Happy Halloween

Our big red barn, Monclova, Ohio

It’s Halloween in the country. Rain has dominated our October as the farmers rush to take in the crops. Our little piece of the country {11 acres} is really soggy. The pond is up and we have a second pond in the back yard, that the deer are enjoying playing in the water.

Our front porch stairs

The mums are hanging on too, with all this rain they are still thriving. Pumpkins are getting soggy and will be upped in the back yard for the deer to enjoy.

Colors of fall in the trees Monclova, Ohio

Quite a few of our trees have not turned yet. With the above average temperatures, the leaves aren’t expected to turn until the middle of November. Making it a rush to get them picked up before the snow starts to fall.

Our big red barn, Monclova, Ohio

Enjoy Halloween with your family and friends. We are on to the holidays at the Antique Mall and looking forward to a new year! Stay safe and enjoy!

Peace, love & junk,

geniece
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On to the holidays!

Wow, what a year 2020 has been. So let’s bring on the holidays to fill our hearts with some joy. Each year I search high and low to try to create something new and unique for the holidays. I have been obsessed with bottle brush trees for years! They are just the sweetest!

So take a look back at my creative trees from years ago. 🌲

My all time favorite tree! Simple yet…beautiful.
A simple white pitcher I picked up at the thrift store holds this large bottle brush tree and looks so festive.
Who doesn’t love a classic VW Bug with a tree on top?
My favorites…I was working in the studio late one night and had purchased these bottle brush trees at an auction. I love old door knobs and had a huge collection, but what to do with them? Then an
idea, put the bottle brush trees in the old door knobs. Just like peanut butter and chocolate they went together to create something unique. I created these back in 2013 when bottle brush trees where hard to come by and not so popular. I was over the moon when I posted this pick on Instagram in 2013 and Cari Cucksey from HGTV liked my pic. I was over the moon!
Over the years, a little bit of whimsy with vintage finds for the holiday!
My door knob trees with my oil can ornament stands, original ideas allow my creativity to shine!
Can’t leave out shiny brite vintage bulbs I picked up at an auction. Scored!

I hope this post finds you well and adds some anticipation for the upcoming holidays!

Thank you so much for checking in and stay tuned for more holiday posts!

Peace, love & junk,

Geniece

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Oh la la…

I am a French typography junkie. I’ve drawn it on dressers, cabinets, tables, toolboxes, signs, trays, suitcases…and on and on. If it stands still long enough, it’s fair game to draw on.

This is a vintage suitcase that had problems with the leather, as it was fraying everywhere. This style is my absolute favorite, what can I say. The shape, the color, the wear and tear just add to it’s beauty. I use both white and black oil Sharpies to draw with. The results are fabulous, saving one more old suitcase at a time. I have a large suitcase collection and I do not draw on every suitcase, just the ones beyond repair!

The old train station suitcases are so fun to draw on. Check out a few here that I have done over the past couple of years!

The Graphics Fairy.com graphics

A couple more for your viewing pleasure!

This graphic is beautiful whether it’s on a suitcase or on a buffet. After drawing it on several different pieces in different sizes and colors, they are all so beautiful and unique.

Oh these graphics are so cool and really add a beautiful touch to a vintage piece that may not be style ready for your decor.

Oh that bee and the crown, this graphic is so much fun. I drew it on a pink small dresser and waxed it with a black wax, it sold in two days. The pink milk paint was a custom mix, it was such a soft pastel pink. By doing the graphics in black and then waxing it in ebony, it gave it that really old chippy shabby feel. Here it is!

Different size suitcases and colors are always fun to find. When I see one in disrepair, I know right away I can rescue it!

I could go on and on with pics of my french typography suitcases. Hope you enjoy and next time you see a ratty suitcase think of me and my repurpose with French typography!

Peace, love & Junk,

Geniece

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