Belleville, IL, US

I am a teacher that has taken time off to be a stay at home mom to my 2 1/2 year old, Jack. He is full of energy and keeps me on my toes.

I love old stuff. Ive loved old stuff since I was young. I was drawn to thinks that no one else wanted. I love the creation process of trying to figure out what to do with an item. I love having things in my house that are unique, not mass produced.

When my husband sees me making my art, he just shakes his head and walks away!

Gender: Female

Member Since: 03/16/2009

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Happy Birthday to ME!

Happy Birthday to Me!  I spent my pre-birthday day out looking at a favorite flea market and scored big.  An old clarinet, vintage street sign, old doorknobs, cast iron mailbox and a chippy...

A Shutter of Excitement....Christmas Day is Almost Here!

One of my shutters in the dining room gets a little added Christmas cheer.  Vintage Christmas sheet music wrapped around holly and boxwood greens from my yard. 

Christmas on the front porch

I was inspired by Lanette Lorsung's front porch on her blog Cottage Elements.  A Christmas welcome on my front porch.  A small Christmas tree adorned with berries and pineconesnbsp...

Christmas entry

This old window/shelf is where my junk mail usually collects but for Christmas, I have added artificial greens, pinecones, child size ice skates and a bow.  I also color copied vintage Christmas...

junker's wreath

This is a $2 wreath on my back door that needed a little jazzing up with junk.  Old gingerbread fretwork and some bullseye will do the trick.

Recent comments

Re: Yes, It Spins Too!

This table is awesome!

Re: Art with Architecture

You can NEVER have enough architectural pieces!!!! I love what you did with the corbels...too cute! So happy I found your blog and love every time you post.

Re: Wooden Number Tags

Love your numbers. You inspired me to make some of my own.

Re: Add a little Jingle to your Christmas!

You have inspired me. I saved this picture to my computer so I can remember to keep my eye out for a round grate!

Re: Christmas is REELY coming!

That photo is to die for. I absolutely love vintage photos!

Re: More Junky Displays

So clever. I love the photos as gift tags....too cute!!!!

Re: Tis' the Season to be "JUNKY" Fa La La La La.......

I absolutely love the sleigh and I think the Charlie Brown Christmas tree is great!