Friday, April 24, 2015

Let's Go Shopping at Mes Amis

Want to take a little tour of the Mes Amis (My Friends) Vintage Antique show last weekend?  I didn't have time to walk around once the show opened, but I did have a chance to get some pictures of the booths that were set up a few hours before the doors opened on Friday night. Let's take a look around.....

Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show
This is a side view of my 13' wide booth.  I was lucky to have a corner spot this time, so I took full advantage of spreading my junk out around the corner.  I see a few blog post projects here, here, and here.

Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show
I've become a good packer after all these years, and still can't believe the stuff I'm able to fit in the back of my small truck.  It's just like putting a puzzle together.  That adjustable dress form was coming with me even if I had to tie her to the roof!  I'm sure she had a much more comfortable ride back to the new home she found.

Antique show merchandise booth
I had two tables of jewelry and two tables of vintage/repurposed treasures.
repurposed jewelry from

antique show booth
Taking a break to show off our folding ruler crowns with Darrielle from D.D.'s Cottage and Design .  Silly girls just wanna have fun!
Burlap and Bees
D.D.'s Cottage and Design
antique show booth vintage treasures
It was a treat to see Darrielle's painted furniture and accessories in person.
vintage for sale antique show booth

The Longacre Flea
vintage for sale MySalvagedTreasures antique show

vintage sale

vintage linens clothing for sale

The White Barn
vintage sale repurposed items

Rusty Clover
Rusty Clover vintage antique for sale

antique booth
I love Katy's displays!!
vintage booth

 Worn Luxe and Room 562

Nesting of 2 Birds
vintage sale

antiques for sale

vintage for sale

vintage clothing for sale

vintage antique booth

I'm looking forward to the next Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show on September 18th and 19th.
Just five short months away!!

Sharing with:
The Cottage Market for A Morning Cup of Joe
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
Ivy & Elephants for What's It Wednesday

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party #186

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.

At the Vintage Inspiration Party, your links will show up on 4 different blogs, 
giving you 4X the exposure! 

Let's see what your party hosts have been up to this week.
Storage Solutions from Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence
How to Make a Plaster Cupcake Candle Holder from Marianne @ Songbird
Upcycled Bicycle Wheel from Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures
Introducing Knick of Time Vintage Sign Stencils from Angie @ Knick of Time

The Interior Frugalista shows us how she added vintage charm to a new and plain $8 mirror

I love these beautiful vintage inspired handmade fleur-de-lis bread boards from Villabarnes.

See how Lovely Weeds created these flower pouches from vintage tin tiles.

Lululiz in Lalaland shared her some of her gorgeous brocante finds.

Rhyne Farm shows us how she transformed an old door into this functional sliding door.

This week's fabulous featured blog is Anne Lorys - Fiona & Twig.

If you were featured this week, we'd love it if you'd grab our button and share the news.

Please take a moment to review the party rules before linking up:
- You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired 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 or the other party hosts within your post.
- 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.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Upcycled Bicycle Wheel

Happy Friday everyone!  The weekend is upon us again and it's going to be a busy one for me. I'll be heading over to the Placer County Fairgrounds to set up for the Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show this morning.  The show is from 6-9pm tonight and 9-3 on Saturday.  It's so nice to have all day long to beautify our spaces and not have to deal with a grueling 3am street fair set up. I've been busy all week cleaning, pricing, packing, and trying to put the finishing touches on several little projects including this upcycled bicycle wheel.

Upcycled Bicycle Wheel
As long as I'm bringing it to the show, I might as well use it to display some of my jewelry.

repurposed bicycle wheel and lamp base DIY picture holder
I started with an aluminum wheel (darn, magnets won't stick) and a very old, very heavy, and very dirty cast iron floor lamp base.

attach wheel to lamp base DIY upcycled bicycle
See that bolt?  I found one just the right size to fit through the valve stem hole and the hole in the lamp base.  I cleaned up the base with some fine steel wool, then sprayed it with one coat of clear matte sealer.  It's almost like they were made for each other.

bolt lamp base to bicycle wheel DIY
It's all held together with one washer and one nut.

DIY how to upcycle a bicycle wheel picture holder
What bicycle wheel would be complete without a glass door knob?  After removing the ball bearings and wiping off the greasy goo, I used E6000 to attach the door knob.

DIY picture holder from old bicycle wheel
This reminds me of something we used to do when we were kids.  Do you remember using clothes pins to attach playing cards to your bicycle spokes?  We thought we were so cool!

Jewelry holder from bicycle wheel
I just realized that it was the same time last year when I shared my last upcycled bicycle wheel project.  I brought that one to Mes Amis and it sold right away, so hopefully this one will roll along to a new home too.  I wish I could keep everything.
Happy weekend!

Sharing with:
My Repurposed Life for Catch as Catch Can
Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
Concord Cottage for Something to Talk About

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