Friday, August 20, 2010

Junk to Treasure

If you've been reading my blog you know I LOVE to find junk and turn it into treasure :)
I have added a page up there ^ where I will put all my links to things I've restored.
I love learning new things and new places to get my junk finds. Here is a list of local places where I shop:

Princeton Flea Market off 380
This is technically just a set of storage rooms where people sell their junk. You can bargain with them and find some nice treasures.

Antique Company Mall-on the Square-Downtown McKinney
Love, Love to go here on any given day they always have something that is a treasure. You really need to dig in and look thru each vendor's area to find some treasures. I recently went right after Christmas and found a Martha Stewart 6.5 foot WHITE Christmas tree for $5.00. Aaaahh!!! I can't wait to put it up and decorate it.

Goodwill Stores-I usually go to the McKinney one off 380 but I also love the one in Carrollton, TX. They have so much more!

Thrift Store on Hwy 5

Samaritan Inn Store on Hwy 5 and 380

Basically any where you think you may find some old furniture, glassware, etc. Garage Sales, etc.
Sometimes we drive around and look for things people may have put out on the curb!
Also, don't forget to subsribe to your area's Freecycle.org group. It is usually a yahoo group and there are many spread around the country.

And last but not least.....let everyone know that you'll take their discards, get on email lists at church, work, community, etc and turn their trash into your treasure.
My fave find :)

Also, here are some links to wonderful resources where you can learn more about junking


Today Show video on Junk

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful dining set!! I'm going to have to check out some of those spots.

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