Trussville, AL, US

Two of my greatest interests are junking and crafting. I love finding items at garage sales, in flea markets and am not above adopting some unloved things from the side of the road.

I have been a crafter all of my life. I can remember as a child sitting at my grandmothers feet sewing primitive dresses for my dolls. She was a taylor and I was never allowed to touch the sewing machine. Imagine my terror when, after she left the room for a moment, I put my foot on the pedal and the machine whirred like a demon, bouncing up and down sending the straight pins she kept in an old ashtray on the machine flying all over the room - lol!

Ive crocheted, knitted, sewed, and painted. In the recent past I've been entranced by painting primitive country/americana designs on vintage items; kerosene cans, suitcases, old drawers and boxes, etc. This allows me to combine my two passions of junking and painting. One of my favorite designers currently is Terrye French. I love to paint her designs and draw a lot of inspiration from her. I have a shop on etsy called where I sell most of my creations.

Ive recently moved back to my home state of Alabama.

Gender: Female

Birthday: 08/23/2019

Member Since: 07/29/2009

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Old Kerosene Cans

Kerosene cans are one of my favorite things to paint. Something about their having lived useful lives in the past attracts me. I've still got 3 more to paint!


Suitcases are one of my favorites. I wonder at all the places they've been and people who have carried them.

May finds 2

More of May treasure  

May finds 1

Trash to treasure makeovers 2009.

Recent comments

Re: Ol' Blue Door

I've been wanting one to make a hall coat tree out of. You know add a mirror and a shelf and some coat hooks. This looks better than any I've seen around here. Love the blue worn color. Good luck with it. glenda

Re: Repurposed Antiques goes to Market

What a great looking booth! You definitely had enough to fill the double booth. Hope you had a light load coming home! Thanks for sharing, glenda

Re: dumpster find

Now, why would somebody throw that out, I wonder. Good thing you came along to save it! glenda

Re: Irvington Farmer's Market August 1

Great recycling! You did great with the display, too. Wish I had been there. glenda

Re: Wheels on fire

Where's the burgers? Such a great idea!

Re: husband

And ready to work! That's the kind of dh I like to see. Hmm, what I wonder is what's inside that junk house?

Re: A Shakespearean moment

I'd say you filled it with flair! Just love the way it came together. Thanks for sharing!

Re: "Barn Chics" July Sale

Oh, I wish I could be there! What a wonderful selection of goodies! glenda

Re: Suitcases

Thanks, I'm delighted to have found the site! I love seeing all the wonderful things everyone comes up with. It's a real inspiration and makes my brain spin with ideas! glenda

Re: Chalkboard Drawer

Such a great idea! I love old drawers!

Re: Suitcases

Hi Judy, yes you're right Terrye is one of my favorite designers. I should have given her credit in the comments. I usually do when i post somewhere - don't know where my head was when i was posting these.

Re: Suitcases

thanks! yes - i sell on etsy under

Re: A good junk find

My fave is the funnel! Boy could I do things with that. Happy junking!