Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party #183


Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.  
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.



We have a special guest host who picked this week's features!
I'm Linda, from the blog Itsy Bits And Pieces! I love to decorate and create with vintage and thrift store finds! Thanks so much for having me as a guest host this week!

At the Vintage Inspiration Party, your links will show up on 4 different blogs, 
giving you four times the exposure! 
 This week your links will show up on 5 blogs!!
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Your party hosts have been busy this week too! Take a look at their favorite posts from last week!
DIY home decor
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures – Saturday's Treasures
Angie @ Knick of Time – Image Transfer On Glass 
Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence – Project Challenge 
Marianne @ Songbird – Give a New Mirror an Old Look 
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces - Bringing In Some Springtime
Now let’s take a look at some wonderful features from last week’s party!
repurposed bed springs Faye @ Wild Rose Vintage shared her charming Sewing Room with a charming bed springs photo display.

Sarah @ Sadie Seasongoods created this cute re-use Industrial Light Cover Bird Cage.

David @ Cheltenham Road showed us how to use scrap wood to create these wonderful Rustic Wood Trays.

Diana @ Adirondack Girl shared her fun makeover with this Denim Covered Stool.

Robin @ Happy At Home shared her new Quilt from Vintage Sheets.

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This week's vintage shop item is available from Simply Country Home.

The Painted Poppy Studio This week's featured blog is The Painted Poppy Studio.

If you were featured this week, we'd love it if you'd grab our button and share the news.
Please take a moment to review the party rules before linking up.
- You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links please.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- Be sure to have a visible link to My Salvaged Treasures within your post (text link is fine).
- By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.




I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Saturday's Treasures

I was out of town for three days last weekend visiting family and friends, but of course I still made time for some junking on Saturday morning with my mom.  My goal was to focus on stuff that didn't need a major makeover, just a cleaning and a few tweaks here and there.  Mission accomplished!

Junking Finds
Bargains galore!  The most expensive thing here was the old oval frame I found at Goodwill.  The metal stools are just chippy and rusty enough to add character without needing any work at all. 

1970s Replogle globe
I knew this globe wasn't real old, but the price was right and the stand is metal.  I dated it from the late 1970s based on this chart

This chippy old floor lamp has seen better days, so I'll replenish my lamp parts stash and use the pieces for other projects.

How could I pass up a tiny tray full of thimbles and a Harrah's sewing kit?  I'll make necklaces out of the plain ones, then sell the rest.

This sweet note is still taped to the back of the tiny tray. 

I spotted this little greenhouse from the street and managed to get my hands on it before anyone got close.  It's not old, but it's shabby and faded enough to give it real charm.

The Smith Corona typewriter from the early-mid 1960s is in perfect working condition.  What a bargain!  I'll use the fireplace tool stand to display necklaces, the vanity stool may or may not get a new pad, and I already added a pretty flower label to the plain metal waste basket.  I'm working on repurposing the rusty green rake, then I'll need to remove all the money I'm hoping to find behind the picture.

vintage chandelier crystals
Look what I found buried in a box of office supplies.  I was excited to buy dozens of pens and pencils, a load of paper, and some miscellaneous crafty stuff for $5, but it sure sweetened the deal when I got home and discovered 60+ chandelier crystals hiding at the bottom.

Yes, I love your font.  Now I'm trying to decide if I should keep you or sell you.  



I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party #182

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.

This is the party where your links show up on 4 blogs, giving you 4X the exposure.

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Take a look at what your VIP hosts have been up to.
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Dressed up Hangers
Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence - Pussy Willows DIY
Angie @ Knick of Time - Antique Sewing Machine Table
Marianne @ Songbird - Hanging Bottles Display

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My Thrift Store Addiction styled her mantel by using an old chicken feeder to show off the pretty eggs.

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You wouldn't believe the amazing collection of vintage cobbler forms shared by Timeless Treasures

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My Vintage Life always finds the most beautiful treasures.  Last week she shared some gorgeous vintage linens and baby dresses. 

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Villabarnes has been busy creating these hearts, crosses, and breadboards out of salvaged wood.

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Prairie Charm displayed her lovely bottles with a botanical prints book she recently found. 

This week's featured shop is Snug Harbor Bay.
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I love this trunk and the stenciled top.

This week's featured blog is Coastal Charm.
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Linda's blog is always full of vintage inspiration!

If you were featured this week, we'd love it if you'd grab our button and share the news.

Link Party Guidelines
- You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links please.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- Be sure to have a visible link to My Salvaged Treasures or the other party hosts within your post.
- By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.







I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures.  I'm just one click away.