Warne, NC, US

I started out to auction and antique sales for finding things to sell to pay medical bills. Then I got involved with mixed media art and starting finding the not so good things for my art that could be reused or recycled, instead of dumpstered.
Now, I love old cutter quilts, watches, metal & glass pieces of anything disposed of, especially non-matching, old china, vintage linens, puzzles,game pieces, flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores are the best, even the trash on the street that I can save from the landfills!

This is my first year for the Texas event but I look forward very much. I will be looking you up.

I did get to meet Sue and got two of her books. The weeklong event was fabulous and I hope to return every year. ~ Etsy Handmade

http://frstyfrolk.etsy ~ Etsy Vintage

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Unfinished Attic Craft Room - Making Space to Organize using others Junk Recycle Upcycle

I have found a use for closet racks and old CD holders, anything with slats to hang things from such as

Ribbon Holders made from galvanized gutters recycled from dump site

I found these two gutters at the recycle site we go to and I immediately thought these would make great ribbon holders , then I found another one at a later visit to make three total and I could use...

Junk Market Swap December 2011

  I received Sara Swanson (Vintage Cosmo) as my Junk Swap Partner to exchange Vintage Junk in ourJunk Market Swap,  December 2011. I received a delightful present from Sara before I had...

Globe Southern Hemisphere Floor Lamp

I saw the lamps " Eat your way around the World" by Melissa Howard and got an idea to make my own also. Thanks Melissa for the idea!   Smiles, Cyndi

Globe The Northern Hemisphere Lamp

 Northern Hemisphere Globe Tablelamp made with all vintage trims, materials, J.R.R. Tolkien Saying: "Not All who Wander are Lost"  and charm," Discover" Upcycle Globe Sphere I got my idea...

Our First Garden Fountain in 2007

My first garden fountain came about when I  went to dog sit at the Hiwassee River in 2007. I was there a week and we lived right on the river. I fell in love with the rivers stones that...

Our New/Old Garden Fountain 2

    I found the Three Pewter Bowls at the Thrift store and my husband put them together with a  weed eater blade holding a solid pewter tray for base and Pipe, washers, and fittings...

My display of cloches, light globe fixture, recycle, reuse, upcycle

I read Lanette Lorsung articule and had to go make a display too of my own.  

Recent comments

Re: Shelves

I love your organization. I am striving fir it but it will take me awhile!

Smiles, cyndi

Re: Junkin Around the House

You do such lovely displays! I love the hammer door knob!

All your displays are beautiful and you have great stuff!

Smiles, cyndi

Re: Our guardian Angel

I love this, so beautiful!

I have some fan blades to make dragonflies with, I do have plenty so maybe here is another use.
I just love her!

Our scarecrow is just so traditional, a pole in overalls and hat holding a flower pot.

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Repurposed Parts Whimsical Lamp

Very cute!
Smiles, cyndi

Re: Repurposed License Plate Clipboards

I adore this idea!

Smiles, cyndi

Re: Recycled Garden Frog Fairy Garden Totem

I am loving this!

Re: So Long, Dish, Hello Bird Bath!

fabulous idea!

Re: Kitchen Fairy Garden

cute ideas!

Re: Bird of Pair-A-Dice

So creative Lauretta,

This is fabulous!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Jewelry from magazines?

Oh My! I collect magazines from the thrifts and am looking to make some jewelry!

Thanks for this fabulous idea! I saw some Christmas china n a Dillards' ad that would be awesome, so the newspaper is a good source also.

I am getting my scissors, Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Vintage Ornaments

How cute and easy to do with whatever junk I have collected!

Super idea for the holidays!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Ode to the Birch Tree and the Great Outdoors

This is fabulous! The whole corner is awesome!

I am going to paper wrap some branches also, thanks for the idea!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Even more angels...

Refreshing idea!

I have to find an old chair now!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Holiday wreaths

What a fabulous idea!

I am lovin' it!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Globe Southern Hemisphere Floor Lamp

Many thanks for all your comments!
It was fun making them just deciding what to do with what as I went. No detailed plans and make it as we go and my husband had to tell me when to stop!
Smiles, Cyndi

Re: How To Resize Photos

I am having trouble resizing to be acceptable. I have uploaded in the past and had trouble. I don't understand the image pixals and mb, I tried with my kodak easyshare sizes and under custom I need the numbers to put in.
I do have picasa with my flicker account. I will try there.

