Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Funky Junk at LouisiAvenue Antiques



LouisiAvenue Antiques in Perrysburg, Ohio.  

  I'm back! Where has summer gone.  The nights are going to start to get cool and the leaves will change! Antiquers love this time of year, outdoor auctions, Flea markets and vintage fairs galore. Time for antique dealers to stock their spaces with awesome finds and funky junk.   Always funky junk in my case...

  Perrysburg, Ohio is a very quaint town in Northwest Ohio.  A beautiful downtown with potted flowers and benches, outdoor restaurants on the sidewalks and an amazing view of the river.  That's where LouisiAvenue Antiques is located in an old three story brick building with a turquoise antique door.  You are able to see crystal chandeliers hanging in the front window with beautiful white distressed furniture ready to go home with you. 

    The shop is split seemlessly into sections for each dealer.  It's amazing how we each have our own style, yet, everything flows together so beautifully. 



  My obsession with suitcases will not go away.  I can't get enough of them, small, tall, round or square. I adore them all. 



  Everyone has a blast changing out their dress forms! I recently changed out mine, switching out her pink tablecloth skirt for a white one, adding a vintage green glass brooch with antique lace.  The antique Underwood typewriter works.  Hopefully someone will purchase it to keep it in it's original condition.  So many of these typewriters are being salvaged for the keys.  They are used for jewelry and are very pretty pieces. 



  The vintage inspired {reproduction} card catalog is a very cool piece.  Mr. Funky Junk found several of them and they have all sold very quickly.  More suitcases, my suitcase obsession continues.



  The antique trunk was purchased at an auction and still has several travel tickets on it from the original owner.  Just imagine all the trips it has seen.  These pieces make an awesome coffee table.  I have one in our living room with a piece of glass on top and we love it.



  Patriotic decor is a favorite of mine and who doesn't adore wicker?  I picked up a stack of vintage decor books from another auction and live going through them.  I have them priced very reseasonable so someone else can enjoy them as much as I do. 

  Thank you for taking this tour of my space at LouisiAvenue Antiques in Perrysburg, Ohio.  Hope you have the opportunity to stop in and browse all the gorgeous furnishings on hand. 

Love, peace & funky junk, 

geniece 


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Good Morning from the Country

  Good morning from the Country.  I just realized I haven't posted in several months. Wow, where has the time gone? There isn't enough time in the day, week, month or year to accomplish everything I want to do!

  So what have I been up to?  Staying busy, painting, junking, painting...  The weather is starting to get nice and I am starting to plant flowers.  My vintage scale is always ready for a plant.  I decided to go with a  Boston fern this year from a local greenhouse {always buy local}.  The impatients don't make it thru the summer heat on the front porch.

  
 

  We have several vintage bikes on our property, each has a bicycle basket so I can plant flowers in them.  Everyone who goes by our home knows our property, by the bikes with the flowers in the baskets! I can't pass up an old bike, especially with a basket.  

 
 

  I will be buying the liners and the wave petunias will be going in.  See why I can't resist? 

 

  All of this flower planning has made me thirsty.  Time for tea and the studio is calling my name.  Painting and French typography to finish.

  Thank you all so much for spending time with me in the Country.

  Peace, love & Junk,

  geniece


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A February Refresh

Hello February,

  So lovely to see you each year, February.  We are in the midst of winter in the Midwest and thinking of spring.  What to do on a day in February when its sixty-seven degrees outside?

  A refresh at your antique space.  I know what you're thinking...I spent the last two beautiful days outside painting and waxing, so we needed to drop off all of our hard work.
 

  A vintage fireplace mantel, antique andirons, logs and a vintage fireplace screen.  

 

  I picked up several vintage bone Chiba tea cops and saucers at an auction.  They look lovely in this old wall shelf turned on its side and painted antique white. 

 

  Starting to think spring and adding some colorful touches.  I custom mixed the blue milk paint and call it bell bottom blue! 

  
 

  As with any antique space, it is always evolving and changing as items are bought and sold! 

  Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful spring season! 

