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"Fireside Chat" CoffeeTime Lamps

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Been a while since I was here to visit, but I havent stopped creating!!

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Christmas Curtains to Make Yourself

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Now that Christmas is almost here you

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Halloween !!!

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October means Halloween ! And Halloween means fun galore ! I found these awesome, ornamental black candle holders at the "transfer station" (aka - dump ! lol) - brought 'em home and washed 'em up...

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Beware The Zamboni Brushes !!!

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So

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A night at the doll cemetary...

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Who says old broken off doll heads are junk?? I do!! And they are the spookiest and best junk ever. Doll heads peering out from glass apothecary jars and added to an old rusty wrought iron chandelier...

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You Need a Little Copper in Your Diet

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A box of scrap copper pipes and fittings becomes a more avant-garde approach to the typical Dining Room Table.

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JIM SHORE DESIGNED BARN WINTER SCENE IN LARGE GLASS CANISTER!

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I have made a number of snowy winter scenes, some with a Christmas theme, in jars this year.  This one is my favorite.  It includes a Jim Shore designed barn with barn quilts, a brush tree...

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Autumnal people feeder

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Chicken/people feeder

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Coffee Table

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Practically creepy, creepily practical.

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"Tools"

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I was given a bucket full of tools & an old jack; & this is what came out of it!!

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Primitive decorative iron converted to a pedestal.

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Found roughly cut iron exterior house piece for $5 and decided to bring it inside from the cold.  Tethered a hardwood tray for the base and a cutting board for the top by using beam clamps to...

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Vintage Holiday at Rue 72!

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I love using vintage and non-traditional items for the holidays. My go-to item? Vintage clip-on earrings...not only do they make lovely ornaments- just clip them right on to the tree, they also adorn...

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Old Washbins Have So Many Uses

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Metal and wood. These are a few of my favorite things! I'm always on the look out for new ways to repurpose these old bins. I thought of a few and when the idea was laid out, it appeared as though this design could use them in each manner!

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Warm and cozy night light.

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Vintage ARVIN space heater (June of 1940) I gutted the electric fan motor and wiring and modified the interior to retain the heater coils. I added a modern socket and cord as well as a orange CFL for...

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Vintage Hollywood Filmstrip Bows

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I created these bows from the salvaged film from old movie theatre film reels.

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Entry table

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Entry table, couch table, made from a couple old drawers I came across.

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Coke Crate Shelf

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Knick Knacks! Everyone has them! Or collectors items. Shells, rocks, vintage toys, lighters, shot glasses... whatever tickles your fancy. Now.... how to find creative ways to display them.... hmmmm... I KNOW! Cruise Junk Market Style and look for things like THIS!

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She Got Wheels. And She Knows How to Use Them...

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We are often asked by clients and fellow dealers what the "current" trend is and "what's selling". Right now the answer is easy... Unique, "the neighbor doesn't have one" kind of pieces. More than...

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Iron Pipe Lamp

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I built this lamp from iron pipe and a gramophone horn, the white and black herringbone cloth cord gives it a good look.

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Jewelry Tree

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I used the remains of my hibiscus plant to make this jewelry tree. I bought the wood base at the thrift store for a buck. I'm happy with the results!

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