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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pretty Salvage Finds

Well I am finally getting around to sharing with you what I bought 2 weeks ago at the Sweet Salvage Sale! I can't believe it's been 2 weeks already!!  

This is a vintage hanging scale. I just love it and was thrilled to add it to my collection. I didn't have a hanging one until now so I think it's pretty cool. I hope some day I'll find one of those cool scoopy looking baskets that hangs underneath. (Don't you love my technical terms). LOL.

I loved this old porcelain bucket. I already have two, one in blue and one in brown. I use them outside in the garden instead of those ugly plastic buckets. The 7UP crate is awesome too! The patina on it is just right and the lettering on all sides is perfect. I love how it has the metal corner strips too.

And last but not least... this awesome plant stand! I am a HUGE container gardener since the soil here is sooooo bad, so I love it when I find unique containers and stands to display my plants.

Sorry it took so long for this post ladies. I have been so busy creating new party dresses (blog designs) for so many of you who are joining the Where Bloggers Create party, time just flew by!!! And, speaking of party dresses... What do you think of mine??? I finally bit the bullet and decided to change from a 3 column to a two column. I've been debating the issue with myself for some time because I really wanted to be able to post the extra large photos horizontally as well as vertically.

Anyway, it was time for a cleaner simpler look, so I went for it!!!


Don't forget the Where Bloggers Create party is less than a week away!!!
See you all on the 14th!!!!!!


Sandra Kaye said...

I think the new dress looks great!!! Thanks again for helping me out!! Hugs

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You make me want to change to a 2 column. It looks fantastic!

All your finds are great but really really love that hanging scale!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Karen
Yes I just love the hanging scales too! Love the white bucket as well which you will need more of during this very hot weather to water your baskets with!
Yes I LOVE the two column look and am so happy with my new look also - thanks to you dear friend!
So wonderful that you are getting many orders from bloggers to do the same!
Have a happy and steady week!
Boy there were a lot of "loves" in that post - oh well - just meant to be!
Big hugs,

BECKY said...

Your finds are just fabulous, Karen! Love it all! Especially the scale and plant stand. I would love to have had that for my new studio!! I can just see vintage lace, trim, and bits and bobs filling it up!! Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs, Becky

Pieced Pastimes said...

I like the 2 column look. I think it's a fresh new look. The plant stand is fabulous but that hanging scale is far and away my favorite.

fairyrocks said...

Great finds thanks for sharing.
Looking forward to the blogging party!!

Rhonda said...

I feel better now, knowing others here in the valley use containers for their plants and flowers. It's work to get them all watered but so worth it.

J'adore your finds and believe me, I WILL be shopping at Sweet Salvage this month.

Love your new look and of course, adore mine. Thanks again!!

xo Rhonda

Stampindamour said...

Karen - what fabulous inspiration, esp here in the Valley!!! I will have to remember to mark my calendar for SS next month! xo

-pamela ;)

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

I love it, Karen, it does look cleaner and less crowded.Love you finds at salvage treasures too. Scales just jump out and find you, don't they?

sweet violets said...

I really like the 2 column look, neat and simple, less cluttered. Love the hanging scale!!!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

That's a great scale, Karen! What a fantastic find! Your other new treasures are wonderful too.
Happy Sunday!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I love your treasure! Miss you my sweet friend.

Unknown said...

I think it looks wonderful Karen and I remember when I had you change me to 3 now I'm thinking in my first blog that I will eventually have you do the same, keeping the same look of course, I love my beautiful blog you created for me. I love you newest treasures. Hugs and love, Marilou

Unknown said...

PS Want to do another this week, lol if you can other wise no worries:) Hugs ML

Joyce said...

Love the basket container thing. Great finds!

This N That said...

Definitely a cleaner look..I loved the other one..guess it was a little busy..busy but elegant..Great find with the scale..The sad part is that most of us know what that curved, bucket thing is..We kinda all speak the same language??

Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing finds! Your scales are fabulous! The porcelain bucket is a favorite of mine! Love the crate too!

Maureen said...

Wonderful hanging scale... love it and all your new treasures! I adore the new dress here too. Can't wait for next weekend's party!

Beth said...

Hi Karen, Your new blog design looks great! I love what you did for me as well. Looking forward to the party!
xo Beth

Katie said...

Love love the plant stand...XoXo

Kelly said...

I like your new look, cleaner and easier to see the beauty of your treasures.

Unknown said...

Oh wonderful!! I love the look! :D


Unknown said...

Wow, your blog looks great, much quieter.
I love it!
What I look forward to the blog party, my studio has been completely cleaned up;)
I wish you a wonderful week,
love from Belgium,

Karen said...

