Wednesday, June 6, 2012

J&J Junk

Let me start by saying, J&J Junk is not for the faint hearted.  It is hot, it smells kinda funny, and it is dirty (seriously, pack your hand sanitizer). 

The front of the building is set out like a regular shop where they sell the 'new' items.  Almost everything looks like it came from the 80s and has a thick layer of grime to prove it.

Through a door at the back of the shop is where the real junk lies.  Shelves buckling under the weight of what can only be described as clutter.  An isle dedicated to plastic containers, a box of miscellaneous vacuum attachments, rows and rows of plates and glasses and cups.  There're trophies, wicker baskets, old suitcases, pots and pans, hair curlers, lamps, the list goes on and on.

The labyrinth of junk continues

I can only imagine they do a house clearance, shove the stuff on a shelf and there it stays until someone either buys it or breaks it (the isles are a little tight!).  Who knows what lay at the back of some of those shelves.

Of course I didn't leave empty handed.

I picked up 4 vintage Pyrex drinkups, 50c each thank you very much (they are currently being boiled).  A mikassa plate for $4 and a couple of old National Geographics for only 25c each.  If you ever wanted to get in on the decorating with National Geographics trend, this is the place to start.

With a little imagination could become:


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