Monthly archives: March, 2014

Bunnies, Ducks, Chicks & What A Week!

This last week has passed in a whirlwind. I am busily trying to get things ready for my new space in Hoffman House Antiques in Molalla, OR. It will be opening on April 1st and I have a larger space there than at Red Door Antiques in Canby, OR. Besides pricing and getting things ready, Read More Here…


Freebie Box Finds – Hangers Transformed to Signs

Now if you read my previous post this week you will know that I scored a lot of pants hangers for free at a garage sale. I am saving the ones without plastic for display and use in my booth. But the hangers with plastic parts just didn’t cut it for display. So into my Read More Here…


Free Junk and Other Treasures Found This Weekend

I can hardly wait until garage sale season. There just hasn’t been very many yet.  So Mr. DS and I went to 3 thrift stores, 1 garage sale plus an antiques & flea market at the fairgrounds. Now I should be showing you a load of stuff I found. Not! It was slim pickings at Read More Here…


On a Mission for Mission

It is no secret if you know Mr. DS and myself that we love the furniture of the Arts & Crafts era (early 1900s) often called Mission Oak. I love the patina of old oak and it looks nothing like new oak. You can’t duplicate the patina that comes from years and years of being Read More Here…


A Tale of Two Hearts or What Chalkboard Paint Can Do

I picked up 3 of these one day at Goodwill for 1/2 price. They cost less than it would cost me to make them.  I planned on making something for Valentine’s Day with them but ran out of time. So I decided it was time to repurpose them this week. I lightly sanded them with Read More Here…


Baby, Bunny, Aprons & Stuff – Recent Vintage Finds

I only had one chance to go treasure hunting this week. So not a lot of finds but I will share a few of them with you. They are treasures to me! All will be for sale at my booth. I love this print of the baby feeding the puppy. It is just so sweet. Read More Here…


Now For The Rest of The Story, I Mean Pictures

Yesterday I shared with you some vintage treasures I have found lately. I found this Wright’s Bias Fold Tape Sewing Book No. 26 and it is precious. It was published in 1932. A great look at the fashions then and the back cover shows what the bias tape packages looked like. The cover is not Read More Here…


Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’s Signs

Now that I wrote that title that song is going to be stuck in my head the rest of the day. If you were growing up in the 1970s you remember that song. I am on a sign making kick. I pulled out the bundle of boards that I had bought from a dear 84 Read More Here…


Vintage Treasures Found This Week

Mr. DS and I went to 3 thrift stores, 1 rummage sale, 1 garage sale and 1 antique auction. I did find things but not as much as I needed wanted. I have already taken some of the things to the booth. But I will show a few things that have not made their way there Read More Here…