Thursday, June 14, 2012
repurposing vintage finds - we really don't need those colorful whoseewhatsees from Target
Just a quick post today while I finish up some orders and family stuff this week
(is family stuff ever finished ...)
before I get back on track next week with a SUPER cool giveaway and a new marketing series for makers.
I took some pics around my house of some easy-peasy repurposed vintage goodies. The key to being able to flea market is to use the stuff you can't live without.
1. Vintage sifters make great silverware caddies - I have these out all the time, although it may not be practical for everyone - they would be great for parties.
2. Gumball machine turned dog treat holder - Olive comes running from anywhere within a 2 mile radius when she hears the handle turn - it is also a great way to get her to do some work around the house since we charge her in nickels
3. Grater turned magnet board - perfect for recipes - if you would like one of these adorable magnets just pop me an email - I have a few left over from a party I would be happy to send one your way for free
4. Birdbath turned bathroom/dressing room caddy - perfect for appliances, towels, soaps, etc
My other tip is my stop at 3 rule - which means my collecting must stop when I get to 3 pieces - so I do not end up on Hoarders until I am really ready to be there
(ie glassy eyed expression, chin hair, knee stockings, pissed off children)
I am about 75% there this week .... still need those knee stockings.