Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Cranky Queen & King Are Hitting the Highway and Need Your Travel Assistance ~ Got Maps?? Got Directions?? Got Advice??

The Cranky King & Queen are planning a "summer getaway", & need some assistance with finding the "coolest places to see", "greatest  backwood junkin' spots", "the most interesting & entertaining", etc...as we travel toward St. Louis, MO from the Birmingham, AL area.  Sooooooooo, we need all blog friends that live in Tennessee or Illinois off I-24 W or I-64 W into East Missouri to give us a shout out on anything along the way that may "spark our interest" or "you gotta see this status" & if you have great trip ideas once we arrive in St. Louis...we would appreciate the travel knowledge.
Email us at the3steers@charter.net
Have Car...Will Drive... Brake for Junk!
King Cranky is driving, so a map is required!

Speaking of driving, I convinced King Cranky to escort me to some Estate & Rummage Sales yesterday in Birmingham.
This was his response at first...Can you tell he is a little Cranky?

But his expression changed to "ecstatic excitement" when I bribed him with a promise to go out to eat & to the movie (X-Men)
 And these are some of the items that we found yesterday & then today when I thrifted solo....
Don't you love the aqua color of this vintage suitcase???
Older Fun Disney Tray...so 70's!
Kleenex box, footed mirror & great carved frame...The Queen loves her "gold"!

Timeless decoupaged tin & older knives
 White hanging basket & glass coke bottle~Daisies added & ya gotta simple summer bouquet!
50's Wooden jewelry box, McCoy planter, primitive garden shovel & ceramic egg with a precious verse on it

Rooster cross stitch,  mason jar with old dresser hardware, cool enamel fridge bin, denim blue jean frame

Minerva Men's Book...Blast from the Past
Aqua vintage booster chair, little oriental picture, china lid & old costume jewelry
We hope to hear from some of ya'll junkin' travelers...Any information would be royally appreciated.
Until then, the Cranky Queen will be waiting to go...


  1. Love the pictures of King A. They gave me my first laugh of the day.
    That blue suitcase? It was almost mine. But I left it for you. Seriously, I had it in my hand, considered it, but decided I had too many suitcases I haven't done anything with yet and even a similar blue one, so I didn't get it. I'm glad you got it! Am I going to be jealous that I changed my mind?

  2. Woo Hoo....The King certainly does a good "cranky" - yikes!! ;o) You certainly came up with a bunch of treasures - can't wait to see how you put them to use. Gotta say - you have a ton more creative vision than I do!! Have a wonderfully cranky Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. I love your photos...the girls in the car, priceless. And your hub's cranky face, good one too. THAT is what I would have gotten if I dared to ask....
    You scored some good stuff, here is what I say, next time leave grabby home and come get ME...
    Have fun on your road trip, and hey...take your camera. xo

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  5. MAN OH MAN! Those are some FINDS!! Where do you guys find these places?? Is there a 'data base' somewhere to find the best thrift/flea markets when traveling? Can't help you with info for your trip but I bet it's going to be fun!

  6. You found some great "junk"! Love the little booster seat!