Forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder

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It’s harvesting hydrangeas season! And you know what that means, right? My sad, tired patio landed some forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder. This is what I had moments before. You might say I forgot to care for this bucket of flowers. So I’ve been having coffee each morning on the patio, avoiding looking in […]

PJ 254 – salvaged summer decorating

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  Welcome to Party Junk 254 – salvaged summer decorating Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome back to Party Junk, with salvaged summer decorating! Wow, was that a fast summer or what? School begins next week in our region so that signals a shift of sorts for most… time to get back on some […]

How to survive an antique auction

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So, on the weekend, I went to an antique auction! It’s been YEARS since I sat in the sidelines, white knuckling my number as my favourite page came up in the roster. I’m not sure if I adore the process or not, but I hung in there, because some things just needed to come home […]

Living (close to) a Cabin Life with bathroom storage ideas

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 Yesterday I spent a day at the beach. It was so nice to sit on a chair, with a mocha frappucino in hand, facing the gorgeous water and mountains, with the sound of the waves lapping along the shore. I even did a little junk’in at Rusty’s again… (more on my day soon!) And that’s when […]

6 – Why you need to visit Paia, and other Maui tips

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This weekend I tried something new. Many years ago I use to frequent auctions. A kind reader (thanks Louise!) just emailed me the other day to ask if I’d ever been to the auction house in my own town. I hadn’t!  It was a LONG day. I did get some stuff, but the thing I’m most […]

PJ 253 – upcycled trays

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  Welcome to Party Junk 253 – upcycled trays Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome back to Party Junk, with upcycled trays! I LOVE TRAYS! They are productive,  make great centrepieces, and save table tops acting as a huge coaster. And they are super easy to make out of nearly anything flat. Just […]

Learn it, buy it, make it! and an update

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“Where did you find that? “Where can I buy it? “Where’s your store? As many times that I’ve created a project, I get asked at least that many times if not more where one can find the stuff I use to create with. Or if I sell it. There’s never been an easy answer because so much […]

Junk for sale, with a toolbox workshop at Crafty Affaire

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Awhile back, Ginna from Crafty Affaire asked if I’d be interested in hosting a workshop at her vintage show. Right in my home town! I loved the idea! So we began to brainstorm. What Ginna desired me to do was host a free seminar for anyone that wanted to learn how to build a reclaimed […]

A milk painted pallet wood tray in tricycle

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When a friend asked if I’d custom make her a red tray, I kinda sorda listened. 🙂 She requested that it be around 18″ x 18″. So going through my stash of pallet wood, I came close and dry fit the above together. I never worry about the wood being too rustic. Using a good palm […]

PJ 252 – All about pallets

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pallet double wide chair, via Funky Junk Interiors

  Welcome to Party Junk 252 – All About Pallets Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome to a special edition of Party Junk, celebrating All About Pallets! Most of you know by now my love for the stuff. It isn’t so much about the pallet itself… it’s about the weathered wood. […]