• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •

• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •



Thursday, January 20, 2011

~The Junkin Gypsies Day Out~

 This Week  My "Junkin Gypsies" in Crime,  
(AKA:Lemay and my Oldest Girl Lauren )
had a Great time Visiting some of 
our Favorite Antique & Thrift Store! 
We Found some Wonderful Things!
 What More could a Girl ask For?! 
Rhinestone Bling and Lace!
Well Maybe Chocolate... With Nuts..
 Buttons!!! I Love Buttons! 
They are Like Treasure to Me! 
The Mother of Pearl Buttons 
are from Etsy.
 Love at First Sight!
This Piece of Lace is so Beautiful and Delicate.
I Could Not Help Myself!
 I wish they Made Books Like they did Back When...
These are Like little Works of Art! 
There is something about the Smell of Books that I just Love .
These Spectacles Reminded me of 
the ones  my Grandmother, Mabel Had. 
She Was Mabel Iva Bertina Ellingson. She was a Sturdy Norwegian Woman with quite a Business Mind for Her time.
After my Grandfather Died, She Ran a Little Movie Theater 
in the Small town of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.
On Saturday Nights, Blooming Prairie was Hoping! 
As Much as Blooming Prairie could Hop!
All of the Farming Families would come into town and 
pay a Nickel to watch a Movie.That is actually Where my Parents Met.
My Mother Sold Tickets at the Theater and my Dad Ran the Projector.
(PS;The Picture Below is not My Grandmother just in Case you were Wondering)
Lauren Found this Cabinet Card at One of the Stores we went to! 
I am fondly Call her Beatrice of Nebraska.
(Only Because its on the Front of the card)
Lauren was so Excited! 
She said "Put a Hat on her Mom and 
she would make a Wonderful Witch!
Look she even has a Big Wart on her Chin!" 
(I really Hope that Beatrice is Not a Relation to any one of you! 
 If She is.. Please Know that there was No Disrespect intended!)
 More Lace Love!
I am Very Happy to Report that Santa was Very Kind to me this Christmas. He gave me a New Camera which I am Very Grateful for! It is so Wonderful to take Pictures that are actually in Focus! 
~*~ Happy Dance!!!!~*~
It was a Great Day with my Junkin Gypsies!
I have to tell you that I learned a Lot from Lemay! She has been a Collector of Antiques since she was a Girl. That is When she started Collecting Hand carved Mother of Pearl Pins. Have a Peek at How Beautiful they are!
Now I need to get started on 
Nancy's Smitten Class !
I am Little Late Coming to the Dance But Never the Less Glad to join in Finally!
She will be Teaching some of her Wonderful Techniques!Think about Joining in on  the Fun! Just Click on her Button Below and Peruse the Projects she is Teaching!
Thank You Debra for another Vintage Inspiration Friday and Another Opportunity to share and View Everyone's Creative Muses!
Thank You again Debra!
Hope you all are Having a Happy Thursday! 
This Week Went by so Fast!!!
Thank You for Letting me Ramble on So!
You are all Most Patient with me!


Ellen said...

my heart be still.... you have so many of my favorites. And, you have family history to go with your treasures, amazing! How blessed to have and hold such gifts. Thanks for sharing.


Leaping Frog Design's said...

We really had fun the last two days...The Junkin Gypsies thats us! It is such a pleasure to go to the antique stores and oooh and aaah with you and Lauren. You know one of the coolest things about going with friends is all the new things you see that you would not usually look at because they are not what you collect. I love the pictures you took with your delightful treasures!!!! Love ya!!

BLISS angels said...

It looks like we had the same idea , i hit the antique malls myself today ... I found two really great cabinet cards ( why are they called that ?) lace doolies and my fav salt and pepper pots I love them I'v played with them already... show you tommorow ... and and wonderful sliver spoon i have a idea for it but no bling but maybe next time hugs wendy

Honey at 2805 said...

This is such a beautiful post and lovely blog! Thanks for your comment. Hope you will stop back for my giveaway.

Charlene said...

Be still my heart!!! You got me at LACE & MOP BUTTONS! Two of my favorite things in the whole world. You hit the Mother Load of Treasure. I LOVE IT ALL!!!! Have a great weekend.
Were your ears burning today? Susie(Vintage Susie & Wings) & I were talking about how talented you are & how we LOVE your work! HUGS!

The Painting Queen said...

Photos look lovely and I love the rhinestone bling!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Jill,
ohhhh, what wonderful treasures you found!!
Love them all. TFS. Great photos and wonderful post.
Have a lovely weekend.

JoAnne said...

Happy Friday Jill! What a wonderful post and what a junkin trip you had! You found some truly beautiful treasures. The rhinestones and lace are scrumptious, and I too, am a lover of old books.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the compliment on my new thinking (wishing, dreaming, hoping-lol) spring look.

Anonymous said...

Oh, what delightful treasures! The lace, the buttons, the books...do you think we were born into the wrong era?

My grandmother is Norwegian as well, her father landed on Ellis Island(with his mother and baby sister)in 1905 when he was just 4 years old. They then went to Wisconsin to join my great great grandfather who came ahead with a brother.

I am with Lauren on the witch ensemble. Of course this would not offend me even if the lovely Beatrice of Nebraska were my ancestor. Hugs and wishes!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I really love coming over here, your blog is just gorgeous! Your photos are wonderful, isn't it great having a new camera? YEA!! The bling and the lace are finds for sure, and all your buttons, really get those creative juices flowing. Thanks so much for coming to the party,
big hugs,

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Jill, this is all amazing!!! A girl after my own heart...I love vintage jewelry and lace...so gorgeous!!!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh the rhinestone and lace is scrumptious!! Blessings... Polly

Jeri Landers said...

What a great story about your Granny and the Movie House, 5 cent seats, what a deal! I miss antiquing with my mom, we went all the time. But I had sons and they could have cared less. Looks like you found some delicate treasures. A new camera, yeah! I got a new Movie camera, I just need to figure it out....
Mavis sends this to Miss Puddlesworth.. " Oh Petunia, I have so much to tell! And it is all about that VAIN Fionna Goosefeathers, she is beginning to think she is the Queen of SHeba! Posing for her painting with the Mistress is really going to her head AND all the barnyard is talking behind her backfeathers. I will tell all later!"

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh what beautiful treasures you found... I especially love the lace and buttons!!! Your blog is so beautiful, this is my first time to visit here, and now I'm your newest follower!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Liz said...

What a great collection of finds! Even your photographs are lovely.

Miss Sandy said...

Oh I so want to become a honorary junk gypsy! You gals really know how to shop, great finds!

Donna said...

Oooh, la, la! I am loving all of your new treasures, especially those gorgeous rhinestones! And I adore vintage buttons too. You found some great ones. And of course I love your Eiffel Tower! Have a great weekend:)

Tammy said...

Wow you all ended up with some really nice things. I am so jealous! Have fun playing with all of the goodies.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jill, it looks like you had a wonderful time! What beautiful things!
Hugs and XXOO

Linda said...

OH Jill, this sounds like the best day...and such finds! Beautiful!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

my draw dropped this morning as I drooled over the treasures with my morning coffee! amazing finds and each one so lovely. I think you must be blessed with wonderful antique shops in your neck of the woods! I can't wait to see what you create with them! :) Happy Monday!


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