Ann Phelps, Titonka, IA, US

Ive always been a scavenger of unique treasures. My childhood home stored treasures from my grandparents who lived there before us and as a child I found myself sorting thru the junk and wish I had some of it now.
My dad was a collector too, he liked old farm toys and other auction deals. So I think, he watching over me now, as I enjoy the road trips.
My decor alway seems to have rust, worn wood and family treasures with unique displays that everyone wonders about.
My husband and I own a livestock trucking company. We have 2 children. Justine 24, a physical therapy student at USD in Vermillion. She is married to a great guy, Lane who is a goldsmith in Sioux Falls, where they live. Tyler our son is soon to be 21, is working at The UPS Store in Denver, CO.

Member Since: 09/24/2008

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More graduation

Here are more of our centerpieces we used for the reception tables.

Triplet graduation

My friend has triplet girls that graduated this year, she put me in charge of the decorations. Here are a few of my decorations, will try to add more later.

Birthday fountain

A birthday gift for our daughter, she wanted a fountain like ours for their first house they just moved into. I can't take all the credit for this project, I mostly gathered all the supplies and...

My Dress

The puzzle pieces all came together. This is my dress and a picture of me in the dress and wanted to display it somehow. I then remembered when my daughter was born 24 years ago her grandparents...

A Greenery Christmas

It snowed a few inches today in Iowa, just a nice beautiful covering on everything. Here are some of my outside winter decorations. You may notice my wheelbarrow from my fall post, now it all decked...

Fall Decorations

This is a primitive cart I bought at an auction for $3.00.  Added some pumpkins for an outside fall decoration.

More gems

The local paper did a little article about being a first time vendor at Autumn Artistry. I was quite excited about it. I will also have wine totes and quilted farmers market totes for sale...

Vintage gems

These are some of my new creations I've made for Autumn Artistry in Osage, IA on Sept. 19th. I will be one on the vendors in the town where I grew up. Come enjoy a day in Osage the city of...

New roadtrip finds.

I've been on a few "road trips" lately and here are some of my treasures.

jewelry treasures

Having some fun being creative. I wanted to make a sewing theme necklace and one with a key for myself. So here they are plus two others that just came together, made from buckles, ear-rings and...

more vintage pendents

More of my vintage pendents.

vintage button pendents

I have been having fun making these pendents out of vintage buttons. If you would like a treasure for yourself or a gift contact me at

Old molding shelves

My friend gave me these old moldings, I cleaned them with Murphy's wood soap, then used Old English scratch cover and finally applied a paste wax.

new life for old jewelry

Special bracelets I made out of old and broken necklaces from my grandma.

Christmas 2008

Christmas at my house.

latest quilting projects I've made

Fall table runner, flea market tote, great to take along on a road trip, and a wine tote. Made these from scraps left over from other quilt projects.  

necklace holder

An old rake as my necklace holder.

outside fall decoration

This is my first experience posting a picture. My stacked cinderilla pumpkins, on an old stool from my grandpa, wreath recycled from flower spray, old gate with a key thing my husband found in the...

Recent comments

Re: Flexible Flyer Fun

Love what you did with the vintage wagon. It is a fun table that can be used several ways. I coulc see it in a childs play room.

Re: Spindle Lamp

I would never make fun of you making lamps as everyone you make are awesome! Happy Holidays!

Re: How to Wrap Gifts with Garden Material

Great idea! Really like that you can reuse and the clever idea to add the coordinates to your house!

Re: Locker Basket Stocking Holder

Super way to hang the stockings and display the cards!

Re: A Christmas Wreath with a Junky Welcome!

Great wreath, love the added embellishments. Happy Holidays!

Re: Bye, Bye Baby...

Lucky baby...such a cute vintage touch! Can't wait to see what you do the room now Laurel!

Re: Jack-o-lantern

Great light, and love the pop of color.

Re: Broken Chair Repurposed Into Garden Sign

Great repurpose! Will be neat addition to your garden.

Re: Oronoco Bound

Neat treasures! What part of town will you be located? I coming on Friday.

Re: A Re-Design Ala-Junk Style!

