Mod Christmas Trees from Upcycled Serger Thread Cones

Mod Christmas Trees from Upcycled Serger Thread Cones

If you live in or have traveled to the Carolinas, then you may know that this area has a long history in textiles. The mills still dot the landscape, with one in nearly every town- some are dilapidated, some just empty, some of have been converted into new commercial/residential use, and then there are still a few that operate to this day! So it should come as no surprise that relics of that industrial textile mill history (such as these old serger thread cones) can be found in nearly every antique store (and sometimes thrift shops!) in the region.Read more ›

Sadie Spotlight: Maliasmark

Sadie Spotlight: Maliasmark

As a frequenter of South Carolina’s various arts/crafts and vintage-themed markets, I’ve come to discover artisans and like-minded folks that I genuinely look forward to seeing. And Malia Schopf, the artist, upcycler, and picker-extraordinare behind Maliasmark is no exception.

I’ve always considered Maliasmark to be a project muse- there are always bins of rusty, industrial goodies and architectural salvage…”smalls” like buttons, dolls, photos, and paper ephemera…and larger salvaged wares, like ladders, picture frames, film canisters, and vintage luggage. But she’s an artist, too, and has talent beyond anything I could imagine. She’s a renaissance woman with a love for the past- see why I wanted to spotlight her?

So let’s not delay…Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Greenville, South Carolina (Part 1)

Junkin’ Journey: Greenville, South Carolina (Part 1)

My first post about my adoration of Greenville, SC and South Carolina’s Upstate focused on food- oh the delicious meals we consume here! But in between meals, I do quite a bit of shopping for project bits…from antique shops to thrift stores, we have a pretty good selection of options, which is handy for a crafter/junker like me! Here are some of my FAVORITE shops to hit- maybe some inspiration for you this weekend!Read more ›