Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Shop in Potsdam: The Oddball Emporium

There is a new little shop in Potsdam, called the Oddball Emporium on 17 Maple St, right near the Ace Hardware.  Yesterday was their grand opening and of course being interested in all things odd I had to check it out.  I arrived a little before noon and the owner was still setting up but allowed me to take a look around and I found this darling little toy tin phone.  I love tin toys and tea sets and basically any of that old metal stuff.

It is slightly rusty, but still in working condition and makes an adorable display piece and priced well at $20.  It is currently on one of my end tables, but I am hoping to create more display space with a project over my Christmas break!

Stop by and check it out!  They had other interesting pieces and I'm sure more to come.  It has been added to my regular shopping stops in Potsdam. I was actually approached back at the Upcycled Show about putting some of my own creations on consignment there!

If you are looking for a unique gift, I will be at the Christmas Vendor Market at the Old Phil's Florist Shop in Downtown Massena this Saturday, Dec 17th from 10 - 2!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Decoration Sets added to my Etsy Shop

I've added several great decoration sets that some of you probably have seen at shows before to my Etsy shop.

Check them out:

Sheet Music Pinwheels/Flowers with Wreath - $30
Just the Decoration Set - $10

Sheet Music Pinwheels/Flowers with Wreath - $30 
Just the Decoration Set - $10

Book Page Snowflakes with Pearl Centers with Wreath - $40
Just the Decoration Set - $20

If interested in any of the sets above and you are in the Massena, Canton, Potsdam area please send me an e-mail at and we can arrange to meet up!

I will also be at the Christmas Vendor Market this Saturday, Dec 17th at the Old Phil's Florist Shop in Downtown Massena from 10 - 2 with a whole selection of decorations and wreaths.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Vintage Folding Ruler Star

A Big THANK YOU to everyone that stopped by and saw me at the Craft, Food and Wine show this weekend at Cheel Arena.  I had a great time and got lots of great feedback!

Today I have to share this cute ruler star.  I purchased this ruler for $3.00 at North Country Neighbor in Potsdam a while back and came across it while putting my christmas decorations out.   I was trying to figure out a way to display it b/c it is aged wonderfully.  So as I was unfolding it, I thought it would look  neat as a star, and so it does!

It needs a little more decoration so I'm going to try to make something or maybe I will find something today at North Country Neighbors!

For my last show of the year, I will be at the Christmas Vendor Market at the Old Phil's Florist shop in Massena, this Saturday, Dec 17th from 10 - 2.  Stop by for a unique gift!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sparkly Recycled Soda Can Snowflake

I made a new set of decorations for my bed spring wreaths.  I previously posted about soda can snowflakes but I recently made a set of bluish ones out of Bud Light cans (yes i know how redneck of me, but they are a nice blue).  I then sprayed them with adhesive and sprinkled them with epsom salt.  After I sealed them with a regular clear sealer.  They sparkle and glisten like real snowflakes!

Labatts Blue Light cans look even better but I only had enough of those to make 1 set for a custom order! So Bud Light it will have to be!

This set along with several other new ones, not seen on the blog will be available this Friday and Saturday and the Craft, Food and Wine Show!  Stop by and check them out.  I am in the "Our Place" area upstairs at Cheel!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Almost 6 ft Bed Spring Christmas Tree

As many of you already know this past weekend,  I went down to Clopman's Furniture to setup my largest bed spring christmas tree yet!  Towering at almost 6 feet tall and using over 290 springs, this has been my largest achievement yet.  It is decorated with all recycled soda can ornaments and a recycled soda can chain.  It has been entered into the Massena Chamber of Commerce Window Decorating Contest, which I believe the judging will happen tonight.  The tree will be up through christmas so stop in and check it out, or if you are driving buy look in the first set of windows!

As I have already explained photos of bed springs are really hard to take and this looks much more impressive in person!

I will also have mini trees for sale at the St Lawrence County Chamber Craft, Food and Wine show this weekend at Cheel Arena at Clarkson University, Friday from 12 - 8 Saturday from 9 - 5!