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.