How adorable is this lil guy in a vintage suitcase!! I LOVE IT I LOVE HIM
We have always thought that a lot of our finds
would make great photo props!
Whether you are a professional photographer searching for fun props, or you want to add a unique flair to your wedding or engagement photos,
or you just want to take some adorable pictures of your kiddos..
be sure to keep your eyes open at JunkFest,
cause you never know what you can find! JunkFest takes no credit for any of the following images, they were added to illustrate the use of vintage props…and they are awesome.
http://www.vintageambiance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Counter-Card-Picture.jpg At previous sales, you could have found
* little red wagons * vintage boxing gloves * vintage furniture
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/c4/2a/71/c42a71a61e2687edd61d7eeb94a312df.jpg * vintage trunks and suitcases
* benches made from reclaimed wood
and fancy iron headboards *metal egg baskets
http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/47606741/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/red-dashing-basket.PNG * old church pews * old signs
* vintage cribs * ornate frames for your diy photo booth
http://callalilycreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/vintage-photography-props-diy-9.jpg * old tubs of all kinds
http://anginet.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/900VintageAlly_0003(pp_w860_h573).jpg * vintage carts/baskets some similar to this wheeled laundry cart:
http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/89673926/max_h-1000%2Bmax_w-1000/Dewdrops_Photography_-_Laundry_Cart_Small_Photography_Prop_TFJ_Designs.jpg * vintage school desks
I topped an iron urn with a grinding stone to make a "table". Then I placed an evergreen wreath on top of that, stuffed my glass globe with lights and placed it in the center. ** I did wrap some twine around the base of the globe and tied it to the wreath…I also anchored the wreath to the grinding stone with wire so everything would be able to stand up to our North Dakota winter winds!
See how it glows at night?
I love it right outside my window!
Although winter is not really my favorite time of year,
* I am a beach girl at heart *
there are some things that can really make it glow…
like old glass globes, bright ornaments, colored ribbons
Want some awesome ideas for using your unique and junk-y finds? Just take a look at this FABULOUS bathroom remodel crafted by Donna from Funky Junk Interiors :
There is no doubt that Donna has a love and passion and an absolute knack for transforming cast offs into FABULOUS DECOR… she also has a keen eye for editing!
When you are working with junk, I really think that you have to be able to edit. Donna is a master at this! She really knows how to use her unique finds in a way that still lets her room look CLEAN and PRISTINE.
*I think mixing the old with the new is the key*
The rusty license plates and old yardsticks look wonderful against the clean black paint of her brand new vanity and mirror.
The weathered patina on the ladder is a nice contrast to the fresh white towels and crisply painted wall …as are the old hooks and game boards. I love the contrasts of the old against the new and think that is why her bathroom design is a big "YES!"
********* So, in September, when you are attending the 10th annual JUNKFEST and Flea Market ;) ..and you see some rusty license plates, a worn ladder, or some other interesting treasure know that you CAN mix them into a modern home… and, if you edit well, they will add character, without adding clutter.
When I remodeled my kitchen a few years ago, I really wanted to add some architectural salvage to the mix. I could have gone hog wild with that concept as I had a storage building FULL of treasures! SERIOUSLY! Hoarder territory. But I decided to permanently attach just 2 pieces: On a fun junking trip with the girls, I spied 2 old corbels that I just had to have. I thought they would fit perfectly under my stove hood…
* I think they add a nice bit of character *
Especially their authentic, chipped patina against the shiny new subway tile…. I just LOVE the contrast of old against new!
I singled out the corbels to attach permanently, but I still like to add other funky and junky accents. I have a serious love of statues of all kinds! - I try to use restraint and only allow one in a room-
This guy had a broken base and couldn't stand up straight. But, where there is a will, there is a way! I had this adorable little drawer from an old sewing cabinet, I attached a vintage enamel number tag to the front, some old wooden knobs as feet on the bottom, and filled the drawer with plaster of paris to "cement" him in. It worked! Now that he can stand on his own, I think he's kinda awesome and kind of unexpected in a kitchen. LOVE THAT CONTRAST TOO: Pots and pans and an artsy hunk o man! ;)