If You're in the Market for great junk...You've come to the right Place!

Friday, June 13, 2014

CONSTRUCTION ZONE!!!

BIG NEWS!!!!
NEW WEB SITE AND BLOG ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! STAY TUNED FOR OUR EXCITING  NEW VENTURE!!!!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

You can only choose one....

You have been told you can only choose one.......
Which one would you choose?

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Tyme at the Marketplace starts TONIGHT Dec. 6th

YOU ARE INVITED
to join us for our annual
Christmas Tyme at the Marketplace!
The event kicks off Friday evening with our
Candle Light Night from 6-9.
Shop under the glow of twinkle lights and candles......
Enjoy tasty homemade treats.......
Listen as the LIVE band plays some good ole bluegrass music and Christmas favorites.....
Take a hayride thru town........
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.........
WIN...Marketplace Money to spend..........
Bring a package of dog or cat food for an animal in need........

THE OPEN HOUSE CONTINUES .....
Dec. 7 & 8  from 10-5
Visit us during our regular daylight hours to get serious about tackling that gift list!!
A GREAT WEEKEND AHEAD!!
Tell a friend and we'll see you there!!
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Friday, November 8, 2013

I made the right decision.....

In the middle of a super busy day drowing in a sea of Christmas garland , trees and lights ~ I had the extraordinary opportunity to chat with one of my customers who has just been thru a year of struggle.
I . Mean. Struggle.
Most of this past year had been spent in the hospital clinging to life as she awaited a transplant.
I did not get her permission to disclose her story so I want to respect her privacy. But we really don't need the details here.
She was so sick. And so tired. And she never gave up hope. She would get better to be able to be put on the transplant list, only to get sick again to be taken off.
I can only imagine.
One day, she was told that she was better and that she was put back on the list.
The TOP of the list. She was running out of time.
By that afternoon she got the call.
Her life was about to change.
Today she lives because someone was an organ donor.
I have never personally met anyone before who has gone thru something quite like this.
You should have seen how wonderful and full of life she looks. She was shopping, laughing and just living.
I made the decision to be an organ donor along time ago when I renewed my drivers license.
Today I learned exactly the kind of impact that decision can make.
I know without a doubt that is was the right one.

 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Birthday junk finds!

Today started off with having to call the cops. On my birthday non the less!! HAHA! Are you curious yet?
Well, we decided to go to Mc Donalds to grab breakfast (mostly because I wanted a Pumpkin Spice Latte Mocha Cappuchino fancy schmancy big girl coffee drink because I really don't like coffee but when it's filled with mostly cream then I'm good!) Soooooo, as we proceed to get back into the truck.....BAM! Reality hits us in the face with the fact that the keys are locked inside the truck. So Mr. OTM had to call the cops to get us back in business. I sat on the tailgate and sipped my uber fancy kind of coffee feeling very trendy and answering "yes" to everyone who asked" lock your keys in the truck?"  It didn't bother me one bit because it was , after all , my birthday and we were going junk hunting as soon as this little mess was taken care of.
Once we were on the road again, I realized that I wished I would have just downed this coffee thing because it was a nuisance trying to keep it from spilling onto my new hoodie (birthday present from hubs!) Anyway, I managed to only get one teeny tiny spot on the front of me. I consider that a success!!!
Once we got to the flea market I was ready to hunt for some bargains and I am soooo happy to say I FOUND SOME!!
Take a look at these! I was thrilled to find this old wood ice cream bucket , an adorable chippy white clock and some dried hydrangeas!

Take a quick guess what I paid for all of these treasures.
Go ahead , I'll wait......................

TIME'S UP!!!
The grand total for all of these pieces was $5.00!!!!
I couldn't believe it either!
Here's the breakdown:
Bucket: $2.00
clock:$2.00
Drieds: $1.00
An interesting morning + a fun afternoon with great junk finds= a perfect birthday!
Hope your day was great too!

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Road trippin....

Well , I have been a busy girl lately running the roads . The last two weeks have been spent in Georgia, Florida , and Tennessee!I had the best time. I was so happy to be able to participate in the Mt. Dora Fall in the Fields show and the City Farmhouse show. Both shows gave me the opportunity to introduce Olde Tyme Marketplace to people I have never met.
It was so fun to get to know Facebook and blog followers!

It's almost time to turn the shop over to Christmas. I can't believe it's already coming. I enjoy fall so much and I love the colors and how easy it is to create a stunning display. It's all in the pumpkins. I wish there were such a thing as Christmas pumpkins!! Think I am going to enjoy it as long as I can.
Chat soon!
 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Gonna give THIS a try....

Don't you just love this makeover?? I found this on a great site called 4 the Love of Wood . I think they did a wonderful job. Since I saw this , I have been on the lookout for a similar piece. I FINALLY FOUND ONE!! Can't wait to give it a try.
Will keep you posted!
What are you working on??

Saturday, July 20, 2013

SUNDAY at the MARKETPLACE and PIE CONTEST THIS SUNDAY 7/21!!!

YOU'RE INVITED TO THIS MONTH'S
SUNDAY at the MARKETPLACE
THIS SUNDAY 7/21     11-5
The shop is being jam packed with loads of new JUNK FINDS from recent junkin trips!
PLUS ...WE ARE HAVING OUR
PIE CONTEST!!
I am so looking forward to seeing how many entries we wind up getting.
(Also looking forward to tasting pigging out on PIE!!!
Call your besties and head on out!
Were your junkin shoes and get ready to have FUN!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The JUNK we found last weekend!!

This past weekend ~ the junk finds
were A PLENTY!!!

Good thing too~ because we have a bunch of stuff coming up!

Between shows, the shop, the booth spaces and the holidays,
we are gonna need the stuff!!

Should have got a pic of the truck because it would have done
the Beverly Hillbilly's proud!

We were on the hunt for the BEST
Chippy....

The Best Rusty.....

the Best Tattered....

the Best Dusty!!

Take a peek at these Mason Jars. I love the old tin lids!

Yes, I NEEDED another watering can.
Thank you for asking.

Old vintage glass knobs for future projects.

See any favorites?

All in all I think we SCORED!!
Now on to sorting and pricing.
This post has joined in the fun over at French Country Cottage for their Feather Your Nest Friday!!
And also over at Timewashed for Blissful White Wednesday

Monday, July 1, 2013

I just about PASSED OUT!!!!

Hello Friends!
I just wanted to introduce you to the piece that we found over the weekend that just about made be pass out!!
Not only is this old work bench CHIPPY WHITE but it has DRAWERS! Good grief, it was almost too much to take!!
For those that know me, this combo sends me over the edge every time!
It is looooong too, at least 7 feet and narrow with an old vice still attached.
It is still on the back of the truck and that is driving me crazy. I can't wait to get it down so I can start messing around with it and create the display that has been in my head since I first saw it!
You know what I'll be doing today!
Have a good one!!