Monday, August 26, 2013

What have I been doing?

That question was asked of me recently.  What, if any, art work have I done recently.  Well, here are four pieces I completed this week.
An old book cover is the backing for this old postcard and vintage items mixed media collage.
"Love's Dream After the Ball"
Used the same material for this mixed media collage.
"All Dressed Up!"
Lots of old and newer trims used on the mixed media collage.  This was an old photograph I had collected years ago.  Loved this image because of her hat and Sunday best clothing.
This journal is covered with vintage flocked wall paper on both the front and the back covers.  This front has an overlay of lace as well.  Then I added the image (from Paper Whimsy), corner covers, vintage flowers and buttons.  Simple yet pretty.  Great journal for a young lady.

And that is what I have been up to lately!  Hope you like it.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Happy Second Anniversary, Sweet Salvage!

Sharing my favorite displays with all of you from the last two years of Sweet Salvage events.  Here goes:
Beautiful shabbiness and plenty of ruffles here.
Love the chandelier and all the goodies in there with it. 
This display and the one in the picture above it are by far my very special favorites!  Love the shutters, large bouquet, chairs, dresser, everything!!
Roses, shabby chic and vintage.
Ruffles and roses.
Give me a cloche with a good display any day.
Seashore collections and shabby white dresser.
Love this chandy in the box!  Another favorite.
Halloween loveliness!
Love the gray and white and draped curtains.
Pink cotton Christmas tree!
Love old cages with plenty to view inside!
Too sweet and full of vintage toys and goodies.
Another great cloche display with plenty inside to make you stop and look a while!
Always love a great wall display of frames.
Cameras, fans, and plenty of great guy stuff, too!
Love this basket full of pretty pink roses!

These are just a few of the many pictures I took.  I had loads of favorites but just couldn't put all of them here!  Come back and visit later in the week to see what I picked this week at Sweet Salvage's second anniversary event!  See you there!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sweet Salvage is going to be 2 next week.

Here are some of the celebs we have seen at some of the events over the past two years.
The original Sweet Team.  Don't remember why I was in this picture.  I know I got early entry, but don't remember how I got it.
September 2011 was full of great Hallowee decorations.
First time I met my FB friend, Jen Cushman.
I saw Mary Emmerling wandering around looking at all the treasures!
I met Christie Hansen-repasy in January of 2012.  It was my birthday and my family and Gail gave me gift certificates to Sweet Salvage.
And I bought this picture done by Christie for my birthday.  It had pride of place on the chest in my entryway.
In September of 2012 I ran into Ken Oliver!  We recognized each other immediately as being Facebook friends and we got to meet in person!

So many Sweet Memories from the past two years! 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Two years ago Sweet Salvage debuted in Phoenix!

And it was an instant hit!  My BF Gail and I have attended every one of the events!
We didn't plan to wear black and white tops.  It just happened!
We ran into plenty of friends!  Maureen and Nina!
Tricia Samsal of Vintage Bliss.
I remember this fab bedroom!  I bought some of those curtains hanging in the background!
Loved the girly stuff!
 French, aqua and shabby white cabinet! 
Plenty to see everywhere!  Up, down under, behind, in the middle.  You have to look everywhere!
 Cupboards stuffed with wonderfullness!!
 Everyday things everywhere but in such cool displays!
 Plenty of French influence and shabby chic!  It was wonderful!

As I remember, it was hot!  Mr. Sweet Jim was handing out iced water bottles.  There were wonders and treasures to behold in every nook and cranny.  As you can see, I didn't take many pictures.  Too busy looking around and enjoying all the eye candy!  Nowadays I take tons of pics and post them on my Facebook page as well as blogging about my favorite ones and what I found.

Gail and I are planning to go again this coming Thursday to celebrate the second year of success for Sweet Salvage on 7th!  Thanks to Kim Rawlins, Katie Cryer and the entire Sweet Team (past and present) who have made each event memorable and filled with wonders and great finds!