OK my dear drawing buddy - one of these days, I am going to go to that sale with you. I am DYING TO GO! I wish I weren't so far away! It'll feel like RoundTop together all over again!
Can't wait to see everyone's special spots on Saturday!
HUGS! Karen

Anonymous said...

I have been absent in blogland for a while. It is so nice to see that my favorites are still there!! Love your design and inspiration. I also heard you speak at Paris in a Cup, and FINALLY have my own bliss started. Working out all of the kinks, but if you have a moment I would really appreciate your input. I am the new kid on the block and doing what I would do if I knew I would not fail.
It is good to be back and I look forward to sharing treasures and reading all of your wonderful posts.

A China Cupcake said...

A China Cupcake Said ... I love your new
2 column blog design . The photos look
great !

A China Cupcake said...

I love your new 2 column blog design. The photos look great !

Anonymous said...

Fabulous finds! I love the scale and where you displayed looks stunning.

xo, abby

Lily's Lace said...

I love the two column but I liked your old font better! I have already posted my studio post! I am so ADD these days I'm so afraid I'll forget so I'm early to the party! It looks like you have a ton of people signed up! Another great year! Now take a rest!xoxoxox-cindy

PS I can always use a "new party dress" Just play away!

Vicki Boster said...

Karen- I love everything you bought--- great finds- the container planter is the bomb!!

I love your new blog look-- it's awesome!! I've sent lots of friends over to you and they are all loving their new "do"! I'm getting excited about the party--- my Sacred Yarn Room hasn't been this clean in 2 years!!!


White Lace and Promises said...

I found you while reading Rebecca from AGP. I'm glad. I am following you. Although you don't look as if you need another one, I am loving reading you and seeing all your creativity. Hope you'll visit and followme too.

Faye said...

I love your blog and the look is excellent! I'd like to join in on your Where Bloggers Create party. I'm late (as usual), I left a comment on that post and my blog address but the comment before mine was June 26 so I wasn't real sure you would see it after this long. I hope I can still participate.
Thank you!

Sherry said...

I think your blog looks beautiful. I just purchased your Building Beautiful Blogs book and hope to spend some time trying to change my blog up a little. I love the hanging scale.

Charlene said...

Love all the new goodies! You always find such great staff there! Have a great weekend! We're at DianFrey's this weekend & I can't wait! Hugs!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


My good friend Violet sent me over here to see about your blog party! I so wish I could join but I am in the middle of a home project. Your blog is LOVELY and I adore all the furnishings. Have fun! Anita

Annette said...

Hello Karen, I was so excited to see that it's Where Bloggers Create time again. I didn't get any pictures taken this year. We almost lost our house is a wildfire a few weeks ago but those wonderful firefighters were able to put the fire out just 100 feet from our house. So I am feeling extremely blessed to have a place to create!. I am so looking forward to seeing all the lovely creative spaces tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I love your bucket...the creamy colour is so ME! Let me see here...I used to have a small version of this....what ever happened to it, I wonder.....I'll have to go on a treasure hunt right here in my own home! yikes!

thanks for sharing..and I'm all set to go blog hopping for WBC tomorrow.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Boxwood Cottage said...

It's so fun to find pretty vintage treasures for the garden isn't it? Yours are very pretty!
Just popping in today to let you know that my WBC post is up and running and I can't wait to see yours!
xoxo~ Carola

Anonymous said...

Lovely blog!

Create With Joy said...

Your blog and your workspace are SO lovely!

Thank you for sharing and for hosting! This is my third year participating and this is my FAVORITE event of the year!

My post is now live at:

Create With Joy

craftyles said...

Your space is like a dream. So peaceful and beautiful.I love the glitter shakers. It must be quite an undertaking to host a party this big. Thanks you so much! I can't wait to start checking out everyones space.
Leslie from Brookhollow Lane

Suzy said...

Your space makes my heart smile. I love it!
Suzy at Weathered or Not

Market Nine home said...

Karen, thanks so much for hosting Where Bloggers Create! I can't wait to visit everyone to see all the beautiful studios. Yours is just breath taking and I do love your new party dress! ~Kristie

Brigitte said...

How wonderful...picking in artists studio! Thank you so much, each one is so inspiring ...may be I will try next year!
Brigitte, papier-velours@blogspot

Sabina Pamphili said...

Well, I am your latest addict and I cannot tear myself away from anything here. I just love everything including the hanging scales, the old crate, the bucket and the garden....it so reminds me of my beloved England or France or well, Italy...thank you again for talking and inspiring me.
Wow - it's all I can say.

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