Sherman, TX, US

Proud Texan and vintage hoarder. (Well, a very organized hoarder)

I have been collecting vintage treasures/junk for many years. I have been told "born too late" throughout my life. I venture off to estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores and antique festivals on a weekly basis. Half the stuff I come across I keep, the other half I upcycle/restore. I love the idea of giving something a new purpose instead of a one way ticket to the landfill. Don't get me wrong. I am no hippie that drives a Prius and reuses bath water. I drive a 1954 Oldsmobile that gets 8 miles to a gallon. But hey... I only drive once a week if that helps.

I look forward to the challenges that comes with saving a vintage item. Sometimes it can be frustrating when tools won't cooperate and spray cans become temperamental. The reward at the end is worth all the !@#$&%@# and occasional bruising.

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Gender: Female

Birthday: 12/20/1971

Member Since: 03/23/2013

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Upcycled Vintage Cookie/Candy Tin Bird Feeders

An abundance of cookie/candy tins at thrift stores and garage sales make these so fun to do. Usually connected with a candlestick and topped off with different vintage items such as a metal light...

Ringo's Octopus Garden

Mr. Octopus is made from a plain chandelier, a vintage glass light sconce, aluminum tart molds, and bottle cap/washers for the eyes. Painted it all a periwinkle blue. He can be used as a bird feeder...

Sizzling Mid Century Wall Art

Picked these up at a local thrift store. These are vintage, made in Japan wood holders for metal BBQ plates.

How Grate Owl Art

Hootie the Owl is created from a vintage grater, peeler, tea infuser, bottle opener and finished with an aluminum vintage spade cookie cutter. He asked not to be painted as he is sensitive to enamel...

Vintage Retro Blue Aluminum Space Age Bird Feeder

Measurements: 9.5" x 18"Space age feeder has been repurposed from a vintage 1950's light sconce, pink hammered aluminum lid and wood finial. It is held together with wire. Painted a pearlescent blue.

Recent comments

Re: Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder

I am digging the whole Jetson's vibe ;)

Re: The Name of the Game: Come Out & Play

Fantastic job! A mini museum and a feast for the eyes! This would most certainly fit into my home ;)

Re: Industrial - Dorm Room Table

Totally dig this!! My parents never gave me anything this cool :(

Re: Electrolux Redux

This blew me away. Incredible!!

Re: Louisiana Map & Vintage Yardstick Writing Desk

Not a big fan of chalk paint. But after seeing this, you may have changed my mind. Great job!

Re: How Grate Owl Art

Thanks everyone! Hootie was sold yesterday. The buyer told me he will be a surprise graduation gift. Perhaps he will share his wisdom with the new grad :)

Re: Repurposed Roller Skate Truck No. 10: Double-Axle Heavy Hauler

Love the bumper guard!

Re: Stained Glass House numbers

Unique and gorgeous :)

Re: Repurposed Red Wagon & Singer Sewing Machine Base Storage Table

So many things to admire when looking at your fab creations. A visual symphony for the eyes!

Re: Simon Barker's New Bed

Good job! Simon looks mighty comfy :)

Re: Vintage Retro Blue Aluminum Space Age Bird Feeder

Thanks so much! Your enthusiasm is encouraging :)