Thursday, January 13, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday# 20: Got some "Junk" in my Trunk

OK, I guess it's not junk
but I just had to say it!

I found this exquisite doll trunk a few years ago and used it for my jewelry display, but the trunk itself was, well... brownish-burgundy, and I felt that the wonderful damask mauve silk interior deserved something more feminine. I unearthed it from my garage last week and gave it about 4 coats of paint. The burgundy "bled" through, so now it's the palest shade of pink...just perfect!

I've been working on some Valentine things for my booth at Spring Creek, and bringing some of it into the decor this week. This little Paper Doll and hat box I found at Inspirational Home last year. I think we sort of look alike; she being muuuuch younger and maybe even more of a munchkin than me.(?)

I've been inspired by vintage ladies' pocketwatches and wristwatches,
so I decided to do my own take on them.
These are new battery operated watch faces
combined with charms and blinged keys.

I have a few Eiffel Tower charms added in,
and of course there are medals and crucifixes,
hearts, and keys.

even a birdie or two for Spring!

Come by and see what's there for Valentine's Day.
You can email me for a special made-for-you piece.


Here are a few fun entries from last week

Yo-Yo Inspired Tablescape

DIY Santo Tutorial

RH Photo Lookalikes

Amazing Vintage Inspired Wedding

Hope you can join in,
please link up within your post
and grab the button for your sidebar
then visit a few people for fun!

And here's a button for the
Valentine's Day Party
February 11, 2011
Anything vintage or vintage inspired.

Today I'm joining in with French Country Cottage

Hope you're having a good week.
Our subdivision streets have not been treated
and they are still slick.
oh well, I've had time to get a few things done.

love you all,


  1. You are just so creative. Love the jewelry and the trunk you have them in is so pretty! Love the damask. It really shows off your great jewelry:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  2. ...oh Debra!
    lovein' that "junk in your trunk"!!!
    I feel better knowing that someone else shares her junk too ~ lol!!

    Happy VIF!!
    xo, Rosemary

  3. Debra~love the junk in your trunk. Just stopped by your etsy ~ yep I did ;-)

  4. Love your sweet trunk! Makes a great jewelry box.

  5. Hi Debra - That trunk is perfect for your collection of jewelry. I really am loving the necklace with the eiffel's perfect for moi. I better look in your etsy shop now and check it out. Happy "almost" weekend!

  6. Hi Debra, I just love your gorgeous necklaces... and what a great display, your trunk is perfect to show off that beautiful jewelry!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  7. Love the trunk, dreamy goodness!

  8. Hi Debra! That's the prettiest little trunk for your munchkin to live in! It really shows off your charming jewelry! Love the Paris charms and watches...

  9. Hi Debra!
    I wouldn't mind having some junk in my trunk that looks like yours. I love the vintage doll case and how you are using it for your jewelry and your "mini me!"

    Your jewelry designs are wonderful!


  10. Loving all the junk in your trunk! All the baubles and trinket are marvelous! The trunk is great, too!!! Thanks for hosting!

  11. Hi Debra, I just enjoyed seing all that BLING! And I like the way you have used the vintage trunk for displaying them. Thank You for hosting today......Julian

  12. your pocket watch necklaces are stunning debra! I especially love the one with the eiffel tower charm and the one with ste. theresa. she's my favorite...

  13. Debra, You really do have great junk in your trunk! Love it. Thanks for hostessing another great party!

  14. Love how you are using that trunk to display your jewelry!! The pale pink damask is divine!

  15. That trunk is a perfect color, I cannot even imagine it in a burgundy color! Your jewelry is stunning, just beautiful!

  16. Perfect for display! Love that little trunk. Your necklaces are wonderful and I love mine... Have a great weekend

  17. Love the trunk idea. I have seen some out there, but most are barbie doll size, or in pretty bad shape.
    Hope to have something ready to contribute to the party next week. Your necklaces are very pretty.
    Have a great weekend.

  18. Hi Debra, oooh I love your "junk trunk"!... so full of pretty things!... thanks for hosting the party, I was able to join in today!... I also sent you an email, as I want to special order another one of those gorgeous vintage key pendants!... xoxo Julie Marie

  19. Love the title of this post! LOL Oh, that doll chest is so pretty and the jewelry is just beautiful!!

  20. I want what's in
    YOUR trunk, Debra!
    Beautiful!! I have
    a weakness for the
    little picture necklaces..
    and birds. Going to
    visit some of these
    wonderful links. Hoping
    to link up, again,
    in 2011!
    Happy Friday,
    xx Suzanne

  21. What a fantastic trunk for a display. Your jewelery looks divine! Thank you for inspiring and brightening my day! Hope you're having a blessed and wonderful day! -Nancy

  22. Hi Debra, Your trunk makes the cutest display ever, this is just darling!! Your jewelry is always beautiful, I love the old watches, my grandmother ALWAYS wore a watch and it makes me think of her:-)
    Thanks again for being our hostess:-)

  23. I'll take that junk in my trunk any day ~ Your jewelry "pops" out against the damask. Thank you for being such a creative inspirational hostess.

  24. Thank you for featuring my Santo. I'm honored. Love your blog!

  25. That trunk is to die-for... and the interior color of it is divine!!!!!!!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  26. Debra the pendants are just lovely. You're so creative. The little bird with the crown is too cute. The trunk is beautiful too. I have a trunk in my office, we use it as a coffee table. Your's is much more soft and feminine. Thank you for the link party , and hosting as always xoxo tami

  27. Love your little vintage trunk. And everything in it. Hope to get back to blogging so that I can join in all of the fun. I always miss everyone so when I'm away from the computer.

