zazzyzee

burleson, TX, US
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I am a writer and a junk artist. I have been an antique dealer for a very long time, which has given me many treasures to love, share and repurpose.
I once was an avid gardener, but not so much lately as I find my attention is drawn elsewhere; however I still find time to add to the characters which reside in my gardens.
I will continue searching to find treasures which I can see living a new life in some odd or whimsical way and bringing joy and perhaps laughter to the friends who pass my way.

my personal website:
http://www.zazzyzee.blogspot.com

Member Since: 09/12/2009


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GARDEN TOTEM

A cast off retro lamp globe, various other glass globes, vases, shells and landscape silicone all led to an idea--My Garden Totem..

MY LOVE TREE

when we could not successfully remove a tree from our yard, I decided to make her an object of love.  I placed a church birdhouse on the top and made a sign out of old bits and pieces and hung...

AN ORIGINAL BOBCASSO

I am a gal of many tastes, most of which run to the dusty and rusty menu. I decided I wanted my barn door to be a bit more funky. I had an idea and my hubby brought it into reality. Everyone sees...

GARDEN CHAIRS WITH A FLAIR FOR FUN

When my friend gave me some cool gardening shoes I was inspired to paint a few garden chairs to match. Super fun.

Can you dig this?

A broken shovel, a whim of fantasy and a funky attitude resulted in my little folk art garden element. Fun.

WORDS OF WISDOM

I found an old box of grade school flash word cards.  Seems as if everywhere you look these days there are signs and metal decorator objects with sayings of wisdom painted or etched upon...

ANTIQUE CLOCK CASE REPURPOSED

I found an old regualtor clock case.  I guess the clock parts had been thrown out years ago by the original owner, but for some reason they kept the case and I am glad they did.  I put...

GARDEN ROOM TABLE

I needed a little table to hold my bird books in my garden room.  I found this table which had no top.  I cut a piece of wood and then used an old broken platter depicting Texas scenes...

A RESPITE IN THE WORKSHOP

I wanted to use an old rope bed I have and just love, so I created this little "corner of respite" in my workshop.  I set up the bed and used some very old doors -which I had removed from old...

FANCIFUL GARDEN GATE

I attatched this iron piece to a post and made it into a gate.  By placing a whimsical iron bird to the front whose little feet stick out a bit, I am able to place a wreath on the gate.  I...

EXOTIC YET FUN BED CANOPY

I made this fun yet a bit exotic canopy by using netting infused with feathers as the fabric element.  I then removed the legs from an old Egyptian table, turned it upside down and mounted it to...

TIME IS THE KEY--AGAIN AND AGAIN....

I made this whimsical piece of "art" out of a found iron bracket for an antique camphor lamp (I think) and an old key and an antique pocket watch.  I wrote "TIME IS THE KEY" on the watch...

TIME IS THE KEY

I created these little stepping stones for my garden from concrete mix and found objects.  I especially love old keys (all sorts) and old watch and clock parts.  We all seem to never have...

MY LITTLE BOTTLE TREE

My little bottle tree has seen better days.  In hopes I would get yet another year of joy from her, I staked her to a T-post this past spring.  I also added,  later in the summer as...

Garden Fairy

I found this rusted fairy and fell immediately in love. I placed a golden glass ball in her hands (seemed appropriate) and mounted her to the top of an iron gate which I attactched to (with a hubbys...



Recent comments


Re: GARDEN TOTEM

Jillie:
Sorry for taking such a long time to answer. You can drill holes or use a strong adhesive. I usually don't drill. I make things for my own use. If I were selling to the public, I might drill instead.

Re: GARDEN TOTEM

I can only think of using Marine Glue or some other strong adhesive.

Re: MY LOVE TREE

Yes, people really give a lot of thought to what they want to say before they leave their message.

Re: Can you dig this?

Hey there, thanks for the positive comments. I think she looks like a sassy Angelica Houston! Yes, I am working on more "characters" to live in my fantasy garden town. Spring is upon us here in Texas( early for sure) , so to the digging in the dirt and hunting for rusty treasures is on my daily " to do" list. Woo hoo!!

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

Shucks! Missed the fun. I will enjoy hearing about all the neat swaps... Second hand. Oh yeah..my style..

Re: Atomic Biomorphic Yardstick Covered Coffee Table

Love this.

Re: Dryer Drum Bottle Tree

Absolutely love this. I have had a bottle tree for years. I actually used an old curly willow tree, but it is on its last "leg" and will keep this clever guy in my thoughts for the future. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Re: FANCIFUL GARDEN GATE

Thanks to everyone for such positive comments on my projects.
I was asked if I did welding--well--not really--but I do use good ol' JB Weld a lot!!I love outdoor spaces and seem to "go wild" with inspiration at junk yards! In this part of Texas we do have some nasty winter weather from time to time, but generally have many days throughout the year to ply our "craft" and to go a junkin'!
I am glad you especially like the spur. I have used them in many ways which none consist of their original intent:-)
The feathers laced throughout the netting did not show up in the photos of the canopy. I intend to get a new camera one of these days, but why spend money on something practical when you can buy a cool piece of junk and drag it home to play with.....

Re: Stocking up for my booth...

Congratulations on your new business and on all your fabulous finds! You do realize that the world of junkin' is a place, once you enter into, you can never leave! Be rest assured it is a place of love, comfort, friendship, fantasy, creativity and every now and then "shock and awe"! Enjoy!!

Re: "PARISIEN ADVENTURES"

Reminds me of "The last time I saw Paris", sitting in a little cafe on the Champs-Elysees sipping hot coffee, eating a sinful pastry and watching all the black turtlenecked locals walk by with casual purpose. I will definitely be putting an old door to similar use. Thanks for sharing your clever use of letters and especially thanks for waking up an old memory.

Re: Garden Fairy

I live on 12 acres and believe me when I say I DO try to fill this space with funky "stuff" full of fantasy and fun. I have had a bottle tree for years using a "very dead" curly willow tree. Now, I understand people are putting iron bottle trees everywhere. Garden centers are carrying various styles. I guess when my tree finally falls over, I will be tempted to get a manufactured one, but now that I have a brown thumb, instead of a green one, I am sure I will have another "dead" piece of art of decorate! I will post a picture as some of you "junkin' gals" may want to make your own bottle tree!