Saturday, June 25, 2011

Junkin' in June

I had a great time today at JB Knacker's Junkin' in June event.  People came to the event rain or shine and the rain did not dampen anybody's spirits.  There was some great junk!  Of course, I took some home with me :)!


My display under the tent!  So glad that I had the tent - just a little rain :)!



Junkin' in the garden!


Loved their booth!



 Inside JB Knacker!


It was a great day!  The highlight of the day was when a customer purchased a necklace for her wedding!  Fantastic!  Look forward to seeing everyone back up there in July!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vintage Home Office Ideas

office overall
~Better Homes & Garden~
A few fun ways to keep your desk tidy by using vintage finds.

muffin tin organizer
~BH&G~
A vintage muffin tin to keep your small "stuff" organized.

fork business card holders
~BH&G~
Why did I not think of this idea?  Too cute!  Great way to display your ideas or business cards!

cake cover organizer
~BH&G~

tray organizer
~BH&G~
Get out your grandmother's silver dishes and use them!  Great way to add a little shine to your office.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Free Your Mind!



Enough Said!  Take that light bulb idea and do it!  Don't be afraid to tackle a project - just dive in and use your God-given creativity!

I never thought I would be creating jewelry out of junk until I just made myself create something with skeleton keys and the rest is history.  One year ago I never thought I would be attending shows and people actually buy something that I made.  It just took an idea that I had and now I am doing something I really love.

I am in awe of so many of my blogging friends who take an idea and just run with it.  Keep on creating!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mark Your Calendar!

Put on your calendar:
JB Knacker's Breakfast Club
123 Main Street
Gilbert, IA
4 miles north of Ames on Hwy. 69
Saturday, June 25
8am - 3pm

JB Knacker is opening up the shop doors and the side yard for creative vendors (flea market style)at 8AM.  They are offering a light breakfast and 20% off the entire store at that time. 

Once you finished shopping at JB Knacker and the creative vendors outside then pick up a map to 7 area sales (barns, chicken coops and carriage houses).

JB Knacker will be wrapping up the day between 2pm-3pm with ice cream and drawings for junker's survival kits and tickets to Junk Bonanza (AWESOME!!).


Come see Vintage No. 35's display
at JB Knacker! 




Monday, June 20, 2011

My New Favorites!

Who would not like to own a pink car?




Just wanted to give you an idea of what I have been working on for JB Knacker's show next weekend!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!



A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.
~ Anonymous

Happy Father's Day to my dad and to all the great dads out there!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday's Fun Finds

I wanted to share with you a few of my fun Friday finds.

I love this soft pink vintage slip.  Only $1!!!! I have been looking for that right outfit for "Betsy" the dress form.  It is going to be great for upcoming shows.

Look at all the pretties!

I hope you had luck at garage sales today.  Please share with us what you found this weekend.  Happy Hunting!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Junk In The Garden

I wanted to share some of my junk treasures in the garden and of course some of my beautiful flowers that are blooming.

My fun find at the What Cheer Flea Market!

This is the trellis I created for my clemantis by using old bed rails.  Can you see my little plant climbing?





These were my grandparent's tools!


You cannot take the John Deere out of the country girl!

Some of my grandmother's croquet rackets used to add some vintage charm to the flowers.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I Won!

I was the winner of The Old Whitehouse's Blog Giveaway.  I won a vintage floral handkerchief pennant and fantastic jewelry baubles.



Thank you Theresa at The Old Whitehouse!
Visit her shop on Etsy and it is listed under "The Old Whitehouse" and her blog is "612 Riverside".


Friday, June 10, 2011

Ru1 Des Moines

This is my display for Ru1 Des Moines' Premier Event last night!  What a fun place to have an event with concrete floors and exposed ceilings - it would have been a fun place to live besides work in!


This was a women only registered event and it was fun!  You cannot beat free awesome food, cocktails, giveaways and local vendors to shop from!





I just loved the centerpieces!  I am not sure what the yellow pom-pom flower was.

Everyone ready for the women to come!  They had over 250 women at the event.


It was great to see many new faces and meet some of my Facebook and blog followers!  Thank you Iowa Women's Clinic for inviting me to the event!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My New Vintage Love

I am in love with vintage buttons.  I have been purchasing a few here and there if they are interesting.  I have fallen in love with the vintage colors, designs and the type of buttons.

Here are examples of my favorites:
Vintage rhinestone buttons lot of 6
~Vintage Rhinestone Buttons
~Brenhann Etsy Site

12 Vintage glass buttons, beads, transparent clear glass, assorted shapes and ornaments,
~Vintage Clear Glass Buttons
~Oritdoton Etsy Site

Vintage Czech Glass Buttons - 15 Different Styles and Colors
~Vintage Czech Glass Buttons

47pc. Vintage button lot
~The Botanical Bee Etsy