Loved the tour! You can visit my house anytime for some redesigning fun!

Re: Front of my home

Great table made out of the old doll house!

Re: "Shift Key" Necklace

Gretchen great necklace!

Re: Art & Architecture, JUNKMARKET Style

Exciting! Something to look forward after this long winter.

Re: ~Be My Valentine~

You always come up with something great!

Re: "Key To My Heart" Resin Pendants from old keys.

These turned out really sweeet!

Re: An Elephant Never Forgets...His Keys

Just love all your projects !

Re: "Springing" for the Wine...

Perfect junking valentine gift ideas.

Re: Chippy Cottage Charm will be at Benson Flea Market (Sioux Falls, SD)

I thought you have an awesome booth at the Benson Flea Market!

Re: Trash to Treasure Clock Tutorial

Gretchen,great re-purpose project. Would be neat with a family picture in it too. I agree we all get inspired by everyone's projects, but make it our own. Thanks for sharing.

Re: It's "Cloche" to Baby Time

Very impressive shower decor! Congrats on the new baby.

Re: What To Do With A Thing-a-ma-jig

Love your unique picture frame!

Re: Croquet anyone?

A beautiful display made from special treasures your son made, wonderful together!!

Re: Musical Revamp

What a great gift for your friend to treasure forever!

Re: Testing my metal. aka Testing my mettle!

Love your industrial, rust and glass all together. Great style!

Re: Have Suitcases; Will Travel

Love your suitcase collection, especially the red one. I have a few too. I use mine for end tables.

Re: Round Top Junk

Makes me want to make a trip to Round Top Antiques. Lots a great finds!

Re: Life is Like Laundry.....Loads of Fun!

Great cabinet for your laundry room, helps the chore to be alittle easier.

Re: Top "10" for 2010...Ten Very Good Reasons to Buy Junk

Love your top 10 junk list, happy junking to all us junkers in 2010!!

Re: From Church Chair to Bedside Table

What a great bed side table!

Re: "Coffee And My Secret Ingredient" -CoffeeTime Lamp

This is an awesome lamp, love all the mismatched items together!

Re: Vintage Valentine Tinsel Wreath

Great wreath! Now your ready for Valentines day!

Re: Do YOU Have A STASH??? Let's have fun!

Love your sleigh and crate! Great stash!

Re: briefcase organizer and a pie

Your desk organizations ideas are too cool!


Great mixer cover.

Re: More from the front porch

Love your porch, always have dreamed of one for myself.

Re: The locker room

This is super cool for your son's room.

Re: Shimmer Me Timbers

This is awesome Sue, love the rustic with crystals.

Re: And the Stockings Were Hung...

Looks like your all ready for Christmas. Great way to hang your stockings. Your son's art is too cool, it will be a special treasure.

Re: Santa's shopping cart just arrived!

To my amazement I have the same Treasury of Christmas Stories, from my childhood collection. You have lots of great treasures.

Re: Gift tags

Awesome gift tag.

Re: Paver snowmen

Cute, love the ear muffs.

Re: "Just what the Junker ordered"

Oh lucky lucky you, a special gift for Christmas.

Re: The BEST Reason to Celebrate!

This is too cute, time to celebrate!

Re: I Love Christmas

I love all your Christmas displays, especially nice when they are family treasures like your husbands toys.

Re: Beads & Buttons

Very good, like what you did to reuse beautiful vintage finds.

Re: I have a Bright Idea . . .

Great reuse Lani. I love how you decorate. Thanks for sharing your house on the home tour. We loved it.

Re: Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Great Charlie Brown tree!

Re: My "Out of the box" wreath

Very creative !

Re: Elmer's Glue

This is a awesome vintage treasure find!

Re: Another barrel of fun!

Great rustic tree stand!

Re: Welcome Screen Door

Great door makeover!

Re: Horse Collar Wreath

Great Christmas display!

Re: Winter Centerpiece

This is beautiful!! Locw the rustic sled with the bling!

Re: 'Tis the Season

Great show stopper, love the saying. Decorating with greens is so simple but gives an awesome look.

Re: Perforated Metal Lamp Shade

Love the look, and the twig floor lamp is too cool.

