grabe

Ocala, FL, US
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I am a California girl turned southern, I moved to the south and discovered my love of Junk.I quit my job as a flight attendant and now I salvage and resell. I sell my stuff in stores here in town . I love all things vintage especially old hardware, salvage pieces from old houses, doors, mantles, gingerbread ect.. I love what I do and find it very fulfilling, I am happiest when I am creating! I have an amazing husband of 20 years now who is gracious enough to let me be me! (junk and all), I have 3 awesome sons who have been raised with a mom who loves power tools and always has paint somewhere on her body! I love Jesus without Gods help I would be nothing.Looking forward to making new friends with fellow junkers, I feel so at home on this site!!!! I treasure all your comments more than you know and one day would love to meet some of you!!Check out my website! Grabesgoods.vpweb.com

Member Since: 03/20/2010


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Trunk and suitcase display

Just fun stacking old pieces

norman rockwell

Just some fun tables I have been doing, its been way to long since I have visited the site, been busy and business is great!!

rocker

I purchased this one at a thrift store and gave it a face lift! From drab to Fab :~)

amazing bird cage

Found this beast and painted it and added a hanging candle holder, sold from my garage, a friend snagged it up before it made it too my space!! 

cake stand

a table leg and a table top covered in fabric and wala a shabby cake holder or for a display of whatever

vintage bike

found this rusty gem and gave her some purty paint and a flower basket !

Dudleys Bed

well I made another pet bed and my Bulldog claimed it as his!!

pet bed

I found this ugly table for 5 dollars and knocked off the top and took off the doors (saved the hardware of course) :) added some paint and wahla a cute pet bed!

bird house

I just made a basic bird house with old wood and hung it on an old lamp base, Im happy to say I have a nest starting in it yay...

flower holder

this was a wire frame for a lampshade, a metal hanger and frilly lace...Great for candles or flowers...

fun frilly creation made from a lampshade frame... and old keys

This was a creation from an old lampshade frame I hung old keys inside to give it the vintage touch.

local Barn Sale- my fave... super fun! Even got to walk a horse! yay

Local Barn sales are the best, this one is right up the road from my house!

more pics of my new space. I am so excited !

working hard these past few days to set up!! 

my precious clay birdies

Just having fun with clay, material and old keys....

more pretty bottles

this one I added a ribbon so photos could be displayed... 

fun with bottles

just adding old keys and burlap can dress up any ol bottle

my space at "The talk of the Town" store in Ocala, FL.

This is one view of my new space here in town... so excited!

banners

vintage house molding, tea stained duck cloth, paint and twine create these.... so much more can be added: old jewlery, grt. ribbons ect..

old window fun

I had some vintage house molding and made this to top an old window...selling in my space at a second look, the old antiques on 10th place in ocala, fl.

old doors galoore!

cant decide which one!!

junk heaven-orange park

every florida girl needs her a gator!

junk heaven-orange park

aah junk awaits!!

mason jars

beautiful!

just funny

toilets anyone!lol guess I could make a redneck planter :~)

grt. old paint sprayers!!

LOVED these!!

junk heaven-orange park

The owner is a sweet lady name geneva and I you say "I saw a great mirror on top of the hill over there... she knows exactly what your talking about and will give you a steal of a deal!!

junk heaven-orange park

stuff, stuff and more stuff!

junk heaven-orange park

going back tomarrow for...

junk heaven-orange park

I am so blessed to live 15 miles from macintosh, fl. and about 25 from Micanopy, Orange Park is about 13 min from my house, I am like a kid in a candy store going to all the great junk yards here!!

junk heaven-orange park

bottles galore

japan doggies

surrounding myself with what I love!

blue bottle bonanza

these make me happy!

my english bully

My english bulldog dudley wanted his pic on site too!

keyholder

This key holder was made with old molding off a great old house and silver spoons

paint stir sticks

why not take a paint stirstick and add some cute china plates?

vintage feed sacks

just stuff these and make pillows or set up on shelves...bringing a little farm decor inside

my frenchie lola

of course I had to buy this at a yardsale... a dollar well spent and its even japan made! yay

antique bird cage

Old birdcages make great displays

old hardware display

just a compartment container, and lots of old keys, castor wheels, prisms, doorknobs, hardware ect.. makes a great display!

