Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Junk Jubilee

Look what my friend Shelly brought me from Junk Jubilee!
Her cousin organized the event and Shelly helped with vendor hospitality, taking admission tickets and selling her own stuff when she had a minute!
I couldn't go, but you shouldn't miss it the next time it comes to Des Moines, Iowa,
this November, the weekend before Thanksgiving!
I think even I can plan that far ahead!
The event just started last year with a modest turn out, but Shelly said this year there were 3 times more vendors and 3 times more crowds!
So mark your calendars to visit Iowa in the fall.
There will also be a crafts bazaar in the building next door the same weekend.

But back to this cutie of a re-purposed salt shaker...
The ingredients:
1 old salt shaker with corroded lid
dry navy beans
old string
cotton ball
(to tuck just inside the lid)
half dozen boutonniere pins
flowers punched from yellowed paper
(these are made from sheet music)
and voila!
An everlasting bouquet!

I won't be passing over old glass salt/ pepper shakers in the future!
Hunt, Rescue, Re-purpose
(Junk Jubilee motto)


Linda said...

God bless the junkers! God bless Iowa!

femminismo said...

This is so cute! I love salt shakers and this is a great way to keep them fresh. And the eggs and birds! I love birds so I was drawn to your nest pics. Hope this mother bird doesn't end up with a leftover egg.

~*~Patty S said...

VERY cutie indeed!

Caterina Giglio said...

that is really adorable! what a clever upcycle project!