Monday, June 20, 2011

BARN FINDS

 This weekend we had the opportunity to scavenge a barn.
This is a great old Texaco sign.
 Galvanized cans are always on our list.
 Skull, horns, bed springs, misc rusty metal.
The red piece is the front to an old RC Cola Machine.
We hope to find the rest of the machine in another barn.
 This is a very small Chevrolet tail gate.
We were told it was a custom built pickup bed.
I can't wait to see it cleaned up.
 Andy is really big into wooden boxes right now.
He has tons stored up.  Get ready Warrenton, he's trying to figure out a really cool display.
 I am loving this yellow wooden chair.
It needs a good cleaning also.
More rusty metal and bats for the collection.

We have lots of work to do.  Still sorting and cleaning items from the estate we scored.  Too much to photograph at this time.  2 storage units full! Need to get it out of there before it eats up all our profit!

Soon......Susan

Friday, June 10, 2011

DUBLIN DR. PEPPER

 For years we have always driven right through Dublin, Texas and never stopped at the original Dr. Pepper Bottling Plant.
 A couple of weeks ago we were headed home and decided to stop.  They give guided tours of the plant and the museum.
 It was very interesting and we loved all the memorabilia that was all around.
 There is only been 10% of the owners personal Dr. Pepper advertising collection on display in the museum.  They recently acquired property across the street from the plant and just this past weekend opened up the new museum with all of the collection on display.
 Now we will have to make another trip to see this huge collection.
 This formula of Dr. Pepper is still made with Imperial Sugar.  Yummy!
 Funny thing - we stopped in Stephenville on our way and purchased an old Coca-cola thermometer!
Mr. Dr. Pepper might not be to happy with us!  If you ever get the chance to stop you should.

Onto junkin' news.  We recently acquired a huge estate and are working diligently on sorting and cleaning.  Hopefully we can show you some goodies in the near future.  Lots of work to do and it is sooooo hot!   
Soon.......Susan

Friday, June 3, 2011

Successful Warehouse Sale

 Memorial Day Weekend we held our first Warehouse Sale.
 We were very satisfied with the outcome.
 Here are some photos.
 It was a tremendous amount of work getting this storeroom organized and set up.
 But we hung in there and got it done.
 The heat was hard on us.  Next time (we decided yes, it will be worth it) hopefully we can get an air conditioning unit.
 So if you missed this sale hopefully you can make the next one.  No date has been set yet.
 We just finished 3 hard days working on the next big deal and have lots more new merchandise to add.
 I will keep you posted.
 Thanks to everyone for coming and making our first sale a success.  Thanks also to all our helpers and supporters.  We couldn't have done it without you.
 To all of our new customers - we were so glad to meet you!
 We hope to see you again real soon.
 Enjoy the rest of the photos and I will get back with you soon!   Susan