chandelier

Believe it or not I found this beauty in rusty condition at a yard sale for a whopping ten dollars, a little white spray paint and bulbs of course strands of crystals and prisms help create this...

roosters

take a rooster and some dried flowers and set it on salvaged wood  and a great kitchen display appears

vintage watering can

just a display of a great old watering can placed on old furniture very charming when flowers are added!

old door fun

having fun with an old door, a frame and popping a mirror in the middle and of course some great ribbon!

garden fun

finding vintage little tables and chairs is so fun to add to my garden to hold potted herbs and flowers

foot rest/seat

This is actually an old telephone table that I chopped off the top and added batting and material to make this shabby seat/leg rest.. the tables I grabbed at an antique store and had for 3 years...

fun in the garden

found these great old rusty pieces, chippy paint can be coated with clear spray and since the chairs were bottomless I decided to pop some petunias in them...

old store front window

I found this great old storefront window at a local barn sale that is diplayed in my laundry room and to tell the time I just attached a clock, surronding it is lots of white enamel bowls and old...

spring time!

loving this time of year! Here in Florida it is quickly turning to summer though...



Recent comments


Re: Old Crate Table Top

super cool!!

Re: The Chair That No One Wanted

just adore!!

Re: Shabby Little Door Table

love it

Re: Craft Show Kiosk

Love this!

Re: An Elegantly Wrecked Mirror

Love the curviness!!

Re: Menu Chalkboard

love!!!

Re: I'm Really Into Heavy Metal!

by the way...u do not look your age, ur beautiful!!

Re: I'm Really Into Heavy Metal!

I Love the rusty piece and grab up anything with that patina,LOOKS AWESOME!!!

Re: Vintage Kitchen Pantry

the coolest!!!

Re: Photos from WORLD'S LARGEST GARAGE SALE

definatly on my bucket list for sure!!!!!

Re: Broken Chair Repurposed Into Garden Sign

you did such a grt job with this!!

Re: rocker

sold!

Re: banners

Vanj u r sooo encouraging thanku!!

Re: pet bed

I did save the top and made my cake holder out of it by adding a table leg to it....

Re: Driving back from Galena, Illinois

I just love fun places like this!

Re: ~~~Summer Breeze Planter

Very sweet

Re: Bottle Crate Plant Stand

o.k. this is perfect!!

Re: Beauty and the "sweater" Transform a boring sweater into a Fabulous fave.

These are just fabulous!! your a very talented lady! grt. job!Jen :)

Re: rocker

Thanks guys!! its off to my space to sell!

Re: Flowers That Never Fade...

so great!

Re: It's Illuminating

very cool

Re: Time Frame and Faux Faces

love this!!

Re: Fleamarket Dresser Redesign

Grt job!

Re: My front porch

Love that rusty chair!

Re: Junker's Jackpot

I have done the same lol!! Grt. Find!!

Re: amazing bird cage

Yea had a hard time parting with but my house is filled to the brim lol...thnks for all the encouraging comments. Had to pick up a part time job as well, so I have to manage my creative time more...so far so good. Gotta put some teenagers through college!,

Re: cake stand

No not vintage fabric and I stand corrected...viol'a lol

Re: Weekly "Piles of Hope" Vol 2

Scored!!

Re: Putting a Little Light on the Subject!

Grt idea looks darling

Re: "BABY ROOM JUNK"

You are so gifted, I always love your things!!!!

Re: Late Bloomers...

I do the same and don't you love it when the idea hits you? Then it's like omy goodness, rush to get it created! Fun

Re: Words on Vintage Maps

Omg, this is so clever thanks for sharing!!!!!

Re: Literally, A SPRING Wreath

Perfect

Re: Unique "Black Dot" Foundry Mold Table

So grt. And unique

Re: Junkyard Dogs...the How and "Y"

Very nice!,

Re: Transform a chest of drawers to a small dresser.

You rock!!!this is so grt!!

Re: Birdie Builds a Nest

SWEET

Re: vintage bike

Oney, I have seen people just leaning them against a tree, depending where u live just put a chain ad lock around it...just an idea

Re: vintage bike

This ones for sale in my space

Re: Great Load of Junk for our June Country Junk Sale!

wish I could be there!!

