Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Homesteaders Cabin

Hello fellow junk lovers! If you really like the old rusty stuff, then this post is for you! I seasonally restore and maintain log homes with my husband. These original homesteaders cabins are on the property of some customers of ours and they let me be nosy and go exploring! I go nuts for old things, I love to imagine what it might have been like in those days gone by. The struggles they must have endured, this is Montana after all and it is cooolllld for half the year, and Really cold for several of those months! I don't know how well you can see the picture , but there is an old rusty bed frame with the rusty coils right on top! There are cooking items, hand tools, and Lots of critters nests! (Picker Rule #1- Always bring a flashlight, gloves, and a bandanna for your hair and face!) There are also several of the original glass windows still in place, amazing! I get so excited to hear stories about old things and these people had researched all of the history of their property. They weren't interested in removing anything or restoring anything, they just like to watch it grow old and tell them stories. Not all old "treasures" get saved, that's why I think they are so cool and that's why this business makes me happy! xoxox 

Homesteaders Cabins, 1904

Inside homesteaders you see that old bed frame? Its original from 1904!

Original homesteaders cabin, 1904
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tis' the season!

Posted by PicasaSo long Autumn...Hello Winter!
Well this is the very last of my garden harvest and it will now be a yummy treat for the local deer! Getting a tree today and switching out Fall for Christmas decorations, tis' the season to be merry!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Childs Desk

Well I managed to upload the photo but couldn't figure out how to write a post to go with it? This is a separate post, hmmm. Anyways, this is a super cut little child's vintage desk that I picked up this Summer. This is one of the items I am refinishing. Look how cute the legs on the chair is and I love that there is a key hole on the drawer! Hopefully I will get this photo stuff dialed in and I can show you some more fun stuff! Warmly, Melissa

Testing for uploading photos...please work!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Red Hen

So here's my second post and this one is to introduce you to my partner, who also happens to be my step-mama! She represents the Red Hen and I the Honey Bee. I have been yard sale-ing, craft fair-ing, going to the auction, and junking with her for at least 15 years, so when I wanted to have a partner in crime, she was an easy choice. We also happen to be neighbors and love the same fun things! You probably won't ever find her on the blog or FB because that's not her thing, but she is behind the scenes and contributing to the fun we're having buying and selling vintage and antiques. The two of us went to an auction last night and found lots of good treasures, so many we had to be very clever to strategically fit them in the car! We tend to buy first and then figure out how to get it home after, we"ll have to work on that! My next task is to figure out how to post some pictures from the auction and of our great finds...typewriter brain strikes again! Warmly, Melissa

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Beginning...gulp!

Hi! Okay this is my very first post and I feel silly nervous! I say silly because really there is no one here but me and my computer. For my very first post I'm going to talk about my computer skill deficiency. This is not a fun or exciting topic but it is necessary to be clear about it right from the get go, because I promise you will get posts from me pulling my hair out trying to figure some computer thingy out that I for sure need to be successful! I have a typewriter brain and no matter how hard I try to not be a dinosaur, it is a huge struggle for me. Getting this blog going required the help of a lovely 17 year old girl, a good computer savvy friend , and numerous bad words and prayers. Oh and I wanted to mention right now an amazing site,! I have know idea who these super ladies are but they actually create fun and so cute things for your blog...for free! So I have lots to do on my blog before I will be happy about it, but I need to get it live or I will never make any friends! Tomorrow I'm going to an auction so hopefully I'll have something more exciting to post after that.