Sunday, January 18, 2015

the art barn progress report

i felt like sharing a few photos of my BIGGEST project,  the "art barn" (working title, ha ha).  it's coming along, i keep getting distracted from finishing the walls and putting up shelves, because i start makin' stuff.


a "before" shot.  the whole project started with a badly leaky roof.  you know how the thinking goes, "while i have the guys here, let's do a few extra things"



it was the case of the "hey guys, i have an idea.  how about adding a sleeping porch while we're at it?" 




"and let's level out the crappy, lumpy cement floor" 
 i had to park my car in it for the one  and only time this garage had ever seen a car, since we've owned the property.  that's 22 years!
half of the garage actually had a drive in pit for car repairs, when the original owners filled it, they did a really bad job.


lot's of action that day. 




cutest cement truck ever




gotta love a silly concrete guy, right?




scary Terry




all hands on deck



ta da!  looking good Jim


these sheets of osb went on the ceiling.  do you know how hard it was for me to just roll on white?  to resist the urge to jazz 'em up?


here's the exterior as of today. roof is on, with skylights for lot's of natural light. the sleeping porch will be finished off in the late spring.  it has to "settle" before we can install the screened wall.  and of course we can't paint until the spring.



sleeping porch



                             a few current interior shots.  remember it's all a work in progress.



the jar wall, full of old, weird bits and bobs







the beginnings of the boot wall







note the turntable for old timey tunes



so, i added old touristy bead belts to the boot shelves.






still to come-
a giant work bench on castors
various power tools
 a cute little wood burning stove
a disco ball

more to follow
xxo
sue








Wednesday, November 12, 2014

best little christmas market EVER

here's a few photos for you junkers who weren't able to make it to the world famous the Christmas Market, hosted by the Vintage With Flair, last weekend. 
it was the first time g and i tried out our  new *makers vintage supply"  concept.  and guess what?   it was a super fun success!  
so we will keep it going for sure, at the spring show at priddis.


g and i sporting sporting some of our wares



game pieces, ibm selectric font balls, ornies made from bottle caps and tin christmas light reflectors 



2 christmas trees made from industrial funnels

chimney sweep christmas trees with key chain garland and industrial pulleys,  and a one of a kind wooden insulator  tree with hand made glass drops



remember the made in japan santa mugs?  they originally had red, cold painted detail, which washed off almost immediately.  from the 1960's.  perfect for christmas morning hot chocolate and marshmallows.



we made a flag from a armed forces tent fly.


 the hand painted tree on an old window screen was one of the first things to sell,  g painted it.




the sweet "manitoba red cart"  went to a most excellent junker!



christmas junk for all!



lots of sparkly junk too


a big fat thanks to all the shoppers who came out to our little sale in the country.
and big hugs to pam and her crew who creates magic at every sale she hosts!

xxo
sue

ps,  more photos from the show here  sue loves junk album

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

sweet country shopping in okotoks


a couple of weeks ago johnny b. good and i headed off to okotoks via the back roads.  it was a rainy, misty kind of day which makes for soft and saturated photos. 

"All Through The House", were hosting their infamous country fall market.  Their shop is fabulous on it's own, but when they invite their favourite pickers and dealers to set up on their property, well that makes for a REALLY fabulous day in the country.







weathered, chippy and rusty!  all my favourite colours, hee hee!


there was tons of delicious goodies everywhere



sunny miss bonnie, was looking so chic in her woolens!


simple country flowers are best



i got all sorts of goodies from this cutie 




they had a great turn out, despite/because of the weather




sparkley jan, had her booth full of her hand made vintage goodness.



these shoes were to small, otherwise they would have been MINE



sparkle jan hamming it up





these are the things i scooped that day



and here's what i did with the dried hydrangeas



i love them, they look great with the dried artichoke


and the school locker baskets hold my ribbons in my sewing room


2  vintage silver jewelry thingys made by 2 bragg creek makers

 the beautiful necklace was made by sue stevens of "Hot Rocks Glass Jewels"  just for me.  i supplied some sentimental bits and bobs and ta da, look what she created!   i absolutely love it soooo much. 

the silver ring was a spoon, it's the most comfortable thumb ring i've ever had.  marina, from "A Little Forked Up" makes a whole line of jewelry from vintage flatware.   also, best name EVER.

I love this time of year, there are so many country markets, antique shows and such.  Then it's Christmas market time.   Just a little reminder to save the date for  the The Vintage With Flair, Christmas Market.   It's THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKET BECAUSE I"M IN IT!  

Saturday, November 8th,  Red Deer Lake Community Hall.

be there or be square,
xxo
sue