Rummage Sale-ing and Junkin'


I haven't had much time this summer for junkin' or upcycling or repurposing.  The truth is, I changed jobs.  I quit my job selling furniture, (at 59) and went back to my previous job at a real estate title company.  It's termed part time, but during the summer, it can turn to full time on any given week.  I didn't have too hard of a transition, however, I am 10 years older than I was when I used to be a closer, and I am not as good as multi-tasking as I once was.  Evenings are busy tending to flower gardens.

I decided at 7:45 this morning to check the newspaper for garage sales.  I left the house with little primping five minutes later, and headed for the first sale. Although these are still made, I think this Brannock Device is vintage.  I bought this for 50 cents and JUST for fun.

YARD OF FLOWERS 2015 Garden Tour

The YARD OF FLOWERS is owned by my brother and sister in law, Kris.  Kris has the green thumb, the awesome craft skills and the eye for junk.  My brother may help out from time to time, but I'm pretty sure the YARD OF FLOWERS is all Kris.  Let's start today's tour by the front porch and a gorgeous tub of calibrachoa, climbing clematis and annual marigolds 

Vintage Inspiration Party #199


Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
The VIP is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered,
and you can also share projects that were made to look old,
including repurposed and upcycled creations.



The Organized Clutter 2015 Junk Garden Tour

ORGANIZED CLUTTER 2015 JUNK GARDEN TOUR www.organizedclutter.net
Let's start the tour today at the front door, on the covered patio.  There were early spring changes to my Adirondack chairs this year.  Besides new seat cushions from Menards, my chairs were given an authentically chippy white finish with Fusion Mineral Paint.  I also painted the sewing machine drawers  on the Red Wing crock table.  Lastly, I painted a thrift shop iron table, added it to the center of a small flower garden, and set a bucket of geraniums on top to add vertical interest to a small garden.

What I Bought With My Birthday Money


What do you buy with your birthday money?  Clothes?  A manicure or pedicure?  A night out?  Not me, I buy old gears.