Capt. Jacks and I have been junking since she was itty bitty. In fact, she probably went junking with me while in the womb. She is now all grown up and when I was in North Carolina visiting her recently, we decided to do one of our most favorite things in the world together. You guessed it: junking. She suggested that I do a post about some things we can count on seeing — everytime we head to an antiques place or flea market.
I know we’ve missed some (or a lot), but here are 21 things you are sure to see while out there junking.
21 Things You See While Junking
Here’s a double play, for sure — old luggage (Does anyone really use these dinosaurs for real travel?) and old oil cans. I have not seen one of these old Samsonite suitcases pop out on an airline baggage belt ever.
Weird statues can always be seen at junk stores. This guy is missing his putter’s stick. Check out his expression. Oh my, you could have fun creating your own trophy for your fav golfer with this one, right?
At some point of raising children, I decided to start making their birthday cakes, thanks to Wilton cake pans. Check out the retro Cabbage Patch doll and Barney pans, and these were about $3 each.
Hmmm. Old signage or new metal signs can be fun to hang around the place. Again, we chuckled at this one.
Capt. Jacks found an interesting knick knack, or chotchkee. You could clutter (or decorate — depending on your attitude) your abode easily and cheaply with some of the items you can find while junking.
You can always find old photographs, and portraits of people you don’t know. Check out the size of this guy’s hands in relation to his head. A little off, I’d say. Either he is a judge or in a choir. He’s too old to have graduated from high school.
Capt. Jacks’ boyfriend bought this book and already made a mushroom pot pie. Since we love morels, this book will get some heavy use. Also, you can find those back issues of cookbooks that you’ve been wanting, or special cookbooks from charities and churches.
That face. It never changes. All nutcrackers appear the same. Somber and waiting for duty to call.