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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This Thanksgiving I am Thankful For...

  It's Thanksgiving week and my thoughts turn to, what am I thankful for? This year has been interesting.  I never dreamed that this year would bring us a beautiful baby girl, Eloise Reh was born in mid October.  She was a couple of weeks early, yet happy & healthy.  

I am beyond thankful for this beautiful little bundle of joy! 

 

  She is already growing and changing every time I see her. 

 

 I am truly blessed this year and for many, many years to come! 

 

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours...


Peace, love & junk! 

  geniece


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Monday, October 10, 2016

Velvet Ribbon Bookmarks



    Have you ever seen a pic on the internet and knew you could make it too.  Yes, I have.  After adoring the pics of the Velvet Ribbon Bookmarks with vintage jewelry, I knew I had to make them.  A quick trip to Michael's and Jo Ann Fabrics for Velvet Ribbon and end clasps, was all I needed.  I have been collecting vintage jewelry for several different projects for awhile, so I knew that was covered.


   I purchased the Velvet Ribbon at Hobby Lobby, choosing a light blue and a very pretty fuscia.


  The end clasps and jump rings were purchased at Jo Ann Fabrics.


  I have picked up vintage jewelry at flea markets, auctions, garage sales and friends.  A great way to use family jewelry that will last forever.  Pass it on to someone, so much fun!


   You will need some small tools and a pair of scissors.  This vintage project took me an hour to complete four {4} Bookmarks.  This was fun and I will be making more vintage Bookmarks as Christmas gifts.  Happy vintage repurposing everyone!


  Peace, love & junk! 

  geniece


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