Robin Hood and Little John Walkin' Through the Forest...

Laughin' back and forth  
At what the other'ne has to say 

 Reminiscin', This-'n'-thattin' 
 Havin' such a good time   

Oo-de-lally, Oo-de-lally  Golly, what a day

hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween.  It was a sunshine and rainbows sort of day for us. good night!

bye for now!

costume: Me and Mr. Hughes
 lyrics: Mr. Roger Miller
attitude: all baby hughes

The Talented Mr. Hughes

Happy weekend!  Just popping in super quick in between projects to show you something that my Mr. completed last night... this chalk art is keeping him pretty busy.  I commissioned one for baby hughes' big boy room... I will show you that one once that room is finished... but for now this:

He is also participating in the Franklin Art Crawl at Scarlett Scales' shop on November 4th from 6-9 pm.  So, if you are local, come by and see his latest work.  If you aren't local, you can visit his etsy shop.
Is is shameless self promotion if you are promoting your honey? *wink*

Okay, I am finishing up the curtains for the big boy bedroom.  It is almost finished!!

bye for now!

Friday Etsy Favorites *boo*

helllllooooo! hope you have a great weekend ahead of you.  I am hoping this rain doesn't spoil our plans, but I do like a rainy day here and there.  For this Friday, I collected a few things that I would love to have for a not so scary Halloween party.  Say *boo*

These fun cupcake toppers would be great for a Hocus Pocus party... I always loved that movie

I know some of you will know why I chose this one *wink*

Every party needs a bunting... who am I kidding.... every DAY needs a bunting!

I adore this collection of sweet witch postcards

I am terribly afraid of spiders, but I still love this bowl

These letterpress coasters are so fun

I love silhouettes, always have, always will

I love the retro feel of these trick or treat bags

again with the silhouettes (on a repurposed platter!)

love these spooky tags!

I hope all of you have a very fun weekend and a great Halloween!  We are probably around 95% finished with the big boy room, so I hope to share that next week.  First though, I have to get out from under my afghan...

bye for now!

What I Keep Wednesday: Life Made Lovely

Hello all!  Hope your week is incredible so far.  I have another What I Keep Wednesday this week and today I invited one of the most cheerful people ever.  And her home really shows it... it is so happy and colorful.  She is pretty awesome too.  Here is Heather:

Hello Vintage Junky loving friends!
I absolutely adore Michelle and am tickled pink
to join in the What I Keep Wednesday fun.
My name is Heather from Life Made Lovely
and I'm officially addicted to thrift store shopping.
I love the thrill of the hunt, but mostly it's because I adore
the fact that beauty can be found in another person's castoffs.

So here's my little list of what I absolutely, positively cannot part with.


1.  My vintage Pyrex collection.
I'm currently the owner of dessert plates, dessert bowls, mixing bowls, platters,
and onr very pretty green apple shallow casserole dish.  I love, love, love it all!
The only thing I love more about Pyrex is if it's a little faded out from being
used loved so much.  The more love it's had, the more lovely the colors become.

2.  My vintage plate collection.
I choose castoff vintage plates that have a modern feel to them, either because of
their pattern or color.  Right now they're being prepped for a little project I'm working on.
It's part of my "I must do something with all these pins I'm acquiring" effort.

3.  My vintage mug collection.
I love finding colorful mugs made in Japan, but also have a few made in
England and Germany.  I hang them from a vintage bread delivery truck basket
that's hanging over my kitchen island.  Most of the mugs are a bit on the small
size compared to the size mug I drink my morning coffee from, so instead we
serve the kids their morning OJ in them.  It makes for very happy mornings!

4.  My vintage book collection.
I prefer vintage informational books, but if it has a pretty cover then chances are it
will end up living at my house.  I just love the little bits of pattern and color
they bring to spaces in my room.  I'm also a big fan of typography, so for me...
books cover two bases at once.

Thanks for letting participate in the fun Michelle!
I just think you, my dear, are the bees knees.
-xo  Heather

Heather just introduced a line of Christmas cards with her business Life Made Lovely Designs.  Seriously, if I didn't have a graphic designer living under the same roof who loves to do the Christmas cards each year, then I would definitely get one made.  I would have a hard time choosing though since they are all so... lovely *wink*

Okay, off to use my time wisely while the hyena is sleeping.... or maybe I will have another cup of coffee....

bye for now!

A Foof and a Fluff

hello everybody!  Lately, I feel like I have been cleaning and purging constantly.  I think it must be the change of seasons.  And the fact that the Mr. and I tend to accumulate.  A long time ago, we moved his office out of the the extra bedroom to carve out a little spot for us to create in... a studio.  Quite a bit of the time, we will bring stuff downstairs and in one of my mad cleaning dashes, the so called studio becomes a dumping ground.  I am not comfortable enough in my messiness to show you what it looks like on those days.  Last week though, I cleaned and purged and organized to get it back into working order.

I moved some things around, put the closet to better use, and got rid of some stuff to make this a fun place to be in again.

While I adored the blue chairs that I created for this space, they just weren't right... they felt too delicate and didn't scoot well.  So, on 2 different trips to our favorite haunts, we came home with some old sewing stools.  Perfect.  Here, I have my partner in crime modeling "his."

 Sometimes you need something a little fun to make you feel creative. This little pincushion is useful too.

