Sunday, October 5, 2014

Salvage Style Link Party

Welcome to the Salvage Style Link Party!!  Are ya ready to see some amazing salvaged junk? I'm thrilled to be part of the Salvage Style team for this special event, and I'm really looking forward to sharing my little slices of salvaged junk.

Thank you to everyone for stopping by to see what we're sharing for our Salvage Style event.  
If this is your first visit to My Salvaged Treasures, I hope you visit often and enjoy following along with me as I share my junking adventures, yard sale and flea market finds, repurposed treasures, and pictures of when I take it all out on the road to sell.
Nine bloggers have teamed up to show off some of their amazing salvaged creations and to bring you a Salvage Style Link Party.  Your links will show up on all nine blogs!  The party will be open for an entire week, so be sure to come back from time to time to see what's being added.

Sal-vage something extracted (as from rubbish) as valuable or useful 

You all know I love turning my stray finds into treasures, so for this Salvage Style event I decided to create a few small picture holders from bits and pieces of objects I found during my junking adventures.
Most of the junk I used to create these picture holders was fairly easy to hunt down.  I hoard save a lot of random stuff because I never know when inspiration will strike.

This picture holder wheel was created from a stray lamp part, a vintage clip-on earring, and an old pulley that I rescued from a yard sale a few months ago.  The pictures and small doily were simply taped to the back, and the vintage pocket watch face and earring were glued on.

I zapped the stray brass lamp part with metallic aluminum spray paint, roughed it up a bit, then gave the pulley a light shot of paint just to even out the two pieces.  No glue or special nuts and bolts were needed to attach the pulley to the lamp part; it sits firmly inside the base unless someone decides to play Wheel of Fortune.  Then we have a problem.

Ethel, Gertrude, Agnes, Pearl, and Wilma look right at home here.  I really have no idea who they are, but I'm sure at least 3 of the 5 names are correct.

The base is an old architectural rosette and the clip is from a vintage typewriter.

For years it was perfect for holding paper against the typewriter platen, now it's perfect for holding the girls in place.  I attached it to the rosette with a small nail on each side.

 An L bracket holds it upright.  Shame on me for not using an old bracket or rusting this
one up.

These two picture holders took only a few minutes to put together.
The bottle holds a copy of a picture of my grandmother.  I filled the bottle with a few pieces of vintage lace to hold the picture in place, then wrapped up another piece of lace to top off the bottle.  A very heavy antique iron makes a great picture holder with the help of two typewriter keys and some small magnets.

A few of my other picture holders made from salvaged bits and pieces:  a baker's tray, hinge, skate, rake, hose nozzles, fence post, camera part, garden fencing, wheel, and a car grill.  Nothing is off limits!

Now that you've seen my salvaged junk, there are eight more fabulous salvaged junk projects that you're going to love.....
Can you match the project with the Salvage Style team member?  I wasn't 100% sure on all of them, but they are ALL fabulous!!  You'll have to check them out for yourself. 

Bliss, Bliss Ranch
Angie, Knick of Time
Gail, My Repurposed Life
Becky, Beyond the Picket Fence
Marianne, Songbird
Carlene, Organized Clutter
Mindi, My Love 2 Create
Pauline, My Altered State

 For more inspiration, check out our Salvage Style Pinterest Board where we've been pinning away some of our best salvaged projects.

A big thank you to Kerryanne English from Woodberry Designs for designing our Salvage Style logo.  It says it all don't you think?

We'd love for you to share up to three of your favorite repurposed/upcycled projects, vintage treasures, and decorating projects.  Please be sure to leave a visible link back to My Salvaged Treasures in your post.  It's time for you to show us your Salvage Style.

Let's get this party started!!

I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures


  1. What a great party and so many creative ideas!!


  2. Oh my, that lamp part photo holder is pure genius. I thought it was some sort of a film reel. Never thought a brass lamp part! Great projects!

  3. Betsy,

    I always love the way you put junk to such a useful purpose! :)

    Loving the latest and greatest.


  4. Betsy, I always love your ideas! What you do with junk just inspires me! I can't wait to check out all the other salvage party goers!


  5. I need to reevaluate how I've been using my antique irons... (I use them as weights/clamps, lol) I love what you've done with all of these treasures. You are amazing!

  6. So much better and creative than a picture frame. I tried to pick my d=favorite, but can't!

  7. Always love seeing what you and others created.
    Hope to have something to share soon.

  8. What?! This was such a fun post for me to read, it was like Christmas. Now I think I need to re-evaluate the junk I collect, you opened up so many possibilities! You are so stinkin' creative and clever! I love them all, seriously...LOVE!

  9. I love these! That wheel in particular is awesome! And that rail from the typewriter and even that old iron. Wow you sure have an eye for seeing opportunity in everything. Love the vintage look and those old images are wonderful.

  10. A.D.O.R.E. these!!! These have to be the funnest and most creative photo holders I've seen yet!

  11. Wow, fantastic creations, Betsy ... you create such beauty with such simple objects. Very inspiring!!! It makes me want to go and dive in into flea market right away.

    Gaby xo

  12. Yeah what Mindi said. Seriously, your mind works in an amazing way to come up with such creative uses.

  13. Oh! I am looking forward to making the rounds to see all the creative ideas and discover some new blogs. Thank you for sharing!

  14. That typewriter clip had me confused until you identified it. What a wonderful and creative use! I like all of these. Must come back and grab those links when I have a little more time to visit around.

  15. Love them all!! That one made out of a pulley is like nothing I've ever FUN :)

  16. Betsy! This is crazy awesome! What a precious way to even create a gift with meaning... I'm eyeing up my wash line wheels in a whole new way today. :)

  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE your frames! Thanks for hosting the party, creative girl.

  18. Betsy, you are amazing, your lamp shade picture frame is adorable...You are the queen of making something from nothing or anything!!!!


  19. I absolutely love your photo holders. How you make ordinary things into such beauties, and purposeful too, just amazes me. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

  20. I just LOVE all of your wonderful photo displays, Betsy...especially the pulley! You are so creative!

  21. All these ideas are wonderful. I love them all!

  22. Oh my goodness Betsy! These are amazing!I love the pulley one...reminds me of a ferris wheel. I would love to have the creative vision you have. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations with us! Have a blessed week...Vicky


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