Fun Things To Do In The Mid Atlantic forum: Junqueing, Flea Markets, Auctions and Antique Shopping in the Mid Atlantic

 
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Imagestormyla
Feb 7, 2010 11:39 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Did I spell that title wrong?

Something that many of us enjoy is finding great Junque, those items of value and beauty that other folks cast off.

Roses was just telling us of some great finds that she made at a local auction.

I thought that we could use this thread to tell each other about our favorite Junque sites, Flea Markets, Auctions, Garage sales, Bazaars, Thrift & Consignment Shops, Antique Shops, Antique & Collectible shows and the like.

Please tell us the name and location of the place, the days it operates and what great treasures you've found there.


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ImageRoses_R_Red
Feb 8, 2010 6:24 PM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Every Tuesday at Teel Auctions on Allegheny Road in Mount Bethel, auctions are held.

At 3 o'clock the real junk auction (my favorite) opens for inventory inspection. It consists mostly of cardboard boxes that people fill up and take to Teel to be auctioned off. You never know what you're going to find in these boxes. Last week I bought a box for $2.00 filled with stuff that no one else seemed to want. There were 4 dozen tiny glass bowls that fit exactly on the windows (top of the bottom window and the sills) into which I put disposable coffee cups filled with seeds and topped with a clear plastic tumbler.

The box also contained a thermos pitcher, an old electric tool/knife sharpener to be used in the garage, 2 glass bowls and a Japanese inspired plaque.

I also bought 4 chairs for the deck so that I can get rid of those green plastic ones that are dangerous when a person leans back on them.

Some Tuesdays we find nothing and sometimes we find exactly what we are looking for. My garage is filled with scooters, wagons, big wheels and all sorts of things that the kids play with when there here.

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Imagestormyla
Feb 8, 2010 6:26 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow, Teri, You've got me wanting to take a ride up there!!

I went to an auction last summer and bought 2 beginner bikes for $2 total for one of my grandma friends to keep for her grands. Can't beat that.
Imagestormyla
Feb 9, 2010 12:14 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
My favorite spot for great finds is the Perkiomenville Sale. It's just off of Rt#29 in Perkiomenville, Pa. It's held every Monday morning and starts around 7AM. It is a place that dealers from all over the east coast come to buy for their shops. There's lots of great Junk, Junque, collectibles, antiques and TONS of Garden items.

There are both dealers with tables and truck set ups as werl as several live auctions. There are even plant auctions for flats of plants There are also table vendors for produce & baked goods. But the majority are dealers of antiques & collectibles. There is quite a bit of furniture auctioned here as well as neat things like old horse drawn sleighs. Or, you can just bid on an entire box of old kitchen items for $1.

This place is just a fun experience!
ImageRoses_R_Red
Feb 10, 2010 6:07 AM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Just googled Perkiomenville PA. Not familiar with that area. Are we planning any trips that are nearby, as far as you know. I'm still a newbie in PA and will never be a familiar with all of PA as I was with tiny NJ.
Imagestormyla
Feb 10, 2010 10:25 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Roses, it is about 35 minutes northwest of King of Prussia. I'm going to expand more on that post when I have time.
Imagestormyla
Feb 20, 2010 5:45 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Terri, I put more information in that post.
ImageOnewish1
Feb 20, 2010 8:14 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
who you calling tiny... LOL
Imagercn48
Mar 10, 2010 4:16 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
I wasn't sure where to post this but since "dumpster diving" is probably my favorite "Junqueing site" I thought I'd post it here. I've been dying to tell you about my newest "find" but I wanted to wait until I got a photo to show you! It's probably been about three weeks since I was making a run to the dumpsters and you can only imagine my reaction when I pulled in to see not just one, but TWO, of these chairs sitting beside the dumpsters!!! You should have seen me scurrying to get my trash unloaded so I could load them into the van! At one point another car drove in and since I wasn't quite done I grabbed the chairs and placed them next to the van just to make sure it was obvious that I had claimed them! Rolling on the floor laughing

