Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year and a thank you…

wishing a happy new year to everyone!


and I wanted to share “lena” with you.  isn’t she fabulous?!  I won her in a christmas give away from vickie (daranger911), and she arrived 2 days before christmas, -complete with suitcase!  thank you vickie-she’s darling and you are an amazing seamstress!


thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

chippy porch trim…

hi everyone, I hope your xmas was a great one! 
I use this 6’  trim as a ladder for holding decorative stuff and change it seasonally.  right now, its done up for xmas.
this wire basket is one of two bicycle baskets I found while on vacation this year.  makes a great magazine holder.
thanks for looking!
I’m sharing this with knick of time, white wednesday, and  debbie doo’s newbie party:)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

merry christmas!…

wishing everyone a very merry chirstmas and happy, safe new year!

thanks for all your visits and comments—I have the best followers:)


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

old fireplace mantel, new headboard…

hi everyone!  I wanted to show my new headboard today.


my husband put some bead board on the opening, and I painted it.    since its so close to xmas, I stuck one of the old windows on the mantle and added an old baby slip and dress.  I love the hanging star light in the garland.

this was my old iron headboard.  (this pic was taken with my old camera—not so good-sorry)


I found this mantel last year and an antique/junk shop. 



now, I need to shop for new bedding:)  it’s hard to see, but in the left corner is an old bird cage stand with a chandelier hanging in it.


just a simple tree in a watercan.  the little sign hanging on the handle says vintage junk.


wishing everyone a wonderful christmas, and happy holidays!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

christmas lights at night…

how’s your decorating going?  got mine done, so, its on to the shopping:)   this year I kept things simple—a couple of garlands and my new tree, in my great room, but I like the way it looks at night:). 
thanks for looking!
sharing with commonground, and funky  junk:)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

my ruffled stocking wreath…

keeping the christmas spirit alive 365 and funky junk has a stocking link up and I thought I’d join in with the only stocking we have in the house.  I made this about 2 yrs old from osnaberg and muslin fabrics—no pattern, just winged it

I have all of the xmas decorating done, and most of the shopping done, so, now I can enjoy this holiday:)  hope you are too!
thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

vintage water can tree…

my house is small, and my dining room is open to the living and kitchen, but, it’s small. so, I put a skinny woodland type tree in one of my old water cans, and decorated it with burlap bags, tags, and paper banners for the garland. 


close up…


it sits on an old cabinet with cool rounded corners, curvy bottom and cute little legs.  when I found this cabinet at a resale store, it was dirty, dark brown and horribly scratched up.  I scrubbed it up and dry brushed some white paint on it.    this sweet cabinet is one of my favorites, that I’ve had for about 10 years.   my friend thinks it was a radio cabinet in its younger life.


thanks so much for looking today:)
sharing with knick of time tuesday,

Thursday, December 1, 2011

wall cabinet…

I found this old junk piece--


and had my husband build it into a wall cabinet for me.


it has a bead board backing.


here it is finished.



I’m sharing this with common ground and funky junk, —thanks for looking:)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

rusty wire tray…

I’m calling this a tray, because I’m not sure what it was before I found it in a junk store.  I’m gonna use it to hold pics and other decorative items.  the letter and rusty numbers are from hobby lobby.


michaels had these wooden letters and I added them to a banner I die cut from old music paper.


thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

photo holder…

have a happy thanksgiving, everyone!

this drawer was $5 at a junk store and it was pretty ugly, -full of scratches and stained a dark color.  but it was perfect for a photo holder, so,  I brushed some paint on it, and removed the front of the drawer. 


the numbers (from hobby lobby), were added.  the clothes pins were hot glued on.  I cut picture mats and added some pics of a few of my reasons to be thankful:)  so easy to change out the picture, too.


here’s a close up of the reason I love this piece.


I’m sharing this with common ground--thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

old mason jar card holder…

edited to share with holiday mason jar party!  lot of great ideas--check it out!

I have lots of gift cards on the shopping list and I’m always looking for old objects to wrap them in.  I just fill an old mason jar with fake snow and slide the card in.  no one will ever know its in there—its hidden so well.



and, I made several of these framed pieces of lace for my garland on the fire place. (hobby lobby sells these glass jewelry  frames—on sale just $1.50).  I picked up an old damaged tablecloth at a garage sale last summer.  just cut the lace to fit, for a quick ornament.

sharing this at funky junk,  faded charm’s white wednesday:)
have a happy thanksgiving, everyone and thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

my new tree…

I’m sharing this with funky junk’s saturday nite #107 and friday frolic and keeping the christmas alive, 365!
my new christmas tree is up and I needed all new ornaments this year, so I thought I’d show what I have so far.  the tree came from big lots--$70 and I found the cement urn at lowes-$20.  my husband built a wooden tree stand to fit the urn.  there’s an old lace table cloth wrapped around the base of the tree.


I sat down one day, and made several fabric roses to add to different ornaments.
this started as an unfinished wood snowflake.  it got a coat of cream paint, and was stamped with a text stamp.  I globbed on some white paint, and while still wet, sprinkled glitter on it.  then, I inked the edges with brown ink and added a fabric rose it to the center of it.


meijer had these angel wings for $1.50, and I just added the roses and/or buttons to them.



when I was out junking, I found 12 of these tins, and lined them with sheet music and added a rose.


I painted some birdhouses white, and added different clock faces to some of them.

numbers and old hardware to others.

and several hoops were painted white and old lace was stretched over them.  I finished them off with some ribbon and charms.


I dried some of my roses and added them to some small pic frames.  I cut a 1/2 yard of burlap into 2 1/2” strips to make a simple garland, .which you can spot in this pic.


I have lots of bits and pieces of lace, so, I filled several glass bulbs with them and added a charm.


I really like how this is shaping up—that’s all for today, –thanks for looking:)

Friday, November 11, 2011

shabby frame…

I’m sharing this with common ground’s vintage inspiration friday 63! 
I found this frame at my local junk store.  i just added a sloppy coat of white wash paint, being sure to miss spots here and there.  didn’t need sanding or messy staining—so easy, and its looks way better.

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here it is dressed up for xmas.


the old wooden star was re-painted in a martha stewart’s “enamelware”, and inked with desert sand ink.  I stamped and inked the tag, too.  I made the fabric rose and added some burlap string to finish it.

have a great weekend, everyone:)