CottageElements

Lanette Lorsung, Andover, MN, US
senior editor


I have been a lover of old things since I was a child. My Dad was always into collecting, be it old signs, clocks, radios, furniture for as long as I can remember so I think its an inherited trait.

My tastes have evolved over the years, starting out with strictly old and ultra feminine and evolving into a mix of old and new, with a more contemporary feel. I try to stay ahead of a trend so my design doesn't become outdated and stale, always more on the cutting edge. But I will always love old things, I think mainly because I love to think about the people who originally owned the item.

I started selling antiques in the early 90's when collecting was huge! It again started with more feminine pieces, chintz, English china, Japanese collectibles, and 40's pottery. I was very much into Victorian Cottage, with ornate oak pieces, calico slip covered furniture, wallpaper...you get the picture.

Then in early 2000 I decided to change my focus, not so much into collectibles and antiques, but more vintage with an emphasis on pieces used for decorating. Larger pieces, not so nicky-nacky. I started looking for more industrial and architectural pieces, and I mix it up with newer contemporary pieces like white slip covered sofas and leather club chairs. I love also still adding those original chippy white pieces that nature has added its own patina, along with some scrubbed pine European pieces. I really love this look!

My business name is Cottage Elements, and you can find my goods at GETFRESH Vintage in Lanesboro, MN at the Round Barn Potting Co. in Andover, MN and other local shoppes and events. I also have my own blog at CottageElements.com and can be found on Twitter as CottageElements (tweet tweet). I would love to have you stop by!

my personal website:
http://www.cottageelements.com

Gender: Female

Birthday: 05/11/1960

Member Since: 08/18/2008


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Contributions

A Falloween Porch Redo with some New (Old) Junk Finds!

With the cool weather in Minnesota, I thought I'd share a throwback post from October of 2010. Hope it gets you in the Fall spirit!

Garden Fencing Chandelier

This is not something new. Sue originally did it in one of her books, but I've had the fencing and the insulators, so thought it was about time I did something with them!

From Farm to Table!

And no, we're not taking about food here....

Industrial Cart Put Together with Love!

I purchased this amazing green cart a few years back and I finally got around to doing something with it. And with just a little love, I love how it turned out!

Repurposed Apothecary Cabinet

I found this piece a while back with the intent of reselling it, but found I just couldn't part with it. So I needed to make it useful!

Old Beverage Holder Wine Bar

This was a great vintage find!

From Kid's Bike to Wall Organizer!

I picked this darling bike part up on a recent visit to Arizona. I knew it's purpose as soon as I saw it!

A Rusty Wall Pocket that's a Total Gas!

Well actually in it's former life, it was some type of gas can cover. But with it's perfect patina and pre-made holes, a wall pocket was a perfectly reuse!

From Rebar Wire to Spring Flowers!

Turn simple and inexpensive rebar wire into some fun Spring flowers!

Christmas Tree Obsession

I'm Lanette Lorsung and I have a Christmas Tree obsession......

A Nature Inspired Thanksgiving Table Scape

After visiting Otten Bros. Garden Center and attending Sue's "Home for the Holidays" event there, I was inspired to bring a little nature to my Thanksgiving Table.

A Junk Piece with Multiple Uses!

Sometimes you find that piece that after looking at it for awhile, you realize that there are a plethora of uses. This is one of them!

Clean-up that Yard With a Little Junk!

This summer has been quite busy and needless to say I didn't get a very good start in getting my flower pots planted. So I thought maybe I'd go back into the archives of JMS and pull up a post from the summer of 2009! That way I can still enjoy my porch...at least what it looked like back in 2009! I hope you enjoy it, too!

Never had more fun with a Teeter-Totter!

We found this piece in Ohio. Sue and I had to wrestle for it...and I won!

Another Successful Vintage Marketplace - Springfield!

I'm sure you've been wondering where we've been? Well, unfortunately we were way too busy to post while Vintage Marketplace was in full swing. But we didn't want you to feel left out, so here's some pictures of this amazing event!

Serving Up a Little Vintage with Some Beverages!

Sometimes serving up your favorite drink can be much more fun served up in an out of the ordinary vintage container.

JMS Post from the Past - "I'm Going All the Way to the Top!"

How about a Blast from the Past (or rather a Post from the Past). This project was originally posted on August 21, 2009. I thought it might be fun to go back into the archives and repost it. I got this amazing elevator piece while in Oronoco the fall of 2009. I knew right away what I wanted to do with it!

A Wine Traveller

I purchased this "Bar Traveller" suitcase a while back. And this piece works perfect for the gal on the go!

Country Music Artist Eric Heatherly to Entertain us in Nashville!

Brace yourselves! On Saturday, Feb.16th The Vintage Marketplace proudly presents Country Music Artist Eric Heatherly.

Bedroom Bar for that Morning Java Jolt!

After recently seeing a coffee bar in one of my friends bedrooms, and then seeing a recent post by Contributor Jasmin showcasing a coffee bar, I decided it would be a great idea to add one to my bedroom. And I think it was just what the doctor ordered!

Taco Soup Served up Ala-JUNKMARKET Style!

I thought it would be fun idea to share some recipes on this site and serve them up ala-JUNKMARKET Style. I found this one online, and I do have to say, it turned out delicious!

A Christmas Home Tour!

My home has been on a local Holiday Home Tour for several years now, and after taking a few years off, I hopped on board and decided to join in on the fun again! I really love doing it, and I thought I'd share a few pictures of what I think are some fun and interesting parts of it. I hope you enjoy them and I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

Award Winning Cookies Recipe with a JUNKMARKET Twist!

My turn :-) And I have a recipe that was created by Minnesota's own Marjorie Johnson, the famous Marjorie Johnson that has been seen on The Tonight Show and the Today Show. She's a local gal from Minnesota. If you've had the chance to see her, she is definitely a hoot! I've taken her award winning recipe, and I've added my JUNKMARKET twist to display them!

Chalk It Up to Another Type of Christmas.....Tree!

So I've had real trees, faux trees, post trees, painted wall trees, but this is my first chalk tree!

A Bar Everyone Can Join in On!

Well we certainly seem to have a plethora of different wine bars on JMS. But here's one everyone can join in on, young and old!

Summer Garden Project!

I was able to get most of my summer garden projects/plantings done this spring, but this was one seems to have gotten missed. But as they say, better late than never!

All Fans on Deck!

I have a small fan collection and with summer finally being here (yes!!) it was a call to have all fans on deck....my backyard deck that is!

Does this Side Table Stack Up?

Does this side table stack up? I think the answer is a definite YES!!

Houston, I think I have a Problem...

Let's just say, I have a jewelry problem....I don't have a good place to hold my jewelry when not in use. And I have quite a bit of it.

Conveyor Belt turned Table Runner

A picked up this little beauty from Sarah Smith of Smith's Salvage at JUNKMARKET Under Glass Fall of 2011. It's a perfect fit for my industrial look and even more perfect for my tin top table!

First of the 2012 "Top Ten" Picks from JMS Editors and Contributors

JMS editors and contributors have come together to pick the "Top Ten" for 2012. They will appear in no particular order, but this is what we are calling "hot" for the year. First up..Lanette. Here's what she has to say..

My Redesign on a Redesign!

It's a redesign from a redesign! Go figure...

Ode to the Birch Tree and the Great Outdoors

Oh great birch tree, how lovely is your bark, and your branches they reach to the sky (insert sound effect...clearing throat). Okay, okay. So I'm certainly no poet by any means. But I do love the look of the birch tree and its bark. Here's my ode to the mighty birch tree.

Presto Change-O!

Gosh, I have a lot of cool junk pieces (not that I'm bragging mind you...just been lucky I guess!). But I like to keep them on hand just in case I want to change things up. And I was more than ready to do a little magic on my mantel. And like "Presto Change-O"! I have a new vignette!

From Metal File Holder to Picture Holder

There's something about old family pictures. They are something I look on with great fondness. To see the heritage from which I've come, to see my parents as children, or grand parents as young adults. Here's a great project to display those special items.

These are a Few of My Favorite Things!

"Rain drops and Roses and Whiskers on Kittens" might make Julie Andrews feel better when she's down, but for me? It's scales and cloches, along with some other great vintage pieces!

I'm Really Getting Into Leather!

Ok...not in that way! But I have become quite found of vintage leather pieces.

"Wining Allowed!"

It's funny how us junkers love to make wine bars. Hmmmmm....wonder what that means? But I'm no exception. Here's my version of a junker's wine bar.

Missing Keys No More! Organ Stops Made into a Great Key Holder!

Do you have a problem with losing your keys? This solution helps me keep track of mine.

Oh, no! I've been Framed....but in a good way!

Who says you need to have a picture in a frame? Not me! This frame in and of itself is way cool!!

A Desk Reorganization ala Junk Style!

The home desk is often a place for disarray. But with a little help from some good old vintage junk, it doesn't have to be that way.

It's a Dilly of a Sign!

I found this sign at the last JUNKMARKET Style event, Flea Market Underglass. The only problem, it was too long for the wall it was intended for. Oops....

From Broom Holder to Flower Display!

What do you get when you combine a vintage broom holder, some chippy wood and some fun vintage bottles? A very cool piece of wall art!

Opening Bell at Flea Market Under Glass!

Here's a quick peak at the happenings of Flea Market Under Glass!

"Flea Market Under Glass" Setup is Under Way!

Wowzers! Looks like this is gonna be one heck of a sale! You gotta check it out!

A Union in Perfect Harmony!

What do you get when you mix a wall hanging made soley from frame molding and a pipe organ tube? A display that brings with it, it's own kind of music!

Chalk-up Another Junk Reuse!

Recently I redid a wall off my kitchen in tintable chalkboard paint. I choose the grey. But I still needed something to hold the accessories. A piece of junk in the garage fit the bill just fine!

Holiday Greetings from the Lorsung Family!

Hoping you had a very Merry Christmas and wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Illuminated Cream Bucket

I found these wonderful cream buckets (or so they tell me) recently at a local favorite junking haunt. And the saying goes, if you don't know what to do with something, put a candle in it! And so I did...with a little extra embellishments.

A Christmas Wreath with a Junky Welcome!

After another recent visit to Otten Bros. Garden Center, I came away with a Sue inspired oval wreath and some great embellishments to add a "junky" welcome to my front door.

Industrial in the Kitchen!

If you know me, I like industrial. Did I say like? No, I actually "LOVE" industrial! And lookie-lookie what I found!

A Simple Grate for some Great Vintage Photos

I purchased this piece not knowing what it really was or what it was used for, but knowing it would be a great way to display some vintage family pictures.

Ahoy Mate! It's Junk Repurposed with a Coastal Theme.

A found vintage porthole from a local occasional sale got my head a spinnin'. So what was I to do with it?

Trash to Treasure Charity Auction and Wine Tasting!

This past weekend Sue and I were privileged to attend the Pfarkel Sisters' Trash to Treasure Charity Auction and Wine Tasting. The fundraiser was held with donations going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It was a great event for a worthy cause. Here is a sampling of this event.

Oronoco Junking Finds!

Well it was an amazing weekend! I had a fab time with Ms. Amy, the Pfarkel Sisters and a bunch of JMS members. Here's a peek at the great junk I picked up!

Coming to a Magazine Near You!

I was thrilled and honored to able to take part in a Country Garden photo shoot. I know, pinch me! Our own Ms. Susie-Q is now a contributor to the magazine! She will be doing four articles, the first two coming out in the early Spring 2011 issue, the third in summer, and the fourth will be out in Fall 2011. Here's a sneak peek at what will be in the middle two.

From Corbels to Curtain Rod!

What do you get when you combine found vintage corbels and black hardware piping? A very inexpensive way to create a unique one of a kind window treatment.

A Re-Design Ala-Junk Style!

Amy, a fellow contributor on JMS, stayed at my house a few weeks ago and for fun, we decided to do a re-design of my great room, of course ala-Junk Style. Loved how it turned out so I had to share it with y'all!

Bringing a little bit of the Indoors Out...aka Deck-orating!

Welcome to my deck. Though we built it a few years ago, I hadn't done much to it to make it very cozy. What it needed was a little bit of deck-orating!

I'm Really Into Heavy Metal!

This is my latest "cool" find. And let me tell you, it is really "heavy metal"! It was even more interesting getting it into my truck. But with all my effort I think it looks great on my front porch!

Graduation Open House Done on the Cheap!

My baby, Rebekah, graduated this month from high school, hard to believe. And so for her Open House we did her decorations on the cheap using vintage items.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall . . .

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, which mirror is my favorite one of all?

Is there a Doctor in the House???

I have a confession. I have a pre-occupation with vintage medical pieces. Something about them says to me "please buy me"! Here a few of my medical finds.

How to Build a Chest of Drawers?

Okay, maybe I didn't build 'em, but I did stack 'em up!

From Springs to Sprigs . . . Easter Accents as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Sorry, I've been out of the loop for awhile. Here are some simple Easter projects for busy people like me . . .

AAJMS JUNKMARKET Members Get-Together?!

Anyone need a road trip? Are you in the mood for a members get-together??? Well then we need your help . . .

Guess what? We're on Facebook!

JMS is on facebook, are you?

From Fireplace to Mantle!

When I found these way cool log holders I knew they were a project in the making!

Putting a Little Light on the Subject!

What do you do with a dilapidated wood settee and a set of vintage cup holders? You make a wall sconce of course!

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Man is it cold outside! So how do you warm up on those chilly nights? How about some hot chocolate served up with some vintage flare!

Well Worn, But Well Loved . . .

I have a huge fondness for Ironstone. The problem, sometimes it can be way too expensive. But if you want to start a collection, and don't want to spend a ton, look for the pieces that have been well used. I seem to have more of attachment to them anyway.

One of My Top Ten - Cloches!

After seeing Sue's post on her Top Ten at Round Top, I thought I'd contribute one of my own Top Ten, Cloches.

I have a Bright Idea . . .

I had an accident. Oops . . . the wind blew my outdoor tree over and bulbs on the string of lights broke. This caused the entire strand to no longer work. That's when a light bulb (pun intended) went off in my head. Hmmmm . . . I have an idea . . .

Art with Architecture

I LOVE architectural pieces. Can I stress LOVE! Whether it be corbels, pillars, molding, doesn't matter. I guess I'm an architectural addict. LOL!

Bringing a Little Bit of the Farm to your Outdoors!

As in my previous post, I seem to be drawn to old, rusty, crusty farm equipment. Here's a couple of examples.

There's No Place Like Home - For Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, from my home to yours!

There's No Place Like a Midwest Home Show!

I was privileged to have some of my items shown in the Midwest Home Show in Minneapolis. My dear friend, Sue Wolfe (another very creative Sue W), was asked to be a part of this event and I was thrilled to be able to contribute.

Hey, Hey, Hey . . . It's a Holiday Hay Rack!

I found this awesome hay rack at a local antique store. Guess Ol' Bessie was all done with it! I knew from the start it would look amazing with Christmas greens on my front porch.

Winning with Winter White

You all know me, I love white. And when I found this small barn door, all chippy and white, I knew it was a winner, winner, chicken dinner! It just needed a little jazzing up!

Climbing my Chippy Ladder to Success!

Though this may actually be a railing, it wasn't until I envisioned it as a ladder that I was able to find a successful solution to decorating with it.

My Simple Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday Project!

Okay, I love Sue's Simple Mondays! And that inspired me to do my own. But I wasn't sure if it would be a Simple Monday, or if it would be a Simple Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday . . . you get the picture. So whatever day it is, simple is good!

End of the Summer Retro Picnic!

As Labor Day signals the end of summer vacation, I thought we'd celebrate and go out with a retro bang!

On the Streets of London Town . . .

I purchased this street sign from a Minnesota occasional sale a few years back. Little did I know it came from a small English town and was over 100 years old.

Doesn't Matter if it's Black or White . . . .

In an ode to Michael Jackson, I thought I'd share my favorite colors, hmmm maybe they're not colors, but I sure do like to decorate with 'em.

Can I Have Your Number ?

Okay, I have a thing with numbers. Why? Who knows. But they're sure fun to accessorize with, don't ya think?

Hey Mr. DJ . . .

As they say, better late then never. Ha! Here's my version of the Contributors Challenge. It's an ode to my Dad who was a DJ in the late '50s and '60s. Hey, hey, Mr. DJ . . .

Is there an Architect, errr, Architecture in the House!

Do you have a new home and want to add some vintage charm to it? Add some architectural elements!

Picture Holder Perfect for a Crash Test Dummy!

I purchased this Highway Guard Rail from an occasional sale. Where they obtained it is beyond me! But it works perfect for holding your prize pictures!

Junk-O-Rama Prom Memory Frame

I had a "ball" at the Junk-O-Rama Prom with a couple of Junk Gems! I created this fun photo holder to remind me of this fun event.

Picture Book . . . Na, na, na, na, na na.

"Picture book, pictures of your mama, taken by your papa a long time ago. Picture book, of people with each other, to prove they love each other a long ago. Na, na, na, na, na na . . ."

An En-Lightening Project that's Music to My Ears!

This is my version of the piano roll project. I hope it's very en-lightening and inspirational to you!

My Love for Junk is on the Rise!

When you're having a party, why not bring out the Junk for jazzing up your table?

Out of this World Chandelier

This is a project my extremely creative friend, Sue Wolfe, made out of a saucer/sled.

Warmest Wishes from my House to Yours!

From the Frigid Midwest, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

Gretchen's Beautiful Version of Sue's Hostess Gift

This was my gift given to me by Gretchen, at our annual holiday party I give every year. What a lovely surprise!

"Indy" the Cat, aka "Jabba the Hutt" Crystal Collar

Indy, my cat has the finest of tastes. This is a simple crystal cat collar, with the addition of postal tag.

Oh There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays!

Here as some additional pictures taken from my Holiday Home Tour. Hope you're all getting into the Spirit of the Season!

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire . . .

Okay, maybe I don't have a fire . . . but I do have a fireplace all decked out for Christmas!

Fargo Road Trip!

I had the opportunity while returning my son to college to visit a quaint little store in Fargo, ND that was all decked out for Christmas.

Having a Ball at Christmas . . . Christmas Balls that is!

Check out the unique window valance I used for my Christmas Home Tour two years ago!

Put a Little Spring in Your Christmas . . .

This is a project I've shown before, but being the holidays I decided to change it up a bit and get into the spirit of things!

Home Tour Preview

This is just a preview of my home tour. Can't show you the rest or I'll have to kill you! LOL. Just kidding . . . the rest of the house is still in disarray!

Holiday Home Tour

This is just a shout out to anyone from the Twin Cities Area in Minnesota

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree . . .

Yikes! Is it that time already . . . or are we just getting a head start on the Holiday rush?

A Grate Idea for Holiday Entertaining

Stumped for holiday decorating . . . here's a grate idea!

Signs, Signs, Everywhere are Signs . . .

Signs, signs every signs . . . I've noticed I've got a theme going in my house.  I think they add to the industrial feel.  I love old signs, new signs that look old, signs made from old...

Lani's Porch - My Take on Falloween . . . .

After such wonderful inspiration from Sue's porch I finally got to work on my own porch.  Here's the finish product.  More pictures can be seen on my blog.  It's hard to pick...

I Scream, You Scream . . .

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!!  This is an old ice cream cone holder I picked up at one of the Buffalo ocassional sales.  I didn't know what I would do with it, but...

Fall is in the Air!

With fall in the air, I felt like putting together a fun little setting of hot cider and cookies.  Mmmmmm good! 

Congrats Lani! Winner of "Flat Cheese Grater Contest"

Cheese Grater Cheese/Relish Tray. This flat cheese grater I took and drilled four wholes in each corner. Then I took crystal dresser knobs that I had purchased in bulk several years ago and placed two per screw on each...

A Simply Grate Idea for Keys!

This was a very simple project.  I took a flat cheese grater and wired an old grain scoop to it which had been cleaned, embellished with a number, and poly'd.  I attached an old key...

Update on Junk Bonanza

Well the weekend is over, and everyone's gone home. but all in all it was a fabulous time!  There were lots of people in attendance and I think we can now say it was a success.  With the...

Buffalo Finds

These are some of my purchases on my Buffalo jaunt.  Found some awesome things.  The box and the cone holder are definitely my favorites.  Can't wait 'til next month!

Corbel Shelf

These were a couple of corbels I purchase in Oronoco (thanks Georgia for directing me to the dealer who had them!) I'm not one to "build" a lot of things,  mainly repurpose them or build them on...

Scales . . . Scales . . . and More Scales . . .

I don't know what draws me to scales, but I've accured a small collection. I've found multiple ways to display them. Here are only a few of them and some of the ways I use them . . .

Graduation Photo Board

These are some photo boards I used at my sons graduation open house.  The first one I took two old windows that were hinged together.  I took black and white graduation photos...

Corbel and Piping Curtain Rods

This was an inexpensive curtain rod I made for my family room. Without the corbels (which I already had), the piping cost about $16. For the length I needed, this was a very cheap solution.What I did...

Tour de France Tricycle Wheel Sign

Here's another project I did. It's just an old tricycle wheel I hung from a vintage sign holder. I just added the "Tour de France" sign to add some fun.  Great for someone who loves biking!

Farm Grain Scoop Votive Holders

Here are some really cool smaller grain scoops I picked up at a flea market. All I did was add a wire to the back and stencil a number on the front. They look really awesome with a tea light in them...

Old Wheel Lazy Susan

This project is a table rise or lazy susan made out of an old metal wheel and an old wooden office chair base. One side of the wheel fit into the center hole in the chair base and the other...

Manhole Cover Table

This is an end table I made. The top, I was told, was an old manhole cover mold. I'm not sure if that is what it really was, but I thought it was a cool piece. I just attached it to the base of an...



Recent comments


Re: Labor Day Bookcase

Beautiful job! Amazing collaboration of different pieces that's for sure!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Nighstand with Mirror, Light & Yardsticks!

Brian, your projects are pretty darn incredible. You are one talented guy, that is for sure. Kudos on another well done piece!

Lani

Re: Warm and cozy night light.

Bill, welcome as a new contributor! Great to have you on board!

Lani

Re: A Windproof Patio Table

Great piece! I always seem to be drawn to those super heavy pieces. I may not like it in music, but I love it in vintage (heavy metal that is). And yes, it certainly will not blow away...ha!

Lani

Re: Tiffany Style Planter!

Looks beautiful!

Lani

Re: Warm and cozy night light.

Oh my, love this! I would buy it in a heartbeat! You have the coolest stuff!

Lani

Re: JUNKMARKET & Friends at Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days

It was a great weekend! Jim, one of these days you'll have to make a trip to MN. We do have the best junk!

Lani

Re: Wash Tub Fairy Garden

Cute, cute, cute! Something like this would be a awesome for a bridal shower! Or even a baby shower with a different twist to it. Fun idea!

Lani

Re: Garden Fencing Chandelier

Yep! Currently tealights are in the insulators. I'll probably embellish it a little. I thought maybe some crystals hanging from it, or I might add some of my wire flowers to it. Haven't decided yet. I'll just have to see where my creativity takes me ;-) Thanks for the suggestion!!

Lani

Re: Pin-up simplicity

Super cool room! Love!

Lani

Re: More light and its environment.

I think this might be my favorite, though it's a tough choice. Great job!

Lani

Re: Starglow night light.

Wow, what an cool light! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Lani

Re: My Hands are Tied...Literally

Two hands are always better than one ;-) Very creative, Ms. Sue!

Lani

Re: The JMS Project Runway Challenge is On!

Should be fun! Can't wait to see what they come up with!

Lani

Re: From Farm to Table!

You caught me! I was too excited to get it all put together, I forgot to get them at the store. But I should have a least mentioned them. You really do need them, especially with this piece being used regularly. Thanks for the fyi!

Lani

Re: Bring an Industrial look to the table

Love that base, Andrea! Great save...way to cool for a workshop!

Lani

Re: Industrial Cart Put Together with Love!

Lauretta, I seem to have a lot of junking friends out of Cali! Dang it has to be so far! We could have a ball!!!

Lani

Re: Industrial Cart Put Together with Love!

Thanks for the comments! Now if I could only get to the rest of the stash in my garage and basement! So much junk, so little time...lol!

Lani

PS Jim, I felt like I was channeling you on this one ;-)

Re: "If these thing could talk, what would it say?"

This is something I would have loved to have found! It is an amazing piece. And love how you repurposed it! Great job!

Lani

Re: Faux Brick Walkway

Ditto on the patience! I remember doing this in a store I worked at...I know it's a lot of work! Good job!

Lani

Re: My Junk Market Fairy Garden-using recycled things & backyard finds

Amazing! So many different elements to it. Would love to see more pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: RADIANT MOP MAN

Oh my goodness, Lauretta! This would put a smile on anyone's face...incredible!

Lani

Re: Glass flower

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Lantern with Succulents

I for one cannot get enough of the succulents. They are certainly hot this year. Great use of them, Susie!

Lani

Re: Chicken Crate Coffee Table

Great combination and price! Love that the top is copper!

Lani

Re: JUNKMARKET will be at Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days

I'll be there! Can't wait!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Industrial Factory Machine Base Party Table

Brian, great elements in the piece! Metal and worn wood...perfect combination!

Lani

Re: How to Present a Wedding Guest Book

You know I loved this grate great! It works perfect for a wedding!

Lani

Re: Beware The Zamboni Brushes !!!

Oh, my goodness, I need this! From a Zamboni? We are a hockey family and it would be perfect at the cabin...awesome!

Lani

Re: Vintage Wedding Reception

Absolutely, positively a-dorable!!! Love it!

Lani

Re: Cottage Style Mirror

Jim, your "new" piece I am sure will become a well cherished and well loved piece for generations to come. Like everyone has said, your finishes are amazing!

Lani

Re: Farm Implement Repurpose

Andrea, it is funny how we keep coming up with different ways to display/serve wine. Love it! But Houston, I think we may have a problem :-)

Lani

Re: Repurposed Apothecary Cabinet

Thanks, Jim! Though I don't think Baptists use real wine when they do communion ;-) And after looking at my pictures, I finally found where those dang candles went to I've been looking for. Hahaha! Look at the picture of the wine in the drawer :-)

Lani

Lani

Re: Repurposed Crib Head & Foot Board Chalkboards

Wow, Brian. You got a two-fer out of this project. They are both awesome!

Lani

Re: My Potting Shed

Check out this great post from early 2009. As you can tell by all the comments, it was a hit! I sure would love to have one of these in my backyard. It's awesome!

Lani

Re: From Kid's Bike to Wall Organizer!

Jim, when I saw this piece initially I knew it had "Jim" written all over it! Would love to have seen what project you'd come up with. Thanks for the compliment!

Lani

Re: A Rusty Wall Pocket that's a Total Gas!

Thanks, Robert. You're so sweet. God bless you, too!

Lani

Re: I'm Creating a New Look for My Home

This piece is too die for in person. And her colorway for this room is unbelievable. She is really incredible at putting everything together. And the bench? It really was (as Kerry said) a FAN-tab-u-lous score!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Ring Holders Made From Random Drawer Knobs

Great repurpose, Michl!

Lani

Re: Using Picture Frame Samples

Love the look of this! It also has a very contemporary feel. Thanks for sharing, Jasmin! Fun project!

Lani

Re: A Rusty Wall Pocket that's a Total Gas!

With the extremely long winter we have been having, I decided to go back into my own personal archives and find a fun "springy" post! I hope this will put a little "spring" in your step this dreary Monday morning...ha! It was one I originally did on February 22nd, 2011. And I know we are ALL anxious for a little warmer weather to be upon us...especially those of us here in Minnesota!!! Happy Spring!

Lani

Re: 1940s US City Unknown

So cheery and fun, Lauretta! Just puts a smile on your face!

Lani

Re: Spring is HERE!

So-so-so cute! Love how simple this is.

Lani

Re: Mmm, Mmm, Good!

Ha! Jim, I had no idea what spread-a-burger was, so I googled it!!! None of them had pictures, but here it is :-) http://www.food.com/recipe/spread-a-burger-10199

Lani

Re: From Rebar Wire to Spring Flowers!

We are looking for posts that are showing green grass, but I guess this was close ;-) Ha! And I agree with you, Ken. Farewell AND good riddance to Winter! Hello, Spring!!

Lani

Re: Piano Keys Wall Art

What a great and sentimental project. Glad you were able to save part of it. Thanks for posting!

Lani

Re: From Sad Side Table to Sunny Revolving Book Case

Kerry, you really are one talented gal. Love these makeovers!!

Lani

Re: Old rocking chair

Cute, cute, cute!!!

Lani

Re: Get Your Country Gardens Spring Issue on Newsstands now!

Got my copy!! Jolie has such an awesome place. And what a fun crew!!!

Lani

Re: Barn Junkin' & Pickin' Trip


Brian, I am sure you were in your glory! I'm sure some people thought you were crazy, but that's what I love about this business. Creating something beautiful out of cast-a-ways! Awesome!

Lani

PS Welcome, Justin!

Re: JunkMarket Style Nursery

So many great ideas in this post, Kerry! I love the idea of switching the day bed around for a toddler. Genius!

Lani

Re: Fun, Junky Jewlery!

Some very beautiful an creative pieces! You are very talented!

Lani

Re: Mmm, Mmm, Good!

Sue, I have a few old cook books and some of the recipes crack me up. One of these days I may even have to try some! Hope the soup hit the spot. We really do need some spring weather!

Lani

Re: Layered Frames

Love this idea! I have a ton of old frames in boxes I'll have to pull out. Thanks for sharing this. Great Member Feature from CountryDesignStyle.

Lani

Re: Computer Monitor Diorama

Clever and fun!

Lani

Re: Galvanized metal pub table

Great score!! And it turned out amazing!

Lani

Re: Industrial steel cart

This definitely is my kind of piece. Wish Sioux Falls was closer to me. Love!!

Re: Shopping cart table

Rachel, his stuff does look awesome! Cool stuff and really cool cart!

Lani

Re: Samovar lamp

I'm particularly found of vintage silverplate. Great piece!

Lani

Re: Antique Chair: My First Attempt at Reupholstery!!!

Lots of hard work went into restoring this piece. I love the carvings on the back of the piece. You did a great job!

Lani

Re: Christmas Tree Obsession

Thanks for all the sweet comments! You make me blush... :-)

Lani

Re: 1940s Wooden Gameboard Repurposed Table

This is a two-fer, and done beautifully, Brian! Now I just have to go and Google what a Carrom board is and how you play it :-)

Lani

Re: My Whimsical Wonderland

Suzi, these are amazing! As Jim stated, you are talented! My favorite is the little snowman in the wine glass. What a cutie, but then the are all pretty darn cute!

Lani

Re: Rustic Sign

Papajon, you put some awesome elements in this piece. Ditto on Suzi's comment, totally cool!

Lani

Re: Such a NNNNNovel idea!

Very creative Christmas tree, Jasmain! I've always loved vintage books (not necessarily reading them...ha), but never seem them put to this use. Very fun!

Lani

Re: Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Bar

Nothing better than a hot chocolate bar, especially living in Minnesota! Fun!

Lani

Re: Deck the Halls with Ball Jars of Holly

Jim, only you could pull off a project like this. ;-) As always, awesome project, Jim!

Lani

Re: 3 Shades of Christmas Tree.

Dianne, or should I call you Franny Pfarkel :-) What a fun Christmas tree! It's a little shabby, but still very chic!

Lani

Re: Winter Wonderland in a Jar

Like a ball jar snow globe...so cute!

Lani

Re: I've been waiting for some of these legs!

I love all the elements of this piece, Jasmain. The weathered wood is so charming. Great piece!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Vintage Simplex Timeclock & Flashlight Lamp

Oh, my! Way cool, Brian! Love!

Lani

Re: Junk in the Trunk Tree

Love all the elements of this piece! Would love to have it...great job!

Lani

Re: Another Ball Jar Idea...

So darn cute, Laurel! I would have never thought to do this! Awesome!

Lani

Re: Mason Jar Challenge Project

I love mercury glass, but you never get it without paying a substantial amount. You recreated it beautifully, Cheryl! Love, love, love!!!

Lani

Re: JOY in a jar

Love the use of the cards on this Marge. You are a clever girl, so doesn't surprise me how great this project turned out. It really is full of joy!

Lani

Re: Can anyone guess what this is used for?

Dang, I'm always a day late and a dollar short. Okay, maybe quite a few days late. Actually more like a few weeks. My bad! Glad someone figured it out. My answer would have been I have no clue, but it sure the heck is cool! But of course, Jim, you always find the best things! Merry Christmas!

Lani

Re: Hairpin Table

Oh, my! I could see this piece in my house! Love the industrial look of it. Like Georgia said, simple clean design!

Lani

Re: You have mail Liquor Cabinet and Bonnie and Clyde Bar

I LOVE this! The mail boxes are to die for! So glad you've taken the plunge to start sharing your talent with us! And yes, in Minnesota we do have the best "junk"!

Lani

Re: MASON JAR CHALLENGE - Peace on Earth "JUNKOLIDAY" Mantle Adornment

Amy, too cool for school! You made these ball jars look awesome! Georgia, Amy is crazy talented! Fortunate for us to have her sharing her great talent with us here on JMS!

Lani

Re: Barn Door and Gun Crates Turned into a Coffee Table

Jasmain, great job on these pieces! Love the old, worn wood. I'm sure your customers were more than thrilled!

Lani

Re: Radiant Energy

Another great project! Love how you shot the pictures, too! I see you're from Mpls, MN! Where do you display or sell your pieces? Just curious...

Lani

Re: Gas Punk

I wanted to like Ken's comment. I so understand that! Great find...again another LOVE It from me!

Lani

Re: Experimental

Very cool lamp! Love!

Lani

Re: Take the Challenges: Encourage Others and Toot Your Own Horn!!

I always love a good challenge! And ditto on the previous comments. JUNKMARKET is such a great site and so many our missing out on all the fun! I'm looking forward to see what the future holds on JMS and can't wait to see all the projects!

Lani

Re: Hostess Gift from Odds and Ends

I'm always in need of hostess gift ideas. This is so much better than just running to the store for something. So much more meaningful. Maybe as you are cleaning out areas, making an odds and ends box just for hostess gifts would be a good idea. A little mirror is always something you can find a place for and a great addition. Thanks for the idea!

Lani

Re: A Junk Piece with Multiple Uses!

Hi, Gmajunk! I noted it under the second picture down on the top left where you can maybe tell it's original purpose. It was a hay rack. It was used to hang on a wall and feed the horses. I've seen these before, but never with the metal on the back, which worked perfect for the top of the coffee table. It was an awesome find with little I had to do to it. I love those kinds of projects!

Lani

Re: Cream Separator Lamp

Love junk lamps. Also spy some cool pieces in the background. What is the tall silver piece? Looks like a tall skinny drum?

Lani

Re: Rustic Signs 2

Okay, took me awhile, ScenicScript. I may be a little slow...I won't say and see if someone else gets the last one. Very cute signs!

Lani

Re: Photo Display from Old Frame

Happy anniversary! And absolutely, agree with Sue. Nothing is more meaningful than a handmade gift!

Lani

Re: Holiday Spruce Tips Container.

Nothin' better...love vintage finds on my porch full of spruce tips. Thanks for sharing yours!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Wine Caddy - Using Sewing Machine Drawer Slide Racks

This is my favorite subject :-) Something to hold wine is always a good thing! Love each one of these, and great reuse for those sewing machine drawers. Great post, Brian!

Lani

Re: A Thanksgiving Table

Beautiful tablescape! Perfect for a little gathering. Might have to just pop in ;-) Love the use of the frame as a centerpiece!

Lani

Re: Rustic Signs

I love these signs from scenicscript and I love how you've used your talent for the greater good. That's why we've chosen you to be our Saturday member feature. Love 'em!

Lani

Re: License Plate Art: International Edition!

Wow, wow and wow! I agree with Jim. The Canadian one is fantastic! But there is also something cool to me about the Japanese one. But then again, I think they are all awesome!

Lani

Re: Wizard of Oz chair

Very cute and whimsical!!

Lani

Re: Ladder love. So easy!

I agree! Ladders are great! I have a few cool ladders, too. Some I use for display, some I actually have to use as ladders, but there's something about using a cool "old" ladder versus a brand new one.

Lani

Re: A Junk Piece with Multiple Uses!

Thanks y'all. And Jim, coming from you, I feel honored :-) I do have to say what I paid for it was a down right steal. I felt like I should pay for it and run! Ha! And couldn't believe the people that had passed it up. Good gracious, don't they know cool when they see it? :-)

Lani

PS Ken, I think this site educates us in more things then junk...ha!

Re: Happy Halloween

Amazing, as are all your projects, indoors and out! Happy Falloween, Jimbo!

Lani

Re: Falloween Planter

I love old bird baths without bases. This turned out so festive. LOVE!

Lani

Re: Kraut Cutter to Memo Station...

Super cool, Laurel! So creative, and so very organized! :-)

Lani

Re: HomeTalk.com & LampsPlus.com Holiday Lamp Challenge by GadgetSponge.com

Brian, oh my goodness! Super cool. Love the metal edging...gives it a little industrial feel. And the post cards would be so fun to change seasonally. Or maybe use for old family pictures. Fun project and a little change-up for you! Love it!

Lani

Re: Gratitude Rocks!

What a fun idea! I like Ken's twist on it, too. These would also be great as place card holders at your dinner table...or better yet, have them do it during dinner! The ideas are endless. Thanks for an awesome idea, Becky!

Lani

Re: A Junk Piece with Multiple Uses!

Ken, love your use of fancy words ;-)

Lani

Re: Domino's SecondHandLogos.com GadgetSponge Repurposed Sign Community Birdhouse

WOW! Looks like a pretty dang fancy birdhouse, Brian! Even if you didn't have any birds to live in it, it would be pretty darn cool to have. Amazing...

Lani

Re: Custom Bookcase with Vintage Lockers and Wire Baskets

Be still my heart! I LOVE anything with cubbies or baskets. I want this!! :-)

Lani

Re: Console Table

Jim you are a true artisan/craftsman. Your pieces are so amazing. Everyone just blows me away. Another one hit out of the park. So glad to be able to enjoy looking at all your creations.

Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Time for the Fall Country Junk Sale...

So bummed I missed this. I know Larry has all the best stuff. Hopefully in the spring!

Lani

Re: Driftwood Christmas Centerpiece

Love old driftwood. Hard to find unless you live in the right place. How fortunate of you to live near the beach. Jealous!

Lani

Re: Porch Reconstruction= Architectural Salvage!

How awesome!! Looks like a cool place to live. And you are one smart girl to friend the contractor. Lucky you to be able to take advantage of what otherwise would have been tossed!!

Lani

Re: Upcycle A Broken Umbrella

What a great idea. I've learned never to throw broken things out (sometime to a detriment because I have way too much stuff). But you never know when an idea will pop into your head. Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Steampunk Table Light

Very, very fun!!! It looks a little out of what you normally do and I really like it! Very industrial and a great and cool piece!

