Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Although I appreciate the asthetic of mid-century looks it has never been a style I personally wanted in my home. We do sometimes have a few pieces in the shop that we just can't pass up at estate sales and flea markets. This Vintage leather and teakwood West Nova scandanavian chair is a case in point.Ok, Ok, The look is sorta growing on me,probably not ever for my home, but I think it's a great look for a man cave or a younger couple just starting out.
I know I showed you a shot of this cement mixer yesterday. This is a look that I totally love. I really almost kept it. I was going to put a weathered piece of round wood on top and use the cement mixer as a sort of pedestal for our t.v. If it doesn't sell pretty soon, I many just have to do that.

This is some lighting that Ron put together. These all sold right away. He is working on more, hope to show you those in a day or so.

More snapshots of the store coming soon!!

Monday, February 11, 2013


It's always the right hue of old. The black lettering against the aged patina of vintage paper ephemera has always intriqued me. When I lived in Fredericksburg, Texas back in the mid 1990's I papered my bedroom walls with antique newspapers and sheet music. .
In that same home I fashioned scalloped shelf paper from chinese newsprint and decopaged my dining room chairs with old hymnals.
The walls of the kitchen in our current home is plastered with pages from vintage dictionaries, old books, and antique sheet music. I used aged and yellowed book pages as a backdrop for my jewelry assemblages
In the shop pages from a 1930's dictionary are displayed on a collection of clipboards and bits of antique emphemera are strewn atop a vanity sharing the space with starfish and a crusifix on a blackened silver tray.
Yesterday I was gifted this box of vintage newspaper by my dear friend Robin Brown
As usual the patina is that perfect yellowish aged paper color. The images and stories are fascinating.
And the wheels in my head are spinning faster than a printing press with ideas on how to use this wonderful gift. Stay tuned, hopefully I can show you finished projects soon!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fifteen pieces of Binky la Faye Original Jewelry just added

I found some really wonderful little antique trinkets at the Llano City Wide Garage Sale a few weeks back and I was inspired to use them in my jewelry.
Vintage Rhinestone bracelets, a porcelain doll hand and an antique tintype are the main elements in this creation.

A wonderful little flat bottle, a vintage ladies knife and a monogramed watch fob dangle and jingle from an ornate knife blade.

an assortment of vintage trinkets including a little compass, a belt buckle, an anchor and a dime safe hang from the ornate handle of a victorian utensil.

This may be my favorite. An antique tintype forms part of the chain that holds a Texas centinial pencil, a leather case with a tiny sharpening stone, a pearl handled manicure piece among other treasures.

Fifteen new pieces of Binky la Faye Original pieces have just been added. Prices range from $10 to $85.00. For more information please call the store at 325-247-2500 or email me at ronbinky@verizon.net.