Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Stuff in the Shop...Upstairs

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hew! Lots of new stuff in the shop as of today! We took a full truckload of large and small items to restock the upstairs and downstairs spaces. My garage finally has a bit of breathing is no longer in critical condition! The shots below are from the upstairs space.


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Photos of the downstairs space.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wanna Swap Junk?

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Junking Giveaways

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 few of my junking friends are having giveaways. I thought I'd let you know so you can visit their blogs for great junking ideas and to enter the drawings. Here they are...


Dates: Drawing held Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 pm

Giveaway 1
@Margo's Junkin' Journal

Monopoly wooden hotel earrings, scrabble earrings, china chard pendant, soldered decorated bottle, one of my garage sale bags, various metal tags, 2 clock gears, 2 springs, 2 sets (4) of beeswax dipped candles, 3 skeleton flash cards, 2 musical flash cards, letter flash cards spelling the word of your choice up to 10 cards, one of my Hand made journals for 2010, some chalk board gift tags, and a vintage Stencil letters IJKL



Dates: Ends Sunday, Jan. 31st at 12 midnight

Giveaway 2
@Sylvia's Vintage Daughter

2 JunkMarket Books
1 JunkMarket Magazine
1 JunkMarket DVD
Gorilla Glue Products
Junk items handpicked by Sue Whitney of JunkMarket



Any other junk giveaways going on?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Accidents don't pay. Ask the man who had one.

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 came across these great "Green Cross" paper cups and dispenser at an estate sale last fall. After a little research, I found out the "Green Cross for Safety" was a symbol used by the National Safety Council, which was established in 1912...almost 100 years ago. I envision the dispenser and cups were at some point hanging in a workplace. As workers would come to get a drink during their breaks, these safety messages would remind them to be safe as they work.

Don't you love the two AJAX boxes? They are chock full of hundreds of these great vintage paper drinking cups. The vintage packaging has such a simple but charming feel!

These will be making their way to the store soon. I adore anything related to health or health care. I know someone else will be smitten with these pieces of health promotion history!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Authentic Mid-Century Parisian Hat Store Display

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found this beautiful piece last summer. When I found out that it came with a story, I was hooked. My understanding is that it came from a woman in Duluth whose family had a French foreign exchange student some time in the mid-1900s. The student became a friend and would visit often...bringing along French items. This hat rack was one of original display piece from a Parisian hat shop.

When I bought it, the intention was to use it in our newly renovated master bedroom. I was so excited! After trying this, that, and the other, I finally and defeatedly admitted that there was not enough room for it. I still need a solution for the treasured hats I love to wear!!

This piece has since made its way to the new downstairs space at Old Town Antiques in Duluth. It is hoping to find a new and loving home to carry on its history and loving owner to tell its story. Junko, the fine fella sporting the iJunk t-shirt, is keeping an eye on it for now.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sign of the Times

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'm having some fun with The Nester's giveaway and surprise linky party today. It features customized items from DaySpring-Danielson Design Studio. I've been having a blast playing with all the possible creations. Check 'em out...

I have to you have a favorite?

Check out my other creations for WhisperWood Cottage here.