Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Link Party

Ready to rumble, ready to go thrifting, ready to be swooned?   OK then, welcome to this week's edition of 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.

   Vintage Inspiration Party
At the Vintage Inspiration Party your links will show up on 4 different blogs!
Knick of Time
Beyond the Picket Fence
My Salvaged Treasures

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.

Before we get to the features from last week's VIP, I wanted to let everyone know that I've teamed up with some of the most creative and talented junkers out there to invite you a Salvage STYLE Party. Nine of us have created our own salvage style junk projects to share for this event, and we're hoping you can join us starting Sunday, October 5th 6:00PST to link up some of your best past and present salvaged junk.  More details to follow, so start thinking about what you'd like to bring to the party.

We all love hosting the Vintage Inspiration Party. It's such a good reminder of what a little creativity can do, and we love seeing all these new uses for otherwise discarded items.  The features this week were chosen by Marianne from Songbird. Let's see what she has to say about these awesome features that caught her eye.....

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Tour of Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show

We had such a fun time last weekend at the Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show.  It was a hot and humid day, so I think we were all happy that the show had moved to its new indoor location. It was really nice to come in early on Friday to set up and still have time to unwind before the show opened in the early evening.  It was even better to come back on Saturday morning with everything all set up and ready to go.  I sold a lot of things that I just found or made a few weeks before, and I sold a lot of things that I'd been hauling around for far too long.  Is there a legal limit to how long some junk can linger?

This post is picture heavy, so I'll keep the narration to a minimum.  The first six pictures are from my booth.

I took a lot of pictures before the show officially opened on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  There was so much to see and I tried to remember where I was when I took each picture, but that just didn't happen.  Let's take a walk around.....
My neighbor on one side, Ironface Creations by Steven Luck

My neighbors on the other side, Lisa and Jen.

D.D.'s Cottage and Design
I've been admiring Darrielle's beautiful furniture makeovers for quite a while, so it was really fun to see everything up close and personal.  Darrielle and her friend Heather did such a good job displaying all their treasures.

And....it was fun meeting Darrielle too!


I love the orchard ladders! 

 I couldn't resist those bulging eyes.

 The Rusty Clover

 My Favorite Things

 Longacre Antiques

 Cherish Home

Debbie Neverkovec.  I love her signs and chalkboards!!

Looking forward to the next Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show in April.  I'll be taking a break from a few of my regular large shows this fall to give my aching back a much need rest and to play catch up with things that have been on the back burner for too long.  It's all good; I'm still keeping my smaller shows in the schedule.

Happy weekend everyone!  

Sharing with:
The Cottage Market for Junkin Joe
Vintage Inspiration Party
Coastal Charm for Show and Share

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Link Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Link Party.  We're so happy to have you partying with us!  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.

When you link up here at Vintage Inspiration Party your links will be seen on all 4 blogs!!
My Salvaged Treasures
Beyond the Picket Fence
Knick of Time

This week it was my turn to choose the features from last week's party.  Here's what really caught my eye:
Flower Patch Farmhouse gives us step by step instructions on how to create this wonderful Victorian garden bench.

My Thrift Store Addiction shared her steampunk inspired pumpkin patch.  I love the big pumpkin made from a roof turbine and a flower pot.

 Lavender Dreams showed off part of her fabulous shell collection.  I love the printers tray that she used to display the collection on her coffee table.

 Ivy and Elephants has some of the most gorgeous vintage collections.  This week she shared several of her silhouettes including these two small hand-painted beauties.

 I love these sweet pumpkins made from drop cloths by Simply Country Life.  There's a great tutorial too.

You wouldn't believe the before picture of this gorgeous antique vanity shared by CD's Country Living.

If you were featured this week, feel free to use this button on your blog.  You can grab the code from my sidebar.

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.

Link Party Guidelines
- 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 within your post.  You can grab the party button from my sidebar or use a text link. 
- 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.

Let's get this party started and see what you all have to share!!

An InLinkz Link-up

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Junk I Found

Happy Friday!  I can't believe how fast this week has gone by.  I've been so busy getting ready for Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show and just finally came up for air yesterday.  I'm headed over to set up for the show this morning, so it's going to be another busy day.  I wish you were all close enough to attend, but just in case you are, Mes Amis will be held 6:00pm-9:00pm tonight and 9:00am-3:00pm on Saturday at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, Ca. More details about the show here.

I wanted to share the junk I bought out at Alameda Point almost two weeks ago.  Some of it is still waiting for a little TLC, and some I've tackled and have packed up ready to go to Mes Amis.  You can see pictures of the fabulous junk I encountered here.  I didn't buy that much considering the hundreds of booths I passed through, but at least I came home happy and didn't spend every dime in my wallet.  (Or every $20 bill in my wallet because nothing out there costs a dime).

Large brass numbers and drawer pulls/markers.  The little stencils will eventually become necklaces.

The sweet tattered French music book has writing all over it and the pages are falling out, but it has some wonderful graphics.  I'm still searching for a nice frame for the silhouette.  I did something with the frames that involves twine, a vintage portrait, and a clip on earring. 

 You must think I've lost my mind to buy something like this!!  I thought so too until I figured out what to do with part of it.  It's called an irrigation dam and it would be attached to a pipe buried in the ground.  The red handle could be pulled straight up to allow the water to flow through.   

 Now it's a chalkboard.  The challenging part will be to figure out what to do with the other half.

 A couple of chippy metal and glass trivets and two clock faces.  The clock face on the right has a convex glass cover that opens and a tiny level under the 12. 

One of the clock faces was a perfect fit on top of this little urn, and.....

a small cloche was a perfect fit on top of the clock face.  Just enough room inside for a baby pumpkin.

Not a whole lot of silverware this trip, but enough to make another batch of silverware handle necklaces.  The galvanized dust pan will hang on a wall and hold three tiny vintage bottles that are perfect for single blooms.

 These beautiful vintage doorknobs weren't exactly a bargain, but I needed more to complete a few projects.

Coat/accessory racks on vintage molding.

 A few more bits and pieces of mismatched and broken jewelry.  I'd say about 40% of this has been used in other creations so far.

 Isn't this the sweetest little box?  It's made from a 6" section of an old wooden rain gutter with pieces of metal nailed to each end.  I glued on the bling just because it needed a little something to contrast with the chippy old wood.  I'll be adding old wooden rain gutters to my focus list now!

Last, but not least.....the only thing that wouldn't fit into my shopping cart.
The background for all these pictures has been brought to you by my new old door.  One door, two different colors and two completely different styles.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

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