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March 29, 2010


I'm always on the lookout for vintage cake plates, and like to glam them up a bit
by adding some crystals and jewelry. 

Hope all is well with my blogging buddies.
Happy day!

March 19, 2010


I saw this idea on the sassytrash blog http://sassytrash.blogspot.com/2009/11/vintage-handbag-project.html and just had to try it. 
I picked this vintage purse up at a thrift store ages ago and simply glued a vintage
photo frame to the front of it.  The picture is a print off the computer.
I'll be back to looking for old purses at the thrift stores now!
Happy day!

March 17, 2010


Here's an easy little junk project....just find two favorite pieces of junk and join them together
using some strong glue.  Here I have glued a silver plate to a glass candle holder for a one-of-a-kind
Adding the little crystals and a vintage earring makes it super sweet.
Happy day.

March 14, 2010


Found this sweet print while out thrifting one day and couldn't resist getting it.
It was already beautiful, but I felt I just had to embellish it a bit.
I added a vintage earring to mother's ear, a little rhinestone in place of a diamond ring, and sprinkled
baby's dress liberally with glitter.
Isn't it just adorable?!!!!
Hoping all is well with my blogging friends.
Happy day!

March 13, 2010


Here's a sweet little spray paint project I did this week.  Found a wonderful spray paint made specially
for plastic items that you can use for metal as well, but it dries in minutes!
This was a little brass thrift store find that is now for sale at my friend Carrie's store. http://www.thepassionatehome.com/
I debated keeping this for myself, but can't have too many fru-fru things in a house full of boys!!
Hope you are all well!

March 10, 2010


I was recently thinking how interesting life can be.................for years I was embarassed about my love
of junk and crafting and there were not many people in my life that "got me"!!!!!  I will always be
thankful to my parents and grandmothers for nurturing my love of old things, as well as my love of crafting.  In all honesty, I spent many weekends knitting and crocheting with my grandmas and sorting through their treasures when I was a teenager, rather than persuing an active social life like many of my friends! 
For the last two years I have been a contributor on the junkmarketstyle site which
was created by the amazing Sue Whitney, author, enterpreneur and junk master!!!!  The JMS site has
brought an amazing number of new friends into my life who inspire and motivate me daily.  I will be travelling to Minnesota this spring to meet (for the first time) many of these wonderful friends.  I am excited beyond words.......!!!!  The only problem with my junkmarket friends
is that they live just a little tooooo far away!  How I have longed for some junking friends in my own city!
Well, how excited am I to recently meet not one, but two new junking friends who actually live near me!!!!!
I spent a day last week thrifting with my new friend Tracey of raggygirlvintage who has just started up her blog, and I will be at long last meeting my friend Pamela of ladypamelascottage this Friday!!!
 .  Please visit Tracey and Pamela when you have a chance.
Happy day!

March 5, 2010


 The beautiful sunshine and emergence of many gorgeous bulbs this week inspired me
to embellish this silver vase I had stored away.....
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz

May your weekend be filled with sunshine and happiness
by blogging friends!

March 2, 2010


I have been having such a hard time getting organized for White Wednesday lately, and am so happy to have this post ready so I can once again join in on the W.W. fun!!!
Thank-you to Kathleen at Faded Charm Cottage for hosting......check out Kathleen's blog for links to
all the participants.
These little gift bags were created with some white vintage lace I found in a box of my
grandmother's sewing materials.
I found the idea for these lace bags in a wonderful book I have called, Vintage Treasures, written
by Jane Cassini & Ann Brownfield.
The bags were easily created by sewing the lace (which is lined with tissue paper so it holds it's shape)
 into a rectangular shape.
A bit of extra ribbon and lace looped through a vintage belt buckle finishes the front of the bag.

Happy White Wednesday my blogging friends!!


One of my favorite crafty projects is putting chicken wire behind old frames.
This is a project I did using an old THRIFT store frame.  The chicken wire is easily stapled to the back of the frame.  I decided to spray paint the frame and wire on this project.
I then printed a design on a piece of transfer paper and ironed it on it to a piece of burlap.
The burlap is then stapled (or glued) to the back of the frame.
Voila!.....an easy thrift store message board.
Happy day!


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