Top 5 Treasure Hunt Finds for our Great Room


I don’t want to brag or anything, but just about everything in our house has raised a glass to a renewed life.

This weekend was Southern Iowa’s Annual Junk Jaunt – one of my best gal pals came for the weekend and we spent the entire day on Friday rummaging through old barns, cute boutiques, and a cow pasture.

Our phones & Siri were our guides – taking us from one sale to the next, as we plugged in the various addresses.

Siri seemed to be a bit on edge when we were on a gravel road in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by corn fields and an occasional fence row.

She seemed to scold me…

…”Park the car and walk to the destination…”

seriously, those were her exact words…  “Park the car and walk to the destination.”

Even with her lovely Austrailian accent, we could tell she was a bit put out.  As soon as we heard Siri say this, my friend came to my rescue, telling Siri “You can’t talk to her like that!”

That’s when you know you have a good friend – when they choose you over Siri.

Here are my top 5 favorite finds in our Great Room.

Treasure #5

Craigs List was whispering in my ear…  “I have something for you…”  I scrolled through a few items and came to a screeching halt when I saw this pair of leaded glass windows.

After a quick phone call – and a 2-hour drive – they were mine!  I was thrilled that they fit perfectly over the doors in the Great Room.

The other one is a transom window over the French doors that divide our sunroom from the kitchen.

Treasure #4

Number 4 would be the armoire we found at an estate sale.  I still sigh when I look at it.  It does a great balancing act with the stone fireplace at the other end of the great room.

Treasure #3

There is a flea market near us – it might be the biggest in the state.  Sometimes you walk out with a bargain and sometimes you walk out with fleas.

The day I found this table top cut from a tree root was a BARGAIN kind of day!

It was well worth the $30…  yeah, you read that right, $30.

Treasure #2

These matching chairs were waiting for us at an estate sale. They were a bit pricey – so I took my chances and waited until the 2nd day of the sale when they would be half price.  They look fabulous flanking the fireplace.




Treasure #1

Rounding out our top 5 finds would have to be Uncle Buck – we found him in Northern Montana…  at a pawn shop.

He watches over our great room – but there seems to be a bit of a perverted side to him. He also watches our shower!

See him in the photo below?  That photo was taken from inside our bathroom door!  Say hello!

I hope this has inspired you to go treasure hunting.  You never know what is waiting for you!


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      Thanks Vicki – you are such a sweetheart! What we bought was just the table top. But it was finished and looks fabulous. Then we found the bottom later and just put them together to make the coffee table. I can’t wait to show you what we found in Iowa… Stay tuned!!

  1. Mary Kay

    I am always, always amazed and excited to see what treasures you find. Even more amazed at your vision for the items you find, like the stained glass windows.

    I hope Siri is in a better mood on our next adventure 😊 or no telling where we might end up!!


    Mary Kay – maybe if Siri gets really agitated with us – she will take us to a beach!! Just so she doesn’t go all Thelma and Louise on us and take us off a cliff!!
    Happy Junkin my friend!


    Hey there Katie – I gave Siri an Australian accent – but now I am thinking I might go Irish next time we take a road trip. Irish are always happy!!!

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