Lani

Re: Steampunk coffee table

Very, very, cool. I love gears through the roof. And this makes a fun, conversational coffee table!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Upcycled Saltine Cracker Tin Metal Birdhouse Art Piece

Brian, awesome (as usual). Nothing but perfection from you! Love the little awning!!! And I have to say, too, they don't make packaging like anymore do they. What will we do when we run out of these awesome pieces? Paper boxes just will not be as cool :-(

Lani

Re: Kraut Cutter Server

Gorgeous!!!! Love the wall color behind the vignette, too :-)

Lani

Re: GETFRESH Garage Sale

I've been to Sue's shop and it is uber cool with lots of great "junk" finds and repurposes! Since she has never had a sale before, this should be awesome! Can't wait...saving my $$$ :-)

Lani

Re: For the lOvE of North Dakota!

These projects has an extra special significance to me as my son lives in North Dakota. Love these pieces and thought it would be a great member feature! Thanks letyourspiritsoar!

Re: In Memory of Our Dear Friend Junker Midge

I am so saddened and shocked by Noreen's passing. I had the great privilege of meeting Noreen on a visit to Minnesota and I am so thankful for that opportunity. She was an amazing woman in so many ways and she will be greatly missed. I know Noreen had a deep faith in God and am confident she is rejoicing in heaven. I also have a feeling she has a few junk projects she is working on up there! My thoughts and prayers go with her family.

Lani

Re: Rustic Side Table

Love what you did here! Great transformation...great member feature!!

Re: TEXTURE

Georgia, this were great finds!!! Can't believe your friend didn't have the same passion for them! They are "super" cool!

Lani

Re: Vintage Water Ski Beer & Soda Opener Station

Georgia, I think my son would love this! He majored in "Beer" in college don'tcha know...ha! Brian, such a fun piece! Party at your place??? LOL!

Lani

Re: Never had more fun with a Teeter-Totter!

Junkpony, I wonder if it actually came off of a swingset. Not sure, but I love it! Brian, the item that looks like a chicken feeder is actually the center part of the teeter-totter. It does look like it could be a feeder though! As to the "Black Water", I talked to someone this weekend and since the water is alkaline, it's suppose to be super good for you and they drink a glass of it a day for their MS. I guess it's suppose to have healing agents. Who know? But it does take some getting use to. You think it should taste like coffee, but there's really not much flavor to it, maybe a slight metal taste. It is very interesting that is for sure!

Lani

Re: Vanity in the Great Outdoors

Great job on this piece!! LOVE the tin piece behind it, too.

Lani

Re: Button Flowers

Very, very cute! Congrats on the member feature!

Lani

Re: You Guessed It - More License Plate Art!

Never get tired of your projects. Ditto to Jim's comments!

Lani

Re: Stacked Pallet "Perch"...

Looks very inviting, Laurel! Love how you made simple pallets look so cool!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Vintage Water Ski & Sewing Machine Drawer Book Ends

Brian, you must have storage sheds full of supplies! You are truly a master of your craft! Or have I already told you that??? I just am amazed at all you projects. Great job for sure!

Lani

Re: Angel Wing Cubby Transformation

Jasmin, I have seen how much work you put into all your projects. You obviously love what you do and it shows. Not surprised this one was sold immediately. Bravo!!

Lani

Re: Finally...Summer has Arrived!

Jimbo, you don't even need to go as far as Minnesota, but we'd love to have ya! I bought it in Ohio at the Extravaganza. It was the cutest little pitcher, but alas I believe I forgot it in Diane's truck...along with this cute little chick feeder. But we certainly won't stop you if you want to take a road trip and come visit us :-) And like Motel 6, we'll keep the light on for you!

Lani

Re: Finally...Summer has Arrived!

Oops...guess I forgot something in the trailer. I knew that little chick feeder was darn cute. I'll need to figure out another project with it...ha! ;-) By the way, did you find the urine specimen bottle yet in the mix?

Lani

Re: Vintage Treasure Jewelry :: Necklaces

Okay, this is my weakness...jewelry!! Just ask Sue ;-) Love, love, love all of these pieces!

Lani

Re: GARDEN CHANDELIER

Awesome job on transforming this piece...and what a great price!!

Lani

Re: Looooooooove

Sue would love the fact that you took it to the car wash! I think she's got some stories about that herself! You are truly a creative talent and don't let anyone every say anything otherwise! Great post in all aspects of it...love your crate and your vignette!

Lani

Re: A few recent projects

Everything is so bright and cheery! Thanks for sharing :-)

Lani

Re: Hutch top transformation

Great transformation on this piece!

Lani

Re: Shadow Box Coffee Table

Jasmin, what a great way to show off all your treasures!!

Lani

Re: Another Successful Vintage Marketplace - Springfield!

Kathy, I've been home since Tuesday, and I still can't say I've caught up on my rest! But it was all worth it!! And we certainly can say we weathered the storms...literally! Between rains, floods, fog along with a multi-car pile-up that generated a four hour stand-still traffic jam, it still didn't keep shoppers away. You know we are die hards when it comes to "Vintage". This is truly the best show around!! And why then is September so far away? Can't wait to do it over again ;-)

Lani

PS A mini-vacation? Don't think I have time for that...sigh...

Re: Sewing 101 for Mother's Day

These just make me happy! Love all the bright colors! Ohio is going to be amazing...as always!

Lani

Re: Sewing 101 for Mother's Day

These just make me happy! Love all the bright colors! Ohio is going to be amazing...as always!

Lani

Re: Louisiana Map & Vintage Yardstick Writing Desk

Brian, your work just amazes me. You are so talented my friend. Like Sue said, awesome!

Lani

Re: Happy Mother's Day to All Mom's

Very heart warming. What Mom wouldn't love to get this!

Lani

Re: Chalkboard from Crib

Love this idea! As Sue would say, "Oh for cute"! Great member feature!

Lani

Re: Corner shelves from old doors

These would make any store or home look so much cooler. You could probably make them collapsible, too, by adding hinges to both the sides and the selves so they'd be easier to travel with them. Great job!

Lani

Re: A Tip for Old Books

Okay, I may just have to keep those ledgers. You made them look soooooo good! And smell good, too :-)

Lani

Re: Baby Shower Centerpiece

That pitcher is so gosh darn cute! I'm so in the mood for a little spring, too! Can't wait for some April showers :-)

Lani

Re: Order Up...! Repurposed Deli Sign

You are so creative! Only you could take a sign and make it into a portfolio! And what a great find!

Lani

Re: This Won't Hurt a Bit!

Looks like you have a few of those pieces, Ms. Susie Q. You may find one missing the next time I come visit They are sooooo cool!

Lani

Re: Bathtime Goodies

Ok, it was a "typo". But I could also say I like his "face", too! Just don't tell my hubby. He's already getting sick of me listening to his CD!!

Lani

Re: Overhauled Yardstick Telephone Table

What a fun piece, Brian. Love the color! I also like how you used vintage chrome around the edges to give it a little industrial vibe! Cool!

Lani

Re: Bathtime Goodies

Ha! Great little tote you got there, Ms. Sue! Very handy! And one of the best little accessory you have to go with it is that there CD you have to listen to while soaking in the tub :-) If you want to check out Eric's music or "like" his face you can go here: https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialEricHeatherly. Just copy and past the link in your browser. Be sure to let him know we sent ya! And just a warning, it is VERY addicting!

Lani

Re: Vintage toy Cars

These are way too cute! Especially love the little white taxi!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Chandelier

Love the redo of this piece. Would have never had the vision you had. You did a great job!

Lani

Re: Vintage Marketplace Opens February 14, 2013

I have to say, this room in Nashville was amazing! I could have moved right in, except for the fact that the inflatable bed kept loosing air...lol! This is a place where you could have spent hours shopping and finding incredible vintage finds. And I Nashville in general was a gas! Even got to spend one night in Downtown Nashville and go listen to the fab music at a honky-tonk bar. Nashville, I'll be back!

Lani

Re: ~Happy Valentine's Day

Some one was very blessed to receive such a beautiful piece, Jim. Amazing, beautiful and creative!

Lani

Re: My "Junk Swap" box of Goodies!

Wow! Lots of great items in that junk pile, Jimbo! Lucky you!

Lani

Re: Potato Pot-ah-to Dogfoodo !

Looks like you have one spoiled puppy! Great job, Jasmin!

Lani

Re: Industrial, Vintage Playing Cards Wall Art

After being in Nashville, all I can say is "Oh my, my, oh hell yes"....lol! Amazing, fabulous, incredible. All the great adjectives I can think of. This is so totally out of this world, better keep it under lock and key ;-)

Lani

Re: Bird Bot

For our Sunday Monday featuring we have an awesome creation by Lauretta! Got to love this little creature!

Lani

Re: Repurposed cigar box

Perfect Member Feature for us today....being in Nashville and all! Great repurpose from thirstnhowl!

Lani

Re: For the love of DOORS!

We are thrilled to feature plumbersdaughter wall of doors as todays members feature. How can you not "love" this!

Lani

Re: recycled candle holder by mhc designs

Handy to have a welder as a hubby! Awesome job on this. Insulators are a great use as a candleholders.

Lani

Re: Artique Project

Your stuff is amazing! Quite talented you are! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Lani

Re: Bedroom Bar for that Morning Java Jolt!

Mary, I LOVE your idea of doing this in a guest room! I'm gonna be right on that one. Thanks for the input! I have a guest room, and though not used that often, a fridge and coffee bar would be perfect! Sue, you might have to make a visit again once I get it all set up! I'll make sure the fridge is stocked, too!

Lani

Re: Vintage Marketplace...Nashville!

I can't wait to be back in Nashville! I have always loved this show and have found some amazing things. Besides it is such a fun town! I am also an avid watcher of the tv show Nashville so now I can see the town in a whole different light. Hoping to even make it to the Blue Bird Cafe showcased in the tv series! Nashville, here I come!

Lani

Re: Tricia LeTempt of The Red Door Antiques to Join Us at Vintage Marketplace, Nashville

I met Tricia in Ohio, and I am thrilled to see her coming to Nashville. I have followed her travels via her blog and facebook and she is one talented chicka! Can't wait to see her again!

Lani

Re: Country Music Artist Eric Heatherly to Entertain us in Nashville!

Sue, I'll be with you in the background drooling. I'm not proud. I'll admit it! I am such a huge fan of country music and I actually saw this video on GAC a while back. I was so impressed I had to Google him! He is awesome!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Upcycled Birdhouse - Blue Kettle & Alarm Clock

Brian, your pieces are not only uber cool, but also I have to say very beautiful. They could be in a upscale, high class art show! You are truly a master of your craft and proud to say you are also a fellow JMS contributor. Keep 'em coming!

Lani

Re: Drawer Cubby Shelf

Cool drawers and at what a steal!

Lani

Re: Pallet Tin Man Garden

Adorable!! Very clever :-)

Lani

Re: For the love of DOORS!

I have to say this is a-door-able! Ok, that was bad. But you did a great job on this, and that's good!

Lani

Re: NASCAR AW 300 Trophy

Amber, what a fabulous piece! Incredible!

Lani

Re: my "CHAIR"ity creation donation

Jasmin, how absolutely wonderful, and how very generous of you to creative the piece for charity. I'm sure it fetched a pretty penny!

Lani

Re: JMS Pamper Yourself Trunk Show This Saturday!!!

Thanks, Sue, for once again another fabulous trunk show! It really is about bringing together a family of wonderful vendors along with some amazing customers. I can hardly wait until the next one!

Lani

Re: Faux Chalkboard Stenciled Cases

Betsy, I LOVE these! I've always been fond of suitcases, and the stencil is the perfect addition!

Lani

Re: Before-After Wine Buffet Cabinet

Great insight on this piece and it turned out wonderfully! Awesome job!

Lani

Re: Junky LOVE

Becky, we all need a little love :-) This is awesome! Some great elements in it. The little felt pillow looks pretty darn cute, too!

Lani

Re: Taco Soup Served up Ala-JUNKMARKET Style!

Have to say, it was soooo tasty. Glad I made a big batch! I'll make you up your own and bring you some :-) Great for the frigid cold Minnesota weather. It was -30 with wind chill this morning. Ick!

Lani

Re: Coffee Stations from No Hope Dressers!

One of my favorite things, coffee! Great pieces to store and display!

Lani

Re: Hooked on Books

Becky, this is awesome! Love the graphics on it. Such a fun piece!

Lani

Re: Farmall Sofa Table

You did a great job on this piece. Love the industrial look to it (and the little wine storage). Awesome!

Lani

Re: Vintage Water Ski Pair Lighted Organizer

Brian, all your projects are so well thought out and put together. This one is no exception. Love it!

Lani

Re: Layered Tin Hearts "Gardens and Graphics"

Love these! They are simply beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Lani

Re: The Whatchamacallit!

You did another fantastic transformation!

Lani

Re: Working Together...a couple old drawers and a sign...

One of my favorite scriptures. And I love the "chippiness" of this vignette!!

Lani

Re: From Drab to Fab!

A portable wine bar! Love it :-)

Lani

Re: Re Purposed Headboards Before and After

Beautiful job!

Lani

Re: Instant Coffee{House}

Lots of great ideas! Love the cutting board that says serve!

Lani

Re: New Life for an Old Kilt

What a find! And where I live, a throw is a good thing to have. It was a negative 15 yesterday, with a high of 1!

Lani

Re: Route 66 License Plate Art

I agree with Jim. Everyone you do I think will be my favorite, until I see the next one :-) Cool!

Lani

Re: Industrial Dummys

Your creations always make me smile :-)

Lani

Re: Vintage Wicker Hamper's Revived

A couple of great re-do's!

Lani

Re: Girly Flair for my Thrifty Chair

Fabulous chair transformation. Fairly simple, too! Too bad the pants didn't work out for you, though. From what I can see of them, they looked pretty cute. Love the mannequin in the background, too!

Lani

Re: Trash or Treasure WingBack Chair Before/After

Looks great! Love the mix of fabric. Makes it much more fun.

Lani

Re: Vintage Marketplace...Nashville Here We Come

I'm so excited to be back at this show! Such a fun group of people and so many great treasures! I have also become addicted to the television show Nashville and hope to scope out the Blue Bird Cafe that is featured on the show when I'm there! Yahoo!

Lani

Re: "Eye Candy"...

How perfect was that piece for your ribbon! What a great find. Missed the sale in the fall, will have to make sure I'm there in the spring!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Vintage Water Ski Towel & Robe Rack

Brian, what a fun towel rack! It would awesome in a cabin! It was a really cool ski to start with, and I love your little additions. Fab!

Lani

Re: Collecting Memories Album

Jim, what an amazing gift. I am sure they just loved it. All the little detail...incredible.

Lani

Re: Little Birdie Junk

I loved this when I first saw it in the summer. And man does Sharon have the birds! How in the world did you capture the picture of the cardinal? Stunning!

Lani

Re: The Game of Life

Brian, you got that right! Her attention to detail is amazing! Lauretta, you've done it again!

Lani

Re: The Great door Project of 2012

This is a gorgeous door! Wow...what a great job on this!

Lani

Re: Junky Garden Houses

Really fun pieces! Great elements to these. Thanks for sharing them!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Victorian Chairs

You did an amazing job on these chairs! I love your upholstery job with the tufted back and buttons. Absolutely beautiful!

Lani

Re: Touchdown!

Birdcolor, sorry to hear about your God son's injury. Bummer! But hoping for him the Colts do better than the Vikes did last night! Wasn't their best game to say the last. But my son's collage team, NDSU, won their championship game! Woohoo! I guess it was just a green and gold kinda day :-)

Lani

Re: Touchdown!

Because this is a football kind of day (in Minnesota it's a Vikings/Packers game and in North Dakota it's a NDSU/Houston kind of day)I thought I'd go back into the archives and find something fitting for a member feature. Awesome job on this piece, birdcolor. I'm sure your God son loved it!

Lani

Re: A Christmas Home Tour!

Aaaah, golly gee. Thanks y'all! Would love to have you come visit ;-) Just give me a heads up...lol! Brian, I didn't even realize almost all the pictures have silver in them! Guess it just draws me in. Guess that's why my "Pfarkel" name is Pflashy :-) Love almost anything shinny and sparkly!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Bird Feeders

Brian, you are such a creative person and really know how to think out of the box! These bird feeders are amazing...such spoiled birds you have there :-) Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! Keep those awesome ideas coming!

Lani

Re: Inexpensive Christmas Tree

Great way to still have a tree and not have to water it :-) Looks like your cat is fond of it, too! Merry Christmas!

Lani

Re: Wrap it up for Chritmas

Love how you made this a family event! So sweet! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Lani

Re: Musical Christmas Trees

These are lovely, Geo. I'm sure everything looked wonderful! Love the little bases on these, too! Here' wishing you are yours a fabulous and Merry Christmas!

Lani

Re: Award Winning Cookies Recipe with a JUNKMARKET Twist!

Thanks, Geo! I think "cool" junk always makes things look better....even me ;-) Btw, if anyone's wondering why posts were popping up and then disappearing, there were gremlins on the site (or maybe elves). But things seem to be up and working now. Yeah!!!

Lani

Re: 60's ViewMaster Lamp

What a fun lamp! I've seen a lot of repurposed lamps, but nothing quite like this. Cool!

Lani

Re: More Christmas at my House

You have some fun vintage Christmas pieces, MacNTrash. You must have been collecting for awhile! Particularly like the stockings!

Lani

Re: ~Christmas Jewelry~

Jim, you would be the one to ask to complete a task like this. Very clever and so well done. But of course, you'll get nothing less than this from you! Bravo!

Lani

Re: Teenage Rockstar Wardrobe

Great job on this, Jasmin! What a fun color!

Lani

Re: Mirrored Window Rustic Hanging Vanity

What a great piece for your bedroom, Jasmin...perfect to display your jewelry!

Lani

Re: A Christmas Package

Would have loved to have won this pretty little gift in the dice game. But as they say, that's they way the dice rolls :-( It sure was perdy!

Lani

Re: A Christmas Twist on an old JM Project

Geo, I thought I was on facebook and tried to like your comment. LOL! NOBODY does do a centerpiece better than Susie Q! You hit the nail on the head. Another one of her many talents!

Lani

Re: A Moment of Silence and Prayers from All at JUNKMARKET Style

This is so tragic. Prayers go out to all the families, that God will comfort them in this unbearable time. Like you said, there are no words. Be sure to hug your kids extra hard tonight. It is so incomprehensible.

Lani

Re: More License Plate Animals!

I do have to say, these are probably my favorite pieces. So fun a whimsical. Love!

Lani

Re: More License Plate State Maps!

Some more awesome creations from Design Turnpike! Always fun to see!

Lani

Re: More License Plate Art City Skylines!

Love these! Soooo cool! You are so creative! Can decide which one is my favorite!

Lani

Re: Virtual Cookie Exchange

Lamont16, if you click on the picture of the ingredients, you'll find it there :-)

Lani

Re: Chalk It Up to Another Type of Christmas.....Tree!

Jim, that green table was putrid when I got it. Kind of a yellow-y pea grean. All I did was wash it and sand it, and when the dirt was washed away, it revealed this amazing green! It was "dirt" cheap, too (pun intended). MacNTrash, that's what I love about white. I add that pop of color and those pieces really stand out! Thanks for the compliments and Merry Christmas to both of you!!

Lani

Re: Shabby Chat Cat Condo - Re-Purrrrrrr-posed

Ok, I thought mine was bad. Sue, you are funny, too! I guess we're both comedians. Better watch out for those "cat" calls ;-)

Lani

Re: A Bar Everyone Can Join in On!

Sorry, JunkPony! You'll just have to make some tonight :-) Might have to add some Bailey's to it, too. I'm off to get some cause it sounds soooo good! Retiredbp2, I'm starting on my cookies, so the smell is even better! Hope they turn out :-/

Lani

Re: Junk Tree

Nothin' better than a "junk" tree! Love the coke cooler you used as it's container. That was quite the score!

Lani

Re: THIS FENCE WILL MAKE YOU STALL!

I agree with Laurel and retiredbp2. Let nature take it's course and see how you like it. What an awesome deal and you and your husband did a fabulous job! I'm sure your puppies are in pure heaven, and you have piece of mind knowing they can't wonder off!

Lani

Re: White with Cherries

These are very cheery! I have a friend who also paints clay pots in different patterns. They are very popular for sure!

Lani

Re: Monkey Organ Grinder Steampunk Style

Fun piece! Your pieces always can put a smile on someone's face. Again, thanks for sharing with us!

Lani

Re: Sewing Drawer as Riser

Plentyplace, beautiful vignette! Love the use of the books backwards...very creative! As are the pages of the old hymnals. Just Beautiful. Glad you shared this with us!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Sewing Machine Drawers Twin Wall Organizers

Sue's just got her mind on cookies recipes...ha! Any-who, these turned out amazing! I've seen plenty of sewing machine drawers, but none so cool! Pure awesomeness!

Lani

Re: Virtual Cookie Exchange

These almost look too pretty to eat! I don't think the cookies I make are quite so pretty, so I'll have to maybe try some experiments before I post anything! Good thing you can't eat virtual cookies...ha! Better be a good recipe though just in case someone else tries to make it! Let the cookie recipes begin!

Lani

Re: Organ button necklace with frosty grey beads

Cassie, this is beautiful! Love the organ button...awesome!

Lani

Re: A Bar Everyone Can Join in On!

Ingrid, you made my day! Thanks so much :-) Sue, you know you are invited anytime. I'll even get John to make us dinner, and maybe we'll add a little something extra to that hot chocolate ;-) Like I said, stop by anytime!

Lani

Re: Shabby Chat Cat Condo - Re-Purrrrrrr-posed

Jasmain, I would say your cat condo is perrrfect! Okay, that was bad...but it is pretty darn cool! So did you have to get some cats for it? Or were you just borrowing them? LOL!

Lani

Re: A Bar Everyone Can Join in On!

That would be an interesting picture...me and Georgia wrestling! Maybe we could do a webcast, lol! And I'd sure love to have you all over! Maybe some day? Don't you need a road trip? Btw, Georgia, that cabinet has a little bit of history. Bought it at a sale, paid for it, went to lunch and when I came back to get it, it was gone! Someone had taken it with them (supposedly by mistake) and it ended up in North Dakota. They had to ship it back and because it was not packaged very well, the glass came back shattered. Thankfully it was just the glass and so I easily replaced it. Some people can be so dumb!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Parts Whimsical Lamp

Brian, your lamp is so fun and whimsical. And you might be giving Jim a run for his money on the lamp making ;) You both are so creative in your projects. I'm always impressed!

Lani

Re: 4 post bed to 1 post Coat Tree

Perfect displays for a shop! Much more unique :-)

Lani

Re: Chest of Drawers Overhaul

Oh my goodness, Brian. This is just awesome! LOVE!

Lani

Re: Painted Key Necklaces

I've always thought some of the vintage keys were somewhat of a work of art. This way they can be a work of art that can be worn. Love it!

Lani

Re: {Feather Studies Handmade Book}

Very fun!!

Lani

Re: Vintage Wallpaper Display Repurposed into a Mirror

They sure did make creative wallpaper back in the days didn't they. What a great find and a perfection transformation. Definitely a conversation piece!

Lani

Re: Unexpected Centerpiece

Love when you add nature into the home decor. Pine cones and antlers...awesome!

Re: FUN~k~tional Junkin Art

Jasmin, you are a hoot! Love the Hans Solo comparison...cracked me up! Actually I think this is truly a piece of art, that happens to be functionally. Very fun!

Lani

Re: Antique Silverware Facelift

I love vintage silverware. Great way to embellish it!

Lani

Re: From a bed to a Nutcracker...

As Sue would say, he's a cutie patootie! Very fun!

Lani

Re: Christmas is Coming!

You know me, Sue, I love the sparkly! And sparkly with jewelry? Perfection! Looks like the place I'd want to be for Christmas!

Lani

Re: O Stove Grate Christmas Trees...

Love the stove burners!! I have a set that look like flowers, not trees. They are very fun...they're like a piece of art!

Lani

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING...!

We at JUNKMARKET are so thankful for all our members. You are all truly the best and we are so blessed. Here's wishing you all a very happy and family filled Thanksgiving holiday!

Lani

Re: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Sue posted a centerpiece from the archives yesterday and so I decided to post another one today! I've always told her she is not only the queen of junk, but floral display. This one is amazingly beautiful. Enjoy it and I hope it inspired your Thankgiving Day display, too!

Lani

Re: Recent Up-cycled projects with wood, driftwood and metal !

Our Saturday member feature is oh so creative and clever! I love when nature is used in decorating and these are particularly awesome! Nice work, Snelson!

Lani

Re: Vintage Vanity

Clever Junk, you did a wonderful job of repurposing this vanity. Love the addition of the baskets. We just had to have this be our Sunday member feature. It's just plain awesome!!

Lani

Re: Collecting Treasures

Some awesome pieces! Especially love the religious ones. Can't seem to have enough of those myself....but the usually come attached to redesigned jewelry :-) And I liked your "stash" so much, we're featuring it for a member feature! Love 'em!

Lani

Re: Welded Birdhouse

Noelle, you did a fabulous job for your first welding project. I am so impressed...and a little jealous, too!! I would love to take a welding class. You rocked it! That's why we're highlighting it for our Member Feature for Sunday. Awesome!

Lani

Re: Happy Accidents...Shutter Project Gone Haywire

Our Saturday member feature is this "Happy Accident" by CleverJunk. I love how this turned out! Sometimes these accidents turn into the best pieces! Way to go!

~Lani

Re: Getting Scrappy

We at JMS are pleased to welcome Becky Lamb (or know as Becs4) as our newest JUNKMARKET contributor! We've been loving her posts and projects for awhile as a member, and are please to have her join our team. Let's all give her a warm welcome! Glad to have you, Becs!

Lani

Re: Reclaimed Table

Congrats to ReMadeIt who is our Sunday Member Feature with this awesome patio table. Love this simpleness of it, and the wood has great patina. You did a super job! Who wouldn't want this on their patina!

Lani

Re: B-I-N-G-O...and BINGO was his name-o!

This is our Saturday Member Feature! Lauretta, what an amazing piece of artwork. Well done! He maybe a little creepy looking, but what a character he is!! Can't help but make you laugh out loud!!

Lani

Re: JUNKMARKET Style....25,000 Members strong

Sue, I am so honored to have become a part of this terrific and oh so talented team. Not at all surprised we've reached 25,000 members. It's a great site and before long I think we'll have twice that many members. Thanks, Sue, for all your hard work in making it what it is!

Lani

Re: Etching made easy!

Great job on these, Andrea! I love the look of them. Very classy. I, too, purchased the etching cream and have never tackled it. Seems you've inspired a lot of people to try our hand at it!

Lani

Re: Summer Garden Project!

Thanks, all! Glad you like my little simple project. I have always loved these calf buckets and have actually seen them with the nipples still attached. They're quite a hoot and I could see them used in some other fun(ny) project! Retiredbp2, if you go into my profile (you can get there by clicking on CottageElements to the left of this comment) I do have other posts and pictures of my gardens. Actually most of what I have is container gardening, but there are some other pictures of what I have, too. I really do love this time of year where I get to decorate the outside!

Lani

Re: Paint Stir-er Flower...

Laurel, these make perfect "junk" flowers and of course you would think of these! Awesome!

Lani

Re: God Bless America!

Happy 4th, Andrea! Love all the elements in this post and as always, you have great style! Why wouldn't everyone love this!

Lani

Re: *Berry* Easy, No Bugs, No Spill Party Glasses

Jasmin, so excited to have you join us!! You have great style and will be a fabulous addition. We have so much fun on here! Love this project and I do love easy! I'll have to try it. Thanks and again, welcome!

Lani

Re: PICTURE

I'm not sure how you date photos, but I'd try to Google it and see if you can find any info that way. It is a great find!!

Lani

Re: Superstar!

Very fun, Beks! It does have great patina. It, and you, are a super star!

Lani

Re: Beer Garden Stake - Stroh's Beer Tap

Love it! I'm sure your friend will love it, too! Cheers!

Lani

Re: Foundry Pattern Mirror

I love old molds. This one is particularly cool! Awesome piece!

Lani

Re: Umbrella Stand

I for one am a big fan of those olive buckets. They are so cool!

Lani

Re: Old Trouser Press

What an a great find! Could it become some sort of wall art? I'm always hesitant to change the integrity of unique pieces if at all possible. But again, it might be fun to take it apart and figure out a new use for it that way!

Lani

Re: Manly Mirror

What a great transformation, Suzanne! Love what you did to it. You would never know it was even the same mirror! Very manly :-)

Lani

Re: All Fans on Deck!

Thanks again all for your comments! Brian, is that what that metal tray is? I was wondering. It is pretty heavy. I'm gonna have to Google that now :-)

Lani

Re: Sweet Junk Nothings...

Sue, you know I would like this! I love old leather and I love your little touches to it. And next time I'm coming with you when you go junking in Conneticut via Philly! Jim seems to find all the good stuff!!

Lani

Re: This is just my intro post!

Welcome, JunkAngel! Glad to have you join us! It really is a fun site and such supportive members, a great place to "spread your wings". Can't wait to have you share with us!

Lani

Re: Wall Cubbies

Awesome piece. Something about cubbies that just draw me in. Great storage piece.

Lani

Re: From Picnic Table to Bench

Another awesome job, Becs! Ditto Andrea's comment. I, too, love the color you put on it!!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Water Fountain with Old Galvanized & Silverplate Parts

Brian, you really hit this one this one out of the park. What a stunning water feature. Great job once again!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Silverplate Ice Bucket Pedestal Birdhouse

Brian, you are one creative dude! I love everything you do! Amazing talent!

Lani

Re: Deck-orating...

Laurel, I too love old roller skates! So many uses! What a fun deck! JMS get-together at your place? Ha! I did my own deck-orating on a JMS post last year. Have to give credit to Marge for the terminology! Way to go, Marge!

Lani

Re: All Fans on Deck!

Paterd, they are great when it's windy....awesome windmills :-) Thanks, Annebell. Would love to have guests... double :-)

Lani

Re: Recycled Stainless Steel Door (Before)

Awesome piece!!! Be sure to show us the "after".

Lani

Re: What to do with plant cuttings and a dented coffee pot? Introduce them and watch what happens!

Haha! Love your commentary! I also love using vintage pieces as planters. So much better than the alternative! Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Antique Brush Transformation

Very sweet. It's a great repurpose!

Lani

Re: Ox Yoke Coat Tree

Great find!!

Lani

Re: Vintage coral beads with Old door rosette Necklace

So pretty and simple. Such great elements in it!

Lani

Re: Make your own coffee bean sack window shades

Cute, cute, cute!!

Lani

Re: Quirky Tablescape

Just darling, Andrea! Like Sandy said, simple yet elegant. You really do have great style!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Silverplate Pitcher Birdhouse with Modified Forks & Spoons

Brian, another stunning creation! You attention to detail is amazing! Just beautiful!

Lani

Re: More Junk Decor

I love old mantels! They are way fun to decorate! And all the pieces you have added to it, are wonderful. I especially love the Apothecary jar given to you by your daughter!! Great display!

Lani

Re: The Young, The Adorable, and The Creative

This girl is darling! And her mannequin was extraordinary from such a young gal. Truly God given talent!

Lani

Re: The lighter side of Junk!

Thanks, Mikey, for showing us your beautiful space! That's what's so great about JUNKMARKET style. There are so many facets to it., whether it's cottage, or modern, country or retro. Thanks for sharing this with us and congrats for being our Saturday Vendor Feature!

Re: A messy styled horse gated bedroom

Been so busy lately, I've been quite absent from the site (back to normal next week though...hopefully). But peeked on the site and that gorgeous cat of yours just drew me right in. She is awesome! As to your bed, it looks so comfy. No need to make a bed when it looks that! Love the bed tray, too. You are so the queen of wood pallets! It all looks great!

Lani

Re: My New Apartment!

Your new place is gorgeous!! I'm sure you're just itchin' to decorate. Awesome!

Lani

Re: Pallet Patina

Love the patina on this, Becs! Great colors. Ditto on it being a showstopper!

Lani

Re: Simple Spindle Dragonflys

Love this! Cute idea!

Lani

Re: Side table sanded a bit

Chippy perfection!

Lani

Re: Turning stairs into a TV stand

Beautiful table! Love the rustic-ness of it. Great job!

Lani

Re: Before and After: Old Chandelier Turned into Desk Lamp

You know I like this! I like anything industrial. Great job!

Lani

Re: Paint a chalkboard on textured wall, framed with pallet wood

WeatheredTreasure, this is awesome! I have a particular fondness for chalkboards and you did a fabulous job! Bravo!

Lani

Re: Framed Clocks as Wall Art

Very cute, Andrea!! Two of my favorite things...old clocks and vintage empty picture frames!

Lani

Re: Salvaged Cabinet

Absolutely stunning! You have such great style. Perfection at it's best!

Lani

Re: My "Top 10 Junk Pick"...NUMBERS

Oh my, oh my!! My heart is all a flutter. Such an amazing collection and a great top ten pick!!!

Lani

Re: Time Machine Robot

A great work of art! Love it!

Lani

Re: Houston, I think I have a Problem...

Julz, you're right. I have A LOT more pieces. I told Tracie from Histories she gets first dibs when I finally go through the rest. My problem is gonna be parting with any of it!! But, hey, I'm doing my part in helping the economy! LOL! And Jimbo, it does appear to be a work of art. Very chandelier looking if I do say so myself. But thanks for all you sweet comments!

Lani

Re: A New Life for an Old Thermos and Jar

Betsy, love how you transformed these pieces. They look great! Congrats for being a member feature!

Lani

Re: recycled drawers into planter!

Looks great!

Lani

Re: I Come In Peace - Take Me To Your Leader!

Love Jim's comment! It is freakin' cool!

Lani

Re: 2 new up-cycled bird houses

Love the telephone one!!! Way cool!

Lani

Re: Reclaimed Bike

Great rescue, and a great time to do it. Lots cheaper than driving with the price of gas!! Plus you get your exercise :-)

Lani

Re: Join Us for Vintage Marketplace in Ohio...You're Invited!

I'll be there with bells on!! Can't wait! May I can borrow Ken's pants with the bells....on second thought, maybe not. Hahaha! Should be another fun filled event!

Lani

Re: Fresh Light Sapphire Necklace with Soft Leaves

These are so beautiful, Cassie. So feminine, and the color of the stone in the neckless is lovely!

Lani

Re: Architectural Relic Lamp

Jim, I really need this for my living room!! Sue can pick it up while she's visiting....hint, hint! Hahaha! You definitely are the "king" when it comes to creating amazing lamps! This one is no exception.

Lani

Re: JULZ Heads to Vintage Marketplace with a Brand New Line!!

Ok, Sue, you know how much I love Julz belt buckles. I should own shares in her stock! LOL! Love her belt slides, too! If you're not familiar with her slides, you can slide them on and wear them either on the sides, or in the back, too! Like I said "LOVE"!

Lani

Re: Zipper Bracelets

Marge, you know I love these! Very unique and clever! Btw, do you have an Etsy shop?

Lani

Re: Conveyor Belt turned Table Runner

Jimbo, of course you would make a lamp shade out of it :-) I think you could actually make quite a few lampshades from it! They would be cool though!

Lani

Re: Spring 2012 Issue of Country Gardens on Newsstands Now!

Got my copy and then gifted it to a friend. Have to run out and get another one for me! Loved all your projects, but I think my favorite might be the spats basket. How cute! They all were adorable!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Desk Made From Dismantled Piano Parts

OMG, Brian! That table is soooo cool! Love all the different elements in the piece. It must have taken a lot of love and elbow grease (the sanding along must have been a project), but I adore the patina on it! Amazing job!

Lani

Re: Fence post headboard

Wow. Very cool! It's looks amazing!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Door Sewing Table

Now that IS a cool door turned table! Love, love, love it! Great job!

Lani

Re: Vintage Mirror

This is lovely. Great reuse.

Lani

Re: Glass Insulator Tea Light Holder

I've always loved these little insulators and their repurposes are endless. You can also find them in mass quantities so that's even better. They are perfect for candles, or I've even used them for mini vases. Thanks for sharing.

Lani

Re: Repurposed Tennis Rackets

Very clever repurpose....

Lani

Re: Jewelry stand

Oh how I love this! But mine? It would have to be much, much bigger. Just ask Sue.....hahaha! Glad to see it featured. It's so cool!

Lani

Re: The spring mantel that will never die

I would have never guessed those weren't real plants, Donna. You should have kept it your little secret ;-) The mantel looks great! Now if we could just keep this warm spell going right into summer. Happy Spring!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Minnow Bucket Duplex Metal Birdhouse

Donna is correct. Your designs are very thought out. As someone said on facebook, you are the Junk MacGyver!! And what bird wouldn't want to live in your houses?!

Lani

Re: Chalkboard Dresser

What a fun redo! I'm sure your kids love it!! Very clever!

Lani

Re: Curbside find: tiger oak chest!

Beautiful piece, lucky find!

Lani

Re: Guest Bathroom Makover

Looks like a labor of love. Turned out great and on a budget!

Lani

Re: Shabby, Salvaged Wood Tray

This turned out great, Becs! Looks like you give it a great patina! Ditto Laurel's LOVE!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Wood Cutting Board Tray

Great repurpose!

Lani

Re: Wooden Ball Chandelier {ideal from Pottery Barn}

Very creative and looks like it took some time and patience in stringing all those wooden balls onto it. One thing I would wonder about is the wooden balls and the fire of the candles. Could you possible use another medium like glass balls for it? Don't know if they even make then that large, but I think they would look stunning, too! Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: A Life More Palletable

I've seen these done numerous ways, but I love how you reused an old palet. Love even more how you added scripture to it. Great job!

Lani

Re: Anatomy of a "Junk" Room

Another organized room....so wish I could be more that way. Looks great. Something I guess I need to work on!

Lani

Re: Junk storage even a non junker would love

So jealous! I need this done to my entire house! You did another fabulous job, Donna! Oh to be so organized....

Lani

Re: Vintage whistle necklace

Cassie, your pieces are gorgeous! Great elements in this one and it is so sweet. Your photography is just lovely also.

Lani

Re: Upcycled Tennis Racquet Wall Trophy & Awards Display Shelf

Brian, I love your very practical repurpose of this! Love how you added the wood on top so it's a shelf. I've seen a ton of different versions of the tennis racket repurpose, but this is my favorite version by far. The trophy on the top is the icing on the cake. Way to go!

Lani

Re: Vintage Record Tidbit Display

Cute,cute,cute!

Lani

Re: St. Patrick's Day Silver

Wow! Love these! So cute!

Lani

Re: Restored Victorian Chair

Looks gorgeous!

Lani

Re: Owl Clock art piece

Cute :)

Lani

Re: Ye Old $5 Dresser

You got that for only $5? What a steal!

Lani

Re: Continuation of JMS "Top Ten" Brian's Favorite Junk Parts

Brian, you've got some cool stuff there!!! Great top ten pick!

