Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cleaning Out The Scrap Room

This project has been a long time coming, but I finally decided that I need to do some serious cleaning out and rearranging of the "scrap room"!

The Peddler always finds cool antique things that I can't part with right away so I find a way to incorporate them in my room for storage. That is until the next cool thing comes along and I have to make room!

So, this antique, turn of the century postal cabinet has to go. It is made from mahogany wood.

Stands 6' 8" tall, it is 3'5" wide, and is 10" deep

Inside there are 48 cubby holes that are 10" tall, 4 1/2" wide, and 9" deep.

I stored so many supplies in this and it was a great way to hide them. Close the doors and the mess is gone!
We are asking $400 for this.

Next to go is this Oak antique filing cabinet. Recently refinished. Made in the 1920's. Made in New York by Glarke & Baker Co. Dovetailed, with wood drawer slides. Stands 4' 3" tall, 29" deep, 17" wide. It is missing the brass book plates on the front of each drawer but we have them on order. All drawers slide perfectly.

Dovetailed drawers

Wood drawer slides work smoothly

Asking $400

Last is this shelving unit from Mystic Paper. It's laminate and while not in the most perfect of condition it stores 12 x 12 paper perfectly! I kept it inside the closet and it fit perfectly!

Stands 5'6" tall, 3'6" tall.
Has 45 cubby holes that are 13" wide and 4" tall.

Just leave me a comment if you are interested in any of these pieces!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Meet Roxy

She is a 4 year old Boxer that needed to find a new home because her owners moved into an apt.

Buck has had a thing for Boxers since by daughter brought her dogs to visit last week. And, look how much smaller she is than Buck!

Altered Barbie Doll Swap at Mystic Paper Today!

This was yet another of Jennifer's ingenious ideas for a swap and this has been such a hit I think she is going to do it again! Yeah!

These dolls are by GiGi.

Couture Barbie

Pierrot Barbie

Lady GaGa on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine Barbie

And yes, A Tim Holtz Ken Doll

These next 4 dolls are by Julie...

Pole Dancer Barbie

Egyptian Queen Barbie and her Nubian Slave

Bride of Frankenstein Barbie

And Lady Gaga Barbie

Some chose to do four Barbies all the same...

This is Jennifer's Frida Kahlo Barbie

And look at the shoes she made for her!

The next four dolls were done by Kevynn...

Sparkly Super Hero Barbie
The Barbie Card was made just for the occasion by Judy W.

Robot Barbie

Martian Barbie

And Flower Child Barbie

Flower Child Barbies Tattoo

Whip Cream Barbie from the cover of Herb Albert and The Tijuana Brass Album
by Kim T.

And these last four were done by Pamela...

Marilyn Monroe Barbie

Cave Woman Barbie

Beehive Barbie

Just look at the back of this beehive!

Pink Retro Barbie

Wasn't this a great idea for a swap? I am definitely signing up for the next one! Go see them in person at Mystic Paper while they're still on display!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Before and After I Forgot

This beauty of a motor home came with the property.

Same spot from a distance all cleaned up!

Remove the debris, grab a rake, and a lot can happen!

Please note that this is after it was gutted. Picture it with a ugly pink tub and even uglier tile.


The Peddler built the vanity. Sink from Construction Lots

Shelving and storage compliments of Habitat For Humanity. Ethan Allen circa 1976. It was already painted so we didn't feel bad giving it another coat. It's probably maple wood underneath.

Light fixture...yard sale, brand new $10

There's nothing like seeing The Peddler create something beautiful for practically nothing!

Friday, July 16, 2010

There is a story to be told...

This house was bought on a whim. A Peddler whim.

For those of you that know him these are his best purchases.

Ugly huh?

This house is being totally refurbished with used, repurposed, garage sale, Habitat For Humanity, Construction Lots things. I would say that at least 90% of this house is repurposed.

And I forgot Craigslist. These doors were purchased off of Craigslist. $190 new, $30 for us, brand new. This pic is the difference between raw wood and stained wood.

Door installed

Yard before!

and after

Do you see those beautiful blue skies and puffy clouds!

Over an acre of unspoiled blue skies!

Call me crazy!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hey Gals...

Ready for an upgrade? My daughter is here for 2 more days and has decided to sell her hardly used Canon Rebel XTI with a lot of extras. Check out the listing on Craigs List here.


It's a great price compared to what we have seen on e-bay, and honestly I would buy it if I could. I guess there are no better deals for mom! LOL

Friday, July 9, 2010

Taking the whole gang...
to Mystic Paper tomorrow to get poster size pics printed for free! The lovely Tricia will be there printing one picture per person.
And selfishly I want to introduce my daughters and grandkids to everyone! I talk about my store friends all the time and I blog about kids and grandkids all the time. It's about time they get to meet ya'll!
Tricia is there from 11 - 2 so bring your camera card with a favorite photo on it and come play with us!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Last Few Days

Boulder Bay, CA

Part of Big Bear Lake

Just in time for Independence Day!