Sunday, February 27, 2011

Got Oil?

I found these cute little oil cans with chippy paint and all at a flea market this weekend.  I especially love the one with the orange, blue and red paint combination. 

What did you find this weekend?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cheap Vintage Books

I picked up a few cheap vintage books that had rough covers and gave them a cool new look.   This is new for me to do and I just loved ripping those covers off.  Don't worry I used books that needed a new facelift!

I want to make some journals with the book covers.  Another new project for me to try!

For now I displayed the books in a galvanized container.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Jewelry Designs

I am so excited to showcase my jewelry designs at Junk Jubilee.  I am working my little fingers as fast as I can to get ready for the show.  Here are a few of my necklaces that I just created:

More to come!  I better get back to work.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Junk Jubilee


I am excited to kick out the show season at Junk Jubilee.  I look forward to seeing you there.  Mark your calendars!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekend Finds

Here are a few of the items that I found this weekend.

I loved the these old pictures of people working with the vintage office items.

Who doesn't love galvanized metal?

I loved the fabric pieces that they used to make this quilt.  I plan on keeping this item because it is just the right size for my daughter's bed.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I'm A Winner

I was a winner of the Flea Market Style magazine giveaway.  They were giving away items for the release of the Flea Market Style Spring issue.

I won two bags of Vintage Textile Soak from The Star Spangled Sampler & Co. 

The soak gives antique linens a second life!  It removes yellowing and/or brown spots on quilts, quilt tops, christening gowns, wedding dresses and antique linens of all kinds caused by years of contact with the oils in woods after being stored in cedar chests, linen closets or dresser drawers.  I usually pass on linens that are stained but I will have to buy the next one that I like and use this soak. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fun With Boots

This weather that we have been having in the Midwest is getting us excited for Spring.  Yesterday I could have used some fun boots like these when I was cleaning up the yard.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cleaning Office

I have been bad about not blogging this week.  I have been busy creating new necklaces and cleaning the office.  As you all know clutter piles up so fast and especially when you have been junkin'.  I have several shelves in my office and they were packed with family games, scrapbooking items (who has time to scrapbook?), shipping supplies, movies, my jewelry making stash and more.  I had enough of the clutter and starting moving items out of the office this week.

Even "Betsy" my dress form was loaded with necklaces and a lampshade.  She eventually will be displayed so I can admire her from afar while I work.

It was great to put up a few of my latest treasure finds so I can enjoy them.

This picture frame was one of the items that I found at the Porch Light Tag Sale but I also wanted to show you the dark red color in my office.  I am looking forward to changing the color to a gray to update the look and lighten up the room.  I picked a few of these colors from the Pottery Barn magazine.  I love the following colors: 

Benjamin Moore® Aura® Paint - Urban Nature Benjamin Moore® Aura® Paint - Urban Nature
Benjamin Moore® Aura® Paint - Sandy Hook Gray Benjamin Moore® Aura® Paint - Sandy Hook Gray
Benjamin Moore® Aura® Paint - Hazy Skies Benjamin Moore® Aura® Paint - Hazy Skies

Don't get too excited because I am not going to paint until April but I will keep you updated in the progress of the office transformation!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I received my favorite flowers on Valentine's from Mr. H.  They remind me so of Spring!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Road Trip To Old Crow Farm

It was a great day to get out of the Big City and head to Earlham and do a little junkin' at Rescued Junk By Old Crow Farm.  They were having their monthly sale today and was excited to see what they had rescued and put up for sale.  They will also be open tomorrow.

I came home with a metal storage container and two cute little metal trays.  I am going to use the large metal container for jewelry storage!  This is going to look great in my office!

 I just love the yellow chippy paint!

 Can't you just envision small items in this cool storage box!

Porch Light's Tag Sale & Flea Market Finds

I had a few minutes to go to Porch Light's Tag Sale in Valley Junction this morning.  There were a few items that Porch Light did not take with them to their new storefront in the East Village.   

I found a few items such as an old mirror, cheap frame with an ugly removable picture, galvanized metal bucket and an old atlas.

I found another silver tray to to display my jewelry at shows.  I just love the design of this tray.  I also saw this vintage globe a couple a weeks at a Flea Market and when I went back this week I just had to have it.  

Vintage Valentines

Do you remember when the Valentines were so unique and not so Disney themed?  Or do you remember making your own mailboxes for your fellow classmates to put their Valentines in your box?

These are some of the Valentines that I picked up at a Flea Market.  I wish I would have purchased more.  They are just too cute!

Do you have Valentines from when you were a kid?  I have a few in my scrapbooks.