Buttons, buttons, guess who got all these buttons? Me!!
My cousin Nora called me when I was out of town and she said her neighbor was having a yard sale & she had vintage things she knew I would like, and she asked if I would want her to pick them up for me. Heck ya!! How is that for a great cousin?!
Long story short, I went to see Nora yesterday and this is the fab vintage bounty she purchased for me. I took everything home and sorted through each bag & jar of buttons. I sat on the floor and took a few pictures and before I knew it the room was getting dark. I tell you, it was like Christmas!! Oh, and there was also vintage linen and a cute red paper purse.
It doesn’t take much to make this girl happy! Thank you so very much Nora!!❤️
I just finished this portable sewing cabinet! This is my 3rd or 4th one. Every time I do a vintage show I have one and I always end up selling them. I found this one at Goodwill. It was pretty rough when I bought it but I knew it would be a easy repurpose! I had a piece of Kanta quilt that I used for the outside. It’s great because it has designs and hand stitching on both sides of the fabric. I recovered the inside compartments and added an old wood box that I took apart to hold tiny bobbins, buttons & supplies. I filled it to the rim with sewing supplies & it’s ready to go!
I had so much fun making this little Halloween junk book! I had my pages all laid out in a according style book that I made, and then I decided to collage all the elements on each page to a postcard. Each page is like a little work of art! Then I attached each postcard into my according book. If I ever wanted to I could easily take it apart.
I have been gone more this month than I have been home! My mister & I went camping again and we also went to see our grandson. Life is good! I have been working on some new projects in my art room at home & I should be able to take pictures of them later in the week. In the meantime, here are a few pages from this months junk journal.
Busy, busy girl! I’m so lucky to be retired! We went to see our grandson & family, went up north to hear the elk in rut and I’m still doing a junk journal page each day. No one will ever say I sit around and do nothing. Definitely not my personality. Is my house spotless? No! Am I happy? Yes! It all evens out.
Remember when kids played outside and were told to be home by dinner time? When everyone played together? You might have pretended to be in a band out on the lawn. You played in the creek and floated sticks or threw rocks in. There were marbles, jacks and jump ropes! You would swing so high you thought you would go over the bars! You might have got in a little mischief but you always looked out for each other. This is a reminder to go outside and have some fun!
What is your favorite breakfast? I was going to say pie because when we were little our great grandma use to let us have pie for breakfast. I thought that was so funny!
Now, I love poached eggs....
I like them on toast with avacado or in eggs Benedict.
Eggs are in my top 5 favorite foods.
Our dad use to make a fried potato, egg, bacon & cheese mixed in a frying pan breakfast that we called Goulash. Yes, it’s not the same goulash that most people think of, but it is soooo good! I still make it for my family.
Eggs! Eggs! Eggs! Did I mention that I like them in cake too?!😜
“A picture is worth a thousand words”, isn’t that the truth?! I think junk journal pages tell you a lot about a person. Can you tell I enjoyed sweet treats as a kid? I loved watching comedies, playing cards, marbles & jacks. I was the only family member that wasn’t an avid reader. (I love to read now). I would love to be really organized, it’s a long term goal!! I love old stuff, and I enjoy repurposing things. I like vintage handmade linen. I like to save money. Family & friends are right up top on my important list. Pictures capture a story but words tell it. Which is more important to you?
I'm an art teacher and junk lover! I like to hunt for and repurpose treasures from flea markets, old barns, yard sales and funky shops.