Jul 16, 2010


Hello my fellow Pinkies! Happy P.S! What is it about the thrill of the hunt? What causes perfectly normal women to travel across the country to go "junkin"? Is it something that is in the DNA? Are we all just a little OCD? In my family, my Mother loves to go to Estate Sales and thrift stores with me. We never did it when I was young. I started my journey in 1972, just out of need to furnish a house on very little money. Now, it is one of the things that give me the most pleasure. It is true, digging through other peoples junk is so much fun!

My Mother gets so excited on Friday's, (that is our day together). My Mom's name is Lola! Together we go to Estate Sales and thrift stores looking for the one piece of junk, that we cannot live without. Today was not any different, we went off, high on hopes and short on cash. We get our news paper, our maps and the wipes out, looking for the big sale! It is so much fun, we even have fun getting lost!

As I was looking for items to post for this Pink Saturday, I was reminded of the items my Mother and I have purchased together. Mom, will call and wake me up to make sure I am ready, she is so cute. The items I have pictured today are some of the fun "pieces of junk, we can't live without", that I purchased with my Mom. Everything pictured was purchased at an Estate or a thrift store. I will stop for an Estate sale, no matter where I am going. I have even stopped on my way to a wedding, heels and all! I am sure, I am the only one out there that does that, LOL!

Have a wonderful weekend! Hoping that you get lots of treasures this weekend. Don't forget "Tea Cup Tuesday". Blessings, Martha


Rustique Gal said...

Hi Martha, What pretty pinks you are showing today! I expecially love that flowered plate under the clock picture. That style of painting makes my blood pressure rise! Love it.

Thanks for visiting me this week and following! I love to "meet" new people and share my stories and my pictures. And an occasional art project or tag sale find. I'll enjoy perusing your site too!
Hugs, Sherry

Chatty Crone said...

You have many lovely pink plates. I think I like the last one the best. Happy Pink Saturday. Sandie

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Martha, how wonderful that you and your Mother enjoy doing this together :) And what lovely things you two have found; love the sweet plates (especially the pink ones, lol!)

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday & wonderful weekend! See ya for Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Unknown said...

Martha ~ I am green with envy on that next to the last plate! It is spectacular! How awesome!!!

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon
PS Pop over for our GIVEAWAY

Terri said...

Very pretty pinks Martha! I love your pink tea cup for sure. And all your gorgeous plates. I grew up going to yard sales, auctions, estate sales and such. I still love to do it, but I am much more relaxed about it now. I tend to make a bigger effort to go to antique and vintage stores.
How fun for you and your mom!

Kathy said...

I am with you! I love Estate sales! I'd probably stop too! Lovely memories with your mom!
Happy Pink Saturday

Draffin Bears said...

Happy pink Saturday, to you dear friend.
I love all the pretty pink you have shared today, the first cup is gorgeous.
Glad that you and your Mother can hit the Estate Sales on Friday and you really do find some beautiful things.

Have a happy weekend

Robynartdesigns said...

Hi Martha, happy pink Saturday to you and thanks for sharing your beautiful treasures with us. Just love that cup and saucer. Like you I've become addicted to junk sales, when I never was like that years ago, but now it just gives me so much pleasure, and all the treasures I've stored away always seem to come in handy for my artwork sooner or later. Have a lovely week-end and enjoy those beautiful times with your Mother. Hugs Robyn xx

Rebecca Nelson said...

Happy Pink Saturday beautiful Martha!

I love your treasures my friend but mostly I just love you.

I love you little pink lovin' heart. Yes. Yes I do!


Unknown said...

Where on earth do you store all this yumminess? you have so much and I keep thnkng you will run out lol cute little lady tea pot in last photo I love the huge glass jar pink ribon and bling is just gorge I also love the frosted birdie and the lovely trio is just me

Love Dawn xx

Claudia said...

How wonderful that you get to spend those days with your Mom - searching for fun finds!


Susan Freeman said...

I feel exactly the same way you do. I love going to thrift shops and searching for sweet pieces, especially with my Mom!!! Happy Pink Saturday and see you on Tuesday!

Susan and Bentley

Unknown said...

Thanks for showing so beautiful treasures!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Unknown said...

