Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Garden junque art

Garden collage. A great way to use those old discarded garden tools. It's heavy! Don't tell hubby how many holes you had to put in the siding to hang it !

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What's on your mantle ?

I'm not lucky enough to have a real fireplace. I do however have an awesome salvaged mantle. I love to change it with the seasons. Halloween and fall are my favorites. What's on your mantles?

South Dakota Harvest Moon

The sunsets and moon rises are so beautiful this time of year. You can't really tell from this picture but the moon is low in the sky , orange with light cloud cover, what we call a harvest it.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bag Lady

A new purse designer in the making! My daughter makes these great , funky , purses using mostly vintage or Amy Butler fabric and patterns. They are so cute and get compliments often when she's out with one on her arm. I find it funny that this is the girl I used to drag to garage sales ect , complaining all the while, now scouring the sales herself for vintage fabric and cool stuff for her own apartment! I always knew I'd make a junker out of her!
Amy Butler pattern and fabric.
Inside of the bag above
Love this retro look fabric!

The inside is just as cute!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Come rummage with me...

It was a great weekend for finding good bargains at the local rummage sales. I found all this stuff and more. A great yellow and brown plaid cool! A pink Ginny doll wardrobe full of Ginny clothes and accesories, an old wire grocery basket.
A miniature Stetson hat box with a mini hat in side, a tin replica wringer washer (not old) , advertising mirror, ironstone pitcher, enamel pot, small round suitcase.

One of my best finds was this 2 piece Western stoneware water cooler. White pottery basket and a small McCoy planter. Vintage bird theme juice glasses. The wire thing with all the rings is a fruit holder but wouldn't it look great with a display of old baseballs or croquet balls?
This old woodburned box and adorable Fenton chick.

And this beautiful Dresden plate....I'm not really into glassware or dishes, I just buy what I like, so this plate with roses caught my eye.
All these treasures are now for sale in my shop, Serendipity Antiques.