Saturday, August 2, 2014

365 Days Of Junk - Day 364

Dan Post Cowgirl Boots







I love these sooooo much! Of course, they are too small for me! That's usually how it works... I find great shoes and boots but they are not in my size. Anyway... These are women's Dan Post cowboy/cowgirl boots. The upper part is black with green stitching. The bottom is green. I'm not sure if the bottom parts are some type pf reptile skin, or if they leather made to look like skin. They are in good condition, with some scuffing to the toes. I bought them from Goodwill, for the regular boot price ($6.96)! Now, i just need to find a pair of red, lizard skin, cowboy boots in my size... I guess I'd better keep on shoppin.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

365 Days Of Junk - Day 363

Metal Flamingo Plant Stand


This is a metal plant stand, shaped like a flamingo. Can you see it? It stands approximately 2.5 feet tall. It is made of metal welded together. It is the kind of that that you would put outside. It has a round metal base, that probably would not be stable on a solid floor. It kind of needs to be sitting on the ground with some dirt on top of it. The hole to hold a plant is in the body of the bird. I found it in a Goodwill Store for either $2.92 , $4.94, or $5.95. I honestly cannot remember. I think it's shoppers amnesia.

365 Days Of Junk - Day 362

Dan Post Ostrich Cowboy Boots









Did I ever show you these Dan Post Cowboy boots? They are full quill ostrich skin/leather on the bottom. I bought them from a local Goodwill Store. They were specially price at $15.91, but they were still a steal, right?  They are in good condition, but do have a water spot near the toe of the left boot. Great find!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Big Announcement

So... Here is a big announcement, which is a big deal in my small part of the world. I have opened an Etsy Shop to sell my paintings!!!!!!!

Here is a sample of what is already in the shop and a few that are coming soon ;










I will continue to add more, weekly. 

I know that it may be kind of silly, but it is so very difficult for me to put my work and myself "out there". (I feel like I'm in junior high school, again, waiting for people to like me. I moved with my mother, stepfather, and brother from GA to SC, just before I turned 13. I didn't know anyone, my age, where we moved. And... My father continued living in GA.) Anyway... Opening an online shop and proclaiming myself as an artist has been a dream of mine for a few years now. So... Here I go. 

I hope you will stick around. I will be continuing to post my "junk" finds. As you may be able to tell, I am nearing the end of, 365 Days Of Junk. There will be a new project coming next week. I go to at least one thrift store, almost everyday. So, there are lots of new-to-me items to show you! If you would like to see items, as soon as I have found them, then follow me on Instagram @melissablaircarter. I love to post fun pics on there. I will also be adding a Facebook page soon. Thanks, for following along. I truly appreciate it! I am quite terrible at self promotion. "Hey Look At Me!", is really not my thing. I would prefer to be in the corner quietly shopping or painting. 

Oh... To celebrate opening my shop, I am having a Grand Opening Sale! I am offering 50% off of my original paintings, with the coupon code WELCOME50. I will be running the sale thru the end of August. (I almost didn't include the sale info. in this post. That is how much I suck at self promotion.)

365 Days Of Junk - Day 361

Vintage Sofa Table




This table is long and low. I would guess it is from the 60's or 70's. I could not find a name or a makers mark on it. The body is wood and the top has mirrored inserts. I bought it from a local, non-profit thrift store for around $20. It is in good shape, but the mirrors are starting to show some age around the edges. I think the aging of the mirrors gives it tons of character!

365 Days Of Junk - Day 360


Vintage Mastercraft Campaign Desk



I love this piece! It is a desk by Mastercraft. I would guess it is probably from the 70's or 80's. It is in good condition. It still has the brass pieces on the corners and the handles on the drawer. I think this is what you would call a campaign style desk, with the X legs. Am I correct?  It is marked Mastercraft, underneath. I bought it from a local Goodwill Store for $25.92.

365 Days Of Junk - Day 359

Vintage Lane Table




This is a vintage lane table. It is hexagonal in shape and has 2 doors on the front that open. It has lots of room inside for storage. It has curled, black, metal legs. This sucker is HEAVY. I guess it is a side table or an occasional table, but it may be a bit low for that. I think it could also be used as a small coffee table. It is in very good condition. I found it in a local Goodwill Store for around $35.