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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blonde Moment....


Today started out just fine. I had the plan to make it out to Canton First Monday Flea market as soon as could get all my work at the office done. Wouldn't you know that I had to take a bunch of international shipments to the PO AND make a payroll tax deposit at the bank first. I got all that done and by 12:45 and was headed down the road to Flea Market Heaven.

I forgot my camera, so no pictures, but I've got a story to tell.
It is starting to get hot here in TX, and today was around 85. Now in the midst of August that's a cool front. But when we've gotten accustomed to cooler temps, it's really hot. Now add the humidity and sunshine to that, and walking around Canton got a bit sticky. After 2 hrs, I was pretty much done with the Field shopping, and was headed to the Civic Center (Air-conditioned) to see some friends and cool off a bit. I had one last stop at a place near theentrance to the CC, and then I headed for the great indoors. Just as I found my friends, I looked at my push cart and I realized it was
NOT MINE!!!!!! Lickety split, back out the door I go towards the last place I had visited. As I walk out the CC doors I see a very panicked woman looking at the cart I'm pulling. On a hunch I asked her if it was hers. She looked at it and said 'yes' but still seemed a bit perplexed. I apologized again and again, and asked where I had left mine. She showed me and it was exactly where I thought it was. I put my arm around her apologized again, we laughed about it, and then I headed back to the CC as soon as I felt she had recovered. As I approached my friends (sellers) I told them the story and we had a big laugh. I guess the heat was really getting to me. Her cart didn't even look like mine :/

Just so I won't have a post without pictures, take a look at what I found the other day.

Aren't these knobs just too cool. You all know how I love clocks, numbers, and B&W graphics and these are just perfect. I placed them inside a clock plate and turned a white cup upside-down for a makeshift candy dish. I added a few of my XVI balls and I just love it.

I don't know if I'll use them as knobs someday, but for now they are just fine in the candy dish, with all my other clock stuff.

Mark your calendars
Our Little Corner Antique mall is having an "everything is on sale-sale" May 16th.
there will be lots of stuff inside and out. Dealers will be bringing extra stuff for outdoor shopping. And Everything will be marked down in every booth. Nothing going for the marked price, NOTHING.
So if you are not headed to Mindy's sale in Poetry, head out to Noonday, to Our Little Corner for some great deals.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Junk Sistas Raffle for Bella



Alright Sistas, We need your help! The super fabulous Theresa @ Garden Antqs Vintage and Gypsy Rose are planning a
Good Ol’ Fundraiser for Ms. Bella, the Granddaughter of that Trash Talkin' Debbie.

Bloggers from all over have donated items for the raffle and details can be found here. There are some fabulous items available.

1. Willing participants will have directions back to Trailer Trash blog to buy raffle tickets.

2.. On June 1, 2009 organizers will use Random Org. to randomly draw names.

3. On June 2, the total amount will be announce and given to the family.If you have ANY QUESTIONS, please e-mail Amy or Theresa.

Thank You,
Theresa garden_antqs@yahoo.com
& Amy ms.gypsyrose@att.net


Here are the items I've donated:

A vintage flatware bracelet measuring 7" long.


A pin made from a vintage escutcheon plate, key, and various other repurposed items.

A pair of Texas sized Texas watch face earrings. Top watches are just over an inch dia, and the bottom ones are 3/4", earrings dangle down almost 3".

There are lots more items, so hop over to the information blog and follow the links, and buy your raffle tickets to help out this little Angel.
Margo

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend Project


I seem to find things in spurts, and recently I've been finding work lights. You know the kind with those great metal cages around them. When I found this one I knew what I had to do with it.
I was inspired by this book.



Which is one of my current favs, and you've heard me talk about it before. If you are looking at how to work a slight industrial feel into your decor, this is the book for you. Anyway...I put this lamp together this weekend and it was sooooo easy.

First thing I did was to find the trouble light and an old base. You could easily make a base out of wood.


I have a box of lamp parts, from lamps I've taken apart, and I found a short threaded bar in one of them and attached it to the lamp base.

Then I drilled a hole in a dowel so it slipped over the threaded bar, and I glued it to secure it. If you want a more fancy look, use an old spindle instead of a dowel. Then I attached the trouble light to the wooden dowel with 2 screws, and wrapped the cord around the outside of the dowel.


How you attach your trouble light will depend on it's design. Some have a clamp, you might be able to just clamp it to your dowel.
I did paint the cord black because it was stained and dirty. The electrical seemed sound so I did not feel the need to re-wire it. Leaving the cord exposed added a little bit more of that industrial feel. I will need to add an on/off switch to this one as it does not have one. Plug in =on, unplug=off.
For a finial I used an old door knob.

