Friday, January 2, 2015

My 2014 Favorites

It seems like just a couple of months ago I was putting together a post about my favorite projects of 2013.  What happened to 2014?  Is it just me or did this year fly by much faster than most?  I guess time really does fly when you're having fun!

My favorites aren't necessarily the posts with the most comments or views.  In no particular order these are the ones with good memories, the ones that still make me smile, and the ones I'm still having some serious seller's remorse over.  You can click on the title to take you to the original post.

Rusty Jeweled Vases
These rusty industrial pole bases were dressed up with an old barrette and a clip-on earring.  I just love the rust and rhinestone combination.

My Day at the Pleasanton Antique Faire
This was one of my best antique shows of the year.

Wheel Meets Lamp Base
A rusty bicycle wheel was bolted to the heavy cast iron floor lamp base.  I glued some rhinestones to the center of the wheel, added a magnetic button, then clipped on some pictures.

Junky Lamp Parts Christmas Trees
Oh what fun it is to play in my lamp parts stash!

Salvage Style Link Party
I used an old pulley, stray lamp part, and a clip-on earring to create this junky picture holder for the Salvage Style Link Party I co-hosted in early October.

The Making of a Cloche
The five main ingredients I used to create this cloche were destined to be together.

Repurposed Picket Fence Garden Border
A tattered garden border becomes a message center with the help of some clips, a knob, a hook, and a chalkboard nailed to the back.

Victorian Closet
I discovered this amazing little shop last year in Amador City, Ca.  It's actually more like a museum with wall to wall vintage clothing and accessories.

Another Batch of Vintage Silverware Necklaces
The silverware jewelry assembly line was busy all year long!

Salvage Yard and Antique Show Junk
I had been searching for a headboard for a guest room for ages until I discovered these 24" x 24" framed ceiling tiles at an antique show.  It was a good junkin' day!

I want to shout out a big THANK YOU to every one of you.  It's hard to express just how much I appreciate you for taking the time to visit and for leaving such inspiring comments about my junky projects, flea market finds, field trips, and my vintage shows.  You keep me going!!


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25 comments:

  1. You are very creative and make such lovely things Betsy-can't wait to see your creations in 2015

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  2. I can't possibly pick a favorite but the rust and bling post bases, the lamp part trees and the cloche are right up there on my list and I thank you for leading ME to Victorian Closet.
    Here's to another great year of junking. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  3. ALL of your projects are amazing, but I think if I had to choose, the silverware jewelry is my favorite. I also love the bicycle wheel is a close second! I look forward to seeing what lovely things you create in 2015!

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  4. You know how much I love all your projects! I look forward to 2015 and your inspiration!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. Eu gostar de todos os seus favoritos, :))) Feliz Ano novo Betsy.Beijo.Valéria

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  6. Oh my gosh, I love each of the above pieces - I can't pick a fav!

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  7. While I'm am ardent fan of your ingenuity in general, I think your silverware pieces are still the tops! My coffee spoon I use everyday is in the pattern on the far right!

    Here's to a new year of awe-inspiring creations!

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  8. OH my goodness, I'm not sure which one I like the most. They are ALL great!

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  9. OMG...I missed one...The making of the cloche...How can that be? Your one of my favs and I thought I never missed a post! You are always creative, innovative and willing to share...All of the ingredients to make you the best!

    Carol

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  10. Love the head board too. Great finds. Happy new year!

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  11. Betsy,
    I just love what you do. All so creative.....and helps us think outside the box too.

    Love your jewelry in last pic too.

    be blessed,
    and have the best year ever!

    Barb

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  12. Happy New Year, Betsy!!! The ceiling tins is my fave!!! Not too sure how Victorian Closets is going to do now with Sandy across the street moving her shop after 40 years . . . . she brought in a lot of business! xo

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  13. Great faves they are all so wonderful and show your creative spirit! It was nice to see some of those that I have loved along the way and some that I never got to see. Great post!

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  14. I love all of them, but the rusty jeweled vases and junky lamp part trees are my faves. I enjoyed seeing all of these again. Looking forward to seeing what your creativity brings this year.

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  15. Loved seeing these again - your creative mind is so amazing! Love the cloche and the jeweled flower 'vases'! Oh, and the pulley! Of course I love everything, but those really stand out for me as examples of your wonderfully creative mind! Such an inspiration - can't wait to see what treasures you come up with in 2015!

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  16. Love the jeweled and rusty vases......so creative.......and necklaces out of vintage silverware! I have been meaning to try stamping some old flatware (I have the items to do it) but just haven't tried it yet.
    Hoping to make time to give it a whirl this new year! Thanks for the inspiration from last year and waiting to see your wonderful creativity in 2015. Have fun!

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  17. A year of fantastic projects - so much creativity - you simply amaze me!!! Wishing you much joy for 2015 - and keep those projects coming, you are an inspiration to us all!!!

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  18. Betsy, I may have to borrow that bicycle wheel idea for my own biker boy, Rick! What a great idea for a cycling fan. I don't think he'd put up cool vintage postcards on it, but I suspect it could get quite the use! Loved lots of these and have certainly enjoyed following you in 2014 and look forward to more!

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  19. Betsy, I love all of your creations! The headboard is amazing, the silverware jewelry is adorable, but my absolute favorite is the repurposed picket fence. I absolutely love that piece! Your work is amazing!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  20. I don't know what I like more, the silverware jewelry or that fantastic headboard! You've had a good year. A very good year :)

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  21. Such wonderful pieces, Betsy! Hard to pic a favorite but I am partial to your fabulous vases and the gorgeous silverware jewelry! Blessings, Cecilia

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  22. Your posts are so much fun to look at, you are incredibly creative and a source of inspiration!!! I'm still amazed at how you put that cloche together and believe it or not I missed the post with the pulley, I loved seeing the picture of the group of women - you sure don't hear names like that anymore. So many ways to hold pictures, but the bottle with the pic inside has me stumped...how did you get it flattened out? Kind Regards~~~Mickie

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  23. Thank YOU! You keep us all inspired with your charming creations. I can't wait to see what you create this year! Happy New Year!

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  24. I remember a lot of these, but some I missed. Fabulous, each and every one! Especially love those lamp part trees!
    hugs,
    Jann

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