Monday, May 11, 2009

Good Buys…

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I am joining Southern Hospitality’s Today’s Thrifty Treasures Every Monday event.

This past weekend my friend Kate and I headed north to Duluth, MN. We got to meet Amy of WhisperWood Cottage (her ‘personal’ blog) and Junkologie (her business blog) and checked out her Junkologie booth at Old Towne Antiques. I snapped up a red and white enamel tray for $5 and two jars (loved the design) for $1. Plan to use the tray for serving goodies to guests on the front porch. Sometime soon I will share how I am organizing with jars…I am rather addicted to using jars.

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To my fellow Minnesotans or anyone traveling to Minnesota this week…check out the following events taking place this week and weekend.

Linden Hills Neighborhood Garage Sale (my hood in south Minneapolis…we usually have 45 – 80 homes participating)
May Antique Fair – A Cat and The Fiddle A Fair (Rosemount, MN)
Haupt Antiek Market (Rosemount, MN)
LeAnntiques (Hopkins, MN)
The French Flea (Anoka, MN)
Nic-Nac Paddywac’s (Osseo, MN)
Antique Alley (218 Central Avenue, Osseo, MN 55369; 763-420-3220)

Thanks for stopping by Cottage Lifestyle and


Terri and Bob said...

You got a steal! Love the tray and the jars!

The Tattered Cottage said...

How fun to meet Amy in person and shop her booth. (I love her Junkology blog). Great finds. Love the enamel tray.

The Raggedy Girl said...

Nice new/old treasures.

The Raggedy Girl

Debbie said...

I have a tray just like that one but its black and white. Love it. Debbie

Anonymous said...

Love them. I found some unbelievably large mason jars this weekend. Too high price for my purse but they hand to stand a good foot and half tall by maybe 12 inches round or more. Lovely.

Robin said...

What a deal! The tray has me drooling all over my keyboard.

thanks for the local upcoming events, I hope to check some out.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Nice tray! And how fun to meet up with Amy in person. She is quite the junker & would be fun to shop with.

Christina said...

Your tray is amazing. Love the uniqueness of it. Great find.


Hi Renee,
How fun to meet another blogger and SHOP for treasures! Nice finds.
Hope the garage sales in your neighborhood are good ones. I'm bummed I can't make it...
Deb :)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

It was great to meet you in person, Renee! Your finds are fabulous! Come back any time!!


Allidink said...

Jars are so awesome. My aunt loves to use them for drinking glasses.

All the best,