Monday, April 11, 2016

THE OUTDOORS


YOU CAN HAVE THIS LOOK BY PULLING STUFF FROM YOUR HOME THAT YOU HAVE STORED & JUST ARRANGE & PILE IT ON! HANG A CHANDY FROM A TREE OR ARBOR OR CANOPY OR OFF A HOOK. I ENJOY MAKING THESE AS THEY ALL TURN OUT DIFFERENTLY WITH WHAT I BLING THEM WITH.










PUT A TABLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GARDEN & HAVE AN AFTERNOON TEA




HAVE A DESSERT PARTY, PULL OUT TABLES FROM THE HOUSE, DRAPE THEM & SERVE THAT LEMONADE! USE BURLAP OR OLD TABLE CLOTHS THAT WON'T MATTER IF THEY GET RUINED.





A PICNIC WITH VINTAGE CONTAINERS



EVERYONE NEEDS A PORCH & ADIRONDACK CHAIRS






USING DISPARATE ARCHITECTURAL PIECES/ OLD WINDOWS/ COLUMNS ETC. YOU CAN CREATE A ONE OF A KIND LOOK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE & KEEP ADDING PIECES LATER ON TO BUILD THAT "LOOK"





EVERYONE NEEDS A VINTAGE SCREEN DOOR SOMEWHERE AT HOME

Friday, March 18, 2016

BIG SALE THE BUILDINGS ARE OVERFLOWING..............REALLY!!!! BE HERE MARCH 26TH 10 - 2 #italianpeasant #junquegirlvintage #decoratortothestarsblog #vintagegirlbeforevintagewasin

I'VE BEEN RE PURPOSING UP A STORM. THE BUILDINGS ARE SOOOOO FULL, THAT I WILL HAVE TO EMPTY THEM IN ORDER TO GET IN . HOPING FOR A DRY DAY, BUT AM PUTTING UP CANOPIES IN CASE. I'M TRYING TO CLEAR THE BASEMENT OF PIECES/PARTS & IT SEEMS THE MORE I "FLUFF" UP, THE BASEMENT THE FULLER IT LOOKS INSTEAD OF EMPTIER LOL.
       I WILL HAVE 5 FARM TABLES FOR SALE (I THINK), VARIOUS SIDE TABLES, SIGNS, SHUTTERS, WINDOWS, GALVANIZED GARDEN ITEMS & WHATEVER SHOWS UP FROM THE HOUSE. I STILL HAVE TO EMPTY SOME CUPBOARDS, SO MAYBE A FEW OF THEM WILL BE FOR SALE ALSO.
    I LUV THE WAY THIS BUFFET TURNED OUT, MADE FROM A  VICTORIAN BED
IT WAS ALMOST A KEEPER, BUT I HAVE ENOUGH STUFF. I ALSO HAVE A LOT OF VARIOUS CHALKBOARDS MADE FROM VINTAGE FRAMES

I MADE SOME CABIN BIRDHOUSES ALSO FROM OLD WOOD LATH  & PUT FENCING IN FRONT OF THEM. IT IS ACTUALLY 1900'S CHRISTMAS  FENCING 


I WILL ALSO HAVE PLANT MARKERS $2 EA.


LEATHER CUFFS $8 EA.

POTTING TABLES


PRIMITIVE CUPBOARD

                                                                       
BE HERE AT 10 FOR THE BEST SELECTION......I MAY EVEN HAVE "FREE" STUFF & SOME ITEMS ARE ALREADY  MARKED DOWN.  MY PRICES ARE 50% - 75% CHEAPER THAN RETAILERS, SO STOCK UP & SAVE HERE!! NEXT SALE WILL BE JUNE 11 WHEN THE WHOLE TOWN WILL PARTICIPATE.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

#italianpeasant #junquegirlvintage #decoratortothestarsblog #vintagegirlbeforevintagewasin

     I HAVE BEEN RE PURPOSING FOR 40 + YEARS BEFORE IT BECAME POPULAR. I ALWAYS TORE IT APART. TURNED IT INTO SOMETHING I LIKED, MADE IT MORE FUNCTIONAL.......I WAS "JUNQUE" BEFORE IT WAS JUNK. I HAVE SPELLED IT WITH A "Q" SINCE THE 80'S, NOW I SEE MORE PEOPLE MUST LIKE THIS SPELLING ALSO,(IT MAKES THINGS SEEM MORE UPSCALE).
      MY FIRST RE PURPOSE WAS WITH SOME GREEN PAINTED BOARDS DOWN MY BASEMENT WHEN I WAS 14.I WAS & STILL AM A READER & NEEDED A BOOKCASE I GATHERED THE BOARDS, HAMMER & NAILS & NAILED AWAY. I KEPT NAILING UNTIL IT DIDN'T SWAY ANYMORE. I WISH I STILL HAD IT WITH ITS CHIPPY MINT GREEN PAINT. I MADE MY OWN SKATE BOARD & STILTS ALSO,I HAVE ALWAYS "MADE DO" INSTEAD OF BUYING NAME BRAND. I RARELY BUY RETAIL.
     I ALWAYS WANTED A HIDEAWAY & PLACE I COULD ESCAPE TO, A CLUBHOUSE, I CALLED IT. I HAD ONE IN MY BASEMENT AS A CHILD, THE ROOT CELLAR WHERE I WROTE RULES ON THE DOOR WITH A MENU OF SNACKS. I ALSO TOOK ARMY BLANKETS & THREW THEM OVER A CLOTHESLINE WEIGHTED WITH BRICKS &ALSO THE RAILINGS OF MY BACK DOOR STEPS. I ALSO THREW A BLANKET OVER A TABLE.
      I WAS LOW RISE BEFORE LOW RISE WAS A THING. I WOULD CUT THE TOP BAND OFF OF MY BLUE JEANS & WOULD "PEG" THE LEGS (THAT'S 70'S TALK FOR MAKING THE LEGS TIGHTER & LESS BELLED), & IF THEY WERE TOO SHORT I WOULD ADD TRIM ON THE BOTTOM. I WOULD CUT ARMS OFF OF BLOUSES INSTEAD OF ROLLING UP THE SLEEVES.  I NOW RE PURPOSE CLOTHING, MY LINE "CIAO BELLA" HERE


