Here’s a bit of what I’ve found on my thrifting ventures lately:

P1080491White Stoneware pitchers.  (sorry about all the blotches on the pictures.  Must be something on my camera lens?!) This is my very favorite shape of white pitchers, and not that readily found too often.  Let alone finding ALL THREE at the same time.  I’ve always wanted to start my own white pitcher collection, but always convince myself to sell everything I find.  This time I decided to keep them!  And I discovered that I had one more, a smaller one, in one of my booths to add to my collection!

P1080492Little glass spice bottle (I put a Halloween label on it) A tall funky heart shaped bottle (will be made into a ‘love potion’ bottle for Valentines Day) and a bell shaped cloche.  (always need these!)

P1080533The bottle on the left is the one from the previous pic.


Cute dog figurine (NO idea what to do with it!?!)  Little urn (to fill with a little nest or bottle brush tree or use as a dessert plate pedestal) small glass (to use for a cupcake stand base) and a salt shaker (to use as a pedestal for a little bird)

P1080494This is the little white bird that I want to put on the previous salt shaker.  The bird is also a salt shaker though, so I have to figure out a way to cover up the holes).  Little ceramic bird (maybe paint it black for Halloween??)

5.21.13 finds signs projects 032It’s the same bird as the one on the left here; that I painted white and used as a cloche handle.

P1080495Stoneware bowls (ALWAYS on my ‘look for’ list; any shade of white/cream)  Little stoneware crock that I added a Halloween label to.

P1080496Large hurricane vase that I inverted and added a knob to, to make it into a cloche.

P1080498BIG lettuce shaped salad bowl!  



Such a cute little set of milk glass jars with wicker carrier.  Any one know what this might have originally been used for??  Debating whether or not to ‘piece it out’ and sell bottles and carries individually; or leave it as a set???  What do you think?  One of the lids was GLUED on to the base, which we (the cashier and I) both noticed at checkout.  I decided to get it anyway.  Soaked it in warm soapy water for a while and it came right apart and the glue peeled right off.

P1080499Such cute ‘pot belly’ shaped jars!

P1080503Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!  That bell cloche fits this angle candle pedestal perfectly!  Maybe paint the pedestal white and pair them up??

P1080504Itty bitty angels; super fragile; might have to glue them in a glass jar to protect them.

P1080506These apothecary jars originally had brushed aluminum lids; which I spray painted black.  Will add some collage labels to these.


Here are some similar jars I did a while back; embellished with keys and papers.

P1080507A big vintage cherub vase.

P1080509Upcycled / repurposed it into a tall cake pedestal.


 With faux display cake.

P1080596For sale in my booth at Curiosities in Beaverton for $29.00.  The taller stand is $39.00.  Perfect pieces for a small wedding cake OR a cupcake buffet!





Repurposed / upcycled vintage crochet spools

I don’t know why big jars and bowls filled with spools and balls of old crochet yarns/threads

are SO appealing to me?!?  They just ARE!  And it’s a fairly popular decorating trend also.  The first time I saw a jarful in a booth, I HAD to have one too!    I’ve been curating and collecting and creating with vintage commercial yarns (on the BIG come spools) and regular size ones.  Here’s some of the stuff I’ve done with them in the past:

Roll them into balls and sell them by the bagful in my antique mall booths,

Occasionally I’ll have compiled enough of them that I can just toss them in a big bowl or basket and price them individually; as shown on the bottom shelf of this rusty planter rack.

When I can find jars that are BIG enough, I’ll fill them and sell the whole thing together.

Assorted yards and altered spools of string individually priced and displayed in a big wood bowl.

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And maybe sometimes toss in a few hand stitched felt hearts that I’ve made.

Individually decorated some of the fuller crochet spools I found.

Displayed and sold them individually.

LOVE IT when I can find these big old ‘mercantile jars’ (1 and 2 gallon sizes!) to fill.  Have a couple of these at home with my personal collection!

And it’s especially fun to find the big Industrial size spools!

Yep, I LOVE spools of yarn!  (and apparently so do my customers because they always sell well too!)

Here’s an entire post I did a while back on crafting and decorating with string and crochet threads with LOTS more pictures that I won’t bother to copy and paste if you are looking for some more inspiration.

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I found some itty bitty spools last year . . .

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Turned some into snowmen; inspired by some I saw made of regular size spools of crochet yarn.

