Well, it's that time of the year again: Garage Sale season! As La Von and I gear up to start thinking about store displays, craft/antique shows, and the like....we always seem to find the best inspiration in plain old junkin'. La Von hit the motherload of junk the other day and asked if I would go help her do some hauling...I didn't want to spoil all the fun and show you every photo.....this is just a taste of the piles and piles she found. Some of the stuff can go into the shop as is....some needs work....but mostly it will be creatively whipped up into a wirlwind of crafty goods to sell at the shop or booths at shows.
My mom ( Jan ) is also a super good sport and lent us the use of her ol' red Ford. It comes straight off the farm for these sorts of jaunts. She also loaded up most of this stuff! I think she owes us this much since it's all her fault for turning us into such good junkers!!! We literally grew up junkin'....it was always amusing that folks seemed to think we spent so much money on things....nope....just really good at making ol' junk look FAB!
Sometimes I believe that the Lord has given me this gift knowing I would never be a rich woman....and sometimes I think I'm not a rich woman because He has given me this gift! Same thing? Or....maybe not. Either way, it is so much fun to take old junk and make it LIVE AGAIN! I was always taught that you wouldn't throw an apple away if it had a little bruise on it....you make applesauce! Same thing applies to life itself; if your marriage feels a bit bruised...even cracked....it is worth saving (trust me on this one ladies....oh if you only knew....and some of you do!!!) Anyway....I was taught not to be a throw away person. Breathe new life into something....or give it to someone less fortunate than yourself and let them do it....either way the item has new purpose. Our family was doing this long before it was "green" to do so. I'm just happy to see the rest of the country is catching up! Hee hee hee!!!
Well enough philosophising for today....just wanted you to see what I've been up to lately. I'll be back with more design stuff soon!