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Lorie Lynn Designs was created in memory of a dear friend, Lorie York, who died of breast cancer in 2006. We donate 10% of our sales to local breast cancer programs.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Hunt

People ask us all the time:  "Where do you get all of the stuff you make your jewelry out of?" 

This is one of the most enjoyable parts of our job!!  We love hunting for treasures!  We go to estate sales, yard sales, antique stores, and our favorite; "junk stores".  Our absolute favorite is a place on Hwy 273 between Redding and Anderson, Junk N Treasures.  What an experience!  It is cold in the winter, hot in the summer, dirty........and an absolute blast!  We have found so many really cool things there.  Of course cool to us might seem like trash to other people. 

We also love the antique stores on front Street in Anderson.  Unfortunately, they are dwindling in numbers.  We find a lot of "stuff" in goodie bags at Oregon Street Antique Mall.  These bags are so much fun because until you dump them out you don't know what all you have.  It's better than Christmas!

And, people just give us stuff!  So many people know what we do and they give us old keys and jewelry that they have laying around.  So, if anybody out there has any old stuff they want to get rid of we'll take it!

4 comments:

TheSmithHotel said...

I just recently discovered Junk n Treasures! It is an adventure when you go but I usually find something there! The metal shutter doors that my hubby built a shelf out of at my booth was from there! I like going in the back! Can't wait to see your next creations! Love that Paris Pendant on Etsy!

Jody

Viki said...

Thanks Jody. Bobbi and I always have so much fun when we go there. She has a bin near the front that is full of broken jewelry and stuff. Then we check out the back corner where she keeps all of the old hardware. So fun!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Viki!!!

What a great tribute to your friend Lorie, to create such beauty in her name to save others...wow! Your jewelry is just gorgeous. And, I totally agree with the thrill of the hunt :)

Thank you for visiting me and leaving the sweetest comment on my "blogging for newbies" post. You are SO not alone and I find it fascinating how bloggers are just the most kind and generous people! Glad you found me, please don't be a stranger :)

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Karen
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