Monday, February 18, 2013

New Blog

I'd love to have you visit my new blog at 

~~ Becky

Friday, August 24, 2012

New Etsy and Facebook Page Name

Hello all, I wanted to let you know that I have changed my business name to Vintage 541. For now, my blog name will stay the same. I'd love to have you visit my pages:

some roses from my garden 
in a favorite little pitcher of mine...

Have a great weekend!


Friday, August 17, 2012

Garden Collectibles

I have a small mudroom off the back porch that also serves as my photography studio.  The lighting is just perfect and it's where I take all my pictures for my Etsy shop. I've decorated it with many of my favorite garden and nature collectibles I've found over the years.

a sweet nest...

 birds and blues...

some of my flower frog collection...

vintage garden tools and such...

a sweet bee collage I made years ago...

I just love this tin. I found it recently at my friend Barb's store, Treasures From the Heart in Eugene, Oregon...

I can't say I've done much gardening this summer, unfortunately, but at least I have all these wonderful treasures to enjoy everyday. There's always next year, right?

Have a beautiful weekend!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Simple Rubber Stamp Projects

I have tons of rubber stamps but for some reason I rarely use them. I decided I either needed to start using them or pass them on to someone else. Here are two simple projects I recently used them in. They are both listed in my Etsy Shop:

I found some plain thread spools, stamped the ends and wound a creamy ivory cotton thread around them.

These were just plain old peat pots. Don't they make cute little nests? 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Locks, Clocks, and Keys Oh My!

I have a thing for old clocks. And keys. And tiny padlocks. And vintage hardware. Ok, I have a thing for tons of old stuff and I have no problem snapping up vintage items that no longer serve their original purpose because I just know I'll be able to turn them into something else.  As you can imagine, I have a house and garage full of those items just waiting for that perfect blend of my creativity and the time to actually sit down and create! 
I'm currently on a mission to get up to 100 items in my Etsy Shop, so many of these items are now listed there. I am torn between keeping them and reaching my goal, but I just know there are many creative people out there who will know just what to do with them and that makes me happy. Besides, I figure when they sell, I'll just have to go out and hunt for more stuff!!
Here are a few of them, with many more to come soon:

Have a great day, 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Little Bit of Spring

Since spring is taking it's own sweet time coming to the Willamette Valley, I thought I would post a few old photos to remember what spring looks like!

Happy spring,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

To Embellish or Not Part 2

I decided to add a little decoration to some of the crowns I talked about in another post. I found some clear vintage rhinestone buttons for a subtle touch on a few of them. They are now in my Fussy Duck space. I'm mulling around some ideas for the other ones.

Have a fabulous day!