Saturday, April 30, 2011


The Burrow.......
I love folk/tramp art!
I especially love this piece because it was made by my late 
father-in-law, Rudy Hajek.
It was this piece of tin can art that got me interested in
searching out other pieces.

Can you imagine making all those cuts.....out of cans?
And.......he made several of these.

This piece I found at an estate sale, it is an old flue cover.
A bit rusty but not without a certain charm.
I like the different colored metals together.

I started hanging old chippy mirrors and frames in here,
the powder room,

Along with other pieces of chipped up "treasure"

We realized it reminded us of the Weasleys house, because nothing will stay put,
 ( it's next to stairs) and we are forever tilting and straightening.

It is a very small room and  the wallpaper and floor to ceiling frames and mirrors
(all tilting and a bit wonky) makes it seem very tall and  well, CROOKED  and WONKY!
So now we call it "The Burrow".
 We are still on the lookout for other pieces of tin can folk art to fill in some of the other empty frames. 

How do you decorate your home? Do you care what others think?
Or do you just have fun and do what makes you happy? 


  1. I have never seen a piece of tin can art. Now that i do, I might see some now. That is so neat. Especially neat that your dad made it. I find that most people i come in contact with, "don't get it". They don't share my love of "Made by hand" folk art. Both bill ( my other half) and I don't care what people think. I'm becoming really interested in "steam punk" Have you heard of it?

  2. I remember when you found one of those pieces of tin can art. Have to admit, that at the time, I didn't get it. However, I love what you have done with them in the powder room. I also love the making something beautiful and lasting out of "garbage".

  3. I LOVE your Tin Can Tramp Art, those type of Creative OOAK pieces really appeal to me too... your late Father-In-Law was a Gifted Artist and how nice that you have some of his fabulous Creations to pass down in your Family!

    I don't care what people think or if they 'get it'... though it is refreshing to connect via the Land Of Blog with a host of Kindred Spirits that share similar Loves and aesthetics... and I would Hope each person feathers their nest in a way that appeals to themselves and their Families above appealing to other folks who don't even live there!?! Live with what YOU Love and wear what YOU Love has always been my Mantra.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful collection... I Love the way you've showcased each in freehand within lovely vintage frames. Dawn... The Bohemian

  4. Thanks for stopping by my Post with your sweet words. No, I haven't bought the Tiara, love it, but the G-Son is mortified that I might just want to WEAR it around town! *winks* That's actually why I staged that particular photo op... just for him... humnnnn, could this be leverage for good behavior on his part??? If you start acting the fool at School again and I get ANOTHER call, that's it, I'm showing up wearing the Tiara!? *winks*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  5. I love that you cherish Dad's art and that it hangs in the Burrow! The wood trim in there always reminds of him so it seems especially appropriate to me that his creation resides there. He was such a gatherer and he saw value and promise in things that other people could not see. You are very much like him in that regard.

  6. C. Conz in the first comment is one of my dearest friends, we are truly soul sisters, you would love her as well and freak out in her house, her and her partner Bill are collectors and have the best stuff. They live in a lil' yellow farm house surrounded by flowers, her gardens are extraordinary, she's an artist/ecologist living green as well.

    I know what you mean about a crooked house, Mine is a shack I bought to put a shop in and because it had 6 acres 2 miles out of the city, but I have a new 4-lane on my backside and the old 2-lane on the front, but the 4-lane and all of it's truck traffic rattle the b-Jesus outta my house. My front porch pillars have moved 4 inches since moving in, the stair well has move an inch, the crack in the cement floor of my lil' country back porch has opened to nearly an inch...I once had an iron rail that was attached to concrete steps, then to my porch wall, it was starting to pull the wainscot wall apart, so I had to house is being rattled apart by trains, planes and automobiles, I also live in between a rail switching station and a small airport(2 miles away), so I am literally trying to hold it all together...ha!

    I love your wallpaper, it looks vintage and the collection is right up my alley, Cathie collects hair weaves and me, creepy baby dolls, to which she brought me body parts the other day...ahhhh, a day in the's supposed to be in the 80's next week, hope so, I'm so sick of my wool sweaters, as you are of the rains...take care friend, stay afloat!


  7. Beautifully displayed! To think that they are made out of garbage...hope to see you at our Vintage Market on May 13 & 14 in Puyallup, WA.

    Bringin' fabulous, fresh vintage to you one city at a time!

    Linda & Dixie
    The Funky Junk Sisters

  8. I just found your blog via Syd's. I often wonder what your latest creations are and what changes the house has gone through. I saw some Indian prints not too long ago and remembered the powder room. Love what you've done with it! Glad to see you are still creating, would have been suprised if you weren't :) Love you, Karie

  9. Hello! An so enjoyed viewing your blog. You have all the things I love. I recently was asked by a friend to clean out his parents attic and I could have everything in it. OOOh a mother load. It took 2 months to complete and found things dating back to 1887. Still going thru a lot of it. Wish I could get this lucky every few months. My children love the idea of memory jugs, so each has started their own. Thank you for sharing