"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams."
Welcome to the 2nd Time Travel Thursday linky party at The Brambleberry Cottage!
Are you ready to share your fondest memories, grandest dreams,
and most creative projects? Great!
As you've probably noticed by now, the Yankee and I have quite a
storehouse of salvage odds and ends.
Some would call us packrats—
I prefer salvage connoisseurs.
Hey, why not?! ; )
We're always on the lookout for things that interest us,
even when we haven't a clue what we'll end up doing with the objects we find.
Case in point...
these cogs, farm implement parts, and an old glass insulator that caught the Yankee's eye
during a visit to our favorite salvage yard.
The pieces required a thorough cleaning, and the fabulous rusty patina
was sealed in with one of our favorite products—Deft. A few of the pieces also
had to be tack welded together to prevent shifting.
The Yankee knew exactly what he wanted to make with all those vintage thingies.
But, there were a few new thingies he needed from
the hardware store to complete his vision.
Though we always make sure parts like these are new, we attempt to use as many
vintage components for our creations as possible.
I even surrendered one of my oldest lamp harps and a
finial for the Yankee's project.
But one more thing was needed to complete this work of art.
Know what this is? Nope!
It's not just a vintage brass bucket.
Why, it's a lampshade, of course!
How's that for some savvy salvage reuse?
Now I think we're all geared up to show off the Yankee's masterpiece @