I also wanted to hang up the piece of kraft paper that I used at Bella Rustica for my booth.  I couldn't see trashing Mr. Hughes' hard work.

I also couldn't see leaving those festive honeycomb balls all folded up in the closet somewhere.  Why not put them to use?  So, now it is like a little party up here.  As fun as it is to mess things up (and not fun to clean them) it is also really nice to have a clean spot.  First mess to be made in here: a Robin Hood costume.  Better get on that!

bye for now!

Music Valley Antique Show

Hello there!  Happy Monday!  I have loads of things lined up to show you if I could just get something completed... I am thinking this is the week (that I make a Robin Hood fox costume.)  Anyhow, I am about to make some plans for you local folks...this weekend there is the Music Valley & Tailgate Antiques Show.  These shows always have absolutely swoon worthy antiques.   I am partial to old signs and the Spring show did not disappoint.  In the Spring, there were also plenty of vendors with great industrial wares (I am also partial to industrial looking baskets and storage.)

And, if you want to go to this show, I can get you free tickets... all you have to do is go to City Farmhouse and tell them Vintage Junky sent you and they will give you free passes... it pays to know me, huh?  *chuckles*

Okay, I will be back soon to show you some things that are finished.... well, they aren't right now but they will be very, very soon. Pinky promise.

bye for now!

oh, and for those of you that have had trouble commenting on mine and other Blogger blogs... I found a piece of info:  it seems that it is a Blogger/ Internet Explorer issue with the embedded forms.  So, I changed my comment form for the time being.  So, c'mon, talk to me *wink*

Friday Etsy Favorites *Crafty*

hello and happy friday!  There is something inside of me that switches over at this time of year... maybe a change of seasons or all the holidays or how I am suddenly cooped up in the house more.  Whatever it is, I get a little more crafty... which I think is a bit different from what I usually am.  This time of year I can sit down with paper and scissors and all kinds of trimmings and keep myself busy for hours.  So, let me show you some of may very favorite things to get *Crafty*

glass glitter. love it.  sometimes the things I create with it are downright dangerous, but it is sparkly!

want to make me a happy girl?  Buy me all the colors of divine twine... and maybe a new pack of sharpies.  No joke.

kraft seals... love them!
found~ knotandbow

Mr. Hughes got me the needle felting owl kit last year and I think this one is precious!
found~ fancytiger

hello sly fox stamp... you need to be mine

these calligraphy, bracket-y tags are my kind of thing

this is one of my favorite shops to buy things I probably don't need, but really want
found~ caramelos

I must get some of this felt!  look at all the colors
found~ giantdwarf

and, if you aren't crafty, but would like to pretend you are, you can buy some happy daisies from here

another thing that makes me happy... washi tape.  I want every color.  But especially this one.

buttons... moody, smokey, grey buttons.  

So, are you feeling *crafty*  Oh, and a note on this word *crafty*  Recently, this has become a favorite word in our house.  You have to say it like you suspect that someone is clearly up to no good.  baby hughes and I like this book: The Cow that Laid an Egg.  Now, I don't want to give away anything for those of you who haven't read this book, but there is a certain line in the book that says, "We think the *crafty* chickens did it."  We have this phrase in our family lexicon.  It is sure to get a laugh every time.
Okay, have a great weekend!  I have some fun stuff to finish up and share next week.

bye for now!

What I Keep Wednesday: Faded Prairie

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  It is time for another What I Keep... a little guest posting series to show all the great vintage finds that we just can't let go.  Sharing today is Kristin from Faded Prairie...I love her blog and photography... it makes me want to leap right in the screen and grab everything and run!

hello dear vintage junky readers!
i just want to give a huge *thank you* to michelle for having me here on her beautiful blog! i am completely humbled and honored to be here...
when michelle told me what she would like me to share i had to *smile*...
i have been told time and time again that i was in the wrong business, not because i can't find amazing items but that i can't let them GO!! :0)
each and every item that i find makes my heart soar...each item brings a story, a life that once was...
so needless to say when i hear the {whispers} it makes it that much more difficult to let go...
the following vintage goods are some that won't be leaving my little prairie home anytime soon, no matter what my husband says! ;0)
i hope you enjoy...
vintage wheat sifters and a farmhouse pump...

a {pride of the farm} water trough front and a vintage windmill...
the white flour bin was built by a carpenter in 1890 for his bride as a wedding gift...i bought it from his great, great-granddaughter who didn't have room for it anymore....*love*...

a vintage barn vent found from my good friend sue of {bella shabby}, a vintage milk jug with the original dairy label and an ironstone pitcher...

i have a huge obsession with cows, its a good thing too since i'm in the cattle business! ;0)
these two are a couple of my favorites...

a couple wooden pitchforks, the craftsmanship that went into these beauties takes my breath away each time i look at can still see the farmers brand upon them...

a vintage gas station number and a white, chippy stool...

a vintage sap bucket from the one and only {barnhouse boys}...

and last but not least two stoneware crocks that belonged to my great-grandmother...i still remember the pickles she would make in the #10 crock...

thank you again michelle for having me here and for letting me share my vintage *loves*...  I love it all!  I can't pick just one thing!!  In case you didn't know, sometimes Kristin will let go of stuff.  Great stuff, in fact!  And, you can visit her etsy shop and get your own little bit bit of vintage-y prairie goodness!  She just introduced a new line and I have my eye on one of those necklaces!

bye for now!


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