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A topped a bunch of them with little bottle brush trees.

My little collection at home.

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Having seen the cute snowmen made from them, I decided to try some Jack-o-lanterns last fall.

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Those cute little witch hats came in a four pack from the craft store.  I cut the faces from black paper and just glued them on.  Black crepe paper rosettes on the bottom for a collar.

9.22 12 etsy projects 008And when I ran out of the purchased hats, I made my own with a back paper come and a rosette.

WHAT’S NEXT?!?!  I’d been staring at a pile of them for a while, trying to think of something ELSE to create with them.  I had just finished a new batch of cake and cupcake stands; so I thought I’d try to make some ‘mini cakes’ out of them to display on the cake stands:

P1070454I just got out a bunch of my fabric embellishments and started decorating them.  For some I had a smaller matching one that I was able to put on top.  I think those are my favorites.

P1070460Some are made of colors that I don’t normally use.  But it was either use them up or toss them in the donate bag, so what they heck?!?!

P1070458I wish I’d had some bigger strands of pearls to use.  I think that would have really made them look much better!

P1070459Or maybe I should have kept the small ones separate and out them in a fluted cupcake paper???

P1070461 This one is a small ‘cupcake size’.  Like I said, I was just ‘using what I had’, so they’re not my BEST work.  But I had FUN making them.  


So, whaddyathink???  Yay or Nay?  Maybe just different/better embellishments?  I’m open to suggestions!  This was just one of those projects that I just ‘went with it’.  Not really having a ‘vision’ of how I wanted them to turn out.  It’s always a process though.  What would you try next??

P1070513I’ve taken them all to my booth st Curiosities in Beaverton.








Reusing old display pieces

Remember when I brainstormed this idea for display pieces in my booth at Stars?  I had Michael cut three tables in half for me; a dining table, a coffee table and an end table.  Painted them all a neutral grey and mounted them and stacked them into some permanent displays.

I LOVED it ‘at the time’, but after about a year I began to feel a tad stifled due to the lack of flexibility with so much of the space not rearrangeable.  (I’m sure that’s not a real word, but you know what I mean!)

Soooooooooooooooooooooo . . .  when the time came for my recent move to a slightly larger space; the FIRST thing I told Michael was that ‘those tables have got to GO!’.  (as in NOT to the new space, that is!)  But of course I couldn’t just throw them away.  And due to lack of time to try to sell them ‘as is’, they were taken to storage to await my next brainstorm.

7.4.13 CUR + projects dresser 052 Since the table were cut in half, the each only had 2 legs; and we had stabilized them with brackets mounted to the wall.  Now I needed four legs again to make use of them.  Michael cut and attached some simple 2×2’s for the back legs.

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And while the front and back legs do not match each other; it is not uncommon in vintage furniture to have ornate front legs and very plain back legs.

7.4.13 CUR + projects dresser 054And once painted I thought they looked perfectly fine.  This particular side of the end table had a drawer pull on it, which I left in place.  I had just removed it to repaint it.

7.5.13 curiosities only 026And this is what I did with them!  I had Michael build me a couple of tall skinny shelves out of reclaimed wood, painted them to match the table halves and put them on top of the tables!  To make it easier to haul and move them, we decided it was best to NOT attach the shelf to the base.

7.5.13 curiosities only 029Originally they were supposed to ‘match’.  Our ‘system’ for making shelves like this is that Michael cuts all the pieces and I paint them BEFORE he assembles the shelves.  It’s MUCH easier and faster that way!  Painting those pesky ‘inside corners’ on shelves takes SO much time.  Left unassembled I can use a paint roller and painting is a breeze!

7.5.13 curiosities only 024Anyhow, Michael put ‘one too many’ shelves in the first one he put together, which left the second shelf missing TWO shelves.  I didn’t really want the shelf spaces THAT short, but I wasn’t going to make him take a shelf apart either.  So we left the one with four openings and made the other with three, as originally planned.

7.5.13 curiosities only 030I left these two totally ‘plain’, and they are not for sale right now.  I have ideas for making more pieces ‘along these lines’ that will be for sale.  For now these are flanking the entrance to my booth at curiosities.

7.5.13 curiosities only 027And displaying lots of pretty white cottage style wares.

NOW I just have to figure out how to re-use the two dining table and coffee table pieces?!?!?

