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

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Outside Junk

Some things outside the back door.

Old kids skis made into a door decoration.

My freebie old lights, just stuck them in a crock. My son said it would be better if they lit up, maybe next year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
Here is a little look around my house at some of my favorite things.

Our new tree, an artificial German twig tree, filled with a lot of my handmade ornaments some ornaments that were gifts, chandilier prisms and some new gold and brown balls. Tree skirt is Granpas old wool blanket.
A vintage post card enclosed in glass, I bought years ago!

My favorite junk store find, a red sleigh and gigham bow.

Last years great find a wire tree to display my vintage family glass ornaments!

My fav vintage ornie!

I still have a couple of Christmas images to share so come back next week!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Ornament I Recieved

The ornament I recieved from the Junk Revelution website is this very clever light bulb with a dish detergent lid on the bottom. It was made by momlvcntrt. The covering is a single ply napkin decopaged over the lightbulb.

A lovely way to make junk beautiful and useful again.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Masher Christmas

I painted these years ago, potato mashers into a Santa and a snowman. they usually sit on my windowsill in the kitchen, but moved them for the pics. The snowman's hat is made from an old sweater, it has faded over the years, it also has a wire in the top to keep the hat flowing. the little Santa on the arm of the snowman is a fishing sinker painted as a Santa. They also can hold paper napkins for something fun.

♫ Note ♫ the mashed potatos represented by music sheet paper chains ♫

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Junk Ornament Exchange

Over on the Junk revolution website I joined fellow junkers in a junk ornament exchange. I sent my ornaments I made to "Diane in the Valley" she received them and so I am going to share the pics that I took before sending them to her.

The first one here is an angel made from a Christmas bulb, a crystal, old jewelry ring and a insert for a cookie press plus vintage lace and button.

The second one is a wreath, I glued random junk on a large washer, an old key placed just right so there would be a place for the wire hanger.

Here is a closer view of them both.

I will post what I receive as soon as I receive them!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


I made thes ATC (artist trading cards) for a swap-bot.com swap.

They are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches
See the flower frog holding it up!
These little guys are called inchies and are 1 inch x 1 inch, they were harder to do than I thought they would be.
These are the ones I sent, looking forward to when I get mine, (I did get one) will post them later.

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