Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Christmas Bazaar – Trees, Signs and Sleds

In September I had the opportunity to visit Chartreuse and Company’s  Fall Market Days.   The place was loaded with furniture and crafts  with a farmhouse, sometime shabby chic style.  In early November they started their holiday bash and I had … Continue Reading →


ChartreuseandCo Scavenging Farmhouse Decor Scavenging Inspiration

Fall Market Days and Blue Pumpkins

Last weekend, my sister and I had the opportunity to shop the Chartreuse and Co.  Fall Market Days located in Buckeystown, Maryland. I would strongly encourage you to go if you’re in the area and you love farmhouse decor.  Think Joanna … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Eyeglass mold Wall Art

Spring Break Upcycling and Recycling Inspiration

You may or may not have noticed that I didn’t post anything last week.  Hubby and I took off on a spring break with stops in Virginia, Ohio and Illinois. I did have my camera handy and whenever I saw anything … Continue Reading →


Picking Treasures from an Old Farmhouse

Treasure Hunting in an old Farm House

Have you ever seen the show American Pickers?  Two guys, Mike and Frank, travel the country in search of treasures that they can sell at their antique store in Iowa.  Sometimes they’ll get a referral, but very often they’ll just … Continue Reading →


15 Flea Market Tips you must know

Fifteen of my best Flea Market Tips

Two weekends ago I had the chance to return to the Route 11 Yard Crawl, a 40 mile yard sale that extends from Stephen’s City Virginia down to New Market. This is actually the third year that I’ve gone, usually … Continue Reading →


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Abandoned Restaurant and a Pendant Light

Several weeks ago my oldest son offered to take me on a unique scavenging trip. A trip into the bowels of an Italian restaurant that has long since gone out of business.  The building was bought by my son’s company, who buys … Continue Reading →


Scavenging Haunted Past and a MIrror

Scavenging the Haunted Past…and a mirror

Not too far from my home used to be the site of one of Maryland’s Most Haunted buildings, the Henryton State Hospital.  The hospital closed it’s doors in 1985, having been opened since the early 1920’s. In it’s prime, it housed … Continue Reading →


Corbel bookend

14 Fantastic Corbel Projects

On Monday I showed you how easy it was to create your own set of corbels using nothing other than leftover wood scraps.  Hopefully I inspired you to make your own set, but if that didn’t work, I’m back to … Continue Reading →


Visiting Black Dog Salvage

Visiting Black Dog Salvage

If you recognize the picture above then you are probably a follower of the DIY Network series, Salvage Dawgs. Salvage Dawgs follows the Black Dog Salvage Company in Roanoke, Virginia as they travel to historical buildings that are about to be … Continue Reading →


Salvaged Rusty Parts

Scavenging Jackpot

Last week I had the best scavenging week I’ve had in a long time.  It started out with this delivery of rusty gold. Now to you it may look like trash, but to me it’s angel wings and angel legs. … Continue Reading →


20 Amazing Recycled Wall Ideas

20+ Amazing Recycled Wall Ideas

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   A couple of weeks ago my husband surprised me by offering to take me to a few salvage yards.   What we came home with was a car full of cedar planks that became my … Continue Reading →


repurposed shutters headboard

Scavenging Ideas around Ellicott City , Maryland

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  With Christmas only a week away I’ve been working on a lot of projects. So many projects, so little time, but I just can’t show you them to you yet.  Yes, there are a couple of … Continue Reading →


Coca cola crate coffee table, unique coffee table

Scavenging ideas in Strasburg, Virginia

  • By Joan
  • December 15, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine. Over the Thanksgiving weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Strasburg, Virginia and explore the Strasburg Emporium with my 2 sisters and daughter-in-law.  The Strasburg Emporium has 50,000 feet of shopping bliss and with lots … Continue Reading →


Bowling Ball Bench

Scavenging Ideas around Takoma Park Maryland

  • By Joan
  • September 1, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine.   For my birthday over the weekend, my 3 fantastic sons treated me to a walking tour of Takoma Park, their farmer’s market, lunch, and a fantastic upcycling store that was right up my alley. And … Continue Reading →


Bottles at the Yard Crawl

Route 11 Yard Crawl

  • By Joan
  • August 12, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine. Over the weekend I had the pleasure of scavenging the Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia with my 2 sisters and my youngest son.  While the yard crawl is over 40 miles of flea market madness, … Continue Reading →