Re: Dad's Table

Awesome table from your collections to make a stunning mosaic.

Re: Charlie Brown ain't got nothin on me...

A super simple holiday decoration. I like to use galvanized buckets also.

Re: Hostess Gifts with a Junk Twist

Great hostess gift, when are you coming to Iowa?

Re: JUNK Market Bag

What a great tote and manikan!

Re: Sewing Cabinet Potting Bench

Great potting bench!

Re: Be thankful...

Love the table display! The corn husks dolls, oh I so rememeber making them as a youngster.

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

Great projects Jim, Love your style!

Re: There's No Place Like Home - For Thanksgiving!

Neat project! Happy Thanksgiving.


Jim, you come up with the best junk creations. Happy Thanksgiving.

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

It so fun to decorate with the varitiy of pumpkins. The stacked ones are my favorite, I've done that for several years. Your porch looks great! Happy Thanksgiving.

Re: Drawer # 4 Does Thanksgiving

Stories and a great drawer what a good juck combo.

Re: Junky Christmas Greetings

I like your back door best, as that is just the door I'd use.
I have been decorating for Christmas here in Iowa too.

Re: A bow you can easily zip together!

What a great gift bow! They could be reused a a lapel pin!

Re: Setting the Thanksgiving Table

We can always be thankful for Sue's great junk projects!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Re: An OLD Vanity makes a come-back!

What a great transformation!! Ann

Re: What's Behind Junk Drawer # 1

What a piece of art!! Love it!

Re: There's No Place Like a Midwest Home Show!

Looks like a fun booth to shop in.

Re: "The True Measure of Life..."

Awesome, a simple but great piece of art!

Re: Pennant Christmas Tree Skirt

What a clever idea!! It's getting to look more and more like Christmas, fun fun.

Re: My Holiday Projects

Great Christmas ideas, I'm getting excited to decorate.

Re: Fall-ing for Junk...

Thanks for sharing your fall displays! My favorites are the lawn mower and the tractor seat.

Re: Sweet Junk at The BitterSweet Cabin

Thanks for taking me on a little roadtrip. It would be a great place to visit!

Re: How to Spruce Up Your Porch

Loved how you spruced up your porch. I'm ready with the cool weather to decorate with greenery now. It seem too soon to find spruce tops where did you find yours?

Re: antique mattress springs

Awesome porch made from priceless junk!

Re: Second Hand Rose Occasional Sale

You are a big tease, love the little tour, Can't wait for more pictures.

Re: Junk Pumpkins

Like your fun junky pumpkins!

Re: West End Architectural Salvage

Ive been here, this is an awesome place??

Re: Industrial goes Glam

Simple and industrial what a great combination!

Re: Retro baby shower

Great vintage shower for someone special.

Re: "Mommy Central" with Junky Details...

Great organizational storage ideas.

Re: Potting Table

YOu've been busy, great potting table.

Re: My Scrapbook Area

Love how you used the old door.

Re: Simple Idea for Old Windows

Windows are so much fun! You made some great projects.

Re: Recycled Window Turned Art Display

Great frame for your quilts squares. I quilt so always enjoy quilts projects.

Re: i'll never do this again:)!

This is adorable, sometimes we have to have pain to get a masterpiece.

Re: A pair of buttoned up lamps

Great refurnished project, buttons are so unique.

Re: Happy Autumn

Love your fall arrangement!


Great frame for the flash cards.


Simple but great Halloween decor!

Re: button necklace

An awesome necklace, love all the neutral tones of the buttons.

Re: Gas Lamp to Candlestick: Quick, Easy and Pretty Too!

So vintage yet so beautiful and elegant! Love it.

Re: My Simple Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday Project!

LOVE all you simple projects.

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

Love the frame.


I like the combination of old bottles and potato masher. Simple but made a great look!

Re: Hemming-Way

Awesome, you come up with great projects!!

Re: Old tool chest becomes a piece of furniture for my work room!

I love this, great aged paint job. Perfect for all your sewing supplies.

Re: Bed Spring Candle Holder

Simple but elegant. Your so creative!

Re: Barn Burner Wall Sconce

Great junk recreation Jim!


