Friday, May 22, 2015

Treasures from the Parking Lot Sale

Last Saturday was the annual parking lot sale held in the senior community where my mom lives. I didn't have much time to shop, so I made two quick rounds through the lot, then patted myself on the back for not over-buying.  

parking lot sale treasures
I haven't decided yet if I'll be keeping the chairs.  I have two others that are almost identical, but I really don't need more...I just want more.  I'm hoping to get the frames painted before I pack up for the Pleasanton Antiques & Collectibles Faire this weekend.

vintage ammnunition box
This very cool old ammunition box will be getting a paint job in the near future because I'm not a fan of orange wood.  This thing is heavy!!

wooden vintage guest log
I'm not doing a thing to this sweet Guest Log.

vintage linens tablecloths flea market finds
I'll bring these three vintage tablecloths to my show this weekend.

vintage cookie cutters flea market finds
The price was right on this large and very heavy silverplate serving tray, so in my cart it went.  Vintage cookie cutters aren't usually on my shopping list, but the entire contents of this tray only set me back $1.  I think I'll throw them all in a big clear jar.

vintage flea market finds cookie cutters
How cute are those tiny animals?

monogrammed vintage vanity dresser set M
I'm hoping Mary, Mildred Molly, or Myrtle discovers this pretty nine-piece vanity set in my booth.  It was impossible to pass up a box of 65 vintage hankies for $2. I might even make scarves out of them one of these days...after I wash them.

vintage hand quilted quilt match tin yardstick
I love the colors in the 65" x 77" quilt.  It has a few worn areas on top, but the backing is in great shape.  I'll bring the quilt and tin match holder with me this weekend; the other junk will just have to wait.

Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend.  Any special plans?



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



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party #190

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

upcycled home decor
Let's see what your party hosts have been up to!
link party hosts
VIP hosts features
Bliss @ Bliss Ranch - Playhouse Conversion: Phase 1 - Ceiling
Carlene @ Organized Clutter - New Patio Look
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Farmers' Market Sign
Angie @ Knick of Time - DIY Barn Quilt
link party features
Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs. Olson shows us her interesting plant containers.

q is for quandie has the vanilla mint project going on...on her vanity that is.

Simply Vintageous is making art with the help of IKEA.

Scavenger Chic upcycled shutters into a lamp, then turned them into a lantern.

Our featured blog this week is Anne's Attic Design.

This week's featured shop is Thrift Store Addiction.

If you were featured this week, we'd love it if you'd grab our button and share the news.
Vintage Inspiration Party Featured link party button
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 please.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- 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, 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.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Give Me a Sign

Last week I finished up several more signs that I'll be bringing to the Pleasanton Antique Fair on the 24th.  I enlisted the help of my Silhouette Cameo for some of the larger signs, then I made three more with my Old Sign Stencils from Funky Junk Interiors.   

Flea Market stencil on picket fence post
I used the Farmers' Market stencil for this sign.  With a little tweaking and taping, Farmers' became Flea.

#oldsignstencils flea market picket fence sign
I love using chippy old picket fence boards because they have a built-in arrow.  A few miscellaneous typewriter parts help direct the way to the flea market.  

My Salvaged Treasures Old Sign Stencils picket fence stencil
I taped off a few areas of the F to get an instant l.  Perfect for someone like me who makes a mess trying to draw a simple letter.

Old Sign Stencils coffee stencil on picket fence
This way -----> for COFFEE.   I used part of the Coffee stencil for this picket fence sign.

old sign stencils on chippy boards Farmers' Market Vintage Sign
I love the color and the natural crackled paint on these boards.  Perfect for the Farmers' Market stencil.

farmer's market stencil on chippy old wood vintage sign
This little sign was created with my Silhouette Cameo and attached with some rusty eye and cup hooks.  Let's go shopping!

Be sure to check out all the other fun stencil designs from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencil Collection.  Thanks so much for sending me these stencils to try.  I love them!!


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


Sharing my signs with:
My Repurposed Life for Catch as Catch Can
The Cottage Market for A Morning Cup of Joe
Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party #189

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

repurposed and upcycled

Before we get this week's party started, we have two new party hosts to introduce to you:
Carlene from Organized Clutter and Bliss from Bliss Ranch.  Both of these ladies are multi-talented and we're so happy to have them as co-hosts at the Vintage Inspiration Party every week.
Let's see what your party hosts have been up to.
Vintage Inspiration Party Hosts Features
Carlene @ Organized Clutter - Fun & Flirty Legs for a Laundry Tub Garden Planter
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Weekend Junking Finds

  link party features
My Vintage Life found this stunning pearl and rhinestone necklace in a second-hand shop.

This is such a clever idea from My So-Called DIY Blog.  She used embossed wallpaper to cover the damaged veneer before painting this vanity.

D.D.s Cottage and Design shared some beautiful photos of the Spring Container Sale at Atelier de Campagne.

Scavenger Chic shared how she made this pretty driftwood hurricane lamp for a fraction of what the high-end stores charge.

Adirondack Girl @ Heart found some wonderful treasures including these old lanterns.  

This week's featured blog is Shelstring.

This week's featured shop is Roses of Yesteryear.

If you were featured this week, we'd love it if you'd grab our button and share the news.
Vintage Inspiration Party Featured link party button
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 please.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- 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, 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.