Friday, December 28, 2012

My 2012 Favorites

Can you believe we're closing in on the end of another year?  With our out of town family functions and all the last minute preparations for hosting Christmas, this past week has been a total blur.  Now I'm out of town again and will be spending the next few days visiting with my mom and doing some after Christmas treasure hunting.

I wanted to re-share some of my most popular and favorite posts of 2012 (in no particular order).  Just click on the title to bring you to the original post.  Hope you enjoy them the second time around:-)

A collection of my favorite door knobs.

Necklaces made from wooden thread spools, sheet music, beads, and charms.

Vintage Hardware Necklaces
Necklaces made from old hardware and other trinkets.

Fun with Watch Parts, Keys, and Rhinestones
Earrings and necklaces created from vintage watch faces, keys, hardware, and rhinestones.

Morning Junking Finds
Oh yeah, it was a good day.

Little pumpkins decorated with bits and pieces of vintage trinkets.
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Revived Yard Sale Finds
A tutorial on stamping silver plate forks and spoons.
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Lamps...They're not just for Lighting Anymore
Necklace display made from a salvaged lamp.

Baseball Flowers
A magazine copy cat project.

New Labels for Old Buckets
A quick and easy way to add vintage looking labels from The Graphics Fairy to old galvanized buckets.

Little Finds and Quick Projects
Vintage finds including repurposed salt & pepper shakers.

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  1. So many wonderful posts. It's fun to revisit the year like this! You have a fantastic blog and really looking forward to 2013! Happy New Year!

  2. You know I love all of your creative posts. May your creativity continue to flow in the New Year.

  3. Oh wow! I'm going to go back and look at every lovely post!

  4. Always fun to review the year! I always get so much inspiration from your blog!
    Here's to a wonderful 2013~

    hugs, Linda

  5. So many amazing treasures and projects. I love the baseball flowers & galvanized buckets.

  6. Oh I love and remember them all Betsy...Your creativity is beyond the WOW factor! Looking forward to another year of wonderful finds and repurposing...Besty style!
    Happy 2013!

  7. Enjoyed seeing them again - Thanks. Looking forward to seeing your future creations in the new year. My creativity left for parts unknown this last year. :/
    Have a great weekend.

  8. I enjoyed viewing these again Betsy! I can't believe how fast the year went by! I look forward to seeing what you share in the next year!Best wishes to you and your family in the coming year!

  9. How fun to take a little walk down memory lane. I appreciate the reminder because there are a couple posts I had intended to return to and then the time flies away.
    Enjoy your junking time with your Mom. I'm looking forward to seeing the treasures!

  10. Betsy, you had a beautiful creative year!! Every thing was just absolutely lovely. I am going to try to copy cat your thread spool necklaces. Lord only knows I have a millions spools.

  11. I see some of my favorite things and your jewelry is at the top of the list! Love the pumpkins and the salt shakers, too! You've had a creative year! Holiday hugs!

  12. Here's to 2013! I posted yesterday was it or Wednesday that we did our last road trip of 2012, NOT, we did another one today!! Found Sweet Green Pea in Escalon! See you tomorrow!!!


  13. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects throughout the year. As I look back, I think my favorites are those pumpkins.

    Happy New Year.

  14. Your posts are full of the most wonderful eye candy...I always enjoy my visits! Thanks so much for stopping by, Betsy...have a Happy New Year!

  15. I think I must be your most devoted follower, I saw them all except the salt shakers....Love it. Happy New Years to you!!!!


  16. Yay! I love everything I see Betsy. I can't even pick a favorite. Wishing you more crafts in 2013 and hopefully that magazine and TV feature for you.

  17. Betsy, what a great selection of your 'projects'! I love them all, but the spool necklaces are really fantastic! Have a wonderful New Year :)

  18. I never get tired of looking at your jewelry creations but I missed the little shoes and the baseball flowers so pinning those as well!

  19. my favorites too!! Happy New Year Betsy!!!

  20. I remember seeing the spool and watch face jewelry before. Still love them!

  21. Love the lamp shade turned necklace stand! I'm pinning it. Found you through Satruday Night Special. :)

  22. You had some amazing projects this year, several of which I remember/recognize. I'm gonna go check out those spools to pin!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

  23. so fun!!

    Thanks for all you have shared this past year.

    bunches of blessings

  24. So much Creativity in 2012, I can hardly wait to see what you Create and Discover in 2013?!

    Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  25. It's fun to see so many of the sweet things you've made all in one place. You have certainly been an inspiration this year! I hope 2013 is good to you and your family, Betsy!

  26. What an amazing group of projects! Love them all....but I think my favorite are those necklaces!

    Have a wonderfully blessed New Year!


  27. Betsy,
    Your ideas are so creative! I would love for you to share them at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! :)

    Happy New Year,

  28. Betsy, your blog is the best! I'm so glad you blog! Thanks for all the fun in 2012!


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