Friday, July 30, 2010

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowgirls...And They Still Are It Seems.

My Heroes and Inspiration are getting their own show - THE JUNK GyPsIes!! So happy for these ladies who left the corporate world and followed the love for Junque in their hearts and made a wonderful life on the road - picking and grinning and loving life. They are the sisters I have never met but feel to be true soul mates! Congratulations on your newest accomplishment ladies!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Oh Where Oh Where has my JunqueLove been...??

Dear Friends -
Sorry it's been so long since my last post!! Please forgive me , but - I have been on the hunt  - and unpacking  - and organizing - and packing again. I found some GREAT pieces! Got these for a great price at a sale in Bixby, OK BABY!! I'm turning this one into a patio bar - complete with mosaic top..... 

This will be the top of my bar - just wait it will be so COOL.
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler...
A work in was it HOT this day...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bringing Home Strays - A True "Garage" Sale

In my "real" life job I am a realtor. It pays the bills on good days and on bad days it gives me the means to hunt for REALLY BIG castoffs.These are garage sales in the truest sense of the term. Homes - usually with a garage - or two - or three, for sale at really amazing prices.  The foreclosure market has left many strays available.  I say this because they ARE like strays to me. I want to take them home  and fix them up and give them a new life. My favorite right now is over 3500 sq feet - less than 100K !! I visit it a few times a week and can see what a great home it could be. I mean I AM IN LOVE. It's got that cool California vibe going for it. Email me if anyone wants to see it. But for now, I'll keep working on my curbside fairy finds and save my pennies for the big stuff.
My chairs will be cool when they are done - I'm thinking a glossy white on the dark wood, but my youngest wants acid green. We'll see...
Later Lovies!

Okay - not that I watch this show - but, it's like a trainwreck. I couldn't turn away!! The Housewives of New Jersey just flashed a REALLY cool chair in silver, black and white -  hmmmmm looked good - just saying. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Divine Whimsy - Great Jewelry with a Cause! Giveaways!! YAY!!

Hola Friends! Now, don't get used to this but I'm adding a second post today. My friend, Tonnie has this great jewelry biz - check her out on facebook groups page under Divine Whimsy. One of these pieces is being given away at for their Thursday give away! Check out her facebook page and post a comment on the gabby girls to try and win one of these cool pieces!
I will add more of her pieces along the way - I love jewelry as much as I love junque baby!!

Excuse the Mess.....Uhm It's In Here Somewhere...

I am outing myself - this is my garage. In my defense, this is after 3 moves in 1 year and it was raining - HARD - when I was unloading. It landed where it landed and that is where it has stayed.
Until now.
I am taking this - piece by piece - each one of my junkin' weekend finds and beautifying- funkifying- generally bringing them back to life. ONE - AT - A -TIME!! I'm bringing you along for the ride. So, friends - here we go!!
Now, this is not to say I am not adding all the time to my junquelove pickings! I mean just look my sistas at these great chairs I found! Who, I ask you could pass these babies up?? Not me!
I wanted to show you what I did with an UGLY 80's baby blue and mauve mass-produced piece of art. Well, they called it that anyway. Sorry, no before photo, but I painted over it and it is now hanging in my dining room. Not a great shot, but you get the idea.

More later! I will keep you up to date on the chair redo - any ideas on colors appreciated.