Lani

Re: Desert Wood Votive Candle Holder

Beautiful...love how simple it is. Just gorgeous!

Lani

Re: A Little Sense of Humor Goes a Long Way

I knew you'd buy it, Susie Q, just didn't quite have the vision to do with it what you did! Only you.....

Lani :-)



Re: map & coat hooks

Looks fab! Great post to feature!

Lani

Re: Tripod Lamp

Great job, Suzanne! Thanks for showing us how to do it!

Lani

Re: JMS Contributor, Laurel Putman Will Grace the Halls of JUNKMARKET Under Glass "March Madness"!

Laurel, your booth is really starting to come together! I'm sure you'll almost sell out, just like last time!

Lani

Re: Petite Ruffled Rose and Grey Filigree Necklace ..

Cassie, beautiful as always!

Lani

Re: Create a pallet board wardrobe wall!

Donna, wow!! Love the look of this wall! And what cool things to use as hooks. Again, wowzers!

Lani

Re: BYOB in a fun tote

I think you need to find a stock if those shot bags. That one is way cool! Great job, Marge!

Lani

Re: Funky Coffee Table

Andrea, I have of these things, but haven't done anything with it yet. Love what you did!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Baseboard Coat Hangers, Bottle Opener & Bell!

Brian, these this are way cool!! But then everything you do is :-)

Lani

Re: Warehouse Industrial Cart Coffee Table

I have always admired these carts. This one is awesome. Great job of restoring it. You do an amazing job...just had to feature this as a weekend member feature. Way to go!

Lani

Re: Cassie's Top 10 Pick for 2012: Vintage Hardware!

Beautiful creations, Cassie!

Lani

Re: Ladders, ladders everywhere!

Love old ladders, too! These ones are quite nice and have great patina, Donna. And they sure are quite useful! Again, love!

Lani

Re: One of My Top Ten - Cloches!

Lisa, I actually purchased the one that is from a light fixture at a garage sale! Great find. All I did was use the globe part of it and placed it over the vintage clock. Easy peazy lemon squeezy!

Lani

Re: Vintage Number Bottles

Jana, love these! So much so it's our next Member Feature of the weekend. Please keep posting your fabulous finds!

Lani

Re: Recycled Style for Valentine's Day

Micheal, this is just beautiful!! Great job of recycling!

Lani

Re: Bathroom Remodel - Floating Suitcase Shelf

Great job on this little shelf, junk angel. Not only a perfect little shelf for your bathroom, but a perfect one for one of our weekend member features!

Lani

Re: barn art

Cool idea. I'd love to see one close up!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Vintage Card Display

I've always like these holders. I think they'd be great displaying old family pictures, too!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Metal Shelf and Display Board

What a great little piece! Perfect reuse!

Lani

Re: Bearing Bookends

Do I love this!! Awesome job!

Lani

Re: Altoids Tinstallation Project

Cool!!

Lani

Re: Tool box "jewelry" box

Tammy, what a great piece! I'm particularly found of old small boxes with drawers. What a perfect reuse for it. Kudos to you on another fab project!

Lani

Re: Trunk Table

Hi, GypsyBarn! When your post is "featured" on JMS it's placed on the main page at the top. It also usually gets tweeted and highlighted on facebook. Your post also found it's way to Pinterest and got tons of re-pins! Way to go!

Lani

Re: First of the 2012 "Top Ten" Picks from JMS Editors and Contributors

Alice, you crack me up! Hope your Ipad is a-okay! Hahaha! LaurenKay, if you're referring to the turquoise industrial desk, I have a dealer friend from MN who found it for me. She has the best industrial stuff! It does however weigh a flippin' ton and was quite the endevour to get home. But I sure think my efforts were worth it! One of my favorite pieces ever!

Lani

Re: Welcome Velkommen

Great job, Marge! I want a Cricut! Though like everything else, it'll probably get unused by me. I'll just have to have you do it for me ;-) Again, awesome!

Lani

Re: Timebomb Shaker Clock Birdhouse & Elevated Teapot Birdhouse

Brian, good thing those birds can't read! The "Caution" label might scare them away. But then they would miss out on such a cool home for them. Your designs are all so amazing. Quite the lucky birds indeed!

Lani

Re: Trunk Table

GypsyBarn is our second member feature this weekend. She really knocked this trunk redo out of the park! Love how it turned out and what a great save. Kuddos to you on this one!

Lani

Re: Small Kitchen Organization...

Laurel, what a darling kitchen! Didn't we see your fridge in a previous post, too? A very creative way to renew it. You'll have to have me over sometime (wink-wink).

Lani

Re: First of the 2012 "Top Ten" Picks from JMS Editors and Contributors

Thanks for all the sweet comments. You not only make me blush, but some of your comments made me laugh out loud. You are all the best of the best!

Lani

Re: Dress Form from old mail bag

Wow! Do I love this! Bluejean you did an amazing job on this piece and perfect to showcase in our first member feature of the weekend. She sure is on gorgeous lady!

Lani

Re: Hockey Mom Charm Necklace

What a great bracelet! Coming from the state of hockey (and a daughter who play it) it is particularly meaningful. Actually, she plays for a special hockey team and their trying to put a Fargo/Moorhead team together! Got to love it!

Lani

Re: JMS Member Review 2011

Sue, great picks! These are all great posts, we have some very talented people out there for sure. Wishing a happy 2012 to all our JMS folks!

Lani

Re: Gifts made by my 10 yr old

How sweet of your son to want to follow in his Mom's footsteps. Doesn't surprise me one bit everyone loved their gifts!

Lani

Re: Keep Calm Cupboard Doors

Love all the sentiment on these pieces. I'm sure your son and brother loved them. Rock on, girl!

Lani

Re: A New View...

Great repurpose of an possibly otherwise unusable piece!

Lani

Re: Button "M"

What a lovely and very sentimental piece, bluebucket. I am sure your Mom loved it. You did an amazing job on it!

Lani

Re: Jewelry Organizer

Suzanne, this is just lovely! You did a beautiful job on it. I would love to have one for myself (although with all my jewelry it would have to be three time as big...hehehe).

Lani

Re: Welcome to my office

Lucky you to have your own office space! The chippy blue paint on the desk is just lovely. Some great elements in the space!

Lani

Re: January Wreath Change-up

Lots of fun things in this post, Andrea! I have a thing for old doors, no matter where they come from, but love how sentimental this piece is, too. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas!

Lani

Re: Holiday Party Ideas for the Wine Lover

Love these, Andrea! And yet another wine post....lol! Got to love that! That green sweater has such great color! Perfect repurpose. And the No. 5 tag looks familiar ;-) Merry Christmas girlfriend!

Lani

Re: Caribou Paper Art Silhouette by Colleen Rausch

Beautiful, Colleen!

Lani

Re: Vintage Fringe Tree

Trixie, love this idea! And although it's a day past Christmas , this was too great of a project not to be a member feature! Way to go!

Lani

Re: Redesigned Christmas Ornaments

Some gorgeous redesigns on these! Beautiful!

Lani

Re: Old rake into a wreath

Beautiful job on this!!!

Lani

Re: Old Window

That window has some great patina and love the hardware!

Lani

Re: Dresser Repurposing Take 2

Great redo on this piece!

Lani

Re: Bridge in the backyard.

Love, love this!

Lani

Re: HUGE...Antique Corbel Floor Lamp

Wowzers, Jimbo! This lamp is amazing! Those corbels are the bees knees! Way cool!

Lani

Re: Christmas brooch restyled into necklace

Beautiful composition of both old and new, Cassie! Love it!

Lani

Re: Holiday Mantel

Great display, Andrea! You know I love all the black and white, and with that pop of green...it's just perfect!!

Lani

Re: Antique & Vintage for the Holidays.

Jon, great to have you aboard! Can't believe you started doing this at 3!! Wow! Great story and loved hearing it. I agree, our children need to learn to treasure things from the past. Great post!

Lani

Re: Vintage Christmas Collection

Me,too! I've always had an appreciation for old Christmas items. The ornaments are my favorite!

Lani

Re: Nothing A Little Stripper Can't Fix

Looks like a lot of love went into this project. It turned out great!

Lani

Re: Hand designed paper Christmas clips

Colleen, I'm sure they look fabulous on the tree! Glad to have you sharing with us!

Lani

Re: $92.00 Kitchen Makeover, Re-use, Re-Purpose REBORN!

Wowzer! What a great transformation! Can't believe you only spent $92!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Folding Rulers

Great use of old rulers!

Lani

Re: Junky metal box necklaces with sassy gals to inspire your life!

These are such fun pieces!! Sassy is a perfect word for them! Very original and unique!!

Lani

Re: Wagon Wheel for Christmas Gathering

Tammy, what a fun composition. Very unique pieces! And another contributor's "junk" wreath! Great job!

Lani

Re: My Redesign on a Redesign!

Thanks for all the comments, but I really have to thank Judy Hill. She provided the canvas. And it is magical, especially at night when the Christmas lights are lit, it's gorgeous!

Lani

Re: Winter hanging baskets

Everything looks gorgeous! So festive!

Lani

Re: Picking in Springfield

Looks like someone got some great treasures! I've heard how fabulous the Springfield Show is! Hope to make it there someday!

Lani

Re: Grandpa's Homemade Toy Box

You did a beautiful job on this piece! Looks like it will be treasured for years to come!

Lani

Re: Vintage photo pillows

Very sweet...you did a great job!

Lani

Re: Window Frame Bulletin Board

What a fun piece!!

Lani

Re: Christmas Card Holder: Shabby Chic Wood Tree

Love these!!

Lani

Re: Tub Settee

This is a great settee!! Again very clever CleverJunk!

Lani

Re: Bird Cage Stand and Chandelier Hat and Scarf Display

Another clever display!

Lani

Re: Baby Hat Displays

Very clever!

Lani

Re: Bed Spring Christmas Tree

A very colorful and fun tree!

Lani

Re: Junque To Treasures store.

Looks like a fun place to visit when in Wisconsin!

Lani

Re: Bike Rim Wreath

Laurel, we can never see too many of your wreath ideas! And well the wheels, you can never have too many of them either! We can dub you and Andrea both "Wreath Queens"! Great job!

Lani

Re: Christmas Lantern

Wow! Great job on this, Suzanne. I love how simple and clean it looks. You've got the touch!

Lani

Re: Swedish Tool Box

I think you did a fabulous job on the box! I know a lot of people who would die to have it. I liked it before, and I like it afterwards. It just depends on where I'd put it. I have rooms that are more chippy and I have rooms that are more modern and clean. You did the box justice :-) I guess it's what makes this site interesting. Something for everyone. But we also try to keep it member friendly :-)

As to Paisley's question on how to change the profile picture, just go into "My Junk" and then to "Edit My Settings". It should be pretty self explanatory after that. When you registered you had to pick a picture or upload one. You must have forgotten you had picked it. Let me know if you can't figure it out. Thanks!

Lani

Re: Renewed Arm Chair

What an amazing transformation! Great job!

Lani

Re: Swedish Tool Box

What a fabulous piece!

Lani

Re: Winter Greetings Basket

Andrea, I actually think I have that basket! It all goes together wonderfully! Are you sure the one piece is a buckle? It almost looks like a watch fab. Cool piece!

Lani

Re: Structo Keepsake Box Roller Skate Truck

Brian, it was a good deal of work that goes together perfectly! It's just another fabulous project from you! Looks like all the hard work paid off!

Lani

Re: My lil wagon

You did a great job on this! I'm sure you fool a lot of people thinking it was an actually wagon. Awesome!

Lani

Re: Barrel Top Tray

Ok....I'm going to reiterate all the previous comments. LOVE this...and I want this! What a fabulous piece, lucky you!

Lani

Re: Vintage Sled Centerpiece

A big welcome from me, Tammy! So great to have you aboard! Great festive display! Can't wait to see more from you!

Lani

Re: Forest Glam DIY

Love, love, love! Your kitchen is gorgeous! Right up my alley! Great post, Michael!

Lani

Re: better pics of my silverware chandie

Glad you reshared this! Looks like your camera is working out great...keep sharing!

Lani

Re: soda chalkboard

This is one of the coolest pieces! I want it! Looks great, Trixie!

Lani

Re: A gutsy wheelbarrow coffee table

Donna, this is really thinking outside the box! How fun! Love this piece!

Lani

Re: simple barn shelf

Love how this looks against the old brick. What a great piece!

Lani

Re: Toilet Tank Turned Mosaic Planter

What a transformation! Can't believe it's the same piece. Great job and welcome, Michael, to the JMS Contributors team!

Lani

Re: Chippy repurposed old door knob backplates

Cassie, these are all just lovely. Great patina on them. And a big welcome from me, too!!

Lani

Re: Silverplate Spoon Trophy Birdhouse

Wowzers!!! Amazing piece, Brian! And a big congrats and welcome to the family!! So glad you are here!

Lanni

Re: Simple (boy, do I mean simple) fall decorating

Wait...I want the spring!!! Love it! Great fall displays and happy Turkey Day to you, too!!

Lani

Re: There's a sawhorse on my mantel...

Always great displays, Donna! Gorgeous!

Lani

Re: Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Sorry to have been absent from commenting...tis the busy time of year. And it's just starting! My bad! But on this Thanksgiving day it's good to be surround by family, both my own personal family and my extended JMS family. And before I venture out to eat way more than I should, I'd like to take this time to wish all of you a very very Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings to all!

Lani

Re: Introducing...Penelope Pumpkin & Lulabelle-O-Lantern!!!

They're just gorgeous, darlin'!

Lani

Re: Junkolanterns

Looks like you had some fun on these! Great job!

Lani

Re: Carni Stuff Lost in Time

Wow!! Great finds!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Industrial Iron Sewing Machine Side Table

Love how you used the old building blocks for the top! It turned out great!

Lani

Re: From Feed Sack to Christmas Tree Skirt

Hey, Ms. Marge! Another great project from you. Wish you were closer...I'd have a few projects for you ;)

Lani

Re: Leather Top End Table

Great redo, konarskio!

Lani

Re: Cute Lil Green Desk

Love the color, too! What a transformation!

Lani

Re: Rolled Magazine Pages Mirror Frame

Wow! Definitely a labor of love. It's absolutely amazing!!

Lani

Re: Time of Giving

Beautiful job!

Lani

Re: Scrappy Clock

Fabulous job on this, Annebell!!! I love that the numbers were from telephone poles. Amazing work!

Lani

Re: Birds of a Feather. A feather necklace

Beautiful piece, Cassie!

Lani

Re: Barn trees for the "Holiday Walk"

I've done holiday home tours and I know how much work they entail. But they are also so much fun! Looks like you've got some great "junk trees"! Love the metal ribbon, too. Have a great time!

Lani

Re: I Need Your Feedback

I have to tell you, when it comes to style, I love to stay ahead of the trends, not follow them. It's like seeing hair feathers at Walmart. It tells me that trend is changing and that hair feathers are on there way out. That doesn't mean you have to spend a ton of $$ to be ahead of the trends. That's why I love what we do!! Chic, yet on a budget!! Just my two cents....I'll email the rest of my opinion (which I seem to have a lot of...lol).

Lani

Re: Ode to the Birch Tree and the Great Outdoors

I think a splash of orange may be fun in the way of bittersweet, but you know me, Gretch. Not much for color. LOL!

Lani

Re: A Simple Window Covering Solution

I have a room that needs two of these (that looks off to a empty field). I'll have to try it. Easy fix to no curtains while adding a little embellishment to a bare window. Cute!

Lani

Re: The World's Gratest Fan

Hahaha! What a cute little guy....ooops, I mean gal! And if's she's going through menopause, the fan would come in quite handy ;) Fun piece!

Lani

Re: Piano Bar

The piano looks great as a bar! What a fun idea!

Lani

Re: Prototype Old Mixer Whisk Chandelier

I've always loved this design. Never attempted it myself, but a couple of our contributors have. Here's a few more examples that have been shared previously on JMS.

Kimberly's version:

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/3477/whisk-up-a-little-ambiance

Georgia's version:

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/5258/giant-whisk-light-fixture

Enjoy!

Lani

Re: NEW From Nostalgic Summer.... Repurposed Vintage Brooch Bracelets

Very sweet pieces!

Lani

Re: Little burlap bags

Marge, what a fun project! Lucky for Carol she knew a great seamstress and junker! Be sure to take pictures of the tree and share your tree skirt when it's done!

Lani

PS Love to see you posting!

Re: Cool Lamp

What a great find! Love the gear base!

Lani

Re: Fun Fall Inspired Bracelet

Just beautiful, Cassie!

Lani

Re: Junk Yard Additions

You certainly have some cool junk there. Wish you were closer :(

Lani

Re: How to Make a Towel Bar Cool!

First of all, I LOVE Lee and Tracie. They are the best! And they have the best "junk"! They would be the perfect addition to the JMS team. As to this piece, it looks fab in your bathroom, Sue! You may just have to keep it there....hehe!

Lani

Re: Do you see what I see?

Laurel, nothin' wrong with simplicity! Glad you left it unpainted, too, that way you can use it for other things. I think it would be great used as a wallhanger for a planter. Or even a side table with added glass. It's a fun piece!

Lani

Re: Record players as art :)

I think this is one of my favorite projects, too! Awesome!

Lani

Re: An ordination gift of old, old organ parts for a shiny, brand-new pastor.

Such a sentimental gift for your husband! Great job!

Lani

Re: Love notes

This wire would be great to have for a multitude of projects!

Lani

Re: Speedboat Percolator & Brass Thermometer Birdhouses

Okay, I really love, love, love the copper sugar piece!

Lani

Re: New "aged" cabinet

You did a great job on this! Nothing wrong with making something new look old. I've been trying to do that with my newer home for awhile now! Now if I could just make something old look new again (namely me). LOL!

Lani

Re: Vintage Clip Earrings...."re-styled"!

What a fun project for your earring collection!

Lani

Re: Trash to Chic

Great job...so much better painted.

Lani

Re: Shutter makeover

Fun little project. Would love to see how it looks painted.

Lani

Re: Light bar turned candle holder

Great repurpose!

Lani

Re: Garden Art

Looks like it's just the birds cup of tea ;) Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Lani

Re: Have a Seat!

This chair has a great style to it. Fun piece!

Lani

Re: Display boxes from vintage barn windows

These are very cool! Great place to display your collections. Great job!

Lani

Re: The Sign Says it All

Thanks to all the Pfarkel gals, and adoptees! Another fab weekend. Beks and I had a great relaxing getaway (and boy did I need it)! The food, fun and friends were a perfect combo. Love you gals! You're the bestest...oh, and you aren't too bad either, Sue (LYL...love you lots)!

Lani

Re: An Elegantly Wrecked Mirror

Nothing a wreck about this piece, Jimbo. Great design, and very elegant!

Lani

Re: Today....It's All About the Gourd

That little gourd project turned out quite nicely if I do say so myself! Love how you put a glass within the pitcher and layered the wood chips and moss. Such a great new take on decorating with pumpkins!

Lani

Re: Picker's Paradise Tag Sale

Dates of the sale are October 20 through October 22, 2011, Thursday and Friday from 8AM to 7PM and Saturday 8 AM to 6 PM. Looks like some great stuff! I'm already drooling from the pictures.

Lani

Re: Grate to Great!

Love this piece! Very industrial. I had one that was silver metal and I agree with Jim. It doesn't always have to be old and crusty.

Lani

Re: Clawfoot tub feet bookends

I love old tub feet. The paint on these make them extra special!

Lani

Re: desk light

Cool!

Lani

Re: No Candle Needed

Great postcard and fun way to display it!

Lani

Re: Insulator towel bar

Very cool towel bar. How'd you attach the rod to it? Drill?

Lani

Re: Got Mums?

What a cool milk box! I've never seen a wood one either. Lucky you! That one's a keeper!

Lani

Re: Clean Sweep???

Laurel, I saw a couple of these at JUNKMARKET Under Glass. They are so cool! Can't believe you found one at a thrift store! Score for you! And great fall display!

Lani

Re: World Globe Turned Pumpkin

Adorable, Trixie!

Lani

Re: Marburger Farms - Garden Edition

Sue, your talent, both on screen and off is exceptional! Why you don't have your own show is beyond me. It would be the best show out there, hands down. HGTV, are you listening??? Seriously, loved it!

Lani

Re: Presto Change-O!

Marge, I'm sure you have fabulous "magic" in decorating! Thanks, ljprince and gadgetsponge. The canvas piece is a very special piece to me. The salon on it is my husband's. We've had it for almost 26 years and some of the landmarks on it are close by or the building he's in. Like I said, very special!

Lani

Re: 'Rescued Rubbish' Lamps

I didn't shamrockerin's comment. Love the washing machine lamp. Way cool!

Lani

Re: Rescued from the Rubbish Pile! Makeover SUCCESS!

Great color, shamrockerin. Really transformed the piece!

Lani

Re: I'm not distressed now that my sunflower is!

Yah!! It's gonna look when you're done!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Roller Skate Keepsake Box Delivery Truck

Oh, my! What a cutie this one is!

Lani

Re: Vintage Matchbook Advertising Art Pendants

This is such a fun idea with old matchbook covers...fun enough to be our member feature! Thanks NostalgicSummer for sharing such a creative idea with us!

Lani

Re: Light Vases

Very fun pieces! Love the simplicity and modernness of them. Great job!

Lani

Re: Picket Fence Flowerbox

I'm one who loves chippy...and these pickets are perfect! Don't know if I'm ready for fall, but at least this makes fall much prettier!

Lani

Re: Stained Glass Lantern Upcycled Light Fixture Birdhouse

Another great project from you, GadgetSponge! Glad I don't have to pick a favorite because it would be way too hard!

Lani

Re: Vintage fishing lure necklaces

So good to have you back, Sue! Hope you got some well deserved rest! Thanks for all your hard work and for making JMUG such a fun and successful show!

As to these fishing lure necklaces, they are very appropos for Minnesota with our 10,000 lakes. Great job, letyourspiritsoar. And great choice for a member feature! Congrats!

Lani

Re: Bewitched

Another blast from the past, I thought it fitting to also post Sue's tutorial on how to make this oh so spooky and bewitched clock first posted way back on September 28, 2008. Hope she's getting her much needed rest! Buy the way, it was our fearless leaders birthday yesterday....we won't say how old she is, but feel free to wish her a Happy Birthday!

Lani

Re: doors ,any ideas for me?

How about adding mirrors to the spaces on each door? They also look like they would be a great size for a sofa table with glass over them. Or how about shutters on a window, or a divider? Shelving? Their uses are endless! Show us the finished pictures!

Lani

Re: Resting up on an outdoor pallet sofa

Donna, love this project. You are so savvy at all the building projects. I need to get me some power tools of my own. Great post!

Lani

Re: Happy Falloween to All

With little Ms. Sue takin' a breather from her busy life (she sure deserves it) I thought I'd go back into the JUNKMARKET archives and highlight some of her amazing talent. This post was originally done on September 19, 2008. Love, love, love it! She didn't miss a thing! Hope you're enjoying your little time off Susie Q...but we sure do miss ya!

Lani

Re: Pile of Michigan License Plates = Flag of USA

In honor of 9/11 I feel this post is apropos. God bless those who sacrificed and lost their lives on this day. And God Bless America!

Re: Work Table Conference Table

Now this is an amazing table! I agree with MakingItHappen...Love!

Lani

Re: Another chalkboard project

I agree with Jim! Great job, and the sentimental value makes all the more awesome! Love!

Lani

Re: Printing on tissue paper

This are just awesome!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Light Fixtures

Wow! You gotta love these! They give off the most beautiful reflections!

Lani

Re: Dry Goods Shoe Sign Gone YEYAS!

Love the sign! It's perfect with all it's imperfections!

Lani

Re: Meet the Queen of Religious Inspired Jewelry is at JUNKMARKET Under Glass!

Can't wait to be able to scour through Annie's pieces!! I have my share, but you can never have enough jewels, now can you girls? I'm with Sue....so thrilled (and anxious)!

Lani

Re: outside creations

Hi, RustyBettye, and welcome to the site! As to resizing pictures, Candy did a post a while back address this. You can go to this link and see if that helps. http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/13077/how-to-resize-photos. Looking forward to your future posts!

Lani

Re: Sunflower unfinished

This looks great...must more appealing to a "junk" fanatic! And I'm sure much easier to do! Way to go!

Lani

Re: Nostalgic Summer's New Converter Necklaces

Sorry, about the spam comments...they've been deleted. I don't know why they do that! So irritating! As to your necklaces, I love this design! I actually have a piece from someone else who does this style. I wear it ALL the time! It's my favorite!

Lani

Re: Sunflower... how much would you charge/pay for this.

My first question would be how much did you sell them for? I also wonder if you left them rusty metal and just poly'd them if they would have sold better. They're too bright and "new" for what I like. Or else if you sanded some of the color off so they looked more distressed. They look pretty substantional, so I would think you could get a fairly good price on them. Then again, it all depends on your market. It's funny how where I live you can get more money in some suburbs than in other.

There you have it...my two cents. May not be worth much but just my thoughts. LOL!

Lani

Re: Junk Gazebo for JMUG

Great job, Larry!

Lani

Re: Bird Bath

Great job on this! I'd love to learn how to weld, too. It's on my list!

Lani

Re: Old Molds

Great find!! Jealous!

Lani

Re: From Metal File Holder to Picture Holder

Thanks, y'all! I love how this all came together. Those pictures really do mean a lot to me, and I love being told I look like my Dad. I do have to say those house numbers sure have come in handy, too. They were a a great find.

Lani

Re: Rescued Rubbish Art Project

Looks like you have quite the stack of stuff! Have fun!

Lani

Re: A Question For You, Please.

I agree with Rusty Diva about the poly. I usually just use a matt spray poly, but it still gives it a little sheen. I also sometimes sand the piece first to give it a little smoother finish (I love my mouse sander). You can leave some of the rust with a fine sandpaper. Then I would put those rubber protectors on the bottom of it to protect your furniture. Best of luck!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Roller Skates Robot Keepsake Box Truck

Another fun piece!

Lani

Re: Have a seat...JACK

You'll have to take more pics once you are able to get the real fall embellishments! What a fun piece to great your customers!!

Lani

Re: Wings

I love each one of these. You did a beautiful job!

Lani

Re: JMUG "Fall Edition" Vendor Feature... It's All About Junk Friends...

Alice, we'd love to have you come!! That would make the event even more exciting! Laurel and Larry, so glad to have you selling together at the event! It's gonna be fun!

Lani

Re: Summer Wine Storage

Great repurpose, girl! Again, another wine piece!! We might all need to go to AA. Haha! Seems a theme we all have. LOL! I love the color, too. Funny I keep finding vintage blue pieces. I figured it must be a sign I need to do my booth blue for FMUG!

Lani

Re: Old window wells REPURPOSED!

Hey, girls! Hope all is well! What a cool piece this became....I've also have seen the made into window boxes. Love the industrial look of them!

Lani

Re: Wise, Old Poker Chip Necklace

Lovely is a perfect word for this!

Lani

Re: "Emerald Icon" Necklace

Some fun elements! It all goes together beautifully!

Lani

Re: Truck Transformation

Love! They are sooo cute!

Lani

Re: Destination Chair

Love the chair, Trixie! But then I always love what you do. And great idea to cut the scrolls off the chair. And I love the look of bus rolls...the fabric is fab!

Lani

Re: JUNKMARKET Style Wedding at Marburger Farm Antique Show...Part One

Love the wedding dress! My husband and I have always talked about going somewhere and renewing our vows at our 30th Anniversary. Maybe it'll be a Marburger trip...lol! Looks like a great place to find cool stuff.

Lani

PS Sue, you're a natural on camera...I could see a show in your future.

Re: How To Resize Photos

Thanks for the "new" tip, MakinItHappen! I may need to get a Mac...sounds so simple!

Lani

Re: Unique Pulley Picture Easel

How cute is this? So cute it's a member feature! Very steam punk inspired. Love it! Thanks for sharing this with us, bluejean!

Lani

Re: How To Resize Photos

We've had a few people mention lately that they've been having trouble uploading photos. This was posted a while back, but thought it may help!

Lani

Re: Rustic Pressed Tin Coat Rack

Love, love, love this! What a great find!

Lani

Re: Laurel Putman is Dripping with Charm and Will be at JMUG "Fall Edition

Laurel, these pieces are just delightful, just like you! I am not only excited to do this show, but excited you're doing it, too! You will do absolutely amazing!! To all the members out there who weren't at the spring event, I think this is a not want to miss event. Yes, I know I'm biased, but I really do think you won't be disappointed!!

Lani

Re: Yeyas Oddities Garden Junk

That grill is such a fun piece! Love it!

Lani

Re: Rusty Wagon Wheel & Milk Can Table

Cool!

Lani

Re: Commercial Dishwasher Racks --- Ideas???

Love these...I could see so many practical uses for them, like Clara Rose said, using them just to store things. I could also see one hanging by a rope or chains as a chandelier with candles. Or you could put it on shelf brackets for use as a shelf. Again, love these!

Lani

Re: Steampunk Forks & Copper Canister Bird House

Those are really some lucky birds! It's a bird mansion! Love it!

Lani

Re: Recent License Plate Art and Map Projects

Cool you're able to retail these I'd love to see the US Map in it's final resting place...actually I'd love to see it in person! Ha!

Lani

Re: Industrial Style Coffee Table & Other Finds

Love the coffee table...my style! I wonder if you could use the screen as a dining table top piece with glass on it? It would be very industrial. Otherwise maybe use it on a wall as a back drop to frames, pictures or chalkboards. Just thinking out loud. Be sure to show us what you do with it.

Lani

Re: Laundry Room Lamp

Jim, another amazing lamp....you could open up a lighting store with all your fabulous creations!

Lani

Re: Like Santa Claus Judy Hill is Coming to Town!

I think it's gonna be a September Christmas in Minnesota... don'tcha know. I'd better start saving my penny's because I know I'm gonna want everything in your booth. Sue said you'll also be bringing another gazebo, so maybe I can get a one from you after all. I wanted that one you had in Texas. The only problem was getting it home. Can't wait!

Lani

PS Those who have never seen Judy's booth or met her are in for a real treat!

Re: Soft Industrial

I'm so excited you'll be at JUNKMARKET Under Glass! You have the best stuff and it's styled so magnificently! You're booth will not be one to miss!

Lani

PS And I'm not exaggerating!

Re: Samco Heater Upcycled Bird House

Another one of my favorite!!

Lani

Re: Halloween Upcycled Bird House with License Plate Body

Hysterical! What a fun piece!

Lani

Re: White & Green Enamel Porcelain Space Heater Upcycled Bird House

Wow!! "LOVE" this! All your pieces are just amazing... simply fab!

Lani

Re: Introducing Junktiques!

Ditto on all the congrats! That's how I got started...my collections outgrew my home. That was some 20 years ago. Wishing you a long and happy career!

Lani

Re: Copper Steampunk Flour Canister Box Upcycled Bird House

What a fun and ultra-cool piece! A house any bird would love!

Lani

Re: New junk growing in my garden

I was gonna say the same thing on the fire truck crate, but Jim beat me to it. Absolutely lovely gardens...perfect for a simple and relaxing day with a glass of ice tea. Perfection at its best!

Lani

Re: Piccadilly Prairie Grand Opening

Can't wait to check it out! I'll be there with bells on!

Lani

Re: These are a Few of My Favorite Things!

PS Sorry I've been absent for a bit. This summer just got away from me. Did ya miss me?

Lani

Re: The Dog Days of Summer are Here!

Love this idea. Simple yet impactful.

Lani

Re: The 'picket' toolbox

Donna, I'm so impressed, not only with your design skills, but your carpentry! What a cool tote! And the flowers are gorgeous!

Lani

Re: Vintage yardstick chair rail

I've always taken a liking to old yard sticks. This is a wonderful re-use for them. So glad you shared it with us. I also appreciate you giving credit where credit is do. Hope you share more of your projects with us and welcome!

Lani

Re: French Door Headboard

Glad to have you join us here on JMS!! And so glad to have you posting. Welcome and thanks for sharing your headboard!

Lani

Re: Indoor Window Box

Susie-Q, this piece definitely has your amazing design style and vision written all over it. You really could have your own line of furnishings (made from vintage pieces of course). I could be your first order :-) The hinge accents add just the right touch to the piece. Love!

Lani

Re: Fireplace Screen

Cool, fabulous, magnificent, OMG...all great terms for this piece, Andrea. Way to rock it!

Lani

Re: Old Screen Memo/Photo Wall...

Laurel, looks like you like technical terms, too! I've also purchased pieces assuming they were magnetic and found out otherwise. Great save! Looks like you may even want to pay bills in that room now!

Lani

Re: Pets and junk

Donna, I am such a cat person, too. I have three...and have had one die in the last year and another four years prior. I always say it takes me three days to cry it out, but really I never forget. My last one died last August and I think about him almost every day. Except for the last few months of his life, he slept in my arms (literally) every night. They are so a apart of us, and I truly believe they will join us in heaven. There we will have no tears, and only joy so our pets will be a part of that. Your pictures are a treasure. Thanks for sharing them.

Lani

Re: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Well so much for April Showers, looks like we're into summer heat right now(I'm just catching up on all these posts). But loving the drawer and flowers. You really know how to put everything together. I guess that's why you're the "Junk Queen".

Lani

Re: Remnants of Spring: A Tablescape

Love all the elements of this tablescape, Andrea! I'm sure everyone attending the event were in complete awe. Amazing!

Lani

Re: Wedding Window

Very nice. Love the sentiment behind it!

Lani

Re: Rusty Milk Can Table

Sounds like you put a lot of love into this project. Like Alice said, I'm sure your friend was thrilled with their present! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Lani

Re: This Project Is A Gas

Becs, great job on this! Everything went together perfectly!

Lani

Re: Bottle opener candle sconces?

Actually these are bottle cappers to put the caps on, rather than take them off. But that just details :) Main thing is they are "cool" and a great find! They do have great color and a candle would be perfect in them. Glad this site is an inspiration to you. Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Not sure what it is called..

Very cool piece. Fun find!

Lani

Re: Horseshoe Picture Hanger

Nice work! Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: ~Happy Mother's Day~

Love that it's simple and easy. Just my kind of project. Thanks for the nice sentiments, too!

Lani

Re: Kitchen Chalk Board

Great piece...I admire all your work. The all look very well done. And the kitchen utensils, are the perfect addition.

Lani

Re: A Special Gift

Gretchen, this is stunning! Another one of your masterpieces. I'm sure your MIL was thrilled!

Lani

Re: "Wining Allowed!"

Thanks, y'all! We might have to have a "wine and cheese" party at our next JMS event! Sounds like a fun idea to me anyway. Marge, you are always invited to my house. Maybe next time you're up in the city. And you can bring those Pfarkels sisters with you. That goes for you Laurel. You can come anytime as you are close :) As to you, RustyDiva, I think you could make a great display with Vodka, Tequila, Rum....or all three! Again, cheers!

Lani

PS I think "Cheers" will be my new tag line :)

PSS Everytime I look at the title I keep thinking of Charlie Sheen...."winning"! LOL!

Re: A Reel Bird Feeder

I was thinkin' the same thing, Jimbo. Them birds must be mighty special! Wondering what kind of hors d'oeuvres you'll be serving up at your next get together. Caviar with Dom Perignon? Just be sure to let me know when that'll be and I'll be right over ;)

Anyway, we never get tired of your ideas. Always fresh and unique!

Lani

Re: Vintage Projector Lamp

What an awesome piece to repurpose. And I love the term "junk-rehabilitators". I'll have to remember that one. This is a great choice for a member feature, especially following Sue's last two posts. Well done! And the shade....it's the icing on cake! Lani

Re: What's missing?.....The REST of the story

Great find, Midge! You did a great job of fixing it up, too!

Lani

Re: Drop Yer' Drawers

Love the finish on this piece, Becky! Perfect!

Lani

Re: Roofing Tin Flowers

These are my kind of flowers. They don't need watering!

Lani

Re: Pipe Wrench Bird

Isn't he cute!

Lani

Re: "Sweet" Spring Wreath...

Laurel, this is simple and sweet. Love it!

Lani

Re: A mold that holds

Love any piece of junk that holds jewelry. Mine would have to be much bigger, though! LOL! Great job, Marie!

Lani

Re: $1,200.00 French Farm Kitchen Renovation

Just beautiful!

Lani

Re: Another industrial mirror!

Midge, looks like your having a ball with your cutter! I'm so jealous! Another awesome project!

Lani

Re: Ski hat rack

Love it!

Lani

Re: I have insulators

Insulators are a great use for us junkers. The ideas are limitless, are they? Nice job!

Lani

Re: One last try for those junky roses...

Hey, Laurel, I resemble that comment! My door mat is a manure spreader! LOL! For us junkers, anything is fair game! Donna, I have to say I love your dried flowers. A great save, and so much prettier than silk. I looks all so perfect (and I love the pizza pan)!

Lani

Re: Door Bed

Great piece! Lucky boy!

Lani

Re: File under "virtues" :)

Grate salvage on these!

Lani

Re: Just LOVE old house fixtures.

What's not to "LOVE" about this piece!

Lani

Re: WIRE BASKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Super cool baskets!

Lani

Re: Door Bench

I'm with Midge. Love old doors. The make the best projects...great job!

Lani

Re: Nature's junk is the best-- for crying out loud

Midge, love the sentiment behind this. Very creative with a great very personal message! It has us reflecting on the events of this Easter week. Thanks!

Lani

Re: Rolling Coffee Table

Love that bread dolly! What a fun project!

Lani

Re: Curbside Creations

Some great pieces you've found! Love Bec's description of it, too!

Lani

Re: Classy picnic table

Pretty fancy picnic table I would say. Nice work!

Lani

Re: Table lamp from a ceiling lamp

A great way to reuse something rather than it ending up in the junk pile. Very resourceful!

Lani

Re: Door Park Bench

Love your projects. Very clean and well thought out. You do nice work. Glad your sharing your creativity with us!

Lani

Re: Turning up the heat on SPRING!

Marie, I think we could still use that for heat here in Minnesota. Hope spring comes soon! But that piece is way "hot". Love it...what a great find!

Lani

Re: The Scruffy Cottage Coffee Table

First, Jim, I love the vase with the apron wrapped around it. Who'd of thunk it! Then the patina on the table is perfecto! Can't believe the "before" of the piece. Looks like it aged naturally. Bravo!

Lani

Re: Seeing Angels...

Laurel, these are adorable! They are well...simply angelic! Way to go.....I love seeing angels!

Lani

Re: Missing Keys No More! Organ Stops Made into a Great Key Holder!

Jim, that does sound a little crazy to me....can't believe you've NEVER lost your keys! Me and Sue are the Queens of missing keys....lol! Btw, I have a whole bouquet of these organ stops :-) They are sooo cool!

Lani

Re: My harvest table restoration

Can't believe it's the same piece! Great job!