Hi Martha!
Oh my, we are soooooo alike. My mom got me started at an early age...we used to tag along on trips to the flea markets and thrift stores. And now I LOVE the thrill of the treasure hunt and have FILLED my home with their many memories.

Your moms sounds like such a sweetie! Wish I lived closer to mine...cause we'd be doing that too!

Happy PINK!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Martha,
Thanks for sharing all the lovely pink things. I really enjoy pink Saturday...everyone posts such different items :) :)
I haven't tried shopping estate sales yet...but I LOVE going to yard sales and garage sales. I try to go every weekend when I have money. Thrift stores...I haven't done that in awhile, but I do need to do that too :) :) :) I love finding a treasure that someone no longer wants. How fun to do that with your mother :) :) :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Kerrie said...

Martha, beautiful post as always!

Char said...

That's a beautiful way to spend time together. Maybe my mom and I should think about having some thrift fun together, and just look at all the treasures you have. Beautiful!! Happy Pink Saturday Martha, Char

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello, Miss Martha!!
What a wonderful heart felt post about your sweet mother!
Growing up , my mother would not have been caught dead buying something that was used or going into a Thrift Store ! After all "someone might see me"!! Was what she said! LOL!
Well, I cured her of that and we used to go every Saturday morning to the yard sales and the estate sales. She loved it and I even got her to step foot into a Salvation Army. Goodness me!! But she did change her mind even about Thrift Stores. She even used to help me with our church flea market that I run. But she did refer to me as her "gypsy" daughter. My sister still would never set foot in a Thrift store or buy anything that was used. She is the one who is like my Mother. I am my Father's daughter.... no pride at all!!


Hugs to you,

Unknown said...

Nice blog! Happy Pink Saturday!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Martha,
The first teacup is beautiful. You and your Mom must have so much fun shopping and exploring together! I did the same with my sweet Mom. Enjoy every minute.
Bon week-end,

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Martha... What a special time you two have together,,,, I love all your pretty plates,,, they are just beautiful... Happy Pink Saturday

Have a great weekend

Regina said...

Hello Martha. Such adorable pinkies.
Have a wonderful time with your mom.
Happy Pink Saturday.

" Regina "

Rita said...

Dear Martha,
great pinks you are sharing with us today.
and how fun your fridays' flea and junking excursion with your mother must be.
love all your plates, they area just exquisite.
and as i must catch up with your tea cup tuesday, what to say about your wonderful cups... too beautiful for words.
have grea sunday

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Lisa said...

What lovely pinks! Your collections are amazing!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Kristin said...

You are NOT the only one!!! I think they're a lot of us who would stop in heels for a great estate sale. What an elegant blog you have - such beauty and nostalgia! I am so happy to have found you.
Thank you for becoming a follower - it means a lot. Right back at you, Kristin xo

Anonymous said...

Hello Martha...thank you for stopping by and visiting with me and BEAR :D
I'm following you B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L BLOG too...
You have some really lovely things...
so pretty how you do you tea cups and bling :D
I'll be back...


Unknown said...

Hi Martha, It's me again ;0)

just popped back to answer yr question regarding SCD fantesy tag challenge. We would love you to join in. you have until Friday to post your version if you can't play this week please join in next weel would love to see you

Love Dawn xx

Patti said...

Love the music!!! In honor of your mom, I guess, "her name was Lola, she was a showgirl."

I have only recently discovered the fun of junkin', and I am feeling hopelessly addicted. I LOVE it.

What a fun thing for you and your dear mom to do together.


Angela Richardson said...

Hi Martha,
Thanks for coming to visit. Like you I just love those teacups and plates. It is a seroius addiction that I have no intention of trying to cure.
Enjoy all those days with you Mum and buy lots!!

CIELO said...

I will be joining you for tea tomorrow... add another cup for me please! ;) My post is already up...


Sandy said...

Hi Martha.. I just love the first photo you posted, the Pink Tea Cup.. and I wanted to thank you for joining my list of followers.. I don't have such nice tea cups but I'll have to find some, would love to join your Tea Cup party....

Denise@alloverroses said...

I enjoy my visit here every Tuesday so much. I just love the way you display your cups. I love your matching jewelry pieces too!
Have a wonderful week.

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