I mixed what I call primitive items with new. Somehow it works for me. I love to get new ideas from the internet. Even shopping on ebay you can get some great ideas. Pottery Barn is another place for great ideas. I just happened across your site and love it.

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Silver or Silver Plated, Don't know, but love the look.

While looking for some pressed tin hearts for my bedroom I ran across these peices.  I just love them.  Going to display them, just don't know how are where yet.

Spring into spring with a fun Easter display

1. Two teir tray display.2. Pink & Yellow for Easter.3. Bird & Bloom ribbon.4. All lit up tea candle in Easter chick egg holder.5. Easter Chick candle holder & candle peach.Happy Easter...

Rustic Easter

Getting ready for easter in a rustic way.

Another Junk Market Swap Christmas Decor

Thank you Tibby.  I love the way this peice holds the lil bird nest and berries dangeling over the top right.  After Christmas I plan to repurpose this peice.  =-)

Junk Market Swap Just In Time For Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, I received my Junk Market Swap package from a sweet lady that sent me wonderful treasures.

I Love Junk Market Swaps!!!

Perfect swap partner is Tibby.  Thank you Tibby for the great treasures you sent.  I couldn't wait.  I had to open the package as soon as it arrived.  I was like a lil kid.And I...

Christmas illumination, Add on's

New add ons to my Christmas display.  

Snowmen Lighting The Way For Hot Chocolate

What a better place for the lil snowman to light up is a Hot Chocolate Station, nesteled in the corner of my kitchen.  Thanks to others on JMS to share there beautiful creative work on their Hot...

Some Thrift Store Bowls Made A Christmas Theme

Celebrating Christmas JM Style with thrift store finds.  What a fun and thrifty way to decorate.

The Reflection Of Christmas Using Mirrors

A reflection of Christmas using mirrors to give that special look using old antique mirrors.

Thanksgiving, Here We Come. . .

I'm sorry about some of the pictures being to the side or upside down.  It was showing correctly on my computer but when uploaded it was off.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  

Dough Bowl Christmas Display

This is the same dough bowl I had a fall display in.  Now it's dressed the table up for Christmas.

Country Charm

I have been on the hunt for a china hutch and located one from a place on the internet.  Solid maple and only paid $100.00.  On top is a old metal basket that is serving as my fall decor...

Dough Trencher Display

I love the rustic / primitive look as my family room display.  I searched for a dough trencher for a long time.  I really wanted a old one, but the price was just too high.  So I...

Recent comments

Re: Bedroom Bar for that Morning Java Jolt!

I love your coffee bar. Your vintage pieces are awesome.

Re: REMINDER! Times All Most Up! JUNK Swap.....2013 Edition!


I have been watching my email. I'm at
Anywhooo.... I get a ton of email. I am afraid that I missed seeing who you paired me up with. Please email me again. I emailed you on January 3rd. I so love to do the swap. It was fun last year.
Thank you,
Suzy (Susan Payne)

Re: REMINDER! Times All Most Up! JUNK Swap.....2013 Edition!

I did this last year and loved doing it. I love gathering treasures from my collection and trading with someone else on their treasures. I shop at good will and have some awesome finds. This was great fun last year and will be again. I'm still using the things that I received last year. Thanks for doing this again Sue.

Re: Manly Mirror

I love what you did to transform the mirror. Manly / Rustic, very nice.

Re: Shabby, Salvaged Wood Tray

I love the country and yet rustic look of your wonderful tray (box). That would look great for a pic in a country or southern magazine. Very creative.

Re: Anatomy of a "Junk" Room

Great space to do crafts. Great junk finds and very creative way to use what you found. Love it.

Re: Hardware, Rust, and Rhinestones

Love your cardholders. Awesome and very creative.

Re: Petite Ruffled Rose and Grey Filigree Necklace ..

Love the necklace that you created. A beautiful peice. Not only are you very creative in your jewerly peice, but in the beautiful way you potrey it here in the pictures. You have a great tallent and two art forms.

Have a blessed day,


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


love, love, love your jewerly pieces. Awesome!

Re: Tool box "jewelry" box

I love your was old tool box / now jewerly box. And it hosting your vintage mirror collection is just perfect.

Re: An Easy Nature Inspired Winter Garland

Gosh, Donna, there is not a design or art that you do that I don't just love it. You are very tallented. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Re: Marburger Farms - Garden Edition


Did you happen to see Robin from Magnolia Pearl's booth at Marburger Farms? She does this show too. Her stuff is different. She makes and repurposes lace, textiles with furniture and clothing. Where we do a lot of repurposing with what ever goodies (junk) we can find.
Just wondering?

That One Hippie Chick
From Georgia =-)

Re: Teacher Gifts with Junque Appeal

That is a neat gift for teachers. I have a Vintage School book. The one that says Run Jane Run! You just got me creative mind working here. I may just scan some of the pages and do something with them. Thanks.
*Merry Christmas*

Re: Illuminated Cream Bucket

Love what you did with the cream buckets. Love your porch display. Lanette, send me some of that beautiful snow. I'm in Gerogia. I want a white Christmas! ::smiles::
*Merry Christmas*

Re: Christmas Bells

Wish I had a barn to ramage through. I love your Christmas door decor. What a great idea. *Merry Christmas*

Re: Christmas Eve Lamp

Hey Jim, I'm in the south, way down south and Santa is getting grits and sweet milk when he comes to my house. We say sweet milk so yall won't think Santa is getting buttermilk! I love the light for Santa. *Merry Christmas*

Re: Junk Swap 2011

I love it. How fun and creative.

