At Kevin’s house we found Big Nanny’s minks. I have to say, I was quite grossed out, they still had the fingernails and hands fully intac and head and nose. But because I love you all, I put on a strong face and put them around my neck. They were quite unique, it was actually 4 seperate minks that attached to each other with a button to make one long wrap.One day we headed out for a little junkin’ in Auburn and found this great little shop, Kevin’s mom had scoped out for me called Whistle Stop. It was a great little shop, with lots of treasures to be found. You walked in and were greeted with just piles of boxes of more and more stuff, so we had to do a little digging, but we found some great treasures. And I’m pretty sure that this is the car that the owner drives to work each day. And my kids found lots of treasures as well, lots of fun necklaces and cars and Gavin even found a teenage mutant ninja turtle, which he has just started watching on Netflix! Even Hadley had a fun time digging through the baskets of goodies.
Another day we headed to New Castle just a short drive away to meet some friends for lunch and what would you know, that right next door was this amazing place. How could I resist going into a store with COOL JUNK! And after chatting with the owner some he actually buys some of his treasures from Whistle Stop, the shop we had been in the day before! Too funny.
Look at all this fun stuff!
I loved these dressers and would have loved to bring them home with me!
Here are a few of the fun treasures that I did bring home.
We also spent one evening walking around Old Town Auburn. The kiddos loved the little town.
On Friday the girls had a shopping day and headed to the small town of Loomis for lunch at High Hand at the Fruit Sheds. It was this great little cafe in a greenhouse style building and next door is all the old Fruit Sheds where they used to sort all the fruit to prepare it for shipping out to stores. It’s a beautiful old building that they have restored, but kept all the original fixtures and character. It was so fun. Look at some of the great eye candy to be had . . .
Well that is all for this week, but don’t worry yesterday we continued our journey up the West Coast and headed to Spokane, Washington. So you’ll want to check back next week to see what fun stuff we saw along our drive. And if you are on instagram be sure to follow junkinthetrunkvintagemarket to be the first to see all the fun projects we are working on and all the fun things that are inspiring us.
I will leave you with a picture of this guy, my son Gavin. He found my hat in the car and put it on and said, “Mom, look I’m Junk in the Trunk!” If you made it out to our last market, you would have seen us all wearing hats, this was mine to keep the sun out of eyes. He’s a funny one.
Oh I can’t believe I almost forgot to show you the best find so far on the trip . . .
Yep, an antique dresser! Just sitting on the side of the road waiting for me to pick it up! And now the antique dresser is packed in and trekking up the West Coast with us. It’s that kind of stuff that makes what we do, SO MUCH FUN!