Monday, November 1, 2010


One weekend's junkin' round-up features finds from several estate sales,
 garages sales, and local thrift stores.

Figuring out what to do with the great junk I find is one of the things I most enjoy about my junking journeys.  Case in point, we recently found ourselves in a cool old house in the heart of Seattle full of more than 70 year's worth of accumulation. I bought a pretty chair, a hand-colored picture, some costume jewelry, four glass medicine bottles full of shell buttons, and two old lamp shades.The beautiful buttons will find their places in one of my handmade bracelets or garlands. The lampshades will be repurposed into displays for my Garden Cat booth. Most of the other items will also be for sale at several upcoming Vintage Flea Markets. In addition, we also purchased old pictures, silverware (for different crafting projects), a child's chalkboard, a vintage typewriter, a gold framed mirror, and an old suitcase. To see any of these Garden Cat treasures (or many others in my collection,) come to Hanger 30 at Magnuson Park on Sandpoint Way in Seattle. I'll be at the Junk Tribe's 2nd Saturdayz from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, November 13 and December 11.  Just ten bucks will get you into the Vintage Flea Market for early shopping from 8 - 10 a.m., and it's only $4 after 10 a.m. Check out for more information. The Junk Tribe has done a fantastic job organizing 2nd Saturdayz and plans to continue to host this great vintage flea market throughout the year. These two markets will be jam-packed with an incredible group of vendors with "fine tastes and curious treasures."  
This is a sample of the garlands I make from vintage
costume jewelry, crystal beads, and shell buttons.
 No two are alike and all are created with happy
vibes of peace, love, and a lot of good stuff.

Here's three of my bracelets. I use vintage
 costume earrings and beads to make them.
1. Walks in the rain
2. Eating by candlelight
3. Brownies (nuf said!)
4. Checking out a local museum
5. Vintage carved shell buttons

Peace, love, and all the good stuff y'all!


  1. Thanks for being a part of the Junk Tribe at 2nd Saturdayz!!! We are thrilled to have you!
    See you soon!

    2nd Saturdayz

  2. Thanks, Deb!! I'm thrilled to be a part of 2nd Saturdayz! It's going to be an incredible show. Thanks to you guys for making it happen! Peace, love, and happy junkin'.

  3. Hi, Lulu:
    Realized you left the comment -- oops! :(
    Regardless, I'm so excited to be hanging with the fabulous Junk Tribe at 2nd Saturdayz next weekend. Thanks again for all you guys do! Wishing y'all peace, love, and a market filled with whimsey and lots of vintage goodies.