Monday, June 29, 2015

100 Mile Garage Sales 2015 Part 2

Finally getting around to posting my treasure pictures. This year I was much more selective with what I chose to take home, although there was lots of fun stuff! Enjoy the pictures!

Misc medals and keys

compass, knives and lucky rabbit foot

Vintage brooches

Vintage necklces

Mini deer, vintage tin and shell box


awesome brass wreath

A desk for mom -so cute!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

100 mile garage sales 2015 Part 1

Adventure time! Last week was the annual 100 mile garage sale trip. It was mom and me, a fanny pack (ha ha), selfie stick and the pick up truck. The weather decided to cooperate and we had a gorgeous spring day. The second day about halfway through we got rained on. Better than the snow we had the last few times! Yes snow in May. No fun. I love this trip because it's mom and me and the open road. The people are always friendly and you never know what treasure you will find! We stayed at Hotel De Ville in Alma, WI as we have in the past. It was fabulous as always. These are the adventure pics the hotel, and the stuff we didn't buy. Stay tuned for the treasure pics!

Just leaving! fanny pack and selfie stick!

The weather was wonderful

saw lots of old neat houses

mom bargaining
selfie stick with a view!
Lots and lots of sales!

creepy shell art - my favorite!

More shell art

OK there was lots of shell art!

look at all that stuff behind me!

box of wheels

saw lots of old clubs
see the kitty?
stairs to a sale
got frames?

Mary shrine -the light was perfect

Our hotel garden

hotel garden

hotel garden

The door to my hotel room

Living room of our hotel room

My hotel room

Best pic of the trip! Like father like son!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bullet Crosses With Bling

I made several of these bullet crosses a few months ago by combining different size shell casings and soldering them together. I added some vintage bling to each to make them sparkle! Im finally just getting around to sharing them on my blog.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Donation to Diabetes Research

I'm sending these pretty 9mm bullet with bling stud earrings off as a donation for a silent auction to fund diabetes research. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. Their goal and missions is to progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes from people's lives and eventually a world without type 1 diabetes. More info can be found at

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mixing Metals

I love mixing different kinds of metals. Especially the kinds with a lovely age and patina. It makes my heart go pitter patter! I just created a few necklaces using antique cabinet keys and vintage brass numbered stampings with a dash of sparkle. They measure about 19" and are on my favorite antiqued brass rollo chain with an old time clasp. Now available in my Etsy shop.