Beautiful jewelry, it is so much fun and addictive!

Re: Keeping it Simple

Great simple Monday project!

Re: An old window gets a new job...message central!

Great window project!

Re: Primitive Cupboards from Junk

Tell us please where the sale is??

Re: More gems

If you are interested in a certain piece contact me at my e-mail
Thanks, Ann

Re: Vintage Redesign Jewelry - From Raw Elements to Fun

Your such a creative person Gretchen. Beautiful designs. See you a Junk Bonanza.

Re: Vintage Girl Jewelry Displays

Neat way to display jewelry.

Re: Bird Cage Chandelier

Very unique bird cage, love how you transformed it into a beautiful chandelier.

Re: There's safety in numbers

It is so funny how a collection starts. I have always admired the clocks but haven't started to collect. You have a great start.

Re: License Plate Art....

My husband drives truck, but I haven't got him convinced to let me have his old license plates. Love this plate art!

Re: Another 9-11 Tribute

This is a great tribute!

Re: End of the Summer Retro Picnic!

Love all the vintage pieces you used for your picnic, wish I could of been there.

Re: "Kind Words Will Unlock An Iron Door"

A very awesome piece! love the industrial look.

Re: Trophy Coat Rack

This is great! My husband has several snowmobile trophy's, do you think I use tham??

Re: Door Headboard for the Guest Room

I love the headboard you made out of doors.

Re: Junkin' Family Style

Family treasures are the best.

Re: A Look at the Bright Side...

Looks like a great room to relax in. Love the clever fence valance.

Re: One Happy Junker...

You did win the junkers lottery. Lots of great finds, love the grates and doors.

Re: Jewelry treasure hunting

I think you won the jewelry lottery!

Re: license plate star ..

Love this star! Great project make some more.

Re: Just a little more to snack on...

This is a great display. Can just about taste the chocolate.
I have been trying to find my dad's old projector, I have a display in my mind.

Re: What's Behind Door #1,Door #2, & Door #3

Great doors, I have some doors waiting for the right project.

Re: Time to water? Nope, time to relax!

This is so creative, great outside junk redo.

Re: Junk for the Den/Office

Your picture display is great, I like to decorate with nature and suitcases too.

Re: From garden fence to cloche - an unexpected project!

Love the unexpected, great clothe!

Re: Simple Mondays

Great Monday project. I love simple decorating.

Re: The Key to Success

I really like this, good luck selling your house.

Re: Vintage Redesign Jewlery Designer Scours Oronoco Flea Market for Treasures

Great treasures! It was hot at Oronoco but alot of fun. Glad we run into you.

Re: A Junker's Nuts and Bolts Bin

This is really neat! I'm going to Oronoco on Friday, can't wait!

Re: old canadian airforce foot locker

What took you so long to bring this in your home. This was a great fine!

Re: The Five Feet Table

Great table, the steel with glass is really kind of classy.
Awesome industrial look.

Re: old junk

Junk is great when given by someone special.

Re: Have a "Belt"!!!

Great idea to use belts for curtain tabs.


Great junk, the sewing machine base would look great on a wall.

Re: wagon wheel fence and gate

Cool wagon wheel fence.

Re: Camp Lamp

Jim, you always make the coolest lamps.

Re: Gardens at Cabin Update

Beautiful garden, I too have balloon flowers, they are such a brillent shade of blue. Thanks for sharing.

Re: The REAL Inspiration!

Neat pictures, really like the 3rd one. The tree is cool.

Re: Drop me a line...or a cookie...or a muffin!

Great use of leftovers!

Re: Belt Basket

This is just great. Very creative!

Re: Navigational Chart Tote

Great tote!

Re: Once upon a screen door

Great use of an old door!

Re: Chalkboard Room Divider

I love this! Great transformation.

Re: Rusty Old Wheelbarrow Planter

Love the wheelbarrow planter.

Re: Wall Hanging Made With Multi-Colored Springs

Love your junk projects- great art!

Re: Fun & Unique Jewelry Displays by Gretchen

Love your displays. The claw foot is awesome. I have some stacked suit cases, and just bought another cool one at an auction right across my street for $1.oo. And yes only junkers understand how we decorate. My family just shakes their head, then knows that how it going to be.


