“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Friday, February 7, 2014

We Moved To A Larger Space in the Antique Mall

I January we moved all our things downstairs to a larger space!
Here are some pics...


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jar Cloche

I loved making these, started with an ironstone plate and a glass pickle jar!

I added a large wood spool to the top (bottom) of the jar with E6000 glue.
I made a zipper ball, by winding a metal zipper around a styrofoam ball.
Add a part of an old book, vintage photo and a wood letter. Oh and some
shredded book pages to the outside.

What you don't see is the sjpping tape I used to keep the jar in place while traveling
to the antique mall and the scotch tape to hold the book pages, from flying all over the place.

The second one is a smaller one from a marcharina cherry jar.
door knob on top and some other porceline piece.
I side is a clock set on a tin jello mold, old photo and a quilt square.


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy Junkin New Year 2014!

I did something different in my gold frame this year. Four ironstone plates hung with command strips, and written with dry erase marker.  And just this morning I had the idea of changing the NOEL to 2014!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Junkin Christmas 2013

First, I have these little mold stars, maybe used for cakes or jello molds.
Now I transformed them into Christmas tree ornaments.
 I added burlap for the background, then added some found objects! and a little "snow".

 Keys, bells, earings, and buttons were some of the things I added!
Ribbon and #25!

White earing that looks like a snowflake!

I had a bunch of these old tree lights, which might work bur they use too much energy, so I carefully bundled them and wrapped the cord around the wires, and added a wool scarf bow. (cut in half lengthwise)

This vintage tree holder makes a unique wine chiller,
 just add ice then your favorite bottle of wine!

Have yourself a Junkin Kind of Christmas!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Large Suitcase as a Chalkboard

 When I found this large suitcase I knew I was going to make it into a chalkboard.
I taped off the part I wanted a chalkboard the rest of the suitcase was covered with newspaper as I sprayed the chalkboard paint on, outside this summer. After it was dry I hot glued on some trim around the chalkboard area. Sold very fast at Booth 65
The photo was taken in the trunk of our 55 car.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Vintage Paper Dolls in a New Look

I found these great vintage paper dolls at a flea market, the frames from a yard sale, and the background is scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby.

Would look great in a little girls room!
Currently for sale at my Booth 65

Monday, August 12, 2013

Repurpose For A Little Tool Box

I love this little red toolbox! To cute to use for tools!
Re purposed to a silverware holder for a picnic or party.
 I used 2 clear jars that do not have the wire or there glass lids.
 Also, can be used as a desk organizer, a third jar can be added if needed. You can also add family pics to the back where the note card is.
 I wrapped twine around the area of the jar where the wire was, and a button for fun!
 I used a recipe card in the back for the main dish o the party, easy way to show or give your recipe to others. White hankies as napkins, and a doily just for fun!
Do you have any other ideas for this toolbox?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bird Cage Wedding Card Holder ETC...

I made this bird cage card holder to sell in my booth.
I found this gem at a yard sale.
And it looked like this...
After a clean up it was time to get busy, I found this old paperback book and started cutting...
I just make random accordian folds
cut, cut, cut...
and place inside...
Print out the letters on another book page that fits the printer.
Cut out in a banner shape and add the sting to the cage and glue the letters to the string

By the way the cards it in the slots at the top of the cage.
I asked my cousin who has a flair for writing to make some envelopes to add to the cage.
The bottom comes of to retrieve the cards.
Now, it is ready to sell!  The person who buys it can add their personal touch to it easily, add a bow in your color, add a background paper to the letters.
Now, if you used this for your wedding what to do with it after the wedding?
1. add your wedding shoes, invitation, photo etc...
2. add you candles from your ceremony or...
3. just add candles, take it outside and hang it from a tree for a romantic evening.
4. what would you do with it? (doesn't need to be wedding related)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sewing Machine Drawer Make Over

I got 4 drawers at an auction, only one of them still had the frame, I was going to add a piece o wood to the top of the drawer frame to finish it, then I thought o seeing all the yardstick tables on Pinterest and thought that wood be easy to do.
This drawer also was missing th original knob, I had this glass one laying around
and it fit and looked good.

Cut the yard sticks to it and sanded the edges.

I aranged them on the top and glued them in place.

Now ready to add your favorite pieces to display!
link party  http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 1, 2013

Opened a Second Booth at Another Antique Mall

I opened another booth in a old barn in Gettysburg, PA, at this time it is all my own, meaning I'm not sharing it with my brother! It is a small space but it is perfect for me. I totally love doing this!
 Can you see some of my JunkinJane repurposing ideas?  

Hankies on display, the same way as I have them in my laundry room.

Old Atlas pages used as background for wood shelves and crates.

I painted the word VINTAGE on a ols piece o wood from an old door.

Old ladder is connected to two old doors. I only had about a week to find a ladder, everyelse I already had, I knew I had to have a ladder 10 foot long, when I found this one it was marked 12' when we got it home and my husband started to put it together it measured just under 10' so he made some extentions.  You probably wouldn't have noticed if I didm't tell you!
 The doors did not have knobs on so I made "handles" from old spoons to cover the holes and to hand stuf on.

I had a typwriter in my other booth and was going to bring it to this booth, bur I sold it thru facebook when people shared it, luckily I bought another one the next day!

A suitcase table with 50s stuff on it!
 My daughter thisnks the little pink watering can is ugly, but she made a nice display with it!
Also, there is still room for more goodies!

One of my first posts here on my blog, was a pair of rubber boots with flowers in them! Still works today!!
Have a Great Junkin Day!
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