Monday, April 24, 2017


My busy show season begins with The Vintage Faire in Minooka, IL this coming Sunday, April 30th.

I'm bringing a bunch, and, looking forward to seeing everyone.  I nearly sold out at the last faire, and, I got a chance to see where my musical cherub trio found a home.  On the mantel of my friend Chris.

So, if you're coming out, I can't wait to see you.

This is the last "indoor" Vintage Faire until the holiday show in November.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Yep, I just had oral surgery, and, I'll be going back for more. I have "interesting" roots according to my dentist.  A molar, and, a wisdom tooth I should have had removed ages ago have roots that decided to curve.  Fun times.

But enough about that.  I'm getting ready for the next Vintage Faire in Minooka, IL this coming Sunday, March 26th.

After taking a couple days to recoup, I feel sooooooo far behind.  I'll try to share more pics later.

Looking forward to seeing my regulars at the faire.  It'll be inside a beautiful banquet hall.

Monday, February 27, 2017


I had a great time at The Vintage Faire in Minooka, IL this past Sunday.

It was my first show of the year, and, I was pretty busy most of the day.  However, I managed to take a few pics.

Now, I'm officially in show mode.

There were lots of happy customers, which makes me happy.

Now, I have a few days, and, my next show.  The Hunt & Gather Market in Crown Point, IN.

Looking forward to seeing my locals.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2 SHOWS in a ROW

Okay, I'm starting my 2017 show season with 2 shows in a row.

This coming Sunday, February 26th, I'll be in Minooka, IL at the Vintage Faire.  You can find all the info HERE.

That will be followed by the Hunt & Gather Market in Crown Point, IN.  Find out more HERE.

I'll have a variety of items, including my handmade crowns.

ornate metal, and a bit of bling.

I'll share more photos soon.

I know some of you are coming, and, I'm looking forward to seeing you.

Thursday, February 9, 2017


As a great big THANK YOU to all my Etsy customers, I am offering a special discount of 20% off on all orders of $10 or more.  Just use COUPON CODE: VILLASPECIAL10 at checkout.

The discount is available through February 14th.  HAPPY VALENTINES DAY.

Visit my Etsy shop HERE.

I'll continue to list through the weekend.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What A Difference A Finial Makes

Sometimes, one little thing can make a big difference.

This candle holder base was a bit lonely.

This fleur de lis finial was black when I found it,

but, after removing the paint, and, giving it a finish that better compliments the base,

it all comes together.

Now, on to the next project.

Continuing to play around with my vast stash of metal.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Beautiful Backdrops

Sometimes, as someone who likes to repurpose things, I can be an overthinker.

Although I have plans for some of the vintage tin I found at an estate sale recently,

simply using some of the panels as the piece of art they are is enough.

If you've been following me for any length of time, you know how much I love the old and worn.

All I did was clean the panel above. The naturally weathered paint, and rust make a beautiful statement.

So, I'll be working on a few projects by repurposing a panel or two, or three this weekend. However, several pieces will serve as backdrops and wall hangings.

Friday, January 27, 2017


I decided to hit an Estate Sale today, and, I'm so glad I did.  Buried in the basement were a bunch of vintage tags.

I scored a pile of vintage tin hiding in a dark corner of the garage.

I'm a happy camper.

I'll be listing some of the tags on Etsy, and, having lots of fun playing with the tin.

Thursday, January 26, 2017


I've been organizing, painting, creating, and, listing.

I literally have a huge bowl of vintage prisms.  I also have tons of salvaged vintage metal.  This next piece is an assemblage I created.  I gave the metal that weathered finish.

I've been making some of my salvaged metal crowns as well.  Some of my long term readers may remember when I started making these years ago HERE.  If you'd like to see some of my older pieces, you can check them out by clicking HERE, HERE, and, HERE.  I can't tell you how many I've made.  A LOT.

I rescued these from a broken chandelier.  I going to give someone else the opportunity to do something creative with them.

A grouping of appliques have been listed as well.

You can visit my Etsy shop HERE.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


I'm finally getting back into the Etsy zone.

I have to be honest.  It took awhile.  Resting is addictive.

I've been painting, and, listing,

and, I will continue to do so.

A few things have disappeared already, but, I have similar items in the works, as I continue to dig into my salvaged metal stash,

and, vintage.

You can visit my Etsy shop by clicking HERE, and, remember to check back often.