Wednesday, October 26, 2011


i'm off to Nashville friends

music, food, shopping and an anniversary

it's gonna be one wild ride!

wish me luck in my treasure hunting!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Sew What

reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, upcycled
fur and leather clutch

reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, upcycled
70's airliner-blue mini skirt made into a nice big
tote-bag with vintage sailboat fabric lining

reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, upcycled
step stool recovered in vintage canvas and leather
from an old army duffel bag

reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, upcycled
step stool recovered in vintage
linen with a gardening print

reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, upcycled
and a new "painting" bag
made from this painting:

all this and more will be up for grabs on
Nov.4 at our Shop-n-Sip event, 7-9pm.

along with all the new reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, and upcycled loot, there will be all the treasure i can haul back from Nashville!

so come check it out and have a fun with us!

sawing wood for shop signs,

Monday, October 17, 2011


working on some new items for an event i am hosting at Smashing Rubbish on

Friday November 4th


swing by after hours to see what's new from my trip to Nashville.  i will have just returned and hope to bring back some treasures with me.  also i am working hard on some new handmade items.  i have a few pillows, some bags, some jewelry.

and i am serving autumnal sangria and hors d'oeuvres

i figured you'd like that!

join us if you can or swing by soon to support your local independent brick and mortar retailer!

ciao bellas,

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Shop

lots of Halloween goodness happening down at Smashing Rubbish!

we have a lot of costume pieces that are up for grabs!

we have a Mexican folk art bat!

we have haunted houses, vintage lithos, vintage halloween toys, vintage masks, black and orange striped candles, witch, cat and devil collections. 
come one, come all.
step right up.
and buy your halloween goods today!

stay tuned for an announcement about our first open house,
 Friday Nov. 4, 7-9pm
I will be just back from shopping in Nashville and am stock piling newly sewn pillows, bags, treasures and trinkets for you to peruse! 
don't miss it!
plan to be here!
there will be a lot of new merchandise!

sewing, sewing, sewing,

Friday, October 7, 2011

Random Goodness

this is a frame of capped honey from one of my hives!
i have 7 of these babies!
now for extraction.  anyone local got any equipment?!

i think This is Hilarious!!!
via susannah

Pear & Almond Chocolate Cake with Cider Glaze
found at Honey & Jam

loving my new Suitcase Series, Upper Case publication, on local awesome crafter, Dottie Angel 
check it out!

so curious about this

trying to remember to love myself.
its imperative!

and last, but certainly not least,
good good stuff friends.
real good stuff.

off to hear some live music in Seattle with my man and friends.
real good stuff.
have a great weekend,
jennette at smashing rubbish world headquarters

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


oh yes.
this is a cassette tape recorder.
unused in the original box.
with microphone and cassette tape included.
toy car, booze and cigarettes not included.
hilarious and curious graphics required purchasing this box at an estate sale recently. 
I knew the boys would think it was hilarious too.
Gus won't let me sell it right now.
i wonder what he will use it for?

hanging an x-ray light box to convert to a "watch your step" sign,

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Crazy Quilt

these photos will not do justice to this AMAZING quilt i just got!
you must see this in person.
you will drool.
it is for sale.
i knew you'd like that!
hand tatted lace surrounds the entire quilt

this quilt has a ton of animals and creatures on it
check it out

this is the back! 
i just LOVE it!

hope you are having a great weekend,