Friday, November 18, 2011

Dining Room Snapshots

Hi my blogging friends! I apologize I have been absent lately. A lot has happened in my life in the past 3 months. I have been adjusting to several big changes. I am living in a new location and have been keeping busy feathering my nest. I wanted to share some pics of my new dining room. Here is what I have so far. Enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Junk Bonanza 2011

What fun! My friend Angie and I took a trip to the 2011 Junk Bonanza and had a total blast! I saw so many interesting things and so badly wanted to take many of them home with me. I'm proud to say I had a limit of only what I could fit in my bag car.  You would be surprised at what I can fit in my Honda Civic! So for now here are some of the pics of what I saw. I will show you my treasures soon.
The Junk Divas ready to go!

I really wanted that little clock!

So cute!

This little cutie can be found at Seasons in Carver

I always love a good cubby

Theres me in the reflection shopping!

This wonderful bird cage was purchased by a fellow blogger The Porch & Atelier

Here I am with my most fabulous find Mary and meeting Ki Nassauer
Stay tuned for more on what I brought home to the Vault!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Here is a new necklace I recently completed. I just got a new phone -the iphone 4 and have been doing some experimenting with the camera. I took these pictures using my new phone. I think its better than my regular camera! Maybe I dont need a new camera afterall.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Oronoco Gold Rush Days

I spent last weekend in Oronoco MN for the annual Gold Rush Days. The ENTIRE town (well its not very big-but still) is filled with different junk vendors. It's so much fun and takes more than one day to cover the entire event. I had a great time picking and wheeling and dealing for my treasures. Here are some pics of some of the loot I came back with. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE.

I never pass up a vintage saint statue!

Misc. vintage medals-a few are French!

I scooped up several vintage ladies watches

More vintage religious

Whole bins of keys!

Misc clock faces

Lots of hardware, rosettes, escutcheons etc

Vintage costume jewelry and brooches

A whole container filled with vintage prisms and glass bottle toppers!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wedding Gift

My good friend Lisa was recently married and I decided to make her a wedding gift of jewelry. I soldered a picture of her and her husband to a vintage prism. I hand wired the chain using pretty stones and Czech glass and combined it with upcycled chain. Congratulations Lisa!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Finished Vanity

As promised here is the reveal of my latest project. I will be using this as a make-up vanity in our master bathroom. I took several different photos some with the flash on and some with it off. I also took some pictures with our bathroom lights on and off. Our bathroom lights tend to give it a yellow glow, but it is not yellow at all. I used Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint, then finished her with clear wax. What do you think?