My sign outside says: One can never have too many flowers.”  I have always said one can never have too many dishes, shoes, or purses.  I love pretty things.  Maybe it comes from raising four boys and being the only girl in a house with five guys.  But the truth is your home can only hold so much!  Yet, I love junking, decorating and trying new things.    Some of my Salvage must go to make room for new creations and ideas!  I also love flowers in interesting containers.  They bring such cheer to the deck, porch and yard. You might find just the perfect salvaged container with bright flowers in it for your front porch.  My antique tea and party hats must go to make room for a few new containers in my closet because I love to organize too! You will find many items that can be salvaged to create a new look for your home. Everything has a purpose in its time and is made beautiful in its time.  This always reminds me of what God has done with me.  I was a young woman searching for love and  a happy home, but got messed up and misdirected along the way.  Wanting happiness and seeking it in things, I set out to make my own happy life only to find that I made a mess of it.  Then I heard that despite how messed up I was, God could make me new and whole.  He would give me a second chance and a new purpose for living.  I went to church for the first time and learned that Jesus , God’s Son, had been sent to save me from myself and own destructive thinking.  By believing that he had died on the cross as payment for my ugly sin, and putting my Faith and Trust in Him I could be Salvaged from my own foolish thinking and have eternal life with Him.  Thirty-One years ago I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior.  I am a new person in Him, Salvaged, and have joy and hope for the future. 

I love to hang out together in the garage turning old junk into new treasures! My husband sometimes calls me crazy, but I love finding old treasures that no one wants, just for the challenge to see what we can turn it into.  I love spending time in the garage, working away on a piece of furniture or an old window, and looking forward to the end result.

In our almost 15 years of marriage, my husband and I have seen God work in amazing ways as he has continually showed us that he loves us and wants what is best for our family.  God is continually taking us to the garage to sand, paint, and polish us into new creatures. 
We love to re-purpose old windows, picture frames, and furniture.  In addition, our favorite thing to do is display God's word with vinyl lettering.  Seeing someone walk away with one of our items with God's eternal words on it just makes me smile.

"You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand...You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."  Deuteronomy 11:18-20. 


My name is Jillian. I am a stay at home mother of two precious little girls. Throughout my life I have always been creative and crafty. These traits were always encouraged and grown by my mother. I started young learning to cross stitch, which led to crochet, which led to sewing which led to many other skills I have developed through the years.
One skill I developed early into my marriage, was finding "steals and deals" on furniture that most people would trash and turning it into something I loved. Being new to Spokane when I was first married, I had zero furniture and grand ideas. Through yard sales, the free section on Craigslist, and friends giving away their broken things I was able to have projects that would build my relationship with my husband and make my home beautiful.

Repurposing a piece of furniture is such a sweet time for me. It is a quiet place, with every brush stroke I can praise God and be in a time of prayer. It brings me joy to reflect on the love of Christ. Just as I can make a broken chair new, so does Christ work on our hearts. 

2 Corinthians 5:17 says: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 
God scrapes the gunk and sands us down to reveal a new creation!

My hobbies have morphed over the years. Scrapbooking turned into card making turned into making custom baby frames for all my friends having babies. It has been fun to expand my creativity over the years. Last year, my friend and I had the crazy idea of being vendors in a local farm-craft show and in doing so, I started expanding my hobby yet again into thrifting and finding treasures and transforming them. 

Repurposing things is such a fun hobby, but it is also such a neat picture of what Christ has done! I grew up in a Christian home, but tried to live holy on my own, not depending on Jesus and what He did on the Cross for me. It didn't work and I was a wreck. Christ was gracious and saved me before college, and has done such a huge work in my heart (and continues to). Just like we change the characteristics of a picture frame, or of a desk by rebuilding and sanding and painting, Christ does the same work in His children's lives. He sands off the rough edges and sin and changes us into something beautiful, all for His glory! Thank you Jesus!!! 


I studied the old rusty metal piece laying on the ground. What in the world was it? I didn't know, but I immediately knew it would make a lovely birdbath top. I was at an auction when I saw the piece. No one showed much interest in it and the auctioneer couldn't get much bidding action. I was all smiles as I won the bid. I received quite a bit of kidding for my purchase. Even the men didn't see any value in the heavy object.

I am thankful that God sees the potential in me (and you too). Just as my auction purchase couldn't do anything to better its self on its own, so we can't do anything to stand before a perfect God on our own either. When God gave His one, perfect and only Son to die on the cross for our sin as the only way we can have a personal relationship with God.

Well, I rounded up an antique sewing machine base I had snagged several years back for the base of my birdbath. My auction treasure graces the top where the birds enjoy a good splash.

I attribute my collecting nature to my folks. My husband is also a collector. Needless to say, we have a hard time turning treasures we find and see as having value away.


My name is Alycia and I am the wife of a wonderful man (Vickie's son) and together we love the Lord, our family and finding new purposes for thrown out and worn out things. Our home is full of "throw-aways" that have been re-created into wonderful pieces of furniture and decor. Together, we have lived in Spokane for almost 5 years and I am continually amazed at the wonderful people God has placed in our lives through Faith Bible church. Many of those people are gifted, creative women that use their God-given talents to re-purpose things for others to enjoy! God has used these creative women that share my same interests, to teach me what it means and looks like to be a godly woman and how to develop into the Proverbs 31 woman. The Proverbs 31 woman strives to serve God  and others around her and is continually mindful of how to be a wise steward of all God has given us. I was a ragged and on the edge girl, but through these women's love and by God's grace, I have been made new. It is God's grace that redeemed me and I am ever grateful that he chose to call me his own.