Tagged: Mossy Cottage

After The Party Up-Cycle Tags

The  Christmas holiday season is over and all the goodies are gone, including the 3 batches of Chex mix I made. So it’s time to say goodbye to the empty cereal boxes.

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Some went the way of the recycling bin and others… well, they went the way of my craft room.

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I cut a box into tag shaped pieces.

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Then I covered one side with printed paper and the other side with plain white card stock.

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I layered on pieces of different papers and sandwiched trims, pieces of paper doilies and snippets of tulle between the layers.

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Here are the finished tags.

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I didn’t buy anything for this project. I only used supplies from my stash. I think they turned out pretty well considering they started as waste.

I hope this inspires you to look in your recycling bin, pull something out, and use items in your stash to create something pretty and new!

A Little Up-cycled Project

I purchased this ugly metal match box holder a couple of weeks ago because I thought the shape was really nice. The flower cart picture on the front, not so much.

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The bottom needed help too!

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I decoupaged some scrapbook paper on the front and the bottom.

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I attached an old piece of broken jewelry on the front to add some bling. Now it is worthy to sit on a desk and hold pens, pencils and  “old lady eyes”.

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It can also hang on a wall. There are many things (including a match box) that you can corral in this up-cycled holder! 

It was a quick and easy re-do that saved this vintage piece from going to the junk yard! It is now available at Moss Cottage Vintage in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

 

Ready For The Vintage Home Market

Here’s a quickie post because I am busy with The Vintage Home Market this weekend. I just wanted to show you how great the booth turned out. A great big thank you goes out to my sweet  hubby Martin for helping me get it all there and arranged. So just sit back and enjoy the photos.

If you are in the Central Virginia area, please come to the show and see us. The show information is at the bottom of this post. There are lots of dealers with really cute vintage items to see and buy!

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I really hope I get to see some of my dear readers at the Market!

What’s Up?

I’ve been missing in action on my blog lately because I’ve been busy getting ready for two upcoming vintage shows. Here are some pictures to give you an idea of what I’ve been doing.

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Five Cooking Themed Junk Journals. The Charms I Found Are Absolutely Adorable!

I have made several themed junk journals. There will be cooking, travel, garden and general themed junk journals.

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Lots of Wood Pieces Getting A White Wash!

Both furniture and decorative items are getting gussied up with white paint. Funnily enough, some of the smaller pieces where then painted aqua instead!

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The Beginnings Of My Show “Pile” Being Stored In The Sun Room.

This photo was taken a couple weeks ago. This pile has grown considerably since then!

The next two weeks are going to be my crunch time so I’ll be even busier. I’ll try to remember to pick up my camera and take some pictures along the way to show you.

Information about the Vintage Home Market and Foxwood Barn Sale can be found on my “Up Coming Events” page.

 

 

More Makings

As my last post showed, I have been very busy making items for two upcoming shows. Here is just a quick little post showing some more things I have made. Enjoy!

Up-Cycled Child's Skates

Up-Cycled Child’s Skates

Up-cycled men's skates. The blades had marks on them so I covered them with snowtex to hide the flaw.

Up-cycled men’s skates. The blades had marks on them so I covered them with snowtex to hide the flaw.

 

Snowmen "Merry Christmas" plaques from some blank wood plaques that were languishing in our garage.

Snowmen “Merry Christmas” plaques from some blank wood plaques that were languishing in our garage.

A wreath made from a metal ringy thing I found while out junking one day.

A wreath made from a metal ringy thing I found while out junking one day.

As you can see, at least 90% of everything Moss Cottage Vintage makes is made with recycled elements. It is good for the environment and let’s me create one-of-a-kind items my customers can cherish!

What’s Up?

It  has been a couple of weeks since I last wrote a post but that doesn’t mean nothing has been going on here. In fact, it is because so much has been going on here I haven’t had a chance to blog.

Moss Cottage Vintage was supposed to participate in our very first barn sale, however, six straight days of rain changed our plans. We had a little problem with all that rain outside deciding it needed to come inside.

This is not good!

This is not good!

Across the ceiling and down this wall too.

Across the ceiling and down this wall too.

We are still not sure where this water in the laundry room came from!!!

We are still not sure where this water in the laundry room came from!!!

We have had the outside situation taken care of and now we are waiting on some bids to redo the ceiling and drywall. Like they say, “If it’s not one thing, it’s another”.

After taking all the merchandise that was supposed to go to the barn sale to our shop in Fredericksburg, that freed up some space in our sun room for me Martin to drag out all the boxes and totes containing stuff to make my Christmas arrangements. The problem was that I boxed up the stuff as I bought it and not in any particular order. Last week I spent half a day sorting through every box and re-packing them by category so when I actually start making the arrangements everything will be easy to find. The sorting and re-packing process made quite a big mess.

A great big mess.

A great big mess.

More of the great big mess!

More of the great big mess!

All sorted and ready to be used!

All sorted and ready to be used!

I have also been working on making some cards for another YouTube challenge. These cards are going to be distributed to women who are in the hospital battling breast cancer. It took me forever to come up with these because I really am not a good card maker.

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Cards for a YouTube challenge.

The worst part about making the cards for this challenge is that each had to have a message written inside! I came up with a pretty good message and then printed it for each card. That way I could be sure the person was able to read it. My chicken scratch writing can be a little iffy. I did personally sign each card though.

Other than that I have also been working on a few little secret Halloween crafts that I cannot show because some of the recipients read my blog.

Forgive me for not writing sooner, but this time of year is super hectic for those of us who “make”. I will try to have my camera at the ready so you can participate in my next adventures!

My First Barn Sale!

I am so excited. My dear friend Barbara Hall from LR Fox Antiques and Design invited me to be a vendor at her first annual Foxwood Barn Sale. It will be held on October 3, 2015 at 3483 Spring Run Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. The link for the sale’s Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/foxwoodbarnsale. Check it out to see the beautiful barn and grounds where the sale will take place as well as great merchandise from the other vendors.

Some goodies Moss Cottage Vintage will have at the Barn Sale.

Some goodies Moss Cottage Vintage will have at the Barn Sale.

Old Shenandoah Vinegar Crate. Sorry, Louie is not included!

Old Shenandoah Vinegar Crate. Sorry, Louie is not included!

Up-cycled notebooks made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

Up-cycled notebooks made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

Up-cycled corrugated owl tags made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

Up-cycled corrugated owl tags made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

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One-of-a-kind collage plaques made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

One-of-a-kind collage plaques made by Moss Cottage Vintage.

Needless to say, in the next two weeks I will be furiously cleaning, pricing and making other goodies to stock my booth at this wonderful event. Please come to the sale and support Moss Cottage Vintage and all the other wonderful vendors!