Archives for April 2012

Universal Language

We all have our favorite “Blogs of Beauty”  that we visit again and again, don’t we? They are a source of inspiration we can visit with the click of a button. Today I’m sharing a unique blog,that acts as a huge collection of beauty.Vintage Interior Blogs. Vintage Interior Blogs is written byHanne & Mia who began VI asa collection of beautiful blogs and shops“for us who love vintage, nostalic, rust,shabby and industrial interiors”.Well, that sounds like most of us, doesn’t it?! The {Read More}

I’ll Level With You

I’ve seen quite a few wall coat racks created from old carpenter’s levels on Etsy and Pinterest, and have wanted to make one for a long time, but the prices at auctions usually go really high on them.  Last week I finally found a wooden level that was reasonable priced, so the project finally got the green light. The nice thing about these is they are easy to hang. I usually put a few holes in my walls to get something {Read More}

Get the Look – Tin Twine Dispenser

Here’s a knock-off project that is useful, cheap and easy to make as well. And here’s the original that inspired it. I found it in the April, 2012 Country Living magazine.  These Tin Twine Dispensers were sold by Terrain, but they are no longer available (they must have been popular after being featured in the magazine) and sold for $15 (which included twine). The price really isn’t awful, considering it included twine, but I’d never bother to order something I {Read More}

Antique Graphics – Antique Advertisements from the 1800’s

I hope you love antique advertisements, because I have some wonderful ones for you from an 1888 Harper’s Magazine. The paper this magazine was printed onhad a linenish texture andI love how it shows up in print.If you look at the larger letters,you can really see the texture well. Enjoy! Isn’t this one wonderful?! Here’s the same ad, with the side text removed. I love this one for Italian Peppermints. Here it is again with the rest of the text {Read More}

It Pays to be a Hoarder & a Winner!

Being a hoarder can have its drawbacks, but there are times when it really pays off. But first…. Were you the winner of the $20 Leslie Janson gift certificate? You were if you had entry #52!! This week my husband and I celebrated 23 years of marriage. so I asked him to pick the winning number.  He picked #52. Find out who #52 is at the bottom of this post! (Remember…patience is a virtue!) I hope you all aren’t sick of {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #30 {Vintage Style Link Party}

Welcome back to the 30thI’m starting the party really early today, becauseI want to remind you that today is the LAST dayto enter the giveaway for a $20 Gift Certificate toLeslie Janson’s shop.  Go HERE to enter!A winner will be selected tonight andannounced on Tuesday.Wanna know how I’d spend $20?It would be a tough time deciding, buthere’s a few of my favorites. OR OR Speaking of favorites, here are somethat were shared at last week’s party! Chippy….White….Wood That’s right up there with, {Read More}

Sign of the Times

You all know I love old clocks, right? Well, I love lots of old things, but clocks and timepieces are at the top of my list of things I like to collect. When I was notified by Korrie of Red Hen Home that I won her giveaway of a sign created by her, I was thrilled!  Korrie creates not only wonderful signs, but does some of THE most impressive, creative and unique  furniture makeovers I’ve ever seen.   Korrie let me {Read More}

Nuts & Bolts Magnet Board

When I brought home at least 50 pounds worth of scrap metal, junk, and hardware “stuff” froman auction recently, there were oodles of nuts, bolts and screws. Now, I love rusty old metal, but I was seriously drawing a blank of what I could do with all that hardware, so I put them all in tin cans in my workshop, and figured they’d sit there forever. Little did I know that a project would quickly get created with some of {Read More}

Get the Look – Antique Farmhouse Chalkboard

Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Ballard Designs, Antique Farmhouse,… So much to love…so little budget. I sure hate to let all that inspiration go to waste, so after my first attempt at creating a knock-off project{my Restoration Hardware “metal” stencil knock-off}, I decided to try my hand at a few other knock-off projects. None of these projects will require a lot of time or advanced skills, because few of us have either! Today’s knock-off was inspired by a Round Wall Chalkboard & Magnet {Read More}


This gal may be old, but she’s got beautiful bones, doesn’t she? Somewhere through the years, she got “undressed”, but I think that’s part of her charm.  I keep thinking about getting her reupholstered, she’s elegant just the way she is, even if not very practical as furniture.  If I had a bricks and mortar shop, I’d let her great everyone at the doorway.  I wonder what she looked like in her younger years.  I’m sure she was a real “looker”.  This {Read More}