Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Haul Out The...

I just may need a human sized Tonka to get out all the bins of Xmas joy!
In the meantime, I love this vintage Tonka hauling its load of green Shiny Brites!
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Land of Enchantment

Truly one of my most favorite places.
I find it difficult to imagine EVER tiring of views like this.
Thrift stores are full of sights one rarely encounters in my neck of the woods.
These boots were made for going home (sadly).  Currently I am wearing them in the rain which was here when we left and still here when we stepped off the plane.
Hope everyone had a terrific holiday.  Ours was gloriously full of sun, majestic vistas, great friends and a bucket of tears on the plane ride home!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Glue Hurts

My glue gun was working overtime last week - to remove layer after layer of skin on my fingers!
Crafting is dangerous and painful work my friends.
I made this one to sell after a previous incarnation got taken out by a mean gust of wind at Springfield - sniff, sniff, sniff.
Now I'm not sure I can part with it.  Looks perfect in the kitchen by the red, white and black wall of junque.
What to do?  What to do?
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dans la Boite

While out at an antique mall last week I stumbled across this (yes, stumbled - it was on the floor and I am not the most graceful of pickers even on my best day):
Lid off revealed the following which amused me no end (do you think the careful wording is a result of translation or the nature of how much more erudite we were many years ago):

Peel back the wax paper and you will find:
Perfectly stunning like the day they were made.  So lovely!
There were two boxes.  I almost didn't take both.  As I set the second one back my inner junque magnet screamed, "Are you crazy?  You will regret that..."  So in the cart it went.
The only dilemma now is - do I split them up and sell by the piece or do I sell the box as is?
They have so much potential.
If you read my last post about buying American you will chuckle to note these were made in France.  They are vintage which means I supported a local business and thus I continue to live my mantra, "Buy American.  Buy Vintage."
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday's Junque

Thursday's Junque is ( of course this was LAST Thursday):
Industrial Christmas!
Love this metal wall mounted file holder.  So many organizational and display possibilities.  And listen, I buy vintage Christmas year round but 'tis the season to find it in abundance!
Thursday's Junque is also:
Made In the USA

This tickles me so because I am a Philly girl who spends every day wishing I could get a real soft pretzel and cheese steak.  It's a tall order but you probably are uninterested in my dissertation on all the things that are wrong with the "Philly" cheese steaks being served in the rest of the country.  Sometimes I get one and think what a crime it is to even attempt to call this, this "THING" a cheese steak.  Anyhoo...
The file was made in Chicago and that brings me to my big point.  I'm all about let's try and buy American.  It makes sense.  It feels good.  Not even all that hard if you follow my mantra:
Buy American
Buy Vintage!
I'm thinking of printing up t-shirts for my spring shows with this slogan.  Get the original deal - not the repro one from PB, RH and the like.  The first time around they were almost all made here in the US.  And when you purchase from a vintage seller you're keeping us in business, right here in America.
Just a thought.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


A happy coincidence of sunlight through the family room window produced this fabulous shadow on the wall.
Even more happily I was around to notice and capture the moment.
Enjoy those little moments.  They can be full of magic!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More Show Shots and Coming Soon...

A few more craft show booth shots to share.

A sneak peek of some holiday items coming soon to Etsy.

Junque wreaths are making their Etsy debut this year along with some altered bottle brush trees.  Bring on the glitter!

Show Booth

Just checking in with a few shots of my booth this past weekend at the craft show.
It was amusing and ever so slightly better than the Spring show.  Crossing this one off the list.  Next year we will try again somewhere else.
More photos tomorrow.  Hope you all had a great junque weekend!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Jingle, Jingle!

The glitter and tinsel are flying this week as I get ready for a holiday craft show on Sunday.
Vintage light covers with some glittered vintage plastic greenery.  A tinsel hanger makes them versatile!

Ah, glitter.  You know I've been in my happy place getting these ready.  Oh, and that Martha Stewart glitter paint is FAB -U -LOUS!!!!  Transformed a vintage metal frame into a display tray with a bit of vintage tablecloth fabric inside.

Here's hoping this show is not a repeat of the horror in March because I've only recently really recovered from it.  Worst case I'm going to have a lot of inventory for Etsy!
Junque on peeps!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Would You?

So the question is would you buy this?
Here it is in my yard thus proving that I indeed would, and did, buy this army cot.
Major hose down was required - I hate when I get junque home and realize that the previous owners were smokers.  The prime give away was the fact that my car begin to smell like cigarettes just in the short drive home!  Remember folks, it's not a glamorous profession by any means.
Love it smells and all.  Currently the cot has taken up residence on the deck where I'm hoping several days of sun and wind will aid in the decontamination process!  I'm so excited to display this at shows next year.
In unrelated sugar coma news please note that I'm getting better.  Today I waited until 1PM before raiding the kids Halloween stash.  Really I am in awe of my self control!!!!