Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday's Treasures

I went out to three yards sales early Friday morning and was feeling a bit frustrated after finding nothing at the first two.  Have no fear, the third one was a charm.  

It was a parking lot sale where several vendors from a nearby store were selling their treasures.  My kind of sale!  I love the yellow paint on that old cabinet door and the weathered wood on the stool.  The foil/plastic wrap dispenser isn't long enough to hold the newer rolls, but it's perfect for paper towels.

Not one, but two of these Billy's delicious bretzels (pretzels) tins.  Non lye dipped...good to know.

I grabbed all the rusty metal stuff and started a pile.

Forgot to get a picture of the inside, it looks brand new.

No yard sale is complete without an ugly vanity bench with a shiny
gold cushion.

Isn't this the sweetest table top flower bed?  It didn't matter to me that the piece around the top fleur de lis was missing.  Even the flower pots were included.

Just the right amount of chippy paint.

When it finally cools off around here I'll put plants in the pots, and the vanity bench will be getting a much needed makeover.  Everything else is good to go...rust, chippy paint and all.
 I almost forgot to mention the 6 1/2 foot doors in the background.  Those were a $2 yard sale find a while back.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Christmas in July Link Party

Do you have an idea for a Christmas related project stored away in the back of your head or on Pinterest?  No need to wait until the rush of the holiday season to bring your idea to life.  It's never too early to get a jump on the busy holiday season, and this is a perfect opportunity to cross a project or two off that long "to do" list.

You're invited to Christmas in July hosted by:
 Angie at Knick of Time
 Bliss at Bliss Ranch
 Betsy at My Salvaged Treasures

We'd love to have you party with us for Christmas in July during the week of July 15-20.  When you link up on one blog, your link will be visible on all three.  Lots of exposure and
 tons of fun! 

You can share up to three Christmas/holiday related projects per blog.  Join in the fun and show off your decorating ideas, vintage and new treasures, craft projects, recipes, etc.  If you don't have a current project to share, feel free to link up an old favorite(s).  Please be sure to include the party button in your post and a link back to the blog you're posting from.

   I'm looking forward to switching gears for the week and I'm really excited about seeing all your Christmas inspiration in July.  Visit us again on July 22 when we'll each be sharing some of our favorite links from the party.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Vintage in the Vines

I was so excited to be a part of Vintage in the Vines, Tracy's first antiques and collectibles show held on the grounds of La Bonne Vie Winery on Saturday.  In all the years I've been living here, this was the first time I participated in a show right in my own town.  So many fabulous vintage treasures for sale....including the winery!

My cozy spot on the grass.

The back side of Bingo cards make instant chalkboards.

This is the shade covered patio next to the tasting room.  The side of my booth is on the right.

The view behind me.

Some of my junk treasures.

Stamped silverware necklaces.

Tarnished and jeweled pitchers.

Looking up my alley.
The Owl Box Antiques on the left, The Vintage Bricoleur on the right.

The show didn't officially open until 10:00am, so I had the rare opportunity to walk around before the crowd arrived.  Let's go shopping!!

I'm already looking forward to doing it again next year.
A big thank you to Gail and Rachel from The Owl Box Antiques and Kim from Scarlata Farms for organizing this event.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Upcycled Fruit Pickin' Basket

Several months ago I shared some of the goodies I accumulated from a few different yard sales and a flea market adventure. Most of them are long gone now, but that old fruit picking basket is still hanging around.  Even though the redesign was finished a long time ago, I couldn't decide what I wanted it to be.

  It was a finished project without a purpose until last week when I brought home a big bag
 of cherries.  

Fruit in the fruit picking basket makes perfect sense and is so obvious...maybe that's why 
it never occurred to me.

I peeled off all the remaining orange paint and sprayed the rusty basket with matte acrylic sealer.  The architectural piece was left over from another project and the glass piece came from my stash of old lamp parts.  I drilled a hole large enough to accommodate the base of the basket, then glued it in place with Gorilla glue.  I think I used E6000 for the lamp part.

But wait!  What's better than a basket full of cherries?

A basket full of vintage doorknobs.

Don't you wish these grew on trees?

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Faux Driftwood Sign

I've been in a beach mood.  No, I don't want to squeeze into a bathing suit, bake in the sun, or swim in the cold water, I just want to go for a walk.  I want to explore.

I want to look for driftwood, shells, sea glass, and any other little treasures I might be
 able to use.

The nearest beach is at least a 1 1/2 hour drive from here...without traffic.  I'd love to replenish my driftwood supply, but just haven't had the time to get out and explore.  

The next best thing was this old wooden concrete trowel.  Kind of driftwoody looking
 don't you think?

I cut out the "beach" stencil with my Silhouette, taped off the arrow, then painted the shadows free hand.  They're a little wobbly because of the heavy grain in the wood and the two cups of coffee I had this morning.

The handle holds it up at just the right angle.

Just point me in the right direction!

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