Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Link Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Link Party.  We're so happy to have you partying with us!  This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.

When you link up here at Vintage Inspiration Party your links will be seen on all 4 blogs!!

This week it was my turn to pick the features from last week's party and it sure wasn't easy. Thank you all for sharing your creative ideas, fabulous projects, vintage finds, and for inspiring us every week!

My 1929 Charmer shared her amazing deck reveal.  It's such a cozy space and packed full of vintage charm and beautiful fall decor!

D.D.'s Cottage and Design gave this secretary/desk a makeover with homemade chalk paint.  I love this color with the contrasting white interior.

Itsy Bits and Pieces shared her cottage style guest room that she decorated with some gorgeous and very special treasures.  I love this gallery wall she created with vintage dog pictures.

This wreath made from a drop cloth and embroidery hoop is so clever.  Simply Country Life shares a great tutorial on how to make your own.

Lavender Dreams made this adorable bear out of a quilt that she's had all her life.  The quilt was tattered beyond repair and she finally got up the courage to bring it back to life.

Red Tin Inn created this wonderful hanging basket from an old galvanized feeder and chalkboard paint.  It's so versatile and it could be decorated for any season by simply changing out the Christmas decor and chalkboard greeting.

If you were featured this week, feel free to use this button on your blog.  You can grab the code from my sidebar.

vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.

Link Party Guidelines
- You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links please.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- Be sure to have a visible link to My Salvaged Treasures within your post.  You can grab the party button from my sidebar or use a text link. 
- By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.

Let's get this party started and see what you all have to share!!



I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures

Friday, October 17, 2014

Junking Finds and Jewelry Creations

Are you still finding any good yard sales in your area?  The promising sounding sales that grab my attention and make me eager to venture out at the crack of dawn have been almost nonexistent lately. I did find one decent yard sale last weekend, then there was a flea market the weekend before where I found some pretty good junk.....

  What are the chances of finding an orange scale?  It was waiting for me at the yard sale along with a few other things that aren't pictured.  Everything else is from the flea market.  

 The person who painted this scale nailed pumpkin orange!
It doesn't get much pumpkin-ier than this.

I thought the Paris hand colored litho by G. Lelong was so pretty, but the frame...not so much.  I bought the smaller picture on the right for the frame.

I bought this one because I love the sweet poem and the frame. The thermometer doesn't work, but I couldn't leave it behind.

A small rusty cast iron basket inside a tarnished champagne bucket inside a large rusty wire basket.  Love!

20 aluminum cups (about the size of Dixie cups) and some metal numbers.  I'm thinking the cups would make great candle holders after I dress them up a bit.  

 This box full of crystal chandelier parts caught my eye just as I was leaving the flea market.  I had to pick out all the broken glass and several parts were missing, but the price was right and I saw it as a box full of potential.  

These are always fun to make when I can find crystals in decent shape and with holes large enough to accommodate a jump ring.  I soaked the crystals in Efferdent over night to get rid of all the gunk trapped in the holes, then I was able to start on the fun part.


Sharing with:
The Cottage Market for Junkin Joe 
Melissa's Antiques for Thrifty Things Friday
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage
Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday

I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Link Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Link Party.  We're so happy to have you partying with us!  This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.

When you link up here at Vintage Inspiration Party your links will be seen on all 4 blogs!!

This week's features were chosen by Becky at Beyond The Picket Fence.

I love the simplicity of this framed kitchenware from Organized Clutter.

Past, Present, & Patina turned a laundry cart into a fantastic, industrial styled table.

Scavenger Chic shows us how to make a wood counter--love the look and the price!

An easy, unique fall wreath from Meegan Makes.

I love a corner hutch and Happy at Home gave this one a beautiful makeover.

My 1929 Charmer shared some lovely junkin' finds--I adore these toolboxes.
 
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.

If you were featured this week, feel free to use this button on your blog.  You can grab the code from my sidebar.


Link Party Guidelines
- You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links please.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- Be sure to have a visible link to My Salvaged Treasures within your post.  You can grab the party button from my sidebar or use a text link. 
- By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.

We can't wait to be inspired by YOU!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Buried Treasures and a Necklace Giveaway Winner

I've been on a closet reorganization mission, but I'm not just reorganizing.  I'm rediscovering. We have one of those closets in the upstairs hallway that holds everything from linens to first aid supplies, old photo albums to sleeping bags, and light bulbs to old books. OK, there was a lot more stuffed into that closet, but you get the picture.

Look what I just became reacquainted with.  A couple of scuffed up books might not look like much, but what are the chances that I'd ever find a book with my name on it?  Elizabeth Ann is my legal name on my birth certificate, and Betsy is my nickname.  I found one of these at an antique show a few years ago, but I still can't remember where the other one came from. 
 
Copyright, 1927

  If I ever write a book about my spring vacation, you probably know what the beginning, middle, and end will be about.

I have a lot in common with this Elizabeth Ann.  We both love our vintage luggage.

 I get asked this question all the time when I drag things home from yard sales.

 I also have a lot in common with this Betsy.

Copyright, 1946
Wild horses can't keep us away from a good junking adventure.

Sometimes we both have to put up with unruly shoppers at an estate sale.

 We both like to show off our vintage treasures.

One thing's for sure, they're not going back in the closet!!  Who knows, I might even find time to read them one of these days.
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Treasure Box Necklace Giveaway Winner
Thank you all so much for stopping by to leave such wonderful comments about my treasure box necklaces (like this one) that were published in the Autumn issue of Jewelry Affair Magazine.  I appreciated every one of them!!!


I'm happy to announce that the winner is:
#55 belongs to Laurie from Indulge Your Shelf.  Congratulations Laurie!!!  I'll have your necklace in the mail ASAP.  Enjoy!  


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