Monday, October 3, 2016

A New Home

This past summer the rental we had been living in was put on the market for sale.  Fortunately we were able to find a beautiful little farm to rent.  An extra large garden spot, small green house, and several  covered out buildings are on the 3 acre parcel and home we are now renting.  The outbuildings will give winter protection for several of my vintage vehicles.

Hooked up little "Gypsy Rose" behind the Ford Flatbed and drove her to her new home.

I had to carefully back her in, needing to keep the trailer as close to the side as possible to allow room for the pick-up to be parked adjacent to the trailer.

"WHEW", that was almost too close!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Antique Brass Bed Frame

I have always wanted an ornate brass bed frame .  I have several of the old iron ones, but I continually kept my eye out for an ornate brass one.  I really would like to have one similar to what the Munsters have in their spiderweb filled bed-room, but those big ornate ones were just too much for my budget. Several years ago I found one that would do.

Everything pictured above was purchased in second hand thrift stores over the years.  

If you are familiar with antique beds, you realize that they are not made for a queen size mattress, so how do you address the dilemma of how to fit a queen sized mattress on a full size frame?

Well, sometimes you just have to improvise.

I suggested we take the cover off the box spring and put the frame together inside the springs.  Hubby used a saws-all and cut jigs in each corner to allow the curves of the bed frame to fit in snugly against the box spring.  We have always used old waterbed drawers under our bed to set the box- spring on so it was a matter of matching everything together before cutting the wood.

We were surprised that it actually went together as easily as it did.  O.k. it really wasn't that easy, but we finally got it together. ( Only breaking off a small piece of the frame.)


Thursday, August 18, 2016

All who wander are not lost

"All who wander are not lost" 
J.R.R. Tolkein

Early this spring a trip to see the new grand baby in Arizona was a good excuse to drag along my vintage trailer.  We spent a few days at Cedar Pockets on the Arizona strip.

new growth on a barrel cactus

Living in the arid southwest, I think cactus flowers are some of the most beautiful.

Simple meals of toasted olive bread, fresh mozerella cheese, drizzled with olive oil, and sunburst tomatoes were easy,quick, staple meals during our travels.  The ingredients keep well in a cooler.

a stack of comfy pillows for relaxing after hiking all day

stopped at the North rim of the Grand Canyon for a few days

rubbed his nose for good luck

Loved this book when I was a kid.  I will have to read it again this winter after the gardens are harvested.
Have you been anywhere exciting or adventurous this summer?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Vintage Market Place and BOHO Bazaar

For the past 5 years I have had my eccentric vintage items, antiques, one of a kind re purposed clothing and furniture at the Funky Junky Gypsy Mama's Emporium in Fort Duchesne, Utah.
I used to sell on consignment but the venue was recently  changed and I now rent a booth space.  As you come in the front door, I am located directly to your left.  My booth is stacked full of vintage glassware, a large selection of antique and vintage lamps, cowboy boots, BOHO items and clothing, antique furniture, crystal chandeliers, and so much more.  I would like to say Thank You to all those who have supported my "hunting for treasures obsession" over the years!
Y'all stop by and see the amazing selection of items provided by more than 25 vendors.

I currently have a beautiful Tiger Eye maple vanity for sale along with several refinished, painted dressers and nightstands.  Several brass bed frames and candlesticks are also available.
If you are looking for that one unique item, I am sure I have it floating around somewhere or can find it for you!
Hope to see you at the store.  
Check back here often for sale coupons.