Monday, May 31, 2010

Smile, Please! Treasures from AAJMS Spring 2010 Show

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"Smile Please" was a special photography book gifted to me by Kathy.

Smile, please! It's junk time! While at the AAJMS Show in early May, I picked up a few special things. A couple were gifts, a few were freebies, and two were special purchases.

Freebies from Rockler, a book and sculpture from Kathy, and a patinaed antique brass bath holder.

My friend, Kim of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, was there to help teach people about their products. Must-haves for any junker or DIYer if you ask me!! She and my new friend, Linda, were handing out some great freebies. I can't wait to put the foam brushes and painter's pyramids to work! Where have those pyramids been all my DIY life?

One of my purchases was the the soap/sponge holder. It is made of brass and will fit with the vintage bath I will someday own! It has the perfect patina, shape, and design. Love it!

Kathy's creative handiwork.

Kathy of Sylvia's Vintage Daughter surprised all of us with her fabulous sculptures made from clock parts, buttons, keys, and wire. Quite ingenious and beautiful. Look at the close-ups for some of the special details...

The dial and numbers...awesome!

Vial of miniscule clock components.

A favorite key labeled "JUNKUNC BROS"...the perfect gift from one junker to another.

Thanks so much, Kim and Kathy, for making my junking trip a successful one. Now, there is one more thing I have yet to show you! It has quite the history!! Here is a photo teaser for you to ponder...

Any ideas what it is?

P.S. Want to see photos of the rest of the AAJMS show? View the AAJMS posts on my Junkologie blog.


  1. Amy - so glad you liked your gifts. What awesome pictures!!! It was so much fun seeing all of you again - big hugs!!!


  2. Wow, that must have been a lot of fun. That sculpture is amazing. My kind of art-work.
    And as far as the mystery guess is concerned I am guessing a little stool?

  3. What beautiful finds! Love the sculpture!
    I guess a wooden bench!

  4. Looks to me like a "Wooden Stool"?
    Nice finds...

  5. I can't wait to see the wood piece and what it is. Just the label and patina of the wood is beautiful.

  6. Is there anything better than old junk transformed?!

    That just happens to be the speciality at my cottage.

    Be sure to stop by the cottage and join in to:



    both going on right now, and Ask the Yankee, starting June 7th.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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