Old table legs upcycled into Candle pedestals

6..25.13 projects big chair 087Start with some round and square little wood plaques from the craft store.  ( I always have a stash of these ‘on hand’.  Buy a few every time they are on sale.  SO many uses for them in crafting!)

6..25.13 projects big chair 088Then hunted some tin candle pans I had leftover from my ‘primitive days’.  You don’t really HAVE to add these, but I do if I have them on hand.

6..25.13 projects big chair 089Cut your tables legs down to whatever size you want your pedestals to be.  Where the ‘turnings’ are in the wood determines where it’s best to cut on some styles of turned table legs.  These two pedestals were made from ONE leg; and I had 3 of those legs which made six pedestals.

6..25.13 projects big chair 091Grab a round or square wood plaque to add to your candle base; as shown.  (I use e6000 to glue them on)  As you can see in the one on the right, I added a second round plaque to the TOP of my pedestal; strictly for decorative purposes.

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BUT, if you don’t happen to have any tin candle pans to use (I don’t even know if you can buy these anymore!?!) this is one way you can make your pedestal without them.  Of course you wouldn’t actually ever be able to BURN your candles on such a solid wood pedestal!   Just remember that your TOP plaque goes on upside down, to allow more surface area to hold your candle.

6..25.13 projects big chair 092Here are the six pedestals I made out of three table legs.

6..25.13 projects big chair 094I also had 2 table legs with these square sections on them.  Decided to cut each leg into 3 pieces; for three graduated sizes of pedestals.  Six total from the two legs.

6..25.13 projects big chair 095I elected to use the square bases on all of these since the sides of the legs are square.  And, as you can see, I used graduated sizes of rusty candle tins on these.

6..25.13 projects big chair 093Alas, my tin candle pan stash is dwindling and I had to ‘make do’ with what I had for tin pans for the second set of these.

6..25.13 projects big chair 096I glued the candle tins in place using e6000 also.  YOU do need to wait a day between ‘gluings’ though.  I glued my wood bases on, let cure overnight; then glued on the tins and let cure overnight.  For the pedestals with TWO wood plaques, it took an additional day.  

7.4.13 CUR + projects dresser 019Since I needed to prime the tin pans before I could paint them, I just sprayed the whole things with flat black paint.

7.4.13 CUR + projects dresser 020I painted them two different shades of blue (although BARELY different!) and a sage green. (Brush on acrylic paint this time)  I WAS going to use Turquoise, my beachy blue and green, but my beach blue has become SO aqua that it looks almost just like the green?!?!

7.4.13 CUR + projects dresser 021So the plan was to create 2 sets of three with the square legs and three sets of 2 with the other; so I selected my paint colors accordingly, to have different colors in each set/pair.  Then I sanded them; the wood part AND the tin part.  And yes, I used my orbital sander.  Hand sanding is just too much for my ‘bad back’.

I ALWAYS put candles in candle holders when I am selling them.  (and again, I always have a small ‘stash’ of candles for this purpose; mostly purchased on close out).  Even just a simple white or cream color candle from the dollar store looks better than NO candle at all when it comes to ‘marketing’ your items.  Sometimes the buyer will opt to leave the candle behind and just buy the pedestal.  Fine by me!  I’ll wrap that candle up and use it again later!

7.5.13 curiosities only 052One set of each has gone to my space in Curiosities.  (displayed as sets, but priced individually)

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A set of each will be going to Stars next week.

Published in: on July 6, 2013 at 10:24 am  Comments (5)  

IKEA storage box from plain to Paris chic

4.12.13 signs CURIOSITIES stencils 003Cute little storage box I found at the thrift store.

4.12.13 signs CURIOSITIES stencils 004Upon examining the inside, I see that it originated from IKEA.  It was perfectly clean inside, so I bought it.  (ALWAYS be sure to check the INSIDES of items before you buy!  They may look fine on the outside, and when you look inside you see WHY it was given away!)

4.27.13 custom cloche moss wreath 016I’m not certain, but it felt like leather (or faux leather!) so I decided spray paint was my best option.  After two good coats of  black spray paint, I used a stencil to add PARIS to the top in white; then a coat of varnish over the top.

4.29.13  Curiosity SIGNS 010This piece is for sale in my booth at  CURIOSITIES in Beaverton.

Fine tuning my new space at Stars

After looking at the pictures I took last week of my new space, I decided I needed to ‘switch up’ a few things.  As well as I THOUGHT I had planned everything out, I had quite a bit to do-over.