Lani

Re: Chicken wire Cloche

Love the addition of the chicken wire. Good thinkin'.

Lani

Re: Seamstress Bracelet

Love this! Perfect for a seamstress!

Lani

Re: I'm just ducky....

Love the grass growing in them. Gives you a little bit of Summer before it's here! Cute!

Lani

Re: salvaged desk

Love the rustic-ness of this piece! And the blue was a good choice. Have fun at the sale!

Lani

Re: saved!

Great transformation, Sandy! Love the color of the wood. Glad you choice to leave part of it stained. Looks wonderful!

Lani

Re: The 1905 Victorian Monster Builtinn in my old kitchen

What a great redo. Love this piece and would have been sad to rip it out. You did an amazing job!

Lani

Re: Crate tables... super easy!

Tammy, these are great! I have a few of these, too. Nice to see a couple examples. Midge, make sure to share what you do with them. I'd like to see them flipped the other way as an end table with glass on the top. Fun and colorful project!

Lani

Re: Repurposed bed cot.... to a junk-art deck table

Nice repurpose on this piece!

Lani

Re: Repurposed mantle became our headboard

What a great find! I love old mantels and this was a perfect reuse for it!

Lani

Re: Isn't it wonderful?

I think it would be fun to find white belts if you could or, could you possibly paint them white? Otherwise Jims suggestion of putting old wood across where the seat was. I love the chippiness of the piece so chippy scrap wood would be cool. I would also poly it to keep it's patina. Great find!

Lani

Re: Wine glass holder

Andrea, I use those spacers all they time. Love them! This is a great use for them. Cheers to you! Joanne, those were spacers from a farm tiller. I don't know the exact name. I found them at an occasional sale in MN, but I've seen the equipment in fields...I wish I had the guts to stop and ask about them. Good luck in your hunt for them! Don't they say that's where the thrill is? LOL!

Lani

Re: Upcycled Candleholder

Our latest member feature comes from Marcy_Nelson! Love this! Great upcycle to a once very average piece. The button embellishments add the perfect final touch. I'm with Marge and Sue. Very clever!

Lani

Re: A Beautiful Combination of Created and Found Objects

Sue, that is what I love about you and JUNKMARKET. Besides taking "junk" and making it beautiful and inviting, you encourage people to be themselves. To step out of their comfort zone and be unique. To think outside of the box. We need to let our own personal styles reflect who "we" are as individuals. If we stay with one style and don't grow and evolve, we will become dated and obsolete. That's why intead of following the pack, we need to lead the way and set the trends, ever changing and growing. Looking forward to watching what trends you set and we as a website set!! Whatever it is, I'm sure it'll be amazing!

As to the lovely maniquin lady. She's a stunner! And I'm sure my husband wished I came with instructions. He still can't figure me out! LOL! Lani

Re: Vintage Terrarium

Love the patina on this piece! Something about rusty garden items that draws me in. It's a very special piece and I think a work of art on its own. Very cool.

Lani

Re: From bread bakin to shelf makin!

Marie, I've always love those bread ans. Very industrial. Perfect for your collection. My Mom would love your elephants. She has an extremely large collection, too!

Lani

Re: Get the Scoop Here!

Marge, I have always loved these scoops. Great job!

Lani

Re: Get Your Cowboy Boots on and Meet me at the Marburger Farm Antique Show!

Waaah! I want to go! Looks like so much fun. I can't believe I have to miss it. Have fun for me, too! I do know Marburger can put on one heck of a show. Take lots of pictures and give us all the juicy details when you get back!

Lani

Re: Metal File Drawer Chalk Board

You are such the clever one! These are way cool!

Lani

Re: Junky Old Memo Board

Love the look of this piece. Thanks for hoping on the site and sharing your creativity!

Lani

Re: It's a Dilly of a Sign!

Thank you, Queens of Chic, for one fab sign! Let me know if you find any more cool B&W signs. These were amazing!

Lani

Re: A Desk Reorganization ala Junk Style!

That's funny, Marge! I'm in room 138. I guess we're neighbors :-)

Lani

Re: My new stash of supplies

Looks like some good stuff you got there. I'd love the crystal door knobs. Fun!

Lani

Re: pile o'pallets

Haha...I think all of us who do this have to have sympathetic husbands. I have a basement and garge full of all my treasures and sometimes my hubby gets a little irritated. But it's what we do, right? Get some rest and be sure to share with us what you do with them all!

Lani

Re: Steam Punk Lighting

These are amazing! One of my favorite things you've done. Funny thing is, Jimbo, I was thinking about them for my kitchen. I have three pendants hanging above the counter and didn't know if they'd have to be the same size. They really are the coolest!

Lani

Re: JMS Membership Red Letter Day

Sue, I have to start by thanking you. You have been an amazing example for the rest of us at JMS. Your positive attitude has really set the tone here. Your encouraging words, along with your incredible talent and style, have made this site apealing to everyone. We all have become a family. Thank you for that!

And thank you from me to the rest of the contributors and members. You continue to inspire and welcome other members with open arms. You have all made this site what it is. I am one who is looking forward to many more years at JMS. Here's to the next 10,000 and beyond!

Lani

Re: Junk Hang-Up: Vintage Door Coat Rack

Now I really have to come up and visit :-) Love the door! And your photos are awesome (as usual). Love, love, love!!!

Lani

Re: The Party Bird

Looks mighty tasty. Wish my booth had been closer to yours :-)

Lani

Re: On Cue

Too cool for school! Fun project! Lani

Re: Miss Scarlett, in the Hall with the Rope!

I loved Clue! It would be a fun gift for someone into games. Like simple, too.

Lani

Re: Junk furniture for outside

Great job, Tammy. Love that green table! Nothing better than vintage green paint!

Lani

Re: Vintage JEWELRY Sign

Wow! I should commission you to make a sign for me. This is incredible! And I can't believe you purchased that indian 40 years ago and still had it, or could find it. I have lots of stuff, just don't know where it all is. You have amazing talent. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Lani

Re: It's a Dilly of a Sign!

Jimbo, when I bought that green table, it was like a putrid olive green. I bought it at an occasional sale and they couldn't sell it because of it's icky color. But when I cleaned it up and sanded it down, the green was amazing! Their loss, my gain :-)

Lani

Re: From Broom Holder to Flower Display!

Well, Jimbo, if I find another one, it has your name on it.... :-)

Lani

Re: A Rusty Wall Pocket that's a Total Gas!

Thanks, StrangeCargo, for letting me know what it was! I knew someone on here could tell me :-)

Lani

Re: is it almost time for the junk swap?

I think Sue's still recovering from the sale! Give her a few days to recover. Maybe we can put you in charge ;-)

Lani

Re: Junk...is for the birds.

Very cool! Love it! And it looks great against the bright green wall. Love that, too!

Lani

Re: Lincoln, NE Flea Finds

I really love the battery jar! Great finds!

Lani

Re: Lace & Metal Dress From

I love her! She is much more special with your added touches. I would hold on to her, too! Glad you didn't give in to that low ball offer!

Lani

Re: Upcycled glass collage

Beautiful job!

Lani

Re: eBook Cover

Great idea! Would love to have Kindle. Lucky you!

Lani

Re: Cheese Mold Plant Hanger

These looked even better in person. Go figure they sold right away. Loved them! And what an amazing show. The styling Sue did was over the top. Love, love, love!

Lani

Re: Belted Tray

I'm stepping in to introduce our latest member feature as Sue is catching up on some much needed rest. She literally worked her butt off! I myself am going to try to get some R&R, after having a very successful sale.

This weeks member feature is from Bec4. What a creative reuse of old belts. Thanks for inspiring us, Bec! Those thin mint cookies look pretty yummy, too!

Lani

Re: Flea Market Under Glass Vendors!

Thanks, Marge, for posting this! The place seriously looks fab-u-ous! Our vendors are truly the best!

Lani

Re: Another quick lamp

Another great funnel repurpose, Marie!

Lani

Re: one hundred dollar diningroom

You did an amazing job! Both are big WOW's!

Lani

Re: Blue toy box gets a new look and a new purpose

Ditto on the last comment. Doesn't even look like the same piece!

Lani

Re: Rustic Ladder Bedroom Shelf

I love old ladders. The faded gray wood goes beautifully with the bright white linen!

Lani

Re: Sheep Pen Bathroom Cabinet

Wow...doesn't even look like the same piece. And what a great hubby!

Lani

Re: baby doll high chair turned book holder...

Great repurpose!

Lani

Re: Large Birdhouse

Amazing. What a great job you did!

Lani

Re: Haupt Antiek Market - JMS Occasional Sale Pick!

I love Haupt Antiek Market and Deb is such a great person! Wish I could just get out there more often. Laurel, maybe we'll have to take a road trip together to it. It's a must visit sale!

Lani

Re: "Cush" Job...

How cute, Laurel! I like 'em just as a little work of art with the embellishments you have given them. No need to be a seamstress!

Lani

Re: Great Work Bench Island or Bar

What an awesome job you've done on this piece! You can certainly give yourself a pat on the back! Great job!

Lani

Re: Vintage Glass Glitter

Jadeite is near and dear to my heart. Love the refrigerator dish (and the cake plate)! And what a great way to store your glitter!

Lani

Re: Thrift Store Chair Makeover

What a cute little chair redo, Bev!

Lani

Re: Frame the frame

I agree! Sometimes the simplicity of a single frame or a grouping of frames is all you need!

Lani

Re: Adding a view to my kitchen

Looks like you are very organized! What a great way to keep all your papers and notes available for easy access! Thanks for sharing your project!

Lani

Re: All hands on the Bedframe

You certainly have collected some great pieces! Love the glove displays and the mannequin is fab!

Lani

Re: Giving junk a job

Ooooh, so much good stuff you have there, Donna! I'm a little partial to the tape dispenser, but I'd love to have it all!

Lani

Re: Vintage grain elevator bins / wall pockets

Beautiful job! What a great use of junk!

Lani

Re: Hanging Flower Basket Light

Due to being incompacitated at the Otten Bros. greenhouse working on what will once again be another fabulous sale, we are having another member feature. Last time I saw Sue, she was swinging from the rafters, that being only after we peeled her tong from a metal pole. Details on this will be shared in another post. Yeah, Trixie!! I love, love, love the repurposed lamp. Your room is simply stunning!! Lani

Re: Slightly Sophisticated Coop Lighting

Jimbo, another amazing lamp project. Funny how the last two contributor posts were items originally used for "yucky" things and turned into great "junk"! Now wouldn't that be an interesting coffee table book! LOL! You always bring it on and challenge us. Still thinking about a trip to Italy...but then someone mentioned Turks and Caicos. I'd actually take either. Anything is better than snow and cold!

Lani

Re: Pamper yourself.....today!

It really was a great sale! Otten Bros. sure knows how to put on a good show!

Lani

Re: What's your number?

Andrea, you are right on target with 2011 trends! I read typography is in the top ten for this years trends. Love how you added the feet. Great job!!

Lani

Re: Horn Bird

Looks like you can "toot" your own horn on this project! Too cute!

Lani

Re: "Springy" Flowers...

Laurel, these are adorable! Very clever and I love the idea you can do more than just flowers with them. Maybe pictures, too? I'm gonna be on the look out for these that's for sure. Ingenius!

Lani

Re: From garage to grandeur!!

What a fabulous piece! I love how you redid it. Someone is sure lucky to own it!

Lani

Re: Floating Photography

Funny, Andrea. I was just taking with Jimbo about a bunch of us going to Italy. Maybe this is a sign. We'll have to get a JUNKMARKET trip together! Great frames, too. Love the patina on them. What a fabulous idea!

Lani

Re: Junky Bedroom makeover-Old door headboard

You have great style. Love the fabric on the chair and the brown walls. I'm with Laurel, too. Love the addition of the numbers!

Lani

Re: Need a tray? Use a door!

Great idea, Donna. I actually have a piece that I think would work perfect for this!! Great execution, too! Love it!

Lani

Re: JMS....Country Garden Magazine

Loved the article, Sue! And I want that metalriffic window box!!! Can I come and steal it, or did you have to leave it there?

Lani

Re: Lone Star

Very cool idea, Becky!

Lani

Re: Chalk-up Another Junk Reuse!

By the way, I did Google how to make your own chalkboard paint. Cool! There were a few methods, but one was just a matter of adding some unsanded tile grout mix. Might want to try that on my next chalkboards project :)

Lani

Re: Nature Meets Rust

This was so cool in person! I was just hoping you'd leave it for me to keep :( Darn!! Of course it was a mixture of industrial with a natural flair. Just my cup of tea :) Way to go, Suzy Q! It gave me goosebumps, too!

Lani

Re: Misc. finds from yard sales

Beautiful job on these pieces!

Lani

Re: Shabby Chic Salvage

Great transformation!

Lani

Re: Bird Bath made from reused/recycled glass.

Beautiful job! Love the hummingbird addition :)

Lani

Re: Garden Art for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Sue, you are the most talented person I know (other than the other Sue W. I know). I wish I was a Sue W....it must be because of the name! And I loved my garden stake, thank you! So glad to see you a contributor on the site. You're designs are always amazing!

Lani

Re: "Graphics" design primitive cabinet

Wow! Can't believe you did that free hand. Great job!

Lani

Re: Chalk-up Another Junk Reuse!

Seriously? I can make my own? Sounds cool....I have to Google it. And ask Sue, I'm the Google Queen. Thanks for the heads up!

Lani

Re: ANTIQUE DOOR ON A CABINET

Great job on this amazing project!

Lani

Re: Junk-displayed photographs

Andrea, I love 'em all! Great ideas!

Lani

Re: Wheel Serving Platter

Andrea, so simple and yet so cool! Love wheels, too, but never thought of doing something like this with them. Very creative!

Lani

Re: old window

Love windows! So fun to be creative with them. Funny addition of the "Girls Cost Extra"! LOL! Thanks for post!

Lani

Re: Chalk-up Another Junk Reuse!

Glad to help get those juices flowing! Mine came from a necessity standpoint. And isn't that as they say the Mother of Invention? RustyDiva, I need to embellish it a little more. That I'll have to do in another post :) Thanks for the idea! Oldnews, the paint I purchased is a Rustoleum product and has about nine colors. There's a really cool limey green color I thought about. Love it! Alicemom, hope you're having a fabulous time in Australia! You deserve it, girl! Did I miss anyone? LOL! Love you gals!

Lani

Re: The Flea Market Under Glass is Just Around the Corner...March 3 - 5, 2011

I'll be there with bells on! Can't wait! Great time to have it, and love that it's in a "green house"! I'm ready to see a little green and very tired of all the show!

Lani

Re: Mosaic: First timer!

Jim, you certainly don't mince words....LOL! But I agree, it does looks great in it's done form. Welcome aboard and thanks for sharing this.

Lani

Re: 4 Old Plates = 10,000 Lakes

So I may be a little partial to the Minnesota piece :) You always do such a nice job!

Lani

Re: Hot Dish!

I see these all the time without their inner dishes. Great repurpose for them!

Lani

Re: Grain Scoop Vase

Those grain scoops are great and love how this project turned out. I think your vase turned out just perfect, too! Love it all!

Lani

Re: Warm Wishes from the Putman's

What a beautiful family, Laurel. And I'm sure your front porch is amazing...too bad the snow is covering it up. I'm getting really sick of it and spring sure can't come soon enough! Here's wishing you and your family a Happy New Year and an amazing 2011!

Lani

Re: Holiday Greetings from the Lorsung Family!

Ah, Alice, it sure made it more of a Merry Christmas with everyone here, that's for sure. Thinking and praying for you and your family. I know you have a strong faith and that helps get us through all the hard times. Life is hard, but God is good!

Lani

Re: Recycled Vintage Snowmen

Cute...very creative.

Lani

Re: Chalkboard Message Center from an old oval frame

Love frames turned into Chalkboards! And I love the idea of more cheese, less whine, but I think you should also include more "WINE". LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: A Message from Turks and Caicos

Oh, soooo jealous! Let's see.....we've had how much snow in MN??? Do you miss it? Ah yes, but then, you don't have a white Christmas now do you? Unless you have white sand. Boo hoo. Thanks for rubbing it in...lol! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Lani

Re: "Handy" Wreath Hooks

Great job on this, Laurel! I have two I know somewhere. Have to start digging them up. Your house looks amazing! So can we have a support group meeting at your house? For Christmas? LOL!

Lani

Re: Holiday fast fixes!

Love the megaphone, Marie. I wish I had one when my son was playing football. But then again, I'm sure he is glad I didn't! LOL!

Lani

Re: Thelma - A Norwegian Zebra Princess

The shoe forms were perfect and "Thelma" cracks me up. You can weld, too? Great job!
Lani

Re: Office Christmas Spirit

Great idea to make your office more homey as it is your home away from home. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Lani

Re: Skating to Christmas

Hi, PJ! Hope you're having a good Holiday Season. Love the skates! I actually have a vintage skate collection. Fun idea to put words on them. So much you can do with them.

Lani

Re: Vintage Composition Doll Tree Topper

Very cute. I remember these when I was little. I still have one that was a bride and she came in a plastic carrier. Fun find at Christmas!

Lani

Re: Vintage cups served on a stylish new "tray"

I'll be coming with Jim! LOL! We do need to have a JMS get together, so maybe at your house? Looks like you'd be the perfect host with the perfect junk accessories! Love the dishes!

Lani

Re: Let it Snow...let it snow...let it snow

Kathy, looks like you had a ton of fun making these! Like Janis said, adorable. And like Jim said, I want to see a big rag tree!!! Next year?

Lani

Re: Junkified Christmas decor (part 2)

Donna, love all your vignettes. You have some amazing pieces there, girl! Love your little kitty, too. Priceless!

Lani

Re: Spindle Lamp

Jim, you truly are the "King of Lamps". Ha! But we love each and every one of them. You and your projects are amazing and we so honored to have you share your talent with us. And like each of your projects, you are definitely one of a kind. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Lani

Re: Junk for Joy

Cute idea, Becs!

Lani

Re: A Christmas Wreath with a Junky Welcome!

It seems "time" this year is more the theme for a lot of people as funds may warrant it. I never really thought of that when I put it together, but I love this sentiment. Thanks for reminding us all of this. I may even add something that shares that on the wreath. Thanks!

Lani

Re: Be Thankful at the Holidays

Missy, great time to reflect on what is important. Like Sue said, great post and very thought provoking. Thanks for sharing with us and Merry Christmas!

Lani

Re: Heart of Gold Necklace

Jim, whoever gets this gift is one lucky gal. Never thought of you as a jewelry maker, but like everything you do, its perfection! Are you taking orders? Lol....I think you could start your own jewelry line! Love it!

Lani

Re: Tis the Season....

Great idea! Love that the container is a repurpose rather than buying new, too. And the handmade necklace makes it more personal, too. Like Andrea said, I'm sure it will be loved buy whoever receives it. Very touching.

Lani

Re: Christmas Mantel

One of my favorite things, a bed spring :) Love it with the Christmas balls...would be great hanging from a ceiling, too, with the balls hanging down. Fun!

Lani

Re: Pretty as a Pitcher

Becs, very cute! And I agree, it's much better on a mirror than on a door....the clanging would drive me crazy. Looks beautiful!

Lani

Re: Meant For Me???

I like this plannin'. We could have a JMS Holiday Party at Laurel's! If ya need help, Laurel, just let me know...lol! Seriously we need to have a little get together. I would be great fun. And Laurel, I'm so glad you kept that piece. It works perfectly on your bar!

Lani

Re: How to Make Corn Crib Roof Trees

This is one of my favs! I want a whole forest of them! And I have to say they are more stunning in person :)

Lani

Re: Money Does Not Grow On Trees...

This is perfect for a kid who's hard to buy for...my son would love those bills to be $50's or $100's. Then again, I wouldn't mind a gift like that myself :)

Lani

Re: Upcycled festive mirror, made from the left behinds

Beautiful, and oh so festive!

Lani

Re: Locker Basket Stocking Holder

Hi, Becky! Love locker baskets! There is so much you can do with them. And they're a great storage solution. Can't have enough of them now can you!

Lani

Re: Otten Bros. Garden Center and Landscaping Open House and 2010 Holiday Season

I have to say for being taken from my camera phone, they pictures didn't turn out half bad. You actually have to see these vignettes in person. They are stunning to say the least. And, Sue, I loved your seminar. You are a wealth of information. Can you now come and decorate my house for the holidays? LOL! Thanks again for all your inspiration.

Lani

Re: Golf Club Birds

These make me laugh! Great fun!

Lani

Re: Crumpled Book Paper Wreath

Rachel, I don't know how you have time do to anything with all those boys! I'm impressed! And you even have time to sell? You go girl! Great job!

Lani

Re: Not too bad for under $2.00 ...

You certainly were able to pick up some great deals! Wow! And I'm with you on the lamp shade. Much better. You did a great job! Looks like your grandson maybe did you a favor :)

Lani

Re: Industrial in the Kitchen!

Thanks everyone! I just saw in an online article Industrial Modern is the new trend. They're finally catching up to me and JMS! Ha! Gretchen, actually I bought the piece on Tuesday, so you must have seen another one. Would love to have found that one, too! Judi, you're mom is a Dorthy from Kansas? Cool...and then of course your name is Judi (as in Garland?). How fun! Berton, you can probably find more pics if look under my profile at more of my posts or search on my blog. There should be some from the home tours I've done. Geo, I am sure you know how to make toast! LOL!

Lani

Re: Junk for Entertaining...

Laurel, looks like you are getting all set for Thanksgiving! Perfect for that added junk embellishment.

Lani

Re: Found item, industrial, steam punk lights by Mark Bell

These are amazing! Ditto on the love, love, love! Way cool...

Lani

Re: JUNK Woodburner

Cool! Very inventive!

Lani

Re: I like angels -- in a BIG way!!

Midge, don't you know bigger is better! Or go big or go home? LOL! She'll definiately make a statement...great job!

Lani

Re: Bohemian Chic Lampshade

Very fun! Your lamp shade turned out great! I love Anthropologie, just not always their prices. Great way to get the look, without the price.

Lani

Re: Cabin Raising - AFTER THE FLOOD!

So sorry to hear about the flooding you've had to deal with. My son who is at school in Fargo knows first hand how devastating that can be. Looks like your working on a great solution to it. And it will be a great opportunity for you to do something new. Please be sure to share with us your process and how things are coming. I'm looking forward to seeing it!

Lani

Re: Industrial Ambiance

Very cool, Cassie! I'd love to see it in multiples...it really has a great look. And as you can see from all the comments, I'm not the only one who likes it! Way to go, girl!

Lani

Re: Wired---------[=

Uber cool, Jimbo! Great elements and I love how even the new pieces have a vintage feel. You're the king of lighting (bow..bow)!

Lani

Re: A Little Girl Approach to Christmas

She's darn cute I tell you! And I'm sure the girl can par'tay! LOL! Can't wait for the Girls Night Out at Otten Bros. She's sure to be a hit! Lani

Re: Fireflies

These are darn cute! Much better than the "real" ones. Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Play Like Dinner Party!

Sounds like a fun time, Lezlee! This is my first year (after doing it five times), that I'm not part of a home tour. I certainly know how much time and energy goes into them. Just be sure to enjoy yourself!

Lani

Re: Cavity Cap Mirror

Hi, Trixie! Welcome to JMS! I love your style and this mirror is amazing. And i have to say I was rooting for you and Donna on the SYTYCD website (well and Amy and the Junk Fest girls). Glad you took the prize!!! Congrats!

Lani

Re: From Furniture to Fashion

I wish I could look so cute in one of his skirts. It's adorable on you, Sue! I love his stuff and the chairs are to die for! Pearlgirl, there's link to his website on the picture with him and Sue.

Lani

Re: Recycled Glass

Love the one with the dragonflies. The color is simply gorgeous! Amazing pieces!

Lani

Re: Candlestick Finials

Laurel, another simple, yet classic project!

Lani

Re: Spring Loaded Table Scape

Beautiful job with this piece. The succulents are a perfect addition, and so are the insulators. It was a great find!!! Hope you had fun at the gala!

Lani

Re: My Garden Gate

Welcome to the world of junk! You'll never go back. And my favorite is probably garden junk! Have fun!

Lani

Re: Getting ready for the holidays...

Marie, you are on the ball aren't you. I just got done with my fall decor. You mean I have to start on Christmas already? LOL! Good luck on your holiday sales!

Lani

Re: "Does on the Go" Barn Sale

Have a great sale, Kari!

Lani

Re: Mimi-Toria's Version of SteamPunk

Gretchen, probably my favorite piece to date. You done good, girlfriend. Keep up the good work! Love, love, love your new line!

Lani

Re: If the Shoe Fits!

Lezlee, very creative! I've never seen a shoe rack like that before...I'd love to see what else you do with it.

Lani

Re: I love double duties! -- and Freebies!

Midge, this is too cool for school! Well, on second thought, it may be just perfect for that purpose! Great job!

Lani

Re: Gorilla Glue/CL Fair Project #4

That little metal case turned out devine! And I sure wish I could have met Hazel. She looks rather staylish herself! Looks that it was a great time for all!

Lani

Re: A window makeover part 2

I love old windows. That have such great character. A message board is a perfect reuse for them!

Lani

Re: Billy Jo's "Do Over Deco" Part 4

Nice work. The first cupboard is my fav. Love the patina!

Lani

Re: Music as Art

Well done, and much more interesting than guitar holders!

Lani

Re: A Falloween Porch Redo with some New (Old) Junk Finds!

Okay, Jim, next time you're MN, I'll have you and any other JMS members over. You in? Might want to do it in the summertime though. It can get pretty chilly on the front porch in the wintertime. Actually it's pretty chilly today. We're having a windstorm here I've already had to retrieve a few of my fall front porch decorations. Wooo-daddy.

Lani

Re: It's Awards Time!

Jimbo, wow! I would LOVE to win one of these! Definitely much more appealing than those typical plastic awards. And more "heart" put into it. Should we have some JMS awards? Only kidding. Too much talented people on here to be able to pick. But then again, you'd probably win all of them. LOL!

Lani

Re: AA/JMS Vintage Redesign Jewelry #3

Gretchen, all your jewelry at AAJMS was eye candy. Oh-la-la! And fortunately I was able to snag a piece. You've done it again, girlfriend!

Lani

Re: A day (or three) at the Fair - the Country Living Fair

Kathy, wish I could have been there with you gals! Maybe next year? Here's hoping!

Lani

Re: Meet Janna.

Great transformation. Thanks for sharing.

Lani

Re: A Pianist's Piece of Art!

Robyn, looks like truely a work of love. A lot of time and talent went into this piece. Thanks for sharing :)

Lani

Re: Staging a home for sale... with JUNK of course. :)

I'm sure your amazing touches added so much to the space. Simple yet impactful. Great job, once again!

Lani

Re: Fall Foliage Fun

Tammy, this gorgeous! And the truck...fab! Seriously, incredible. Also, so glad I got to meet you at Oronoco. We have to have more of these get-togethers. It's always fun to meet fellow members. Take care!

Lani

Re: COFFEE TABLE

Love the rustic nature of these. Very cool!

Lani

Re: 'Diamonds' on the Rust Necklace series.... JUNK SWAP ITEM

These are gorgeous, Ang! Nicely done!

Lani

Re: Day of the Dead figures made from Happy Meal Toys

Hahaha. Very creative...in a creepy kind of way of course. As Martha would say, that's a good thing :)

Lani

Re: Even more angels...

Marie, very creative of you. And as a true junker, nothing gets wasted. Love that!

Lani

Re: 5 unique JUNK picture frames

Donna, love ALL of these! You are very creative. Perfecto!

Lani

Re: Black & White Pumpkins

These are beautiful...great job!

Lani

Re: Halloween Framed Art

Great job on these! The burlap adds the perfect accent!

Lani

Re: Gettin' ready for Halloween

Love it! I'm sure the fire added great patina to it. I had a friend that throw a wicker basket in the fire to burn it, and the metal frame of it turned out to be a great side table. Love how things like that happen!

Lani

Re: Burlap Halloween Junk Wreath

Hi, Rachael! Very "green" of you not to throw it away and instead find another use for it. Way to go, girl! Very resourceful!

Lani

Re: Fall Harvest Decor

You know us junkers are so giving, they probably would do better just to ask how we did something, rather than take a picture and run (ha). As you can see on this site, we are a very sharing group. But it's sad to say some people are only in it for themselves. Too bad. And your pumpkins turned fab, Ang, and you should be proud! They are very inspiring! Just keep up the good work!

Lani

Re: Rusty Junk Becomes Blinged Out Focal Piece

Funny how you found it after not finding anything to buy. Great story, Ang! Way to go!

Lani

Re: A new life for this old table and an old "new Junker"

Kelly, how fun and exciting for you! What a find. Welcome to the junking world!

Lani

Re: Industrial Cart Face Lift

Andrea, what a cool cart. Great job with the addition of the map. Kind of Restoration Hardware with a more industrial twist. Awesome!

Lani

Re: Fancy Headboard

Perfect job on this! You can tell a lot of thought went into it. I'm sure she will have sweet dreams under it. Congrats on creating such a great piece!

Lani

Re: Harvest Market by Junk Devotion - Coming This Weekend!

Ooooh, wish I could come. I saw all your stuff in your garage, but I didn't really see your stuff. I'm bummed...too much to do, and to little time. Hope you have a great sale though!

Lani

Re: Tool tote for the table

Donna, how could they use it just for tools? The nerve! Love what you've done with it. It has such character. And there's so many things you could do with it (besides tools). Love it!'

Lani

Re: Is It A Door....or a Bench?

These are so cool! What a great find. How about putting them back to back. Then you could seperate fighting children...lol! Actually I like Sue's suggestion of taking them apart. Could you make one long bench from the bench pieces? I'd love the doors for shutters on the side of a large window. Like I said before great find!

Lani

Re: Vintage Redesign Jewelry for AA/JMS

Love the registration tag on this piece. You find the best junk to add to your jewelry. Can't wait to see what else you have at AAJMS!

Lani

Re: A New Wave of Junk

We have a lot of good guessers on JMS! It turned out beautifully. Who would have thunk it!

Lani

Re: Architecturally speaking - there's great junk at Columbus Architectural Salvage

Wow! Looks like I missed a lot from not going to the Country Living Fair. My probably would have been getting it in my suitcase. LOL! Looks like my kind of junking trip for sure. Great pictures, too!

Lani

Re: Plumbing Parts with Ruffled Edges

Plumber Sue? Ha! Love the look of it. Industrial with a feminine twist.

Lani

Re: What to do with a dresser that is missing a drawer?

I had a dresser missing a drawer. I wasn't so on top of it as you were. We ended up dismembering it and just using the pieces. How dumb was I? Great job.

Lani

Re: Bit & Brace Coat Rack

Great job on this project! You did it perfectly. Love the clean look of it. Great job. Here's another member's version of this project if anyone wants to see it http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/16333/from-the-book-junk-beautiful. Love both of them! Now all I have to do is find the parts to do it!

Lani

Re: Junk Holiday Part 1

You found some amazing junk. Love the dress form, the necklaces, the gears...I purchase an "L" like your P. Thanks to Billy Jo on that! You scored on all accounts!

Lani

Re: Junk Holiday Part 2

So great to meet you at the Bonanza! And glad you found some good garage saling on the way. Love the cart! I would have been jumping up and down to have found that. Good eye!

Lani

Re: Old Pulley Wreath

Old pulley's are the bestest. And I like how simple this is. Awesome!

Lani

Re: Spooktacular Halloween

Can I come trick-or-treating at your house? Very cool!

Lani

Re: I'll grind your bones...

Ooooh...I likey! And love how it all goes together like they were made for each other. Good eye!

Lani

Re: Ahoy Mate! It's Junk Repurposed with a Coastal Theme.

Thanks, everyone. You're all too sweet! You can't help but love something inspired from a beach and the ocean. Ahhhh...I could use some of that about now! LOL! Andrea, so glad you like your scale. I have one similar, unfortunately it's very accurate (wish it read a little lighter). Haha. Jim, wonder why the site is picking on you? We love getting all your comments :) And all your great posts!

Lani

Re: Junk Storage Shed Made From Junk

Loved your shed when I saw it at your last sale. That metal is way cool. You done good. Hopefully I'll see you at your next sale!

Lani

Re: CB2 Inspired mirror

Love bike wheels and this is another great reuse. Looks way better than something store bought. Great job!

Lani

Re: "Treats" For My Windows...

Laurel, very creative window treatments. But I agree with Rusty Diva, my favorite has to be the screen with the hinges. I do love the cane, though. Amy purchased a whole sleugh of them at Elko and I guess they're barker's canes from a carnival. That makes it even better!

Lani

Re: I'll be set up at ROUND TOP TEXAS

Oooh, so jealous. Wish I could be there. As to uploading a photo, Candy did a post a while back about resizing your photos. You can find the post here: http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/13077/how-to-resize-photos. Hope this helps. I'd love to see them boots!

Re: my 1st flea market showing

Congrats on your first sale. So glad you did well!

Lani

Re: Cottage Industrial Soap Dish

Hey, Sue, since you FORGOT this for the Breast Cancer Fundraiser, maybe you can find a way to put it in the bucket with those things that were original suppose to go with it??! LOL. I'd love to have it for my house!

Lani

Re: JUNKMARKET Style meets Sobo Style - in O-H-I-O!!

I can see some very cool pieces in the picture. Wish I could have come :( I'm sad. I'm sure you will have a fun time without me. Let us know all about it!

Lani

Re: I've Gone Textile!

Gretchen, I think the rug already had the design on it. But what a fab reuse. I'm not sure though if I'm ready for fall yet. Though I do love the decorating, I could do without the cool weather. Must be because I live in Minnesota. Give me heat!

Lani

Re: Megaphone Pendant Lamp

Jim, this piece was "cool" without being a light. Now it's even sweeter. I'll give you another Rah Rah for it's perfect reuse. Your space gets rousing cheers all around!

Lani

Re: Trash find to daybed/Couch

Cool find! Can't believe someone tossed it. Great save!

Lani

Re: More Hess Truck Toy Earrings!

Very fun, Ang! I'd love to see a little chrome in the center to go with the tires, too :) Kind of like hubcaps? LOL!

Lani

Re: The Goods

Love all the hardware you found Gretchen! And so much lighter metal then mine. Can't wait to see the jewelry you design from all of it. Those earrings are gorgeous!

Lani

Re: I Love Rusty Junk!

Couldn't have said it better myself! And it looks like we're not the only JMS members who like rusty junk either! Love it!

Lani

Re: Salvaging my 1st house

Sounds like a ton of work, but also a ton of fun. Best wishes...glad you have a family that gets into it with you!

Lani

Re: Oronoco Junking Finds!

Hi, Angela and welcome to the site! As to your German sleds, I would post a picture of them on the site and I'm sure the members would all pitch in with some great ideas for you. We have some very creative members who are always ready to help.

Lani

Re: All "Dressed" up...

Laurel, loved this project of yours when I saw it on Amy's blog. Congrats too on your second place win, too!

Lani

Re: Trash to Treasure Charity Auction and Wine Tasting!

Thanks, Laurel, Gretchen and Robert for your donations to the auction and.thanks to everyone else who donated. Without your donations they couldn't have done it. The JMS members are the bestest!

Lani

Re: JunkPotluck Project

Looks great, bluebucket! Great way to serve your guests some lemonade! I'm sure they'd be very impressed. Way to go!

Lani

Re: Old shop tools

Personally I'd try to take them apart. They have some cool elements to them. I know there are purests out there, but I'd love the wheel parts used in some other way. I'd be thrilled to find these pieces!

Lani

Re: lancaster forge blower

Kari, a very cool find! I personally love it as it is. It's very artistic. I'd probably put it somewhere in my house once it was all cleaned up. Would be very much a conversation piece!

Lani

Re: First Oronoco Adventure

Great finds for sure! Love the door header piece-my fav, too! But the post office door is pretty cool. Did you go to the blogger party when you were there? Love Oronoco. Too bad it only comes once a year :(

Lani

Re: Worm Sifter turned Spice Rack or Assorted Tea Bag Holder

I have one of these and never knew it was a worm sifter! Who'd of thunk! Great repurpose!

Lani

Re: Bedroom Ceiling Fan Redo

You did a great job on this. I love old windows as frames, and the sepia print makes it extra special!

Lani

Re: Inspired by JUNK MARKET

You did a great job on this. I love old windows as frames, and the sepia print makes it extra special!

Lani

Re: My version of the PB clock.

Alice, I don't just like it; I love it! Absolutely perfect job. Nice your hubby helped out, too. You make a great pair!

Lani

Re: Making the Best of Mistakes

That was a great save, Sue. And it worked together so perfectly. Why is it everything you touch always looks better once you get done with it? Thanks for being such a great traveling buddy, too! It was a fab weekend to say the least!

Lani

Re: Oronoco Junking Finds!

Thanks, everyond for the kind comments. I don't know why everything I buy is heavy (and big), but it sure does make things interesting. Robert, I didn't even see you there! Was your booth in a different location this year? Laurel, you definiately have to plan for next year. We'll be doing two blogger parties so it'll be twice the fun! Tammy and Mary, so glad I got to meet you both this year :) Hope to see more JMS members next year. Maybe we should try to do one in the spring, too, for Gold Rush in Rochester. Who knows? Ang, why don't you email me at Lani4157@aol.com so we can plan a get-together when you are here in September. Sounds like fun!

Re: "Hinge-on" to another really simple idea...

Laurel, you know I like simple....it's a good thing!

Lani

Re: Tag Maker Tote

Another one of my favorite projects, we have to go back to 2008 in the archives. Made from a storage tote for film slides, Sue transformed it into a nifty tag maker tote. Sure would be nice and handy!

Lani

Re: Feeling "all" Right - Coffee Table

Another look down memory lane at past projects, we have an unbelievable table made by our own resident architect junker, Jim. Way to go, Jim! Definitely a one of a kind. The Corona doesn't look to bad either. So were's the party? Lani

Re: Oronoco Bound

Probably see you this week! Are you going to the Blogger Party?

Lani

Re: Join Us at Junkologie Blog Party 2010!

It was an amazing time last year. Can't wait for this year. It's one of the best, if not the best, flea markets in MN!

Lani

Re: Bye, Bye Baby...

Laurel, I know how you feel. My daughter's room when she was little was all girlie pink. As soon as she could tell me, she let me know in no uncertain terms she didn't like pink, and didn't like anything girlie. Well I had fun while I could. LOL! Hoping if you're lucky, your daughter will share in your passion for all things vintage!

Lani

Re: It's time to play dominoes!

Marge, can I come play dominoes with you? LOL! Great project. Love it! See you in Oronoco! Can't wait!

Lani

Re: Old door knobs used for curtain tie-backs

Very pretty!

Lani

Re: one man's trash...

Ditto to what vanj said. That's what we junkers do, isn't it. Good save!

Lani

Re: Etch yourself some Polka Dots!

