Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  It has been a great year and I am looking forward to 2012!

Have a safe and Happy New Year! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas...

 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
Our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
Our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years we all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.
Have A Merry Christmas!  ~Tricia

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Just To Let You Know....

...that a Christmas Sale is going on at Vintage No. 35.  The sale is going on through Monday, December 19.

  • Take 15% off if you purchase 1-2 items and be sure to use the code Reindeer.
  • Take 20% off if you purchase 3+ items and be sure to use the code Ornaments.
(The percentage off does not apply to shipping and gift certificate purchases.)

If you order quickly, I can get your order in the mail next day so your purchase could be there in time for Christmas.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Next Show

Vintage No. 35 will be at the Basilica of St. John's Holiday Craft Show this weekend.  

The Basilica is located at 1915 University Avenue in Des Moines.  The show is this Saturday from 3pm-6pm and Sunday 9am-2pm.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I tried the Annie Sloan Chalk paint on a garage sale find that I found over the summer.  I have heard so many great things about the Annie Sloan Chalk paint so I wanted to try it on this cute piece of furniture.

 Sorry, I did not take "before" photos of this project. 

This was also one of my first time sanding a piece of furniture to give it some wear.  I need to practice on a few more items :)!

I applied one coat of Annie Sloan's Paris Grey Chalk paint first then it took two coats of Annie Sloan's White Chalk paint.  All coats dried really fast!  Once the last coat was dried then I started sanding it to give it the worn look.  I recommend you sand in an area where it can get messy or dust can fly.  The paint comes off of course like chalk dust.

Once I was done sanding then I wiped the dust off with a damp cloth and let dry.  Then I applied Annie Sloan's Clear Wax and rubbed it off.  I LOVED the results!

You can purchase Annie Sloan Chalk Paint at Brass Armadillo in Des Moines or directly from the distributor, TLC Vintage Collection 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wreath Ideas

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Are you inspired?  My favorite is the photograph wreath.  It would be a great idea to pull out old Christmas photos and collage them into a wreath.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My New Gigs At Squiggles

A couple of weeks ago I announced that I will have a spot at Squiggles on Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines.  I just finished adding the last few items to my area.  Take a peak!

I have more great gifts on or you can take a look at additional upcycled jewelry pieces and other great gift items at SquigglesSquiggles is located at 3200 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Featured In The Des Moines Register Today

Tricia Hall
Tricia Hall repurposes various items to create jewelry. / Special to the Register
Tricia Hall Vintage No. 35, Des Moines
What she does: Repurposes “junk” by creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry from rescued vintage and salvage items. Hall began selling her “junk finds” on Ebay in 2005 and created Vintage No. 35 last fall. A stay-at-home mom, Hall was looking for a hobby, as well as a way to make a little money. She not only found a successful business, but also an entire community similarly interested in finding new uses for old items.
“The ones who inspire me are my junkin’ friends who are passionate about rescuing and repurposing their finds so other people can love what would have been thrown out in the trash,” says Hall. “People who purchase my products love the repurposed look and the fact that it is one-of-a-kind. One special order that stands out was a memory necklace I created for a mother who had lost a child.”

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Find My Repurposed Jewelry At....


So excited to announce that you will see Vintage No. 35's jewelry at Squiggles starting next week.  I will be setting up my jewelry display on Thursday.  Squiggles is located at 3200 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines.  You can still shop online at for jewelry pieces or stop by Squiggles for more creations. 

Great staff and great store so stop by and take a look!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Fun Day At Cherry Street Market

It was an early start to set up for Cherry Street Market yesterday and a chilly one too but it was so much fun!  There were so many great vendors with so much great junk! 

 My booth ready for customers!  This was the first time that I brought my junk collection.  Many people did not realize that I have sold junk online for more than 6 years and I have only done jewelry for a little over a year.  So it was great to show people my fun finds and my repurposed jewelry!

 My favorite gas cans!  Chippy and galvanized!

 Carter Station's Booth - I bought a table from them and I will show you later what I plan to do with it.

 I wanted this "Shop" sign.  I think this would be great hanging up in a shop.

 JB Knacker once again had fantastic items!

West End Architectural put on a fantastic event with great food, beverages and awesome junk!  We all look forward to the next Cherry Street Market next Fall.  It was a great time!