Just LOVE!

The entire shop is a work of art in itself.  Such care has gone in to every detail.
For more great finds please be sure to head to monkivintage.etsy.com

 Below you will find a treasury curated in much the same style.  So fresh and colorful.
This is a beautiful example of what a treasury curation should be.
Carefully chosen items, color, form and shape taken into consideration!

 Be sure to check out LuccaBales treasury and shop! 

These are 2 of my favorite Curators!
Both Shops are members of the Vintage Etsy Society Street Team (VestiesTeam) and we are proud to have them!

'CAUTION: OPEN FLAME!' by LuccaBales

A little fun with some industrial finds.

Vintage Electric Fan Yellow ...

Yellow Vintage Galvanized Fu...

Make a Point - 5x7 Print Vin...

Yellow Industrial Pulley

Orange Flower. Handcrafted, ...


pair vintage cabinet pulls /...

SALE Vintage Industrial Meta...

Antique Gamewell FIre Alarm ...

water pump, vintage, red, in...

Vintage Metal Grain Scoop in...

Vintage STOP Sign

Vintage Torcan Industrial Fa...

blue metal storage box with ...

vintage Pexto blue tin snips...

Blue Kerosene vintage Lanter...


Plein Air Festival Door County 2012

Malibu Moos from a photo I took while in Door County 2 weeks ago, in preparation for the Plein Air Fest.

Prepped and ready for the fest.  Vacation days taken... things went a different direction, I painted at home instead
First time I have missed the festival in 4 years.  ...oh well, there is always next year!

Chase the Moon Midnight Bike Ride 2012

 The "Chase the Moon Midnight Bike Ride" went past our front door tonight.  I could not help but stay up to see the hundreds of riders go by, lighting up the night!  It was so wonderful to see all of the participants.  One had a stereo strapped to his back, playing tunes along the way.  They will ride the ride through the lab, and then return at their own pace for a breakfast at the Commons.  I only wish I had read about it sooner.  I would have participated, on my little vintage Sears bike, with a woven basket.
 "This will be the LAST Chase the Moon Midnight Bike Ride, so don't miss it! says the website.
(Due to changing regulations we will no longer be able to  access Fermilab for the ride after this year)."States the Conservation foundations website.
 Taking place July 29th at 12:01 Am
 " Nocturnal riders will start at the Warrenville Commons Shopping Center in Warrenville and have the opportunity to travel the typically limited-access roads at Fermilab under a star-filled sky, and enjoy a healthy breakfast at the end of the ride. Dedicated bicycle enthusiasts will be able to ride a 20 mile route, while more recreational participants can shorten the route to as little as two miles if desired. Chase the Moon is presented by and all proceeds benefit The Conservation Foundation. " 

"The Warrenville Commons is located on the NE corner of Route 59 & Batavia Roads in Warrenville. The Conservation Foundation is a nonprofit land and watershed protection organization that was established in 1972 by business and community leaders and is dedicated to preserving open space and natural lands, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of the environment in northeast Illinois. Working closely with citizens, elected officials, developers, land use planners, park districts and forest preserves, The Conservation Foundation and its more than 5,000 members and donors have contributed to the protection of more than 30,000 acres of open space in northeastern Illinois."

If you wish to contribute or read more about the Conservation foundation  Click here .
This wonderful event was enjoyed by all!


'You're the Object of my Affection.' by opendoorstudio

1946 Pueblo Indian Stories b...

Old Weathered Barn Totem

Dansk Kobenstyle Red Enamel ...

Vintage faux leather school ...

Vintage 1949 Saw Word Flash ...

Red Flasher Real Conservatio...

Nature photograph - fine art...

Rightside Down BIKE Flipping...

recycled skateboard bench - ...

Tattooed Lady doll with Skel...

Vintage Wall Clock - Red Gen...

9 tiny pastels portraits

The Ten Classic Works of Fic...

Antique Apothecary Bottle Co...

Natural Wood Apple Crate

White, orange, black armwarm...

Some of my favorite shops and all of my favorite items! Loving Rustic and RED right now!
please be sure to click on the items above to take you to the shops listed!

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Celebrating the Blackberry harvest.  I decided to take some photos with my new camera. I was experimenting with the focal length a bit.  Which is YOUR favorite?