3.12.13 NEW BOOTH Stars 001First was this out facing ‘wall’.  I have several of both white and aqua display shelves.  Can’t believe it didn’t ‘occur to me’ that it would look better to have all the same color on the same side?!?!?  Not that it looks BAD like this.  Just that it could look BETTER if both shelves were the same color.

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 080So I switched it to this.  The white and these aqua shelved are back to back; so I just switched them around.  (had to completely EMPTY them first of course!)  It just looks more ‘cohesive’ now.  Agreed?

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 055The next issue was the walking space (or LACK thereof!) inside the booth.  The bed took up more space than I thought it would; leaving very little room to actually walk through the booth.

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 056I didn’t want to get rid of the bed, but I needed to ‘make it shorter’ somehow.  It was a folding aluminum cot, and could not be shortened at all.  Michael had cut a couple of pieces of plywood for me to lay on the cot springs to protect the air mattress; so I thought I would use those and some stacked wood crates to make a faux and shorter bed.

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 057So I went to our storage garage to get the crates and had to move an old folding card table out of the way.  LIGHTBULB MOMENT!  Why couldn’t I just use the card table for a bed?!?!  Having it higher would help keep kids from climbing on it.  But one card table wasn’t quite long enough for all the pillows and some folded spreads at the foot of the bed.  So I used the two sheets of plywood to ‘extend’ the length of my card table a little at the head and foot!  And I’ll have storage space underneath!

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 092I was now able to put the vintage baby basket full of additional vintage chenille spreads and a basket full of little heart pillows  at the foot of the bed; which pretty much used up all the extra floor space I had just created.  BUT, as that stuff sells I’ll be able to move the baby basket.

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 091But it still ‘opened up’ the space quite considerably.  And the bed really doesn’t look like it’s not a real bed.

I can believe I didn’t think of using a table for a ‘make shift’ bed before?!?!  Like back when we had our own shop to display all the vintage bedspreads on?  And when we did shows?!?!?  Pillows and bed ‘thing’s just look SO much more ‘appealing; ON a bed (or something that LOOKS like a bed!)  So, save this little nugget of information in your memory bank for future use if you ever need a display bed and don’t have room for or just don’t HAVE a real bed!

Recent projects

2.5.12 signs finds etsy 049Cute little faux snake-skin bag I found on clearance at Ross (on Senior discount day of course!)

2.5.12 signs finds etsy 048Really a perfect size for toting scrapbook supplies in!

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 I stenciled on PARIS and attached the felt chandelier tag.  Took me about 5 minutes.

2.12.13 etsy projects 018BIG ole basket!  I think this one came to me via a friend wha had picked it up at a garage sale because it was filled with all kinds of sewing trims and lace.  The basket WAS covered with floral fabric.  I took the fabric off ages ago, kept the trim I could use, and tossed the rest in the donate pile.  Then the basket was just a ‘catch all’ in my craft room for a while.

2.12.13 etsy projects 025I’ve been starting to ‘think spring’ as far as my projects go, so I just dry brushed it white.  I think I have another old white wicker basket with a lid that this one will stack nicely on top of in my booth.  Maybe fill it with throw pillows?

2.5.12 signs finds etsy 051Know what this is????  It’s an old calendar holder!  Been seeing a LOT of these at thrift stores lately and passed them up for lack of knowing what the neck to DO with them.  Michael brought this one home so I decided to experiment.

2.12.13 etsy projects 022Looking at it laying on a table, it reminded me of a TRAY.  So I set about to turning it into a tray.  First I painted and distressed it; then added handles to the ends.

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While I had my PARIS stencil out for the snake-skin case, I used it for this too; then also added a little fleur de lis emblem.

2.12.13 etsy projects 021Distressed a little bit again and varnished.  Trays always seem to sell well for me in my booth.

2.12.13 etsy projects 024Forgot the before picture for this one.  It was a brick red with paint spilled on it.   Gave it a good sanding, painted it my beachy blue color.

2.12.13 etsy projects 023Then stenciled on this diamond pattern, and a quick coat of varnish on the top.  This one did NOT get distressed because I didn’t care for the red paint showing through.  I could have sanded more of the red paint off and/or painted on a primer.  But sometimes ‘time is money’ and when you are making things to sell you need to be careful how much time you spend on a ‘small ticket’ item.  Besides, not everyone loves the distressed look!