Re: Dudleys Bed

lol, dudley has it made! thanks for the sweet comments!

Re: Burplap Coffee Bean Sack Tote Bags

these are perfect, luv them! Jen

Re: A new kitchen light

super grt!!!!

Re: Honey Rose & K Modage Baubles

cute!

Re: Garden Party Necklace

I love this!

Re: Life Long Project Undertaking

Where are you in Florida, I am in ocala

Re: Old door turned in to Bench

Wow, grt idea and soooo talented!

Re: pet bed

Vani...you yourself
Are one talented being!! Lol thnks for the encouragement everyone!!!! It is so awesome to talk to you all!!

Re: Another suitcase project

enjoyed looking at this!

Re: A doggone fun and cute project!

love this idea wow!

Re: pet bed

lol thanks!!

Re: Barbwire Christmas Tree

so sweet and charming...love-Jen

Re: Elmer's Glue

Perfect! what a find!!

Re: Red Birds and Holidays

sooo awesome ,love the red!

Re: Four-Poster for Pooch

cute, I actually just made a dog bed out of an old hexigon table...fun

Re: Primitive Flag

Soo cute!,,

Re: Tick, tock ... I've got clocks!

They look awesome as a display!!!!

Re: Tick, tock ... I've got clocks!

Omg I am looking for clocks lucky u!!!

Re: Coming In 4 Days Vintage Treasures Market by the Pfarkel Sister's

Awesome stuff!!,

Re: Is there a Doctor in the House???

I love all your items!! How cool

Re: flower holder

thanks nancat!!

Re: junky lamps

very cute!

Re: junky lamps

very cute!

Re: In the Mail

wow really cool!!

Re: Old Screen Door Redo

soo great!!! clever idea

Re: New booth Plano Texas

looks awesome!!

Re: My first...

did an amazing job!! your a natural. cant wait to see what you do next!!

Re: somethings to decorate my garden

Ok that is soo grt!,

Re: blue and white from all over

Very clever, of course I love blue!!!!

Re: What a Racket!

Super cute!!

Re: bird house

Wrenters lol

Re: An Upcycled TV Cabinet

Perfect!!

Re: Another Altered Dress Form

I don't know why but I get creeped out by dress forms for some reason!!! But you did a grt. Job with this!! :)

Re: Cupcake Server

Super job! Soooooo cute

Re: Scissor Holder

Haha this is grt!!!!good job

Re: Have You Ever Had A Wood Bucket Fall Apart?

The bottle ones my fave! Love love!

Re: Junk-Styled Living Room

How fun so many grt. Things!

Re: New Booth Photos

Looks great would love to see it in person!

Re: bird house

I also hung plants from it...thnks

Re: flower holder

Good ideas for another one! Thnks

Re: junk heaven-orange park

Yes it is! Lol

Re: Time Well Spent

I love clocks and must say I have never thought of the mud thing...but if I run into a broken one I will no just what to do!!lol thanks for the idea and the lovely display

Re: free, chippy, old dresser=fabulous planter!

Ok why did that post twice haha sorry

Re: free, chippy, old dresser=fabulous planter!

Lol why not?? I am getting known for what I do so people are giving me some stuff...love!

Re: free, chippy, old dresser=fabulous planter!

Lol why not?? I am getting known for what I do so people are giving me some stuff...love!

Re: my space at "The talk of the Town" store in Ocala, FL.

Thanku so much fellow junker!!! :)

Re: fun frilly creation made from a lampshade frame... and old keys

Thanku yes I love this site!! Looking forward to seeing what u make

Re: Create a Fairy Garden with Me in Sunny California

LOVE LOVE this!!

Re: more pics of my new space. I am so excited !

shabbyantiques, I left because of the work days as well! I do remember you and I love your tags, I have my name on mossy oaks list, the owner of that is the one who told me about this site, I seen her at a garage sale in belleview, what is your first name I forget, Im Jen :~) looking forward to talking and yes definatly come see my space!

Re: A Shabby Chandelier Makeover

love all the floral, great job!!

Re: A Unique Bird Bath

such a cute idea love!!

Re: Another Shabby to Chic Chair Re~do

awesome job!!

