Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, and you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.

Vintage Inspiration Party #195 Features
Vintage Inspiration Party

vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new, but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.
VIP Party Hosts

Let’s see what your party hosts have been up to!
Vintage Inspiration Party 195 - Party Host Features
 Carlene @ Organized Clutter - Vintage Post Office Box Frame
Now let's take a look at some Repurposed or Upcycled Project Features from last week's party, selected by Carlene @ Organized Clutter!
link party features

Folk Art Piano Bench - Scavenger Chic
Fun Piano Bench  painted in the MacKenzie Childs' Style - From Scavenger Chic 

Rusty Flower Art - Vintage With Laces
A Fun and Beautiful Rusty Flower Art Wall Hanging - Vintage With Laces


Headboard Dining Bench - Interior Frugalista
Repurposed Headboard Dining Bench - The Interior Frugalista


Antique Dresser Frame Chalkboard - Redo It Yourself Inspirations
Gorgeous Dresser Mirror Chalkboard - Redo It Yourself Inspirations


Scrap Bead Board House Number - Refresh Living
Scrap Bead Board House Number Sign - Refresh Living

Featured Blog
Martha's Creekside Creations
The featured blog this week is Martha's Creekside Creations

If you were featured this week, we’d love for you to spread the news.
blog feature
Now, let’s see what vintage-inspired decor you have to share this week!
Link Party Guidelines
– You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and vintage/vintage inspired Etsy & Ebay items you have for sale! If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links or general crafts please.
– Be sure to have a visible link to My Salvaged Treasures within your post (text link is fine).
– By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party, you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.

I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Nana's Paintings

Every now and then I need a little vacation from junking and creating.  I don't know if I should blame it on the heat or blame it on all the pesky projects around the house that need my attention. How about both? It was nice to take a step back this week and focus my energy on all the little things that had to get done. Somewhere between supervising the carpet cleaning and sprinkler repairs, I started rearranging my Nana's (paternal grandmother) oil paintings. One thing led to another, and before I knew it they were all gathered in one sunny room (pardon the glare on a few) so I could get pictures to share.

Nana's Cottage
This is my Nana's home in Palo Alto, Ca - 1964. I have so many precious memories of the time we spent together in her kitchen, studio, and garden.  My favorite!!

Nana's cottage porchI have the small cast iron chair from her front porch and some of the little treasures you can see through the frosted glass panels.

black and white photo vintage
Here's a black and white photo of me standing on the porch in my little white hoodie.

vintage oil painting church in the woods
A path in the woods - 1954
I'm looking for a different frame for this one.

oil painting village vintage
Close up of the little village at the end of the path.

pink roses oil painting vintage
I'm sure this is why I love pink roses  - 1964.

desert oil painting vintage
I like this one, but don't love it.  Maybe it's because it looks too hot and there's too much sky.  It's also the largest of the group and I don't have a place to hang it.

home in desert oil painting vintage
I love this part.  Would it be awful if I cut it down and framed just this section?

home sweet home oil painting vintage kitchen
This one is the smallest of the group and another favorite of mine because of the style.  Her signature disappeared years ago when my aunt trimmed it down so it would fit inside this frame.

god bless our home oil painting sign vintage
God Bless Our Home.

vintage kitchen oil painting cabinet
I'd love to have the real-life version of this cabinet and the contents.

New England vintage oil painting seaside town
Can I have three favorites?  This is one of many coastal towns she painted over the years. Born and raised in Massachusetts, it's no surprise that she loved painting these quaint little towns.

cottage oil painting vintage seaside town.
I want to live here!
My Nana's paintings were divided among all the family members when she passed away in 1975.  I feel so blessed that these have made their way into my heart over the past 40 years.  Do you have a family treasure you'd never part with?


I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, and you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.

Vintage Inspiration Party Features

Vintage Inspiration Party
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new, but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.
VIP Party Hosts

Let’s see what your party hosts have been up to! upcycled projects
Now let's take a look at some features from last week's party, selected by Angie @ Knick of Time.
link party features
repurposed sink
bowl covers
antique kitchen tin
furniture makeover
leaded glass window
letterpress blocks
Featured Blog
The featured blog this week is Distressed Donna Down Home
featured blog
If you were featured this week, we’d love for you to spread the news.

blog feature
Now, let’s see what vintage-inspired decor you have to share this week!
Link Party Guidelines
– You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms
– including vintage Etsy & Ebay items you have for sale! If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links or general crafts, please.
– Be sure to have a visible link to My Salvaged Treasures within your post (text link is fine).
– By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party, you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.


I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.