse. I tried ebay and google to price this. No luck. Margo recently blogged about these beauties. Click here for what she had to say.

Two Collins purses, the film reel, a long chain, a cloth head, and that big frame. A nice haul, eh?

Oh! The lawyers cabinet piece up top? A wonderful find at Junk Palace. I didn't get to meet Lillie, but her daughter was a great help to us!

And on our way back, we stopped off in Canton and paid a visit to LaurieAnna's. LaurieAnna was snowed under with shoppers. What a wonderful, delightful situation! She has big plans for a show in February. Be sure to check out her blog for info. I picked up a few things there, but didn't manage to take pics of them. Sorry!

Thanks for the garage sale responses. My trip to Warrenton/Round Top is going to be good because of y'alls help!

Happy Day.


  1. ugh, you're killing me. My sister was just rubbing in how she went to an auction today. And now this! I'm gonna have to get my fix soon.

  2. Wow! Mindy,
    Looks like you landed some pretty good merchandise. Love the lawyers cabinet! And the huge frame is awesome...what will you do with that? Can't wait to see!
    Have a wonderful evening!

  3. You have such a great eye for things and I love how you put it all together!!

  4. I might be interested in those Collins purses. Surprised you couldn't find anything out on Ebay. I can tell you they are from when after Tandy purchased the company. Maybe we could combine shipping with my weather vain if the price is right.

  5. Love the green stand and that big frame! Sounds like a fun trip!!!

  6. Girl, as much as I hate to admit it...Collins of Texas handbags are from my teen years. You were just not cool without one. Only one shop in McKinney at that time carried them and she stayed backordered all the time. What a trip down memory lane. Jenn has some she has collected because of me. They are little works of art. Debbie

  7. You got some good stuff! Great frame. Glad you had fun.

  8. Isn't it great to find fabulous stuff? It looks like you had a fun little trip today. Sandy and I spent the day in Alamenda across from San Francisco. The Bay hit the 70's; it was a great show. If you ever make out to Northern California, please come visit our shop. We'll take you on a little tour of great finds. ps: Love the e.c. bags and blue garden rack.

    Erika Friend

  9. What a wonderful day you had finding fabulous things. Sandy and I spent the day at the Alameda Antique Faire. The Bay area hit the 70's and San Francsico was picture perfect. It was a fun show. Mindy, if you ever get to Northern California, Sandy and I would love for you to come to the shop. We'll also take you to some great vintage gathering places. ps: I love the ec vintage purses and the blue garden rack. You have a great eye!


  10. Hey Girl... :) Just a quick note of thanks for stopping by "Imagine" today. Always great to see ya! Looks like you & Mayron had tons of fun & found some great stuff too! It was a beautiful day to be out junkin'. Hope to see ya again soon. Jo

  11. I see my wife aall ready commneted.(the tattered house) Let me just say you found some great stuff, we also had a good weekend buying trip! Love the manikin, I'm not into purses, but I know those 2 are worth some $$. Have a great week.

    The vintage husband

  12. Great finds, Mindy! I particularly love those metal pieces - they're so fab!

  13. Mindy, it's funny we are drawn to similar items; I almost bought the mannequin at Donna's and the cabinet from Lillie. Great haul!

  14. Mindy,

    Rhonda and I enjoyed our visit with you and Mayron on Saturday. I am glad that you love your great finds! We have been out shopping the past 2 days and have found some great things to fill the holes that all you bloggers have made in my displays! Maybe tomorrow I can post some pisc of some of the new treasures. Hugs, Donna

  15. Lisa, I didn't have to think much about what to do with the frame. It sold already!

    Debbie, I remember my grandmother's butterfly, Collins purse. Quite the bling for a country woman!

    Theresa, I am honored that you eyeballed the same stuff! The cabinet is at my house, waiting for me to find it's new home. The mannequin? At Primitiques.



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