Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party - thanks for joining us!  Are you all ready for Thanksgiving?  The last several days have been pretty hectic for me because we'll be hosting this year and I'm still working on wrapping up some last minute details. One more trip to the grocery store tomorrow before the cooking marathon begins, then the best part of all is when family starts to arrive.  I want to wish all of you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving celebration!!  

We have an incredible party full of wonderful Christmas decor features this week, so let's jump right in!
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Let's take a look at the features from last week's party that were chosen by Angie @ Knick of Time.

Distressed Donna Down Home gathered up a bunch of mismatched little benches and a stool, and went cranberry-happy on them - don't they look festive?

Simply Country Life showed us how she turned a porch post into a beautiful coat rack.

Sew Sweet Vintage made these embellished ornaments that look charming in their simplicity.

I love this mantel decked out in bottle brush trees by Adirondack Girl @ Heart.

Creative Country Mom went with simple vintage touches to decorate her home for Christmas.

Cabin and Cottage shared some gorgeous vintage children's clothing.

twelveOeight created this cute chalkboard free printable.

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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 (text link is fine) within your post.
- 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.

Now it's your turn. Let’s Get This Party Started!
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Industrial Storage Cubby

Several weeks ago I found this large, very heavy, rusty, dirty, and scratched metal industrial storage cubby at a warehouse sale.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I loved the rustic charm, the decent price, and all 72 little compartments.  I did NOT love the stickers.

I shared it on my Facebook page asking for suggestions on how to remove the ugly stickers, and received over 200 comments.  Thank you all so much for your great ideas!  The advise ranged from Goo Gone to peanut butter, dish washing soap to turpentine, Citrus Splash air freshener to a heat gun, eucalyptus oil to a razor blade, and elbow grease to patience and a shot of tequila (my favorite).  

I went with what I had around the house, but nothing was going to completely remove these stubborn stickers.  If they had been more vintage looking I would have left them alone and saved myself a lot of trouble and tequila!

Time for plan Z.  

Someone suggested covering up the stickers with Washi tape; I didn't have any, but I did have a roll of chalkboard vinyl.

I cut the vinyl into 1" strips, slid the 36" strips through the slots, then called it done.  But wait.  I think it needs wheels.  Yes, it needs wheels, and wheels it will get if it doesn't sell and I end up keeping it.  

It'll be great for storing junk, stuff, misc, bits, pieces, parts, odds, and ends.


Sharing with:
Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
The Cottage Market for Junkin Joe
Distressed Donna Down Home for Make It Monday

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party.  We're so happy to have you partying with us every week and we always look forward to seeing your vintage inspired treasures and projects. 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.

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.

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 choose the features from last week's party.
Let's take a look.....

You're going to love every detail of this amazing Christmas home tour shared by Restyle Relove.  Everything looks so cozy and festive.

Lost & Found shows us how she decorated her booth for the holidays.  I love the red and blue theme and all the vintage toys.

What an incredible find shared by Minnesota Junker.  This wonderful old desk organizer was found at Junk Bonanza and it's a perfect fit on top of her Hoosier.  I love the vintage treasures displayed in all the nooks and crannies.

Twelve 0 Eight shares a great tutorial on how to make this pretty wreath with book pages, paper, and pine cones.

Isn't this clever?  Artsy VaVa created this whimsical snowman from an old industrial cable spool end.  She included a link to some of the other projects she made from more of these spool ends.

Who doesn't need more storage?  My Love 2 Create shows us how she made this under the bed rolling storage container from old drawers and a fence board.  Love this thrifty project!

I think this book angel from Thrifty Rebel is adorable.  She included a step by step tutorial that looks real easy and very forgiving if you make a mistake.

Anastasia Vintage used an old flour sifter as a plant holder, then she created a cute little shelf for it to sit on.  You'll also have to check out what she did with two old colanders.

If you were featured this week we'd love to have you share 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 (text link is fine) within your post.
- 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.

Now it's your turn.  Let’s Get This Party Started!





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

Friday, November 14, 2014

My Mom's Jeweled Creations

Where did the week go?  Wow, this one really got away from me.  I've been so busy with non blog-worthy projects this week because the house needed my attention, so all the junkin' projects and other fun stuff had to be put on the back burner.

Last weekend I was a vendor at an out of town craft show and I'm still playing catch up from being gone for several days.  As always, this show was a big success and the best part was being able to spend time visiting with my mom because she had the table right next to me.  I wish I had more pictures to show you, but it got crazy busy immediately after they opened the doors on Friday afternoon.  That's a good thing!!

I wish I could take credit for these beautiful jeweled trees and wreaths, but my sweet mom is the one responsible for bringing them to life.  It was no surprise that both of these trees and another one sold the first day of the show.  She also sells her handmade quilts, purses, dolls, and pillows.  My mom is 84 years young and still manages to get out there almost every weekend for some serious treasure hunting. 

You should see these sparkle when the light hits them just right.

She also makes these beautiful jeweled wreaths.  I was eyeing that pretty silver pin hanging in the center and was tempted to pluck it right off.

Two more beautiful wreaths I sold for her last year at Noel Vintage Holiday Market.

This is a jeweled wreath I made many years ago, long before I was using bits and pieces of old jewelry to make new jewelry.  I first posted about it here in December 2011.  Every holiday season I bring it out and display it in the center of this large chippy old window that hangs on a wall in my family room.

Here's a lone picture of my jewelry table.  It pretty much looks the same every year, but why change something that's working?  I have to go vertical in order to maximize the display area of a 6' table, but since we have to sit stand (who has time to sit) behind our tables, I always go vertical on the sides so I can still see and talk to my customers. 
  I'm going to be a busy jewelry maker and silverware stamper because my next show is coming up in just a few weeks.  

Have a great weekend and please stay warm in your neck of the woods.

Don't forget to come back here every Tuesday evening at 5:00 PST to share your vintage inspiration with us.


Sharing with:
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
Distressed Donna Down Home for Make It Monday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday

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