Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wood shelf

The thing I really love about junkin' is not knowing what you'll find. Sure, I could go to Target and buy a shelf and have my room completed, but what fun would that be? Therefore, my house isn't decorated as I would like, but I'm willing to be patient until I find each perfect piece to complete each room of our house. 

I had a different idea in mind for the space above my buffet, but then I found this great shelf. My new junkin' buddy, (more on that later), and I decided to make a quick trip to a thrift store over the weekend. This shelf caught my eye and I knew it was something my husband would love as well.

I'm not real big on wood pieces, but I love this shelf. We have so many fishing and hunting collectibles, but not enough shelves for all of it. It was so nice to pull some things out and get them displayed again. 

The sides of the shelf have deer silhouettes. Perfect for our displays! 

I also picked up this plate recently even though I didn't know where I was going to put it. Now I have a space! I knew it would be something my husband would like. Plus I like souvenirs so it appealed to me too. On the top of the plate is says "Souvenir of Bismarck, N.D.". I stuck some of our Peters shells in the cup.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


I took a little break from junkin' and bloggin' so I could spend a wonderful week with my wonderful sisters, brother-in-law and niece. It was great to spend time with family, but the week went way too fast!

Well, actually I got a little junkin' in last week, thanks to my sister. She brought all these letters home from Idaho. The letters came from a drive-in theatre. Aren't they great? I took a letter and a few numbers before they got packed away. If you'll find yourself at Junkfest in September, look out for these numbers and letters. My parents will have them for sale along with all their usual great junk!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Liner paper

Paper! Oh, you know I love paper. I got so excited when I saw this paper that I tried to reach through the glass to get it. My hand hit the side of the glass shelf like a bird when it hits a window. Oops. It's just so pretty. 

I love the label on this liner paper too. The company is nice enough to suggest some uses for this paper. I think I do have some record albums that need to be covered. Ha, ha! I can't wait to use this paper in some projects. But then again, it's so pretty that I don't want to use it!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Colored bottles

I've had these colored bottles forever. They've sat on our bathroom window ledge for a long time and kind of forgotten about. I thought they could use a little something more so I added some rub-on numbers. The numbers just add a little more and they aren't so boring anymore.

My husband planted hollyhocks last year and they came up really nice this year. They look great with all the different colors together.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ruler necklaces

There is going to be another flea market at Dykshoorn Park in Mandan this Saturday, 10am-3pm. My parents will have a booth there and they have AMAZING junk! Stop by, say hi to my parents and oh yah- pick up one of these fun ruler necklaces I made. They'll be available at my parent's booth. Happy junking this weekend and maybe I'll see ya at the flea market! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Guest artist

My son Rion made this necklace. He said he found the washer not long after he had found the string and decided to put them together to make a necklace. I think it's a great first junkin' creation! He was kind enough to give it to me. Now this is the kind of jewelry I like receiving! 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Trio of mustaches

Mustaches have been a pretty hot trend in the crafting world and I admit, I love them. One of my other favorite things when it comes to crafting is rub-ons. So when I spotted these mustaches in pack of rub-ons I had to get them. They look great on these votive candles.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mailbox side table

My parents came across this super cool (and huge) mailbox at a rummage sale. It looks great as a side table on their patio. It also could be used for storage. I love it when a neat piece can be functional too!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Address book

I've been in desperate need of a new address book for a long time. My old address book was filled with addresses being crossed out and new ones added and names completely removed from one place and moving to another because of marriage. It was a complete mess. Then I found this lovely green book and I knew I had found my new address book. But first I had to dress it up.All of the add-ons came from what I had on hand. It was great way to use up some supplies.

I found the bell system logo in an ad in an old Life magazine. I covered it was some vellum so it didn't look so glossy and stuck it on a piece of cardboard. 

This is the inside cover. The striped paper is more wrapping paper. On the left I used a pocket I had found in the trash at work. There was a whole bundle of them, I had to rescue them! I covered it with some wrapping paper and some scrapping supplies, and viola! I had a handy pocket for stamps and mailing labels. 

 This is the back inside cover. I covered another rescued pocket with some scrapbooking paper and supplies and stuck some blank notecards inside.

The inside pages are filled with stickers, scrapbooking supplies and whatever else caught my eye. It was fun to be totally free and mix and match a wide variety of things. And it was a good way to use scraps I had laying around and other supplies that I'm not sure I would use otherwise.