Thursday, September 24, 2015
Feeling lots of home state pride lately! And I keep seeing love for MN. At the State Fair I saw many people wearing cute MN t-shirts. So I decided to create some adorable little state necklaces with MN sayings on them. Were they a hit? You betcha! These were such a hit, that I decided I would include a few WI ones too since I'm so close to the border.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
After touring The Vault you are probably wondering where on earth would I put more treasure? Haha! This year I went to Gold Rush Days in mid August, but only for about a half a day. The weather was incredibly hot....almost 100 degrees. It was almost unbearable....almost... Here's what treasure I ended up finding.
|stash of vintage metal buttons|
|vintage metal police buttons|
|cute Hirsch deer button|
|antique brass tags from Canada|
|vintage dog tags|
|a new purse from Crowned Crow|
Friday, July 10, 2015
Hello friends and fans and welcome to the Vault 2015 tour! First off a big THANKS to Karen over at My Desert Cottage for hosting this blog hop every year. This year The Vault has expanded and I think I have finally found the best working area for all my treasures! If you follow my blog you will see I recently posted about a new work bench I made. So, one side of The Vault is where the bench is located. I do all the metal work, soldering, etc on that side now. The other side still has my little work table which is more for bead work and gawking at all the treasure -ha! Enjoy the tour!
My new work bench I handmade. It's already stocked with supplies.
This is an up close look at my work bench. I keep my Dremel and other tools on it.
The pegboard wall! In previous Vault tours this was used to hold chain for repurposing. Now it holds all my tools.
Here's a stash of different kinds of wire for wrapping and soldering. I like to use vintage muffin tins for storage.
This shelf holds several vintage jewelry boxes filled with -jewels of course!
Up close view.
One of the vintage jewelry boxes with gemstones and crystals.
Here's the 2015 wall of chain. It's pegboard that I covered in vintage wallpaper. Most of this chain is used for parts and re-purposing.
Here's a closer look at the chain
Oodles of chain!
This is the view from one side of The Vault.
I got this shelf from a friend. Turns out it worked perfectly in The Vault! Thanks Gena!
There's Mr. Louie taking a nap on the little couch sitting area. He loves sleeping there.
Cubbies and a vintage dresser
Beads beads beads!
You will find all kinds of creatures in The Vault
Even ones you thought were extinct
Jars of metal buttons. I heart metal
Jars of beads. I got a lot of these vintage beads last year in NYC
Remember the giant bird cage? Got that on the 100 mile garage sales one year. Used to use it as a jewelry display in a store. Now its holding a large vintage owl
Saints row has clearly expanded thanks to my mother always buying me Mary statues -I think she secretly wishes she had a collection ha!
Shrine to one of my grandmas. She made that box for me when I was a baby
Shrine to my other grandma. That's her in the pic at one of the grottos
Remember this display I made for one of the shops I used to sell at? It's now holding my vintage rosary collection
Old printer tray filled with charms, metals, keys and more
Some of the vintage and antique keys