Saturday, January 23, 2016

More Reasons to Watch HGTV’s Home Town!

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about HGTV’s new show, Home Town, that was filmed here in my hometown of Laurel, Mississippi. I told you about it in my last post. The pilot will be aired tomorrow morning, January 24 at 12pm eastern/11am central.

This is a BIG reminder to watch/set your DVR/or just leave your TV on at that time. If you need more reasons to watch, check out this online article from Country Living magazine about Home Town. If the pilot gets picked up, several more episodes will be filmed. We are all so excited here in Laurel!

Join the excitement….watch the pilot with us!!!

Special thanks to Betsy@My SalvagedTreasures for forwarding the CL article to me!

Monday, January 11, 2016

New Year, Happy News!

Over two years ago, Flea Market Style magazine featured a young couple that lives here in my hometown of Laurel, Mississippi. They are Ben and Erin Napier and I told you about their FMS feature in this post. I’m telling you about The Napiers again, because this energetic couple is starring in a new HGTV pilot that was filmed here in Laurel last summer. The show is called Home Town and the pilot will air Sunday, January 24 at 12pm EST/11am CST on HGTV.

If the pilot receives positive viewership/feedback, the show could be picked up by HGTV and more episodes filmed here. The producers of Home Town are also behind the hit shows, Fixer Upper and Property Brothers, so we have very high hopes and expectations. Laurel has been keeping this "secret” for months and we are so happy that we can finally tell all our friends!

If you would like to know all the behind-the-scenes details, you can read about it in Erin’s online journal. Then, BE SURE to watch on January 24. We love Ben and Erin and we think you will, too!

I’m also super excited because Southern Antiques, where my booth is located, is featured in the pilot. I don’t think any filming occurred in my booth, but Ben and Erin did buy an oak table from me for the home featured in the pilot. I can’t wait to see if the table appears on screen. I’ll let you know……

Happy New Year!

I'm linking to the following party:
Talk of the Town at My Salvaged Treasures

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Final 2015 City-Wide Yard Sale

The final of three 2015 City-Wide sales was held earlier this month. I grabbed my trusty rolling cart and stood in line to be one of the first hundred or so to get through the doors. There were plenty of vendors, but sadly not so many vendors of vintage this time. There was, however, a husband/wife team that had some great vintage items and I made most (but not all) of my purchases from them. Here’s what I found…..

A three-piece canister set…..

An Androck nut grinder, the most pristine Androck Hand-i-sifter I’ve ever found and several kitchen utensils….

This set of spaghetti string tumblers made it into the cart along with a Laurel, MS (my hometown) Coca-Cola bottle and an oak box that will be getting some much needed TLC….

There were lots of Christmas items, of course. I picked up a large Tom and Jerry bowl with one mug so I guess I’ll be looking for Tom and Jerry mugs in 2016. Cookie cutters were in abundance and I was happy to grab some with red and green handles along with a cute tin baby cup.

But this last purchase is just for me. It’s a complete set of vintage stamps… all 26 letters of the alphabet, all 10 numbers and many cool symbols like the pointing index finger shown here.

I'm sure I'll be using this set for many craft projects!

I'm linking to the following party:

Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Adding to the Booth

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! 

Now it’s time to get really serious about Christmas shopping, so I’m adding goodies to the booth almost every day. If you have a vintage fan (maybe it's you!) on your shopping list, be sure to stop by even if you shopped with me during Open House. Most of the items I’m adding are things that I’ve found in the last few weeks. Check ‘em out…….

This first one is a real “dandy”……  Yep! a 1-gallon Dandy butter churn…..

Since cool weather makes us crave hot coffee, I’ve added an aluminum stovetop percolator. There’s also a gold stripe dishcloth and a set of “made in Japan” rooster/hen salt and pepper shakers…..

Of course, I’ll keep some “junk” around the booth…..  there's an old toolbox, a vintage wood-handled paintbrush, a large galvanized funnel and a handmade shovel scoop….

Lastly, I was jumping with joy to find this vintage Shawnee Winking Owl cookie jar with matching salt and pepper shakers. Yes….. they are the real deal, marked USA!

