Archives for February 2012

{Vintage} Metal Stencils – My Restoration Hardware Knock-Off

Last month when I did a post called, “Think Big“, I showed you a terrific industrial-looking display of metal stencils from Restoration Hardware that I love. At $16 per letter, I didn’t love the price.  Getting the whole alphabet would have cost $416 + tax and shipping!  I don’t think so.{did anyone else notice that the the “K” appears to be upside down?} I spotted a set of paper stencils with a similar look at Staples for $3.99 -that’s more my {Read More}

Giveaways, Discounts & Tutorials, Oh My!

I’m must be having a mid-life mind-fog moment or something, because somehow this post disappeared, even though I posted it a few days again, but the preview still shows comments that were made before it disappeared!   I have no clue what happened,  but it bears repeating and I’ve added a little more information, so here it is again! I’ve been blessed with quite a few new sponsors in the last few months who have blessed YOU ALL with some {Read More}

Chalk It Up – Repurposed Baking Pan into Chalkboard

In its younger days, this was a regular silver cookie sheet, but it had browned as much as the cookies that had baked on it and I loved the way it aged.I planned to use it as a magnet board in my kitchen, but alas, it wasn’t magnetic. I knew I could still bake up something with it – just not cookies.  It just needed that chalkboard ingredient! When my youngest son saw it, he said, “You haven’t baked cookies in forever.” {Read More}

He Had it Coming

Lest any of you are feelingsorry for my husband forhaving to go pick upmy new{old}mantle {piano}that weighs somewherearound the size of a small vehicle,let me just rest your mindthat he had it coming to him. Do you all remember howI wallpapered our living roomin pages from an 1890 Bible? That’s the same roomI want my {mantle} piano to go in. Aged,Worn,Loved & Vintage…That’s the look I was hoping for in this room. I think he missed that memo,or we have {Read More}

Creative Visualization

What do you see when youyou look at this picture? Look very carefully before answering.Concentrate.Focus.Be open-minded. Okay, now that you’ve had time to  dwell on it, I think you’ll  agree with me that what you  see is NOT a piano. It is not a huge,  old,  doesn’t-work, never-will-work piano. It’s a mantle. Like this one. You see that,  Right? {work with me on this} If the truth be told,it isn’t even my fault.It’s YOURS. Well, if you own a mantle,and {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1900’s Valentine & Birthday Postcards

Send a little love this Valentine’s Day with one of these charming images from yesteryear.Just right-click to save and print! Look at the smile on this dapper young man’s face.  He’s twitterpated! And looking at her hourglass figure, I can sort of understand why they wore corsets back then. And here’s another young man professing his love. Here’s a lovely floral birthday card I think you’ll enjoy. Surprise an antique-loving friend on her birthday by printing an old-fashioned postcard. Blessings, Angie

The Porcelain Rose Giveaway WINNER

The winner of the 3 Sets of Handmade Gift Tags provided by Liz @ The Porcelain Rose is #10 #10 is  SallyJan 31, 2012 08:07 PM I’m following The Porcelain Rose 🙂 Congratulations. Sally! Thanks so much to all who entered,and a special thanks toLiz @ The Porcelain Rosefor providing such a lovely giveaway! Blessings, Due to unethical websites stealing content, I can no longer provide a full RSS feed. I work too hard to produce original and inspiring content to have it {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #20 {Vintage Style Link Party}

IMPORTANT NOTICE….PLEASE READ BEFORE LINKING UP! Before you link up to the partyplease read my “rules”.There have been a lot of foods,general crafts and other things linked upthat are not “Vintage Style”. I really, really, really want to preserve the purpose of this party,which is to showcaseVintage Treasuresfrom the PAST.I’m okay with something this is not old,but may have been crafted to have theappearance of being old,{which is why the party is Vintage “Style”},but it can’t be something that isa real {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #20 {Vintage Style Link Party}

Welcome back to Wow, I can’t believe 20 weekshave gone by since the first party! Thanks to each one of youwho come to share your vintage-style with us! Before we get started with today’s party,remember to swing over HERE,to enter The Porcelain Rose GIVEAWAYI’m hosting!  Liz is giftingone lucky follower withtheir choice of 3 sets of handmade gift tagsthat are SO lovely! Here’s what tickled my fancyfrom last week’s party!My husband and I bought a newtravel trailer last week, so when I {Read More}

Last Day to Enter – Porcelain Rose GIVEAWAY

What?  You haven’t entered yet?You can’t win if you don’t enter! Liz @ The Porcelain Roseis gifting {1} Knick of Time followerwith their choice of 3 setsof her handcrafted gift tagsand they are GORGEOUS! Better hustle over HERE fast!The drawing will be held tonight andthe winner will be announced tomorrow! Blessings, Due to unethical websites stealing content, I can no longer provide a full RSS feed. I work too hard to produce original and inspiring content to have it stolen {Read More}