But, you know that show Hoarders on A&E? I can almost see how those sweet people get themselves into such a huge mess. When I get a chance to go to savers, antique stores, garage sales, or any other second hand store I find myself saying.... i love this old thing!... it's one of a kind.... i'll never find another one again... i'll regret it if i don't get it.... I'm pretty sure those words have been said on that reality show a few times.
For example, I've had Catholic High's Junktique written on my calendar for months. Last year I got our coffee table for 5 bucks and over 20 antique books for 2 dollars. You can see why I go, right?!? The problem is, hundreds and hundreds of people show up for this junk sale. That's why I say it's not for everyone. Including my nice husband pushing a double stroller with our two toddlers:) They left after like 10 minutes. However, I went twice. Once when it first opened, and once at the end of the day. And I found some goodies!
You can fill a bag like this with almost anything for 2 bucks. Perfect for children's books, chapter books (which I love to read, and use for a course I teach), and of course small games and toys for my two kiddos.
The chair came from the Antique store in Alexander, AR.
For 2 dollars..... which brings me to the next place I frequent to find fun stuff.....
This store is on the way to Bryant, and is a CRAZY place to shop, but I absolutely love it. I would love to spend hours here like I used to do, pre-kids, but now I go and spend 30 minutes lookin' real fast:) It doesn't have a real name (just says Antiques on the side of it) and it doesn't have a phone number. The guy that owns it shows up about 10:15ish on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The other days have been hit or miss for me. Those hours and inconsistency in themselves can make this place annoying for most people. But I keep going back because he has everything old you could ever want or hope to find.
this is one of the neater aisles.
this bunny below (or maybe the flag) is marked $145. and do NOT think about bargaining here. he will tell you straight up that he will NOT go down on his prices. and he means it.
This last time, I came looking for an iron twin bed for annette. She is ready for her 'big girl bed', so I wanted to find an antique headboard to match her vintage-y room. He found this one for me. Cute, right???
It's sideways, and I don't know how to fix that. And there is a cute teal rusted chair behind the iron bed, so you can't see the bed that well, but trust me... it's cute too.
People have asked me if it's worth going to this place, but you should probably ask either my sister in law Amber, or my friend Courtney. Their opinion is probably more credible than mine, because I am already looking forward to my next digging spree:)