Re: Antique Show and Sale a Success!

I see from jodygale your in KY

Re: Antique Show and Sale a Success!

This looks fun, where is it?

Re: WEDDING GOES ON but Tygart's Creek Cabin FLOODED!

wow so sorry yet it could be a blessing in disquise since you do have insurance and now you can have a more what you want... Congrats on getting married, hope it all works out for you!

Re: A Gift I Call Gadget Man

Realy cool, fun to look at and defiantly a grt conversation piece!! :)

Re: more pics of my new space. I am so excited !

Melody, well if your ever in Fl. Would love ya too check it out :)

Re: local Barn Sale- my fave... super fun! Even got to walk a horse! yay

Myname is Jennifer :)

Re: local Barn Sale- my fave... super fun! Even got to walk a horse! yay

Billy Jo...barns are the best and Jim, I live in Ocala fl. I am 45 min. From mt. Dora, 35 from wildwood, 35 from Macintosh and micanopey, and we have a plethraof antique malls, thrift stores and on the weekends there are so many garage and estate sales that I can't even get to them all!!! I am very blessed!!! Lol grabe has a story and is a Nick name ....

Re: more pics of my new space. I am so excited !

Shabby antiques, I left traditions in wildwood...I am at 510 s.w. 10th street in ocala, Its near the intersection of 200 college rd and 441. Its off of 200 in a small brown building next to faux paws and across the street from the diveshop...are you the lady I met who has the 3 shabby booths in the warehouse area of traditions, one right when you walk thru the double doors and then in the back corner of that side and then on the other side of the warehouse in the corner? I had my booth by the stairs near the cash register. I am soo sorry I dont remember your name, if its you, you purchased my white buffet... just wondering.

Re: canadian ranch/farmhouse items

Love this cabinet very creative!

Re: ugly bulkhead turned country

Very cool!!

Re: more pics of my new space. I am so excited !

I haunt shipped furniture before but I will check how much it would be to ship...the rocker is 110. Without the shipping charge....

Re: old window fun

My bad the space is in the store talk of the town!!lol

Re: Repurposed Stereo Console

Such a perfect job u did!! Very elegant

Re: Hall tree benches

Omg I'm soooo in love with this project and completely inspired too!! Thanks for posting...

Re: Vintage China Birdfeeders

I couldn't luv this more!!very clever

Re: VIsual Desktop Diary: Entry #1

Your flower broaches are too cute!

Re: Recycled Containers with New Tags

Very green :)

Re: ITEMS THAT I HAVE ACCUMULATED

You have sooo much fun stuff!! Thnks for the encouraging comments btw!!!

Re: I've been pickin'

Get the screaming yellow windows out for sure lol

Re: I've been pickin'

Lucky ducky wow so many wonderful pieces!!!

Re: my precious clay birdies

Thanks guys, just air dry clay from hobby lobby

Re: more pretty bottles

Ok, I just heard there was a product that I could get at lows to do the trick, ever heard of it?

Re: antique bird cage

thanks so much!

Re: Barn Burner Wall Sconce

Love the old bike basket idea!!,

Re: ~My Sweetheart~

In love with this!!! Did you buy a special product to rust it? I want to do that to some of my things?

Re: [WRECKAGE] Cabinet

This is so cool

Re: my space at "The talk of the Town" store in Ocala, FL.

Thnks jim

Re: my space at "The talk of the Town" store in Ocala, FL.

2gals I know what you mean about computers lol...thanks for the encouragement!!

Re: my space at "The talk of the Town" store in Ocala, FL.

Thanks for the encouragement!!!! I wish the same to you!!!

Re: Practical-ly Pretty...

Ok you so made me want an old metal lunch box!!!!! I love the jar of soaps as well...thnks for sharing, my family 3boys and a hubby sometimes experience "guy syndrome". And can't find the soaps in the cabinet because they might have to move something...lol well this solves my dilemma (I hope) :)

Re: "Picture Perfect" Books...

I love the element of words added in...so charming

Re: Billy Jo's Do Over Deco part 1

Man are you talented!!!!!

Re: Billy Jo's Do Over Deco part 1

Ok this is soo grt... Love

Re: Billy's Birdhouse

Your stuff is so unique and creative! How cool

Re: my space at "The talk of the Town" store in Ocala, FL.

