Vintiquties Boutique

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Junk Ranch ... Prairie Grove Arkansas ...

Well hello you guys!
I know, I know, it's been a while...
Yeah, I'm still here, and things are getting better all the time...
I'm still blogging off an on but my focus is on my upcoming 20 year anniversary and vow renewal in VEGAS! If you want to check out my progress check out my newest blog
Yes I'm so aware that I have too many blogs, lol.

It's spring and today is just gorgeous! I love it!
Last night I came upon information for a seriously cool junk show in my neck of the woods.
It's called The Junk Ranch and it's in Prairie Grove Arkansas.
Their next show is Jun 12-13 and then they will have one in early October. 

You guys know me, I can't pass up good junk, and if I didn't need to purge so badly I would totally be shopping this event (and may anyway ;-)
But seriously, I'm sending in my application today to be a vendor. 
I am doing a huge purge of cool junk, old furniture, vintage goodies, mixed media found objects for your art and much more. 

I'm totally letting go of all this junk surrounding me. Much like I did many years ago when I was all about scrapbooking and needed to let go the stuff I would never be able to use in a lifetime. I'm doing it again, only it's COOL STUFF! like metal baskets, old wood boxes, rusty metal, shopping carts, pretty furniture, and more. 

If I'm accepted to be a vendor I'll let you guys know! But still I hope you can go check out this awesome event anyway!

Hugs! :)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

!!!! RED HOT Holiday SALE !!!! Online Classes at AMAZING PRICES !!!!

!!!! RED HOT Holiday SALE !!!!

For a limited time classes have been reduced to only $20 each!!!
Check out it out in my online store in Square Market. Link at the top of my blog.

And this week only you can get all 3 classes for only $45

on Square Market

Christmas Decorating...and a RED HOT Holiday SALE!!!

 I cut a bunch of hickory branches and sprayed them with adhesive and sprinkled German glass glitter over them. I then tied the branches together and placed them in an old teapot, stuffing tissue paper inside to steady them up and finally placing shredded tissue paper at the top.
It really doesn't photograph well but it just sparkles like the Dickens when in the room.
 I wanted to use a few of my collection of vintage ornaments and got the idea to hang them in with my mason jar chandelier. I love how it turned out but boy did it take a while to get them all hung up there.

 I didn't want a copycat version of the Mason Jar Chandy so I collected different antique jars from flea markets. Took me quite a while but I love the assortment I found. Gray, different colors of blue, and clear. Ball, Mason, Kerr, Atlas, an extremely rare Swayzee, and even a Jumbo Peanut Butter jar. Really adds interest with all the different ones hanging together.

 Our family ornament, picked up in  MS while visiting my mom.

 My mom got this white tree at a great price last year at Dillard's after Christmas sale. 
I'm really loving this tree.
 It goes perfectly with my living room and my hand made ornaments.
 One of my handmade poinsettias, find the free tutorial on my tutorials page (find it in the tab bar at the top of this blog).
 I found some brass butterfly cutouts from the 80's, painted country blue of course, and applied glue then added lots of German Glass Glitter to them. They looks amazing tucked into the tree here and there.

 I'm still in love with this old typewriter I picked up last year. Each season I find something to tuck behind the keys and this vintage santa postcard was just too good to pass up. my handmade santa art doll is right at home here. (and that artwork in the background was the piece my youngest placed 1st in the state art competition for 2nd grade a few years ago. I just love it)

 Another glittered branch tucked in behind my grandmas old clock. I wish it worked but I just love it's charm.
 Still loving my Ardex countertops!

 Also I'm starting my megasale on my online classes today. Lowest price they have ever been.
Get them for only $20 each or for a very limited time get all three class for only $45!!!!

on Square Market

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Fun Sale! 25% OFF all online classes! Order now above!

I'm so excited Fall is nearly here! I can't wait! So Im started my fall sale early in the hopes that it will bring on the season! Yay!

So I am offering 25% off all my online classes! Woo-Hoo!
Just enter coupon code FallFun at checkout and you will recieve 25% off your entire order at my squareup store above!

And be on the lookout for new classes coming soon!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Classes are up and running!

Ive been working to get my Square Market account up and running and I'm happy to say that my new store is now open! Yay!

To purchase any of my classes simply click on any item at the top of the posts section of this blog under Vintiquities Boutique.  You will be transported to my Square Market online where you can safely purchase classes, and coming soon... digital content such as blog designs and templates, invitations, fun artful images and much more. 

So what are you waiting for?!  Go get your art on!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Have you ever seen that movie Holes?

It's kind of about a bunch of troubled teens in a "work camp" and they go out in the desert and have to dig a bunch of holes and each one has to dig so many holes before they can go back to camp that day. The landscape is full of huge holes. 

The last eight months it has seemed at times like I was stuck in that landscape. Not digging the holes myself but falling unknowing into one as I tried to stroll along. I would claw my way out of one hole finally resurfacing in the fresh air and light, dusting myself off and beginning again only to fall into yet another dark hole. Holes placed in my path by others, placed by the unpredictable nature of life, holes that just popped up randomly for the heck of it, and sometimes I even fell into holes that were destined for someone else. For whatever reason I fell into every hole imaginable and it left me pretty down for a long time, unable to regroup, or think, or move. Like there was a giant boa constrictor around my life.