These are awesome!

Re: The French Flea Occassional Market Place

I wish I could hop in the picture! The French Flea is on my to do list soon!! I wish you all my best on your new venture.

Re: typewriter key jewelry

I like your blending of buttons and tpyewriter keys.

Re: Recycle broken clay pots

I like what you did with these broken pots, its fun to see expressions of peoples faces when we buy junk.

Re: A junking weekend - on the road to Kentucky...(Part 2)

Great pictures, I really think the fence with the tools is neat!

Re: Heavy Table Makes a Mighty Statement

Great junk. You have amazing imagination!

Re: Junk-O-Rama Prom Memory Frame

Great picture frame, I always like to put unique ways to display pictures!

Re: Cast Iron Stove Picture Frame

I love these pictures frames, very unique! Ann

Re: "Autumn Leaves"

Beautiful designs Gretchen! I have been working on some button pendents, I'll have to post soon.

Re: Chick feeder

Great idea, I like all your unique scissors.

Re: stirrup frame

I like this alot, very clever!

Re: "Vintage Redesign Take 2"

As always, beautiful jewelry. I have been working on some button pendents. It's so much fun sorting through the buttons.

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

That's the most excitement I've had all week. I going to go set my VCR right now.
Have a great time!

Re: Upcycled Sweater Purses

Your purses are awesome, and a bonus a removeable pin.

Re: Felted crazy quilt

This is beautiful, I quilt so I know all the time you put into this quilt and what a treasure it is!!

Re: Datebook Wall Art

Welcome, great first post. Awesome way to use the calendar pictures.

Re: Feeling "all" Right - Coffee Table

Your so creative. I have a all bucket in my bathroom for my magazines.

Re: A Handmade Gift

I love this clever calendar! Great gift.

Re: Farm Rescue

A great treasure you rescued from your parents farm!

Re: Beachy Bath Bucket Storage

What a great idea for the bathroom, I use this same idea outside in the spring. I plant flowers in my buckets, I do have to water the plants often.

Re: Ice Tongs Paper Towel Holder

Love this, its unexpected and useful.

Re: Deep Fried Decor - A Floral Welcome

A great unique arrangment, its nice to add the spring touches now.

Re: Push Lawnmower Lamp

Wow, this is just awesome!! This is the best lamp, kind of industrial and red so I love it.

Re: "JUMP THROUGH THIS!!??!!" (project #2)

I like the extra large projects that make a big statement. This is great!

Re: My treasure chest

This is a neat project, plus your organized now.

Re: Old Doors

This is great,is your bed a king size?
Love how you made different heights of the doors to make your headboard. The best door headboard I've seen, I have no headboard right now, so will have to keep this style in mind.
Thanks for sharing.

Re: Presto Change-o

Presto this is so great. So simple, but neat.

Re: Yee Ditty Haw Frame Up

I like to put pictures in unique frames, your so creative!

Re: garden junk

I love your garden junk, beautiful garden too. Wish it looked like that outside today.

Re: Happy Valentine's Day ~ Music For My Soul

Impressive Jim, I love how you combine the vintage and new. You have a big heart, along with special memories that you use to create. Thanks.


I really like fountains, yours is a great idea. We're always happy to think spring will be here soon.

Re: A true "junky" to "funky" transformation

A wonderful accident made a great project. Love the wine caddie.

Re: Vintage Jewelry Redesigned

Beautiful Gretchen, I love the on with the tassel. I'm glad you got the one back with your Grandma's beads, that's makes it an extra special piece.


This is amazing. How did you ever think to do this. Great work. Ann

Re: Old Window Medicine Cabinet

I have a similar piece in my bathroom, it is backed with a piece old tin roof, and my door pull is a old bent up spoon. I'll try to post sometime soon.

Re: "Fan" cy Jewelry Organizer

This is a great jewelry orgnaizer! Unique and vintage!

Re: Whisk Broom Arrangement

I like your style, you come up with some very unique and creative ideas.

Re: Ladder Message Center

This is a neat idea, I liked how you used the drawers.

