Archives for April 2015

Farmhouse Friday #4 – Vintage Enamelware

Everyone looks forward to the end of a work week, but I especially love Fridays because I get to talk about my favorite topic – Farmhouse Style, and this week we are talking about 15+ creative ways to use enamelware!  Let’s jump right in!

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Cow Vintage Tin Can Label

Turn this free printable vintage can label into charming kitchen wall art!

Vintage Inspiration Party #187 – Nautical Decor, Nesting Tables and more!

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party! This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations. vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular {Read More}

1800’s Fashions Summer Gowns

It used to be a normal thing for me to stay up nearly all night working on projects, but I think I may have crossed some midlife age line, telling me all-nighters are a thing of the past for me.  My oldest son and I spent the weekend in Arkansas, where we visited my middle son and they both attended a special college event, then we drove through the night to in order for him to get to his 8 am class {Read More}

Gingham Tray Magnet Board

I’ve been having a very lazy and relaxing weekend away from home, but wanted to show you a super quick project I did before I left.  I picked up this vintage metal tray at a thrift store recently.  I couldn’t resist the gingham print on it.  It’s a little bit worn and rusty, but I think it’s cheerful and charming.  I used E6000 glue to attach D-ring hangers on the back, and tied a red ribbon around those to hang it by. {Read More}

Dancing around the Maypole

Since May is less than a week away, I wanted to share this sweet illustration of children dancing around a maypole that came from an early 1900’s children’s encyclopedia.  It instantly took me back to my school days.  The younger grades in my school always got to go out to the playground and wrap streamers around a pole (I think it may have been the tetherball pole).  I don’t think we danced – my recollection is that we really just sort of {Read More}

Old Barn

I know many of you love old barns as much as I do, so I’m sharing this photo I took on Friday.  My oldest son and I went on a weekend road trip and I asked him to keep his eye out for old barns .  He spotted this one and pulled over so I could jump out and photograph it.  It looks like once upon a time it may have been red, but most of the paint has weathered away, and some of {Read More}

Farmhouse Friday #3 – Canning Jars

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When deciding on the themes I wanted to have for Farmhouse Friday, the thought occurred to me that our grandparents and great-grandparents probably never dreamed of all the things we do with objects that were purely utilitarian to them, and the simple canning jar is a prime example of that.   Aside from the obvious food use that previous generations had for them, there are now literally 1,000’s of new ways to use them.  I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to {Read More}

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a 2 year old and a wire basket

I was standing there in the antique mall, having one of those raging inner battles. You have those too, right? You know, one of those battles when the sensible side of you says,  Do you really need that? (as if “need” has anything to do with it) And the thrifty side of you says, Wait until you find one at a yard sale, you’ll pay less. (who invited Cheapo to go antiquing with us??) And the organized side of you says, Where in {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #186

  Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party! This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations. vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new, but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc. {Read More}

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