  Peace, love & Junk,

  Geniece


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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Year in Painted Pieces

As each year comes to a close, It's always fun to look back on all the painted pieces that have been created.  Some of my favorites from 2016 with French typography graphics from The Graphics Fairy website, www.thegraphicsfairy.com.  

 

My French typography pieces come in all colors, shapes and sizes.

 

A vintage commode painted in milk paint, French typography hand drawn with an oil Sharpie and finished in Ebony wax with a flat polyurethane.

 

French typography with a white oil Sharpie stands out on this piece painted in Queenstown Gray and waxed with an ebony wax.

 

My all time favorite French typography graphic from The Graphics Fairy is this Cafe & Legumes graphic on a large dresser painted with an antique white milk paint and waxed in an ebony wax. 

 

French typography dresses up this small commode painted in antique white milk painted with an ebony wax. 

 
This pretty little table received the bundle bee graphics.

 

Old tattered suitcases are a perfect backdrop for French typography! 

 

This vintage music cabinet was painted in a patina green milk paint, French typography with an oil Sharpie and completed with an ebony wax.  The graphics always take center stage on this color!

Thank you for taking a stroll down memory lane and some of my 2016 favorite French typography pieces. 

Peace, love & junk! 

  geniece


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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Merry Christmas from the Country

  Merry Christmas all.  Hope this day finds you warm and cozy with family and friends! 


The Christmas tree in the shack. We have solar power out there, so I walk out to turn it on for the holidays. 


The daytime view from inside the front door. 


Yes, we have snow! No worries, the shack has an antique kereosene heater to keep us warm. 


The front porch is always decked in holiday cheer. 


We have a mailbox, yet never receive any mail. 


An old iron baby crib has been transformed into a bed, complete with a flour sack mattress. 

 

Looking at the tree from the front porch. I always fill everything up with pines from our property.  

 

Looking out the back window, Santa watches over the shack.  

 

A view of the shack from our deck.  The pond is not completely frozen, yet the snow lays on top.  

 

The junk truck sits proudly in front of the barn covered in snow this time of year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Funky Junk from the Country!

Looking forward to 2017 and all it brings.

Peace, love & junk,

geniece


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Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Vintage Christmas in the Country

 A Vintage Christmas here in the Country is getting underway.  It has been really warm here in Northwest Ohio this fall, with temperatures in the 70's.  So we have been busy picking up leaves and storing stuff in the barn for winter.  Yet, we are in full Christmas Mose here at Funky Junk from the Country.  

  So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy all of the Christmas creations! 

 

  The fun vintage porcelain tubs were purchased from a friend, knowing they would make the perfect place to hold a Christmas tree.  Both trees are in vintage containers, one in an old tin and the other in an old oatmeal container.  The graphics on the front are amazing and I added a red ribbon. Vintage tablecloths are in the tubs, while old towels adorn the sides.  

 

  Check out the graphics on the old oatmeal container, yes they are amazing.  I did have to add a cardboard ribbon roll to the bottom to add some height. Tiny vintage glass ornaments, along with new beading {{that looks old}}, mercury glass star ornaments and tiny handmade candy canes all adorn the tree. Little LED lights and a bottle brush star finish off the tree. 

  
 

  You can always find sleds in our barn ready for the holiday season in our barn.  We purchase them all year long, yes, even when it's ninety {{90*}} degrees outside, we are searching for them. I also hunt for mittens and vintage items to adorn them, adding a ribbon and they are complete. 

  
 

  My oil can ornaments are always a favorite for me!  I adore making them and love the industrial vintage feel.  

 

  This antique pie safe from 1890 is full of vintage goodies.  I purchased the antique sleigh bells last year at an antique shop in Sandusky, Ohio, the sound is fabulous. You can just see the sleigh gliding over the snow and feel the wind when they jingle.  

 
 

  Hope you enjoyed this little tour of what we have been up to here in the Country.  Stay tuned for the next post on the Shabby Shack decked out for Christmas.  

  Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family, friends & fur babies.  


Peace, love & junk! 

  geniece


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