Melissa, these are great! I've always wanted to do etching, just never got to it. You did a fab job!

Lani

Re: Coming to a Magazine Near You!

Laurel, I wasn't in blogger mode either. These pictures were taken on a disposable camera. I actually kind of like how they turned out...it looks a little dreamy. LOL! It was a fun time, and the folks from Country Garden mag were amazing (along with Sue). I can't wait either 'til the mag comes out. Spring is too far away!

Lani

Re: Photos from WORLD'S LARGEST GARAGE SALE

So jealous! Sounds like my kind of sale. Love Round Top, too. Wish I could go to that one, too :(

Lani

Re: "Farm Junk" Repurposed

I'm so jealous! I'd love to be able to weld...we keep saying we should have Sue's welder, Doug, teach a class. I'm so game. Love the disc piece. My fav...it's so cool!

Lani

Re: From Corbels to Curtain Rod!

Hey, Donna. I did buy anchors to use and used some, but then found a stud on one of them. The center piece also has four anchors in it and that also supports it. My husband is fanatical about screwing into studs and I argued with him on it. That's one reason I did it myself. Doesn't he realize that "pretty" is more important then sturdy? Hahaha. Actually each corbel has about five screws in it and it's very secure.

Lani

Re: A Re-Design Ala-Junk Style!

I loved ready all your comments...you are all too kind. But Amy and I had a ball doing it, and maybe we could start a business? Haha. In all our free time (Amy's a professor at a major university). Don't think that will happen, but love the thought. I may need to have a "JUNKMARKET" party at my house. LOL! It would be a gas. Laurel, I know how you feel about not wanting to eliminate anything. I actually have that problem, too. But I'm getting better :) Cheers!

Lani

Re: Soon to Be....Just a Swingin'

I'm loving the big white grate. Do you know what that's from?

Lani

Re: IT'S ART! OR IS THAT IDEA JUST FULL OF HOLES?

Love the "hole-y" piece. I would have snatched that up if I would have found it. And only a quarter? Cool!

Lani

Re: Little windchimes

Great find on the table. Can't believe you paid only $10 for it. Wow!

Lani

Re: Hubby's Extra Large Spice Cabinet

Lucky you...a man who cooks! And I'm sure he loved you for that. Great job!

Lani

Re: Old WoodenBookshlef

Looks like you'll be able to pass this piece down to your son. Glad you were able to restore it! You did a beautiful job and it looks like it had a lot of love put into it.

Lani

Re: Try the wheelbarrow/wagon wheel combo. Tasty!

Donna, I'm so in awe! Love everything you do. And doesn't everything go better with rust? Hahaha. Beautiful!

Lani

Re: Garden Potting Bench

Wow! Beautifully done and love the price! You'd never know you almost spent nothing on it by it's looks. Great job!

Lani

Re: Vintage Market Day...and an unexpected trip...

Looks like it was great sale, Kathy! And you got to meet Midge...love her! So glad you were able to go on, even after your ER visit. Thanks for letting us feel like we were there, even though we couldn't be there :(

Lani

Re: Summer Inspiration

Enjoy your renewed from porch! Looks like a great place to sit and read a book, or have a glass of lemonade.

Lani

Re: ~~~Summer Breeze Planter

Don't you love that things others might turn their nose up at, makes us all excited! Love the chair....and a rusty bucket on top? Perfect marriage!

Lani

Re: from green to dream!

That must have been a labor of love getting that paint off. Great job and refinishing it.

Lani

Re: Antique tea kettle

I love black and white photos. Great picture.

Lani

Re: Bottles

Love old bottles. And yes, your decor should definitely reflect who you are.

Lani

Re: An Old Shed Converted into Tiki Bar

Love the hand/chair, too! And yes, please post pictures when it's all done.

Lani

Re: More Wood and Metal

Great finds. You'll have to show us what you do with them :)

Lani

Re: Driving back from Galena, Illinois

Oh, wow! Looks like my kind of shopping place! Lucky you!

Lani

Re: Kitchen "Door Knob" Apron Hanger

You did an amazing job on this piece. The finish is perfect, and I love the crystal door knobs (I have a small collection of them). Great message, too!

Lani

Re: 70's sheets...to duvet cover

Rachael, your duvet looks beautiful. Great find. And great idea to make it reversable. I purchased some sheets awhile back with this intention, but unfortunately my sewing? Not so good. Looks like you have that down pat!

Lani

Re: Antiques

What a great find, and in such good shape. My question, are you going to actually use it for sewing? It may be kind of fun!

Lani

Re: Cup towel hanger

How could they have thrown that away? I love old drawer fronts, and this one has particularly nice patina. Perfect reuse for it!

Lani

Re: Time Traveler !

Ooooh...cool piece. Love the wine idea for it. I think the piece in and of itself is a piece of art. Great find.

Lani

Re: 100 YEAR OLD DOOR

What an amazing door...love everything about it. It is a work of art all by itself. It would be great to showcase a picture. You could just attach the picture with frame to wall and have the door just leaning against it. That way if something more pops into your head, you can change it up. Great find!

Lani

Re: Beauty and the "sweater" Transform a boring sweater into a Fabulous fave.

My fave was also the brown ruffled sweater :( You did a great job on these and welcome to JMS!

Lani

Re: Heavy Duty desk Vice Grip

I love the old green metal on this piece (wish I had found it) and a perfect repurpose! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Lani

Re: Wisteria Trellis

Beautiful! Love the old pillars (and the wisteria)!

Lani

Re: Time Frame and Faux Faces

Love all the different styles and patina on these clock faces. Perfect pieces to showcase in this frame. Great job!

Lani

Re: Heavy Duty Desk Vice Grip

I love the old green metal on this piece and a perfect repurpose! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Lani

Re: Whisk-y Bugs

These are the only bugs I would like...cute, cute, cute!

Lani

Re: It's Illuminating

Jim, of course another amazing lamp from you! Love it!

Lani

Re: Flowers That Never Fade...

Laurel, girlfriend, these are too cute. My kind of flowers! Great project!

Lani

Re: Drink Up!

Very cute.... looks like time for a par-tay........

Lani

Re: To Market...to Market...our first annual "Vintage Market Day"

Kathy, looks like lots of good stuff to be had! Wishing you much success!

Lani

Re: Gourds of mystery???

What a great surprise for you! The bedspring is a great idea as a trellis!

Lani

Re: Mosaic Window

Looks like a real labor of love. Great job on it.

Lani

Re: Plant Trellis

Would love to see more of this piece, looks cool. Beautiful flower.

Lani

Re: Rusty Candleholder

Love, love, love the piece, Andrea. And love the clock accents. Great reuse!

Lani

Re: Curb Find

What a great save and an amazing redo!

Lani

Re: work shop sutters

Nice reuse!

Lani

Re: birdfeeder

Very creative!

Lani

Re: MOSAIC JUNK PATH AND KOI POND

Oh, so jealous. A waterfall and a koi pond? Only in my dreams. Lucky you!

Lani

Re: Trunk Find Make Over !!!!????

What a wonderful find. Glad you were able to discover it's origin. Makes it even more special.

Lani

Re: Billy Jo's "Do Over Deco" Part 3

Love the tall door cupboard...and I certainly know what you mean about getting the car in the garage for the winter. I've told my hubby to resign himself to the fact it just ain't gonna happen with my vehicle! Haha!

Lani

Re: Rusted birdcage to be made into a ......

Unfortunately, I love rust so I don't usually remove it. In fact I even know something you can use to cause rust, but not remove it. Good luck...looks like a cool piece!

Lani

Re: I'm Really Into Heavy Metal!

Laurel, you're on! Would sound like a fun day! Vanessa, I was able to recently go an auction with items from an old warehouse. They had amazing things! Right up my alley. Was a junkers dream. Thanks everyone else for all the great comments. Actually the piece itself was a steal for what I paid for it! I would have thought to have paid a lot more for it. Good thing it is heavy, to heavy to steal. Haha.

Lani

Re: Vintage Kitchen Pantry

Wowzers, Jim! You be the dream husband for a junker! I could just hear it, "Honey, could you please whip me up this little ole shelf?" "Poof". Done. LOL! Seriously, this piece is amazing! You'd never know it was a newly built piece. You've really blown us away on this one.

Lani

Re: Playing Outside...

Laurel, I'd love to see this in person! Perfect junk combinations...so inviting!

Lani

Re: Microphone Stand

I love this! I have a few old mics (my Dad was a radio annoucer) and though this is not an original, love it just the same! Perfect redo!

Lani

Re: This little light of mine...

Looks like a perfect junkers room! Perfect for the 4th of July. Fun!

Lani

Re: LeT ThErE Be A LiGhT!

Judi, you did an amazing job on this! It was a perfect marriage! You are such a "bright" and creative junker!

Lani

Re: FRIEND'S FIREPIT

Ooooh, I'd love to have this! Right up my "junk" alley!

Lani

Re: CAN I GET AN...I LOVE RUST!!!?

Perfect! Love it!

Lani

Re: It's About Time!

These look great! Love how they have that old look.

Lani

Re: Potting Bench

Love it! I have a special place for garden pieces/repurposing. I am also jealous you have your own welder! :)

Lani

Re: 5 drawer stand "Cherry Mash"

Great transformation. Amazing what a little paint and TLC will do!

Lani

Re: Fish or Cut Bait

Love how this turned out. You have to have a great vision to transform it. It must have been a marriage made in heaven, too, as everything seems to just fit together. Love it!

Lani

Re: Back to the Beach...

Hey, Kathy! I think there have been a few of us MIA. Just trying to get back into the swing of things. Sounds like a fun idea doing your own occasional sale! Best wishes and prayers. I love the beachy theme. I have a stash, but just haven't had the energy to bring it out this year. Fun post!

Lani

Re: Picket fence tablerunner idea

Welcome to JMS, Donna! We really are a family here and you certainly do fit right in! You have great style, love the look of this. I had something similar made from a shutter that someone put glass to. That would be another great option. Thanks for sharing with us!

Lani

Re: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall . . .

Thanks, ya'll, for all the comments! Just getting a chance to play catch up. I guess I'm not alone with my mirror facination. Nice to know!

Lani

Re: OLD METAL SIGN - NOW A CENTERPIECE

Andrea, love the post! Put together superbly! I'm sure the rest of the decor was fab for the grad party!

Lani

Re: Grrrr-ates!!!

Laurel, lots of great grates you got there, girl! I guess there are a few of us with "grate" obsessions!

Lani

Re: Country Junk Sale!

Ms. Susie Q, I think you may need a new 'puter! That darn "m" seems to be MIA! LOL! What a fabulous sale it was. Larry sure knows how to find the "junk"!

Lani

Re: AAJMS Puts Its Best Fashion Foot Forward

Amy, another post with your fabulous pictures! You certain have a gift with the camera! Ditto to what Gretchen said. Next time you need to be walking that cat walk, too, girlfriend!

Lani

Re: Great Load of Junk for our June Country Junk Sale!

I see a lot of things I like! Any early shopping??? Hehe. Looks great, Larry. I'm sure it'll be another fantastic sale!

Lani

Re: Behind the Scenes: AAJMS Fashion Show

Amy, you are the best of the best! Great pictures and the one of Rebekah, how cute can she be! It was a great event and everyone looked fab. Laurel, you can have a new nickname...aka Jill! LOL! Radiochick, this was an event that was held in Minneapolis the beginning of May. The fashion show by Anthropologie was just a small part of it. The website is www.aajms.com. Hoping to have another one in October if everything goes as planned. It is definitely worth the trip!

Lani

Re: The Junk Line Starts Here

Amy, I'm never sick of your photos! It was a great show. Can't wait for the next one!

Lani

Re: Is there a Doctor in the House???

JunqueMagnet, what a fun find! I've never seen dishes like that. I'm sooo jealous! OldCrow, never been called Dr. Strangelove.....yet, lol!! Jim, I knew the sign would be right up your alley.... it had Jim written all over it! Ha! Kathy, you are soooo clever. I like that title! Actually it fits Amy (Ms. Junkologie PhD herself) more, but I'll take it! Thanks again for all the great comments. I was a fun post to do!

Lani

Re: Nativity School Receives Funds from AAJMS Gala

Thanks, Alice...you're so sweet. Nothing like my JMS pals!

Lani

Re: Nativity School Receives Funds from AAJMS Gala

I have to say, they were thrilled to receive this donation. It will impact not only one child, but a few. And I was truly honored to be a part of this venture. It may have taken a lot of energy out of me, but in the long run was so well worth it. Good to be back and rested! I missed my JUNKMARKET friends!

Lani

Re: A Smooth Place To Hang Your Hat

Georgia, great repurpose, girlfriend! Would of thunk you could make something so cool out of these. Wayda go!

Lani

Re: Farm Fresh Fruit Bowl

I love these pieces . . . simple is good!

Lani

Re: Check Out My Junk...from the "Junk Swap"

Jim, these were perfect for you, just glad you decided not to try them out! We like you too much! I saw a pare once at a flea market. Guess I should have bought them, hah? Great repurpose!

Lani

Re: From Springs to Sprigs . . . Easter Accents as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Mary, you made me think . . . I wonder if my hubby would miss his off his '55 Chevy???? Hahahahaha. May not a good idea . . . Cynthia, where you been girlfriend? Been missing you! Lezlee, the beekers would be perfect for a Science Teacher. Love that idea! Noreen, you coming to Mpls? Would sure be fun to see you again!!!! Thanks y'all!

Lani

Re: From Springs to Sprigs . . . Easter Accents as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Thanks so much for all your comments and Happy Easter. Laurel, I didn't even know it was a car spring, but my car fanatic hubby was sure to point that out to me! Rachel, I guess I not the only one getting my Junk Swap goodies out. I've been way too busy, and so I'm very, very bad. I better make my junk is very, very, very good. So sorry, Angie!

Lani

Re: Guess what? We're on Facebook!

This is gonna be a great way to communicate with other JMS members. Have a friend you met here? See if they're on the JMS facebook site. This is gonna be fun!

Re: introduction and first time post!

Welcome to JMS! Have fun with your treasures!

Lani

Re: Step Ladder Wine Rack

Love those old wooden step ladders. Great use for it, Becs, and love the numbers!

Lani

Re: I need help with this one!

Could it be used to make a woven rug? Not sure if the material would be heavy enough to withstand the wear. Or it would be great for use in making belts with a fun buckle, or purse straps. Very fun find for sure!

Laniw

Re: Chicken Crate Shelves

Love the patina on the crates. Doesn't age just make everything look better? Well...maybe not everything. Age is starting to catch up with me (I'll be coming up on one of those "major" birthdays soon). Yikes!

Lani

Re: FROM DISASTER TO DREAM

Love it, Alice. Would look great about a bed :) It would be "sweet" dreams. Ha!

Lani

Re: Art + Architecture, JUNKMARKET Style

Yeah! This sale is going to be amazing and well worth the trip. Hope to see a bunch of JMS Members there!

Lani

Re: Junk on Parade Part 2

You got some great junk, MB! I actually have those scissors (PB clearance). Love the gear behind them, too!

Lani

Re: Late Bloomers...

Laurel, absolutely adorable! Love all the different ways you displayed them. Cute, cute, cute!

Lani

Re: A Fun Day of Junkin'

Sounds fun finds for sure!

Lani

Re: For the Love of White Junk

Oh, I love white junk!

Lani

Re: Scrapyard lamp

Marie! What a deal you found! You did an amazing job on it. I'm sure your just tickled . . .

Cheers!

Lani

Re: To DYE for!

Great job, Alice. Very fun and whimsical. Looks like right up Jim's alley. A simple graphic maybe on the shade with just the name might be cool. Make sure you show us!

Lani

Re: My Funky Chairs

Amazing how you can transform a $5 chair! Love the dining room set. And I think $200 was a steal. Great job!

Lani

Re: "BABY ROOM JUNK"

Janis, you have such a way of making everything look beautiful!

Lani

Re: From Fireplace to Mantle!

Thanks, y'all! Hey, Jim, you probably do still need those log rests. I think the East Coast has had quite the winter, and you'll need that fire burning! And Kathy, I think this is the only heavy metal I'm into. LOL! Fleurflea, I like the French's name for these--andiers sounds so much better! Thanks again for all the kind comments. Loved how simple this project was!

Lani

Re: Art & Architecture, JUNKMARKET Style

Yahoo! It will be a great event. Ninnarae, you are lucky, but it'll definitely be worth the drive for those who don't. Can't wait!

Lani

Re: If JMS Jumped off a Bridge .....

Girl, you got some good junk there! Lucky you!

Lani

Re: OXO ... Hugs n Kisses

Such cool items. The OXO tins are wowzers!

Lani

Re: Must be L-O-V-E!

Geo, that's what I was thinking they were (and not a bad idea, too). I guess L-O-V-E is in the air!

Lani

Re: ~Be My Valentine~

Jim, I think you're starting to get your own fan club! And how many valentines have you gotten in return I wonder??? Hmmmm? Another amazing project my friend! You really rocked it!

Lani

Re: "Shift Key" Necklace

Another great piece, Gretchen! Loved this one!

Lani

Re: ~My Sweetheart~

Oh, my Jimbo! You've really out done yourself this time. My Dad is a Coke collector and my hubby has started to become one, too, and they would love this! Don't think I can hack up hubby's Coke cooler without him noticing though. I may get in trouble! Thanks for the post!

Lani

Re: "Springing" for the Wine...

Great post, Laurel. Another fab reuse for those bed springs! Very creative and very pretty.

Lani

Re: Putting a Little Light on the Subject!

Again, thanks, y'all, for all the great comments. It kind of came together by accident, and I liked how it turned out. But then again, sometimes things are better when they happen by accident :) As to selling it, AlteredSoul, it actually had been for sale. But now that I have it up, I may just have to keep it. It would probably be hard to ship it anyway, unless your a local Minnesotan? I may then just change my mind. LOL!

Lani

Re: Junky Love

You've got some great junk pieces. And what a fun month for you!

Lani

Re: It's "Wheely" a clock!

Beautiful job, Marie. What a cool piece!

Lani

Re: Shake Up Your Valentine!

Now you know I like this, Ms. Sue! B&W, my favorite color combo! And how you can pull these things out of your basement? Let's have a JMS treasure hunt at your house...lol! As always, amazing.

Lani

Re: "Bird of Nature" Necklace

Someone was way to quick and snatched this one up on me! It's stunning, Gretchen. You make such beautiful things. Amazing work.

Lani

Re: Zero to Toasty in 30 Seconds or Less

Yeah, Amy! Love your simple, yet satisfying, project! Ha! You rocked this one. And you're funny to boot. I love your hubbies lamp, too. Way to go!

Lani

Re: Coasters made from ceramic tiles

Very cute. You did a great job on these. They'd make perfect gifts!

Lani

Re: It's a Sun Kraft!

Jenny, what a great find! I might have kept it as it was. I need some rays about this time of year! Ha ha! Just kidding. Great redo!

Lani

Re: Flea-ing in the Sunshine State!

I'm sooooo jealous. I'm in need of a good flea market. Have fun and find great things!

Lani

Re: Old tiles

These are beautiful! Very well done!

Lani

Re: Putting a Little Light on the Subject!

Oops, sorry. I should have explained that more. It was a wood settee with just a cushion seat. I thought when I bought it, it could be repaired. My hubby just shook his head. Lucky I found something else to do with it :)

Lani

PS Thanks for your kind comments...the people on this site are the bestest!

Re: Transformation of 'The Ugliest Footstool Ever'

What a great transformation! Beautiful!

Lani

Re: Still Testing My Metal!

Noreen, you really are finding your nitch. You really have the industrial edge down! Great job!

Lani

Re: ~Concrete, Cloches & Candles~

Oooh, I love these! Great pieces!

Lani

Re: Whoa Junkie!

As Sue would say, "cool beans"!

Lani

Re: A Trip down Memory Lane- S & H Green Stamps Style

Why, do those bring back memories! I think the stamps would be great in those microscope slide jewelry. Great find!

Lani

Re: Barbed Wire Never Looked So Good

Jenny, what a great lamp. Very creative!

Lani

Re: Stained Glass Bike wheel spinner!

Marie, what an amazing piece of artwork! You hit this one out of the park--great job!

Lani

Re: The Key to my heart!

Marie, very cool piece. Love it!

Lani

Re: Let Me Introduce Some Very Talented Junker's in Training

I want to take Amy's class!! I'm sure she is the bestest teacher ever! You have room Amy? LOL! What a great thing you are doing. It's not only teaching kids not to be wasteful, but economical, too. Amy, you rock!

Lani

Re: I'm a NEW ORLEANS SAINTS FAN

Okay, I have to give you credit. Your "fan" is very creative and you did a great job! Your friends will love it and it'll be the talk of the get-together. Unfortunately I'm from Minnesota and a die hard Viking fan, so I'm in a state of morning. Don't think it'll be easy watching the SB. It was a hard loss :( Your fan should have been purple and gold with horns. LOL! Sure would have been fun to go to the SB with Brett. Here's to next year (probably without #4).

Lani

Re: Sign -Up Complete! See Sue's Comment Below for Next Steps

Grasshopper, all you need is a post office nearby to participate. We all live all over the country. We'd love you to join in on the fun with us!

Lani

Re: Sign -Up Complete! See Sue's Comment Below for Next Steps

You know I have lots of "JUNK" to share. Count me in!

Lani

Re: Mid Century Modern Shaw Walker Redo

Troy, your chair turned out fantastic! Love the look of it, vintage yet with a modern feel. Great job!

Lani

Re: WE LOVE THE SNOW - WINDOW WITH GRANDSON'S

How cute are they! And at least someone likes the snow! LOL!

Lani

Re: Dressed Bottle

Did someone say bling! Love it!

Lani

Re: Near and Dear to my Heart

Thanks for sharing this. I'm sure the sentimental value to you is priceless!

Lani

Re: leaded glass cross bottle topper

Love these and love how simple they are. Would love to see them up close!

Lani

Re: Festive Be Mine Valentine Scrabble Tiles

Cute!

Lani

Re: Funky Side Table

Great idea of marrying the two. Someone's going to be very lucky to get this. Love the look!

Lani

Re: Practical-ly Pretty...

Laurel, that's my New Year's resolution!!! Cleaning out cupboards, closets, and drawers (along with basements and garages). Now you've given me even more incentive. Looks great!

Lani

Re: Stop the Draft!

Nothing much left to say, Jimbo! You are a one of a kind junk artist. Amazing!

Lani

Re: Throwback to my Youth - Take a little trip with me

Wowzer, how great was that! Very creative of your Dad and I bet you were the envy of all your friends. What a wonderful memory!

Lani

Re: Yes, It Spins Too!

This spinner is a real winner, Jenny! Or is it a spinner, spinner, chicken dinner? Either way it's way cool! Love how it seems to just fit together. You have the coolest stuff (I guess it's you and Geo). Thanks for the great post!

Lani

Re: Trash to Treasure Clock Tutorial

You know that's why we're all here! To get ideas, take what someone's done, tweak it a little and make it our own. And that's what makes JMS what it is! I had blank clock shell and didn't ever figure out what to do with it, so I gave it away. Dahhh, how dumb was I? But that was way before JMS. Wish I would have had this back then. Thanks, Gretchen for the great post!

Lani

Re: Well Worn, But Well Loved . . .

dresdenjunkshun, I have to tell you a secret. I'm guarding it for a friend. LOL! She has gone modern in her decor, so I'm watching over it. Haha. I've been sworn not to ever get rid of it, or I have to give it back. But I may never, ever give it back :) I think Sue actually has a ball just like it. It's part of her round collection. I'd love to see yours, and your collection. You'll have to share it on JMS!

Lani

Re: Well Worn, But Well Loved . . .

Thanks y'all for the great comments. In this economy, finding something affordable is a must. And most of these pieces were picked up for well under $20. And like said, it makes you wonder more about who owned it previously. Janis, we definitely have got to get you started on some ironstone. Can't believe there isn't any where you are. I have almost way too much. I might have to send you a piece or two :)

Lani

Re: A Very Shabby to Chic Rocking Chair

Wonderful transformation. Welcome to JMS!

Lani

Re: Kitchen Cabinets

Great job on the cabinets. What a transformation! I actually have black granite, and though it might be a little high maintenance, I love it and love look. Have you ever heard of granite transformations? They actually are granite they do over your existing counter-tops. I thought they sounded interesting. There is also a product called Cambria, which is suppose to be close to granite. I'd check 'em all out and see which wears the best, and which look you like the best. Be sure to show us after pics!

Lani

Re: chippy white and wonderful hutch

Melissa, you did an amazing job on this piece. The match is, well a match made in heaven! You'd think it had always been together. Great job!

Lani

Re: Rusty Chick Protector Still Works

What a Mom! Love this piece. It's like a rusty cloche. It could be used in a ton of places for a ton of things. But it's perfect on top of your urn. Way to go Mom!

Lani

Re: A Simple Monday Floral Arrangement

Hey, you could bring this with you on trips now, so you don't have to use the toilet to keep your florals fresh. LOL! Actually I love luggage, and what a great, unique way to use it. This is way cool piece!

Lani

Re: Vintage Look Candle Hurricane Shades

Love this idea. Welcome to JMS. So glad you shared this with us. Classy, yet simple.

Lani

Re: Photo Finish

Well I see you figured out Picasa! Way to go. Love this project. It's a very cool piece to start with. And the beauty in the picture is the icing on the cake. Your Mom will love it! As to E going to college, you will now have to expand your computer skills and learn Skype. Come on, I know you can do it! Ha!

Lani

Re: Cupboard From Crate Wood

Okay, I have to repeat everyone else. WOW, WOW, WOW! Can hardly believe that came from scrap wood. Amazing job! Is that gonna be for sale at your spring sale? It will be snatched up in a minute I'm sure!

Lani

Re: Cloche...Rusty Style

Nothing better than something rusty from Rusty Diva! The thing I like about junk? There are so many and different uses is for them. I'm with Sue on the buckles. Very fun!

Lani

Re: Go Blue - Michigan Football License Plate Art

Great job, again! Do any plates come in purple? Go Vikings! LOL!

Lani

Re: VINTAGE FISH TANK

Janis, you know I have my share and love of fish tanks, but this is over the top beautiful. Awesome!

Lani

Re: What's Under That Glass Dome?

Wow! Love these, they are amazing! Wish they were mine :(

Lani

Re: Would Thomas Edison be Proud?

MB, TE would be very proud! You did an awesome job on this. I'm very impressed! Way to go!

Lani

Re: Testing my metal. aka Testing my mettle!

Ooooh, Midge. I LOVE your table!! Where do you live again? Ha! Okay, I promise. I won't come in the middle of the night and steal it. Though I may want to! The glass was the perfect choice. You did a great job. And don't short change yourself, you do deserve a medal!

Lani

Re: Art Fun With Vintage Linoleum Cutters

Very creative. They make perfect pieces of art!

Lani

Re: Photo "Opp"...

Laurel, welcome, welcome, welcome! It's great to have you on board. You are one creative girl, and a great addition! I've seen these printers boxes and never really known quite what to do with them. You've really classed them up. Looks great!

Lani

Re: Photo Tin

Cute idea, and cute kids!

Lani

Re: Some more clock projects

Love these, and what a great repurpose! Your painting on these is perfecto. Glad you posted them. They're way cool!

Lani

Re: Music to My Bar

Looks like a great way to entertain ... drinks and music. All you need now is the food!

Lani

Re: Shutter Hall Tree

Teresa, good to see you on here and posting! What a great way to reuse something that may have ended in the trash. Great job and thanks for sharing it. Welcome to JMS!

Lani

Re: Foiled and ready to shine.

Oh, I love aquariums. Such a great way to display your treasures! Thanks for sharing, Alice!

Lani

Re: junk love bingo board

Great way to spread the "junk love"!

Lani

Re: everything's coming up angels...

Very sweet and I love all the crystal. It's perfect for an angel. And the door knob, good choice for her head! Great job!

Lani

Re: This shelf is "wired"!

I love those wire baskets. And a buck? What a steal!

Lani

Re: Sweet Clipboard!

Very sweet!

Lani

Re: Hall tree from parts

What a beautiful job you did on this! Looks like they were all made to fit together!

Lani

Re: Benchs from headboard

Great job on these! And glad they didn't end in the trash :).

Lani

Re: Drawer-A-Holic

Okay, I think there are a lot of us "stuff-aholics" around here! I think JMS is is our support group! LOL! And haven't we all almost caused an accident or two to hit a garage sale? Love the drawer, it has such great chippy paint and amazing color. The jars go perfect with it.

Lani

Re: CafeTable ala Vintage Galvanized Door

Ditto, ditto, ditto! Way cool table!

Lani

Re: You Need a Little Copper in Your Diet

Jimbo, I have to get my two cents in here (though you have already had an impressive showing of comments)! This table is a most awesome piece! Wish you could only make me one! It's a truly first class piece of "junk", and I definitely mean that in a good way!

Lani

Re: High Fashion Junk

Very, very cool stuff! My husband has a salon and would love to incorporate more junk into it. It can still be high fashion and stylish, yet recycled. Thanks for some inspiration. Way to go!

Lani

Re: Storage Solutions

Very cool pieces. Love all the graphics on them!

Lani

Re: From Church Chair to Bedside Table

Great find and repurpose!

Lani

Re: Garden Fencing Bedrail

I think that was the bed we had growing up. Wasn't nearly as chic. Great redo and I love the addition of the fencing. Lucky little girl!

Lani

Re: Piano bench-turned child creative center

Cute, cute, cute. Love that it's a chalkboard, too!

Lani

Re: Round Top Junk

Great stuff you got there! Love Marburger. My favorite may be the lamp, but wait, the fireplace, no, maybe the cabinet. Oh, heck. Love it all!

Lani

Re: Life is Like Laundry.....Loads of Fun!

The old guy looks pretty good for 100! Wowzer. Hope I look that good. Ha! Great save!

Lani

Re: more burn rescue

Alice, way cool architectural piece! Love it. What a great find!

Lani

Re: "Second Cup is on the House" -CoffeeTime Lamp

Great theme on this lamp. Mmmmmm good!

Lani

Re: Valentine Window

I haven't even taken my Christmas trees down, and your already thinking of Valentines Day. Ha! Love the chippiness of the window.

Lani

Re: Beverage bar....junk style!

Cassie, you are the clever one, aren't you! To think of using a headboard for a table top is ingenious! Love how this turned out. Way to go!

Lani

Re: "Eye-Full Tower" Lamp- CoffeeTime Lamps

Oh, la, la! Fabulouso!

Lani

Re: The Holly and the...

Coolio! Love the octopus trap. Even better now that I know what it is! And I always thought the french fry slicers looked like a sleigh. Great vignette!

Lani

Re: A Shutter of Excitement....Christmas Day is Almost Here!

Jennifer, love old shutters! They make great artwork. Thanks for sharing yours! Merry Christmas!

Lani

Re: The BEST Reason to Celebrate!

What wonderful news! I'm sure you are very thankful for 2009. you should be celebrating! And what a perfect use for the hat. Cheers!

Lani

Re: Old Letters & Glitter

Amber, love these! Love everything on your mantle, "too". The gears are great, and love the huge chain! Thanks, girl!

Lani

Re: Christmas Vacation...tree

Jimbo, well you've done it again. Another stunning post! Love everything about it, especially the insulator on the tree all lit up! And that ol' Santa sure does get around, too, now doesn't he! LOL! Lucky he was generous enough to give you them. And I think the old pedal car is perfect in it's worn-out shape. The rustier the better I always say. Just make sure you watch what you say in it. Never know if Santa (or Gail Marie's mom) is watching . . . hehe. Merry Christmas!

Lani

Re: I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas....

I love pink! I use to have almost everything pink, if you can believe that. And every girl has to have her space now! Love how you put all the jewelry on the tree, too. Thanks girl for all your great posts. Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Lani

Re: SILVER PLATE PROJECT

Janis, your wonderful posts have really have made me look at silver in a whole new light, and vinyl lettering. My son even called me one day from school in Fargo. He was at Hobby Lobby and wandered if I wanted some vinyl lettering that was half off. He's even catching on! Great job, girlfriend. And thanks for a wonderful year of inspiration! Here's to another in 2010!

Lani

Re: Announcing "The Best of 2009". With Christmas Quickies...Instead of Cookies

Susie Q, thank you for such an amazing site. Countless of us not only have gotten to enjoy seeing all your talent displayed in your fabulous projects, but have also been able to release some of our own creativity by stepping out of our comfort zone and posting projects. Thanks for the inspiration! This past year has been a joy to be involved in JMS. Here's to many, many more!

Lani

Re: VINTAGE TROPHY CUPS

Janis, you are the queen of bling! Love these! And the bleached bottle brush trees look great in them! Oh la la! Magnifique!

Lani

Re: "Emerging from the JunkYard" and Designing for a Cause

I had the privilege and honor to revisit Marybeth's projects and choose her best of 2009. That was not an easy task! She does such an amazing job in upcycling from used pieces. In this post, I Love how MB took pieces that were obviously destined for the junkyard and transformed them into something chic! Her booth was both very glam and junk-creative! She did an amazing job with the pieces she was able to salvage from the Habitat store. She definitely deserves recognition on this project. Way to go MB!

Re: It's "time" for spring...and cloches!

For my favorite Member Post of 2009, my logical choice has got to be a post on cloches, now doesn't it. It was a hard pick, though. There were so many amazing projects and creative members out there. But Andrea, you have hit the nail on the head in all your junk oriented vignettes using the beauty of glass cloches. Love how you displayed them! And my favorite has to be the rusting floor lamp base! Can't get any better than rust and cloches. You rocked this one, girl!

Lani

Re: Deck the doors!

Ooooh, what a great door! Jealous!!! And I love how you etched the window. Coolio!

Lani

Re: My Chest is a Basket Case!

Beautiful transformation!

Lani

Re: Let's Dish Some More

Wonderful transformation.

Lani

Re: A "Light Bulb" Moment...

Laurel, this is way cool! Great display and oh so welcoming. You rocked it, girl!

Lani

Re: Simple Christmas Basket

Love how you used fresh things for your display! Great job and so glad to see you posting. Welcome!

Lani

Re: Merry Christmas!

Love ornaments in glass jars and vases. Everything looks great!

Lani

Re: A Diva Christmas

What a fun place to work in Kendra. Helps doesn't it? And the man in pink, he really is a find. I love pink, too, and use to have a retro pink kitchen. My style has changed a bit, but I still love that pink! Way to go!

Lani

Re: Knock Knock Who's There...Santa

Great idea to have door knobs on a door wreath! I love door knobs, too (I collect them) and this is perfect! Great job!

Lani

Re: Deck the tree with junky stuff. . .

Love your junky tree, Cathie! You done good, girl! I love all the elements in it! And I'd love to see the whole tree, too! Just add another picture to this post if you can. Also, I used door knobs last year, and with a little wire they stay in place. Thanks for sharing this and Merry Christmas!

Lani

Re: Winter Garden

Beautiful! Love snow on the junk . . . we just got our snow, finally!

Lani

Re: It's Getting Frosty Outside

I love a guy that can create a tablescape with candlelight :) Hubby, take note! LOL! But I have to agree with everyone else. Those skates are amazing and perfect for candles. You done good, Jim!

Lani

Re: encyclopedias

First, gailmarie, you always make me laugh!!!! Okay, bluebucket, what a great post. I see these at sales, and always pass them up. Never thought about using the pages in projects! As Sue said, cool beans!!

Lani

Re: Roll Tide!

Someone is getting a great piece of art! Fun!

Lani

Re: Add a little Jingle to your Christmas!

Andrea, okay, I love the grate, the trees, the cash register numbers, the trough, the door . . . oh heck, I just love it all!

Lani

Re: TOOOOOOOOOOO MANY CLOCHES!!!!!

If you ask me, you can never have too many cloches! LOL! I think they look great with all the houses under them, Alice! Very festive!

Lani

Re: Tis' the Season to be "JUNKY" Fa La La La La.......

Love the tree in the sled! Dana, looks like a great vintage Christmas display!

Lani

Re: Fun Christmas Display

Rachel, I think your sock monkey is a hit! He's very cute. Hope all is well and you have a great holiday season and sell lots!

Lani

Re: junker's wreath

Love the architectural pieces! True junker's wreath!

Lani

Re: Christmas entry

Love the skates and the sheet music! It's a great look, and it looks like you're all set for Christmas at your house! Fun!

Lani

Re: Christmas on the front porch

Wow! I saw the picture and thought, what a beautiful porch, and then I read your comments. I am so honored for the mention. You did an amazing job. I'd love to see more pictures and close-ups. What kinds of green did you use? Everything is beautiful! Thanks for posting!

Lani

Re: Sanctuary ~ Doors to Headboard

Great job on the headboard! Nicely done!

Lani

Re: Potty Talk...

Hahahahahahahahaha! Very, very clever, Laurel. Gailmarie, just for future reference, TMI stands for "too much information". Ha! Okay, I'm still laughing. This IS "stinking" cute!

Lani

Re: Spiced up for the holidays

Love these. There are so many things you can do with them. Thanks for posting yours!

Lani

Re: a rescued tinsel tree with a new hair cut

After reading Sue's comment, I had to take a better look at your profile picture. Way too funny!! And great job on your tree. Definitely a labor of love. I had a tinsel tree growing up. And used it the first few years of our marriage. Then I gave it to my sister and her hubby burned it :( Wish I would have snatched it up before then. Darn!!

Lani

Re: Birthday Bird Bath for my Mom

Beautiful job on these. What a nice daughter :)

Lani

Re: Jewel Chest

Beautiful piece. Glad you shared it!

Lani

Re: Faux fireplace to warm your holiday.

Missy, great fireplace. Your labor of love really paid off. I'm sure it looks stunning this Christmas in someones home. Thanks for posting it!

Lani

Re: Barbwire Christmas Tree

What a great hubby, thinking of you! Love the rustic with the crystals. Turned out super!

Lani

Re: Elmer's Glue

What an awesome find! I'm sure there are tons of things you could do with that piece. Super duper!

Lani

Re: A peek into our booth at the Scott Antique Market

Wow . . . wow! I'm sure those clocks made quite a presence! And that metal cabinet? Would love that! Glad you had a good show. Will have to definitely try to make it to one of them. Now relax and enjoy the holiday season!

Lani

Re: Ice Cream Freezer Makeover...

I'm with everyone else. Love that blue ice cream bucket! Great project.

Lani

Re: Another barrel of fun!

Very creative!

Lani

Re: Nifty and Thrifty!

Love a project done thriftilly. Is that a word? Ha! I guess I'll just invent it! LOL! And the brass has a great patina. Very festive!

Lani

Re: Charlie Brown ain't got nothin on me...

Looks great! Very festive, and what a great little helper :)

Lani

Re: Winter Centerpiece

Andrea, love, love, love this! Glad to see you Junk-Fest girls posting. Great ideas!

Lanni

Re: Bringing a Little Bit of the Farm to your Outdoors!

