Monday, October 19, 2009

Did Someone Say Party?

I just read on Theresa's blog that Flea Market Style is hosting an "I'm a Flea Marketeer Party". I know, I know...y'all knew all about this, but guess what? I didn't! I am so out of the loop and so behind on my reading that this just slipped under my party radar! Now never let it be said that ol' Trash would let a good party get by her even if she has to show up late (after all, Party is my middle name)! Let's just say I'm being fashionable, okie dokie?

It's such a great idea for sharing what's been found while shopping garage sales, flea markets and all kinds of venues. Since we just got back from Zapp...or as I like to call it...The Mother Ship...I thought I could scrabble up some stuff from the show, but then the light bulb went off! While looking through my photos for stuff to hit me! I've got some doozies of priceless treasures to share that are definitely one of a kind!
In Cat Daddy and my meanderings, we have managed to pick up some real beauts...just take a looksee for yourself! (In an effort to protect the innocent and because I am such a terrible photographer, the names have been withheld...unless you take it upon yourself to make your identity known. Trust me, I'll never tell!) He and I have been doing this crazy business for a lo-o-o-ng time...too long to count and in that time, we have met some of the most fantastic, creative and funny people along the way. Thankfully, most of them (notice I said most) I can say are our friends (until now, I'm afraid).
Too many to name, but all a huge part of our lives! Had we not become junkers, the opportunity would never have presented itself to get to meet and amass such a wonderful collection of people.
And as long as we continue to junk, it will never stop! Why, I got to find new friends this show...friends I treasure just as much as the old ones!
We all age and get a little rusty in the memory department. Parts creak, wear shows, but oh the patina that the years create. It's important to never try and alter this patina...time and love created it! After all, you wouldn't want to ruin the value of such a great treasure, would you? Besides, doncha know...old junkers never die...they just lose their polish!
Nothing makes me happier than for new and old friends to drop by our tent to say hello and perhaps share in a toast...or two!
They empower us...give us strength...make us laugh!
I can rely on them to always amaze me and lift me up even when I'm feeling my worst! The smiles they provide are ridiculously huge and there is no way to put a price tag on that!
They provide guidance and support.
Risk takers, one and all!
And did I mention, they always manage to make me laugh at them and at myself!
Yes...junk is good...but junkers are even better!
They always provide a soft spot to land and an ear to listen!
So with my new Elvis in tow, I'm off to see if I'm too late to party...keep your fingers crossed!

By the way...if I haven't said it before...I love my life!

(Last photo courtesy of Garden Antiques...Thanks T and Mark!)


time-worn interiors said...

It sucks that we didn't have more time together! Spring seems like such a long time away! I had a great time and some great cheese cake!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I simply CANNOT wait to hang with you in Warrenton, errr, The Mothership, come Spring!!!

Six in One Hand said...


Can't wait to get back in the spring!!!
Sooo awesome...

maryboys said...

it's so good to see you joined the party, debbie:) i've missed running into you around blogland, you know...


sweetpea said...

Girl, you are da bomb!! I love ya so much and CD too! I feel blessed to count you as my friend--even if you did post a pic of me that makes my arms look like a side of beef and a farmer's tan to boot... And I thought I looked cute in that dress... hmmmm...



Wizard of Was said...

Great fun pictures of all those junkers out there!! I'm already frothing at the mouth for the Spring!
My Best

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Ms. Trash (as my husband would call you), you always crack me up, you make me laugh and then I'm so glad I always stopped by to check on you. Doncha love the last photo! I did...

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh my gosh, Debbie - you and Elvis at the end really got me. I can always count on you for a wonderful giggle & to put a sparkle back in my eyes no matter what. I would love to go junking with you but would be slightly afraid since if it's real early, it's pony tail time and no make-up and believe me, it doesn't look like it used to.

Looks like everyone is having a blast in your photos. I wasn't part of the party (this time) but am so happy I stopped by here tonight for a very needed pick me up.

Sammy Girl said...

Hmmmm ... (choir humming in the background ...)
Yes...junk is good...but junkers are even better!
AMEN Sista .... preach it good!
Hugs and smiles -
Betty :)
ps ... tell us the story of those awesome shoes/boots !! Puh leaz?

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Hi Debbie! I've just stumbled across your blog, what a fun post! So glad to hear you love your life. We're looking forward to spring as well. Glad & Cel/Junebug

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Party on, Deb! You (and Elvis) rock!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Great spin on junque ... I am going to treasure my well patinaed face and rusty joints from here on out!! ... thanks for opening my eyes!


The Texas Woman said...

Great post and pictures! In fact, I'm stealing the one of me!


AuroraSuzette said...

Right on! That's some good perspective, baby! I think I love your life too! (I'm really pretty damn fond of mine too!)

thedomesticfringe said...

You are ALWAYS in the middle of a party! You definitely live a good life. Glad you're enjoying it. Fun pictures.


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Rats, I missed the party, but I love seeing everyone else's great junk. "junk friends" are priceless! You and CD have been together so long now you are posing alike. Love it!

Inspired Comblogulations said...

Girl, you know what life is made of. I like your style. crack me up.

bella said...

Hey Debbie , Good junk and great friends - what's not to love! Plan on me being in those photos someday .. I'm still savin'. xoxo , Sue

Tamis said...

Perfect song to go with your post today. You are so on top of it!

You have said some wonderful things about your friends. I just know I would love your junk! I have no problem dumpster diving to find a treasure that I just know is in there. I think you have been in a dumpster or two in your days too!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I knew Elvis was still alive!

Life is good! said...

looks like your collection of friends are having a great time. i think that is a wonderful way to meet people with your same interests. good for you! love the orange lady!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Deb -
You have been BOO'd by me. Come by my blog and check it out:)