Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Vintage Cottage Style Home Tour At Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Vintage Cottage Style Early Fall Home Tour at Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Hello old friends! I just wanted to stop by and invite you over to tour my historic yellow brick home all decorated for early fall. For those of you who love vintage junk and cottage style, there is plenty to see!

 Here are a few photos from the tour:

Follow The Yellow Brick Home Early Fall Home Tour

via Follow The Yellow Brick Home Vintage Cottage Style Early Fall Home Tour

via Follow The Yellow Brick Home Vintage Cottage Style Early Fall Home Tour Fall Living Room

I would love for you to come over and join me at Follow The Yellow Brick Home. Hope to see you there soon!

Happy fall friends!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Recent Vintage Style Home Tours

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by Junkaholics Unanimous. If you have landed on this blog, chances are you are a lover of vintage junk, antiques and flea market style! For the past year I have been blogging at Follow The Yellow Brick Home on a variety of topics related to all things home, but still focusing mainly on vintage style home decor. Recently I participated in a couple of blog hops and home tours I think you might really enjoy. The direct links to each post are below the photos. I hope you will come over and check them out! 

Vintage Tea Party Music Theme Vintage dishes tea cups roses themed tea party

I hope you enjoy the tours!


Sunday, September 3, 2017

I've Moved! Come on over and FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK HOME!

Hello dear readers! In April of 2017 I launched my brand new Follow The Yellow Brick Home! My new blog is full of the same great vintage junk you love but with lots of other topics related to home decor, junkin' finds, collecting, home improvement, holidays, crafts, gardening, and Christian living. I am also a co- host for the weekly blogger link party, Thursday Favorite Things! You can link up all your inspiring blog posts or simply check out all the links every Thursday beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST- Saturday at Midnight, EST.

Blogger Link Party

Thank you for visiting and following Junkaholics Unanimous! Feel free to browse around here at my older posts full about vintage home decor, thrifting, gardening and more. I will be posting updates and interesting things that are going over at Follow The Yellow Brick Home here from time to time as well.

If you are looking for even more inspiring ideas, just head straight over and Follow The Yellow Brick Home!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Knock Knock! Vintage Door Knob Love

Hello friends! While we are busy bees redecorating and renovating our new (1920's) home, I'm going to spend the next few weeks doing some smaller posts highlighting my junk collections in a little more detail. Tonight is all about my vintage door knob obsession and I'll be throwing a few keys and hardware in for good measure. 

This post was unexpectedly inspired by some hashtags I played on Instagram. I put together some pictures of my collections and thought I should share here too.
Ahhh...the thrill of the hunt. And the thrill of the hoard!

What is it about vintage door knobs, keys, locks and antique hardware that fascinates so many of us? The attention to detail and artistry in each piece is just something that isn't found in modern homes.
There is something so insanely romantic and mysterious about each lock, key and door knob. I always imagine what gracious homes they adorned, and the people who lived there.

I've been collecting vintage for over twenty years and door knobs for about 10 years now and I love displaying them throughout my home in my "junky chic" style. 
Collecting door knobs led to key plates, keys and various other pieces of antique and vintage hardware. 

I always have  keys, locks, hinges, knobs and key plates tucked here and there. My neices like to hunt around Auntie Amber's home for these kinds of little treasures.
Key plates are a little harder to come by but when I find them---Joy! Rapture!

What I love best about flea market style is creating a unique look that simply can't be replicated in mass produced store bought decor. This is especially true with holiday decorating. I am always using old door knobs and keys holiday vignettes and year round. 

Crystal knobs work especially well
for icy winter displays.

These shabby pastel and white knobs mimic speckled bird eggs and the soft, muted colors of early spring.

Welcome My Pretties! Antique knobs and skeleton keys are hauntingly beautiful!
These vignettes are what I call, "Pretty" creepy!

Valentine's Day. Old junk holds the key to my heart!

I often craft with my keys and finds. Here are some of my handstitched shabby hearts using all vintage materials and antique skeleton keys.

Here I upcycled a vintage bisque frozen Charlotte with a vintage key "guitar."

Sometimes I just play around with creative ways to display my hardware hoards. You might find a single "specimen" in a vignette, like this lovely green lock.

Or looking fab in pairs or small groupings (Yeah, yeah, yeah)!

Or "displayed" in piles...because you know, everyone needs an old rusty birdcage full of door knobs... 

 Or maybe as eye candy on a tiered server?

Wherever I use them and whenever I find them they are definitely my bliss. What about you? Are you a door knob lover too?