Thanks for all the advice, Smiles, cyndi

Re: eat your way around the globe lamps

I adore this idea, I got started working on one too! I have the globe on a lamp base that needed a unique shade and this is perfect. I am just trying to decide the trim to use. I have three or four to choose from and it is so hard to make a decision.

I got a vintage suitcase filled with trims and seam bindings, What a great find it was!

I adore your necklace idea, I came back to see what you used!
Thanks and Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Ceiling Shade Repurposed

I have been using the discarded light fixtures I find at the thrift store for the same thing, A candle and poupourri, or with acorns and pine cones, BUT, I never thought to add a chain to hang them! Great idea to use the battery LED candle also.

Thanks, I will use this idea in my new consignment booth! I filled and beveled glass one with gold and white balls, (large size) and someone bought all the the balls from it.
I also had some of the balls on a brass stand and they left them alone. (Grins)

Oh well, Let's think what else we can use these for? Oh, I also used them in my photo here I sent in regarding cloches. They are great for a vintage look setting!

Many thanks for sharing your display and idea.
Smiles, Cyndi

Re: eat your way around the globe lamps

I have a globe in my garage without a bottom holder, What a fine idea! Smiles, Cyndi

Re: A peek into our booth at the Scott Antique Market

What a fun booth, many thanks for sharing the photos! Clocks are always fun, you do have a few to choose from! Great show!

Smiles, cyndi

Re: A Ho-Ho - Whole lotta Christmas Junk!

Thanks for telling and showing us the hay unloader, a mininature?, well I wish I was a farm girl! I adore your jewelry tree and assortment of Merry christmas letters, your clock box filled with a white coat Santa and goodies, snow people, jars and trees! The pine cone tree is awesome too with the tubes!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Christmas Vacation...tree

You did a fabulous job with the pennants, I adore the tree topper and that great petal car! Hang on to all of it! Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Rooster's Transformed into Tassels

You did a fabulous job, their is always another way to display than the obvious, that is part of the fun of junking(or not-junking) Let's say, re-purposing!

smiles, cyndi

Re: A Handmade Holiday - Chat With Me Live on the Gorilla Glue Facebook Page

Sorry I missed you chat but I will go fan Gorilla Glue Now!

Smiles, cyndi

Re: How to Create Sterling Silver Ornaments on the Cheap

I better go look through my box of metals to paint, Hey, you have given me a new idea if any match. Thanks Sue!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Junk-O-Rama Prom Memory Frame

I was there also! I met Sue and got her two books signed and met the Junk Gypsies also. I never would have thought of an old Post Office box but BRILLIANT Idea!

And the idea is so fitting for the occasion too. I hope to be back spring 2010 also.

Smiles, cyndi

Re: Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is a Gigantic Pile of Junk

What a fabulous idea you have come up with. Be Proud!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Hollydaze make me smile!

You have done a fabulous job re-doing this! Looks Awesome!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Hope Inside...

Great idea for the spring and of course it is awesome. I just pulled some springs myself, what a fabulous idea! Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Not exactly "choirs'' of angels, but I do have a few

They are awesome and you have a great assortment of metal wings! smiles, Cyndi

Re: Alice in Winter Wonderland

I love it, Great idea for ALICE!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Repurposed Antiques goes to Market

You do have fabulous booth. This is my dream to be doing something like you are. Great Going!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: What's New Pussy Cat - Contributor Challenge

I do really love this! And Tom Jones!

It does fit the song well, oh the 60's memories of him with my girlfriend. You did a fabulous job!

Smiles, cyndi

Re: Happy Autumn

That is one awesoem cart your found. I love the size and you made it fabulous with Fall decorations, I am sure it will be beautiful ALL year!

Smiles, Cyndi

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

It is absolutely beautiful Lanette! I am also so thankful to you for explaining what the items were in a past life as I am still learning farm equipment. But, what an awesome door decoration you created!
I love cedar greens and need to go wander myself.

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: "FALL"ing for the Springfield Extravaganza - Part I...

What a fabulous looking booth shop! Oh, How I wish I was there too. I love all the ideas you are sharing! It is such a fun atmosphere! SMiles, Cyndi

Re: Simply Said

Opps, that is 12 inches for the Expressions! I have a cat on my lap, sorry for that mistake....

Smiles, Cyndi and purrrrrs from Blck

Re: Simply Said

Well, I better unpack mine.I have a cricut and should have got the expressions, if you get one ,it cuts up to 12' instead of the 6 inches I got. Well, like I say itis still in the box. I need to make time to play as I l love words also. I got a bunch of cartridges with lots of cutouts to learn about.