For now my feet are on firm ground and I'm trying my best to get myself back. To get back to that place where I can make art, where I can feel art in my soul again. It's frustrating to think that I may have lost my muse in one of those holes I had to dig out of. But sometimes I get a glimpse of her and like a mirage, when I reach out to her she disappears again. Like every artist there have been times in my life where my muse took a vacation but I always greeted her warmly when she returned as she did not stay away long. Now I worry that she moved without telling me. I miss her, I miss the creative spirit that used to flow from me so freely, and I miss all of you here online. I miss the support and the comfort and the friendships. I am lost but trying to find my way back.

Anywho, for anyone struggling out there I wish you quick reunion with your muse, as I still search for mine. 


Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday and MORE Sale!!!!!! Happy Holidays!

I'm having a Black Friday Sale in my Etsy shop. Only it lasts all weekend!

Just enter coupon code BlackFriday at checkout from my Etsy Shop and you will recieve 25% OFF your entire purchase! That includes online classes, jewelry, art, home decor and more!

But hurry, sale ends Monday!

Happy Holidays from Vintiquities Workshop on Etsy!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Connie Crystal Blog Hop with the ICE Resin Creative Team...

Welcome to the Connie Crystal Blog Hop with the ICE Resin® Creative team!
Today is the start of the blog hop and I hope you will visit each of our blogs to see the fun creations showcasing Connie Crystal!
Please go visit Susan Walls to continue on the blog hop journey:

Today I want to share with you some amazing products made by Connie Crystal and used with ICE Resin® to create some wonderful wearable pieces that can be used for everyday, a night on the town, or even a special event...

 IceLander above, is a really fun piece full of sparkle and shine, the Glass Glitter under the ICE Resin® really sparkles and the Connie Crystal just sets this piece off when worn.
To make it...
1.Choose a bezel from the Media Mixage line.
2. Brush in a layer of Enamel Medium
3. Sprinkle in Silver German Glass Glitter, let dry.
4. Glue an old rhinestone earring into the center of glittered bezel.
5. Mix ICE Resin® according to package instructions and pour into bezel. Let cure.
6. Use wire wrapping technique to create a beaded chain using Connie Crystals.
7. Attach chain at the ends.

Vintage Molly is a layered piece that is highlighted very well with the Connie Crystal Drop. 
To make it...
1. Choose two nesting bezels from the Media Mixage Line.
2. Brush Enamel Medium inside both.
3. Sprinkle ICE Enamels Ivory Relique Powder inside and pour off the excess powder. Let dry, then heat with a heat gun to melt the enamel powder.
4. Glue vintage rhinestone jewelry pieces inside the smallest bezel, then glue the small bezel inside the larger one with E-6000 Jewelry adhesive.
5. Mix ICE Resin® according to package instructions, pour into bezels, let cure.
6. Use wire wrapping technique to create a dangle drop and attach to the bottom of the bezel. 
7. Use wire wrapping on torn fabric to create the neck piece.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Antique Heater as Junk Chic Candle Holder...

 Check out this super awesome antique heater I found this week! It has everything I love about old stuff. It's got pretty scroll work, fancy legs, a little bit of rust, gold accents against dark patina metal. 
And this piece is absolutely perfect as a candle holder because it's wide but shallow making it very easy to incorporate into any home's junk chic decor.
I would keep it if I could but alas, I can not. So some lucky person is going to get to enjoy this everyday.
You can purchase it in my Etsy shop...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cover Girl...Emmy Bracelets e-book from Interweave Press...

Hi all, just wanted to share a new ebook from Interweave Press that shares lots of wonderful bracelets made by the ICE Resin Creative Team for the Emmy Awards Swag Bags for the Stars 2013

Click the link above to get your copy today!
(So proud to have my bracelet chosen for the cover!)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Online Metal & Rust Tag Journal Class...

I've just finished shooting the video for the Metal & Rust Tag Journal Class.
I taught this class at Create Mixed Media Retreat in Chicago and now I'm offering it online.

You will learn so many mixed media techniques...
Altering books (in a unique way, not something you've seen before)
Distressing and altering pages
paint techniques
fiber collage
paper collage
Tinting vintage photos with paint
Letting loose and getting whimsical
A new way to incorporate tags into journal pages
Working with metal
faux patina with paint
and much more.
Here is a little introduction video I made for Create Chicago about this class, obviously you won't be receiving a class kit for an online class but you get the idea. :)

This class is normally $60 but if you order now you will get a $10 discount.
Now only $50...

 This class is now being edited and will be available on Sat. October 5th!

Also for a chance to win this class for free you can go to Pinterest and repin the following pin...

Monday, September 23, 2013

RePin It To WIN It Monday!

I'm giving away some classes next month. 
All you need to do to enter to win is RePin It To WIN It!

Click the links below to go to my pins on Pinterest for each class. Repin that pin and you are automatically entered to win that class. I will do a drawing for all three classes on October 13th my birthday!

There are three classes so make sure you RePin each one for a chance to win that class...
Textured Solder...

Textured Solder 2...

Free Bird Canvas Class...

You must rePin these actual pins to be entered.

Good Luck!

Upcoming events...

I have some VERY Exciting news to share soon. Can't wait to spill the beans!