Last week with Lisa in town, we had to go junktiquing. We hit up a few places stretched across Denver and the burbs. It was so much fun to watch the master hunt for items. She also knows what she wants and finds hidden gems in piles of stuff. I also enjoy the digging, finding treasures to repurpose. Like this pitcher above that i found in a little antique shop. It was a stunning color and i adore the shape of it. The ribbon top and the funky handle were irresistible. It's either going into the guest bedroom as decor or in my studio to hold my paintbrushes. I cannot decide which thought i like more.
I spotted this mason jar tucked into the corner of the same shop. The shape of the jar is quite stunning so i was quite attracted to it. But to find it filled with sewing goodies, it was a done deal. Some of the items inside are just so so but other things like the buttons or the seam binding are awesome. I'm not sure what i am going to do with the jar itself. I have many ideas running around in my head including painting the inside with this technique Claudine Hellmuth shared on her blog.
i collect vintage cameras. i am a photo junkie so having these cameras from the past makes me really happy. I especially love the brownie camera as it really introduce the concept of a snapshot. You can see my drawing of the brownie on my Picture Perfect stencil. it's the first one of the bunch. So having this little guy sit next to the others makes me so very giddy.
We were in a large antique mall, the kind with booths and lots of vendors. Lisa & i were walking up & down the aisles. I spotted these film canisters sitting on the counter of a booth. I have a couple of vintage reels sitting on my shelves in the studio already and i thought a couple more would look good. I picked them up but the sides were taped so i couldn't see inside. However they were quite heavy and the tag said something about films. I had to take the chance and wow i hit it big. Both canisters are filled with film reels and i cannot wait to use them. So many thoughts in my head but i have plenty of film to use on all the competing ideas.
I love turning vintage finds into repurposed art. These items are great for collage, altered items, art journals, mixed media pieces, and lots more. Lisa, who's been collecting for years (i think she's just steps away from Hoarders ;), is putting together collage kits for sale. Not only does she have great finds, Lisa is also including a free step by step PDF tutorial with each kit. She only has a few left so you might want to snatch yours up. I already ordered mine and i cannot wait to create with it. You can read all the details HERE including the kit contents.