Saturday, August 27, 2011

What's New

Things are moving right along here at Smashing Rubbish World Headquarters! 

A few new things have arrived and are for sale.
a set of three vintage wall sconces came in.  two are identical, the third is ever so slightly different.  all three can be wall hung.  could also be hard wired but currently do have plug in cords attached.  each have room for more crystals or baubles as well.
$19 each or all 3 for $55.

this excellent paper label is on a great old wood crate box.
great for storage, display, or small side table.

this amazing bridge lamp is in great condition and comes with the vintage bird print shade.  I love this piece.  a lot.  so tempted to take it home but will give y'all a chance to grab it first!  fully functional, practical and useful!

last but not least, this super sweet silk Nanette Lapore shirt.  so cute with embroidered flowers.  size 6 for you petite dolls!
and a steal at $24.
come and get it while its here,
off to hang more crystals in the tree,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


i promised you guys, ages ago, that i would keep you apprised of the developments with redoing the Fireball.  thanks for being patient!

our Fireball is vintage 1961

the inside has been repainted but the outside has not.  yet.

inside i went with a blue for the main color.  there is black trim.  and both contrast nicely with the period yellow and peachy orange tiles and formica and oven.

the black on the door to our "loo," (really a closet with a portable toilet stashed inside), is not black trim paint but chalkboard paint.  we like it.

i used all vintage fabric, and mostly matching, for the cushion covers and curtains.  the formica has some gold sparkle to it and so does the material.  i couldn't believe i scored such a huge amount of barkcloth fabric for $20 at an estate sale.

one of my all time favorite things to do when camping in the Fireball is to make scones in the oven.  nothing beats made from scratch scones with homemade berry jam in the middle of the woods when you are "roughin it".

this metal sign is covering this damage:

 we used rivets and a whole lot of silicone sealer to fix the gouge.

i had many old hose bib handles so i decided to use them as door knobs in the trailer.  i like how it turned out.  the loo door got an extra door plate behind the knob.  i love the texture and patina they provide.

so its not completely finished.  i still want to paint the outside.  thinking of doing some Smashing Rubbish advertising on the back of the Fireball.
  and we have had another little mishap that has left a big dent in the front corner opposite the pickpocket sign.  hoping to have that taken care of soon and get to the outside painting. 
i wont be surprised if the outside paint gets put off until early spring though.  we are so busy that we most likely wont be camping again this season anyhow. 
i did seal the top with snow seal so it should stay relatively dry this winter.  i will have it mostly undercover anyhow.  just to be safe.
check out this one.  just like mine, same tile even, but different colors.  nice idea for the outside paint....

wishin there was time left to take a quick little surfing trip to the coast.  but alas, there is not time.  boo.

back to work for me :)

stringing crystals on ribbon,


Saturday, August 20, 2011

What's New?

lots to see at Smashing Rubbish!

new items coming in every day!

come check it out!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

June 11, 2011

(photo taken by Suze)

It is true.
Breathe Owl Breathe DID play a concert in my backyard on our outdoor stage AND they stayed the night AND they played for us in the morning AND it was the best ever!

we got to have Breathe Owl Breathe play in our backyard because we supported a kickstarter project they are doing to make a children's book and record.

here we are with Micah, Andréa and Trevor

before b.o.b. got here, we prepared.

we fancied up our vintage Fireball so they'd have a place to sleep.
(although jasper requested Trevor sleep in his room on the bunk bed and Trevor obliged, even while jasper slept in our bed with us!)
jasper made sure the honey bucket was ready.
we got the lawn and gardens ready.

we had a stage built at the edge of the woods

we put up the zipline
(and it was a BIG hit, for kids and adults alike!)
(photo by Kirsten)

and then we had a party!
and boy oh boy, what a party it was! 
SO. FUN. !!!

trevor eating pre-show donuts

Chad in one of the capes we were given, sewn by Micah's mom, with an image of the mole that Micah created for the book project.

Jasper in same cape.

Jasper and his friends playing their fiddles post concert with Andréa as back up!

morning after

pure bliss!

after all that fun we were sad to see our friends leave but we knew we would see them all again at Pickathon so we were happy about that.  We had such a fantastic time having our friends experience this party with us and listening to Breathe Owl Breathe on the back yard woods stage.  Thank you friends!  Thanks for celebrating with us and making memories!  We had a hoot and a blast and a magical weekend! 

until next time,