Thursday, September 22, 2016

COCA COLA Themed Patio Furniture

Take some rusty metal garage sale finds and turn them into those special one of a kind items.

This resurrection took some rusty metal carts from junk to show pieces.  See the article on our Coca Cola Stenciling project.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Glass Ball & Flower Pot Light

This was a "Re-purposing" project that transformed the ordinary into something unique and different.

We took two garage sale finds and combined them.

The combination was a hand blown glass ball and a high square blue glazed flower pot.

Using a landscape light pigtail light socket we buy in bulk off eBay, these objects became a very unusual landscape yard light.

A PVC pedestal holds the glass ball and also has the light socket and bulb centered inside the ball.  The landscape wiring goes down through the PVC and out the pots bottom drain hole.  That wiring runs back to the landscape lighting transformer/timer.

The pot was filled around the PVC pedestal with pea gravel to secure everything.  The pedestal length was cut to purposely give the appearance the ball is floating just above the pot edges.

This project with combined material was completed for under $25.

This project could be adapted to run off solar.

Monday, July 4, 2016


Garage Sales, Estate Sales, Second Hand Shops, as well as Antique Shops often hold that diamond in the rough.

This metal patio set was a rust heap when found.  No table top either.  With some loving labor and a few quarts of paint the rusty metal was transformed.  No quick project.  3 coats of brushed on paint.  10 hours of labor went into this transformation.

Over a period of months we kept searching Craigslist and Garage Sales for an appropriate sized round piece of tempered glass.  We finally scored and the project was complete.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Christmas in July 2016

July 2016
At the Charleston Antique Mall - Las Vegas, Nevada

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560 S. Decatur Blvd

Las Vegas, Nevada   89107
702 228-4783 
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Vintage Cast Iron Artichoke-Spinach Dip

Image ©Rick Beach

Some of us suffer from “Cast Iron Sickness”.  We collect and buy vintage cast iron cookware.  I suffer from it myself.  When you find you keep buying and can’t stand to sell a piece you have caught the fever.

I not only buy, collect, and restore.  I also love putting my vintage cast iron to use.

On a recent camping trip to Glacier National Park I did just that.  What a treat to slow the pace down and take the time to do some cooking over a fire or hot coals.  Fresh homemade Dutch Oven biscuits, slathered with melting butter, and the best local jams you can find.

On one occasion I made an appetizer for a group of 6 of us.  One of my favorites is Dutch Oven Rolls, and an Artichoke-Spinach dip.  I am not real keen on either of these ingredients.  But when combined and other items added this becomes one of those additive foods. 

Follow this link find links to both the Rolls as well as the Dip Recipes.  Impressive, Easy, and Oh so good!

Stalking a wild "Red Jammer"

Image ©Rick Beach

Not all that is vintage, is found sitting idly on the shelf in an antique shop.  Occasionally you see something in the wild that is a thing of beauty.  Especially when it still functions, and in some cases perhaps better than when it was new.

On my recent visit to Glacier National Park, I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of the rare “Red Jammer”.  Why is it called a “Red Jammer”?

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day 2016 SALE

If you are in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend be sure to stop by the Charleston Antique Mall, and save 15% regularly marked prices.  Lots of items moved into the store for this sale.  Unique, one of a kind, items.  Don't miss out!  Vendors working the floor to assist you.

560 S. Decatur Blvd