Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Checking In or Junque Updates


Dropping in to share some recent Junque finds. Life gets In the way of blogging. More importantly I'm trying to keep blogging from getting In the way of life! I do post regularly on my FB page so head over there for the day to day Junque!
Boy Wonder had a soccer tournament this past weekend. Let's just say it was cold. Yes. Let us merely say that. In an attempt to get the blood flowing to toes and the like, between matches we thrifted.



A bit of vintage restaurant ware was a good start.



A vintage desk organizer got things smoking. This brought back fond (and not so fond) memories of school. I clearly remember these on the desks in the office of my elementary school.



Yesterday the thrift gave me these Japan mugs and some lovely goblets which will one day be turned into cool cloches. One day. Not necessarily soon. More likely to be buried in the someday project pile/hoard but perhaps I will surprise myself.



Oh. Um. Yes. Damn you Goodwill for making these so reasonably priced that i had no choice but to rescue them. Xmas ban STILL not working. Must stop getting these. Must stop...



And with vintage shows over for the year I've been busily crafting for an upcoming show. Vintage bling makes me ever so happy. Repurposed bling for sale is meant to make my wallet happy!
To those in the path of Sandy I wish you power and safety!
Making every day a little bit vintage,
Carrie

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Paint By Number Love


I've mentioned before my love for thrifted and yard sale art. The ever present dream of one day hitting the jackpot. Mostly an inability to refrain from rescuing art that was created by a real person!
Many, many (as in over a decade many) years ago we started collecting paint by numbers. Back before it was cool or trendy. Back before big name magazines highlighted them.
The result?




That's a portion of our bedroom wall. Most of them moved from MD with us. Yes, that did raise some eyebrows with the movers! We are just about out of room so rarely pick them up anymore (and finding them for a few dollars each is pretty hard these days!). I do find it hard to resist them when we do stumble upon them. After this many years, rescuing every PBN I see is practically a must and I do have to stop myself from automatically grabbing any PBN that crosses my path.




Yesterday I had an "a-ha" moment as I came across this easel in the garage. A quick grab of this auction painting which has been waiting for a frame for...ummm...longer than I care to admit and up the stairs we went.




Yeah. One less thing in the garage. One less painting waiting for a home (because it is obviously still waiting for a frame). Want to see it closer? Yeah. You do. Do let me oblige.




Isn't it fab?
Best of all? The hubs and I agree that the only thing better on that easel would be a big 'ole PBN to tie in to the rest of the wall. So I'm hunting again! Yippee.
Making every day a little bit vintage,
Carrie
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