Wrapping up Market Season

With my second market season wrapped up at the beginning of October, I realized that I haven’t posted any pictures of six months worth of adventures… …and more to come.

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Experimenting with Style Part 2

In preparing for market season to begin, I decided to conduct a Style Experiment.  I had received some very good advice from a long time business woman in the antique, vintage and salvage business world and I decide to act on it.  She encouraged me to find my style and stay true to it.  What…

Farmhouse Style

Experimenting with Style

 I recently participated in an antique, vintage and salvage market as a vendor.  As I was preparing for the market, I decided to take a chance and conduct a style experiment.  My experiment consisted of choosing one of two styles that I seem to swing between or mix together. The first is the Farmhouse style. My…

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Latest Loves: Clock Faces

As you can tell from the finished DIY Giant Clock Face Project, I have a serious love for clock faces, large and small.  Over the past several years, clock faces have come and gone and I’ve regretted selling most of them… …and there have been a few that I dreamed about but had to choose…

DIY, Metal Clock Face, Giant Clocjk Face

DIY Giant Clock Face Reveal Round 2

Last Friday, at the very last second, I realize I had made a very big mistake with my clock face project.  I had messed up the roman numeral for the number four… I had to go back and fix it because once you noticed the mistake, it might as well have been written in blinking…

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Latest Loves: Carts

I have a mental sticky note in my head of all the things I look for when out junk shopping. Some things come and some things go on the list but not wooden or metal carts. At Texas Antique Week, I saw carts everywhere I went.  Weathered wooden ones with rusted nail holes, gouges and…

Operation Texas Antique Week Part 2

My day started out at 3:00 this morning, when my alarm went off.  I actually sat up and thought, “What is that?!”  Nothing on this earth needed to be making a single sound at that time of the night…or early morning and it took me a minute to figure out what that rude, obnoxious, violent…

Junk Mobsters Part 5

After returning to the Junk Mobster’s Shop and being invited to pick from The Don’s secret collection, I returned every week to sit and chat with the Mobster Family.   La Familia was fierce to outsiders but once those outsiders were accepted, they were treated like family. On a recent trip I got to be a…

Junk Mobsters Part 4

I sat in my car in front of the Junk Mobsters Shop wondering how I had arrived there in the first place.   I swore I would never go there again, and after the almost brawl I had with the Don at the estate sale, I thought I had ended on a high note- with me…

Unexpected Treasures

Every evening, I walk my pooch Charlie through an older neighborhood full of old homes.  Each old home is different from the next and they all have that charm and personality that I always find inspiring and delightful. I have found some of the old home elements that were removed from these old homes on…