Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sweet Salvage- Rustic Remains... Totally Spooktacular!!!

 Boy was this an awesome weekend in Phoenix for anyone who loves Yummy Vintage goodness!!!
Sweet Salvage had their wonderful Halloween show this weekend (and it is still in full swing today) and yesterday was the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. It was full of fabulous vintage and handmade goods. Unfortunately it was just too crowded for me to take great pics for you so lets enjoy Sweet Salvage's offerings for yet another month!!

 I am always looking for grain sacks now, but not the red or blue ones so these were left behind for some other lucky shopper to take home!!

I thought this was a cute iron rack holder those jars. Perfect for a farmhouse kitchen. 
 If you could ignore the 100 degree temps outside it definitely felt like fall inside!!

Not sure what that white cubby was first used for, but I bet someone took that home to their studio!


As always, they manage to find wonderful ironstone pitchers. 

 My favorite pumpkins!!! I just love these colors, and Myko painted the little one with chalk paint! What a great idea!

 This is still Myko's booth. Usually she is the queen of pink and/ or teal but this month she channeled her inner queen of darkness and brought out the black!!!

She mixed it in her own special way and the glitter continued to be everywhere!!
Now I am warning you... the rest of the this post gets a little creepier so if you are Halloween sqeemish... Run away now!!!! LOL!!! (not really. It's not that bad. :)

 Even with all the black Myko manages to make everything look feminine and magical.

 Eeeek!!! Totally Spooktacular!!



Wouldn't you just love to go to a costume party in that dress???

 Lovin the black and white!!!


There was something about this gauzy dress hanging from the branches that was just perfectly lovely and creepy at the same time!

That's all for now! It was (and still is today) a wonderful show, so if you are in the area and haven't gone yet... well... what are you waiting for?????

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My new Flea Market bag!

 In exactly one week I will will be hitting the road with my good friend Katie from Sacred Heart Studios. We are making an epic road trip to Texas for the twice a year Round Top Flea Market.
I am sooo excited to be able to go again. I was there a couple of years ago and had the time of my life! I knew I had to go again, and this is the perfect time!!!  When Katie and I had planned out trip earlier in the year I was just going for fun and my own little shopping spree. Now, with my booth at Rusty Saturday in full swing, I need merchandise! This trip has turned into a big ol' tax right off!! LOL!!
After my experience at  Round Top last time, I realized a fabulous bag to carry all my goodies is a must! I found an old European Grain Sack and new it was what I wanted to make by bag from.


 I got really lucky and found a heavy duty cotton belt at Goodwill that matched the color of the sack perfectly! There were holes in one end of the belt with a crappy faux leather woven in them. I removed it, punched holes in the other end of the belt and wove some tea stained lace into it instead.
The strap is long enough to sling the bag across my chest for extra comfort and safety.

I used a beautiful linen placemat on the front and added pieces of fabric, torn lace and doilies.

 I added a fabric rose to finish it off.

For the bottom I used some yummy vintage cotton lace that I had been saving for the perfect project and also a layer of soft lace that come off of a piece of clothing.

I cant wait to use it and fill it with all kinds of goodies!!

Before it goes with me to Round Top, I think I will take her out for a spin this weekend at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market right here in Scottsdale!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My space at Rusty Saturday.. oh, the fun I am having!!!

My booth  at Rusty Saturday is all set up and ready to go for this month's big sale weekend!!
I have had so much fun getting everything ready and I'm really pleased with the results!

 The space is a perfect size for me and I am filling it with all the things that I love.

 This door is one of my favorites. It is old and chippy with just the right amount of turquoise popping through. I have attached chippy brackets and a couple of shelves to make a wonderful display shelf with authentic vintage goodness!! I have one of these in my family room displaying all my ironstone.

 Here it is filled with brown transferware. YUMMY!

This is a cool bookcase/desk. The door pulls down to make it a usable desk. Perfect for a laptop!

 I made these hooks from architectural salvage. They are perfect for a kitchen or bath.

 It was very tempting to keep some for myself!

 I have lots of placemats, runners, doilies, hankies and lace.
Again... I cant resist those vintage linens!

 I have lots of handmade goodies. Here are some of my pumpkins just waiting for a new home!

 These pillows are made from an antique European grain sack and black and white ticking. Again I thought... can't I just keep them??? But alas... no. They must be shared. :)

 I also have some great art supplies. Little salt shakers full of German glass glitter, mother of pearl buttons, brass doodads (that's the scientific name) for making jewelry....

Gorgeous rhinestone chain for embellishing just about anything, little vials with cork stoppers, and lots of lace yardage including some wonderful vintage stuff.

I am having so much fun doing this! I hope you will stop in and say hi tomorrow or any day this weekend! Not only are there some wonderful vendors inside Rusty Saturday, but it is also The Salvage Yard weekend with awesome "picked" finds behind the store!

I hope to see you there!!!
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