What vintage item is on your Christmas List?

I'm linking to the following party:
Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures  

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Open House 2015

Our Christmas Open House 2015 was a great success. There were hit-and-miss showers outside, but it didn’t stop our wonderful customers from venturing out to start the holiday season with us. We had a great day of visiting with customers, and lots of sales too; however, there are still plenty of goodies to choose from.

Please forgive me for taking so long to get this post to you, but I hope you’ll enjoy these belated photos. 

I've been adding "new" items all week. I found this 1968 Santa blowmold and a Santa dish this past weekend at an estate sale. They have already joined the other Christmas goodies in the booth.

Thanks for stopping by for a look!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Meet Angeline

Hello, blog friends! I would like for you to meet Angeline, my first junk angel.

Please be polite and pronounce her name “ann-juh-LEEN." She is a southern angel, you know!

I started with an old furniture leg for the body and added some ornate frame molding for her wings.

Her arms were fashioned from parts of an old folding ruler so they can actually move at the shoulders and elbows. She holds a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Angeline’s head is the newest thing about her. It is a galvanized strap orb that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. Though it’s new, it seemed appropriate since HL is known for their faith-based business.

A wooden belt buckle became her halo. She is an impressive 25” tall.

Angeline will stand watch over my booth this Sunday at our Christmas Open House. If you are in the area, I hope you will stop by and visit with us.

Hope to see YOU at
Christmas Open House
Southern Antiques – downtown Laurel, MS
November 8, 2015
Noon to 5pm

I’m linking to the following party:

Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

She Sells Seashells

With our Christmas Open House less than two weeks away I’m back to creating special projects for the event. In case you missed it, I took a little break from Christmas in last week’s post.

I recently bought an attractive, yet very plain, decorative box but it just screamed for something extra. 


I remembered some seashells that I had purchased at a yard sale, so I selected a pretty shell and glued it to the lid. The shell makes the perfect “knob” and feels so good in the hand.


While I had my seashell stash on the work desk, I decided to create one more project. A vintage pivoting frame became the target for my beachy embellishment. 

The frame already had a textured sand-like finish, so I painted it gray (it was gold) and added three sweet shells to the bottom of the frame.



Since the Gulf Coast is less than a two-hour drive away, we appreciate coastal living here. I hope one of these projects will be the perfect gift for someone’s beach-themed decor.

Save the Date:
Christmas Open House
November 8, 2015

I’m linking to the following party:

Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wicked Chickens!

Lately I’ve been publishing posts about our upcoming Christmas Open House, but today I’m going to take a break from Christmas and post something a little different.

I was browsing online earlier this year and came across a sign that mentioned Wicked Chickens. I decided it should be the inspiration for a fun Halloween display so I lettered the words on a chalkboard……

I collected several egg plates…….

Found a chicken coat rack/mirror and repainted it……


Added a witches’ hat to the chicken mirror…….

Attached a pitchfork to a chicken figurine, added other poultry related items…..

And created a fun and “wicked” display…….

I’ve already sold a couple of egg plates. 
I guess they had some wicked chickens!


Save the Date:
Christmas Open House
November 8, 2015

I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Grab a Recipe

Every year about this time, I gather up all the old recipe cards, handwritten recipes and clipped recipes that I’ve bought at estate and yards sales throughout the year. Sometimes I find them in old recipe boxes. Other times I find them shoved into plastic bags by the estate sale professionals and priced to sell. I sort and bag them with a mixture of handwritten and clipped recipes and make them available at our Open House. The “grab bags” make fun stocking stuffers and I always sell out.

I’ve also managed to find a few old recipe boxes, too. I love the colorful metal ones by Ohio Art and J Chen.

Along with the recipes and recipe boxes this year, I’ve created a few cookbook/recipe card holders from cheese graters. I start with a flat grater and some miscellaneous junk….

And fashion a one-of-a-kind kitchen tool…..

Save the Date:
Christmas Open House
November 8, 2015

I'm partying with:

Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures