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Creative Salvage is Open Again

Hi everyone! Just a quick announcement that, after an extended sabbatical, I’ve reopened my Creative Salvage shop. I left it in vacation mode a month longer than initially planned, but it’s back up and running now. I’ll be adding new items soon (I’m working on compiling some vintage inspiration packs like I sentĀ  for the shop swap!).

Here’s a sampling of what’s currently for sale:

{The Girls of Cleveland Ohio, black and white photographs | Creative Salvage}

{Blue and white tin canister | Creative Salvage}

{Early Frisbee “Flying Saucer” | Creative Salvage}

I’m back and ready to go. I even have a special blog promo code for you. Add BCDPROMO to your checkout to receive 20% of your purchase price for a limited time only. Thanks, and have a lovely day!

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Creative Salvage in a Lovely Etsy Treasury: World Travels and Antique Dreams…

My Vintage International Envelopes and Stamps in ‘World Travels and Antique Dreams…’ by dawnandross

Enjoy!


Valentine Gift for Her …

$14.00

Vintage 1970′s Khak…

$36.00

Wire Wrapped Necklace, …

$44.00

1896 South America – An…

$10.00

Organic Handmade Soap C…

$6.50

Brass Planter with Leaf…

$12.00

Writer Art – ACEO Print…

$5.00

Gorgeous Butter Soft Le…

$175.00

red creek jasper and st…

$88.00

International Vintage S…

$4.00

Vintage Letterpress Sen…

$22.00

Vintage black and cream…

$39.99

1960s Floral Day Dress …

$60.00

Raindrops Earrings in F…

$49.00

200 American and Intern…

$30.00

Hand Built Cream and Su…

$52.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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Friday Finale + Etsy Organizing Love: Hello, 2012

Is it Friday already? Ka-razy.

This year I am very blessed to spend time with Daniel and my extended family for Christmas, so I am looking forward to that already. If you are blessed in a similar way and find yourself with some time to browse, here are a few things online that caught my eye this week, followed by a lovely treasury full of organizational goodies over at Etsy.

And now … some Etsy Organizing Love:

’2012..Time To Organize! ‘ by Maddenphotography


Vintage 1960s Wooden Na…

$15.00

Black and White Key Rac…

$17.00

New Years Resolution – …

$25.00

wooden suit hangers. Se…

$16.00

Perpetual Calendar, Wal…

$12.00

Vintage Italian industr…

$38.99

Vintage Small Industria…

$10.00

Weekly Planner Chalkboa…

$54.00

Desk Organizer CRAFTING…

$59.00

COUPON ORGANIZER – Love…

$34.00

Yellow and White Pencil…

$14.00

unique journal -handmad…

$200.00

LINOCUT PRINT – Radiohe…

$22.00

Retro Globe Lamp

$52.00

Desk Accessories in Ash

$360.00

Ribbon rack organizer …

$29.99

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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HGTV and Etsy – HGTV Treasury Challenge 2011

I wish I had cable. I’ll have to wait for this episode to arrive on the web, but stay tuned, ’cause HGTV’s Design on a Dime show on December 10 at 8p/7c will feature Etsy!

Now, I’m new to being a seller on Etsy (shop at Creative Salvage for fun vintage stuff, toot toot!) but I’ve been a buyer for several years and an admirer for quite some time. Even our wedding save-the-dates were from Etsy. So, I when I read this post today on HGTV’s blog, asking Etsians to contribute treasuries based on HGTV themes that they might feature on their blog, I pounced.I love helping promote the excellent eye (vintage pickers!) and handicraft (artisans!) in this amazing Etsy community. I couldn’t resist.

We rent, so apartment nesting is near and dear to my heart. That’s why I hunted down some lovely vintage, industrial, and charming items to add to my treasury, which I called “For Rent: Home Sweet Apartment.”

So, without further ado, here it is! I hope you will stop by and check out each of these shops. I would buy everything in this treasury if I had the funds. Enjoy!

‘For Rent: Home Sweet Apartment’ by creativesalvage

These items add a fun vibe to the standard white-box rental, while at the same time providing essential function. It’s a little bit natural, a little bit industrial, a little bit retro, and a whole lot of sweet.


11×14 Poster – Home Swe…

$20.00

KITCHEN BULL by toro le…

$540.00

Industrial Letter Tray

$45.00

Bookshelf Industrial Pi…

$135.00

Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set -…

$65.00

Incense Firewood Night …

$9.75

modern wall clock – mod…

$57.00

Perpetual Desk Calendar

$27.00

Croft House Coffee Tabl…

$735.00

abstract painting- fine…

$200.00

Eco-Friendly Household …

$20.00

Apple iPhone 3G/3Gs Woo…

$9.99

vintage wooden library …

$265.00

Countertop Makeup Organ…

$75.00

Vintage RCA Victor Radi…

$59.00

Embroidered Hoop Art, S…

$68.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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Moving on Up!

Now that the downstairs is (mostly) set up, I’ve moved on to the upstairs. The office renovation is nearing its last steps; it is time to tackle the chaos of the guest bedroom.

Now, if I was normal (ha!) this would be the place we put a bed and a nightstand and a trunk full of extra blankets and linens, and it would all be so pretty.

I’m not normal.

So while, yes, we have left room for a bed/air mattress for future guests, I’ve decided I need space to store all the vintage goodies for my Etsy shop, Creative Salvage. So onward and upward, movin’ on up … all of my stash is going to be moved to Spare ‘Oom, as C.S. Lewis would say.

The problem is, what will I put it all on to keep it safe? I thought about this for some time. With a near-zero budget (I’m boot-strapping my itty bitty bizĀ  for sure), I had to get creative. So, I stole some shelving from the garage and a tower of plastic drawers from our office (Daniel will never notice they’re gone. Shh. Don’t tell.) I also have an empty vintage metal cabinet I’ll snag. I’m kicking our luggage out of the closet. It will go … um … in the attic? Somewhere. And I’ll set up an inventory area and packing/shipping area. Hopefully, it will all fit.

I’m determined to have my business organized, both for our sanity and for better customer service.

And then I’m going shopping for more stock to fill the shelves and make my efforts worthwhile. Hey, it’s as good as an excuse as any.

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Moving in Progress Update

Well, folks, it’s been three weeks since we moved into this house and one month since I quit my day job. Here’s the progress, to date:

  • Kitchen fully unpacked. Still some organizing to do.
  • Living room unpacked. We plan on purchasing a rug and selling our current coffee table/end table combo; for now, though, they are doing just fine holding up coffee and lamps.
  • Dining room mostly unpacked. I’ve been ignoring the two upright laundry hampers that hold all the odds and ends we took out of the old house in a panic at the last hour. I should probably unpack those. Oh, and Daniel would probably appreciate me moving the broken down boxes and packing paper in a trash bag out of there. Probably.
  • Bedroom has two boxes left to unpack and a ton of clothing to figure out where to put it. Maybe I’ll just take it all to Goodwill. Oh, and I am storing ALL of our wall art in the bedroom, propped against walls. Again, Daniel would probably appreciate me moving that. Somewhere.
  • Office is 3/4 painted. We just have the IdeaPaint and green accents to add. Currently, it is a little crowded with all the vintage things I’m taking pictures of for my new little Etsy shop. Oh, you didn’t know I had a new little Etsy shop? Why, take a gander by clicking on this link or the one on the top of the lefthand sidebar. Please and thank you. Otherwise, and this will sound like a broken record, Daniel would probably appreciate if I put all those lovely vintagey things back in their storage space.
  • Second bedroom (oh, how I love having a three bedroom home now!) is sort of our storage facility for the time being. It is mostly inhabited by stacks of books on the floor and a large air mattress for guests. One day it will be a clear floor and a real bed. And probably storage for my Etsy stock.
  • Outdoors. We love our new grill! It’s grill out time in the Brame household at least once a week these days, while we stubbornly hold onto the last warm vestiges of Fall in Tennessee. I should probably rake those leaves.

And that about sums it up. Our current organizational progress is mainly of the “figure out where everything goes” category. The GREAT news is that we have only 8-10 boxes, total, that are still unpacked, and most of those are crafting and art supplies that are being stored on a huge industrial rack in the garage. We really only have 4 boxes unpacked in the house itself. So, technically, we’re pretty much moved in.

I have some Craigslisting of our furniture we’re selling to do, and I have some decorating to do, and I have some cleaning schedules to figure out, but for three weeks later, it ain’t too bad to have the house in livable condition. I’m thrilled.

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