Thanks Gretchen for the plug! LOL! Can't believe I'm doing a tour again this year. Wow, it's a lot of work! Hey, Jim, if you take a trip out here, we'll have to take you to all the hot spots, and that goes for anyone else that ventures to the great state of Minn-e-sooo-ta! Ya sure you betcha! Thanks for all the great comments!

Lani

Re: Christmas with Georgia

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" at Georgia's! I'm trying to get into the spirit. Thanks for inspiring me! Hope all is well and you have a great Christmas season, Geo!

Lani

Re: Hostess Gifts with a Junk Twist

Okay, Ms. Amy, I know what I want for Christmas! LOL! Those bags are awesome! Love how you embellished them. And of courser your photography is fantabulous!

Lani

Re: There's No Place Like Home - For Thanksgiving!

Aaaaah . . . . this group is truly the bestest!!!!!

Lani

Re: Quiet Fireside Thanksgiving

Amy, looks like your Thanksgiving was a relaxing one, the way it should be. Here's wishing you a blessed holiday season. Hugs!

Lani

Re: Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is a Gigantic Pile of Junk

Jimbo, I know what I want for Christmas! Some of your junk! Ha! As always, amazing "junk"!

Lani

Re: Old Shutter Make-over

Don't you just love old shutters. So many fun things to do with them. Thanks for sharing your project!

Lani

Re: Happy Thanksgiving - Down Home Style

Marybeth, what a great post. Love how you shared different aspects of your day. And I would have loved to have some of that turkey. Mmmmm . . . I've never had it like that. Sounds good! And sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Take care and thanks for all you do!

Lani

Re: A bow you can easily zip together!

Noreen, these are so cool! Love what you did! Good to see you posting again! Hope all is well!

Re: OUTDOOR SIDE TABLE

Cute piece!

Lani

Re: Thirteen Colonies License Plate Map

Great job, great piece!

Lani

Re: JUNK Market Bag

Great bag! Love it! And what a cool manikan. You always have great things! Thanks for sharing them!

Lani

Re: Garage shelves made from old doors!

Wow! I'm so, so impressed! Did I say I was impressed? Wow! Amazing job! And so neat and organized. I guess I would have never noticed the dirty saw horses, I was too busy staring at your great shelf! Now I better get to work on my garage! Nothing, no where near as organized . . . .

Lani

Re: potting table changes seasons

Love the rack with the glasses! Looks like someone is already in the Christmas spirit! Happy Turkey Day!

Lani

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING...!

Jim, where in the world do you find all these cool things? I'm gonna have to go shopping at your house! LOL! Very cool pieces, with a very great message. Have a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thanks for all your amazing projects and your creativity. You are one talented guy! God bless!

Lani

Re: Table top re-finish

Great table re-do! Love that Pour On stuff. I'll have to definitely try that out! Thanks for the info, and for the posting!

Lani

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Gretchen, here's wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving, and a fun filled day! You are truly a loving, giving and wonderful friend. God bless!

Lani

Re: Happy Thanksgiving to All...The DRT Centerpiece

I'll swap my bank tubes for your Pilgrim shoes? Ha! Love them, and love how they were lovingly repaired. They used to do that kind of stuff didn't they? Your table looks very festive and I may have to have you set another spot for me? Oh wait, your serving tofu turkey, aren't ya? Seriously though, absolutely stunning!

Lani

Re: A Thanksgiving JUNKMARKET Style

I knew these were super cool when I spotted them. Little did I know they would end up being a supper cool project for your Thanksgiving festivities! LOL! Love what you did with 'em and I know they wouldn't have looked half as good if I would have done them. And isn't this the season to be generous! Happy Turkey day! Hmmmm . . . would love to be tasting your vegan tofu turkey! Ha!

Lani

Re: Setting the Thanksgiving Table

Ms. Susy Q, this is a great project in a pinch. I love the color of the copper with the color of the watch holder. And how simple (I LOVE simple). I heard a story once of a billionaire who would pick up a penny every time he saw one. When asked he said it was because each penny says in God we trust, and that it was a good reminder. I like that. And as old Abe Lincoln said, a penny saved is a penny earned. And on this project you probably saved a lot! LOL!

Lani

Re: So what do I do with a lot of "tiny" junk?? Maybe a collage or two!

Kathy, these are "sew" cute. Love the ironstone! Happy Turkey Day!

Lani

Re: An OLD Vanity makes a come-back!

Geo, love to see you posting! This piece looks great with your little re-do. Love the addition of the mirrored top. I'm sure it looks great in a bathroom and I LOVE the patina. Wowzers!

Lani

Re: Hey, Hey, Hey . . . It's a Holiday Hay Rack!

Frostyfrolk, I love old farm equipment, and in Minnesota it is plentiful. The rustier, the better! Sometimes I know what it is, sometimes, I don't, but no matter. If I like it, I'll buy it. I just purchased some grain shoots. I thought they were stove pipes and someone set me straight. I'll have to post a project on them, too.

The funny thing about this hay rack is I was out at an occasional sale this week and the original dealer ran into me. She saw it on JMS and said she had brought it back from Missouri I think. She sold it to the dealer I bought it from. We laughed. Things seem to get passed from dealer to dealer. I think I'll keep it for awhile, though. Ha!

Lani

Re: What's Behind Junk Drawer # 1

Okay, now I really wish I would have beaten you to those drawers! I should have pushed you out of the way (or tripped you) and snatched them right up! LOL! My bad! Love how these turned out. They were even cooler in person and they look fabulous with all the greens in them. The cracker drawer is my fav. Another great find!

Lani

Re: Stone Walkway Nearly Free

Great job on your garden path! I love the patterns you put into it. It is definitely a work of love. You can really tell you put your heart into it. You'll also have to check out the ones that Gretchen did. She posted hers awhile ago, so you probably never saw it. All you creative people! Now I have to find a supply to start my own. LOL!

Lani

Gretchen's Post http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/1264/granite-garden-paths

Re: A Junky Wedding Reception

Love how you incorporated the things you love at event with the one you love. You make a gorgeous bride, and what a cute little cow girl pictured with you! Congrats!

Lani

Re: Pennant Christmas Tree Skirt

What a great use of these great vintage penants! Love it! Looks like a real winner to me!

Lani

Re: Little Display Cabinet

I love cabinets made with old windows. You did a great job! The lantern in the corner looks pretty nifty, too!

Lani

Re: "The True Measure of Life..."

Jenny, I would think all your pieces would be flying out the door. This is such a great piece. You can tell you really think them out. Love to see you posting again, too. Very unique!

Lani

Re: There's No Place Like a Midwest Home Show!

Thanks everyone!! I can't take credit for it, besides the things I put in, but my friend Sue Wolfe is really the creative genius behind it. I wonder if I changed my name to Sue W, it would make me more creative? LOL! But as to Sherynk's question, you can go to www.destinationartmn.blogspot.com and e-mail Sue regarding the t-shirts. Tell her you saw them on JUNKMARKET Style. Her friend Mim actually made them for her. I think you'll have to keep an I on this Sue W, too. I think we'll be seeing more of her in the future ;)

Lani

Re: It's so "cloche'" to Cristmas time!!!!

Lezlee, great collection of cloches and I love the memory cloche. Very meaniful and I love that about it. As to your questions regarding your post not showing up, I suspect it was a glich in the system. We have problems every once and awhile. I'm not sure it can be fixed. Can you republish it? Thanks for all your posts!

Lani

Re: World's Largest Pincushion

What a cool piece! Love how you were able to transform it with just new feet and fringe!!

Lani

Re: Candle Light

Love how you used items you already had! They turned out great!

Lani

Re: Weight just a minute...there's junk in those paperweights!

Kathy, these are awesome!! Love all the clock parts :) And well you know how I feel about the #7 one. Way cool, girl! The best at your show. I know you'll do fab!

Lani

Re: Winter Green Fresh

The next time I'm going to throw a piece of furniture out, I think I'll deconstruct it first! These were so cool! Might have to borrow yours for the holidays :)

Lani

Re: To sleep or To read, that is the question?

Great job! Love how you turned it from drab to fab!

Lani

Re: In other words...

Lezlee, this was very creative. And how cool was it to find those cards at the Goodwill. I know they are very popular! And everything went together so perfectly. Bravo!

Lani

Re: Birds and Flowers License Plate Art

You are very talented! And this project was so thought out. You did a wonderful job!

Lani

Re: Hey, Hey, Hey . . . It's a Holiday Hay Rack!

Moosemaniac, I had to look up to see where you were from. Dang! Pennsylvania is just too far away . . . otherwise I'd take 'em all! And I'm sure shipping would be out of this world! Oh, well . . . :(

Lani

Re: Fire Truck?

Love it! This turned out great and all your hard work really paid off. Very creative!

Lani

Re: A Window and a Rug

Cute idea :)

Lani

Re: Feeling A Little Starry-Eyed

Midge, great to see you posting again. It's been too long! I have a thing for farm equipment, too! (Notice my most recent post--LOL). Love them as stars! Let us know of you do something else with them. Take care!

Lani

Re: A Rustic Collage

Ditto on all the welcomes! Love all the elements in this!

Lani

Re: Hey, Hey, Hey . . . It's a Holiday Hay Rack!

Hahahaha! Jim, knew you'd come up with that one! LOL!

Lani

Re: frame corner samples

Ditto on the welcome! There are a lot of creative minds on this site and I'm sure you'll get some great suggestions. I kind of see them as a work of art. Stacking them up like you show in the second picture on a piece of board, attaching them and then maybe painting them a solid color (or leaving them as they are). Then finishing it off with a frame. So they'd be a frame in a fame. Make sense? Good luck and make sure you show us a picture!!!

Lani

Re: Framing Up Vintage Bus Scrolls

Jenny, good to see you back! Love these pieces! I remember seeing them a while back. I'm sooo jealous! They are so cool!

Lani

Re: Time to clean out the basement for the Holidays

Robyn, vintage tree stands are a lot of fun. Love the smaller one with the insulator. It was perfect for a candle. Amy - ALVN - did a great post last year with a chrome one. Check it out, too! http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/3319/an-elegant-junky-holiday. Thanks for sharing with us!

Lani

Re: Door turned desk

Cassie, all you girls are such a creative team. You are just amazing. No wonder Junk-Fest is such a hit. You did an awesome job on this table. Love it! So glad you posted it on here. I want to see more! Keep the projects coming!

Lani

Re: Glass Terrarium

Great terrarium, Grasshopper. Your Mom done good! Beautiful!

Lani

Re: Winning with Winter White

Ah, shucks ;). Thanks y'all. I always appreciate your kind words! Rose's sale is really a great sale (and great deals). If any of you happen to come and I'm there, be sure to say hi! Maybe we can even do lunch :)

Lani

Re: rusty easel

Great repurpose!

Lani

Re: Chalkboard for Mom

Okay, I see Sue already stole what I was gonna say. Oh, shoot! It's just so darn cute, cute, cute!

Lani

Re: A teensy little shopping trip for my booth

Looks like you got quite the load! Great stuff!

Lani

Re: One chair found a home

What an adorable little chair! And what a steal!

Lani

Re: Has anyone seen the dictionaries?

Looks like you've got the word creativity written all over that cabinet! Great job!

Lani

Re: Hollydaze make me smile!

Looks like you're starting to get into the spirit of the season :)

Lani

Re: One of my favorites!

What a great cabinet. Amazing how paint refreshes a tired piece of furniture. Great job!

Lani

Re: Occasional Shop SOS!

I'd love to help you!! Why don't you e-mail me and I can get you some info. I'm in two occasional sales currently, and have been in two other ones so I have a little knowledge :) My e-mail is Lani4157@aol.com. Wishing you the best in your new venture!!!

Lani

Re: My Holiday Projects

Gretchen, everything looks great. Going in there today to work on things so it's all set for tomorrow. Christmas is in full swing!

Lani

Re: Love of old silver

Ditto on all the comments. Love, love, love the trophy pieces. Would love to have a few myself. Great post.

Lani

Re: Sit and Stay

Great redo, MB. And I love the typewriter!

Lani

Re: A "washed up" mop bucket? Nope!

Andrea, wowzers! Love this one, for sure! Love all your embellishments. Ya, sure you betcha!

Lani

Re: Sweet Junk at The BitterSweet Cabin

Kathy, looks like a great place to shop! You are definately the JMS roving reporter! Great post!

Lani

Re: RING aROUND the Rosie!

Kathy, I think I'm starting to like all those "OOOOO's", too! Some great pieces!

Lani

Re: Paris Themed Necklace

I am the lucky one. I saw this while it was in it's beginning stages and knew it would turn out fab! Actually all Gretchen's creations are fab!

Lani

Re: Dick and Jane Vintage Reader Gift Tags

These are so so cute!!!!

Lani

Re: Old Spindle Repurpose Project "Whimsical Feather Christmas Trees"

Your trees are way fun! Very whimsical!

Lani

Re: ~JUNKIES~ Booth from sketch to finish.

What a great way to set up your booth. Looks like it was a fun sale!

Lani

Re: A little Christmas in "The Barn"

Looks like you'll have a great sale. Everything looks so festive. Love the tree in the pitcher! Best of luck on a very successful sale!

Lani

Re: Stirrup Photo Frame

Cute, cute!

Lani

Re: Fall Back Decor

Looks great, MB! I'm jealous about your "warmer" weather, too. We've already had snow here :( Love your "Yankee Girl" box. That was a great find! And I'm with you on the Yankee BB team. Go Phillies! Hope they can pull it off!

Lani

Re: Fall-ing for Junk...

Laurel, looks like a mighty fine fall display! Your mums actually look a ton better than mine :( That cold spell really did them in. I especially love the bike basket with your house number. Fab job!

Lani

Re: Second Hand Rose Occasional Sale

Thanks, Sue for all your help and for posting this. Rose's place is top notch, and has always been a favorite of mine. So thrilled to finally be a part of it. This is an amazingly talented group of people. I think it is a must visit place. You'll find people coming from all over, from Texas to Wisconsin. Hope to see you there!

Lani

Re: 3 Old Chairs = 1 ReNEWed Bench

Judi, you did an AMAZING job on this bench! Your detail is perfect and your pictures are stunning! Actually this bench was originally done in the first JUNKMARKET style book by Sue and Ki on page 148-149. I only wish Country Living would credit them for their idea (and actually I think yours is better than the CL bench as you notched out the legs). Again, great job!

Lani

Re: "Emerging from the JunkYard" and Designing for a Cause

Way to go, MB! You space looks amazing . . . you done real good, girl! I am very impressed and not one bit surprised you got the "Judges Choice" award. I even did a mention of it on my blog. You rocked it!

Lani

Re: Another Crazy Lamp

Amy, I'm definitely gettin' your drift. That Jim is quite a wild n crazy guy! And what a lamp you've created Jim. Only you can make a rusty paint brush cool! LOL! Actually I really like every aspect of this. Wowzers!

Lani

Re: Hem Marker Memo Holder

I'm lovin' seeing all the uses for these. I've never known what to do with them. Great idea!

Lani

Re: back porch halloween

Okay, I'm ditto-ing Alice and Gailmarie! The rusty scale is soooo cool!

Lani

Re: Steel Spring Table

I am lovin' this piece!!! How cool is that! Definitely a conversation piece. Glad to see you posting again!

Lani

Re: Ta Da!

Great transformation!!!

Lani

Re: In love with old metal

Wendy, don't think you'd be a junker if you didn't like metal and rust ;) Looks like you're having fun with it! Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Junkin' Punkin" at the Library

What a little cutie pie!

Lani

Re: A Rusty Repurpose

Andrea, I thought this piece looked familiar. Don't know which place I saw it at, but love what you did with it!!! Would be a favorite of mine. Love how you're using power tools, too! Haven't tried a reciprocating saw yet. Might be a little hesitant on that one. You go, girl!

Re: Halloween tree

Looks like you are set for all those little trick or treaters! Welcome to JMS, and thanks for posting!

Lani

Re: Texas Hoarders Estate Junk Sale

Troy, looks like my kind of a sale. And it looks like you have a wide range of items! Something for everyone! Hint on postings, just show your blog address on the portion where it says pattern or design used (you actually did, but some might not know to click on it unless it shows an address). That way, your staying within the rules (I think). Hope you have a great sale!!!

Lani

Re: A Chippy Welcome...

Laurel, I recognized this piece right away! I was drawn to it when I saw it, and what a fun way to repurpose it! You done good!

Lani

Re: Trick or Treat...Mwah ah ah!!

Sue, you had way too much fun on this one!!! You could have fooled me you didn't like Halloween! Wowzers, girl!

Lani

Re: A Junker's Collection - Part One

Looks like some of my favorite things. I must be a round kind of gal, too! I feel like that's the way my body's going, too. Ooops. TMI! LOL!

Lani

Re: A Junker's Collection - Part Two

You find the coolest things, Sue. Love the round light cover. I love round glass, crystal things. Not that I seem to find a ton of them. Wonder what that means??? Hmmmmm . . . I think Amy should do a post on her findings :)

Lani

Re: West End Architectural Salvage

Love, love, love this place! And Don is a hoot and a half! It is a definite must place to visit if you are in Des Moines. Let him know your a JUNKMARKET member and I'm sure he'll give you special treatment. Wish I was finishing off my basement. You'd find lots of cool counters for a bar, amongst a lot of other cool things. Wish this place was just closer to me :(

Lani

Re: October Floral of the Month

My, my Ms. Sue! This gal, she's mighty perdy! All dolled up for a Halloween weddin'. I'd love to see her groom. I'm liken the idea of you being a wedding consultant for a Junk Wedding. You could start a new trend. Ha ha! I'm really liken her collar. Great fun post!

Lani

Re: Garage Sale Yard Fun

It's a "happy fall" display! Great junk elements!

Lani

Re: 8 Pew Country Church Birdhouse "For Birds of Pray"

Great job on the birdhouse, Kurtiss! I love ones made from old elements. Much more interesting and unique! Ditto to Alice's comment on the design of it. Way to go!

Lani

Re: Junky Tablescape

Andrea, this looks amazing! All the elements I crave! Silver, ironstone, rust, metal and numbers! Along with some cool florals to soften up the setting. Great pictures, too. Way cool

Lani

Re: Vintage Rotary Phone Clock

Very, very cool. You did an amazing job on it, and I think I would like your version better than the original. It's something I think fits with all different tastes in decor. And definitely out of the box. Great post!

Lani

Re: Crazy JUNK PUMPKINS

Rachel, cute little "junk" pumpkins. How fun!

Lani

Re: To Read or Not to Read?

Cute, cute, cute!

Lani

Re: Thanks!

Thanks for a great sale! I will be there in the Spring and anxious for it. I did a little post on my blog, too, about it so check it out. We will keep your son in our prayers, along with the other servicemen. Glad to know he is safe.
Take care.

Lani

Re: Industrial goes Glam

MB, love this industrial look. And simple to boot!

Lani

Re: Garden Arbor Creation

Gretchen, great project. The before and after are amazing. Hard to believe it was even the same piece. Wow! (Had to add mine, too)!

Lani

Re: I Had a "LIGHT BULB" Moment

Geo, what awesome pieces you found! Love booth of them. Rust and glass, nothing better than that! I can see you jumping up and down when you found them. LOL! There are so many things you could do with them. Great find, girl!

Lani

Re: Trick or Treat

Jim, this looks like a Simple Monday Project! It's fun to see you doing something without a lot of work (though I LOVE all your projects). And to think those letters were just sitting in the attic! They're very cool. Can we all come to your house for Trick or Treating??? LOL!!!!

Lani

Re: Wooden Number Tags

Bluejean, if you know me from this site, I love black and white and I love numbers! This is my kind of project. Great job!!!

Lani

Re: Pack it in!

MB, great little sidetable. Always a benefit to have extra storage when you're a junker, too. We just have a lot of stuff now, don't we!

Lani

Re: Ready for 3rd Gear?

Wow, Amy! I never looked at it closely when I saw it. Love, love, love the gears. Your hubby did an amazing job. I'll have to keep my eye out for more of those hurricanes. Maybe he can make me one :)

Lani

Re: A pair of buttoned up lamps

Very cute! Love the whimsical factor of this!

Lani

Re: All Dressered in Black

The poor little dresser did look a little tired! You did a great job reviving it! Glad you figured out how to post. Welcome!

Lani

Re: Fall Decorations

Wow, just $3??? Great find!

Lani

Re: Darling Dresser Cracks Me Up!!!

Wonderful transformation!

Lani

Re: 1950's Schooldesk

Cute, cute, cute!

Lani

Re: I love a collage

Andrea, love what you did with these pieces. Looks like a lot of work but well worth it. I'm not surprised they both sold! Very cool!

Lani

Re: i'll never do this again:)!

Love your skirt and so glad you persevered! It turned out a beautiful and love the detail you added with the flower. Somethings are definitely worth the effort!

Lani

Re: FINALLY!! Organized - sort of...

Marie, those lockers are way too cool. What a score! And a Murphy bed? Where did you find one of those? Lucky, lucky you! Great craft room!

Lani

Re: Edible Centerpiece

Sue, you have a good eye. Lesson learned, check prices when you see something cool and don't just assume it will be expensive. You maybe surprised at what you find! It really is a cool piece, and works great as a centerpiece. Thankfully, the snow is melting here in good ole MN, and we're suppose to have 60's by this weekend. Yippy for Indian summer!

Lani

Re: Happy Autumn

Jim, I love your little cart! I've always wanted on of those. Looks great with all your fall accessories! Wish it was still looking like fall here. Snow just kind of distracts from the fall feeling :( LOL!

Lani

Re: button necklace

Blue, great necklace! My Gramma loved buttons and collected them. Wish I had some to do this with. Great job and congrats on being featured!

Lani

Re: "A SCARY LITTLE JUNK SWAG"

Janis, darn, I just sold some of these! Never thought to do this with 'em. They would be beautiful done in a Christmas word, too!

Lani

Re: Junk on "Parade"

MB, ditto on all the comments. Love the paint effects on the dresser! Great job. I'm also with Jim and curious how the "juicer" works. If you figure it out, let us know! Vintage kitchen utensils can be the coolest things!

Lani

Re: my booth in warrenton, tx

Cool stuff! Wish I could have shopped it. I'm with Sue, have to make it there in the Spring! Hope you had a great show!

Lani

Re: Magnets from a vintage dictionary

I love these! Seriously, these are too cool! Great post, and thanks for sharing.

Lani

Re: RC Cola Cooler Turns Over a New Leaf

Georgia, what an amazing piece. Oh, I want it! Why is California so far from Minnesota? Can you ship it? LOL! Love what you did with it. I like Jim's idea , too. Ha! Anyone else up for a Potting Party?

Lani

Re: Climbing my Chippy Ladder to Success!

Ah, shucks! You make me blush. Thanks y'all. Love reading all your comments and so glad you like it! Not sure about my own show though, but thanks Lisa!. I think I'll stick to this for the time being. LOL! Lakelover69, good point. I did poly this piece to prevent the paint from chipping off, but if I had small kids, I'd probably have to keep it up so as not to have them chewing on it or picking off pieces that may fall off. It's always something to keep in mind when you are dealing with vintage items.

Lani

Re: Artful Rust

I'm with you. I would have shrieked, too! I love old tins and have a few hanging around! Great save and good eye!

Lani

Re: Dramatic Red Side Table

Cara, wow! You did an amazing job on this piece! Love the color, love the lady, very retro. Welcome to the site and glad you posted!

Lani

Re: My first antique mall booth!

Congrats, Anne . . . looking good! Wishing you much success!

Lani

Re: A great grate

Marie, what a cool piece. Right up my alley. Great find!

Lani

Re: Organ Pipe Photo Holders

Candy, man you were up early? Couldn't sleep? Ha ha! Actually this was a fun project to wake up to, Ms. Sue. Love the look of these. The wood is beautiful, and the letters are awesome. And who would have thunk of using tie clips? Love it!

Lani

Re: Springfield Extravaganza - some of our stuff...Part III

Kathy, we definitely need to do a members get-together in the spring, dontcha think? Great series of posts. Feels like we were almost there with ya! Love the paperweight, too! The buttons were a perfect fit for it. Thanks again!

Lani

Re: Gas Lamp to Candlestick: Quick, Easy and Pretty Too!

Gorgeous! Love all the bobbles you added to the shade. Beautiful job!

Lani

Re: Hemming-Way

Jim, I've always liked these, but never knew what to do with them. Of course you could find a use for them! Love 'em. Perfect!

Lani

Re: Warrenton, bay-bee!

I'm so jealous! I would love to have gone with my friend Amy (ALVN). Did you get to meet her at the Blogger Party? Good luck on your new booth and be sure to have fun!

Lani

Re: Springfield Extravaganza - Part II - so much to see and so little time!

Another great post from our roving reporter Kathy! Love your play by play! And I agree with Gailmarie, Bingo is a little scary. LOL! Love the door knobs (I actually have a collection of them, go figure). Looks like you had a great time!

Lani

Re: CandyLand 50th Anniversary Tin turned Tin Wall Clock

Great job on the clock, Ang. You did a super job on it. Isn't there tons of inspiration on this site! Such creative people. Thanks to all of them! Keep up the great work!

Lani

Re: De-Light-ful Serving Pieces...Inspired by Shabby Chick...

Lauren, looks like you had a beautiful tablescape for your party! I'm sure everyone loved it! Great job!

Lani

Re: Fall Apple Fest Centerpiece

Looks like your getting ready for fall! Beautiful!

Lani

Re: Miniature US License Plate Map by Design Turnpike

Another great piece!

Lani

Re: CHICCOTTAGEJUNK PROJECT

Girlfriend, you always seem to make something plain look "wow". Well you've definitely done it again. You go, Janis! Keep up the good work!

Lani

Re: "FALL"ing for the Springfield Extravaganza - Part I...

Great post, Kathy, as usual! Love your take on the Grizzly. Priceless! I can envision seeing him, wondering the sale, maybe shopping, finding a deal or two? Ha! Wish I could have been there, and I LOVED you flyer. Hope people take you up on it. Maybe we can have a JMS get-together next year. Count me in!

Lani

Re: Simply Said

MB, like I said in my early post, simple is good!! And Alice, I live your comment. Perfect for this! I've heard of those Cricuts, looks like I could have some fun with one of those. I have Cricut envy, too!

Lani

Re: Stamp Box

An original junker! Great find and glad you still had it!

Lani

Re: From the book JUNK BEAUTIFUL.....

You did a great job on this, Jen! I love the look of it. I might have to keep my eye out for some of these. So glad
Sue inspired you to create this. Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: My Simple Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday Project!

Thanks y'all! This project was fun, and it was very "easy breezy, lemon squeezy"! Haha! The chimney cap I actually had for sale (for cheap) at the Junk Bonanza and it didn't sell. What is wrong with people? LOL! I guess it just need a little more vignetting to bring out it's charm. I may have to just keep it now! Janis, would loved to have seen your centerpieces! My husband thinks the wheely thing actually held wire. Who knows, just love it how it is now!

Lani

Re: You Can't Take the Fancy Out of Fancy...

Looks great, Sue! I would have come up with the most common repurpose, a candle holder. Of course you think out of the box! I love that you painted it nickel, too. Gives it a little modern edge to it. You did super duper on another challenge!

Lani

Re: Reel-ly Fun New Plant Stand...

Laurel, your hubby's a welder? Nice to know (or did I already know that?) I'm so forgetful. Okay, now where was I? Ha ha! Oh, yeah...great job on this piece! Love how you married the two. How fun!

Lani

Re: Night-night Sugar...

This works perfect as a light, Marie. And how sweet (sugar). LOL!

Lani

Re: Feedsack Handbags

I've seen your bags at the Round Barn. They're very cool and you do an amazing job on them. Best wishes on your sales!

Lani

Re: Old Glory Miniature License Plate Art by Design Turnpike

Wow, looks like a painstaking project, but it turned great! Thanks for posting it!

Lani

Re: You don't need coasters for this table

Sure helps me get into a fall mood. Unfortunately it means winter is around the bend :( Love the little stool out of the grindstone. Very creative!

Lani

Re: Serving up a "light" snack - vintage junk-style!

Ahhh, Kathy, your pictures bring back such found memories! It was a great time, now wasn't it! And your light fixture serving dish certainly deserved an Junk Oscar. And I loved your acceptance speech. Bravo, bravo! I can still hear the roar of the crowd as they announced your name! LOL!

Lani

Re: Trundling Along

Geo, another great version of the baby bed frame. They're so versatile and have seen them done a few ways now on this site. I always love to see more. Way to go, girl!

Lani

Re: Vintage Notion Box Turned Funky Jewelry Box

Great job on this piece. What a elegant transformation!

Lani

Re: Happy Fall to All...

This pumpkin's gonna look great in your fall decor. You did a super job!

Lani

Re: Editor's Challenge #5- Bed Spring Candle Holder

Sue, I don't think we're gonna stump you now are we! And to make a bed spring look so elegant? Only the junk guru could do that! Wowzers!

Lani

Re: Barn Burner Wall Sconce

Jim, what a great repurpose. I have a love for old farm pieces (to a fault), and this was perfect for it's use. Who'd of thunk! You of course did it again!

Lani

Re: Thank You One and All

Sue, thanks for being so flexible when we decided to do this last minute! You are a perfect host and the time spent was the best time I've had (since Oronoco)! LOL! These are the best bunch of people around, aren't they. We have got to get a Reunion put together. There are too many I haven't met yet! Thank you for being such a great mentor and friend. Like Midge already said, YOU ROCK!

Lani

PS Thanks again to the Pfarkel Sisters for helping me make the muffins. Again, you were indispensable! Where'd we be with out you? Or Don from Iowa for that matter. He'd have been stuck with another $80 cab ride!!!!

Re: Call me!

Way to go MB! Love all your creative ways to hold your cards. Very clever!

Lani

Re: Darling Desk

Free finds are the best! And congrats on getting it done in the same day. That NEVER happens to me! Ha!

Lani

Re: 3 dollar glass dome!

What a super duper find, Marie. And a great price. Lucky you!

Lani

Re: There might be something FISHY about this FUN(nel) lamp!

Marie, great job on this lamp. The washers were perfect as an accent on it and I love the final as a base. Bravo!

Lani

Re: Garden Cloche

Love this piece! You really did score on this, didn' you! And the finial on the top looks like it was made for it. Way to go!

Lani

Re: KING OF KINGS

Alice, your necklaces are simply beautiful! They really turned out great!

Lani

Re: Chippy Cottage Charm Flea market booth

Glad you had a good time at your sale, Rachel. Looks great! I don't know how you do it though with all those boys! Actually it's proably what keeps you sane! LOL! Take care!

Lani

Re: Stocking up for my booth...

Awesome sign you found there! Wouldn't want to part with it either. Good luck on your booth. Looks like you found some great inexpensive things to put in it.

Lani

Re: Rock on Monday!

Happy birthday! Glad you got to spend it the way you wanted to. Ditto on the rub-on ideas. Janis always uses them and I love how they embellish things!

Lani

Re: Old grain elevator rack....

I have one of these in my kids bathroom that they use for their towels. They have to put their towel on their number so they don't use each others. Stops fighting if you know what I mean. They really are a great piece and I have always wondered where they came from. Thanks for the post!

Lani

Re: An old window gets a new job...message central!

Kathy, this is probably my favorite project from you. It really seem to come together like everything was made for each other. Very cool piece and I it would be hard for me to give it up. Have a great show! Wish I could be there.

Lani

Re: Keeping it Simple

Sue, I knew this was a cool trophy and the necklace added the perfect touch. It was the piece de' resistance! I'm really starting to love your Simple Mondays! And Gretchen's right about your house. It really reflects your personality, too. You are very welcoming and definitely hugable. Thanks again for sharing your great talent with us!

Hugs!

Lani

Re: "PARISIEN ADVENTURES"

Janis girl, you just have the knack, don't you! This is so cool. And I wish I could go to all those places. I don't seem to find those vinyl letters here either. Another elegant, fabulous project from you, girl. Thanks again!

Lani

Re: End of the Summer Retro Picnic!

Thanks gang for all your great comments. Just think it's time we all get together for a picnic! Have to think up some kind of JUNKMARKET get together, don't ya think! It would be awesome! My minds thinkin' . . . hmmmm . . .

Lani

Re: Vintage Redesign Jewelry - From Raw Elements to Fun

Gretchen, you already know what I think of your redesigned jewery. Stupendous!

Lani

Re: Pick up the pieces.. but Never Forget.... 9-11 Tribute

AB, very touching and thought provoking. Thank you!

Lani

Re: License Plate Art....

You did an awesome job on this piece! How fun!

Lani

Re: Another 9-11 Tribute

Noreen, this is a great project. Very sentimental and a tribute to the firefighters of 9-11 and to your Dad. Thanks for touching us with it!

Lani

Re: Garden Fairy

This piece is wonderful. Definitely a marriage made in heaven! Luv it!

Lani

Re: Vintage Girl Jewelry Displays

How fun are these! They are very creative. I can see why you've won display awards! So glad you shared them with us, and welcome to JMS!

Lani

Re: Vintage gems

These turned out beautiful.

Lani

Re: More gems

Looks like Gretchen has started a big trend in "junk" jewelry. You have learned well from her! And your jewelry turned out beautiful. Good luck on your sale.

Lani

Re: MY LITTLE BOTTLE TREE

Love the many colors on your bottle tree. I think it adds more character to it. And why buy a new one when you can use nature for one. I love curly willow branches, too, and this works perfect! So glad you shared and welcome to JMS!

Lani

Re: Bird Cage Chandelier

Your outdoor space looks so inviting! And the chandelier looks absolutely perfect in it. Love it!

Lani

Re: Don't Be Chicken! Guess What this used to be...

Midge, I've seen these before and love them! They tend to be too expensive though. Cannot believe you got it for $5.00! Amazing! And great repurpose on it!

Lani

Re: A night at the doll cemetary...

It is kind of funny how these are so appealing! I guess we all have a distorted decorating sense. And I mean that in the best of ways. I guess we just think out of the box. I love Good Time Girl, too. Very creative!

Lani

Re: Head on Over

Rusty, you don't mind if I call you Rusty, do you??? LOL! I loved watching Dragnet when I was a kid! Did you change your address to protect the innocent. Someone might miss your house then if the address is wrong! Ha ha! Great idea for a country home. Good idea to put the spot lights on it, too. You won't be missed now, even in the dark!

Lani

Re: There's safety in numbers

I too own a small collection of clocks and I love 'em. Glad you didn't smash them either. Great post!

Lani

Re: Any ideas?

These are called cupolas and this is really a "large" one. I love 'em and have a small one in my front yard as yard art. I do show a picture on my JMS post http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/12759/clean-up-that-yard-with-a-little-junk. Mine's rusting a little but I think that adds to the patina I think. Great piece!

Lani

Re: "Kind Words Will Unlock An Iron Door"

Jenny, the saying is so perfect for this piece. Wish people would take it to heart more. Speaks volumes . . . love it! You are certainly the queen on these type of creations. Way to go!

Lani

Re: No Labor Day Monday

Love those mouth pieces! They are so cool just alone. How perfect for candles, though! I'm gonna have to keep my eye open for some of these. I'm sure liking Simple Mondays!

Lani

Re: Let Me Entertain You

Marybeth, welcome to "Contributor" status! Will be anxious to see all your posts! The displays look great . . . when can I come over? LOL!

Lani

Re: Trophy Coat Rack

What a creative use for those trophies, crazy creative! Bravo!

Lani

Re: Door Headboard for the Guest Room

Okay, you know I love black and white! And the chippiness of the doors are awesome! Thanks for letting us take a peek!

Lani

Re: From garden fence...to cloche...to chandelier!

Kathy, great repurpose from a repurposed piece! Love how you changed it up! You are the clever one, aren't you! Way to go!

Lani

Re: ICE COLD Canada Dry Ginger Ale Wall Art

Jenny, cool piece! Another fab project from you, girl!

Lani

Re: A Look at the Bright Side...

Laurel, your porch is beautiful! Love the color palette! Very soothing. Looks like a great room to relax and read a book! Kuddos!

Lani

Re: The Ugly Ducklings Become Swans - Editor's Challenge #4

Love reading all the comments on this one, Sue! I think everyone probably had this "I can't believe it" look on their faces! You really out did yourself on this one! Who'd of thunk you could come up with this from what you started with. Bravo, bravo! Don't think we'll be able to stump you, girl!

Lani

Re: Just a little more to snack on...

Midge, you are the clever one aren't you! I love all your ideas, and their tasty, to boot! Wish you could have made it to Oronoco. Everything looks soooo yummy!

Lani

Re: What a Hoe!

She is a little cutie, isn't she! Great variety of reuses for such a little gal. You go girl!

Lani

Re: Time to water? Nope, time to relax!

Love this! Very funky and fun!

Lani

Re: Junk for the Den/Office

Looks like you got some great finds there. Love the grate you found off EBAY. Way to go!

Lani

Re: simple monday fix to unfinished project ;)

Cool piece, and great solution!

Lani

Re: Look what I found

Like Sue said, always good to have a parter dumpster diving. You may need someone to hold your feet! LOL! Some great finds there!

Lani

Re: Old chicken feeders repurposed for this and that...

Love how you used these for out of the ordinary purposes! Beautiful displays!

Lani

Re: Simple Monday's - Take Two

Guess I hit the Submit Comment key one too many times. Ooops. Guess I can't handle simple. Ha!

Lani

Re: Simple Monday's - Take Two

Oh how I love Simple Mondays . . . beautiful!

Lani

Re: Simple Monday's - Take Two

Oh how I love Simple Mondays . . . beautiful!

Lani

Re: Don't be Chicken - Nightlight

Jim your projects always blow me away. Another great lighting invention by you, and this one is really for the birds (or chicks)! Your so clever and funny--great combo! I'm just glad you chose not to use this for a food item. Yucky! Keep on making those amazing projects, Jim!

Lani

Re: "A THRIFTY LIGHTING PROJECT"

Another of Janis' masterpieces! Elegant and beautiful! You sure have the knack, girl!

Lani

Re: Live from Charlotte, North Carolina

Sue, thanks so much for letting me tag along with you (hope I didn't get in the way)! I had the best time and was so much fun to see you do your thing! Your an awesome speaker. Now get some rest! You have to do it all over again in a few weeks!

Lani

Re: Ridiculously simple centerpiece....

Love how simple, and inexpensive this project was!

Lani

Re: Old windows and doors

Some great idea's there. I say room divider with pictures! Two ideas in one! I did one for my son's graduation open house that I posted on JMS.

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/468/graduation-photo-board

Be sure to post some completed pictures!

Lani

Re: should I paint it pink?

What a cool piece! I actually like it the color it is, but I say paint it to what fits your fancy! I'm all for painting it to fit your decor. Go for it!

Lani

Re: Moving into 2nd Gear!!

Amy, what an amazing lamp. And your pictures are awesome! Tell Ron he done good (I'm sure with instruction from you...LOL)! You know this is right up my alley. Love, love, love it!

Lani

Re: Simple Mondays

Great idea . . . love their simplicity! I think Monday's are a good day to leave the tools alone. I'm not too good with them anyway, and especially on Monday! And you know how I love repurposing. Bring on the Simple Mondays!

Lani

Re: Vanity chair renewed

Amazing how paint and new fabric can transform a piece (and saved from the junk pile)! Thanks for sharing with us!

Lani

Re: garden seat

Cute chair! I think a better use for them, too :) Don't tell my hubby I said that...he likes cigars. Love to see what else you come up with.

Lani

Re: The Key to Success

Marybeth, this turned out great! Love how you put it on your front door . . . very welcoming!

Lani

Re: New roadtrip finds.

Some great finds! Love the drawer, and the fish net is so cool.

Lani

Re: mid century chair re-do

These chairs turn out great! Love the green!

Lani

Re: So much junk, so much to say, SO LITTLE TIME!

Midge, how exciting for you! And great post . . . I think humor will definitely add to your presentation! I'm not one to like to speak in front of others (I usually freeze up), so I don't think I'm one to give any advise. I'm sure you'll do amazing! Just have fun!

Lani

Re: A TP Holder

I think this conversation is literally in the toilet (couldn't resist)! You potty mouths . . . oops ;) You have to admit, we have way too much fun here (and this project in particular). Actually it is a great project, Sue, and easy to boot! And what a great tribute to Jim! I'm sure you can use a (toilet) tissue, Jim, to wipe (pun intended) that tear from your face. LOL!

Lani

Re: my version of $100. shower curtain :)

You did a beautiful job on this shower curtain. Love the look of it! Very resourceful (and frugal).

Lani

Re: Vintage Redesign Jewlery Designer Scours Oronoco Flea Market for Treasures

Gretchen, you really did make a haul at Gold Rush. I'm dying to see all the amazing things you'll make out of them! You do such a incredible job on all your redesigns! Just give me first dibs ;)

Lani

Re: Chippy Sconce Redo...

Laurel, great job in giving new life to these sconces. Ditto on missing you at the Flea! I seem do keep missing you don't I (like at Sue's garage sale). Make sure you stop at my booth at the Junk Bonanza! Thanks for sharing these!

Lani

Re: JMS Post from the Past - "I'm Going All the Way to the Top!"

Thanks y'all for all the comments! Midge, you really, really cracked me up! And I think we all could be described as "junk dorks". Ha! Amy, I don't think I've ever been described as a minx, but than I do have two Manx cats. LOL! You're too cute! Fjerda, I snuck off from the Blogger party and bought it (I'm bad)! Candy, you'll just have to come back and visit again :) And to all the nails comments, if you only saw them up close you'd be able to tell I need a fill! To busy building and creating ;). Again, thanks for all the amazing comments. You are all the best of the best!

Lani

Re: A few of my favorite things - from Oronoco with LOVE!!

Kathy, great post! It made me laugh (again). Like I didn't laugh enough in Oronoco??? There were too many things you past up. You'll just have to come back next year (or sooner)! I do remember gas being 23 cents. Does that make me old??? Probably! Love, too, that your daughter is now posting!

Lani

Re: Pick Another Daisy

Sue, I think my favorite is the one for the condiments. Great way to entertain! But then the skinny vases are pretty cool, too. Oh, heck . . . I love it all! Also, thanks "thehillbillies". Sue's been racking her brain trying to think of the name of that band!!! I'll have to google them now!

Lani

Re: My herb garden.

Cute little wagon and ditto to all the comments on the color. Great find and wonderful use of it!

Lani

Re: Tea House of the August Moon

Love your wonderful creation. A great place to get away from it all!!

Lani

Re: chairs

What a great deal! Don't you love auctions!

Lani

Re: Sisterhood of Traveling Junk Sale - Seattle

Looks like you girls had a great time! Sure is fun spending time with your fellow junkers!

Lani

Re: Oronoco Stories...what happened in Oronoco stays...

Great post, Fjerda! You gals are way too much fun. Where would we have been without you. The picture of Sue's behind is perfect (as that's what you saved--literally)! It was a fun camping experience (seriously). But like Kathy said, next year we'll be set-up by you in an Airstream! So no switching campsites, K? Thanks for an amazing time!

Lani

Re: My Picks from Oronoco

Thanks for sharing your pics, Sue! I had a ton of fun in Oronoco, and can't wait 'til next year. Just make sure you line up an Airstream ahead of time! Ha! Actually camping wasn't so bad . . . just would've love to have had a lake without duck poop! LOL! You're the bestest!

Lani

Re: "A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR HELPS THE MEDICINE GO DOWN!"

You wouldn't mind being sick, if you brought them that! Very fun and love the syringe (Georgia gets the coolest things). Btw, I think Jenny meant shot. Though you might have the other when you are sick. LOL!

Lani

Re: Bird Cage Lighting

You found the perfect marriage on this one. Just gorgeous!

Lani

Re: Dr Pepper Crate Table

You did a great job on this table. Very Jim-ish! Ha! Keep up the good work!

Lani

Re: Old Timer Checkerboard Table

You did a beautiful job on this table. Love it!

Lani

Re: 650 Mile Garage Sales Pictures

What a great member you are! Love to see that kind of enthusiasm! The more members we get, I think the better site we will have. Keep up the good work and keep spreading that Junk-Love!

Lani

Re: Corkboard Facelift

Great job on this redo! Amazing transformation from blah to very upscale. Love it!

Lani

Re: Vintage Caster Easel with Bon Ami sign

Great job on this project! I agree with you and Laurel on the JMS books. They are very inspiring!

Lani

Re: JUNKY OFFICE PROJECT

Love to see someone getting organized! Doesn't it feel good!

Lani

Re: � My 2nd TWIST to my Garden-Art �

Very cute. Love the black and white colors!

Lani

Re: Spindle Vase - Editor's Challenge Project # 3

Sue, love the colors on these and they fit perfectly with the French Flea's Provence theme this month. They are so fun! I'll have to think up more ideas to do with them. I purchased quite a few, but I'm sure it's only a dent in what the "Queen of Quanity" has. But they sure are cool!

Lani

Re: A Touch of Class

Sue, this turned out beautiful. Definitely has that Janis flair. Love the embellishments. As to TrashHags questions (love the name-ha!), I've found them at garage sales, thrift stores, antique stores and flea markets. You'll pay less at garage sales, but you just have to hit the right ones. I tend to find them in the older neighborhoods. Happy hunting!

Lani

Re: coat rack and scale bench

I missed out on a bench/scale just like this :(. It is so awesome! Love the patina on the door, too!

Lani

Re: The Five Feet Table

Jenny, what an awesome table! Great reuse of the cutters. Too fun!

Lani

Re: old canadian airforce foot locker

I love this piece! The color is absolutely amazing. Makes a perfect bench!

Lani

Re: A Junker's Nuts and Bolts Bin

Wowzers, this was truly a diamond in the rough. Love what you did with it. Something like this would be great for any type of craft. Could see it filled with beads and jewelry parts. Great find and even better redo!

Lani

Re: Additional architectual pieces from my house

Cool pieces. I'd be tempted to keep them if I was you. Great find!

Lani

Re: Coffee time!

Love, love, love coffee sacks! Oh, and from MN I love Dunn Brothers, too. Good save!

Lani

PS They make great pillows, too!

Re: Old liquor cabinet is my best guess

Love this piece and the color is awesome. You have great style. Ditto on Candy's comment, too. I found out the hard way and scorched a cupboard I had. But it looked great with the candles lite! Ha! Luckily I didn't burn down the house! Welcome to JMS and thanks again for sharing!

Lani

Re: Somebody STOP me!!!

Great use for a table. I've seen a few of these and wondered how they obtained them! Ha! I'm sure it's a fun conversation piece!

Lani

Re: Ol' Blue Door

Great door. Love it just the way it is! I've had door and just use them against a wall, or maybe add a few hooks to it. Great find for only $8!

Lani

Re: Architectural pieces and cloches two of my favorite things.

Alice, you know how I love cloches and architectural finds. What a great combination! Great patina on the shelf and a great find!

Lani

Re: Girls' night at the workshop...it's nothing but fun!!!

Kathy, sounds like you girls had a great time! I might have to plan one of my own with my girlfriends. Maybe we can even try to get one in while your here??? But then again I think our time is pretty well planed out. Thanks for taking us on your creative journey!

Lani

Re: Heir-Loom

Jim, great project! Love how it turned out, and on a budget to boot. Can't believe that piece was in the $1.00 pile...great save! Keep up the awesome work, love it all!

Lani

Re: "Jazzy" Radio Light...

Lauren, the radio is sooo cool. Great idea! Love how you repurposed it. And the bed springs are great with the candles. Super job!

Lani

Re: Coke machine

What a cool piece. Sure you can't convince him to part with it? Ha! Just put your name on the bottom of it so he'll think of you if he changes his mind! LOL!

Lani

Re: Is anyone going to the 650 mile garage sale this week?

Oh, I only wish! Find lots and lots of good junk!

Lani

Re: Architectural pieces from my house

Cool pieces, Fjerda! Oh how I love architectural things. The one piece was perfect for a witch! Great job!

Lani

Re: Dad's Junk

Great job on this!

Lani

Re: Witch Hazel Barrel Top Table

Geo, great job on this! It was perfect for a table top. Beautiful color!!!!

Lani

Re: What to get for the junker who has (almost) everything??? It's a "challenge" that's for sure!

Kathy, you are a funny gal. Love that about you! You got some great stuff, too. Too hard to pick. Maybe something easy as I think Sue's been getting a few tough ones. LOL! Actually I think she's up for the challenge! I personally love the piece with all the holes. Would love to see the whole piece--no pun intended. But then I love anything metal(except for maybe music-ha)!


Lani

Re: Circuit Breaker Box Clock

This is soooo cool, Jenny. Love it!

Lani

Re: ROCK-A-BYE BABY!!

Lovely, Janis. Funny how I always use that word on your things. It just fits! Great job!

Lani

Re: Junkin' is the "SPICE" of life!

This is the cutest project! Very colorful and creative. It certainly deserve a "feature". Love that it can be used with magnets, too. Awesome job!

Lani

Re: Chalk Liner Wreath

Love the living wreath. I'd really like to try this. Much more beautiful to me than an average wreath on a door. And then the vintage chalk liner is the absolute icing on the cake!

Lani

Re: Camp Lamp

So, Jim, you going camping with us girls? Ha! Another awesome project from the "lamp" guru! Love the thermos, and the sign behind it's pretty groovy! Where do you find all these great things????

Lani

Re: Sentimental Junk...

Laurel, glad you're sharing these great sentimental pieces with us! They are lovely!

Lani

Re: old coke signs

Okay, this sign is a great find! My Dad collects Coke and would love to have this one! Awesome!

Lani

Re: old coke signs

Cool sign! Nice bartering system you've got there!! Way to go!

Lani

Re: wild and wacky custom desk / table

Great job on this project! I'd be thrilled with the results, too. Welcome to the site!

Lani

Re: aquarium stand

Great find and repurpose! Welcome to the site!

Lani

Re: Doesn't Matter if it's Black or White . . . .

Thanks, y'all for the great comments and suggestions. I'am thinking of going with a version of audlyenuf's suggestions. I think I'll name her Anna Kin the Manikan! And may the force be with her! LOL! Also, as a heads up for those in MN, I think my house might be on a home tour for Christmas, just in case you want to see it in person. Would love to have you all. I'll keep you posted through my blog, www.cottageelements.blogspot.com.

Lani

Re: Yard Sale is all done Up JM Style...The Details

Everything looks awesome, Sue! Wow, you really put that together fast! You go girl!

Lani

Re: Calling all folks in Arkansas !

Looks like it'll be a great sale to go to. Only wish it was closer :(

Lani

Re: Junkologie Blog Party at Oronoco Gold Rush

It will be so much fun. Hope to get to meet a lot of members there (hint, hint). I can't wait!

Lani

Re: A new garage from Salvaged Wood

What a wonderful hubby, you have! I'm soooo jealous. You should see my garage!! Ha! Would love to have my own place to store my junk. He did a great job!

Lani

Re: Old Washing Machine now a Planter

Love this washer...would love to have one just like it. Awesome piece!

Lani

Re: Well.......Trying to figure site out...but....

Welcome to the site, SalvageAngel! Looking forward to see all your post!

Lani

Re: Wiry Joe Clock

Jenny, this is so gosh darn cute! Love all those vintage graphics. They are so much fun!! And it looks like it was made to be a clock. Wow!

Lani

Re: Stool Transformation

Beautiful job on this stool...great transformation!

Lani

Re: Antique Barrister saved from the Trash

You put a lot of love into this piece and it turned out beautiful. I'm sure you're very proud of it. Great job!

Lani

Re: Bug from old key

Your bugs are wonderful, and the best bugs to have. Ha! Thanks for sharing them with us and welcome!

Lani

Re: Garden bench from antique baby bed

Looks like a great place to relax and read a book!

Lani

Re: What on Earth?

Great reuse. Can picture it looking "out of this world" with a plant in it!

Lani

Re: Glass garden flowers

Very cute...and you don't have to water them!

Lani

Re: Antiques and Auctions Art Piece

Sometimes the best projects happen by accident. Sure glad these pieces were saved! Love the natural wear on them. Would have hated to see it covered up. Thx!

Lani

Re: Projects from the Pages of a Book

I think this post was well worth all the work you put into it. Love all the projects, and well, the pages of the book are "mahvalous dahling"! Love how all the tags resemble us (except we don't exactly know what Janis looks like-LOL). These are all totally cool...glad you didn't keep them a secret!

Lani

Re: Flower ladder

Hi, Grasshopper! We do have fun on this site, don't we! Hehe! Great reuse of the vintage ladder, the flowers are beautiful. And I have to say your Profile Picture is very fun...the spider almost looks like it has a face on it! Welcome!

Lani

Re: Gardens at Cabin Update

Gretchen, your garden looks wonderful. It's a work of love. I love your granite stepping stones. Hope to see it one day in person! The one object is called an armillary sphere. What a great find. Thanks once again for sharing your beautiful garden with us!

Lani

Re: Editor's Challenge

Okay, I'm just wonderin', does this mean I have to give you another object for your challenge from me? :) I have a couple things I can drag out of my basement. Those look like they may be too easy. Ha!

Lani

PS They wouldn't be like Jim's. They're not toxic! LOL!

Re: Sometimes it's ok to break a dish (or two)...

Kathy, looks like a great way to recycle broken dishes thrown at the hubby. LOL! Just kiddin'. But really, how many things get thrown out that could have been recycled into a beautiful piece of art. I think my fav is the sea shell one. You could use collected shells and sand from your favorite place and make it very sentimental. Btw, hope your garage sale is going well and your selling lots and lots!

Lani

Re: Vanity Makeover

Amazing transformation. To think someone was throwing this away. You did an awesome job!

Lani

Re: Fun Find

Very creative repurpose. It is tweet (ha)!

Lani

Re: Vase / Candle / Office Supply Holder made from Insulators

Great job, Bluejean! Love your use of hand tools, too. I'm very impressed. I'm not very versed in them myself (I'd love a class). I love it with the flowers, but using them for paperclips is great for your organization. Nice work!

Lani

Re: Vintage Cash Register Art Piece

OOOOh, those number are so cooool. Love them and I actually have a necklace made out of one. All together they make such a great impact. Awesome piece!

Lani

Re: Little-bit Junky Wedding Table Decorations

Laurel, what a great job you guys did on these! See, you don't have to spend lots of $$$ on a wedding to have it nice. I'm very impressed!

Lani

Re: Welcome to my cottage......maybe

Cute idea, Midge! I love old inner-tubes...now I just need to get the lake! Thanks again!

Lani

Re: The JennyK Room @ Georgia's First Occasional Sale

Jenny, you got some way cool stuff in there! I love the English wash tub. Would love to get my hands on one of those! But I love everything you have. It looks great. Hope your selling lots!

Lani

Re: What a Racket!

Jim, very fun project. Would be great in a game room! I had a bunch of these and didn't know exactly what to do with them. I just stuck 'em into large flower pots. I could've made clocks out of 'em! Thanks for your wonderful ideas.

Lani

Re: How To Resize Photos

Thanks, Candy for putting this up. Would be a good post to save in your favorites file for future reference. I use FinePixViewer, but I'm sure there's better ways (it's an old program). I don't know why you can't do it in Picasa. You'd think you could. I do everything else to the photo in it. I'm not that computer savvy, I just play around until I get something that works. LOL.

Lani

Re: Get your Lighting in Gear!

Okay, I want one of these!!! Are you taking orders??? LOL! Love it! Right up my alley. Thanks for the great post!

Lani

Re: Coffee Bean Message Board

Love these. The Paris ones would be great in the shop, The French Flea. Love how you reused the bags. Great job!

Lani

Re: Scrabble Tile Transformation

What an amazing transformation! Very clever use for the scrabble pieces. Love it!

Lani

Re: More of my free junk pile saves...

Oh, my. More wonderful rust! Lucky you!

Lani

Re: Georgia Moon's First Occasional Sale

Glad to here, Geo, you had a good start to your sale! Here's wishing you another amazing day!

Lani

Re: Yard Sale is all done Up JM Style...The Details

OOOh myyyy . . . I'll be there with bells on! LOL!

Lani

Re: Faux Fireplace

Love how you created this fireplace. The insert is very cool!

Lani

Re: Converted Chandelier

Can't believe this is the same chandelier. Great job!

Lani

Re: Fabulous Cat House

What a great idea. I love cats, too, and I think my indoor cats would really love this one. Funny how they like small quarters. Tell your husband he did a fab job!

Lani

Re: A Cool Coat Hanger

OMG! I LOVE what you did with this piece :) Great repurpose for it. Especially in Minnesnow-ta. Very industrial, and I just love industrial. Who'd of thunk to make it into a coat hanger. It's so brrrr cool!

Lani

Re: New Potting Bench from Salvaged Wood

What a great hubby you have :) I'm sure this will look great in your booth. Great price, too!

Lani

Re: Avocado Green ... NO MORE!

Love what you did with this. Useful and pretty :)

Lani

Re: More junk pile saves...

More rust and metal? Be still my heart! LOL!

Lani

Re: Cool rusty thing

Love this piece! Oooh, I'm so jealous! Rusty and chippy...loved to see it with tealights!

Lani

Re: "JUNK STYLE CHANDELIERS"

Janis, your chandelier looks beautiful. Definitely done in your signature Janis style. Lovely.

Lani

Re: Door Becomes Twin Headboard

You did a great job on the headboard--love it!

Lani

Re: Faux Rabbit Hutch

Aren't old windows the best! Thanks for sharing.

Lani

Re: Can you see me now?

Marie, great job on this. Love the can, very ingenius. I'm sure they won't miss you now! Thanks for sharing.

Lani

Re: Garden metal flowers

Dee, you did a great job on these. Very creative.

Lani

Re: Pyrex Trays - Takes 2, 3, 4.....

Funny Kathy would refer to a cat. LOL. You have found a multitude of uses for them. Love the shelf you made out of one of them. But then I love (heavy) Metal! All the uses are so awesome. Wish I would have snatched them up. Sorry I missed lunch!

Lani

Re: July Floral of the Month

Wow, Sue, did that basket clean-up nicely! Love it! I'd say this turned out F-abulous. Love how you re-did the flags, cool hardware. Too late for me to try it this year, but am gonna be sure to put it away in my to do for next. And I'll be sure to have one (or maybe two) dogs in your honor. LOL! Wishing everyone here a JMS a super-duper 4th!

Lani

Re: Reece's Tin Man Lamp - A Father's Day Gift

Great job on the Tin Man, Reece. Way to go!

Lani

Re: Headed to Class

This is a great plant stand. The rust is awesome, and great repurposing!

Lani

Re: Can I Have Your Number ?

Thanks, again, everyone for your comments! Chippingcharm, I didn't know you were from MN. You'll have to be sure to say hi if you ever make it to the Flea! Geo, good luck on your sale coming up! Take pictures and check in with us! Good to hear from you. Alicemom, I guess #13 is your lucky number! Finally, Candy, drinking water actually works the best for me (and holding my breath), but thanks for the advise. You're too funny. LOL!

Lani

Re: Clean-up that Yard With a Little Junk!

Thanks, Candy, so much for responding for me. I couldn't respond from my blackberry to the question regarding the pictures. As to all the amazing comments, I am speechless. You are all so kind. I just wish I could have a JMS party at my house and have you all over. We could have lemonade on my front porch :). You are truly the best of the best! As to the two sisters and the sink, please don't fight over it on my account (haha). Your so cute. You'll just have to keep your eye out for another one. And if you do something with it, please share. Thanks again!

Lani

Re: dressed up for the garden

Looks like you put the clothes of the garden inside of it! Can't believe someone would just throw it away! Good save!

Lani

Re: Got Gas!

OMG, Jim. This is way cool! Love the graphics on the can, and the electrical cable cracks me up! You've outdone yourself, once again! Love it!

Lani

Re: Pyrex Trays - Take One

Those trays are sooo cool. I love Pyrex (I have a small collection). And what a great idea to use all those lamp parts with them! Can't wait to see Post #2 on these . . .

Lani

Re: Junk Saved Radio Cabinet

Beautiful job on this. Great save!

Lani

Re: Reece's Piano Staff for his Teacher

This is so perfect! You must be a proud mama! You go Reese. Show us more!

Lani

PS The poem was priceless, too!

Re: Reece...JMS Contributor-in-Training

What a sweet kid, and creative, too! Can't help but love that face!

Lani

Re: New Use for an Old Friend...

Very cute and a great re-purpose. Love the idea of putting the vitamins in different (cuter) bottles but with labels on them so you don't get them mixed up :) We decorate everything, don't we. Ha! The scrabble letters sound like an adorable idea, too!

Lani

Re: Fronkey? Repurposing an old clothes hanger

Thanks for sharing StPaulGirl7 (from another Minnesotan). Your frogs make me laugh! They would look adorable in a kids room, or on a shed. I also love the idea of holding towels and wet swim suits.

Lani

Re: Needing advice

I think the liner is a great idea, but would also use pots rather than planting the whole thing. I also would poly the piece or maybe use a wax like Bri or Classic Wax which is great for outdoor projects. You would have to probably redo it once a year, but a simple solution. Be sure to show us the after pics!

Lani

Re: Tuscan Inspired Faux Finish

Very creative pieces. Love the spoons for handles. Awesome job!

Lani

Re: Book Case to Entry Table

Great job on this project! I turned out wonderful and love the paint job! Very clever redo. You go girl!

Lani

Re: Clean-up that Yard With a Little Junk!

Oops. Typo (why do I proofread after I hit enter???). I meant "thinks is ugly" rather than things.

Lani

Re: Clean-up that Yard With a Little Junk!

Thanks for all the great comments!! I laughed out loud as my husband said he always wanted to own a junk yard (I guess now he does)! LOL! And as they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure (or woman's in this case). I guess that's why they called this the JunkMarket. We see the beauty and reuse in something someone wants to throw away or things is ugly. We are a great bunch aren't we! Love you all!

Lani

PS As to the question about drainage in the bird bath, there is none but I planted things that seem to flourish in it. Last year the plants grew huge and beautiful. This year I've decided at the end of the season to replant them on the side of the house where there's shade. And then next year I'll start all over with new plants. Works for me!

Re: How to Re-Purpose a Scale

This scale is "weigh" too cool. Hah! Ditto with Kathy on it being much more useful! Love simple, too. I'm much more of a repurposing type gal. Maybe because I'm not so good with hand tools :( Maybe I need a class, hint, hint . . .

Lani

Re: Just waiting on a friend...

Kari, all I can say is "beautiful"!! Save me a seat!

Lani

Re: Renovated Message Center

Great job again!

Lani

Re: "Leaf" a Note

Can't believe you got this frame for $2! What a find. Love what you did with it!

Lani

Re: Chalk this up to a renovation

You did a great job on this. Love how it's a chalk board and a magnet board!

Lani

Re: Scrapping for Junkers

Sue, this is one hot project!

Lani

Re: "MARRIED" JUNK!!!

Janis, these are beautiful. Love 'em. They look like a truly great marriage.

Lani

Re: The Rusty Gardener

Kathy, what a great post. I love garden junk! If I had to pick a favorite, I'd have to say the bird bath with the garden fairy. Love the patina on it!

Lani

Re: Eclectic Brass Label Bracelets

These are very cool. Great job!

Lani

Re: Vintage Treasures Market starts tomorrow

Best of luck, girls! Just wish I could have been there. I'm sure you'll have fabulous sales. I'm praying for beautiful weather and against rain and storms. Take lots of pictures and be sure to share them with us!

Lani

Re: "NURSERY RHYME JUNK"

Janis, you certainly have the knack for embellishing silver (and baby shoes!). You do such a fabulous job! These are just beautiful.

Lani

Re: My lunchtime menu: JUNK!

Ok, why do I not ever find these kinds of garage sales? You seem to have it the jackpot, Kathy! Wowzers. What a great find!

Lani

Re: Not a flighty occasional table...

Perfect redo!

Lani

Re: Antique Chair Bench ~ Before & After

Great gift to raise money, it's a great cause! They turned out great. Loved this idea when I saw them in the Junk Market book. Very cool.

Lani

Re: Indoor Sink - Outdoor Sink

Great job on this project. Love the weathered wood. Sounds like the party is at your house!

Lani

Re: Painted Laminate!

Wow, Krista! What an awesome transformation you did on this kitchen. You'd never know it was the same place, even though the stove and refrigerator are original. Amazing what just a can of paint can do. Love the colors, very refreshing and clean.

Lani

Re: How to Make a Table from Cardboard Scrap

Geo, you're too funny. Loved hearing about your junking trials and tribulations. I can relate only too well. But your table turned out great. Who'd of thunk it came from cardboard scraps!

Lani

Re: "The Key to Your Universe is That You Can Choose"

Very, cool, Jenny. Great find!

Lani

Re: It's a Salad Spinner

This is such a cool piece! Love all your little details you put to it. It's a "winner, winner, chicken dinner (or salad spinner)" for sure! Perfect reuse!

Lani

Re: Que Sera Sera...Whatever will be...will be...by none other than Doris Day!!

Kathy, love your take on this project and your description of the process. Doris was a perfect choice for you! I can just see you singing along as you were creating . . . sounds like a Disney movie! Great job!

Lani

Re: Vintage 78 Record Clock

Love your clocks, Jenny. Never thought to look for parts at garage sales. I, too, love the stand you put it in. Awesome job, as usual!

Lani

Re: For the Record...Vinyl-Inspired Table for Two

Amy, you did an amazing job on this. Love how everything looks. Very visually appealing. I'd love to go through all the stash you have. Can't believe you had all this just laying around the house. Ha!

Lani

Re: Vintage Pitch Pipe Flower Vase

Jenny, the patina on the sheet metal is way cool. They work perfect together. Love it!

Lani

Re: June Floral of the Month

This turned out so cool! Bright and cheery is what we need for these gloomy rainy days. Ditto on the casters. Something about them just makes everything look better. Looks like this display would be perfect for a summer picnic/party!

Lani

Re: Cookie Sheet Calendar

You did a great job on creating this piece! Love all your details and the mixture of the pieces you used. Thanks!

Lani

Re: Extra Special Repurpose

Andrea, it's so great that have some memorial pictures of your Gramma. I'm so glad the straight pin wasn't fatal. Yikes! And then you wouldn't be here to share! Very special piece.

Lani

Re: Let there be light...

Andrea, you are such a bright girl! Ha! I actually have the candleholder in the planter! Ditto on the jello molds. I love how they reflect the light. But what I really like is the grate table! Cool piece!

Lani

Re: "JUST PLANT IT!"

Ditto on the words, Janis! They add so much. I especially live the enamel pitcher. The words on that piece look like it came that way. Beautiful!

Lani

Re: Garage Sale Continued

Some great ideas! I haven't had a garage sale in awhile, but really wish I had done some of these tips. One thing I really liked about your pointers is not to put everything out. That way you can restock, you don't have too crowded tables, and it makes them come back. Might be a good idea for an occasional sale, too! Another thing might be to put "antiques" on the signs if your selling them. I'd make sure I hit that sale! Thanks again, Sue! Loved all the ideas and it would definitely be a sale I'd like to go to!

Lani

Re: JMS on The Today Show with Matt!

Wow! That was sure a fun segment! I need to have a garage sale desperately and those are some great pointers. I am so unorganized :( Love the dressing room idea, too! Btw, is Matt as cute in person???? Lucky you! LOL!

Lani

Re: Rusty Old Wheelbarrow Planter

Jim, I love wheelbarrows! I've had a few in my day. The patina on this one is wonderful (and the rabbit's pretty cute, too). Great find and a great price! It'll look perfect in the fall with pumpkins and gourds! And you didn't have to do any work on it!

Lani

Re: Loaf Pan Candle

Mmmm good! I'm sure it smells just devine! And beautiful when lit I'm sure!

Lani

Re: Time Well Spent

Looks lovely. I actually have a large clock my kids broke and it's been sitting behind my cupboard as I've been gonna fix it. I'll just have to have them take it outside and smear it with mud now! LOL! Love it!

Lani

Re: A Desk Re-Done

Okay, what don't I love about this project? Absolutely nothing! And what a lucky girl, Elizabeth is! My favorite thing is the De Witt piece. I got to see if my hubby has one of those things laying around his Salon! Too cool--great redo!

Lani

Re: Red HOT Kindel vanity REDO

Great transformation! Love the red. Looks like a completely different piece!

Lani

Re: Granite Scrap Patio and Path

Amazing! Just beautiful!

Lani

Re: Sewing Machine Plant Stand

Beautiful job!

Lani

Re: Rustic planters from repurposed dock boards

Great patina on these! Love what they came from! Great save!

Lani

Re: Potting Bench Made from Barn Salvage Project

Your bench turned out great!

Lani

Re: Screen Divided made with Metal Fencing

Cool divider!

Lani

Re: Huge Chalkboard

I'm a sucker for chalkboards. Love that it big! Great transformation!

Lani

Re: Wall Hanging Made With Multi-Colored Springs

How cool are those, Jenny! Love how they came colored like that. Another fab Jenny project!

Lani

Re: "FOREVER THE WALTZ"

Janis, you've done it again girlfriend! Superb job on both your challenge projects! The record cover was beautiful to start with and I love how you embellished it! And great idea to use it as a portfolio. It will be most impressive (along with what's inside)! And I've never seen albums look so elegant...the feet were the topping on the cake. Again, beautiful!

Lani

Re: Springfield Extravaganza - tis the season - to "flea"

Great post, Kathy! I laughed my head off. Very informative and funny. I'll have to try to make it to the one in the fall. Wouldn't it be a hoot if we all could make it! Love your take on everything!

Lani

Re: Adirondack from salvage

Incredible job, Trey! Dittos on all the amazing comments. Love to see the kids recycling and enjoying "junk" as much as all of us. Keep up the good work. We want to see more!

Lani

Re: My Junk Haul!

What a haul! You'll have to be sure to show us what you come up with!

Lani

Re: Recycled Denim Tote Bags

Great recycling, Darby. You did a super job on these. Love the patchwork pattern,and how you lined them. I've seen bags out of these before but they usually don't line them and they usually are all the same. Like how you changed it up and made them unique. Thanks!

Lani

Re: Window Frame

Great job on this window. The b&w pictures were perfect for it. I'm sure it looks great about your bed! Welcome to JMS!

Lani

Re: JMS Returns to The Today Show

Looks like you found some cool junk. Especially love the pink coffee pot. If you can believe it (little secret of mine) I once had a pink forties kitchen! This would have gone perfect in it (I still have the pink Sunbeam mixer and bowl and it works--garage sale $2). Can't wait to see you on the Today Show!! Knock 'em dead!

Lani

Re: Let's Go Camping

What a great little trailer! I'd love to have one of my own for a guest house (or maybe the son when he comes home from college-ha!). Actually it's my 25th Wedding Anniversary in June. Should I surprise my hubby with a glammed up trailer? Or even better, a tent? LOL! Don't think he'd go for that, besides I'm with Geo, I still like the basic necessities of indoor plumbing. But I could possible tease him with it. Thanks for sharing a little of your time in Cali, Sue. Looks like it was a gas!

Lani

Re: Junk Market Centerpiece

Wow, Geo! It looks like a Flower Frog, but if it is it's the biggest one I've ever seen! Great centerpiece. You are very clever, girl! Way to go!

Lani

Re: Let there be light...

Great haul you got there! I love the original shades, especially lit up at night. Great save!

Lani

Re: Snap. Crackle. Now they Pop!

Great redo. Can't believe the transformation from the before!

Lani

Re: Shabby Chic table and chairs ~ REDO

Stephanie, dba Gadora, great redo on the table. What a wonderful transformation. Amazing what a can of paint can do. Welcome to JMS!

Lani

Re: Vintage School Map Occasional Tables

Jenny, cool tables and I love your great step-by-step instructions. Ditto on the organization, too. I'm soooo jealous!

Lani

Re: What's New Pussy Cat - Contributor Challenge

Wowzers! You and Tom make a perfect combo! I am amazed at this piece . . . one of your coolest projects yet. It may be unusual, but definitely in a good way! Way to go!

Lani

Re: Garden Bench

Very thoughtful and sweet of you! I am sure your neighbor was speechless!

Lani

Re: Old Metal Cash Box Transformed

Great transformation!

Lani

Re: Time on the Fence

Useful and creative! I really like how you used recycled labels!

Lani

Re: Old Door Coffee Table

This is a incredible redo! Love everything about it! The shape, patina, accents. Wonderful project, wonderful post!

Lani

Re: serious makeover

Great makeover on the mannequin, Alice! She looks wonderful!

Lani

Re: Medicine Cabinet for Small Oddities

Great job on the cabinet, Lindsey, and welcome to the JMS site! You have a lot to be proud of with this piece, no wonder you were so excited to get it hung. Love it!

Lani

Re: THIS IS IT I'M DONE :)

Love the trays you found. Great detail on both. The cabinet is fun, too! I've picked up a bunch of roller skates. Still trying to figure out something fun to do with them . . .

Lani

Re: Another album challenge entry ...sort of

You did an awesome job on this table. The ashtray base was perfect for it! Very retro. Love it!

Lani

Re: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- Contributor Challenge

Congrats, Geo, on being the first Contributor done!! I haven't even started (yikes)! They saw "necessity is the mother of invention". It definitely fits in this case. Great use of the broken pieces! Love the lamp, too, and how it's adjustable. This will be a hard act to follow!

Lani

Re: Happy Memorial Day

Looks like you Junk Gals had a great par-tay (as Gailmarie would say)! I love the idea of everyone pitching in on the decorating! Everything looks fab and delish! My favorite is the beverage cooler. Got to keep my eye out for one of those. Just wish I could have join y'all!

Lani

Re: How to Make a Metal Basket Planter

Okay, Sue, both these new projects were totally awesome, and creative! And I don't know if you knew, but both pieces were originally mine! And dang, I just wish I would have thought of them first!! Love how you used the mouth pieces as feet. When I saw them in your other post I thought they were so cool! Never thought to use them as feet! You are such a clever girl!

Lani

Re: A Traveling Bevarage Bar

Wowzers, you're fast! Didn't you just get this??? Me, I buy something, look at it, then look at some more and then finally (after weeks or months) get to doing something with it. Grass doesn't grow under your feet, now does it! And it turned out great! I especially like the fact that you can carry it to where you need it and it comes with a built in ice bucket!

Lani

Re: Rusty repurpose!

Melissa, this is so cool! I'm sure the reflections it puts on the wall is awesome!

Lani

Re: Shopping and Signing -In That Order!

Okay, so maybe I'm a little bossy! Ha! You are such a funny, funny girl! And you're right about getting a bunch of us junkers together. You can't seem to get a word in edgewise! But in all seriousness, thank you so much for coming out and sharing your time with us. It was a fun day!! You and Kimberly are the best!

Lani

Re: Anitque wood window signs

I love windows, and I love what you did with these. Ditto on the Audrey Hepburn one! Very cool!

Lani

Re: Nature's Nest Farm Art Festival and Farmer's Market

I had the privilege of joining in the fun at this festival with the JMS gang, along with my daughter Rebekah. It's held in a small town in Minnesota called Montrose http://www.naturesnestfarm.com/. There was a lot of fun things for the whole family. Kimberly's daughter, Morgan, was daring enough to try the ZIP line across the river (yikes), and even milked a goat! My daughter and I enjoyed a couple awesome strawberry crapes made fresh on the spot and even got to help in the tractor pull (though I don't know how much help were were). We also purchased some delicious homemade apple pear jelly and fresh cheese. Oh, and Doug the Welders creations were AMAZING! It was well worth the trip (about an hour for us). The homemade jewelry and crafts were pretty amazing as well. Thanks for letting us tag along!

Lani

Re: Meet Reece, my first Assemblage Art apprentice!

Jenny, what a great endeavor! And like was already stated, this is much better for kids than video games and TV. He did a great job, too! I love seeing them start out so young!

Lani

Re: Time for Junk!

Wow, these are awesome, and great job on your first post! You're a pro at clock making for sure! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Lani

Re: Happy Mother's Day

Who would've thunk an ol' oil can could look so beautiful! Wonderful present for one lucky Mom!

Lani

Re: Antique Sale FUN!!

What a great booth, Georgia! So many wonderful things. Love the columns, the funky wire chairs, the gate . . . I could go on and on. Wish California wasn't so far from MN! Thanks for giving us a peek!

Lani

Re: Industrial Light Cover Planter

Sue, love the extras you added to this. The doorknob was the perfect touch! I loved them when I saw them the first time, and love them even more know. And those softballs were soooo cool. Great addition!

Lani

PS I agree on them looking way better this way than a hat! Ha!

Re: How to Spiff Up the Biff

Now isn't he special! LOL! That ol' Bart, he sure seems to get around. And no wonder, he's so darn cute! Oh, and I love how Kathy labeled him the Bathroom Butler. Very fun and inventive!

Lani

Re: A lamp is a lamp, is a lamp...again!

Kathy, what an awesome (or should I say groovy?), hanging lamp you've made! You really had a great vision for this one. The shadows are just...should I say "Cool Man". Love it!

Lani

Re: Letter "M"

Very cool letter. Great color, too!

Lani

Re: This jewelry is just a bunch of junk!

Way to go, Midge! How fun are these!

Lani

Re: Meet the Cover Dog

I love how Shadow got top billing! Way to go, Shadow!! Looks that that show has gone to the dogs! Ha!

Lani

Re: Fun & Unique Jewelry Displays by Gretchen

Gretchen, your displays are even better in person. You really have the knack! And of course the jewelry is superb! Btw, if you ever want to part with the bathtub feet, my name's on them. They are so cool!

Lani

Re: How to Dress up a Dinner Party

I'll join you, Candy! Sue, just name a time! LOL! But it really does crack me up thinkin' about going through a grocery store trying out jars and cuffs! Only you!! But seriously, what a beautiful way to entertain your guests. Now I just want to know what you'll be serving!

Lani

Re: record challenge - butterflies are free and so are records

Wow, very creative. I'm loving that big wave! Talk about recycling!

Lani

Re: picture frame

Alicemom, this idea would be a great gift for someone on Mother's Day! Very precious!

Lani

Re: Vintage Vogue Frame

Ditto's on the welcome! Very "Vogue" frame! I like that it has a modern shape with vintage pictures. Love it!

Lani

Re: Candlelight in a Box

Amy, you did a great job on this project! Love how it turned out. I want to try it on something, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lani

Re: HAND ME A "MIRROR"!!!

Great post, Janis! Very elegant...Magnifique!

Lani

Re: Greetings from Project Land

I swear I posted on this link already and it's no-where to be found! I think I'm a little fickle lately! Hope you have an absolutely awesome sale, Geo! Looks like you've been a busy little girl! Be sure to let us know how it all went.

Lani

Re: The French Flea Occassional Market Place

I ended up working at my other job, and was bummed. But then again when I found out how crazy it was was kind of glad! LOL! Like any new store, there will be kinks that need to be worked out. But I think all in all it was a success. Whew! Would love to have a Junk Market get together there sometime. There's a darling courtyard in the back of it where it would be fun to do a little get together. I'll let you know it the details can be worked out and if we can get enough people together. I have an extra room at my house for outside guests!!

Lani

Re: Junk Chime

Clever idea, Candy. I do love those old rusty wheelbarrow wheels. I've actually made a couple lazy susans out of them. Fun project!

Lani

Re: My Texas-sized Junk Swap Package!

Kathy, you must have been in awe when you opened your package! Wow! That Bridgette is really somethin' else! Incredible!

Lani

Re: LP album trays

Well this is a fun idea!! Great job with the album covers. You've really done an incredible job on the challenge. Oh, my, I just don't know what I'll do with mine. You are just way too clever! Got start thinkin' . . . yikes!

Lani

Re: Who needs a scarecrow when you've got a Gardening Angel?

Now how cute is she?! You did a great job on her . . . someone's garden will just love her!

Lani

Re: Old door key holder

Love this! Very, very fun!

Lani

Re: typewriter key jewelry

I've seen the typewriter keys made in to jewelry, but never with the buttons. How cute are they??? Darling!

Lani

Re: Howdy Pardner

Geo, hope you have a great sale this weekend!! Love the box, and the red flowers look gorgeous sticking out it! And did someone say chocolate???? Mmmmm . . . .

Lani

Re: Found Junk - Displays Now

Gretchen, beautiful display. Very "earthy" and natural. Love that look! Thanks for inspiring us!

Lani

Re: The French Flea Occassional Market Place

Thanks, Susie-Q, for posting this! It's been fun setting it all up, but I sure am tired. Wish we all lived closer and we could have a Junkin' Fun Party there. Maybe in the future. There is a great garden patio out back. Hmmmm, my minds a thinkin'! Ha!

Lani

Re: A junking weekend - on the road to Kentucky...(Part 2)

Kathy, looks like you had a fun time, despite the rain. Nothing better thank a day of junkin'!

Lani

Re: Garden Totems

These turned out beautiful. Love Candy's idea for bird seed. That would make them pretty and useful!

Lani

Re: freebee's from a friend

Ya got a hall there, Colleen. Looks like you'll be having some fun with it all. Be sure to show us the afters!

Lani

Re: Got Me An "A" !

Candy, you've got an "A+" from me in everything you do! And this is such a cool letter! Hey, Kathy, how 'bout some "L's" on ya? You know my initials are LLL. Kind of boring if you ask me. But I do have accumulated a small collection. Love 'em!

Lani

Re: Victorian Kitties Sitting Pretty Footstool

This is such a pretty little stool! You did a awesome job!

Lani

Re: COFFEE CARAFE VASE

Janis, my girl, you have such pretty things! This carafe is just beautiful as a vase! You certainly have the eye for this! Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Lani

Re: Junk-O-Rama Prom Memory Frame

Jim, I'd love to see that picture (of you and your date at your prom in '77). Maybe you could incorporate it into your Contributors Challenge?? And it would be very interesting to see you with a lamp shade on your head. I always thought you were bright (maybe that's why you have that fascination with lamps)?? LOL!!

Lani

Re: Galvanized Flower Garden

Jim, you did a fab job on the planter and the flowers. And I always pick my flowers according to color. It's what us decorating type do, don't cha know!? Now I just wish it was warm enough here to plant flowers! Argh! Awesome (as always), Jim!

Lani

Re: Shabby Cottage Plant Stand

Ditto on the welcome! Love the little stool, too, all rusty! Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: A planter, or not a planter, that IS the question!

Wow, that first one is just awesome! Love the old fountain as a planter, just beautiful! Looks like you also have an amazing view from your deck! Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Business Card Holder

Very fun cardholder! Thanks for taking the picture and sharing it with us!

Lani

Re: Vintage Tray Transformed

Love the transformation on this tray! The postcards were a perfect touch!

Lani

Re: MEET MR. and MRS. POTHEAD

They look like they came right out of a Disney movie! Too funny!

Lani

Re: Terracotta Moss Garden

Gets me into a spring mood. I love how the garden look is really hot in decorating right now! Looks great!

Lani

Re: more vintage pendents

Another great job! Love the ball chains on these ones!

Lani

Re: vintage button pendents

Awesome job on the button necklaces, Ann! They look like they'd be fun to create. I might need to have Gretchen give me a class! Ha!! Don't worry, Gretchen, they won't be good enough to sell!! LOL! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Lani

Re: Cast Iron Stove Picture Frame

Geo, this is a great post with great pictures! Wow, Sue's hair is sooo long!! Cute! These would also be great with words, too! Maybe attached to the top of a blackboard? Awesome pieces and a great find! You go girl!

Lani

Re: Dockboard table

Dee, this is a beautiful table! And want a great reuse of something that might have been thrown away. Love the beautiful river setting, too! Awesome!

Lani

Re: Contributor's Earth Day Challenge - Vinyl

You are super fast!! Great job. I think this project is gonna have me stumped! Yikes! And I can't even Mambo! Ha!

Lani

Re: Bird & nest

Cute, cute. The nest inside is a nice touch! And the two look great together.

Lani

Re: frozen in time

Alice, you did a great job on this! Love the vintage watch you put on it. Great touch. I'm really getting into these "junk necklaces". I was at an antique sale Thursday and almost everyone was wearing one (ladies that is). Thanks for sharing. Might have to try one of my own!

Re: How to Create a "Living Green" Centerpiece

That is the coolest piece! And I love how you placed the ground cover right on the tray. It does truly bring the outdoors in. And that lucky Amy!-) LOL!

Lani

Re: The Evolution of a Junky MidCentury Modern Side Table

Great re-do! Amazing what you can do with an ugly thrift store table!

Lani

Re: Vintage Double Frame

Aren't you the clever one! It turned out just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Flower Sign

Love this piece! I actually have one similar my friend made me with different words for coffee that hangs by my coffee maker! It's not on an old fooseball table though. Great reuse!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Footboard

Welcome to posting on JMS! You do a simply beautiful job on your signs!! Magnifique!

Lani

Re: "Autumn Leaves"

You have the knack of putting the old with the new and making look superb. Well done!

Lani

Re: "Princess" vintage redesign jewelry

I saw this in person and it is absolutely stunning! Pictures definitely can't do it the justice it deserves. Well done, Gretchen!

Lani

Re: One of My Top Ten - Cloches!

Thanks, all my Junkmarketeers, for your all kind comments. I love being part of this group. We are always there to support and encourage when another. And there are so many creative people in this bunch. I am in honor and in awe at being apart of it! Thanks again!

Lani

Re: Rain or shine...there's junk to be found!!

You came up with some fun things, Kathy! That flower frog is super cool. And I like the big garden claw. Looks like you had a great time junking!

Lani

Re: old barn door turned outside shower wall / hall tree

What an awesome door . . . love it!

Lani

Re: Maxine :)

What a cutie she is. But I think she may need to go on a diet! Ha!

Lani

Re: From Barnyard to my yard...

Love this piece! Something about rust and farm equipment. Go figure. Great find!

Lani

Re: Barn Salvage Project

Way to go on this find! Sounds like a lot of work. Let us know how it goes!

Lani

Re: Dream Dresser

Great work on this dresser. Love to hear a save like this! It is a DREAM.

Lani

Re: Vintage Redesign with Artbeads items

Gretchen, again another stunning piece! You are the Junk Jewelry Queen (and I mean that in the most flattering way). Simply lovely.

Lani

Re: Contributors' Earth Day Challenge

You are totally hysterical, Sue! How you come up with these things! Ha! Should I sing you my rendition of "Delta Dawn"? Twang, twang. And who should you be? LuLu? Oh, wait . . . I know! Doris Day! :) But I really want to be Julie Andrews. I do a great job of "The Sound of Music". Really . . .

Lani

Re: What do you make with a pile of exercise equipment junk metal?

Great job on this one. And you've got your husband junking, too! It even looks like something he could make more of and sell. Cool!

Lani

Re: Bench made from Vintage Bed

Great job on the bench. You really have a knack on the finishing and distressing of it!

Lani

Re: Heavy Table Makes a Mighty Statement

Ooooooh . . . I love this piece! I just wish I could have you make me one, but I think shipping might be a little pricey. You just amaze me every time. You are so, so creative!

Lani

Re: My first project

Fun project . . . love the idea of using vintage newspaper, too!

Lani

Re: Oven Top Bathroom Shelf

Great save, great color!

Lani

Re: School Desk & Chair

You are quick! Looks like a great redo! Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Flea Market Finds

Great stuff. Looks like you had some fab finds!

Lani

Re: Crib Notes On Weaving - Shhh, Don't Tell

Wow, Candy! Love the addition of the burlap on this! I'm seeing burlap so much lately in decorating and I just love it! I just happen to have a bed spring (ha!), so I'll have to change it up and try it. Thanks, Candy!

Lani

Re: Sterno Burners are NOT just for Tea.

Geo, love these!! The color is awesome, and I love all the different fun things you did with them. Way groovy!

Lani

Re: GIONI WENT A JUNKIN'

Looks like you had a great time there, Gioni!! Be sure to show us your sun room when you get the floor down! I'm sure it'll be gorgeous!

Re: Circle Silhouette from Wooden Spool and Goodwill Dress

Love, love, love! Absolutely wonderful!

Lani

Re: Great Crates

Jim, the color of these are incredible. And what a simple project. Love it! You do know these were in Sue's Top Ten? You're right on track! As always, thanks!

Lani

Re: On the road again...

Kathy, here's to a great show and a great time! Wish I could come visit!

Lani

Re: Jazzy Junk Jewelry from Marburger

Janet's jewelry is incredible. Very unique, one of a kind items. Didn't get a chance to get back there to purchase any, but had been eyeing quite a few items. She has some amazing stuff!! I'll just have to give her a call (and find out her fire ant story). Ha!

Re: Mod Oval Ottoman from Goodwill Pleated Plaid Skirt

Awesome re-do! Love to see more of your stuff!

Lani

Re: Button Tray

Okay, I love this piece...it's so cool. Great idea! Love it!

Lani

Re: "Generating" a new lamp

Marie, what a great lamp! You both did a wonderful job on it. Nothing better than metal and rust!

Lani

Re: Need a new candle holder?.......no trouble!

Very cute! Great repurpose!

Lani

Re: Sue, Kathie Lee and Hoda on Today!

Ditto with all Georgia said! You are a natural. And I think they really felt at ease with you, too. You also introdued a lot of new people to the art of "Junking". I have Feedjit on my blog and I had a ton of hits looking for info on Junk Beautiful Outdoor Edition after it aired. Cheers to you!!

Lani

Re: Beep

Great shelf piece. Love the blots for hooks. Very clever!

Lani

Re: Chick feeder

Very cool piece and a great repurpose!

Lani

Re: Catch Me on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda!

Sue, you did Rock the House! And what a natural you are. I think you and Kathy Lee would get along great! And the table looked spectacular! The wine stopper looked a little familiar, too. Next stop, Oprah and Martha, if they're so lucky!

Lani

Re: What can you do with pink records?

I've seen a few things done with vintage records. I like the idea of simply framing them as to not compromise their value (I'd check into seeing if they're worth anything before you start due to their unique color). I also have seen them made into plate risers by adhering some kind of base to them. If they're large enough they might be fun used as a plate charger at a dinner event. They'd be also fun just placed on a wall with nails in the center to hold them on. Good luck in whatever you do and be sure to share it with us!

Lani

Re: Candlelight Chandelier

Ken, what a neat idea! I'll have to try that. Great solution. Don't you love Gorilla Glue! Love the patina on this piece, too.

Lani

Re: Fish Box Cat Bed

My kitties would LOVE this! They'd have sweet dreams!

Lani

Re: A LITTLE "VASE" OF AN ORGANIZER

Janis, this is so very sweet! It puts me in the Spring spirit! Lovely, lovely!

Lani

Re: HAPPY EASTER! vintage bunnies & lots of them.

Thanks for sharing, Lori, your little adorable little bunnies. Their patina is wonderful. Blessings this Easter to you as well!

Lani

Re: Let the music move you!

Midge, cool piece! Love the look of it with all the gears and pieces. Great repurpose!

Lani

Re: Catch Me on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda!

I've got my DVR set, too! You'll do amazing! Would have loved to be in the audience (and maybe see a little of New York). Maybe if Oprah see's it and books you, too (does she even watch TV?)!! Wouldn't miss that one! Say hi to Kathy Lee and Hoda from the Junk Crew and have fun!!!

Lani

Re: Yet Another mint tin project- Super Tin

This would be a great clock for a workout room. Maybe give some inspiration! Ha!

Lani

Re: "Vintage Redesign Take 2"

Gretchen, I loved this when I first saw it and it's even better in Round 2. You are truly gifted at jewelry design. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!!

Lani

Re: JUNKMARKET Style's 2009 Top "10" in Junk

K, I saw those bottle crates and thought they were so cool. Didn't know they were in your Top 10! I don't know what it is that draws me to things with little compartments and drawers?!? Loved those lockers, too! They were spectacular. Wish we could've just loaded everyone of them up and brought them home with us! The dog looks a little scary though. He'd certainly keep me away!

Lani

Re: Blossom

Very cute and spring-y!

Lani

Re: HERCULES POWER Mirror Project

Jenny, wowzers! What an awesome piece. Love, love, love the great patina, and the wording at the top is the icing on the cake. Cool!

Lani

Re: At Home with Bridie Murphy aka the Amazing and Beautiful Bridget!

Darn, Bridget! I'll have to have a talk with Georgia about her lead foot! (Just kidding, Geo-we love you lots!) But sorry we missed you. Next sale maybe???

Lani

Re: Old Shutter TV and Stereo cabinet

Wow! Ya'll do nice work! Love it!

Lani

Re: Vintage Tags

Your tags are wonderful. Would look awesome on a present!

Lani

Re: Gatherings - A Great Place to Shop for Good Junk

Next time I'll have to make sure I'm there the whole time. I feel like I missed out on so much! We'll have to do a whole Junk Market Junket! Lovely things at the Gathering, the vignettes look amazing. Oh, and so does Ms. Elizabeth. That dress was made for her!

Lani

Re: At Home with Bridie Murphy aka the Amazing and Beautiful Bridget!

Bridget was a hoot and I wish I could have spent more time with her and had a chance to see her house. It also looks like she's got some great style. She's a fun gal to hang out with. Someone even thought she was you. We were thinking we could have had her signing books at the booth while you were signing at Shelly's. LOL! Btw, Doug looks like he's having way too much fun in that pink room. Ha! Great pics!

Lani

Re: Faucet Knob Art Pieces

Jenny, what an amazing piece this turned out to be! Love the rusty metal. Truly a work of art!

Lani

Re: Block-O-Blocks

Jenny, your office must be spectacular! Such amazing projects and this is just another one of them. Wow!

Lani

Re: What's Happening at Warrenton, Marburger, Round Top?

Amy, sorry I missed you there and that you were unable to attend the Junk Gypsy Prom! It was an absolute gas! Maybe another time. Is it all so amazing. Can't believe there's so much stuff in such a small town. Incredible!

Lani

Re: Funky Funnel Lamp

Jim, you're lamp projects must be endless . . . you have such "bright" ideas! Haha! The root beer piece in the back is also incredible and fun. Is it vintage or another of your wonderful projects?

Lani

Re: City Wide Garage Sale, Georgetown, Texas

Darn, I missed it! Never actually been to a City-Wide Garage Sale. Looks like a great time!

Lani

Re: Coffeebot

He is so cute!!! I love coffee and he's very hot! LOL!

Lani

Re: ViNtaGe GLoBe LiGhT FiXtuRe VaSe

Perfect reuse! Very elegant and how simple!

Lani

Re: Old Window Mirror

What a beautiful window transformation. And to think you got it for FREE! Does your sis wish she kept it? Great job!

Lani

Re: Spring Arrives with Sue and Some Crew ...

Bridget, you sound like a hoot!! Can't wait to meet you in person. See you soon!

Lani

Re: spoon lite cosie

How cool is that! Love to see it all lite up. Welcome and thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us!

Lani

Re: OFFICE SUPPLY ORGANIZING

Janis, what a great use of this!! You are so very creative! I had one and held on to it for quite awhile not knowing what to do with it, and then finally got rid of it. DARN! That always happens.

Lani

Re: Altered Altar

What a great piece this is! I personally like it as is, it's just a great piece of art. But if you want it more functional, a shelf or bar would be fab, too. Is the back wood piece just stained plywood? If it's not good wood, I'd maybe think about painting it, too. But then I tend to like white, distressed pieces. Luky you to be the recipient of such a great find!

Lani

Re: ...More salvaged fencing!

Great salvaged items! Love the rake collage! You put everything together perfectly. It looks like it was all meant to be.

Lani

Re: Tin Ceiling Tile Shelf

Aah, I so adore vintage tin. You did a great job on this shelf. Love it!

Lani

Re: Another Alien spotting...

He's so cute! Fun for a garden and what great patina!

Lani

Re: Old portrait frame

This is so cool! Never heard of the product before, but I think I need to go get me some. Great job!

Lani

Re: RAD-ical Lamp

Jim, you just amaze me every time! This is so ingenius, I think everyone needs one! And your graphics are so perfect. It's just, well . . . totally RAD!

Lani

Re: To Ride a Horse is to Ride the Sky

Jenny, I think this is my favorite of all your pieces. The horse is just so beautiful!! What a find (thanks Geo)! I can see why you couldn't part with it. It really speak to you (or maybe that's a "Naaah"). Love it!

Lani

Re: PUT A LITTLE "SPICE" IN YOUR WORKROOM!!!

Janis, you really do have a knack of taking something useful and making it look beautiful, too! I recently purchased one of these, and just needed to find the right pieces to go with it. Thanks for the idea!

Lani

Re: A Vintage Decanter Lamp

Sue, love the lamp! Wonderful details. The shade is beautiful, too, and it really brings it up-to-date. Sad thing about Country Home. It was my favorite of all the magazines. Maybe it will come back eventually like Victoria Magazine did. We can only hope.

Lani

Re: March Floral Arrangement of the Month

Sue, I really need a floral class! Not my forte', but love your creations! The weather today really puts me into a "spring" mood. I have a few old mailboxes, burried somewhere...need to dig them up and attempt this!

Lani

Re: Benches made from Ugly old bed

Your benches turned out great. Your refinishing is awesome!

Lani

Re: Red Distressed Dresser

Ditto, on all the comments. Great job!

Lani

Re: pub window rescue

Alice, you got some great finds there. Love the old pub window. I bet you were screaming when you found that one. And you know me, I love anything architectural! I also, have that same style wire basket. Good stuff!

Lani

Re: Junky Clipboard Turned Handy Photo Holder

Candy, how special this project is! I love all your added details. I'm sure your sister will love it!

Lani

Re: Vintage Clock to Fresh Chic Chalkboard

Welcome, welcome, and congrats on your first post!!! What a transformation you've made on this! Looks wonderful!

Lani

Re: Industrial Style Lamp

I've never heard of squirrel cage fans either, but this turned out terrific! Great re-purpose!

Lani

Re: Former Nightstand turns into French Provincial Pet Bed . . .

What a cute little bed. Lucky dog! LOL! My cat's would probably love it,too. They love hiding under things! Thanks again!

Lani

Re: A Girlfriend for RePete -- Another Playful Pooch

Wow . . . great price! I'm sure everyone was thrilled. Nice of you to make another one. I'm sure new owner will equally thrilled with this one! Amazing job!

Lanni

Re: "Spirit in the Sky"

Very clever, Midge! I love Geo's comment, too! I'm sure your head is spinning,(along with the 45) LOL!

Lani

Re: How to Store Ribbons

Wow . . . how cute is that! That wagon was the perfect thing for this. I don't know how you think these things up?!!

Lani

Re: Twitter

I'm just trying to figure this darn Twitter out! It'll be great to see your updates, Sue, when you're on the road! Mine, not-so-much! LOL! I'll have to start doing more interesting things! My Twitter name is CottageElements (if anyone is interested or really cares). Ha!

Lani

Re: Recycled Jewelry

Gretchen, your jewelry pieces are extraordinary! You do such a wonderful job on them. I know first hand they are truly quality pieces! Love them!

Lani

Re: Nest Key Holder

Love this. Sweet and simple!

Lani

Re: It's "time" for spring...and cloches!

Andrea, I think we all have a thing for cloches! I was just thinking of doing something on them as I have a fairly large collection. These look amazing. I love the floor lamp base. I think that's my favorite. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for one of them!

Lani

Re: Spoon Flower Closeups AND Spoon Angels

Your flowers are wonderful! Can't wait to see what you do with the plates you found!

Lani

Re: Beater Tulips!!

Cynthia, looks like you're already in the spring spirit! Wish I could, but the snow on the ground doesn't help. Your tulips turned out great!

Lani

Re: Large table made from 2 x 10 lumber

Great job on the table! Love the little extra details you put on it. Welcome and thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Happy Easter & Welcome to our Booth!

Congrats, Kathy! Looks great. Have fun decorating and here's to your future success!

Lani

Re: Feeling "all" Right - Coffee Table

Jim, how does it feel to make women speechless! LOL. This is truly amazing. Awesome job! There's not much more I can add either!

Lani

Re: A Handmade Gift

Love this idea! What an awesome gift!

Lani

Re: Ready To WORK

Geo, what a great transformation! I'm so impressed. To think this was formerly a bathroom. I'm not half as organized as that. Here's looking forward to all your future projects!

Lani

Re: Junk Mail from Candy!

Kathy, you got a Candy-Gram! How cool! Love how it came together so wonderfully. Your button flowers look great it them. Love the Radio-Flyer they're on, too!

Lani

Re: JUNKY MANTELS

Love all your awesome rusty pieces. That gate is absolutely fabulous! And I love how it all comes together.

Lani

Re: Piano Bar

Missy, this project was right on key! Very ingenious!

Lani

Re: Finally got our "things" together...or as I like to say, got our "junk" together!

Your both looks absolutely wonderful. Wish you were closer. Congrats!

Lani

Re: It's 'Sew' Easy To Pretty Your Home

Candy, I'd sure love to come visit you :)! And what lovely things you have and so beautifully put together. You are so creative!

Lani

Re: Marburger Farm Antique Show and JUNKMARKET Partner with Houston Habitat for Humanity!

This is such a great organization to be partnering with! How exciting and rewarding. Can't wait to be able to be in Texas for this exciting event!

Lani

Re: "FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS"

Thanks, Janis, for posting this. How clever, creative, and useful!

Lani

Re: Piano Rolls on Parade

Great displays and pictures, Amy! I know what you mean about keeping this in their original condition, but then sometimes I just can't help myself!! But, when you start out being a person interested in antiques, it kind of makes you afraid to alter the condition of something as it takes away it's value. I did go through a phase were I was painting everything that moved practically, but have since moved on to looking for things with their own age worn patina. I guess it's what you like best that counts. Thanks Amy for your input. Love what you do!

Lani

Re: License plates are the key

Luv it! Great project!

Lani

Re: Do you see what I see?????

Wow! What a stash of goodies! We need to do a road trip! Awesome stuff . . . we need to visit you and Jenny! We could all come and play!

Lani

Re: Putting a Little Light on the Subject

Jenny, incredible project. You really are something . . . so creative. Oh, and Kathy, your comment really cracked me up . . . too funny!

Lani

Re: door knobs, old tin, & doors

Nice pieces, Alice. I'm sure your grandson loves his room at your house. I particularly love the old door knob piece.

Lani

Re: Farm Rescue

Oh, Cassie, this is soooo cool. What a wonderful save you made! And sentimental to boot. Love, love, love it!

Lani

Re: Arch Window Stained Glass!

Love the window. Beautiful!

Lani

Re: It's all about the wine...

Very creative. Your detail to everything is wonderful!

Lani

Re: Shutter Mail Holder

Great re-purpose! Don't you love shutters. The butter lid was ingenius!

Lani

Re: Repurposed Brass Dangle Necklace

Great piece! Welcome to JMS!

Lani

Re: Spice Rack

Wow, you must have put a lot of work into the wire detail on this spice rack. The detail is incredible. What did you use for the flower piece? Was that the tops of the Christmas bulbs, too? Ingenius!

Lani

Re: It's a Reel Lamp

Jim, the things you come up with are just amazing! I love everything you do. So glad you can share them with us!

Lani

Re: Beachy Bath Bucket Storage

This is the best time of year to be seeing something with a beach theme! It looks so welcoming and I love the colors. What a great pulley you found, too! Hope you spent your vacation some where warm!

Lani

Re: Picture Book . . . Na, na, na, na, na na.

Hi, Jim! Now you've just given me another song to be stuck in my head! LOL! Actually this is the song I was thinking of (another na, na, na song)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lde77E4PY4Q. Do you recognize it?

Lani

Re: Shabby Chalkboard Frame

I love chalkboards made with old frames. The drawer pull for holding the chalk is a great idea!

Lani

Re: Ready to Welcome Ya'll to Texas - A Rough Rider for Raffle

He's soooo cute! You did a fab job! Hope he get your cause lots and lots of $$$$$.

Lani

Re: Rockin Pot Holders

Linda, great re-use. Love the patina and the cross hooks are awesome. Can't believe your husband made them. Welcome to the site!

Lani

Re: Angel in the Outfield!

Midge, I guess this is what you would call "Angels in the Outfield", haha! Thanks!

Lani

Re: Potting Bench

Becs, you did a great job on your potting bench. Puts me in the gardening mood. We just got snow yesterday, so it'll still be a while. Thanks for inspiring us!

Lani

Re: Picture Book . . . Na, na, na, na, na na.

Hey, Melissa! That song was a song by the "Kinks" called Picture Book. It was in the Hewlett Packard commercial, and since I did this post I can't get it out of my head!! It's really a catchy tune . . . maybe too catchy. I need to start humming something else! Dang!

Lani

Btw, Gretchen and I found sound great things in Carver. Check out her blog at http://mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/02/fun-day-in-carver-mn.html. She took lots of pictures!

Re: Shoe Form Pencil/Post-It Note Holder

Don't you just love old shoe forms! They just have such a wonderful look. Thanks for sharing your find!

Lani

Re: pincushion

This looks absolutely scrumptious! You did a fab job on these . . . love 'em!

Lani

Re: Easter Piano Project

Cynthia, looks like you're ahead of the game for Easter! I still haven't done spring yet! Glad you were able to use the piano parts. I'm sure every time you look at the creations, you made they bring back great memories. Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Rusted light by Singer

Great job! Perfect marriage of the two pieces!

Lani

Re: My Painted Furniture

You are quite the artist! Great job!

Lani

Re: Texas and Gatherings ... and Lightheartedness

Looks like an awesome store . . . hope to be able to see it in person! Love all the little accents and embellishments. Can't wait! (PS I love, love, love aquariums!)

Lani

Re: Another Penny Project

Great little project . . . nice little message, too! Ha, ha! Made me laugh!

Lani

Re: Madeover Table found at Scott's Antique Market

What a great little table. Love the combination of the metal with the chippy wood. Great find!

Lani

Re: window table

What a great little table to display things. Looks lovely!

Lani

Re: Junkin' with Jenny K.

I'd love Jenny to give us all a class on creating with her. Maybe a video??? Your work room is absolutely amazing! Would have loved to be a little mouse in the corner. Looks like you had a awesome time!

Lani

Re: How to Contain Your Art Supplies

Oh, to be so organized. I'm jealous! I love those chick transporters. I have one for my laundry room, but it's not as narrow. I'd love some in that size for shelving. What a wonderful wicker suitcase, too. I need to get going and get organized!

Lani

Re: Play the Music, Not the Instrument

Jenny, you're artistic works are true genius! I love how everything came together. How clever to use the train tracks! You amaze me every time! Spectacular!

Lani

Re: Vintage Leather Suitcase

Jim, aren't suitcases awesome! There's so many uses for them. This one has great patina and looks great with all your other items. Super duper . . . .

Lani

Re: A project you can really hook your wagon to!

Midge, great idea on this! Who'd of thunk? Love the look of it!

Lani

Re: Waiting for spring!!

Great re-purpose, Diane. You did a great job!

Lani

Re: "To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give."

Jenny, I have to give you a hand on this one! LOL! They were just made for this project. You do an incredible job!

Lani

Re: Deep Fried Decor - A Floral Welcome

Candy, I'd love to find a restaurant supply store by me! Sue, any ideas for one around here? This is such an awesome piece with so many uses! Another great job!

Lani

Re: Push Lawnmower Lamp

Wow, Jenny! You really were ahead of your time. What a wonderful lamp!!! Love the "Gather" sign, too. Is that old? Your colors in this room are just incredible!

Lani

Re: "JUMP THROUGH THIS!!??!!" (project #2)

You sure have come up with a couple of great projects with those hoops! Very creative.

Lani

Re: Old faucet peg shelf

What a great little piece! It turned out awesome. . . would be wonderful on the wall in a laundry room!

Lani

Re: Junk Vacation - Part III (final chapter, I promise)...my finds!!

Kathy, looks like you had a great time in FL! Wow, I'm so jealous! I'd love to be somewhere warm! The test tube holder is awesome . . . love to see what you'll do with it. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

Lani

Re: Just great grates!

Love all the grates! If you've noticed in my past posts, I have quite a few myself. I love the grate with the candles lined up in the front. I'll have to try to get to your Junk Fest this year. Thanks for posting!

Lani

Re: Recycled Sweater and Coats Now live as Brooches!

Love these. They turned out spectacular. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Lani

Re: Waterski seating projects

Very creative!

Lani

Re: curbside find..

What a wonderful find. Free is always good!

Lani

Re: Centrifuge Pencil & Pen Holder

Cool piece, Jenny! You have the greatest ideas! Very industrial!

Lani

Re: Industrial Lamp Turned Display

Awesome piece! Love all the rust!

Lani

Re: Have a Great Valentine's Day!

Wow! Looks like your daughter takes after you! Love the arrangement!

Lani

Re: Kick-Off for Junk Beautiful Outdoor Edition in Texas

Sue, these pictures looks awesome! Can't wait until the book comes out. If it's anything like the first two, it'll be spectacular!

Lani

Re: Junk Beautiful DVD Excerpt

Wow, our first video on the site! Love this and your house is so awesome! Junkers, you need to see the entire video! It's well worth it. I know the CVS by my house already sold out of it, so better hurry before they're all gone!

Lani

Re: 1 Deli Dispenser, How Many Ways?

Awesome repurpose, Amy! I think my fav is the bathroom one with the towels and bath accessories. Very cool piece!

Lani

Re: "Distant Memories" Shadow Box

Great job, Gretchen. Everything came together wonderfully! I love all the little elements you put into it. It's so you! I know this was quite the challenge and I loved how all the projects turned out. It was fun to see how different they were, too. Each with their own signature. This was so much fun!! Thanks, Sue, for getting all our minds a spinning!

Lani

Re: Rusty Sprocket End Table

Very cool table, Jenny. Right up my alley! Absolutely perfect match. They are MFEO!

Lani

Re: Keeping Time With the "Rhythm" of Life

Yeah, Georgia! Third times a charm, and this turned out, well, charming! Love the big clock and it really seems everything just came together perfectly. The hook you held up the clock with is wonderful and all the elements really add to it's "charm". Absolutely perfect!

Lani

Re: Simple Piano Roll Projects

Candy, wonderful as ever. You make even simple projects looks so elegant. And your photographs are superb! Love everything about this. Sure glad this is a challenge and not a contest! Great job!

Lani

Re: Piano Roll Challenge - Paper Roses!

I just realized this project causes me to break out into song . . .

"Paper Roses, Paper Roses . . . "

My bad! I just couldn't help myself! LOL!

Lani

Re: An En-Lightening Project that's Music to My Ears!

Thanks everyone for all your kind comments. I actually don't think my paper was as bad as what some of the others got. The problem I had was to get the wrinkles out of it. I guess it adds to the charm :) NDJunkGirl, I actually have one out of a clarinet that I received from a friend. That's what gave me the idea. Don't know how hard it is to do on a clarinet though. But what a keepsake it would be! Still waiting to see all the rest of the ideas. The ones I've seen so far have been fab!

Lani

Re: Presto Change-o

What a simple project! Love it, Geo!

Lani

Re: Eight Ways to Deliver a Valentine

Sue, great ideas for gifts. I love the bank deposit bag, it would be great for my son. He'd use it often! I also am partial to beakers. Btw, the piece in the back looks vagely familiar. You didn't happen to purchase at the Nickel? I think it was mine. I hope our booth didn't look to horrible. Haven't been there for awhile. Was gonna go this week, but unfortunately been laid up with the flu!

Lani

Re: Music For My Soul - Contributor Challenge

Jim, you really out-did yourself on this one. You did an increadible job! Love how tied it in with memories from your past. Awesome piece!

Lani

Re: Mailbox turned table...

This worked out perfect for a little table. Love the paper you put on top! Welcome to JMS and thanks posting!

Lani

Re: Kitchen Redo

Wow, what a great kitchen redo! Who would have thunk you used wallpaper to achieve this. Awesome job!

Lani

Re: Piano Roll Challenge - Paper Roses!

What a beautiful job you did with your piano roll! Love everything about it. I was thinking the luminary looked a little like birch bark, too. I know now what to do with my leftovers! Thanks for the idea!

Lani

Re: A few projects that are truly For The Birds!

Midge, these turned out great! I particulary love the globe one. It makes me laugh. Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Sewing Room Wall Peg

Fun, simple idea! I love the idea of using it to hang pictures!

Lani

Re: Sewing Cabinet Shelf

You did a beautiful job on this shelf! Love the details on it. Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: Gumdrop Earring Tree

Great repurpose. Works perfect for an earring tree!

Lani

Re: Thanks for the Inspiration

Great job on the bench. Turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Lani

Re: "JUMP THROUGH THIS!!??!!" (project #1)

Very pretty, Janis Love the magnet you used on it, too! Looks like a piece of jewelry. You are one talented gal!

Lani

Re: Grate-ful Junk Decor

Hi, Amy! I too was sick all week (had the flu!) so am slow to congratulate you. So excited to have you join us! You have such great ideas and your photography is exceptional. Looking forward to some awesome projects from you!

Lani

Re: Through the garden gate

You have a beautiful garden! The garden gate is wonderful and $5 to boot! Love those kinds of finds. Thanks for sharing and welcome to JMS!

Lani

Re: Super Sunny Sunday Swap at the Sunset

Geo, I love everything you got! Can't wait for flea market season to start here! Still have to wait a few months. Darn!

Lani

Re: Little Ditty About Jack and Diane....

Your stories are almost as much fun as your projects!! You are too funny! I love vintage bottles and I love the idea to use this for a dinner party and send a bottle home. I'm gonna have to remember this one.

Lani

Re: How to Hang a Portrait with Junk

These pieces look vaugely familiar . . . love the look of this! Kind of has an industrial feel. The color of the walls look fab with the silver, too! And I really like how simple it is!

Lani

Re: Berry Basket Frame

Jim, this is really thinking out side of the box (or maybe inside of the box?!!) You are so creative. Love the cart table to. Who'd of thunk? Oh, wait . . . YOU! Thanks again. Can't wait to see your piano roll project! I'm sure it'll be fab!

Lani

Re: "PLAY A LITTLE SONG FOR ME!!!"

Janis, wow! What else can I say. Absolutely wonderful. So perfect a thing to do with those roles. I'm with Georgia, I'm call in sick, too! LOL. Actually I am done, just need to work on posting them. But how can I top this????

Lani

Re: Tin Ceiling Tile Picture

Welcome to posting! See, it's not that hard. Love the projects. I have a love to vintage tin tiles, so am drawn to that one especially. Thanks for sharing.

Lani

Re: "DON'T FORGET THE BOX"

Wow! It is hard enough for me to finish one, let alone two! Great job!

Lani

Re: Photo Wall

Wow, what a great job! I love how simple this looks. I also love the fact that you don't have to put holes in the walls to hang the pictures!

Lani

Re: 1920's warehouse factory metal and glass windows from the scrap yard

What a score! How fortunate for you to find such a staff!

Lani

Re: Recycled Shelf

Awesome job on the self. You were very resourceful. Thanks for sharing and welcome to JMS!

Llani

Re: Artist's Bouquet

Great repurpose and sooo useful. Great job!

Lani

Re: A true "junky" to "funky" transformation

This is a awesome repurpose. I've had a lot of crochet sets, but nothing like this one. I'll have to keep my eye out for one now! Looks like you might even have a bottle of my favorite wine in it! Btw, I think you should show the finished product first. It looks so great and entices others to look to see more. Thanks again!

Lani

Re: THIS CHAIR AIN'T FOR SITTIN' NO MORE...

Wow, what a great garden chair! I have a couple of these that I use and I love the shape of them. It looks great as a water fountain and I love the rustiness of it. Very creative and welcome to JMS!

Lani

Re: Altered Art Card

Gretchen, this is just precious. You are so good at emblishing things. The funny thing about the little girl in the picture, it looks like my husband when he was little. He had that blond curly hair, believe it or not! Don't think he was too angelic though (according to his Mom). LOL!

Lani

Re: THE MENOPAUSAL WOMAN---JUNK STYLE

Christy, she is truly wonderful! Love it! A bunch of us junkers were just at an antique store and spent a good amount of time talking about hot flashes! She would have fit right in with the conversation! LOL!

Lani

Re: Candle Sconce

These turned out great, Jim. You are truly a master of your craft! Love the large sign I see in the picture, too. Did you make that one or is it an original?

Lani

Re: Wine Bar/ Sofa Table

Bec, love this piece! Great colors! You did an awesome job!

Lani

Re: Vintage Jewelry Redesigned

Gretchen, your jewelry is always so unique and wonderfully done. I love how you take the old jewelry and use it to make new. I love the one with the tassel. I'm gonna have to come over and go shopping!

Lani

Re: