Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Check. It. Out.

Have you picked up your copy of Flea Market Style magazine yet?

Well, whatcha waiting for!!??

We are thrilled and honored to be listed among the best vintage sales from coast to coast!!!

THANK YOU Nickole for submitting us!
Stay tuned for your chance to win a copy of the new Flea Market Style magazine!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Funky Coffee Table

Thought I'd share my funky coffee table creation with you this morning! It's pretty crazy, so not sure if you'll like it or not...? At a sale in Minnesota last year, my eye caught sight of this dolly, shown below, far left.
So, I brought it home, thoroughly washed it and applied a poly stain to the entire cart.

It needed some height, and the only thing I could come up with were these vintage suitcases. I positioned them various ways, but they looked best this way:

The suitcases work great for storing my magazines and decorating books. A little too funky? Whatcha think?
Hooking up today to Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors! Please click on this link for more information on Donna's great blog:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Valentine in peacock blue

With Valentines Day just around the corner,
I decided I wanted to try to make something...
something heart shaped & pretty & kind of fun.

I started out with one of these heart shaped chocolate boxes.
You can get a cute little size for just $1.00 at the discount stores.
They are a perfectly sturdy heart shaped blank canvas!

The good news is, if you are creating this for yourself,
you can go ahead and eat the chocolate NOW!

The bad news is, there is usually only ONE caramel :(

(Does anyone REALLY eat those pink strawberry filled ones anyway!?)

Ahem....after a quick little snack, I heated up the old hot glue gun...
and grabbed a pile of peacock feathers I had leftover from a tablescape display...

They are just too pretty to sit around collecting dust!!

I trimmed them up around the "eye"...

and started gluing them to the lid of the candy box...

until it was completely covered.

I made sure the feathers overlapped all the edges...

and then just trimmed them up with a scissor.

Remember the "before".

I added some ivory ribbon and a little bling
with an old rhinestone button I had.

Then put her on display on a cabinet in my dining room.
The sepia image on the left is one of my favorite pictures..
my sweetest little sweethearts from so many years ago!

The garden statue image is on a canvas I purchased from a local gift shop.

I just had to add a few white roses.
(No, honey, that does not get you off the hook) Ha Ha
If you feel like getting a little crafty too...
grab some heart shaped chocolate boxes and cover them with something fun:
Broken rhinestone jewelry, burlap, buttons, scrapbook paper, glitter...
...the sky is the limit!!

Even empty, these would make unique gift boxes..
tuck in a love letter, some $,...
or maybe leave the chocolate inside so they can have some too!

maybe.... ;)

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