If you can use a drill you can do this project.
For now this lamp will live where you see it in the picture. But after Son #1 moves out, his room is going Industrial/cottage, Can't wait to use it in there. I have another trouble light for the other side of the bed. It's a different design and I'll try a different style of lamp.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh No He Didn't!!!!

Get ready to cry a river. First let me say that I really don't like making furniture. But I had this great headboard just screaming to be a bench. So I started working on it about 9mos ago, with the idea of having it done by the Spring Gresham Barn Sale.
This is what it looked like 1 week before drop off day.


The sides are from an old chair, the back is the old headboard. I worked and work on it to make it strong and stable and
I did get it painted in time, and transported and set up for the show, but it did not sell.


So we brought it home. I unloaded it from the trailer, but did not take it up to the barn, I needed Hubby's help. I figured, it's big and white and sitting out in the middle of the yard no one will run over it right? WRONG!!!!

Aparently DH hooked up the trailer, and had to do the forward/ backwards thing to get it out of the drive way and backed right over my creation.

To his credit, he does feel bad, and has promised to help me put it all back together. I told him not to bother, that I didn't want to transport it from sale to sale, just to have it not sell. But he said he liked it and wanted it for our yard. he's good at heart.
He called me to tell me about it so I wouldn't "discover" it and get mad. Very smart on his part, by the time I saw it, I was over the shock and disappointment.
It's just a thing, and it can be fixed, so It's all good. But the story is truly Blog Worthy.



Saturday, April 25, 2009

Weekend Garage Sale


If It's the Weekend, It's time for
another Blog Garage Sale


This will be my last weekly Garage Sale. I will have one once a month until September, but I don't know which weekend yet. I'll keep you posted.

If you see something you like email me and include your zip code. Just click the link "email me" and I'll work out the details with you. I prefer Paypal, but will accept Money Orders.
I will answer all emails in the order they are received. Enjoy shopping.
I will happily combine shipping to save you money.

Regarding shipping: I'm using my rate code system. See chart at the bottom for shipping rates. Rates apply to US addresses within the 48 states.


Metal parts from something i once took apart.
There are 2 basic shapes, 4 pieces total. Maybe you can figure out something to do with them.
5.00 for all, heavy, shipping rate code 3





These little metal things have something to do with lanterns.
$3.00 for both, Shipping 5.50


3 Wooden Prim Houses
3.00 for all, Shipping 6.00




Red chair parts, color in the left picture is accurate
$9.00 for both sections, shipping rate code 3


Chair Support springs
3.00 for all, shipping rate code 3



Old Doll Stand, I use these to display old hats
This one has signs of age and wear. Arm is adjustable
2.00 shipping rate code 3



Don;t know, maybe some sort of lamp top. All metal
3.00 Shipping rate code 3


2 short wooden chair leg spindles with wheels, about 11".
$15.00, shipping rate code 3


Towel Bar all metal, old and chippy
$5, shipping rate code 3


If you missed a past sale, or want to see what is still available, you can view those items here
Garage Sale and Flea Market
on my web site.


Be sure to check out Cammie's, & prissynprimtiques to see there Garage Sale items.


Shipping Rate codes: The post office has raised it's rates substantially on packages. I will use either USPS or UPS depending on which is cheaper. On larger breakable items I always use UPS.
Rates are generally as follows, Rate codes are numbered.
1)Small paper or cloth items, can usually be sent in an envelope and will be, $3 or less to ship

2)Larger items, that will fit in a flat rate USPS box ( 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8) will be $5.50 to ship.

3)Large or heavy items will be around $8-$12 to ship, depending on size, destination and weight.

4)Books can be sent via Media mail for between $3-$4.
I try to keep it all as inexpensive as possible.



Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Projects etc


Thanks to everyone for all the great ideas about the Spring Wreath. I think that adding lights would not be the safest thing because of the Metal vs Electricity element. I love the idea of the hinges being butterflies and the faucets being flowers, Thanks Debbie. I also like the idea of adding little marbles or glass beads to the faucets. That would also give it a little sparkle. These are all great ideas and I can't wait to have time to work on it some more.

As I said in the last post, DH was gone all last week. I never realized how bored I get without him here, but I found myself doing projects all over the place. Here are a few more, when he got home he was surprised at all the "changes".

This is just an old rusty lantern, with misc this-n-that inside. I tried a white-ish one but it was too cottagey for my house.

This is actually 2 pieces of wood, that I purchased from one of my junk vendors.
I attached them in the center

And added this wooden rose piece that I had laying around
I needed something new above this door. One thing I did was to put the hangers the same distance as the existing nails for the piece that was up there. That way I didn't have to put any more holes in the wall.

I had this stove front piece in my booth. I really liked it and thought it might just work over my stove. just used some home-made S hooks and attached it to the grate that I already had there.

And I even had time for a few new jewelry pieces.

This week has been filled mostly with work (real job) and finding junk.