     THEY NOW CALL THEM "SHE SHEDS" BUT IN 1994 I BUILT MY STUDIO





 A PREVIOUS ONE IN 1991 & IN 2013  THIS ONE



 & MY GARAGE/BARN THAT CAME WITH THE PROPERTY WILL BE GETTING A LOFT THIS SPRING.






           ALTHOUGH MY RE PURPOSED ITEMS & COTTAGE ANTIQUES HAVE BEEN IN NUMEROUS COUNTRY MAGAZINES, MY HOME HAS NOT BEEN, ALTHOUGH I ADMIT IT MIGHT BE NICE, I THINK I'M SAVING THOSE PICTURES FOR THE BOOK I'VE BEEN WORKING ON.











      MY GARAGE SALE "GLAMOROUS MERCHANDISE & FABULOUS CRAP" IS TENTATIVELY SET FOR JUNE 11TH OF THIS YEAR (2016), IT'S LIKE A ONE WOMAN FLEA MARKET I "FLUFF" UP MY 14 ROOM VICTORIAN & 7 OUTBUILDINGS THAT ARE FILLED WITH CHAIRS, BEDS,SHUTTERS, ARCHITECTURE,FURNITURE, BARN FINDS, PIECES/ PARTS. I'M SORTING OUT EXTRA HARD THIS YEAR AS I'M DOWNSIZING COLLECTIONS & NOOKS & CRANNIES & CUPBOARDS. JUNE 11TH IS ALSO THE WHOLE TOWN SALES, THEY WILL BE SCATTERED HERE & ABOUT TOWN.
       I  ALSO LIVE  ON THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY. IN AUGUST I WILL BE OPEN 1 OR 2 DAYS OF THE 3 DAY EVENT.
     PLEASE VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE   HERE
   I AM ALWAYS PAINTING & RE PURPOSING SOMETHING & ON THE HUNT FAR & WIDE TO BRING THE BEST SELECTION FOR MY "PEEPS". I BUY WHAT I LIKE & LIKE WHAT I BUY, THAT WAY I DON'T FEEL STUCK WITH IT.WHEN PEOPLE SAY THEIR STORE IS CAREFULLY CURATED, DON'T WE ALL BUY WHAT WE LIKE, SO I GUESS I'M A CURATOR OF JUNQUE.
I GO TO THE EAST COAST, NORTH, SOUTH, WEST, ANYWHERE WHEN THE SPIRIT MOVES US. WE DECIDE THE NIGHT BEFORE OR SOMETIMES SPUR OF THE MOMENT WE'LL HEAD OUT & DRIVE. WE ALWAYS TAKE OUR SNACK BAG WHICH WEIGHS ABOUT 10 LBS. IN CASE WE'RE GONE OVERNIGHT I KEEP A MAKEUP BAG IN THE VAN AT ALL TIMES LOL.

       ……………………THEN THERE’S MY HOLLYWOOD CONNECTION.......TO BE CONTINUED.





   


   


         

Friday, February 12, 2016

BUSY AT THE ITALIAN FARMHOUSE #italianpeasant #junquegirlvintage #decoratortothestarsblog #vintagegirlbeforevintagewasin

WINTER HAS FINALLY SETTLED IN, HERE IN OHIO, SO WHEN YOU CAN'T GO OUT & PAINT, IT'S TIME TO EXPLORE THE HOUSE & FIND OLD STUFF TO RE PURPOSE. SO I TRAVELED DOWN MY BASEMENT TO PUT A FEW THINGS TOGETHER. IT SEEMS THE DEEPER I DIG, I FIND  A LOT OF COOL PROJECTS. OF COURSE I HATE TO HAND PAINT, BUT WHAT'S A GIRL GOING TO DO :)








SPRING MARKERS









MY "CARTOON" FLOWERS















TOP WILL BE PAINTED



TOP WILL BE PAINTED