Re: Wooden architectural pieces

I love architectual pieces especially the natural brown tones.

Re: Antique drapery rod key holder

what a creative project, and useful too.


Great job on the island. It gives me some ideas to help make my cutting table bigger. Thanks

Re: Wisdom Gal For A Special Friend

This is really special.

Re: school days, scool days, dear old golden rule days. . .

This is a lovely piece to find!

Re: random wooden pieces

Are they backs to chairs? They look like fun architectural pieces to display.

Re: I keep bringing home chairs!

Chairs are alot of fun, this one looks unique.

Re: box of old bottles

A great find!

Re: "Every Wall Is A Door"

This is a beauty!! Simple but impressive!!

Re: Wine Rack

A very clever idea. Way to make something great out of something old.

Re: Shelf from Antique Sewing Machine Cabinet Parts.

Great shelf, and the quilt is special gift. I've not made the picture type quilt yet.

Re: My Version Of RoadTripLouise's Bracelets

Your necklace turned out beautiful, and thanks for the compliment. I look at that we both have good taste. Enjoy wearing your necklace.

Re: Hand Washing Bucket

Great idea, and pracitical. Ann

Re: Box Art

I'm about ready to cry, you made my day. As I was reading this post I had no idea this box was for me!! Can't wait for the mail!!! I'm just like a kid waiting for Christmas right now. Very beautiful. Thanks

Re: Repete in Repose with his ball Wilson -- A Garden Mosaic Vignette

You're an ARTIST!! Great job!

Re: self-hanging collages

Such a creative idea! You can really personalize this project.

Re: tissue boxes

The ideas could be endless what you could cover your tissue box. It's a great way to reuse and end of with a great display. I'll have to remember this one.

Re: Bathtub Planter!

So, nice to see a glimpse of summer, when it's snowing and blowing outside here in Iowa. Your planter looks great!

Re: Our Scrap wood floor

Really impressive! I would love a wood floor. It's a great feeling when you get a project like that done. Also love the added stars!

Re: My Makeover is finished!

Its' great to get organized, plus I like the vintage style.

Re: Old window decoration

Great idea! I hve some of these items waiting for the creative moment.

Re: Repurposed Jewelry

I love unique jewelry- yours included!

Re: Is this the year I finally get organized?

I like the shutters for holding the DVD's, I have been trying to think of something unique to hold our Wii games.
Now I just need some shutters. I have doing lots of organizing too.

Re: Pizza Mural for Husband's Restaurant

I would love to beable to paint. Nice gift!!


Wow,love this idea! Ann

Re: Belt Chair

I really think this is a great chair, would like to try this sometime.

Re: "THE UNCOLA Crate" Shadow Box Table

Great idea, I would have use one of my pepsi crates. Trying to think of something I have to use for the legs. JunkArchitect I like your creative style of your projects.

Re: 3 Chair Bench

This is neat! Looks like you covered the seat with an old quilt, which I love.

Re: Valentine cards.......using old postcards.

Sometimes we just need someone to open out brain up, great idea to scan old cards. I'll have to remember that now.
Love the cards!!

Re: Enamelware Ladles - Treasure Holders!

Very clever! I like enamelware. Makes me want to bring my back out in the bathroom. Sometimes I put things away for awhile, than it new again when I put it sometwhere else.

Re: A New Year's Resolution

This is really neat, my husband is always picking up pens and we have a drawer full, so looks like a project soon...

Re: Fun Little Organization Project

great project, like ideas to organize sewing areas. Thanks

Re: Oar Lamp

This is very creative, love the rustic look of the lamp.
Keep sharing your great projects.

Re: Vintage Sled Nightstand

Just the best, so creative! It's so great to reuse an object and make it into something unexpected!!

Re: How to Make an Indoor Window Box

Your Christmas window box is great! The metal piece was a great find, unique!

Re: On Newsstands Now!

My computer was down, so I now checking back on past blogs, can't wait for the magazine, do you need help with the option of the magazine coming out more often, I would love a fun job!!

Re: Mix It Up

Love your decorating vintage mix, the tin cans are so simple, but make it all come together.

