Sunday, March 27, 2011

Price-y Project ..

Rod found these old metal price tabs that were originally part of an antique cash register .. We knew we wanted to do something fun and easy with them, they were just too cool.

We settled on having him make bases for them to rest in, made from an old painted 2 x 4. He plans to clear coat the bases.

Didn't they turn out cool? They would look cute scattered throughout a bookshelf .. Or buy the one that best suits your situation .. know someone who is always giving their .02 ?

I decided to price them individually so everyone can pick their favorite ..

They will be at Canton this week.. come see us ..

March 31st thru April 3rd ..

Arbor 2, spaces 217 & 218

.10 a dance?

.01 for your thoughts? odder than a $3 bill?


Have a great Sunday .. love ya'

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Leah Grace update and New Stuff for Canton ..

I got an update on Leah Grace.. the benefit sale was a success .. they raised almost $9000 and were thrilled with the turn-out. They used my title ' A Cup of Tea With Leah Grace ' as their slogan .. which I thought was awesome .. so happy to have helped this little precious angel in whatever way I could. If you helped and kept her in your prayers, thank you.

Also, here are some things we have been working on for Canton ..

an old needlepoint i stitched / patched to the front of a piece of vintage mattress ticking i had and backed it with a piece of vintage chenille ..

sometime ago we purchased these glass cloches or bells .. i epoxied various seashells on the tops to act as knobs for lifting .. i have a stack of vintage salad plates that work great as underplates for them .. i like these a lot ..

this is one of my favorite ones .. love the seashell on this one .. i have a limited supply of these .. only about 18 .. i priced them out at $9.95 to $11.95 depending on the seashell used and then the plates i priced at $4 - $5 ..

this is a swatch of wallpaper .. the colors are more vivid than the pic shows .. esp the pinks and blues .. i have a nice size roll of this vintage paper .. wait until you see the what i did with some of it ..

judy hill seems to have made old paint brushes popular .. who would have thought .. but here at the junk exchange, we hope to supply you with all your decorating needs .. so, if you want old paint brushes .. here they are ..

if you aren't able to make it to Warrenton / RoundTop .. i hope you can make it to Canton .. come see us in Arbor 2, spaces 217 & 218...

well, off to do more sewing, painting and creating ..

love you,

Saturday, March 19, 2011

back to creating .. back to blogging ..

i'm fixin to get back to creatin' and bloggin' ..

my uncle - on my fathers side passed in february .. i had my gallbladder removed in february .. so the last couple of months i have wanted to do very little .. feelin better..

i am going to be at Canton at the end of this month, so would love to see you there ... wish we were doing warrenton / roundtop but it has just gotten to be too long of a show .. fun .. very fun .. but it just exhausts me .. so i will be sticking with Canton ..

here are some things we have been working on creatin ..

these are cute little 16" muslin pillow shams .. a fancy curly style initial adorns the front of each ..

sweet raw edge linen style fabric sham .. 16" square .. adorned with a Paris design ..

our popular Union Jack pillow in a bed pillow size sham .. 21" by 26" .. canvas with muslin strips ..

new this month .. burlap toppers for our muslin slipcovers .. block printed with a fancy curlicue initial .. tied at the corners with muslin strips ..

closeup of the burlap topper .. the backside is the same as the front ..

come out and see us .. we are in Arbor 2, spaces 217 & 218 ..

love ya'

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Cup of Tea with Leah Grace ..

Three year old Leah Grace needs a heart transplant ..
A local craft mall, named The Craft Gallery in Waco has donated space for a booth. All the proceeds go to help pay for a heart transplant for Leah Grace ..

You can read more about Leah Grace HERE.

Mr. Bill Gillum of Waco has donated over 400 teacups and saucers to be sold for Leah. Stop in and purchase a set. You may also call the Craft Gallery at 254-751-0693.

later .. love ya'll .. Troy