Welcome!. I live in Oviedo, Florida with my handsome husband, two great kids and a pair of silly basset hounds. Oviedo is a little town where you can get a Barney’s coffee on one corner and have to wait for the chickens to cross on the next. I love to shop for vintage treasures to use in my home and artwork. Come along with me!
I can still remember the smell of my grandfather's old garage. I can see the countless number of jars filled with nuts, bolts and old nails. They were fascinating to look at and even more fun to open and pour out. I can remember playing with his folding carpenter's rule and pounding rocks with his old hammers on the cold cement floor. I remember the skeleton keys on the work bench that opened crystal door knobs inside the house. It was a room filled with pure treasure to me.
I never met my grandfather. He died a month before I was born. My grandmother left his workshop untouched for many years, long enough for the grandchildren to eventually explore inside and discover the hidden treasures there. When I see vintage hardware or something rusty, I think of that garage. It sparks a bit of excitement inside me. It feels like I've found treasure again.
I love to use old hardware and vintage doodads in my mixed media art. Above is just a glimpse of a project on my work table tonight. Have a terrific weekend! We are off to the county spelling bee tomorrow. I'm one proud mom. Linking up to -