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Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Labor Day Weekend Tradition: Goin' Junkin'

One of the favorite Family Pass Times at our house is goin' junkin'. Yeah, we can't resist a flea market or a yard sale... Who knows what treasures you'll find for just pennies on the dollar??

So Labor Day weekend is when we pick up my sister and visit one of our favorites.
Before I got some Christmas shopping done for Little D and Baby D (some lovely items they think they can't live without), I came across the MOST HIDEOUS necklace I've EVER seen!
Had to share a picture of it...

For a mere $38, you too could be a sporting your very own Chinese gong to protect your belly button.

I don't know. Maybe I'm not busty enough to pull off this look. Or maybe my boring old Tshirt just didn't highlight the exotic glamour of this piece. I took a pass on it... something I doubt I'll regret.

Otherwise, it was a fun day digging thru tables of total junk. I need to fire up the scanner and share some special selections from a 1965 edition of Teen magazine I picked up. Little D enjoyed reading it all the way home. The ads are the best! (I'm not a magazine collector, but the lady made a deal with my sister on the pile of antique publications she was buying and I threw it in the pile for laughs.)


  1. that is hilarious!!! you mean, you didn't buy it?? ;)

  2. You are so going to regret not buying that!!! If for no other reason than when the kids are fighting you can beat it and get their attention and if that doesn't work beat them with it! Then at least they would have a solid reason for calling you a "big meanie"!!!

  3. I'm with them, you should have bought it! I would have haggled her down to at least $20. And that's exactly what I thought of when I first saw it-a Chinese gong!
    I love going to flea markets and yard sales! Why other peoples junk is so appealing is a mystery to me.
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  4. Hello,
    I'm with them..... and you.... every one thought Chinese gong. Or it could be like a suit of armour for women going into battlle. But battle where?

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  5. You crack me up! Love it!! The pic is priceless.

  6. Love the necklace!
    Fleas markets are the best!
    They make me feel more normal:)

  7. lol. Way too funny!

    I love junking too, but I'm trying to cut down on my stuff, so I've been staying home this year. :(

  8. Maybe if your shirt was a different color it would go better.......Uhm.......Naaaa.....It could be the newest form of punishment for teens though; I am sure it would totally mortify the offending youth if she/he had to wear it out in public or just around the house for others to poke fun at.