2.12.13 etsy projects 030Another little step stool that I didn’t get a ‘before’ photo of.  It had purple legs and a white top with some kiddie pictures on it.  Sanded the top, painted the whole thing white.

2.12.13 etsy projects 029And I had this chandelier stencil out using it to make some plaques, it was a perfect fit for the top of this stool.  Again, I varnished the top only.

2.12.13 etsy projects 069Here are the chandelier plaques I made using the same stencil.  I took one of these to Stars, and the rest are in my etsy shop.


Old candle jars and thrifted jars

Remember this post from a while back, about sprucing up old candle jars and making them into canisters?

And this was as far as I’d gone at that point:

The big jar in the middle was a thrifted one, and already had the handle on the lid, so I just painted it.    Just about ANY kind of jar will do though.  Just glue on a knob with e6000; and spray paint.  You could ‘call it good’ at this point; but you know me!  I can never leave well enough alone, and I had to embellish them!

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These were a couple of old Miracle Whip jars that I had bought filled with rusty hinges; so it was kind of a two-fer!~   Just cleaned them up, took the labels.   glued a knob  to the lid.  (let your e6000 cure at LEAST overnight before you spray paint!)

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I added a strip of scrapbook paper, topped with some vintage dictionary pages, topped with some vintage pharmacy labels I bought on etsy.  You CAN also print up your own labels.  All kinds of free graphics sites out there to snag images from.  My printer is just on the fritz, so I had to improvise!

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Nice and neutral.

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And fairly quick, easy and inexpensive labels to add.  Who knows!?!   Someone may LOVE the jar, but hate the label and want to remove it!  ( I use tacky glue for the labels.  A soak in warm water will loosen them up for easy removal)

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I’ve taken them to Stars, and displayed these with my shelf full of crocks and brown ware.

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You COULD paint the lids brown, or ANY other color you want really.  I just went with basic black because it’s the least expensive spray paint!

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Even though the lids are black, the neutral tones of the label ‘works’ just fine with the brown.

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Two of the bigger half gallon jars that already had a handle on the lid.  Just added some thin burlap ribbon and a BIG vintage repro skeleton key.

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Candle jars with repro keys and muslin ties.

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More candle jars with repro keys tied with tea stained muslin.

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They mix together quite nicely.

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A couple of still smaller thrifted jars that already had knobs, so I just had to paint the lids.  Tied on some vintage keys with muslin.

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Itty bitty one (sorry about the blur!) with the key GLUED on, and a strip of muslin tied around.

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THERE’S a better picture of the itty bitty one!    All of these jars are for sale in my booth at Stars.

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And now I can’t find those kinds of candle jars anymore!!!

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Displayed one of the jars under a cloche, just because I could!

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I took in a LOT of cloches last trip too!  Those coming up next!

Finally!! Time to bring the BIG cherub table out!

This gal and I go waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back!

She was a humble lamp base when I found her; and I had taken her to our booth in Camas to sell, as we found her.

Alas, that was not as lucrative a venture as we had hoped and she didn’t sell, so I carefully packed her up to take her home for a while, then to Stars eventually.

Upon unpacking her, and to my utter horror and dismay, her arm had broken off.  It was a ‘clean break’ and glued back on nicely, but the crack was very visible.  So, I got out my big ole bucket of spackling compound and lightly applied it here and there, paying careful attention to disguising her broken arm!

And I did a darn fine job, if I do say so myself!  I can’t even remember where the break was!  So she went to Stars but still did not sell.  Again, and ever so EXTRA carefully, I wrapped her up and took her home with a sigh.   She is such a cutie!  Why doesn’t anyone want to adopt her?!?!  Maybe she needed to be something more than ‘just a pretty face?!?!

I just happened to be working on a bunch of cake stands when I took her home and VOILA!  I knew what to do the giver her a ‘purpose in life’!  I added a plate to that nice flat top, gave the whole thing a fresh coat of white spray paint . . . and packed her away (with a bit of trepidation!) until the right time to re-debut her.

1.9.13 stars projects ribbon 088Valentine’s was the perfect time to her to re-appear.    I’m not terribly wild about HOW I have her displayed just now; but I had been working for 6 hours on my booth and just plopped her down where ever she would fit!  I can always go back and move her once I think of a better spot.

