Friday, April 29, 2016

1 Minute Candle Stand

Okay, maybe it took me two minutes.  Seriously, this was a quickie.

If you've been following me for any length of time, you know how much I love using salvaged metal.

Although I've been doing a lot of purging, I continue to hold on to certain pieces, like the two iron parts above.

They came from two completely different lamps, but, once I married them, they were perfect for each other.

Honestly, all I did was screw them together, and, seal the rust (which I love).

It's the perfect size for a pillar candle.

You can review some of my other salvaged metal projects by clicking HERE, HERE, HERE, and, HERE.

Well, as I continue to purge, I'm planning to throw a bunch of stuff out for a garage sale tomorrow.

I'm getting the garage as empty as possible for a reason.  It's about to get spruced up for an upcoming event.  I'll keep you posted.

See ya soon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Things have been really busy around here, and, they are about to get even busier.

My sale was a great success, however, I have no photos from the sale to show you (The photos above are of a few recent finds).  Even with the bazaar Illinois weather I was so busy, I simply forgot to take pics.

When I say the weather was bazaar, I mean rain, snow, sunshine, and, sleet, all in one day.  It also took me a solid week to make my garage maneuverable before the sale.

I followed this with a quickie garage sale this past weekend.  In between, I bought a car.

Now, I'm getting ready for two, possibly three shows next month.  I'll be a vendor at the 3 French Hens, in Morris, IL, and, the Hunt & Gather Market, in Crown Point, IN.

Now that I'm mobile, I'll be on the hunt for fresh merchandise.  I'm also working on new designs.

I'll share soon.  I promise.

Saturday, April 2, 2016


I've decided to have my first sale this coming Friday and Saturday (April 8th and 9th).

There'll be lots of stuff outside, in my studio, and, in the garage (aka The Abyss).

I'll post more pictures throughout the week.

I'm in Lansing, IL, near 171st and Burnham.  Look for the tent.  The sale starts at 8:00am.

I'm looking forward to seeing my regulars.