Re: Shotgun Shell Lights

It's amazing what we can use to create!

Re: Still playing with lamps

I like your fun lamps.

Re: Christmas Lamp

This is great, love your unique style.

Re: Seasonal Tool Box Centerpiece

It's so fun to put together a simple project with a unique twist. Plus a great find with the well used tool box!!

Re: Ice Skates Get a New Life

I like your skates, I have to go look to see if I still have mind. Really like the star ornament, is it old or did gardenjunky make it? My whole tree has star ornaments on it.
Happy Holidays Ann

Re: Big Giant Pulley Wreath...For Candy

Just my style, love it. Happy Holidays Ann

Re: A Junky Holiday Coaster Ornament

Oh what a treasure star coasters!! A truly simple but great idea!

Re: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire . . .

A very impressive display. Liked how you used all the different candle holders.

Re: Coffee Table Holiday Bling

Silver must be the color for chrismas this year, I haved seen it alot. I really like your christmas tree stand. I think your cat was ready to jump.

Re: Greet your holiday guests with a little fun

It's so amazing what creative minds are on the site, wonderful idea!! Ann

Re: Got a pencil??

Simple is the best and quite unique. Love the wall art.

Re: well loved (and BIG) dominos wall art

This makes a fabulous statement. Your Mom has great taste!

Re: Make A Wish

Love the idea, I'll have to check out your secret weapon!!

Re: Grandma's chair

Very creative! Super idea, wish I didn't get rid of all my weird belts.

Re: Vintage Typewriter Gets a New Home

I like your way to display a family picture, need to fine a typewriter deal like that! I want to paint my bedroom a mustard color, but have not been brave enought yet. Since it snowed today, I'm ready to decorate for winter, put away the fall stuff. Ann

Re: Vintage Christmas

Nice display, I'm kind of getting excited to decorate for Christmas. Ann

Re: Flowers and Silver

Love the idea with the vintage tree topper.

Re: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Very creative, it's always fun to do something unexpected that really adds to the display.

Re: Keeping it simple - Happy Halloween!

Love the simple decoration!!
Happy Halloween everyone.

Re: A Store that Built our Junk

Its fun to find neat unique places on road trips!! I agree its best to shop with fellow junkers, as the family don't always understand the hunt! Like the idea to use the letters in a picture grouping.

Re: Needlepunch Designs added to washboards for display.

Great ideas for punch needle and wall hangings. I needed some new ideas, for my punch needle and quilting projects. Thanks. Ann

Re: Cereal Bowl Photo Frame

I love pictures, this is a great unique way to display them. I wondering if Mod Podge would work for the glue. What kind of hot glue did your use, mine would be thick?

Re: Bicycle Lamp Revisited

Your hanging light is amazing. You have a very creative mind!!! I love the christmas one. Now my mind is turning, do I have a wheel somewhere?

Re: Junk Finds in my Gardens

sorry missed some letters, ( you have a beautiful back yard )

Re: Junk Finds in my Gardens

Love your garden junk. You a a beautiful back yard!

Re: Cytology Spice Rack

This is really a neat piece. It will be so handy to grab when you need spices. Great job!


Love your new screen in porch, the green table really is a big plus. When can you come to my house to add a porch???

Re: Neutral Fall Outdoor Decor

Gretchen I bet you have fun putting all your treasures together on your front porch.

Re: Junk is for the Birds

You are so creative! I bet you worked on this quite awhile.

Re: Beyond Measure

Clever idea. Now I'l keep my eyes open for a ruler.

Re: A Rusted Development

This is really neat, would of never guessed it was a paint can. I have a paint can in my garage right now, I'll have to set it out to rust. When is the new book coming out?
Love the ideas on this site.

Re: Fall Wedding Decorations

Wow, very impressive. My daughter was married outside at an arboretum this summer, it was beautiful, but I was of died if she gave me 4 days notice. Great natural decorations!!

Re: Eeeeeek!

Simple but oh so clever!!

Re: Ever Seen A Blue Pumpkin?

Love your fall pictures, I also look for different colors of pumpkins, as orange does not go with my favorite color burgungy.