Archives for July 2012

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1912 Feminine Frame

Anyone want to take a guess what kind of advertisement this pretty image came from? It was a 1912 advertisement for medicine to treat corns! Apparently corns were a real problem in the early 1900’s because I have a stack of these magazines and all of them have several advertisements from various companies for corn plasters. I think the frame would make a pretty greeting card or post card. Just add your own note in the space where I removed {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1912 Spaghetti Advertisement

Here’s a 100 year old advertisement for Heinz Spaghetti. This would be a fun ad for artwork in the kitchen. Check out the rest of the images I’ve posted in previous weeks by clicking on the tab “Antique Graphics to Print”, located under my header. Blessings, Angie I’ll be sharing at these parties today: Monday – Manic Monday**Mod Mix Monday Tuesday – Knick of Time Tuesday**Cowgirl Up Wednesday – White Wednesday**Wow Us Wednesday Thursday – Time Travel Thursday Share Awesomeness Thursday**Pearls and Lace Thursday Friday {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1912 Colgate Toothpaste Advertisements

These two images both were part of a full-page ad on the back cover of a 1912 Etude Magazine. The ads are for Colgate Dental Cream. Isn’t this illustration of a young woman with a gleaming smile lovely? I think this part would be a cute addition to something for a restroom, or medicine cabinet.  I’ve never had a problem with my toothpaste “rolling” off the brush, but apparently they did in the early 1900’s so this dental cream came out {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #44 {Vintage Style Link Party}

Welcome back to the 44th Check out these features from last week’s party Kim @ La Belle Epocheneeded something to fill a blank space on her brick porch wall,so she added this gorgeous architectural salvaged shelf, alongwith some cobalt blue bottles.  That’s my kind of wall art!Liz @ Rose Vignettes shared this beautiful Swedish scale that weighs in kilos and pounds and has such a lovely rose motif in the center. Pernilla @ Swedish Corner Down Undercreatively uses corrugated metal {Read More}

Kitchen Sneak Peek

We’re still a week or two away from having our kitchen remodel completed, but I thought I’d give you a glimpse of one space I enjoyed “dressing up”.  I’m still arranging and rearranging, so things are subject to change, but after 9 months of living in this house, it feels so good to finally start decorating in this room. I loved our open shelves in our previous home, so we installed them again in our new home.  It gives the {Read More}

An Old Lady Gets a New “Dress”

I’ve had this old gal for over a year. She was too large to ship and I don’t have a booth space,  so I had no way to sell her. I already had several accent tables in my home and didn’t have a place for her. Although I think she looks lovely in her sunny yellow color, it just didn’t work for my decor. So, she’s sat in my workshop, stacked a mile high with junk. Every time I walked past her, I felt {Read More}

Sonday – The Blessing of Looking Back

My kids had a bunch of friends over at our house Friday night for a  “drive-in” movie/swimming party. They are getting older now – 21, 19, 17 & 12, but we’ve always had a least one big “invite a bunch of friends over” event for them every summer since they were very young.  We hang a canvas on the side of our house and use a projector to watch movies. That led me to think back to my childhood summers, and some of {Read More}

Big Screen Chalkboard

(Good grief, I didn’t even realize I spelled “projector” wrong until I’d taken all my photos and finished this post, so just pretend you don’t notice, okay?):) I’ve had this projector screen for at least a year and it’s actually the 2nd one I’ve purchased. There isn’t a high demand for projector screens, so if you come across them in thrift stores, you can usually get them pretty inexpensively. We love watching movies outdoors during the summer, so I bought it with {Read More}

Enamelware & Grain Sack Bucket

After what seems like forever, but has really only been a few months, our kitchen remodel is nearing completion.   We still have the baseboards and molding to put on, some work to do on the ceiling where we removed cabinets, finish the lighting above the sink and table.  Actually, I still need a table also, so I’m figuring out what I want and finding the stuff and my husband will make it. No sooner does my husband finish one {Read More}

Get the Look – Relique Sheep Shears on Stands

It’s been several weeks since I posted a “Get the Look” project, but I came across this set of 3 Sheep Shears on Stands sold by Relique for $199.  I have several pairs of old sheep shears, so I thought I’d make a stand for one of them. I tried to figure out a way to make a similar stand and thought metal hooks used for pegboards might work, but I couldn’t find hooks long enough, so I decided to come {Read More}