Playing with fall hydrangeas and a (very) blue chair

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 One of the reasons I love fall so much is because it’s time to harvest hydrangeas once again. We have two fairly big bushes, so we’re never at a loss for new stock. Except if you leave them on the bush a little too long after they get crispy… whoops! I lost one good batch […]

Vintage typewriter Christmas centrepiece – 12 Days Day 7

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I personally believe anything can look like Christmas. Even an old vintage typewriter. Isn’t she a beauty? This could be used as both a vignette or centrepiece. This little find was landed in late summer from The Back Porch for a whoppin’ $18.00. And it’s been in my garage ever since. I just didn’t take […]

3000 Followers Event – How to vignette with JUNK (plus link up)

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Welcome to Funky Junk’s 3000 Follower’s Event! Wow! We’re there! 3000+!  To help celebrate the event, over the next little while you’ll see some fun interactive posts come up, with the intention to inspire, teach and encourage you. You’re here for DIY decorating, so that’s what I aim to deliver! ~ Junk Vignette Day ~ […]

I LOVE decorating with… antique tool totes

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On the weekend, I went to stage a friend’s living room and was on the hunt for a table centerpiece. They know me well and allow me to walk their property and junk shed for my kinda ‘loot’. 🙂 I came across a lovely old wooden tool tote that was long forgotten, full of old […]

Decorating with "what are they?" objects.

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I have all kinds of ‘what is it’ things flanking every nook and cranny in my home. I suppose one of the bonuses of not knowing what something is, is the fact that it gives you official permission to make it become anything you desire. I practice the same trend  when I waltz down tool […]

Preserving real flowers

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There appear to be 101 ways to preserve real flowers. Those little powdered packets from the florist or write ups promise an aspirin in the water will cure all. However, I’ve never had great luck with any of those methods. When I receive real flowers and wish to hang on to their memory for a long […]

What NOT to do when mounting stuff.

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Do you ever start a project, but pay no attention to finishing it properly? I do this on the rare occasion I must say. And I do this mostly when an idea smacks me upside the head and I have to implement it NOW. Food, sleep nor even air matters. I have to do that […]

Layering your vignettes 101 (vignette party Sat!)

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I’m always caught offguard when my mom says, “You have a way with grouping things.” That’s when I look around and think, “Huh?” I totally have this thing for creating layers upon layers when arranging vignettes. It always surprises me when someone says something to draw attention to them because they are simply the norm here. […]