Sunday, July 29, 2012

Heading Out

I took a small break this morning. I unglued my eyes from Olympic coverage and headed out to the flea market. Once there these lovelies hopped into my cart:

Ah, the allure of doll heads sans bodies. These have been on my list for a while and will look terrific under a cloche.

I recently had a conversation with myself that involved the topic of white dishes. Despite evidence to the contrary the conversation ended with my brain deciding to part with the stacks I have and refrain from purchasing more. Apparently, in my Olympic addled state, my brain forgot. So now I have a stack of ten more plates AND the gravy boat.
Possibly I will alter them as I did with some ironstone earlier this year. Anyone remember this picture and post?

Hmmm. Of course they are rather fabulous as found...

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions best left for some later point in time when I have not stayed up until the wee hours of the morning watching athletes work really, really hard. You know, the kind of effort that makes me feel sluggish, ancient and pathetic for sitting on the couch! At least I did a small flea market sprint, right?

Friday, July 27, 2012

What's New

Greetings Junque friends.
If you follow me on FB (and if you aren't following me there head over and see the junk goodies I scored while away) you know I spent the past two weeks in the wild tropics of Miami. Interesting sights were all around and I ate more than my fair share of Cuban cuisine. Ah, how I miss my Cortadito...
Meanwhile, thought I'd share a few shots of some jewelry I've been working on. Glad to squeeze some creating in before the Olympics begin. We are a TOTAL Olympic geek family and will be glued to the tv for the next few weeks.

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Well I'm off. Preparing fish and chips for dinner in honor of London (see, I told you we are geeks!).
Enjoy the games and let's go Team USA.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dorothy, You're Not in Goodwill Anymore...

Greetings Junque friends.
Here in the tropics I have encountered a rather confusing species of thrift store.
Exhibit A:
I had to head back outside and check the sign to be sure I was not losing my mind.
Yes, Goodwill.
Ummm...when did the displays get so...groovy?
Shredded denim strips form the backdrop and the platform is built out of pallets.  Junk on thrift folks!
Furniture case items arranged "just so" with some potted greenery on the side for height.
Book pages people!  Board backdrops covered in  book pages.  Paperbacks strung on twine and suspended from the ceiling.
Do the Anthro people come here?  Do they intern at Miami Goodwill stores?  Surely there is some sort of crossover here!
And adding to the unique Miami flair...
In case you were wanting some fruit on your way home.  Pop over to the truck and pick up a mango to go with your fabulous thrift/anthro finds!
I never cease to be amazed by the sights I see down here.
Yours in tropical junque,

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Messing Around

Lots going on at the Junque Casa these days.
Bit of a test post here as I try to figure out blogging from the iPad. Technology has been kicking my rump of late. Anyone else struggling to get their Instagram photos to load to FB?? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller...
Finished these tables up the other day. Sometimes we all need arrows pointing the way. Plunk these down in your house and redirect at will!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Crushes and Creations

I shall let you all in on a secret crush of mine.
I discovered her several months back in a Mollie Makes magazine (yes, you have heard of my over the top love affair with this publication a time or two, or twelve).  I read, I drooled over the photos, I visited her blog.  And I was hooked.
The other day in a fit of crafting high jinks I channeled my inner Dottie and created this:

It started innocently enough with a yard sale purchase.
This somewhat tattered linen needed a home.  It appears to be the size of a pillowcase (although it lacks a pillow pocket).  So many lovely details.  So much effort to create something beautiful.  I was certain that only I would love it enough to bring it home.  Visions of leaving it behind to be thrown away were too much to bear so my natural rescuing tendencies kicked in (mental note - the high verbal drama indicates I need to stop watching those Downton Abbey episodes to which I swore I would not succumb).
Quite simply the easiest apron, EVER!  An old doily was turned into a pocket.  Some ribbon remnants made a nice tie.
All done I tried it on and swirled around.  Two thoughts came to mind.
One, I quite think the lovely Tiff (aka Dottie Angel) would rock this apron with some of her spiffy clogs.
Two, "You look like a doily" (and now I have squarely dated myself with a Reality Bites reference)!
Check out Dottie Angel.  Tiff knows not of my existence but I dare say you will find yourself in a bit of swoon with her awesomeness.
Yours in Doily abundance,
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