Welcome to Trashy Tuesday! My friend Nia Sayers from Summerland Style up in Bellingham, Washington is visiting this week to teach an upholstery class at Paris Flea Market this Wednesday night. There are still a few spots available! Click WORKSHOPS to reserve your spot. Nia is teaching how to make this gorgeous Diamond Tufted Headboard. She has a secret method for getting Diamond tufting perfect every time.
Now back to junk. A visit to see me isn’t complete without a trip to my favorite Urban Ore. Warehouse and temple to junk. And I mean JUNQUE! There is anything and everything to be found here. Clothing, Antiques, to old cameras and parts, furniture, furniture parts, filing cabinets, parts of old kitchens, about 1,000 doors of every kind.
Tools and parts of tools, big messes….
Um, whoops! (Evil Mad Scientist)
Outside is another warehouse sized lot of bathtubs, toilets, miles of windows, more doors and any and all type of building material and general junk you could find. (Plus, there were a few dumpsters I had to peek into).
You know the saying no stone left unturned? We left no piece of junk unturned. We even found the flying pig!
The furniture selection is hit or miss, but I was so taken with how over the top awful this dresser was I just had to take a picture. It had a companion Armoire, but I couldn’t get a picture of it. It was like part Asian Influence, part Italian Renaissance, part Baroque and majorly just confused. Whoa. It made me wonder who had it in their home in the first place! There was actually a crowd of gawkers gathering around it.
Nia found this awesome print that said “Nia”! But then we realized she was holding it upside down. It actually says “Vin”. We got it anyway. Who says you can’t hang your artwork upside down?
And just to let you know, I did find one sad box of “FREE” stuff. There was not much in it, but a few odds and ends that of course I had to take.
Next week you will probably find me in a dumpster again. Until then, have a totally Trashy week.