Monday, November 22, 2010

The Next Phase...

The last shows are finished....Yippie!!!
Here's a few pics of my booth display.
It was a challenge fitting everything onto one 8ft table...

I could only display handmade items...
so you'll see a few vintage items but they are only for props..
I thought it looked pretty good...
what do you think?

Lots of jewelry...
charms, rings, cuffs...

flour sack towells, ticking pillows, lavender sachets....

burlap stockings, magnets from mini scrabble tiles
& ornaments made from brown paper

the vintage sheet music ornaments and wreaths
are my favorties!! and I sold alot too...
always happy when the customer likes what I made!

this is one of the dozen bottles I embellished
I LOVED making these
and...they were a BIG hit!!!
I only had 3 left!

vintage stamped silver pieces...

Everything that was left from the two shows this weekend
have now been placed in the booth space @
Treasures On Main
When Sandra & I went to the space today...
we had alot of holes to fill after the Open House this weekend
another ....Yippie!!!
I do not put anything in that space that I do not truly love and
would put in my own home...
so I'm always thrilled when pieces sell!!!
I would love to hear your feedback on these handmade items...
and the booth display...any ideas will be greatly appreciated!
and for the Next Phase of JUNK WILD...
an Etsy Shop is coming in the next two weeks!!!
we'll have lots of vintage and handmade items!

Linking this post to my friend Tamarah @ Shabby Vintage Junk
she's having a great giveaway linky party in honor of her 100th post!!
Congrats Tamarah and also Gina @ Vintage Junk In My Trunk 
Hope you all are having a great week so far...


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Open House @ Treasures on Main

Tonight was the opening night for our
Christmas Open House @
Treasures On Main in Lincolnton, NC
For those of you that are not locals...
we are located in beautiful North Carolina
right in the center of the state ( about)  & just a few hours from the beautiful
mountains and beaches! It's a grand place to live!
Three days we spent ...completely re-arranging the space for Christmas!
Lots of new treasures, vintage and handmade were added...
take a look...

I carried those big branches from Sandra's yard in my car ...
it was a mess..but worth it in the end...
I hung all of my vintage sheet music ornaments 
and covered the branches with
little twinkle lights
Sandra added her vintage Shiney Brights
 in boxes around the table
Her husband , Jack made this display cabinet for us
out of old doors...

We've both been collecting vintage silver so we added several pieces
to the front display with more shiney brights
I re-finished the old doll cabinet
you can't see in this pic but I lined the drawers with old book pages

the stockings were hung
the trees were placed ( no trimmings).... we like'em plain
our Holiday Potpourri and more shiney brights...
and the old blue cabinet is full of vintage treasures

the back wall is adorned with the chippy white screen doors
purchased @ Southern Comforts in Concord, NC
Thanks to Ms Beth @ Olde Tyme Marketplace for that
awesome tip...we got four...and love them all!

a little Christmas is spread through-out the space
this little tree is full of handmade ornaments

this a view of the left side of the space...

and of the right side of the space....
Sandra kept telling me...
"we have alot of stuff!"
But I love it totally FULL...
My favorite spaces in antique malls are the ones that
are full of treasures!
You can be sure that JUNK WILD
is overflowing with some great stuff!

If you are local please take some time this weekend and
stop over at Treasures On Main !
Open House hours are
Friday & Saturday 10 -8pm
Sunday 1 - 4 pm
located @
 119 East Main Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092

Our last shows are this weekend...
Saturday 9 am - 2pm
I'll be set up @ Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Denver, NC 
Sandra will be at Paw Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC

Then it will be time
to rest
and be Thankful!!

It's the Eve of my 49th Birthday....
I'm blessed and thankful for so much!
Especially for good friends!
Just look at what my sweet friend Sandra gave me today...

5 Beautiful Teardrop Shiney Brights...I'm a fool for Shiney Brights!!
these will look so great on my tree this year!!
Thank You Sweet Sandra!
Now ...IF I could just get my Sweetie to deliver
THIS for my Birthday.....

HAHAHA...just kidding I know they don't deliver'em like that they?
Oh Well...A girl can dream can't she?
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Linking up with Debra @ Vintage Inspiration Friday
& Show & Tell Friday @  My Romantic Home
Please stop over and visit the other posts!!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WareHouse 2120

a new vendor at the Metro Expo in Charlotte,NC!!
My friend Tammy @ ReFunked Junk
introduced me to the owner Scott Whitson ( such a nice guy!)
he and his wife Debra own this great shop in Hickory, NC
Their brochure reads...
"Rescued HomeGoods"
Furnishings recycled from Fishing Boats, Sugar Mills,
Housing Timbers & More!
their stuff is out of this world!
I love unique ...they hit it out of the park!!!

and you know I am a WHITE freak
but when you see the color on these pieces
you will love it too!
Each piece is one of a kind!
most of the pieces are made of Teak
and other weather resistant woods

Hickory is known for it's furniture showrooms...
these guys are located at historic Market Square.
I can't wait  to see the shop!

to find out more about them go to

these little guys are so cute!!

I have more to share from the Expo Show and
our Holiday Open House
@ Treasures On Main this week

Stay Tuned...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beautiful Whites @ the Expo!!

The Metro Expo Fall Extravaganza was the first weekend of November...
I'm just now getting to this post due to our Holiday Sale last weekend...
We had a great day! Thanks to everyone that came out!!
I made two visits to the Extravaganza...there were several new vendors that were awesome!
(I'm leaving them for another post...stay tuned!)
Looking through my photos I realized I was snapping shots of alot of WHITES...Imagine!
So I'm sharing them with you and also linking up to
@ Faded Charm

This sweet thang was in the new vendor's booth from Atlanta
I went back for it but...she was gone!
(I hear you Prarie Girls sighing....)
she was pretty great!!

Great selection of chippy white frames every where!

This guy from Pa. had the best booth!!
See those birdcages....
and the columns....
and the architectural piece....
and this was just one side of his booth!!

neat way to use old windows...

LOVED this old chippy bench....

great iron fence pieces

close up of that architectural piece....
great chippy paint!!

Hope you all are having a wonderful November so far!!
Can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week!!
One more Holiday Sale this weekend
and our Christmas Open House is
also this week @ Treasures On Main
Sandra and I worked the last two days getting the
space all gussied up for the festivities...
I'll have pics to share on Thursday!!

don't forget to visit all the other posts @



Monday, November 8, 2010

5 days and counting....

Several of you have requested more info on the show this here's our flyer...
Hope you can make it! It will sure be a fun day!
The show is held at Sandra's home in Denver, NC
Just about 30 minutes from downtown Charlotte
and just off Hwy 16 in Lincoln County.
If any of you sweet gals need more detailed directions
please feel free to call or text my cell # above.
We look forward to seeing you there!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

A little sneak peek....

(Goatsmilk Soap-Vanilla & Lavender)
 I promised a sneak peek into our show that's coming up
next Saturday...Nov 13th
but first let me just add...
I did not have very good light on some of these pics
and I was too tired to move all the stuff to a better spot...
so here's what we've been busy as bees working on...
 Soaps, Candles & Potpourri...
(Holiday Potpourri)
 re-purposed jewelry made from vintage games pieces
like typwriter keys,poker chips,scrabble tiles,buttons
 and other jewelry pieces
(typewriter key necklaces & button rings )
pillows made from feed sacks, burlap,old quilts
and several with beautiful appliques

Handcut  Christmas  Silhouettes
Lavender Sachets

 Little feather trees with hemlock cones
lots of ornaments made from old book pages
adorned with games pieces and old jewelry findings

 even some made from brown paper bags...
too fun!!!
Flour Sack Towells with beautiful graphics

and more ornaments made from Vintage Sheet Music

 Burlap Runners with ruffles made from vintage fabrics
other items not pictured that we'll have are
 Handbags and Totes, Book Page Wreaths, Stockings,
delicious smelling candles, and too many other things to mention
( it's a sneak peek!!)
For sale will also be vintage treasures we've been
gathering over the last few months displayed with
all these wonderful handmade items!!
We serve lunch... 
homemade chicken & dumplings
& lots of snacks
with cider & coffee
 & everyone visiting the show will receive a special gift...
a sweet Lavender filled sachet  !
and let me not forget the biggest draw of the show...
Rockstar Baker Peggy!! ( aka Sandra's Mom)
She and Sandra have been doing this show for 30 years...
and she bakes the best stuff you have ever tasted!!
Like....Mini Pecan Tarts...
her famous sour dough bread
 my fav....POUND CAKE!!! Yummers!
 and my.ever.lovin.goodness.the many ...cookies
 peanut brittle
 Hot Pepper Jelly
not to mention the CHOW CHOW!!
she has customers that pre-order the stuff and
they buy it by the case! Yes...It's that good!
So...come out and join us for a good time!!
we're located in Denver, North Carolina
about 30 minutes from the city of Charlotte
For details email me @

I'm linking this sneak peek to
Debra @ Common Ground
hope this will inspire you  
to venture out to a Holiday Sale in your local area!
and also to My Romantic Home
Have a great weekend!!