Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Twas just two days before a show…and…

All through my basement…

There was so much to be finished and packed, that I don’t know where the days went…

And, of course, that’s kind of the story of this junkin/sellin life!


I know there are a lot of you out there in the same boat…which we have joyfully climbed into I might add!!   After getting through all the busyness and excitement of a holiday show (and hopefully lots of “sellin”) – I’ll be happy to enjoy the rest of Christmas, and the reason for the season.  A girls’ day out with 15 of my closest friends in a week (now, doesn’t that sound heavenly???), and then preparing for our daughter and son-in-law (and grandpuppy) to come home for Christmas – can’t wait – we might have to keep them (wink wink…just being a “mom”)!!  Love it all!!

I know it’s kind of spur of the moment, but wanted to send out an invite to:

The 36th Annual

Ontario Community Craft Show

Saturday, December 1, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Richland County Fairgrounds (Mansfield, Ohio)

Over 70 talented crafters and artists – and we’re in spaces #48 and #49 in the Arts & Crafts building.  This is a fabulous show, and we’re excited to be a part of it again this year (our third year)!  Most of the shows we do are out of town, so it’s fun to do a local show and see familiar faces…and we don’t have to drive very far – that’s definitely a plus!

Here are a few pics of what I’m bringing…but Terri and Susan both have a bunch of wonderful things for sale too…Terri’s cuff bracelets and vintage upcycled treasures, and Susan’s fabulous reclaimed wood frames (and more) – with lots of vintage embellishments and hardware!  It’s going to be holiday beautifulness!!!

OK…here we go…

I put together wreaths (old baby buggy wheels upcycled), with kind of a cottagey-primitive look.  I love them, and have sold two of them already!





Vintage baby shoes – whining to become useful once again – ok…a little Christmas tree and sparkle were definitely in order!

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Pine cones…they’re everywhere – in trees…on the ground… Add an old wooden spindle and make them frosty and sparkly – ta da…Christmas trees. 

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Stacks of raggedy books, painted and embellished. 

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Don’t ya just love the three little angels???  Sorry, sold already! 

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More stuff…rag trees, and some jingle bells – very old…but there’s still some jingle left in those old bells!!

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Tin cans – definitely upcycled into a prettier life!

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And, what would Christmas be without a game of Scrabble - or pieces of a Scrabble game???

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This is what our cash drawer will be doing on Saturday!!


A couple of “stars” of the show…

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An old tray (painted to cover some very “ugly” floral graphics…), and now it’ll be a great “reminder” for some lucky customer – and a place to share some fun memories!


Gotta have a few signs too!



Junk jewelry for the girls (and some OSU fans too)…

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Sparkles and rust – great combo!

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And…for all my junkin’ friends…


The one on the left is going to be mine for a “while”…just love it!




Isn’t this sweet – a dog license from 1953, paired with a sweet little pocket knife and a cute little dog taken from an old tie clip…they make great “best friends”, don’t ya think??


There will be a LOT more – so hope to see some of my local friends on Saturday!  Have a great weekend!

And, so I am wishing and a hoping you…


And a blessed New Year!



P.S.  What, no P.S.????  There’s always a P.S….just sayin’ – I usually don’t know when to stop!


  1. Oh no. I made plans for Saturday morning or I would have been there. Great things.

  2. I'm giggling at your sign off! I don't know when to hush either, but when a girl's got a lot of important stuff to say...she's gonna say it!
    14 close friends...girl you are multi-blessed.
    Good luck!
    P.S. Almost to the show and sell to the snow!

    1. Ha ha - birds of a feather, my friend!!! I love my girlfriends - and feel very blessed!

      P.S. Thanks (will do!!!) Hugs from Ohio!

  3. Love your blog - and your 'stuff!' I hope you have a great, fun, and profitable show, Kathy! I have a Potato Sack show this weekend, and a Vintage Charlotte Christmas Show next! Whoo hoo!!! Might be a busy week between! xoxo PS - are you in MD 12/28-31, btw??

    1. Thanks girlfriend! Best wishes for a great show for you this weekend...lots of sales and lots of fun!! We won't in be in MD - darn... :(

  4. WOW!!! Everything is just so amazing!!! I love how you repurpose....we are kindred spirits in that way!!! Thanks so much for sharing all these beautiful creations!!! deb

  5. What a beautiful blog! I will for sure be back! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Your things are "wonderful". That RuFie, she is one special lady, isn't she.

    Take care,


Thanks! It was so sweet of you to pop in for a visit! Have a blessed day!