Sunday, January 18, 2015
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?
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.
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
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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 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!
ps, more photos from the show here sue loves junk album
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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,