Rick just groaned and gave me that "look" when I arrived home with them but I can't wait to find a spot in the gardens for them! They're really well made (sturdy) and they both need a new paint job but other than that this one is in perfect condition! The only thing wrong with the other one is a little unraveling of the cane around the bottom of the legs which I should be able to easily fix with a little glue and/or wire. Big Grin

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ImageOnewish1
Mar 10, 2010 5:03 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
can't wait to see what you do with them
Imagercn48
Mar 10, 2010 5:37 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Rolling on the floor laughing Allison, I knew you'd be over here "early" to check it out! I'm trying to branch out this year and try a different color for paint. I'm thinking the chairs might find their way into my new sun garden. Even though I might not get it done this year I have plans for a small patio there as well as an arbor. Initial plans were to paint the arbor a Sage Green so that's probably the color paint I'll choose for the chairs as well. Although I'm tempted to do something "wild" with them! I've always admired blue themes in the garden and although I wouldn't consider painting the arbor this color, I've thought about painting the chairs Blue!

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ImageJan
Mar 10, 2010 8:03 AM CST
Name: Jan Jackson
south Jersey
That would definitely stand out. I love pops of color and think about planning to do that someday. Now, I just need to do it.
Imagestormyla
Mar 10, 2010 9:54 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
RCN, You go girl I tip my hat to you. Do you remember Hart's periwinkle blue old metal chairs? They were gorgeous. These should be very interesting!
ImageOnewish1
Mar 10, 2010 4:53 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
blue is good!!
Imagercn48
Mar 11, 2010 4:45 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Quoting:RCN, You go girl


Rolling on the floor laughing I might chicken out and just paint them sage green - it's a much more relaxing color plus I already have the paint. Of course I suppose when I finally get around to painting them the mood might just strike me to do something "wild and crazy"! Rolling my eyes.
Imagestormyla
Mar 11, 2010 9:52 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wicker really soaks up a lot of paint. There's so much more surface to cover with the weave. Think about how much paint you have of one color and see if you can match it before you start. Smiling
ImageOnewish1
Mar 11, 2010 6:16 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
oh I bet.. kind of like the sheet rock in my closet.. when we first bought the house.. the closets & one bedroom had this lime green paint ... OMG how bad is that????... but I primed and just kept painting and painting... it just kept coming though... it was so darn dry just sucked the paint right in.. even with the primer
Imagestormyla
Mar 11, 2010 11:42 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thumbs down Yukk, Lime green closet! But think about the wicker, when you apply the paint, it slides down into the spaces between the weave. Then it thins out on the top surfaces as it rolls toward the inside edges of the weave. It will take a number of coats and trying to cover the black with a lighter color is going to make it harder Glare
Imagercn48
Mar 12, 2010 3:27 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Quoting:It will take a number of coats and trying to cover the black with a lighter color is going to make it harder


You're right! Sad I've got plenty of gray primer left over from old projects, maybe I'll start with that? Regardless, you know what a "fusser" I am and I WILL persevere! Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageRoses_R_Red
Apr 18, 2010 10:56 AM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Ooooohh, ooohhhh!! Went junqueing today. First stop was a flee market type thing where I bought a Hofritz slotted spoon for $.50. Nothing much else here. A little further down the road I HIT PAYDIRT! I was going to put some stuff for the swap in any old thing (cut off milk cartons etc) but I found a house with a front, side and backyard full of stuff.

I picked up 3 dozen thin bamboo stakes small enough to use for my new peonies, and about a dozen various tall ones for $2.00. There was a really great wrought iron stand that will house 3 tilted fairly large pots..$7.00. A rusted out circular thing about 2' tall with legs (will be painted green and hold up some vine or top heavy plant) $1.00.

They were selling 10 beautiful rocks (medium large) for $10.00 and lots of other stuff that I will go back for another time.

This place is on Route 46 in NJ. Going West you would get off route 80 at exit 4 and then find Route 46 EAST for about 5 min. and look for it on your right.

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