Thanks you guys, your comments keep me so encouraged, I left my antique mall in wildwood and I am the first renter in this shop that will be opening June 1, the owner stepped out and bought the building and is having to start from square one, we are believing for lots of folks to hear about the store it's called"the talk of the town". She is busy working on ways to advertise so I know it won't be long till word spreads! Love to have you all visit!

Re: junk heaven-orange park

yea my heart races lol

Re: MORE OF MY JUNK

Love your space, how lucky are you to have that warehouse!!!!

Re: banners

Too sweet thanks , come on down to fla anytime!!!

Re: old doors galoore!

everyone here inspired me and yes I did go back for 2 more doors and a cool cabinet! Thanks for pushing me cleverjunk lol. spent more than I wanted to but i know I can sell those at my space in Ocala... :~)

Re: junk heaven-orange park

where is elkhart???? yes I love that feeling :~)

Re: just funny

well it would sure make for a great convo piece and shamrockerin nailed it with the perfect title!!

Re: junk heaven-orange park

It's grumpy jerry not jerk the spellcheck on this iPad is crazy

Re: junk heaven-orange park

Ocala keeps printing as coal for some reason

Re: junk heaven-orange park

My mistake !!!! Orange lake is 10 min. From machintosh, Florida sorry for the uproar, but yes it's there all the time and it's awesome ....all you Florida friends make it a day we have smileys antique maa, cracker house a some grt. Stores in downtown coal, micanopy antiques ect.. North of coal is grumpy jerks flea market, market of Marion, up north more is the well known mt. Dora, resigners antique mall, wildwood has traditions antique mall, summer field has mossy oaks ...here in coal I have a space at antiques on 10th a second look. I am truly blessed to live in such an awesome area! Garage sales are everywhere on Friday-Sunday!! We have several auction houses and thrift stores, goodwills ect... So well worth checking out! Hope this information was helpful!

Re: Cast Iron Stove Bottom Ottoman

Love this so awesome!,,

Re: old doors galoore!

Jim I know they are 20 each!!

Re: Irvington Farmer's Market August 1

really cool

Re: Repurposed Antiques goes to Market

I love the idea of leaving the wire outside! let nature give it charm!

Re: Is anyone going to the 650 mile garage sale this week?

wish i could go!!

Re: RePurposing in the Veggie Garden!

what a great idea, i love chicken wire in frames!!!

Re: Dad's Junk

amazing thanks for posting!!! love the patina

Re: Additional architectual pieces from my house

I love these kind of finds the most!!!

Re: Ol' Blue Door

headboard, coffee table, halltree, coat rack, add a chalk board to creat a memo board, actually install it, add mirror, cute hooks, mosiac on...google old door projects... just some thoughts.

Re: ...with a Junk Junk here & a Junk Junk there

the sweet piggy

Re: coat rack and scale bench

arent old doors just the best i have 3 in the house and a screen door also that is our kitchen memo board... so many thing to do with them!!

Re: GREAT DAY TREASURE (JUNK) HUNTING!!!XOXOXO

too fun wish i was with you!!! grt. finds love the colors!

Re: junk house

love seeing!

Re: Recipe holder

thanks for an idea, too cute!!!

Re: Bird Cage Lighting

so clever and love the shadowas as does everyone else, I love those creative moments that hit us out of the blue! grt job!!

Re: Dr Pepper Crate Table

omg loovve!!! such a great job and of course Dr. Pepper is the best! :~) you made me want to get a hand torch!! cool. I have some old ceiling tins I could use for my top and a coca-cola crate, thanks for the idea Jim and you!!

Re: 650 Mile Garage Sales Pictures

I have been spreading the word about this wonderful site!!

Re: 650 Mile Garage Sales Pictures

some day I will do that!!! how fun

Re: just funny

perfect

Re: Something to sing about

I love that you sing.. I am married to a singer and my oldest followed in his steps! I sing,,, off key but having fun! :~)

Re: "old School"

being a mom of boys, I would paint them up an awesome red and use them for sports equipment or just for their rooms, cool look to store videos in ect...If your decor is for you, they would work in the mudroom or kitchen painted a great tourquise and then hang old keys and attach mirrors on the outside....

