Sunday, August 29, 2010


Earlier this summer I spotted a few windows at a little consignment shop in Chapel Hill, Tennessee.  This is the one my son dubbed the House o' Crap.   At the time, we were on our way to Huntsville and didn't have room for these in the car.  These were still on my mind a few weeks ago, especially when I saw how beautifully one blogger had displayed a similar window.   I quickly made the trip back over to Chapel Hill and snagged five of these babies.  I did a little dry brushing of 2 colors on this one.  My husband added the handle and the hardware to hang the window.   I made the wreath from a burlap  feed sack.  Since I love fall so much, I thought I would go ahead and get started by adding some black and orange yo-yos and a pumpkin. 

Pam and I are working on a plan to sell some of our things soon, including 4 of these windows.  Once we have the details finalized, I'll share the time and location.

Monday, August 9, 2010

To Cage An Owl

Isn't he cute?  I bought this basket at Three French Hens in Nolensville, TN on Saturday.  I almost didn't buy it because it had a bent and broken wire.  A pair of pliers and some ribbon and you'd never know.  I couldn't resist caging the owl.  This is something my daughter made.  She created the owl from various scrap book paper designs, and Modge Podged them onto painted canvas.  The eyes are large  and small buttons sewn on the canvas.

Our little outing this weekend to the Triune flea market was a TOTAL BUST.  I couldn't believe it.  There was nothing there even close to any flea market I've ever been to.  It was mostly carnival type food, produce and socks. 

We finished up the morning by going back to The Roost where we bought some great vintage buttons we will be using on some future projects.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Vintage Inspired Tote Bags

We spent the afternoon making some totebags with old fashioned yo-yo pins.   I love yo-yos.  The ways to use these are almost endless.

Tomorrow  we are making a trip to the Triune flea market and to check out some yard sales.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Weekend Finds

Saturday morning at 7:35 I was standing in line at the new Dollar General store for my free $10 gift card (It was the Grand Opening).  Afterwards I thought I would head down one of the main streets lined with subdivisions to check out some yard sales.  Since the skies were dark and heavy, I rushed through quickly.  At the last stop on my way back towards home, I found these:

A vintage Ethan Allen coffee table.  I'm not sure what color this will be when we're done.

We're going to paint and distress this piece, add some stylish knobs, and replace the hinges if possible.  The lady I bought this from said that it was hand made for her about 30 years ago, to use as  a Barbie clothes wardrobe.  She had been using it for jewelry.  I'm thinking there are several ways this can be used.  It even has hangers on the back so it can be mounted on the wall.

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