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Chinese Silk Embroidery Art

Recently visited Sydney's Royal Easter show and I must say that their arts and crafts exhibition was superb this year. There was so much to see but the one thing that caught my eye was the Chinese...

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HAPPY EASTER! vintage bunnies & lots of them.

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Every holiday I put out my little wooden vintage handmade bunnies.  I have two dozen of these little guys.

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DIY Garden Urn Turned Coffee Table

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I took a cast-iron garden urn, filled it with some of my favorite treasures, and topped it with glass to make a unique and simple junk beautiful coffee table.

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The spring mantel that will never die

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Spring means plants and plants die in my house. So a spring mantel was created with faux in mind.

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Have a Great Valentine's Day!

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My daughter Vicky put this together for Valentine's Day.

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A "Simply Cozy" winter Mantel...

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OK, I have a little trouble with "simple" here...but cozy, I get :)

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Curly Twig Tray

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Here is a tray I made using the clippings from my contorted filbert tree. The feet are cut from the bendiest (Is that a word?) parts. I made it big so I can put lots of stuff on it. Hope you like it.

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Vintage blueprint cabinet coffee table

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We made this coffee table out of a vintage cole steel blueprint cabinet. We found 2 similar cabinets at a second hand store, for a great price. I knew when I saw them I wanted to turn them into...

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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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Get your Lighting in Gear!

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Save those junky car parts as the foundation for an elegant lamp!

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Christmas Curtains to Make Yourself

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Now that Christmas is almost here you

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Piano Roll - Paper Roses!

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I had so much fun challenging myself to use every bit of the piano roll! With just one roll I was able to create a wintery but warm Valentine's Day centerpiece -- complete...

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Simple (boy, do I mean simple) fall decorating

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With a house full of family to arrive for Thanksgiving, my fall decorating was held to a minimum so I could focus on the food menu!

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Halloween Upcycled Bird House with License Plate Body

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I started this birdhouse with a 1953 Texas orange old license plate. I immediately got the sense that this one needed to be inspired by Halloween and witches. From there I used several different...

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Art Canvas Turned into Rectangular Wreath

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Rescue a canvas bound for the trash. Rip off the painting and use a roll of burlap ribbon to created stapled folds all the way around. Voila! Rectangular Wreath!

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"The Twelve Best"

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This old tobacco tin had been in a Connecticut barn for the last 50 years.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Junk

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In the true spirit of the traveling junk, it is now my turn to share my all purpose, never in the same place for long, traveling junk. Who wants to be next to pass the junk forward?

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Is there an Architect, errr, Architecture in the House!

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Do you have a new home and want to add some vintage charm to it? Add some architectural elements!

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Blue Enamel Porcelain Clock Teapot Upcycled Bird House

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It's easy to see why I picked this great old blue teapot. The porcelain enamel swirl design is very pleasing to the eye. After cutting the birdhole out, I started looking through the piles for a...

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Renewed,chair

I bought it at Goodwill because it had good bones.  Took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to redo it.  I recycled all the original  brass tacks.  I found a pillow nbspthat...

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