My daughter had a bench that she salvaged from a house she rented. She sent it  home for us to complete since she is a very busy gal. My husband painted it and covered the  top. All I had to do was pick the paint and fabric . Love it when it works out that way.
It is now at our booth at Stars in Portland.

Piano Bench Re Do


Our family has had a busy summer. Between making  Berry jam, camping and junkin nobody has been posting.

Hope everyones Summer has been as pleasant as ours. Before we know it Jackie’s little girls will both be in school this year, Christi is busy with her job and some yard projects on her little 1900’s house. And as for me I have enjoyed my little grandaughters hate to see summer end. Lots of gardening and quilt projects done. Life is good !!


Beautiful portrait of my favorite great-uncle Melvin and his amazing wife Dean, aka “Aunt Dean”.

"Melvin and Gladean, 1950" "Melvin and Gladean, 1950" February 2011 8"x 10" matted to 5" x 7" Matboard and Strathmore Bristol (Smooth) 7B Pencil, Ink and Gouache Last month, we attended Cory's grandmother's surprise 83rd birthday party. I thought it would be a lovely idea to make a piece of artwork of her and her husband. I decided to add the flower boarder because Grandma lives on a huge farm and one of her favorite things is to plant flowers every year. It was the perfec … Read More


Here at the Sparrow’s Nest, we start them early. Josi and Jaida hone their skills at scoping out deals at a local estate sale.

We have our booth restocked at Stars and Splendid. Rearranged things an added some new items.

Jackie will be filling in with some more vintage treasures soon.

Christi is busy finishing up some of her necklaces that she  accents with sparkly  vintage jewelry.

We were so  delighted to meet fellow junkers at the Funky Junk Show this last week end.

You can be assured we will be there next Fall. It was such a wonderful experience. Friendly fellow vendors and

fun customers.

The Funky Junk Sisters show was a lot of fun. Lots of wonderful treasures.

Once we return from the Seattle gift show we will be restocking our space at Stars and Splendid  in Portland.

Update: To see more pictures of the sale, visit Vintage Pretty Pearl. She captured beautiful images of the sale.

Cottage Pillows with lots of ruffles and pillow ticking !!!

We will be here Saturday

 We have been gathering some vintage treasures and creating some fun items for the Funky Junk sale.

Welcome to the joint blog of the Sparrow’s Nest 3 – not an urban crime syndicate, just a gang of vintage junking queens who brake for every garage sale, Goodwill and estale sale from Portland to McMinnville. We’re a mother, grammy, sister, and an auntie devoted to everything old and handmade.

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