  28. Love the doll trunk and what you did with it girl..I have about 3 old coffee cans full of od keys in my barn...Hugs and smiles Gloria

  29. Hi there~ That trunk is just so charming! All by itself it is darling- but with your vintage jewelry it is just so beautiful Debra!! I love it! The damask is just gorgeous as well and adds such a great vintage touch! Thanks so much for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday and thank you for hosting- I'm all linked up!! Have a great weekend!! :)

  30. Debra, how beautifull a display, I love the doll trunk, with all your wonderfull jewlery inside- as a matter of fact, I can see you showed one similar to the one I just ordered from you, dear- I can`t wait to see it, and wear it :)
    The fairy,and little box, are beautifull both and she looks divine on top of it.
    I wish you a very happy week-end my dear Debra.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  31. I found the perfect Valentine's Day Gift (for me)! Now...where do I leave the hints...

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  32. Debra, great trunk! The color...everything about it and the way you displayed your jewels on it!
    Diane :-)

  33. I love what you did with the vintage trunk, Debra. I just passed up on a doll trunk the other day ... never thought to paint it! Bummer! Now I know! Great post and love your blog.
    ~ Lynn @ Cottage and Creek

  34. OH, I gasped when your doll trunk appeared on my screen. It is so me, shabby with history and you made so beautiful with your jewelry and paint.

    What a wonderful display that simply grabs your heart and pulls you in.

  35. Your trunk is gorgeous - but I'm TOTALLY drooling over the watches!!! Those are FANTASTIC! Wait... all of the necklaces are...

    I'm going to drool over your shop now! LOL

    ;-D Happy Friday - and Thank You!

  36. What a wonderful case and your jewelry looks amazing in it!

  37. The little dolls trunk is perfect for jewelry display! Such wonderful goodies in your shop too! I hope you have a great weekend!

  38. OMG
    I love your Junk in your Trunk LOL really

    love the Trunk also I want everyone of those necklaces

  39. What a beautiful doll trunk. You 'jazzed' it up so well with all your pretty trinkets. Love the pale pink color, too.
    - Susan

  40. I love when happy "accidents" like that happen! Your trunk looks great in that perfect shade of pink, Debra! And, that's definitely not junk in your trunk... lol! Your jewelry is just gorgeous, girl! Love that simple little bird in a nest necklace... sweet. :)
    Thanks so much for your encouraging words about my feature in RH, my friend!
    love you,
    Jo :)

  41. I love all of your lovely junky jewels! And your trunk is just divine! Blessings ~ Heidi

  42. That trunk is so lovely! It makes such a beautiful display for all of your pretty necklaces! Thank you for hosting...I always enjoy participating in VIF! So many great blog friends here!

  43. Hi Debra ~ Love, Love, Love that Sweet vintage trunk, Love how the little knobs add height & Oh Course Your Creative Treasures are the Perfect Display.... Have a Wonderful Weekend

  44. Hi Debra! I love, love, love that junk in your trunk and I am happy to join in the fun today!!

    Susan and Bentley

  45. Love your blog, I am your newest follower.

  46. Hi Debra,
    That trunk is just fabulous!! I wouldn't mind having some of my junk in that trunk! :)
    Your necklaces are just beautiful and look great hanging in the trunk. It's just perfect!
    I hope you have a great weekend.

  47. Hi Debra
    I am new to your blog and I am so grateful to have found it
    Simply Beautiful
    Blessings from a new friend

  48. How could that have been more perfect!! :-) The burgandy bled through and made the white soft pink?? TaDa! Wonderful. Love that's just lovely...and the jewelry? 2Die4...

    Warm blessings,

  49. I really like that you painted your vintage trunk white and now has a hint of pink! Your jewelry looks SO nice displayed that way, too! Thanks for hosting Vintage Inspiration Friday!

  50. I simply love that doll truck-it's fabulous!

  51. Love the "junk in your trunk"...wish it was in mine :)
    Thanks for hosting...have a great weekend! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  52. What a clever use of the doll trunk! And I love the vintage-inspired watch trinket necklaces. Hoping to find something old (besides me) to post about soon so I can join VIF (: Blessings.

  53. Such beautiful tattered elegance! I LOVE it. Thanks for hosting another beautiful and inspiration weekly party.

  54. Such pretty junk (NOT)...what a great use for your trunk...just perfect! THANKS for the shout-out too...
    Have a great weekend!

  55. Debra - your necklaces are just wonderful! Love the feminine vintage look, girl! You'll be selling alot of those!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  56. Debra,
    Now if you don't want any of this junk...I would be happy to take it off your hands:) Hope you have an awesome weekend!


  57. Debra,

    Your jewelry display is exquisite. I adore the vintage doll trunk and the clever way you are using it to store and show case your wonderful creations. I so enjoy coming to your blog -- always so many beautiful things and words to take in.

    Your Friend,

  58. Oh Debra, that's one wonderful trunk, you are so clever and I love the way you have your treasures displayed! So happy I dropped by!


  59. Oooooo what a treat that was! Peeking through all your goodies! I am snoopy like that & this is just the kind of visit I love :) Looke fab Debra!!!


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