Repurposed Inspiration from Antique Shopping
I can’t believe this is my 400th post! Thought I’d celebrate by sharing a lovely event I went to. Recently, I attended the Socal Social here in Orange County, a local get together for Bloggers. I didn’t know what to expect, as this was the first blog conference I had ever attended. All I have to say is, WOW! Well, OK that’s not exactly ALL I have to say. It was fantastic and far exceeded my expectations. From meeting the most inspiring women to finding repurposed inspiration from antique shopping all day, I had a blast. There were lots of swag, giveaways, and even celebrity writer and television personality, Mark Montano. By the way, you have to check out his new book, The Big Ass Book of Bling! Some of my favorite projects are jewelry made from bobby pins or safety pins. It’s fabulous!
I spent most of the day with Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box and Jen from Something Turquois. I was also able to chat with Barbara from Chase the Star, Tara from A Spectacled Owl, Erica from Gee Whiz Designs, among so many other amazing fellow bloggers. Of course, our hosts were Vivienne from The V Spot and Bev from Flamingo Toes.
The event was held in the historic Orange circle if Orange, California also known as the Orange Circle Antique Mall. Needless to say, I found some fabulous repurposed and upcycled antique finds that I wanted to share with you.
Baskets turned Wall Storage
Utensil Chandelier (Check out the spooky picture at the bottom…ew!)
Umbrella Pendant Lamp
Vintage Suitcase Vanity
Chair Swing Flower Pot
Mason Jar Glasses (love these!!)
OK, these bottles aren’t necessarily repurposed, but I thought they were pretty!
Last but definitely not least… MY FAVORITE… Bird Cage Chandelier
I can tell you how great it was to meet like-minded ambitious women that knew EXACTLY what I do day in and day out. Thank you ladies! I had the time of my life… until next year!
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