Lucketts? I got something better!

Where to go Junking

Where to go Junking or antique shopping

Hubby and I took a quick 40 minute trip to a small Indiana town called LaPorte and this was some of the views I was able to snap with my cell phone. So I apologize about the crappy pics but I think you will be amazed at some of the prices I found.

Blue Mason Jars $4.50 each! 

To give you a little "location" perspective as far as where it's at, the town of LaPorte Indiana is a little over an hour southeast of Chicago. 

Old toolbox, approximately 36" in length - 40 bucks, rusty nails included. 

I was too short to get close to these old tins but they were about 18" to 24" tall, and buried behind a ton of old headboards. 

Some of the booths are organized, some are not, but for these prices...I don't think ya'll care do ya? 

Wood chairs? 40 one dollar bills and it's yours.

I mean I am not trying to offend any “Luckett” lovers, but uhhh when I zoom on some of those prices...I faint! 

It's the same saying when your shopping and buying a house I guess. Location, Location, Location! 

This was a shot I took coming down from the 2nd floor 

Here is an 8 year old lab who comes with her owner to get in some serious petting 

Look at that sweet face! She has life down pat as far as I am concerned.

Anytime ya'll wanna hop on over, we will organize a shopping trip.

Bring a truck.

The black wicker on top of an armoire, was labeled as a wicker coffin...that seriously gave hubby the creeps. Now that was $800 I think? 

Old cooler anyone, interior metal lining still intact! 

Where to go Junking or antique shopping

Now this baby, I am still drooling over her, solid wood. And I mean solid, not laminate. She even has a wood pin dowel system underneath to hold the top on!!!! 

Guess the price....

I am SERIOUSLY wanting to go back for her, 40 bucks! 

Where to go Junking or antique shopping

See any goodies you'd go home with? 

Where to go Junking

Where to go Junking

Where to go Junking

Are ya sure you don't see anything you'd snatch up?? 

Sorry for the blur, I got bumped by a rude patron, who I had a tiny word with...

just a tiny teensy bitsy word

He stepped on my foot, and was walking away when I muttered "seriously?"...he turned, looked back and said: "I'm in bad mood"

My response was:

"Uhhh I don't play poker but if you step on me again w/o an apology, I'll see your bad mood and RAISE IT!" and I gave him my best smile.

I didn't let him ruin my fun.

Trust me! 

Loved the trunk 

Are you still aching for Lucketts?? Well if I didn't change your mind, then more for me... 

That's it for my shopping day with the hubs. What would you have gone home with? 

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.


Art and Sand said...

I've got the other end for shopping. One antique store near me charges $850 for old shutters and $1,100 for a rusted vintage birdcage.

Too bad La Porte, Indiana is half a country away from me.

Christy James said...

You better have gone back for that table!! $40?!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow, they do have some fabulous things and the prices are amazing. Unreal. Wish I was nearer. Thanks tons for the tour and for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

You are so lucky and fortunate to live near a place like this. Fantastic items with great prices. Way better than so call thrift stores where items are donated. Lucketts is about 80 miles from me and I have to pass through so many upscale areas to get there - hence the high prices. They know who live and work nearby so why give it away.

Unknown said...

AGGGHHHH - I'm having a blogging breakdown here !!!!!!!!!
I want to be there :(
Those mason jars?
Well actually everything - lucky lucky you
she said with extreme jealousy!!!!!!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I wish I lived close-by! You ar lucky =D
Hugs xx

Got My Reservations said...

I just happen to be traveling that way next weekend... hit me up, LaPorte.

Sweet Tea N ' Salty Air said...

What would I buy there? just everything!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...


I checked your blog and didn't see an email address to contact you with, think I missed it. Email me at and we will see what trouble we can get into :-)


Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I see all kinds of things I would buy! I can't believe you didn't get that table for $40! Wow, what a deal! Thanks for taking us on the tour!

sweet violets said...

Hope you went back for the table!!! Great between two easy chairs with a large lamp and stacks of books!!! Indiana is too far away for me, would love to spend a couple days there......did I see anything I liked??? Are you kidding!!!!

Constance said...

so where in Laporte is this place?? name ? address? maybeI missed that in your post----
this is a Hoosier heading home this summer!

Pat@BPM said...

I would enjoy an our or three at this shop!

Thanks so much for coming by the Back Porch.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

I know, but I did go back yesterday's still there but it's ALOT bigger then I remembered...I was thinking "living room between 2 wingback chair size" you know like 24 or 30 inches Max?'s kitchen size. and I already have one...:-(

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Hi Constance...the names of the shop's are: Coachman Antiques and Uptown Shoppes. Both are in downtown LaPorte and within one block of each other. You can google or internet search for both and then get directions from the way you prefer to travel, whether from I-94 or back roads...I took the back roads for a better view...

Coachman =

Up Towne's FB page is:

Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Come to kansas and you can cut those prices even in half again!! I dont pay over 5.00 for wooden chairs here, and I just picked up a round drum table like the one you had a picture of for 25.00.

Suz said...

Ohhh I wish I were there. Love the antique desk with the drawers. That would be mine.
Your photos turned out great for cell-phone pics. My cell-phone doesn't take half as
good pictures.

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Evening Christine, Oh my word, this is an amazing shop, there was so much to look at that my eyes were popping out of my head. Oh dear, what to choose!!!! I love the olive buckets and yes I can see beautiful hydrangeas in one and a lovely winter throw in another.
This was so much fun, I could feel your excitement jumping off the page.
You should have a job organising trips to La Porte..... people would love it..... and the price, well people would certainly buy up the shop.
Have a lovely evening.
Best Wishes


Take me there!!!! I see tons of good stuff that needs to go home with me, least of which is that sweet old labby. :D


xinex said...

Wow! What a nice place to visit for shopping. Those prices are incredible. I love that table too...Christine

kathy@blueantlerstudio said...

Thanks Christine, LaPorte here I come!

Diane said...

Wow, so many great bargains. I'm in the Pacific NW so I'll have to find my own LaPorte antique shops. I'm always looking for out of the way places for vintage finds. Thanks for sharing all the great pics and the sweet Lab!

The Tablescaper said...

I am totally ready for a road trip! Wish it weren't quite so far....

- The Tablescaper