Sunday, December 4, 2016


quick paint projects, Rust-Oleum spray paint, Christmas
Are you ready?

Ready for red?

And green

And white?

And naturals?

All the colors of Christmas?

This little fellow is ready to show you how quick a quickie can be.

Take two decrepit kindergarten chairs.

Add Rust-Oleum in red.

Take one green lift top bench.

Add leftover Rust-Oleum red paint.

A perfect trio. 

To put under your tree-o! 

More Christmas popping up soon.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday Finds

vintage finds, buckets, books, photographs, jars, Coca-Cola
Friday finds me - whaaaaat?


Yes, today is my birthday.

Yes, send good wishes.

Yes, give a gift to someone who needs it.

Chucks took me to an estate sale yesterday for a present.

The couple in their nineties moved into a new home and left treasure after treasure behind.

FIVE sheds!

Bike wheel.

Two buckets.

A solid copper box with lid.

Rand-McNally Family Atlas.

Really rough shape.

This campaign poster was glued on the inside cover of the atlas.

You can read about the Wofford professor HERE.

It is interesting to us because Dr. Clinkscales retired to a house on the Wofford campus renamed the Kilgo-Clinkscales House.

Chucks and his father were named after Rev. Kilgo.

And Chucks' father attended Wofford.

I think the atlas may be a keeper because of the campaign poster glued to the inside of the cover.

Copyright 1912.

It's older than I am!

Also older are the stacks of books I bought.

1880's to 1950's.

Mostly children's books.

Look at the tiny Webster's Dictionary on top.

Definitely a keeper.

A small group of presentation New Testaments.

Calling cards from ministers.

I do remember when the preacher came to call.

In one of the workshops - two work aprons.

One Coca-Cola.

"Be really Refreshed" is the 1959 slogan.

One Aiken Lumber. (Notice the telephone numbers.)

A wooden hanger.

A Band-Aid tin.

There were walls of family photos - most professionally framed.

Each photo has the name and the date on a label on the back.

I could not leave the children behind.

The adults I left to fend for themselves.

However I might slip back over Saturday afternoon to see if any others need rescuing.

A bike basket filled with Gerber baby food jars with the blue and silver tops and Duke's Mayonnaise.

In the South it is the ONLY mayo fit to be eaten.

Okay, so I am another year older and probably a bit meaner.

But I am still out junkin'.

That's all that matters.

Plus most of the stuff I buy is older than I am.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Great Crate Christmas Tree

Creating a crate tree, Christmas tree, Christmas display antique mall booth, Riverfront Antique MallFor the past three years I have constructed a crate Christmas tree display in the front of my booth.

Each year it is different.

This year I expanded the size to allow for more areas for Christmas smalls and for my dyed bottle brush trees.

Took all of one day to clear out the front and find all the crates which are used the rest of the year throughout both booths for displays.

I added an extra one on the bottom row allowing for the extra crates in the rows. 

All crates are tied together and tied to the chicken wire behind to stabilize.

Yes, children have tried to climb the crates.

This year's color is a red.

Ten yards of tulle split in half.

Used as garland on the crates and to make Miss Chrissy a top.

It is quite fun to fill in the display spaces. 

I can change out items as they sell.

All spaces feature the bottle brush trees.

Along with vintage and vintage-looking Christmas items. 

Gold feathers hang from most of the crates.



Just noticed the vintage photo cards are sideways.

Miss Chrissy is standing at the very tippy-top dressed in garland and tulle with a feather pendant.

Off to organize stuff around the house to start decorating. 

Finished the outside lights and wreaths Sunday.

Need to haul more items over to the booths.

Shop Small Saturday was a great day for the antique mall.

The dealers at Riverfront Antique Mall have created a Face Book page for dealers to post items and sales. 

Come join us if you wish.

Dealing On The River @ Riverfront Antique Mall 

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Sunday, November 27, 2016


quick makeovers, wood planes, tung oil finish
Truly a quickie project today.

Bought a box of wood planes at a church sale.

Washed them.

Set them out on screens to dry.

Five wooden ones and one metal.

In fair condition.

Left for errands.

Arrived home to find all of them gleaming in the sun.

Chucks had decided to rub them down with tung oil for me.

He is such a sweetie.


Found in Booth W-10, Riverfront Antique Mall, North Augusta, South Carolina.

$25 each.

Perfect gift for someone. 

I'd hang them on the wall for shelf brackets.

See y'all!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday Finds

Ertl pedal tractor, German bisque snow babies, Architectural salvage, phone niche
I realize I have lost a day somewhere this week.

If you find it, please return it.

I desperately need it.

And let the merry mania begin on this Friday, er, Saturday.

Saved this pedal tractor from the metal scrapper.

Someone's Christmas present from Santa in 1955.

While my Etsy shop is closed until 2017, I have been downsizing items.

Discovered this box of German bisque dolls from the late 1880's.

They are the original snow babies.

These were rejects on the factory lines.

A piece broken from each doll and tossed in the ditches behind the factories.

It is amazing the "snow" stayed on these tiny pieces of history.

An assortment.

I sold several sets - mostly to people in Europe.

Great for mixed media artists and jewelry creators. 

The pixies are my favorites.

I plan to keep a few and sell the rest in my booth with the Frozen Charlottes.

In addition to preparing the booths for this weekend's sales and Thanksgiving (my brother did everything!), it was our thirty-sixth wedding anniversary.

We planned a whole day of doing nothing but watching movies and going out for dinner followed by Sonic milkshakes. 

We bought our second refrigerator ever.

No kidding our refrigerator was purchased in 1982.

The present one no longer will keep ice cream so we had to buy a new one.

However a fridge cannot really be an anniversary present, can it?

So the day before the big day, I spied this rolling in the front door of the mall.

A vintage telephone niche from a department store.

It is beau-tee-ous!

I do know Kris and Rush are going wild over this.

Still has the mirror and the little phone book shelf.

I will clean and wax it.

That's all.

Then hang it in the foyer.

Happy anniversary to me.

When I called home to let Chucks know I had bought us an anniversary present, he said it better be smaller than the truck.

It is.

I also got a huge bouquet of daisies.

My favorite!

One more pic of that perfect-for-under -the-tree tractor.

I think I have my days straight now.

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