So You Want to Visit a Junk Store?

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So You Want to Visit a Junk Store?

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I love going to junk stores, and thrift shops. There are so many things to see. Some are regular household goods, but other things are strange to see.

Some of these stores are neatly arranged, yet others are just thrown together higgelty-piggelty in a haphazard way. It doesn’t matter to me, I like them all.

I don’t usually have any certain thing I’m looking for to buy, but if I see something cool, I’ll get it … just because.

Don’t be put off by the aged and  funky smell of some of these places, or the strange people that may be there. It’s just because the stuff in there is used and pretty old, and the people are most always friendly and helpful.

Still you want to give the place a chance and look around for a little while. You never know what kind of treasure you might find.

Here’s a look inside the latest one we went to.

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You’ve seen these posted before:

  • Front door made of red metal mesh
  • Pink side door by red brick walls (pecans in front of door)
  • Large opened parachute with mannequin legs in the middle
  • Some wooden chairs

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Okay, we’ve entered the building. First we see a shelf of old boots to the left, and right in front of you is an old refrigerator painted red. It is chock full of magnets of all kinds. There’s even one of a ghost that says “Ive Been Booed’. ~  Everything is for sale.

Then there is a motorized scooter of black & white. Yes, it’s inside the store up by a shelf of who knows what.

Farther in there is a big round wood table, and behind that is a shelf of fabric decorator pillows, and a large sign. The sign says ‘The Nat. Ballrooms Caravan of the Stars’. It is blue and white with some stars.

Then, just a long shot photo of one area, full of junk. There are flags, an angel, a rack of clothes, a Christmas tree, a Darth Vader doll, an Uncle Sam Doll, and lots of unidentified things.

Back in the room with tons of books, there is a door that has a Halloween witch pasted on it.

Another section of the store has wigs. Lots of wigs, wig heads and also hats of all types. They look funny all gathered together. One even has straggly hair, a floppy hat, and another has sunglasses  on it.

Next we see an old fashioned weight and fortune scale. It is upright, yellow and red. It says ‘Character Readings – Your Future’. There are some old brooms beside it.

The last photo is of an old fashioned cash register, brown with white number buttons to push.

That’s about all the photos I took that day, but this store was huge, and jam packed with even more junk. We stayed quite awhile just discovering all kinds of odd things.

Did I buy anything? I can’t even remember. We saw so much stuff, and went to some other places that day, I mostly just took photos. 🙂

Now, I’m ready to go junking again. How about you?

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~ Handy Tip ~ You’ll be best to wear old clothes (not your finest), and make sure you have plenty of hand sanitizer wipes!

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And this is the ghost sign on the outside wall of the junk store. I took this right before we left.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

10 responses »

  1. In Australia they are called Opportunity Shops or usually Op-Shops. We go to some all the time plus some of the waste facilities also have a shop. It is amazing what people through out and is recovered from the garbage. Op-Shop stuff is donated and is always cleaned before putting on display. It is great fun to go rummaging 🙂

    • Thanks, Brian!
      I like what you call them where you are. Op-Shops! It’s sort of like a scavenger hunt when you go to places like this. You never know what neat items you’ll find. 🙂

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