Archives for May 2012

Discount Charms Washi Tape GIVEAWAY – May 14-22

What can you do with Washi Tape?The question should be, what can’t you do with it! I’ll give you a few ideas to get started,then you can enter to win 6 rolls of your choice from {source}  {Source}  {source}  {source} {source}See how many possibilities there are?Here’s just a few of the colors and stylesyou’ll be able to choose from at Discount Charms. Go HERE to see all the choices. It’s so inexpensive and easy to use,so you can very quickly add embellishmentto many {Read More}

No French Flea

I’ve never been to a French flea market, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t look like this. This flea market is fairly “primitive” looking, with lots of ramshackle buildings, and trailers, but I absolutely love visiting it each year.  It started raining about 10 minutes before we got there early Saturday morning,  and continued most of the time we were there, so my first purchase was an umbrella, (because of course, I didn’t have one in the SUV). Two of {Read More}

Sonday – My Mother’s Hands

Lots of thoughts and images stand outin our minds when we think of our mothers. Perhaps it is her smile, her laugh, her styleor the meals she put on the table. When I think of my mom, I think of her hands. Not just her hands, but how her handshave had such an influence on my life. My mother has been a seamstress sincebefore I was born.  My childhood memoriesare filled with images of her sitting at hersewing machine, making curtains, or {Read More}

Buttons & Burlap Tool Tote

Warm weather means outdoor painting andI stockpiled wooden things all winter, so I’m gladto get back to walking around in paint-splattered shirts again. This little wooden tote was in that stash, and while useful,it wasn’t all that attractive to look at. A little white paint, a little distressing ,  a few vintage buttons & some burlap – now it’s useful, and nice for displays as well . I’ve got many more small things to be painted, and hope to start {Read More}

Riding Off Into the Sunset

Every so often, you see something that you know has a story of its own… and stories need to be told. I’m sure this gal has a story of her own. I wonder how many sights she’s seen, traveling dusty country roads or along city streets. I can only image.  Here’s my version of the end of her story. She’s traveled more roads than she can recall, and the miles have taken a toll on her. Her beauty has faded, {Read More}

Get the Look – Restoration Hardware Fedora Hat Mold Knock-Off

My knock-off project for today is so ridiculously easy, I gotta admit I’m kinda pleased with myself. I was thumbing through the Restoration Hardware catalog and came across this  Vintage Fedora Hat Mold.   I choked a little when I saw their price tag…$249. For that price, I’d want an actual antique, not a reproduction, but it is cool. I remembered that my oldest son bought the hat my youngest son is wearing in this photo, so for kicks,  I {Read More}

Stick a Label on It

In my other post today, I showed you 18 vintage beverage labels that you can print and use for your projects, so I thought I’d do a separate post to show you how I used a few of them. Just dig your bottles and jars out of the recycle bin, print the labels out, and attach them with glue or double-sided tape. Add some food coloring to water to fill the bottles. The raspberry crush is really a wine cooler. Several of {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – Vintage Beverage Labels

  A few months ago, I purchased some old labels from England that were never applied to any packaging. Here they are individually to save, print & have fun with! You’ll find many more Free Printable Vintage Labels HERE! Blessings, Angie

To Market, To Market (and 2 Winners)

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig; Home again, home again, jiggety-gig. To market, to market, to buy a fat hog; Home again, home again, jiggety-jog. To market, to market, to buy a plum cake; Home again, home again, market is late. To market, to market, to buy a plum bun; Home again, home again, market is done. Forget paper and forget plastic.  You can even forget the eco-friendly reusable totes for carrying groceries. I could find excuses {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #33 {Vintage Style Link Party}

Thanks for coming back to visit Knick of Time Tuesday. I’m always fascinated and inspired by what you all share here. Here’s some fabulous features from last week’s party. Vicki @ Ranger 911 created THE coolest Red Cross cabinet.   I absolutely love it!! Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures scored some great finds, like these old cameras. Joanna @ To a Pretty Life shared how she gives new paper an aged look. Paula @ Ivy & Elephants brought back fond {Read More}