Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lemonade Stand

I love the entrepreneurial spirit at a yard sale. This cute lemonade stand was created by little Katie (age 6). Very camera shy she opted out of having her picture taken. Can't say that I blame her, who wants their picture taken by some crazy lady at a yard sale. Her politeness and gracious demeanor was, I have to say, refreshing. I lost count of how many times she thanked me after my purchase. Awe, if she were only old enough to give customer service lessons at local retail stores.    

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pretty Plates and more


Every once in away I see a "pattern" of sorts at my yard sale finds. I can go to 10 different places and find a "theme". This past weekend I  found pretty plates, a rose pillow , ash tray and wine bottle topper from HOTEL de PARIS  8,Boulevard de la Madeleine Paris ,a  candle bird cage and Paris for Harriett reusable Memento Box.


Close up of one of the plates
 
Bird /Candle Cage





The inside of the momento box

 I love the saying "I shut my eyes in order to see"  by PauL Gaugin





Found these pretty plates for $1.00 each!



Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thank you http://moderncountrystyle.blogspot.com/ for hosting a linky party to define our blogs!What a great idea! Well, here it goes!  
RACHEL'S JUNK IN THE TRUNK BLOG DEFINITION:
Yard Sale Junkie  taking it a day at a time looking for the wow factor. There’s plenty of junk in my trunk after a yard sale adventure and of course after a whole bag of lime flavored chips. I am a 47 year old Mother to Julia & Rodney and wanna be Domestic Cougar Goddess to Tito. I am an Operations Manager for a thriving Construction Company named of all things, Tool Time Construction.
 I am often asked about the T.V. show and no I am not the Tool Time Girl. I wish I could prance around in shorts with a Makita Drill in my hand all day long. Yet, reality hits and there’s payroll, audits, scheduling, time cards, H/R duties, email research and keeping our clients happy. With the stress of the week behind me, I venture out every Saturday morning to the local yard sales. I find great deals and even when I don’t, it relaxes me. I guess it’s better than sedatives and hitting the bottle right?  

Rachel’s Junk in the Trunk Blog is a snap shot of my life unexpected .Things in my life swirl just as much as they swirl in my head (bi polar? or just a busy working Mom?). I love everything and want to do it all which is reflected in my blogging style. I love shabby chic with a touch of Gothic & Gypsy. I wear thumb rings with business casual attire & heels. Funny, my clothing and decorating style swirl along side me like partners in crime. I invite you in to enjoy some “blogging time”.  
                                                                                                                               

















Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Junk in the Trunk Project

I found Emily at a yard sale. She and her Sister Elizabeth, yes I named them, were 50 cents each.They were a  little dusty and plain yet I couldn't resist. I found paint at another yard sale so I spent Monday night painting . I wanted to give Emily an antique look. I found a cork in my craft box to use as a "look like it has chips"method. I take a regular cork from a wine bottle, before the paint dries ,rub the cork on the spots I want to create the "chipped" look. Bacially wiping away the paint.   

Here Emily sits with Elizabeth my next project. I ran out of daylight so she'll sit plain for another week.  

Emily looks like she went to a tanning booth next to Elizabeth -maybe she can make a cameo on Jersey Shores?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Beauty Within Matters

 Before




                                                                      After


I find little inspirations in the oddest places.

The Before picture was taken to display a necklace I created from several different yard sale hunts. The glass pendant, silver chain and display all under $5.00

 The After photo came to me in a dream. I brought it to life and added the saying "Beauty Within Matters".

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pigtown Atelier: Announcing Atelier Pigtown!

Pigtown Atelier: Announcing Atelier Pigtown!:The shop will feature some of Meg Fairfax Fielding of Pigtown Design  handmade items, like pillows and pennants, as well as books, silver and silver plate items, French Ivory cutlery imported specially from the UK, china from my extensive collection of blue and white pieces, antique engravings, photographs and much, much more!
Visit Pigtown Design!  

Monday, April 4, 2011

Vintage Bag


Vintage Bag

French Vintage White Ribbon
Ok, look at my lastest finds from Raggy Girl Vintage. Thank you Tammy with Beatrice Banks for introducing me! It's like a Spring Christmas! Can't wait for my treasures to arrive!    

Burlap and Blue


From Burlap and Blue
 Beatrice Banks introduced me to Burlap and Blue . Loved the site! Purchased this set of vintage coasters.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bella Rosa Antiques

 After viewing Beatrice Banks blog went on line shopping @ Bella Rosa Antiques




                    http://www.bellarosaantiques.com/




Can't wait for this to come in! It will look great in my mini showroom/home office.





Friday, April 1, 2011

Jar of Hearts


Heard Christina Perri's Jar of Hearts song and loved it! My Daughter, Julia (12) of course instantly knew her name. Me, being the uncool Mom had no clue who she was. I googled her when I got home then I joined her fan club, put her   on my wallpaper and ordered the CD. Can you say stalker? lol ....She reminds me of Julia,minus the hair and tattoos..... 
                      
Why am I blogging @ 12:29am on Friday morning? .........Well.......



This Saturday is the Annual Rancho San Diego 40 plus Family yard sale. I have my dollars neatly tucked in my wallet,  new walking shoes,water & snacks in order. All the essentials to spend about 5 hours roaming the streets of Rancho. I will gas up Friday night to be ready bright and early ---6AM BABY! Yeah me! It's only Thursday night and I am already excited!