Re: vintage playpen/crib shelves and spring junk finds!

OH so perfect and creative I love how the wire in the back makes diamond patterns...good job!!

Re: My first potting bench

o.k. this is awesome and right up my ally , I would quickly place this in my potting shed, well if I had one lol GRT JOB!!!!

Re: The Perfect Ending to a Life Well Lived

I love all your ideas and your business sounds fabulous!!

Re: garden fun

junkermidge, white is awesome!!

Re: garden fun

carloinagram, junking is the ultimate fun!!!!

Re: my english bully

oh how cute maybe we could do another one sometime!!!

Re: japan doggies

thankyou lezlee and your mama can come by anytime! :~)

Re: junk heaven-orange park

lol I am a tad excited from my adventure!!

Re: blue bottle bonanza

Sandyrae, thank-you and I think at my recent junkyard visit I found one .... 1$ yipeee

Re: junk heaven-orange park

I need to learn how to use this darn computer more, thnks for the 411

Re: garden fun

yea I painted the pots...Go for it! you can do it!

Re: GIONIS ON A JUNKIN' ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I too am known to paint everything white lol I do find grt. Pieces like these though and keep them in their intended state especially if I'm going to sell them!

Re: Rummage sale find

I found a great old one too but paid 15 , you got a great deal! I love mine when I'm cooking it's louder than today's modern ones but the vintage look cannot be beat!!!,

Re: Junking Saturday

I know I have to dive into my projects while the creative juices are flowing!!!my sweet family is so understanding!!!!,

Re: foot rest/seat

Thankyou for all your encouraging posts!!!!

Re: Garage Sale Planter

Yea looks great!!!!!

Re: Junk Swap Project--just the beginning

How fun!!

Re: japan doggies

I do hope that dogs for sale! Haha

Re: blue bottle bonanza

I'm interested in the ones that start out clear and then turn purple...anyone know what these are called?

Re: blue bottle bonanza

Wow how big is your collection and where do you display them ?

Re: my english bully

Spoiled to the hilt lol

Re: my english bully

He is one handsome dude!!

Re: If JMS Jumped off a Bridge .....

My hubby has been more than gracious towards my love of junk...he is not interested in getting in the boat with me but has given me free reign to be the person I am....very thankful....things come and go often at our house...my motto is to trade up. If I come across something great I have to sell something I have...if I don't our house would be so loaded up that I wouldn't want to become a reality tv show lol....love all your stuff! Have a blast

Re: barn dismantle

Oh man barn wood...I wish I had an old barn actually if I did it would be a place where I loaded up treasures to have barn sales .....no overhead of a store so prices could be lower and just so sheik...

Re: Junk Swap - Show and Tell

Ooh fun let the creative juices flow!!!! I see a vintage key holder in the making, perhaps a cool coaster, jewelry?...

Re: A Magical Garden Party Charity Tablescape event

I love your pictures and bio...I have 3 boys so I thought I was busy... My hubby is the worship leader at our church here In town..without Jesus I wouldn't have any talent and so I am so thankful for Him... I am so in love with this website and making new friends that are as passionate about junking as me. I have been at it for 10 years and won't stop...how do I get involved with a junk swap?

Re: architectural hangings

Perfect!!!!!

Re: Architecture

Crazy about this!!! Great idea love love!!!

Re: Window Trunk

I love the magazine adds what A grt. Idea...

Re: Window Trunk

This is so unique and clever!!! Grt job....

Re: my frenchie lola

:) she's my baby, I have all boys , she is the only girl I will have ! Until grand babies hopefully lol

Re: vintage feed sacks

I am going to take your idea and make porch pillows, awesome thanks!!!

Re: keyholder

So welcome!

Re: chandelier

I know I was soo excited to finish it!!

Re: my painted pillows

Thank you all so much!

Re: Tag, You're It!

This is great!!

Re: Happy Autumn

I visited New England last fall and it was amazing, I live in Fl. so our fall happens during Jan, or Feb.! great idea!

Re: Utensil Holder - Old Heavy Lard Press

good Idea, so clever!

Re: dresser makeovers

omg love love!!!

Re: My newly designed booth pictures

so love your ideas, would love to come visit!