Smjiles, Cyndi

Re: You Can't Take the Fancy Out of Fancy...

Another fun piece from this and that put together for a fabulous new trio of elements! Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Warrenton, bay-bee!

I Love seeoing the great junk finds and hard to call them junk they are so awesome. I sure do miss being in Warrenton this fall, but I was there last spring. I still WISH I was there!

Great going, Awesome to have a store to shop for!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Bed Spring Candle Holder

I have the rusty crusty bed springs in my etsy shop, Just need to find a bell ringer,thinking if what I can sub for it.

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Sometimes it's ok to break a dish (or two)...

I am like you when you started , I have a binful of china to break up and use, but have not started it yet.

Your projects are awesome. I would say you are a master at it and can do whatever your desire. Of course, I adore the dragonfly as that is ME! Your tables and cabinet are wonderful. Thanks for the idea of the beach ball. And I have a bowling ball just sitting in my garden waiting to get done.

Many thanks for the ideas and prodge to get me going!

SMiles, Cyndi


You have Great Junk! I love the antique Ice bucket also, What fun can be made with that? Keep it up and thanks for sharing!

I have a garage full of stuff! I need to sell it or use it to make room!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: A birdhouse with a twist

I love these ideas! FabulOus!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: July Floral of the Month

What a lovely idea for the Holiday! Beautiful; photos and a fabulous idea with the bag, Smiles, Cyndi

Re: What do you do with a bedspring, fabric and shuffle board puck? Make an Art Doll of course!

What a fabulous idea to do with a bedspring! I collect them too!

smiles, Cyndi

Re: June Floral of the Month

Okey, I am looking for a crate! We have many casters on hand from trying to keep our ottoman rolling and moveable! Great Idea for the Daisies, they are one of my favorite flowers and I DO collect bottles; beer, soda, wine, olive oil, any kind!

It would also be a nice way to root my chocolate and peppermint
I grow, Just pluck off a leaf for your mojoto, or tea and when it roots,you have plants for more, they duplicate all over very fast, so be ready to share it with your friends!


Re: It's a Salad Spinner

This is really a fabulous idea, who'da thought? I will have to look for the metal more when I am out and about. I like the universal ideas of salads and candy, how about a jewelry display in the bowls and keep the tuba flowers vase always in anything? How about maybe even a lace and ribbon organizer also? Let's keep thinking!

smiles, Cyndi

Re: Simple Piano Roll Projects

These are Awesome Ideas Candy, Who'da thought?

I have that lampshade in the garage, going to work! But no piano rolls, I wish! I will find something!

Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Organize Your Desk with Dominoes

I have several sets of dominos that are new. Do you know how to grunge them to look old and used?

I also have some black dominos from an estate sale that are souvineer "Washington Capitol" dominos. Any ideas?, The color bleeds also.

Many thanks, Cyndi

Re: How to Contain Your Art Supplies


Your inventive ways never cease to amaze. I wish I lived closer to all these chickie items you use! I know I need to do more outdoor flea markets. IT was an honor to have met you in Texas and I don't call that a flea Market! WOW!

Your descriptions are over the top! I am in desperate need of room. I thik I need a barn to work in. But, my little workrooms are full and I need these space organizers more than you ever know!

Thanks for all the inspirations and ideas you share. I did have a ton of clear plastic shoe boxes. and I shall now open up my decorative tins to USE THEM!
Smiles, Cyndi

Re: Catch Me on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda!

Thanks Sue for the autographed Books at Marburger Farms last week at Spring Week in Texas. Iknow I will be sing a third soon and after this a series will follow. I know this as you are so talented with ideas.

I will be tuned in on Monday and starting my re-organization with reduce, reuse,recycle and upcycle using some of your ideas!

smiles, cyndi/frstyfrolk

Re: Junk Vacation - Part II

I just adore the sites you have to stop, trun around and go back too!



I love your green table with the pottery! Great Look,
smiles, cyndi





Now, see I am learning, in the past I would have just hung on my backyard fence. Now, to make a lamp or whatever, great ideas, I am opening my eyes and ears! smiles, cyndi

Re: Problem solved

Awesome idea, I had done a photo frame with wearring at a consignmnet booth, but everyone has more than that will hold. I adore this!

smiles, cyndi

Re: I feel like felting...

Awesome, I would love to see your crazy quilt.

smiles, cyndi