Junkin Joe Vintage and Thrifty finds, features and a linky party

Well it is Friday…so that means it must be Junkin Joe! We can’t 

wait to see what great stuff you have today but first…let’s take a look at JJ‘s finds this week!  Yes…the $5 budget is still in place!

 Joe did say that the pickins were really thin but I still think he found some very interesting things!
 Let’s see what you think!
You have to see his last find…so make sure to scroll down!
First we have some very pretty dishes…all fine English vintage china…
isn’t this a beauty…
detailing with the palest of yellow and a mix of blue and green…edged with gold…
oh and did I mention it even has pretty PINK flowers…
absolutely gorgeous…
they are a perfect pair!
Now for a blue beauty!
Then there was this beautiful Johnson Brothers English china…
tons of blue beauty…
a perfect center…
and lovely birds! A perfect plate.

Now for what I think is an awesome find…a tisket a tasket a green plain picnic basket!
 I know…it is a bit aged
a bit rusty…
and trust me…very dusty!

so what do you think?  I thought it served yummy treats at tons of picnics…held scrumptious goodies …all hand made…watched little children playing in the park and families have fun fun fun on their Saturday afternoons? Well…I am sure that all happened because that is what I want to think : ) but after this little picnic basket got retired it was put to another use…you want to see…I think it is so cool…
it became a basket to hold knitting and crocheting!
Aren’t they fabulous!..
oh the stories this tin basket could tell…I so wish it came with an audio…I picture the most adorable of grannies creating each one of these little squares with love.  Ok…I am a little sad because she never got to finish them or make something from them and alas…I am not that swift with a crochet needle…ok…I can’t crochet lol!!!  I am going to keep a few squares in case I come up with something (doubtful but possible)!  But there is a young lady that has a wonderful blog and WOW what a talented sewer and crochet artist she is…so I thought I would send her some so she can give these little beauties a fitting end…just like the little lady that made them would have loved!  So Miss Heather from Vintage Grey
please send me your address so I can send you some of these pretties for you to play with …they are very light and thin so I will just pop them into an evelope : )   I feel much better that they will be in good hands!
Now let’s see what you have been up to!!!
has some beautiful silverware to show you…check out her post!

Now it is time to check out the BEST of 2012 over at

Have you ever wondered how to decorate a spinning wheel???
Well…check out
and her fabulous creations!  
Check it OUT! 
Over at 
there are some cool finds!
Oh we had a very cool visitor this week…a lover of vintage
She brought an amazing tutorial for this vintage sign…it’s awesome so be sure to check it out! She also included free printables !!!! ps…she has another gorgeous vintage free printable that is a must have…go see! : )
Now…hop over to 
and get the scoop on the $200 Vintage Camper !

has a lot going on…check it out…you will have to go see the whole NEW bathroom..it‘s fabulous!
Oh you have to see 
Vintage Camera Collection…WOW here’s a little taste…
Some wonderful Thrifty Finds at
 you will love it there!
who I like to call the Queen of Thrifting
has some major beauties this week!!!
has an awesome find but what is even more fabulous is what she did with it…check it out!
has some amazing finds…I love this one…looks like it would have been perfect for the Queen’s Mum!
is covered in TONS o Fabric!!! Check it out! There’s tons more…you are going to be jealous : )
Love a great Upcycle project and that is exactly what
Here’s the before Come on over and see the after!
Some Pretties from
is ringing in the NEW YEAR…come and see!
dropped by with a fun craft for the man in your life!
Manly Beer Koozie Tutorial
so if you are looking for a a gift for that beer loving person in your life…this would be the ticket!
has some free pretty printables for you!!!
creates this beautiful Henna Paper Lantern and shows you the DIY
Check out her new creations!
 Well it is now time to PARTY!!!!!!
Hope to see you again tonight for our image of the day!
Party Time…Let’s see what you have!




  1. I LOOOOOVE THAT old green picnic tin!!!!!!!!!

  2. I adore the tea cup but that picnic basket speaks to me! Great finds and great features, Andrea ~ TGIF, friend!
    xo Heidi

  3. I adore the tea cup but that picnic basket speaks to me! Great finds and great features, Andrea ~ TGIF, friend!
    xo Heidi

  4. I adore the tea cup but that picnic basket speaks to me! Great finds and great features, Andrea ~ TGIF, friend!
    xo Heidi

  5. I adore the tea cup but that picnic basket speaks to me! Great finds and great features, Andrea ~ TGIF, friend!
    xo Heidi

  6. I adore the tea cup but that picnic basket speaks to me! Great finds and great features, Andrea ~ TGIF, friend!
    xo Heidi

  7. Thank you so much for featuring my spinning wheel! I love that picnic basket…old and rusty suits me just fine!!! Happy Friday!

  8. Lovin all the treasures!

  9. Thankyou so much for featuring my pottery barn inspired key bottles have a great weekend xxx

  10. How exciting to be featured! Thanks for that. Now I have to have a look at all the great links you’ve shared! Thanks for hosting another awesome party. Cheers!

  11. I love all your treasures! Thank you so much for the feature! Have a great week end….hugs, Penny

  12. I love all JJ’s finds!! Beautiful china (one of my weaknesses~vintage dishes!) 🙂 And love that picnic basket! Which seems like a wonderful way to store your crochet and knitting!! It really is amazing when you start thinking about all the different uses that basket got! 🙂 ~Lovely! Happy Friday!! xo sending many hugs! Holly ps….. hows pops doing!?! I hope much better …poor little thing! 🙂

  13. Such a pretty tea set! And you were so right about the basket and what is inside!! Oh, Sweet Andrea thank you so much for thinking of me and being so generous to give me some of those crocheted pretties!! I truly can’t wait and they will definitely be treasured!! I’ll email you my address! Happy Weekend!! Much love to you, xo Heather

  14. I love the tin, how fun to use that for storage…another thumb’s up week for Junkin Joe

  15. The china cup in the first picture is so delicate, it’s beautiful!

    Great old picnic basket – I found a breadbox last summer the very same shade – I used it for an outdoor planter.

    Thanks for featuring me again this week… There’s always such a nice variety on your link up!!

  16. I see everyone is as envious of the green picnic tin filled with crocheted goodies as I am. Thank you for hosting. I was so glad to see some vintage finds are out there somewhere.

  17. Happy New Year, Andrea!!! I’m finally back into the swing of things, and hope to be joining in the fun on Junkin Joe a little more often 🙂 I’m back at another course, so strategic planning and time management are a must! Love some of the shares this week – they are truly awesome.

  18. Andrea, I am head over heels for your picnic basket! That is a very cool find!!!

  19. Thank you for the feature and great party! Love your finds, especially the dishes!

  20. I’m moving back to the States and will…after a 3 year dearth…be able to go to yard sales again. Can’t wait to start showing you what I find.

  21. Howdy Andrea, I am so thrilled that I found your blog! Love it! I really appreciate the opportunity to join your linky party. Thanks so much! Lots of talented ladies have shared some wonderful stuff!



  22. The Queen of Thrifting??? Ooh I am so honored! 😉 That made me smile. That picnic basket is to die for…the perfect shade of vintage green! (You’re talking to a jadeite lover here, so anything in vintage green makes me swoon!) Thanks again for hosting and have a great week!

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