Archives for May 2012

{Get the Look} – Relique Bicycle Seat on Stand

The inspiration for today’s “Get the Look” project came from, who sells a set of 5 Bicycle Seats on Stands for $659…OUCH! Their price tag gives me heart palpitations, but I can spend a ridiculous amount of time on their website. They carry some seriously interesting stuff. While 5 of them do look interesting grouped together, I don’t have 5, but I did already have this 1 rusty, old bicycle seat. Looking through my stash of junque (it doesn’t {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – No. 1, 2 & 3 and 1800’s Mantelet and Fashions

I’ve got some really wonderful images for you today. They all come from some mid-1800’s Peterson’s magazines (again!). All of the No. images are actually the numbered parts of a pattern, but I thought the typography was so pretty and could be used on so many projects. Here’s the pattern they came from.  It’s a pattern for a “mantelet”, which is a short cape. Are there any seamstresses out there who feel inspired to attempt this pattern?  If so, I’d {Read More}

It’s in the Bag

If I went to every yard sale, thrift store and auction  the rest of week and all of them were duds, I’d still be content because I came home with this from the auction tonight. I love the handles and the buckle on it.  The funny thing is, I didn’t even win this at the auction. I won 5 boxes full of JUNK (and it truly was junk), and I only wanted a few things out of 1 of the {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #36 {Vintage Style Link Party}

Welcome back to the 36th Knick of Time Tuesday –  the party to celebrate Old Stuff (or stuff that looks old!). I’ve got a bunch of features this week, because I couldn’t juststop and 3 or 4 – there were so many I enjoyed.I want to give a SPECIAL WELCOME to the new party-goers who visitedlast week – there have been quite a few recently.  I love meeting new people and “visiting” their homes and seeing their creativity.  Here’s one new {Read More}

Happy Memorial Day

Thank you to those who are serving, or have served in our Armed Forces to preserve and protect the liberty we all so freely enjoy. God bless each and every one of you! Happy Memorial Day Angie 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 by others. Thank you for your understanding – I appreciate each one of you {Read More}

Worth the Effort

Do you ever wonder if all the time and effort you   put into something is worth it?  I’ve asked myself that on more than a few occasions.   I spend a good deal of time each week scanning antique graphics to share with you all. Some of them have damage to their pages, so I spend quite a bit more time editing them to restore them to the appearance they would have had originally. My hope is that someone else {Read More}

Mom, you said that already

My kids frequently let me know that I repeat things I’ve already said.  I’m sure that’s true, but I also know they only listen half the  time, so what can I do but repeat everything? I’m telling you this to warn you that there is a good possibility I’m repeating myself to you today…but I’m not sure…so pretend you’re hearing it for the first time and humor me, okay? I am certain I’ve told you all about the  wood and {Read More}

Chipping Away

There’s nothing quite like wood that has aged naturally, and if it’s old wood with chipping paint, so much the better. There are about a million and one things to do with old wood,so here’s some of my contributions to that number. You may not recognize the wood from thisCottage Coat Rack I made, but if you’ve been aroundmy blog long or are familiar with my Etsy shop,then you’ve seen it tons of times. For nearly 2 years, I’ve used this {Read More}

Get the Look – Relique Pendant Light

Today’s “Get the Look” project was an easy one simply because we already created it before I saw a similar something similar from Okay, when I say “we”, I mean that I told myhusband what I want and he did it. Here’s a retail version of my light. This one sells for $169 at I’m SO glad my husband is good at DIY, so I can get a Relique look on a Walmart budget. I’ve  been purchasing several old {Read More}

A New Friend & a Washi Tape Winner

It always amazes me how the blogging world can connect people together who may never meet in “real” life, and it’s a special treat when you actually get to meet one of your blogging friends. If you’ll recall, the winner of the beautiful  necklace from Ambivalent Relics a few weeks ago was Terry @ Forever Decorating. She lives about 15 minutes from me, so we were able to connect yesterday so I could give her prize to her and she {Read More}