Archives for May 2012

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1800’s Fashions and Charming Home

I love Wednesdays!  I look forward to sharing more antique graphics, illustrations and photos with you. This week’s images are from the fashion pages of several mid-1800’s Peterson’s Magazines.  Isn’t this woman in a headdress lovely? Here’s the original page it was on.  Here’s the image again with 2 slightly different color tones.   Every month, these Peterson’s magazines featured a children’s fashion page.   Here are 2 different ones. Each month there was also a 2-page spread featuring Paris {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #35 {Vintage Style Link Party}

Here’s some vintage inspiration from last week’s party!Oh my goodness,…I love this potting table shared byFrom Gen to Gen Mazavaroo Chili shared her extensive vintage tea towel collection. And I love her laundry cart too! Lauren @ West Furniture Revivalgave a tired old rocker a beautiful makeoverwith a little love and some pretty blue color.Gorgeous!I love the new look thatJulie @ Follow Your Heart Woodworkinggave this thrift store metal tray Feel free to grab this button if I featured you today!  {Read More}

I’m So Impressed!

One of my followers, Ulla @ SisustEllen, who lives in Finland used several antique graphics from my 1800’s Peterson’s magazines to create the most beautiful soap dispensers. Appropriately, she selected all soap graphics – 2 advertisements for Pear’s Soap and 1 for La Belle Bouquet Soap.  These cheap little soap dispensers now like like designer ones.  Well done, Ulla!!!   They are gorgeous! Ulla’s blog is beautiful as well, and she has so many lovely photos and projects she’s shared {Read More}

Flea Bitten

I LOVE flea markets, so any day at the Flea is a good day,but when my husband volunteersto go to a flea market with me is a really Good Day. He’s the perfect flea market buddy…he rarely wants to buy anything himself(so I have more to spend!),he shakes his head at the appropriatetimes when I ohh and ahhhh over something{actually, he’s probably shaking his headin bewilderment because he can’t understandwhy I buy the things I buy – but I’ll pretend},he takes my {Read More}

Networking BLOG HOP

Are you ready to network?? Are you prepared to make some new bloggy friends?? Well, here’s your chance! RULES: Please follow Knick of Time first, then follow the Host & Co-Hosts of this wonderful Blog Hop(click on the image above), then start networking!! Hope you are having a beautiful SONday! Blessings, 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 {Read More}

Chippy Paint and Distressed Metal

I love chippy paint and distressed surfaces.Old metal that shows lots of wear normallyis very endearing to me. Occasionally, there are exceptions though.There is nothing endearing about chippy paintand distressed metal when it’s on your vehicle. Two of my kids borrowed my SUV to go to a movieand shortly after they left our house, the hoodof the car flew up and smashed the windshield and bentthe heck out of the hood. Fortunately, my son was stillable to drive back home {Read More}

Cottage Garden Tote

I’ve had my radar set for wooden totes lately, and have been fortunate to find several at flea markets and auctions. This tote started out looking like this and it’s the 2nd one I’ve found like it – snowmen and all. I loved how the first one turned out and almost did the same makeover on the second one, but I had some beautiful pages from a book called, “The Country Diary of Edwardian Lady”, which is a facsimile reproduction {Read More}

{Get the Look} – Bud Vase Garland

Sweet and Petite are two perfect words to describe today’s “Get the Look” project. Quick and cheap would be two other fitting words, also. The inspiration for it came from 2 sets of bud vase garlands available from Terrain for $22 & 24 each. While their matching, clear glass bottles are very pretty, I prefer my mismatched, antique, chipped a little, bottles. I don’t pay more than $2, at the most, for antique bottles, so I knew I could make it for {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – Silhouettes

Today’s images are silhouettes from a 1935 children’s song book called, “Fifty Favorite Songs for Girls & Boys”. I’ve given most of them a black/gray tone, but left the complete song pages in their original color tone so you can see their pretty aged look. I think these would be perfect to create some handmade greeting cards with. Here’s a very famous lullaby. These pages are very fragile and unfortunately, this one has a tear at the bottom. I love {Read More}

This is Gonna Hurt a Little

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, my kitchen is desperately in need of CPR. Our kitchen is needs work – no two ways about it. Sadly, things often have to get worse before they get better. Here’s how it looked before we moved in. My husband is tearing out this section of the room. It’s kind of like getting a bad tooth pulled – you know you’ll feel better when it’s done, but it stinks while you’re {Read More}