1.9.13 stars projects ribbon 123That’s the kind of thing I usually think about before I fall asleep at night!  What to move where in the booth,  What furniture to take in next.  What to make next.  What to shop for next.  The wheels are ALWAYS turning!

1.9.13 stars projects ribbon 089I have a beautiful new (repainted it last summer) dresser to take in next week, and plan to set her on it along with some of the smaller dessert white dessert pedestals I have.  Wouldn’t she be PERFECT to use as the centerpiece on a wedding dessert buffet?

Back down to ONE booth at Stars . .

One VERY FULL booth!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 009Took me close to five hours to get the last little bit of stuff emptied out of the wall space, and displayed in my big booth.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 010But I could not be happier with how perfectly things ‘sold down’ and how smoothly the transition went.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 020I really only had to take home ONE piece of furniture, that didn’t sell or wouldn’t fit back into the big booth; and that was the red ‘washing machine cabinet’.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 011So I ma pretty proud of myself for how carefully I planned everything out over the course of the 2 month sell down.  Taking some new inventory in for the first several weeks, but also gradually moving as much BIG stuff over to the big booth each week as I could.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 012Taking out the Christmas stuff right after Christmas I think helped too. It really made things look BARE, and emphasized that it would soon be gone!  Gets people motivated to BUY instead of ‘think about it and maybe come back;.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 013Vintage soap dish ( I think!) makes a cute little cupcake stand.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 016Another cupcake stand, this one made from upcycled pieces.  I’m not sure WHAT that cherub to the left of it was originally for.  A candy dish maybe?  I see these cherubs a lot at antique malls, and I even buy them frequently  but I’ve never know what they are!?!?  (would love to know if any of you DO know what they were originally made for!)  They worked perfect to hold a few of my smaller felt hearts.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 017And some little heart shaped gift boxes that I made.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 014Felt hearts left over from last year.  Still meed to make more new ones!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 015Wood bead heart ornaments.

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Laser cut metal ‘love’ signs that I glittered.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 019Valentine crown.

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1.2.13 stars room ribbon 023AWESOME vintage cast plaster cherubs. Very French baroque -ish don’t you think?

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 022If these don’t sell I just might have to take them home and put them in my white craft studio!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 024Vintage wall planters that I repainted.  Ran out of wall space to hang things, so these are hung on the side of the hutch at the front of my booth.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 026Silver ‘trophy’; just because EVERYONE deserves to win a trophy once in their life!  Could be a ‘best boyfriend’ trophy for your Valentine?!?

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 025Nice glare from the flash, eh?!?!  Oh well!  the cherub still looks cute!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 027Heart shaped covers on a string of lights.  I really wanted to HANG these, but not sure I have room to!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 028There’s another one of those cherubs in back on the left!  This one I filled the top with clear heart ornaments with little keys attached.  The one in the middle was a candle holder; I put the nest over the candle hole.  Another one on the right (partially hidden by the table leg!) I filled with moss and added a little egg.

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1.2.13 stars room ribbon 030And the one on the right that I put the nest in.  This one, I could actually see as having been a VASE, because it IS open clear to the bottom.  Most of them though, just have a ‘small shallow bowl’.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 036Vintage cherub lamp base that I upcycled into a dessert pedestal!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 033Little white doll chair.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 034Trinket box with little bird and nest.

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1.2.13 stars room ribbon 032More of the stitched hearts, in a tray with some finials.

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1.2.13 stars room ribbon 037A new batch of white pedestal birds with crowns.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 038Another altered vintage heart shaped candy box, and vintage repro Valentine cards.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 046Vertical hanging Valentine banner.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 045Decorative ball on metal stand.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 044Giant size vintage sheet music covered 3-D stars for party decorations.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 049New stock of white pitchers and creamers.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 051Adorable vintage little girl portrait!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 055Red glitter “LOVE” crown.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 057PINK glitter owls with CROWNS, of course!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 058Dream and happiness crowns.

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Paris chic TALL crown, and more small ones.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 064Pug dog salt and pepper shakers, and vintage sliver rim salad plates.  Quite a few more white dishes just re-stocked too.

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Always plenty of white dishes.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 065Vintage oval plates and boats.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 071Altered journals in concrete planter container.

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