How to make beautiful vignettes from your amazing junk’n trips.

Do you ever get home with your many great finds and wonder just what you are going to do with them. Some times I just leave them be for a week or two or until inspiration jumps in and then I go to business.

Here are some of my latest finds.

Finds lady

I would like to introduce to you my third dress form. She is made of black wire, and is sporting a coyote collar, wedding head dress and a joey flower. I always wanted three to make them look perfect together.


Behind the dress forms is a new member of the family, she lived in Idaho.

Finds parents

These are her parents. I find it interesting that families would sale these priceless family photos. The photos are quite large and I was wondering how a small farm family would could afford to buy such beautiful portraits. My Mom reassured me that to have these size of pictures done were very inexpensive to have done in  late 1800’s.  So for 5 bucks each I adopted them into my family.

Finds hutch

I have a few great finds in my hutch, the cream ware soup bowl, and a lot more pieces added to my blue and white transfer ware.

Finds ladder

I found some great old newspaper clippings and sheet music, then rolled them up and tied them with twine. They are just laying on the rungs of an old ladder.

Finds western union

Some lovely black and white, and sepia photos hang nicely all together, even an old Western Union telegram hangs there and announces a death of a loved one.

Vintage vignettes CollageIf you liked what you saw in this post please give it a PIN. Thank you!

Stay tuned in for the next post, I thought it was time to do a Summer Give a Way!

Have a magical day!

lots of hugs Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill

Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life


The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life


Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

WOW @ Savvy Southern Style

Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss


Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things


Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique

Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk


Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

23 thoughts on “How to make beautiful vignettes from your amazing junk’n trips.

  1. Agh, Joanne, I would have to read this just before going to the antique mall to restyle our spaces. Guess what’s in my car to take in – a mannequin! Mine are spread out in the house (I do have another 3, lol), but I like your grouping. Love your instant ancestors, too.


  2. I love the vintage look of those old black and white photos! Many years ago, I found a whole slew of vintage photos (tin types, too) in a box I purchased at an auction and wondered who would have gotten rid of those treasures. Yours look great in their white, distressed frames. Love the dress forms that are nicely accessorized in front of vintage portrait-it makes it feel like you are in that ladies dressing room!


  3. Hi there lovely lady! Once again you have wowed me, Jo! How do you ever leave your home?? It’s so full of beauty and charm 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your sweetness with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!


  4. I love all three of your dress forms, they are so chic! I think my son would freak if I had one here, he’d think that someone was in the house, he doesn’t even like me to hang aprons! Anyway, using our ‘treasures’ to put together vignettes is why we buy?!?! Have a wonderful upcoming weekend! Blessings, Cindy xoxo


    • Cindy do you know I never thought I would have a dress form in the house because of it scaring me, and living in a basement I thought they would creep me out. lol But I fell in love with them and the fear pasted. lol Have an amazing weekend dear friend. Hugs, Jo


  5. Just wanted to stop by and welcome you to the Inspiration Spotlight party. I read a few posts. Congrats on the opening of your Etsy shop. My mom used to embroider pretty things like that. I have a small bin with some done & not finished. I love the pink flower runner. I love your dress forms by the way but, have never found any in my price range. I hope you signed up for the reminders. If not feel free to next time. Hope you have a great weekend & week ahead.


  6. When we moved a few years ago I sold a dress form at a tag sale. I wish I had spaces like yours where it would have worked. I think they’re so much fun to play with, like a big girl’s Barbie :).


  7. A grouping of three is always so eye pleasing. Love your trio of forms Jo! I especially love the wrapped papers on the ladder. May have to do that with mine some time. I’m so glad that you took those homeless people in! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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