Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday's Projects and Junk Finds

Yep~~another wreath~~(it's just the autumn thing for me; I love to dry flowers this time of year)~~
and attached an old book to the base of the wreath with ribbon and wire~~

~~some sweet friends save me their roses when they are about to be tossed:  I'll hang them upside down to dry and use them in pretty bouquets~~I love how they look "vintage".   Artemesia, hydrangeas, roses and carnations all dried for this wreath~~



And here's my loot from a few days ago:  that nasty~looking wicker hamper is going to be my next project ($3.00)~~after I get that big, antique door (behind the wicker) completed today~~

An old swivel wooden stool (already filled in the holes where the back support used to be); that newspaper roller I'm thinking will be sweet for an autumn display~~
I have plans for the cheap ($1.00) round table with legs that screw on~~and sweet little frames to use with some hardware/wire backing~~

Well, below is that old door~~it is HUGE!  ~~and it was only $5.00!   I've got both sides painted now and ready to add some big hooks; going to stencil the glass later today and get this off to the booths:  will look cute displaying wreaths, vintage clothing, etc~~~~

And this old chair I just added a stencil on today~~
~~because it is one of those "as is" conditions:   it will be a darling way to display a favorite plant~~

Taking it to the booth tomorrow with that HUGE door!
Why do I buy big stuff to lug around??

Hey; thanks for being here~~hope your week is a great one and many blessings come your way!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dried Flowers and Another Wreath

Dried Hydrangeas sell very well on their own at my booths; I love making fall arrangements out of them too~~



Tomorrow I'll show the little one I made with an old book tied on with wire and ribbon and some of my latest junk finds~~I'm off to see what you've been up to; have you found any great stuff lately?
Have a great, blessed week!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday's Junk and Makin' A Sign

Here's a few things I bought on the cheap recently:  Last week bought a huge, burlap potato sack for $1.00~~I'm thinking of reupholstering a chair cushion and pillow from it~~

Tuesday, found another one of these wooden lid things for  $1.00; and made a sign from it~~


I love stenciling; bet you knew that already!

Off to see what you're up to, then start some painting projects.   Make it a great day and have many Blessings!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Make A Cloche From Glass Lamp

The top "cloche" (aka old glass lamp filled with dust and shells) was taken apart; the metal parts spray painted black; removing the electrical cord, socket~~and cleaned the glass portion:
Below is a smaller version~~bought them both for $2.50 each!
You've seen them in the junk shops~~they are everywhere and pretty much on the cheap~~


This larger one was perfect size to add some vintage bingo cards,  French script papers wrapped with ribbon, a few wine corks and a paper clock face~~

I used another small glass part from another old lamp; added the finial~~

This was a fun little project; adding this and that to the inside took the longest~~had too much potential of wee things to place in there! 
Sending this project over to this fun party:  see you there!
Elizabeth and Co.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Vintage Cutting Boards and Three Little Pigs

Before taking off to restock the booths today, wanted to share a few "fillers" for the shelves.

I have a thing for old cutting boards; all shapes and sizes.  But, my ultimate favorite are the home~made ones from the 1930's and 1940's piggies:

Three little pigs~~
~~just had to add some French Numbering~~

Repurposed old lampshade becomes a sweet little memo holder~~
and "done up" some old books for basket fillers~~


Bought two large storage jars recently and added some cute labels~~
Perfect to hold K-cups, teabags, sugar, flour, cookies, crafts, etc~~~



Have an awesome week of bliss and blessings!  ~patty~

Joining in with these parties:  (see you there)~~~By Stephanie Lynn
Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Drying Hydrangeas and Fall Wreaths

Hey, almost the weekend~~and no rain forecasted! 
I stenciled up a cute little tool box; leaving the natural wood for the background~~
I'm using it to hold my faux flowers;  bought at the dollar store and picked up some pretty vines and several bags of brand new, unused Eucalyptus in a rusty/orange color at Cath. Charities for only $1.00~~perfect for some autumn arrangements. 


Walmart had this lovely natural burlap ribbon; 7 yards to a spool; can get several bows out of that;

There is a Etsy dealer who specializes in vintage and primitive~looking labels (sorry, don't remember her store name)~~ I purchased several packages from her to add to jars, bottles, tins~~such as the one on this wreath~~
I pick up little thrift~stuff (like this cute little tin can) for pennies~~added a label~~such sweetness to wreaths and floral arrangements~~

There are several ways to dry Hydrangeas: my only successful way is to cut them; remove leaves and put them in vases with water; when the water has evaporated, the floral heads are dry and ready to use~~
Below:  this is faux (my inexpensive flowers from Dollar Store and Cath. Charity);
mixed with my dried Hydrangeas!!
~~and~~I bought three grapevine wreaths for $1.00 each at the local thrift shop!


Here's the big hoop I bought last year; and finally did something with it: used some black paint stenciling onto burlap.

What projects have you been working on lately?  Are you thinking of autumn projects already? 
Have a lovely upcoming weekend~~
See you at this party~~