Sunday, December 18, 2011

Junk Market Style Junk Swap Time!! Woo Hoo!

I was feeling braver than usual last month and signed on with Junk Market Style's on line magazine for their Junk Swap!  They pair you with another JMS follower and you ask each other a few questions and sort through your own junk in quest of items
you hope they will love.  To the right are the items I gathered for a seamstress named Linda with funky style who lives in Washington state, but who has never been to Farm Chicks (yet).  We have an appointment to meet there next year!!  To the far right of this picture is some
pink chenille, which she particular favors, along with other vintage trims and fabrics.  I included a whole tin of buttons, as she loves those, though I know that a button is NOT a button when it comes to collecting, so I hope there are one or two that she will love.  Other items include vintage Mercury glass garland in greens and blues see above, a vintage clay faced Santa pick. metal rosettes, and a Christmas book that I just finished and loved. There are also little jars of game pieces, and other goodies.  I sent it off a couple of weeks ago and then ....
last Friday I received this box.  I was in the process of getting ready for my Austen Tea and didn't have time to really savor it, so it sat on a chair in the kitchen smiling and beckoning to me all day.

After doing my basic chores on Saturday I sat down to the dining room table and started to unload a very, very heavy box.  Linda had looked at my blog and was pretty much spot on in choosing goodies for me.  Jewelry bits for my reinvented jewelry, fun papers for my
 altered art and smash books, knobs and finials for my reinvented furniture items, and even fun vintage silver plate flat ware items, that I don't even know how she could know that I collect.  What an adventure it was to open this 'chest of treasures'.  I can't wait to put

 some of these goodies together  reinvention style.  I will post the outcome at a later date. Of course the absolute most wonderful piece that Linda sent me was a stove or furnace door, shown in the last picture.  What an amazing bit of art it is.  I have already talked to my husband about ways to turn it into a shelf.  Isn't it just amazing?  Thanks so much Linda for your intuition and generosity.  I am looking forward to meeting you next summer.  Thanks so much for signing on for the JMS Junk Swap.  The rest of you may want to subscribe to on line posts at JMS, they have lots of fun ideas on line and then you will be ready to jump on board for the junk swap next year!!  Thanks for coming along!


  1. Wow, that is so cool! What a great idea! (*_*)

  2. Don't you just love how blogging just expands our world? Love all the things you gave and all the things you received! Your coffee filter wreath is adorable. Mimi