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Sharing a Talented Friend...

One part of blogging I really enjoy is the way we share other blogs we enjoy and talented artisans!  My friend Brenda Weber of Autumn Place Arts is an talented artist and antique dealer.  I've had the pleasure of being a dealer with her at Haupt Antiek Market and Junk Bonanza.  She makes wonderful jewelry from recycled objects and is also well known for her typewriter jewelry~ which was featured in a Country Living Magazine article about Haupt 

look at these fun pendants...

She also makes wonderful pieces with recycled items that she collects...


This one was in a Country Living feature on Silhouettes

She loves to do custom "Junk Drawer Heirlooms" where she creates special pieces made from a customer's sentimental pieces~ rings, watches, etc...She has created many wonderful custom keepsakes!

She also is working with Bachman's (you may remember my series on their  Ideas House  ) creating wonderful silverware plant stakes for their new vintage home line...these are herb stakes, but she makes them with many different words and sayings...

Brenda also is a fun re-use designer!  She and her husband, Tom, made 15-20 pieces for HGTV's Decorating Cents, Trash to Treasure segments in the 2006-2007 season.  Remember this cute dog bed?

 Right now, she has a wonderful feature in the August 2010 Romantic Homes Magazine!  You can find it on pages 18-19!

I hope you'll check out the article!  You can visit Brenda on her website at
and can contact her about jewelry and plant stakes by email  or by phone at  (952) 221-1746.   She'd love to hear from you!

Unless noted from magazines, photos by Brenda Weber

Until next time...


  1. What a talented lady! Thanks for the link!

  2. Oh wow! She is really talented - what clever ideas! Thanks for sharing! XO!

  3. Oh my, I adore the typewriter jewelry! And I don't even wear jewelry. And the dog bed. Too cute!

  4. WOW...thank you for sharing this with us. Talented woman. I love everything!

  5. Oh how fun, I love the old typewriter keys! Reminds me of middle school, I learned to type on a "manual" typewriter. Oops, did I just date myself? LOL! I'm on my way over to check out her site now. :-)

  6. Such wonderful pieces, your friend is very talented!!

    I wanted to let you know that I'll be bragging about you again tomorrow, I just had to feature your fabulous moon faced clock for "Brag Monday"!

  7. What a creative gal! I love her things.

  8. WOW! Thanks for the kind words and showing my things on your blog Linda!
    Brenda ~ Autumn Place Arts

  9. I'm always amazed how some artists put things together to make a final necklace...

    Those silverware markers sure look familiar!

  10. I am in awe of the talent I find through my blog browsings. Thanks again for highlighting another talented artist. I sure wish I still had my dad's Underwood typewriter!

  11. Love the typewriter jewelry. The dog bed is adorable. Seems I find another great blog every day. Thanks for sharing.

  12. There is creative people and then there is artists...She is an artist! Kudos for thinking out of the box.


  13. I love the garden stakes, what talent!


  14. Hi Linda,
    I remember seeing Brenda in Country Living, and just love her work! I also remember that adorable dog bed from HGTV! Too cute! Decorating Cents was my very favorite show, and HGTV just isn't as good as it used to be, IMO.

  15. Thanks for sharing the information about Brenda. She's a talented lady!
    Loved the pic of her and all the old typewriters.
    Have a great week.

  16. Thanks so much for sharing this talented friend and artist with us! I can't wait to visit her website and check our more of her wonderful wares!

    Kat :)

  17. Wow, I love her jewelry, especially the typewriter keys. Very talented gal!

  18. Wow, Linda! I think you know a bonafide celebrity! Her work is gorgeous. I really like it! So exciting to be shown in the magazines..

  19. Hi Linda, Thanks for the birthday wishes! It was a good day.
    And thanks for finding this lady for me. My youngest is just beginning to make jewerly and Brenda is a real inspiration to her.
    Have a great week!

  20. Oh wow, this is so interesting!! And her work is amazing!
    Thank you SOOO much for visiting my blog and posting the giveaway--you are a doll!!

  21. Hi Linda, Thanks for sharing the work of this talented lady with us!! I love the "junk drawer heirlooms" name! I'll take one of those typewriter necklaces with a "J" please!! I also need to run out and find that Aug. issue of Romantic Homes-haven't seen that one yet! I will definetly look her up! Thanks bloggin' buddy, Julie

  22. WOW...why can't I be that talented!!! I'm so glad you shared this amazing artist with us, I love everything she makes. The dog bed is adorable & the idea for making a necklace with all of your tearsured items is priceless. I'm going to look through my treasured junk & see what I come up with.
    Thanks friend for featuring your dear friend...she rocks!

  23. Thanks for dropping by! I loved finding your blog also. I have spent some time just pouring over you post and enjoying your pics! I shall check back often!

  24. So talented! I LOVE her pieces and can see why she is doing so well! Such an inspiration!!


  25. Linda, thank you for sharing this talented lady's work with us! I look forward to reading the feature in Romantic Homes too. ~ Angela

  26. Wow, her work is just exquisite!

  27. Thanks for telling us about these great artist, some I recognize from mags. It will be fun to visit them. LEzlee

  28. Thanks for sharing the link, she does such nice work!
    You know I love a good repurpose! ;)

  29. Hi Linda,
    Loved this post as it is always soooo inspirational seeing what talented people there are out there! Funny..I saw that necklace in CL and clipped it out it was so gorgeous!
    Happy day!

  30. Thanks for sharing, I love the spoons in the plant pots.

  31. WOW Linda, she is mega talented...I really adore her craft of making jewelery. Custom too, I wondered how she can do that. I am going to check out the article some more. Thanks for popping over. P.S. My email debbiedoos is toast...not sure what happened to it...I have my blog linked up to my original account...thank goodness I did that. So if you need me you can just reply to this email and it is on my blog as well.

  32. I so adore that little dog bed!! What a fantastic idea.


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