I'll be at Our Little Corner all day tomorrow, putting in my 1 work day a month. I've got a car load of new stuff I'll be putting out too. So stop by if you are in the area, I'll be in the Pink Building from 11-5.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring Projects


As I said in the last post. DH was gone all last week, and I had lots of time on my hands. So some crazy projects crept into my brain. The first one is this bed spring project. I've shown these springs before, they have these great hooks on them. I decided to hook them onto an old rusty bucket I use as a planter and add some candles.

Those are just regular votive cups, they fit right in there. I kind alike this project.

The next one is a bit strange, and I'm not sure how I feel about it now that I've made it. When I took the bed apart I had all these little springs that connected the larger springs. I decided to try and make some kind of wreath out of them. I just wired these onto an old hoop I had. It's a small wreath about 10" dia. I think it needs a little something more though. Any ideas???

Well those are my 2 Spring Projects, fooled ya huh? You thought I meant Spring, as in April showers, May flowers Spring.
ta ta

Monday, April 20, 2009


Since he's back now, I can tell you that my DH was gone all last week. I am truly glad he is home.
He was on a "looking for dead people" trip to Tennessee, looking for family history. He kept telling me about all the junk shops along the way. I guess I'll have to go with him next time, as long as he agrees to stop at some of the junk shops.

It was a great week of selling, and finding and here are some of my finds.

One really good Garage Sale with a Barn full of tools

Anyone know what this unusual thing is. I'm thinking flower frog???



Look at the size of this bulb


Not sure what this is, but I think it has something to do with electricity wires, and a tension line. The pulley is ceramic.


Look at this great John Deere Windmill
And those industrial light covers will be lamps for a bedroom i'm doing in cottage/industrial. Also 2 metal pulleys and a really heavy red wheel.



I'm loving all those gauges I picked up. See what I did with the 3 I'm keeping. I really like the one that has a needle that looks like the Eifel tower.




I have several gauges for sale on my Garage Sale post below, and Some of the other items will be on my ebay this week. Just click the button below.




Saturday, April 18, 2009

Weekend Garage Sale


If It's the Weekend, It's time for
another Blog Garage Sale


If you see something you like email me and include your zip code. Just click the link "email me" and I'll work out the details with you. I prefer Paypal, but will accept Money Orders.
I will answer all emails in the order they are received. Enjoy shopping.
I will happily combine shipping to save you money.

Regarding shipping: I'm using my rate code system. See chart at the bottom for shipping rates. Rates apply to US addresses within the 48 states.



First up, Wooden Cash register drawer removed from old National Cash Register. Missing bottom. Lots of great cubbies. Oak I think, complete with Dirt and grime, needs a bath.
About 17" square $10, Shipping code 3



Gauge anyone. Each gauge in this picture is
$3.
If there is an X through it, it's no longer available. Gauges look great in groups, in jars etc. The faces have great graphics like a clock. Below is a picture of how I displayed some of the ones I've kept.
When asking about one, simply describe it, and it's location in the picture below. Shipping will be 5.50 for up to 3, as long as they fit in a PM flat rate box. Others will need to be weighed. One alone can probably be shipped for less, via Parcel Post or FC.

Close ups


Here are mine:


Sold
Wooden Architectural Piece, resembles crowns, around 18" Long
$9.00, Shipping rate code 3



Sold
Vintage Curtain Rings Lot for $3.00, shipping rate code 1


Sold
Iron Wheel, Unsure of age, probably not old, great shape $6, shipping rate code 3




2 old heater elements, great for junking projects
$3 for pr, shipping 5.50


Sold
Free + shipping
2 sets of beaters different shapes. Pay for shipping and they are yours.



Ceramic, or Porcelain Glove form. Most of these are white, but this one was black. I spruced it up with chalk board paint, so you can actually write on it.
$12.00 , shipping rate code 3



For the altered artists out there. Metal parts from an old Cash Register. I really like the "metal ties" All of this for only $3, plus shipping rate code 1



That's it for this weekend, hope you see something you like.




If you missed a past sale, or want to see what is still available, you can view those items here
Garage Sale and Flea Market
on my web site.


Be sure to check out Cammie's , prissynprimtiques, This N That and Monkeybox to see if they are having sales this weekend.


Shipping Rate codes: The post office has raised it's rates substantially on packages. I will use either USPS or UPS depending on which is cheaper. On larger breakable items I always use UPS.
Rates are generally as follows, Rate codes are numbered.
1)Small paper or cloth items, can usually be sent in an envelope and will be, $3 or less to ship

2)Larger items, that will fit in a flat rate USPS box ( 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8) will be $5.50 to ship.

3)Large or heavy items will be around $8-$12 to ship, depending on size, destination and weight.

4)Books can be sent via Media mail for between $3-$4.
I try to keep it all as inexpensive as possible.



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