Thursday, July 23, 2009


So... I'm taking Jenni Bowlin's class: Re-Purpose, Re-Think, Re-Invent over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. I chose this class because I wanted to be inspired. I didn't really have any expectations though. I didn't have ANY idea that I'd learn what gets me inspired... and then have tools to get inspired in the future.

I've never been so inspired! I couldn't sleep last night because I was so excited to create! I couldn't wait for this morning to get here, so I could see what was in store for the 4th week. This last week, Jenni encouraged us to go to a flea market. Fun!

Went to an awesome little vintage/antique store yesterday. I LOVE this place. She has WAY too much stuff for her space, and it's just literally in piles and on shelves and drawers. It's CRAZY! I feel like I'm in someone's garage! LOL. It's super fun to look through though. I was there for about an hour and a half yesterday. Phew.

I found some great things though, and I got some great prices. :D

The little tiered stand, I've already painted an antique white. I'll be hanging ribbon from it. :) Those two frames... I can't wait to alter. That bird cage will be painted black or antique white. Can't decide right now. The journal/book will be re-purposed (I've already removed the innards... ;) ). And that vintage *large* spool of string is just so cool. :)

I really enjoyed going through all the fabric and linens. Found the *cutest* blue gingham apron. Can't wait to wear it! :) Here are all the linens/fabric I got (inside a black silverware chest I got as well...)
The table runner (right above the apron) I would like to make into an apron. We'll see how that goes... LOL. Some of the prints are inspiration for my husband, who is making some digi kits.

In this lot is also a German Army hat. I can't believe how cheap it was. I was expecting to pay about $30. I think it was only $2 or $3 though. She didn't really tell me how much *everything* individually was (just a few things I asked about). She just gave me one price for the lot. A "packaged deal" she calls it. ;-)

Next I found lots of paper ephemera. Postcards, greeting cards, report cards (SO cool! Hubby will probably scan those and use those as digi elements too). A couple photos in here, which I LOVE. A goat kissing a dog, while another dog looks on. I'll have to make something with it soon, so you can see! ;-)

Also in this lot is a first aid wheel. Has anyone seen one of those? This wheel turns, and in one window you can see the diagnosis, and in another window, you can see the symptoms and treatment. For some reason, I find it really funny. Things like drowning, electric shock and internal bleeding. For things this serious, wouldn't you just call a doctor?! Or take one to the ER?! Hmm... maybe it was different back then... ;-) I'd never seen anything like it, so I had to get it.

Hopefully, I'll have projects using these items soon... ;-)


Chris and Paige Evans said...

Can't wait to see what you create with all that vintage loveliness!

Tonya said...

ooooh...I'd have snatched that birdccage up in a heartbeat. That medical diagnosis thing cracks me up! Your scraproom looks fab! I thing you should bring your little self over and do mine! Container store is not too far down the street (with an Anthro. right by).

Amy Coose said...

Those are some great treasures you found. Glad you are enjoying Jenni's class--I can't imagine anyone more inspiring.

Denise said...

Wow! You hit the motherlode. I can't wait to see what you do with everything. The JB class sounds amazing!

Mindy said...

That's such great stuff! I am taking the class too and am way behind in my lessons. Hopefully I'll catch up this weekend and find some good treasures too. Have fun with your new things!

vtpuggirl said...

LOL about your medical wheel! What wonderful finds and treasures, enjoy them!

Bashful said...

Oooo, what fun finds! I so want to go antiquing now! (You know, your blog is really not good for my pocketbook - why do I always want to go shopping for something when I read it? LOL.) Have fun with your new treasures. :-)

Erika said...

That stuff is fantastic. Just looking at it makes me want to run out to search for great finds also! Yea the Tim class was FAB! I will FOR sure take another one from him no matter what the cost - worth EVERY penny! Thanks for visiting my blog!