Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I found a use for the decorative wood Victorian pieces.

I like using old items as backgrounds for the vintage items that I sell on my ETSY site. I think the decorative Victorian wood makes a really nice background for the vintage art deco brass charm.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Decorative Wood Victorian Pieces

These decorative wood pieces were recovered from a 1890 Victorian house. My husband has been painting this lovely lady and helping to rebuild and restore the front double-decker porch. I hope to have a picture up when it’s finished. I love old homes, I love old pieces of things, I love old stuff. To me it’s very intriguing, finding out the history of something. So I thought I could find a use for these little treasures in the future.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Fun Vintage Dictionary Pins

I made these pins using images from a 1927 Vintage Dictionary in which the
pages were torn and loose. I just put them up for sale on ETSY. Check them out at

Friday, April 11, 2008

Repurpose old movie posters into decorative storage containers.

Make origami storage boxes from old movie posters.
I had a box of movie posters from the 90s that were in less than perfect condition and a need for storage organizers. The movie posters are printed on a heavy paper. So I knew this would give them the strength and durability needed to make origami storage boxes. You can find the directions here- . They can be made in a variety of sizes, just as long as you start with a square. I used mine to keep some of my art supplies in.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Industrial Art Cropped and Ready to Frame

Aluminum and Copper Bundles

Industrial Art Found in Recycling

On my visit to the recycling plant today I decided to take my camera along. I thought some of the bundled up aluminum and copper would make interesting pictures.