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Side of the road vintage salvage treasure!

vintage salvage

scanning the roadsides

Today I was driving along and out of the corner of my eye, I caught the glint of a piece of mirror from within a pile of wood on the side of the road. I have a great little frame that needs a piece of mirror so, being the dutiful vintage salvage junker that I am, I decided I would stop on the way home and see if there is a piece big enough to cut to fit. I stopped there a couple hours later and this is what I found! Continue reading

Small Business start-up, part 1. the shop.

small business

early 1900’s to present

Finally

After many months (years, really) of planning and dreaming about a small business, I am about to embark on my next adventure: A retail vintage shop… hopefully with coffee too!  I will be writing about all the steps I go through to build out and start a small business in this building in a really small town.

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Oversized Wire Spool Clock DIY

Oversized Wire Spool Clock DIY

wire spool clock cable spool oversized vintage salvage how-to DIY

Vintage Wire Spool Clock DIY

There were several old large wire spools here on my farm when I bought the place 25 years ago.  I saved a few that I liked and passed the rest on to others.  The blue and white one is my favorite along with the bright yellowy orange one.  Once I found Klockit and their movements and hands for oversized clocks, I planned my next project: an oversized wire spool clock.

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Salvage stash (some of it, anyway!) Don’t judge!

old wire spools

old wire spools

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