Monday, April 14, 2014

QUILTS

I CALL THESE "CUTTER" QUILTS AS THEY ALL HAVE SOME ISSUE. THEY ARE NOT PRISTINE MUSEUM QUALITY, THEY HAVE BEEN LOVED & USED. THEY ARE GREAT FOR CUPBOARDS, FOLDED OR FOR MAKING RUNNERS, PILLOWS, ETC.
 
#1` 1800'S CONNECTICUT QUILT $50


#1QUILT  CORNER OF



#2 1800'S CONNECTICUT QUILT BETTER SHAPE THAN #1 $55



#3 1800'S CONNECTICUT QUILT $55 BETTER SHAPE THAN #1 &2



#4 STAR OF BETHLEHEM QUILT FROM CONNECTICUT, OK CONDITION $55



#5 TREE OF LIFE CT ALSO HAS SOME FOXING, I SELL AS IS, HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED TO CLEAN, BUT I HAVE AN OLD FASHIONED REMEDY THAT GETS THEM CRISP :) $65



#6 PINK FLOWER BASKET, OK SHAPE HAS SOME FOXING, REVERSES TO HOMESPUN $50


 #7 BEAR PAW HOMESPUN QUILT FROM CT. OK, SHAPE $50




#8 APPLE GREEN FROM CT HAS SOME FOXING $60 GOOD CONDITION





#9 BLUE CHAIN QUILT CT, HAS SOME FOXING  $50





#10  STAR FROM CT GOOD CONDITION $55



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#11 INDIGO QUIKLT TOP CT, OK SHAPE HAS A MOUSE HOLE ON BORDER $50





#12 QUILT TOP FROM CT, OK CONDITION  $50 GREAT GREEN/ BLUE COLOR COMBO



Thursday, April 10, 2014

ADDING VINTAGE FLAIR



SALVAGE THE FRAME OF AN OLD MIRROR OR PICTURE FRAME & TURN IT INTO A BLACKBOARD OR A CUPBOARD FRONT. ALSO YOU CAN COVER IT WITH LINEN FOR AN INSTANT MESSAGE BOARD




FIT A DAYBED WITH A CUSHY MATTRESS & KEEP BASKETS UNDERNEATH IT FOR A QUICK SLEEPOVER/GUEST STATION







GUT OUT AN ELECTRIC CHANDELIER “CHANDY” & GLUE ON OLD TART TINS & USE VOTIVES OR CANDLE FLICKER LIGHTS. SPRAY PAINT IT WHITE & ADD CRYSTALS



PAINT YOUR FLOORS,FURNITURE OR TRIM FOR AN INSTANT OOMPH WITH LITTLE MONEY SPENT OUT, IT GIVES THE HIGHEST IMPACT IN LITTLE TIME.




ADD ARCHITECTURE TO A ROOM BY PROPPING OLD SHUTTERS OR ARCHI PIECES, MIRRORS OR EMPTY FRAMES.





ADD QUICK CHARM TO ANY ROOM WITH WAINSCOTING OR TIN CEILING AS WAINSCOTING




IN THE WINTER, IF YOU HAVE A NON DIMENSIONAL MANTEL & WANT TO ADD SOME OOMPH TO IT, ADD AN ELECTRIC FIREPLACE FROM YOUR FAVE HOME STORE. THE STYLES ARE GREAT & THERE'S SO MANY VARIETIES TO CHOOSE FROM, YOU CAN’T GO WRONG. I HAVE 6 & PAINTED A FEW WHITE, YES…..WHITE! THEY REALLY DO KEEP YOU WARM.


HOT COLLECTIBLES



HENS ON A NEST

COPPER JEWELRY OR MY FAMOUS “JUNQUE” JEWELS







BAKELITE JEWELRY, KITCHEN KITSCH


BOARD GAMES


SEWING SUPPLIES- BUTTONS,THIMBLES POLITICAL BUTTONS

VINTAGE DECO MAGAZINES


YELLOWWARE





BRASS CANDLESTICKS


QUILTS/HOMESPUN



VINTAGE FOOTSTOOLS



FROM MY UPCOMING BOOK "I'M DECORATING AS FAST AS I CAN ©"

Monday, April 7, 2014

"I ALWAYS HAVE JUNK IN MY TRUNK"


I am an Italian Junque Girl that was taught early to make do with what you have or get creative & make it your own. When I was 14 I loved to read & still do. I had so many books I needed a bookcase, so I went down the basement & grabbed some wood & nailed it to death, it was wobbly but I found the more I loaded it with books, the sturdier it became. That has been my "speech" when someone comes to buy a table from me & it's a little wobbly, I tell them to load it up & it will be sturdier; funny but it's true :)

My home is an 1835 Victorian Italianate, that has the greatest architecture. I'd love to tear it off & repurpose it! I have spent 29 years here updating & redoing not only my home but furniture & junque.

I love the quirkiness of odd angles & it shows in my repurposing techniques which I call "Folk Art". I love the cottage look along with primitives in their natural patina, but if the wood looks less than appealing, I have no problem painting it with my line of chalk paint sold at a fraction of the popular named chalk paint.

I can't get enough of chippy paint, barn doors, old Victorian doors, drawers, buffets & the not so desirable "blond" furniture. I make upcycled jewelry "junque jewels" from pieces parts of vintage jewelry that is broken, rhinestones, silverware & french charms. I luv invading barns & creating with rust artifacts.

My sales are too die for "Glamorous Merchandise & Fabulous Crap Sale" at wholesale prices, June 14th this year 9-? .......................DON'T FORGET TO VISIT MY FACEBOOK  PAGE CLICK HERE :)