Monday, September 29, 2014

Junk Bonanza

In case you didn't make it to Junk Bonanza this fall,
I have a few recap photos to share.
My original shopping buddy bailed out on me,
and thank goodness for my replacement.
She was the perfect partner, 
we are both die hard shoppers.
She's a great city driver & introduced me 
to the Khans restaurant.
I got to see Kirklands & World Market 
for the first time too!
Yes, I live under a rock.

These wire columns were so eye catching.
The vertical spectacles looked sharp stuffed with bittersweet.

This cool old desk caught my eye!
Those butcher block looking legs gave
it a very unique appeal.  The interior 
organization nooks would be so handy!
The flat surface angled up for a comfy
writing surface.  

I just had to buy one of those film strip bows (on the goose)
after having year long regrets.  1st Pick Antiques is one
of my favorite vendors.   They always have some shock
power in their booth.  Last spring it was a VW bus checkout
area.  This year....a huge clock.  It was marked sold.

I loved the color tones in the next booth.
gray, coral, turquoise & white

This booth is Ramshackled Treasures
 their blue jar candles smelled delightful.

If you were in need of a suitcase,
you'd find the perfect one at the Bonanza!
Not to mention dress forms, crates, buckets, 
basket, urns, pillows & bags.

This arbor bench was darling, with a tin roof
and porch spindle sides.  Let's just say it is now on my
honey-do-list!  Many people go to the show to steal 
ideas and gain inspiration.  You leave there on a high,
from endless knowledge & ideas.  It's amazing.

The new Canterbury Downs building is much better than
the former tunnel area, which was so congested.

This tote is from last spring, 
but I jazzed it up a bit with burlap & vintage lace.
It was fun to carry my purchases in it there.

It was my first attempt at ruffles!
I adore that look & left the edges tattered for a junky look.

I'd  like to share what I bought in future posts,
so please keep checking my blog!
Maybe you'll see a few crafts inspired by the show 
as well.  If YOU went to Junk Bonanza, leave a comment
sharing your favorite vendor, purchased items or 
the best idea that you spotted there.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall Bottles

I finally made good use of some old
bottles that fill crates in my basement!
The look pretty cute, all jazzed up.  I used
fabric bows, rich fall flowers &
stamped tags.
This old Hi-lex bleach jug is the perfect
brown.  It's a big bottle with an fabric bow
made from a salvaged bed sheet! 

Paper crafting is another passion of mine,
so combing that with vintage items
really makes me happy!
These original fall creations are a nice
break from the same old decor found in stores.

The second bottle is tall, narrow & green.
I think the green still goes pretty well
with the fall theme & color scheme.


This tag is so sweet, with it's warm saying
and darling little flower!
I added a leaf print fabric bow & a strip of
burlap for a hefty stack of adornment.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014


This is one of those BAM! in-your-face
kind of paint jobs.
I rescued this frame from a road side free box.
It was brown & had a screen in it with a
painted snowman.  I painted the frame
"forgotten secret" turquoise and put
some chicken wire in it.  Wah-lah, a useful
clipboard for a college kid or color loving hipster!
Do you love my sumo wrestling nephew pic?
I use portraits that are way old for examples
on my crafts so customers can visualize it's use.
The frame already had the fabric holes up top,
so I picked some hot pink for mega contrast.
I think the bow makes this frame a show stopper.

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