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Thanks for stopping by My Vintage Cottage. It's filled with recipes, decorating ideas, junking, crafting and garden projects.I hope you enjoy what you find and come back often.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

$19.50 day

I hit a friends basement and a nearby towns city garage sale last weekend.  All together I spent $19.50 and ended up with quite a haul.  Most will be cleaned up, sanded and painted for my upcoming show, a few things are for VCB and a couple of things I'll keep.

Doors from friend Kathy's remodel.  They will part of the new back drop for craft displays.

4 crystal oval bowls for .50  I'm thinking soap dish or a place to put pretty jewelry.

Nice size table $3.00

kitchen table, the top is damaged so I will just use the base free

ugly blue table just might become a bench with a new cushion it was in the free pile

Set of 4 sturdy chairs, maybe a garden bench or use the back hanging upside down as a towel rack

2 baskets and 4 plastic bags full of canning jars

2 identical metal chairs $2.00 each

Friday, September 19, 2014

fall mantle


It's that time of year when I like to change up my decorating to go with the new season.  This really isn't a mantle, it's the shelf above my couch.  AH thinks it's a little over crowded with all the candles so I might thin it out a little later.  Along with the winter curtains, gourds all over, different pillow covers and the color focus turning to deep reds and rusty browns the living room and kitchen look like fall is here.  It's 48 out this morning I think fall has arrived.  Next I'll change out the bed room and I haven't done the exterior doors or out side yet.  I just use what I have and will add in just a few mums or asters.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

metal tray redo

I've tried a little zentangle on a couple of chairs and these thrifted metal trays.  I used a paint pen and drew on my basic design with chalk before I started.  A little spray of clear sealer finished the job.



Monday, September 15, 2014

game table


Frame+chalkboard paint +vintage legs+cat assistant= game table. A simple formula for a great piece.  The bricks and towel are there to weigh down the top until the glue dries.  Dusty, she just wants to help.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

more happy birthdays

Happy birthday to my wonderful sons Nathan and Rich.  You have gone from being the cutest babies ever to wonderful young men.  I am so proud of you.  Love Mom

Friday, September 12, 2014

More projects

The project making continues here.  Our sun room is almost unpassable and the over flow is in my sewing room and our bedroom.  I need a studio I don't have to share with anyone, but I don't think we can put any more buildings on our property.
re-purposed cabinet door with decal saying then antiqued

This little stool was red, yellow, green and falling apart when I got it, now it's pale blue with a simple stencil.  It would make a great plant stand or table for a child's room. 

Some times I find thing  it don't need any work.  I'm keeping this hand made cutie as a cash box.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy Birthday

We have a lot of family birthdays during September but  the most important is my wonderful husband, Andy.  I couldn't do half as many projects with out his help and support.  It's hard to believe the first birthday we celebrated together was his 23rd.  He's now eligible for retirement.  How time has flown.