Monday, April 2, 2012

Junking Day

I had been anticipating this fun day all week after setting Saturday as our girlfriends junking day!  Alycia Grewe who is not only my daughter in law, but very dear friend,  has the same love of junking, salvaging, and decorating as I do!  
Our dear friend  Angela Jones, who is like a daughter and a sister, has that perfect decorating eye and same love of finding sweet deals - she was the one who motivated us to get a day picked out for junking!  
For some reason our husbands would not find this day fun!   

I started preparing for the day by packing girlfriend bags for us with necessities such as cute water glasses, sweet treats, yogurt, strawberries, and of course matching napkin and spoons!  The bag needed to have a tag, because we tag everything at our sales.  

Tag idea from Susan
It is amazing how easy it is to get up early on Saturday morning when you have a salvage shopping day planned!  We started the day at Chaps for breakfast and were warmly greeted by Celeste! She manages to do this no matter how busy she is. 

The atmosphere was perfect for our day, the food was great, and as always Celeste made us feel like it was home. Angela had already plotted our course for the day, but over breakfast we finalized plans and discussed what we were looking for.  We started the day at Hurd’s Mercantile in Rockford,Wa.  

Jill has rearranged the store recently and there was so much good stuff for our eyes to take in! We made a few purchases and found many ideas that got our creative energies flowing!  Hurd’s Mercantile is well worth the drive!  

Next we stopped at the Trellis.  More ideas! 

Jill told us  about a new place called the Spokane Vintage Hardware.  It wasn’t on our original plan, but we worked it in!  Surprisingly I found an old oar to incorporate into a Priest Lake wall arrangement that I had wanted to finish for over a year and it was  a great price.  Alycia also found a great deal that you will see turn up at the Salvaged for Good sale after she gives it a new look!  

From there, we circled to downtown Spokane and went to Roost.  

They have expanded their store and we were delighted to see that the Silver Suitcase has relocated to there.  This store is truly worth the drive and parking fee!  We also had Pink on our list.  

We are never disappointed by the new ideas we get at this store!  They know how to Salvage!  Becky, knows our Salvaged Gal, Laura McConahy, and was so fun to visit with.  From there we went to Tossed and Found. 

This was the first time I have walked out of this store without buying something, but there were so many great finds to be had!  

Next, we went to Paint in My Hair.  
We love the colors she uses with the chalk paint and how she takes an old item and makes it so fun!  I always want to paint something after I visit her store!  

The next stop was Eye Candy This is a new store on Monroe. 

She has some great salvaged finds and very fun displays.  We also liked her specialty flannel shirts.  You must feel them!  

Crazy as it sounds our final stop was TJMaxx.  One never knows what a deal you will find for decorating there!  I walked away with some fun square plates that were on clearance.  A girl can never have too many dishes, or is that shoes, or handbags?! 

Alycia, Angela and I had great conversation, and just plain fun girl time!  What I loved is they each texted me what they changed in their homes after getting the creative ideas going within about two hours of our return home!  

My mind is still swirling with ideas that I can use to Salvage something and turn into something fun for  my home!  Include our April Salvaged for Good sale into a girlfriend day and you might find some great deals that you can spend time together salvaging for the good of your own home!

~ Vickie

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