Monday, January 18, 2010


Funky Junk Interiors' 1000 Followers Event

Hey, It's party time over at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.

Donna has such a wonderful blog, and so many great ideas.
And Saturday Night Special, what can I say? Soooo fun!!!
You just have to check it out!!

OK, better introduce myself in case you have not been here before.

I'm Barbara Jean

Wife of 41 years, mother, grandmother, shop owner,
lover of vintage and shabby things, and creator of artful treasures.

This is me with my sweet fella.

Opening my own brick and mortar store in 2008 was a dream come true,
and a gift from the Lord. I love every minute of it. (except inventory time!)
Here are a few little corners of the store.
(click on pics to enlarge)

The Travel Corner.

Love all the creams.

The Shabby Room

I love blogging!!

Great people. Wonderful ideas. Family.
A place I can share what I am learning.

My Store Blog, Treasures from the Heart Gift Shop,
is where I feature my hand-crafted treasures,
and a few favorite finds as well.

I make my own bird nests, and love to put them in unique finds.
(I have a tutorial on my side bar on how to make the nests.)
Here are some of my nest treasures from the store:

a nest on a spoon easel....

box turned into a nest home.

an old light fixture turned upside down.

I love experimenting.
Here are a few things I have had fun with:
Pin cushions...

(Sold, but supplies to make another)

sweet little framed pieces.....

OK, enough about me and my treasures,
and on to what you can choose from when you enter over at Funky Junk.
( wait till the stroke of midnight so Donna will be ready for you=0))

These are the Tuesday giveaway choices:

"Enjoy the Little Things"

a little bird nest is in one corner of this
sweet little picture of two children.
Framed in music, buttons and delicate trims added.
Hand made nest and eggs.
can sit or hang

"Sweet and Simple"

A sweet little bird nest in a vintage shoe.
My first of this style (more to come) and I love it!!
(sorry, my Bible and keys not included)



Something new I am trying.
Framed pictures, favorite scripture, and little treasures.
(this item will sit or hang)
Soon to be in the store!
6 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Can sit or hang.

Now, get on over and tell Donna which number you want if you win!

Blessings and smiles,

barbara jean


Funky Junk Interiors said...

Thanks Barbara Jean, for the sweet giveaway options! Darling as ever. :)

Your new spoon creations? Oh my goodness. You're outa control.. in a VERY good way! LOVE!

FJ Donna

Marianne said...

Since I call myself Songbird I guess it is no surprise I love anything nest! I really adore that first frame with the little children, although I really like all the other nests too.

Charity said...

Oh how you make me smile, day after day. Your creativity is amazing the nest in the baby shoe warms my heart. Your the best, thanks for sharing.

Cha Cha

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I love your beautiful creations.
My favorite is the little baby shoe nest, so sweet.
This is a wonderful giveaway and I'm excited to get my name in the hat.


Dixie said...

I love your blog Barbara Jean! Any of the beautiful creations would be wonderful to win... but I think the "Sweet and Simple" shoe nest would be my choice!

now let me check out more of your beautiful blog!

blessings. Dixie

Proper Prim said...

These are all so beautiful... anything would be a joy to receive... I love your style.

Hugs Deb

Brenda said...

Your creations are beautiful. I signed up to follow so I can come back and look around and check out your how to's. Thanks for being so generous.

she dreams big! said...

I am drooling over your creations! Thanks to Funky Junk for tipping me off to your site! I shall return!

Helen said...

I LOVED seeing the photos of your shop...thanks for sharing.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

All of your creations are so beautiful. So nice to have found you.

Tami said...

Barbara Jean you never fail to surprise me with those adorable nest you make...the little baby shoe is so cute!! Hoping to win this!

Hugs~ Tami

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Barbara Jean all your creations are so wonderful! I love how creative you are with where you place your nests! The nest in the baby shoe is so sweet and I love the one in the spoon!


Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Your creations are gorgeous!
Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway.

Crystal said...

Oh Barbara Jean, these are all so lovely. I think I would pick #1, it reminds me of my children, but would take any of them.
Your shop is very beautiful, I wish I could see it in person. I will definitely be back to check out your Etsy store.
Thanks for your gracious giveaway.
Have a blessed week.

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Barbara Jean,
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog about the RED panda, I am so glad you enjoyed meeting him. Also for the invitation to participate in the Give Away. I do love the little shoe with the eggs, but I think it would too much to expect (if I won) for it to arrive in Australia in one piece...knowing the postal system, so I will have to be content to wait until your "aged shoe" tutorial. You are such a sweetie.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

The Runyans said...

How many days are you doing this? I could make something for you. . .
You do SUCH an amazing job at INTRODUCING these people, lol. just let me know!

Student Entrepreneur said...

I love your blog - so glad I found it!!

Rhondi said...

Your blog is wonderful. I cam here from Funky Junk and I'll be back.