Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Show me your stuff.....

Seems like all
I do these days
is either make things
or revamp my display

I will have cloths 
on the tables etc

the left hand corner starts
with the garden markers
and earrings

I wanted 
something a little different
to display them

My husband made
me these great boxes
I had like my other displays
but they really didn't show
everything off
and it was difficult to set up

right side of large box

junk jewelry

 there was a small space below
the necklaces
so I decided to put more 
Now I need to make some more

 The smaller box
holds keychains
cord necklaces
and small bags

This rack
I got at a yd sale
it will hold
all the papercrafts

My next show 
is in a week
hopefully I will be ready!

Sunday, June 24, 2012


A few new sets 
I have been working on

the  turquoise beads
are vintage
they start out bright then 
fade to a green then grey
they are paired
with acrylic
 clear cracked beads

These are green glass
paired with a grape purple glass bead

These vintage green/aqua beads
I believe are acrylic
the shape is a swirl
it is paired
with a iridescent
cloudy acrylic rose bead
and the vintage beads 
described above

this set has a tan
shell appearance
and is paired with 
pink and clear acrylic beads

These blue beads
also have a shell look to them
but I believe they are acrylic
they are paired with
acrylic aqua bicone beads
and pearlized pale green beads

This set is 
a gold capiz 
shell appearance
it is paired
with pink glass beads
and gold iridescent beads

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I've been making
more jewelry
I took the 
green glass crescents

and repurposed
them in to these
2 new pieces

I paired it with yellow glass
and orange acrylic beads

paired with pink cracked glass beads
and white pearlized beads

I had abt 5 beads left 
over so may try to incorporate
 them into something 
else as well
or make earrings

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Thank you 
for being the best Dad
 to our children

Friday, June 15, 2012

More Yd Sale Finds

This piece was marked
Willett Lancaster Co

A Little Willett History
Details about the history of the Willett Furniture company
in Kentucky, based on clippings from Louisville
 Courier Journal Newspapers during the era.
Consider H. Willett and his brother W.R Willett were
 in the lumber business when in 1934 Consider H. founded
 the Willett Furniture Co. They were at the time of this writing
 the largest maker of cherry and maple furniture in the US. the
article gives a profit for the year 1946 of 2,600,000. dollars.
By 1947 standards, this would have been a very successful
 company in terms of size, earnings and profit.
In 1949 they bought a plant in New Albany, Ind. for the
manufacture of Kitchen cabinets. These were done in birch.
Apparently, the kitchen cabinet business was less
successful than the furniture business.
The firm got into serious financial difficulty in about
1960, and between 1960 and 1964 the company
changed hands in an effort to save the firm.
Assets of the Willett firm were auctioned in June
 1964 and the firm ceased operation at that time.
The furniture manufacturing equipment was simply
sold off to bidders at the auction, and that the
detailed production drawings for each furniture piece
were also auctioned off. It is believed that the drawings
ended up in the hands of a furniture manufacturer
 somewhere in the Eastern United States, but so
far as anyone knows, no other manufacturer has
attempted to continue to produce any of the pieces.
At least as of the year 2000, the old Willett factory
 is still standing. It is on the corner of 30th and
Kentucky in Louisville, The Willett name
was still legible on the side of the brick.

Chair #1 $2.50


I couldn't find anything
specific on this chair

The W.H. Gunlocke Chair Company 
was founded in 1902 by William H. Gunlocke
 and four other furniture experts in Wayland, New York.
Inititally, the company was designed to manufacture 
seats for houses, lounges and libraries, but later 
expanded to include seating for offices as well. 
Gunlocke's office seating line became increasingly 
popular, so much so that the company was 
awarded with a National Contract with Western Electric; 
and as a result decided to discontinue their household 
furniture items in order to focus on their office line.
Some of the many notable clients who purchased 
W.H. Gunlocke's office furniture items
 include President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 
who chose Gunlocke to furnish the White House.

Chair #2

I also got this display rack
for $2

I have already been playing
with what I want to use it for

Also got a 12 candle
chandolier that
will be converted into
a plug in for my booth at night

I paid $10 for
it and it had been 
on clearance at
Lowe's for $97
It is still in the box
and be assembled

We got this 
we aren't sure
 sofa table vs desk
for $10

 We decided to keep it
for a room we are renovating
as an office

There aren't any markings
or stickers
well maybe a red delicious apple
one and some crayon marks....

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Yd Sale Finds

Seems like I have been
gone for awhile

I have been busy
 making jewelry for my booth 
at First Fridays
a couple of other 

When not making jewelry
I am out going
to yard sales to
keep my jewelry
prices lower
A few finds today
these crystal
one strand originally
 was marked

 I got six strands 
at $1 a piece - 

so $6 for $84
worth of crystals

plus some bobbles

I also got 
the following jewelry

each piece
was .25
so got all of them for a $1

I will be taking 
all the jewelry
apart to repurposed 
into something else

The earrings will
become junk jewelry

I love this tiny bird pin