Re: Our Kitchen Island Transformation

OK, just so yall all know. My husband's keyboard sticks. And beautiful in now corrected!!!

Re: Our Kitchen Island Transformation

I love the end results. Beauiful. Your right, a K. island would cost around $1000.00 for one that size. $35.00, I love rag to riches stories like this.

Re: Holiday Mantel

Oh I love your Junky mantle. Very nice looking. =-)

Re: Christmas brooch restyled into necklace

Cassie, I love the necklace that you made from the beads and beautiful brooch.

Re: HUGE...Antique Corbel Floor Lamp

Jim, that is a expensive looking lamp. You did a great job in creating a art peice that is functional for lumination.

Re: Winter Greetings Basket

Awesome Love the mixture of items you used. The belt buckle was a neat idea.

Re: Repurposed Folding Rulers

I love your Christmas wall art. Very creative use of rulers. I love the tree make out of the rulers.

Re: Christmas Table Arrangements

So pretty. Love the carolers singing in the mist of the arrangement.

Re: Vintage Christmas on River Forest

I love you vintage Christmas display. And that Co-cola Santa is too cool. =-)

Re: Vintage Christmas Collection

I love the vintage ornaments, Santas, etc. too.
My son's best friend's wife was looking all over for vintage ornaments. She said everywhere she looked they were very high. She checked garage sales, specialty shops, too too high. She was in the thrift store just browsing and saw a large bag with a elf sticking out of the top. The bag was taped shut, so she just took a chance on the "grab bag" that cost her a whopping $2.00 (great price huh?) and low an behold it was packed full of her vintage ornaments, santas and elves. She was ecstatic.
I love looking at your vintage goodies.

Re: Cabin in the snow

Oh my goodness. That is a beautiful lil cabin. Love it!

Re: Wagon Wheel for Christmas Gathering

What a perfect wall display for Christmas. Love the rustic star that adds a great touch.

Re: My Redesign on a Redesign!

I love it. It says Christmas in a wonderful country setting way.

Re: Some Thrift Store Bowls Made A Christmas Theme

Tonight, my son threw a fork to my daughter at the table and hit one of the candle holders and chipped it in two places. I will be putting clear tape over the chips and paint clear fingernail polish to seal it and keep it for being sharp. Thank goodness I know how to fix things. HA. And to think, my son is only 24 years old and works at the hospital here. He's a anesthesiologist assistant. I told him, that I don't know if I would want someone putting me to sleep who throw forks across a kitchen. =-(

Re: Barn trees for the "Holiday Walk"

I love your tree. And what a neat holiday event to be part of, a holiday home tour. I have always wanted to go on a holiday home tour. Can't wait to see your other Christmas decor.

Re: Have Yourself a Junky Little Christmas!

I love it. Its creative, fun and very festive. Have a Merry Christmas.

Re: Frames in a Frame

I love the look of the frames inside the mantle. What a treasure, each lil painting that your grandmother painted.

Re: Cider Jug Lamp

I love you lamp. Great idea. Great look.

Re: Harvest TIME

I love your mix of old and new. Such a beautiful table display.

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

I have tried all night to post a pic. I resized the pic to 480 x 640 pizel jpg. And it will not load up. Not mind you I have posted a ton of pics on facebook and my churches web-site with no promblem at at. And suggestions or info that you can give to help me out.


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

I love your great creations Donna. I too just dried some Hydrainas that are the same colors that you had displayed. I'm about to post pictures of them. =-)


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


Beautiful fall displays. I love the colors of fall and your displays show those beautiful colors. Love the sheet music and fall wreath with leaf display.

Re: simple barn shelf

I love it. I have a mirror that looks like barn wood and tree bark. I love the look of rustic.
Great job.


Re: How to Use Candles that No Longer Burn

That is pretty Sue. Great idea. I have thrown away a lot of candles. Thank you for the idea.

Re: Happy Memorial Day

Love the flag, Jim. I remember woolworth's when I was a kid. I went with my Mom and Grandmother there shopping.
Happy 4th everyone.

Re: Pets and junk

I love your pics of your projects along with your beautiful cat. I have 2 boston terriers that are by my side all the time. I love my babies!!!

Re: I'm just ducky....

Oh gosh, don't you just love the thrift store finds. Your ducks are too cute and love the grass in them too.

Re: Pipe Wrench Grasshopper

Love the grasshopper. It's neat looking.

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

That is a awesome find. Love the way you used it to display the fish plates. Makes me want to go to the beach.

Re: 100 YEAR OLD DOOR ~ Part Deux ~

I love what you did with the awesome looking door. Nice frame for a beautiful picture. Love the colors.

Re: Cool as Ice Junk

I love it. It's rustic looking and I love rustic. Makes me want to sit and have a glass of wine.

Re: Bedroom Ceiling Fan Redo

I love your repurposed fan. I have been wanting to do the same thing. I have a great fan in my bedroom that needs updating with a lil spray paint.
Thank you for sharing yours.

Re: Vintage Camera

If you search online, I bet you could find film for that camera. I have seen some companies that sell film for vintage cameras. People still like to use them to do photography work. Have fun.

Re: "Something To Crow About"

Love the crow sign you make. It's a perfect rustic piece. Would love to see your pumpkins and crow arrangement when you pull them out for fall.

Re: It's a trashy day in the neighborhood.

Great finds, and great saying: All's fair in love and junkin'
::love it::

Re: Rusted Cable Box Cover

I love that. Looks great. What a great find. We have a saying around here, "If its free, its for me"