Archives for August 2012

I Can Handle It

I’ve got a bit of a fetish for old wooden tool handles and have fun finding ways to use & display them.Some of the small ones end up in potted plants.A green plant makes a nice contrast to the wood handles. I love this ice pick with advertising from an old, local ice company. This tool has a curved blade on it and was froma fruit and produce company. The most unusual handles in my home are 2 that came {Read More}

What a Pleasure

I still get really giddy (just ask my family – I’m constantly calling them over to my computer to see) whenever one of my posts has been featured on another blog, so I was downright tickled pink when Brenda @ Cozy Little House  wrote an absolutely glowing post about my blog and home for her Blogger Spotlight series. If you haven’t visited her blog before, you are in for a treat. (click on image to visit) I’m always doing a {Read More}

Antique Graphic Pillows

Every week I share antique images and graphics with you, but I rarely get around to actually doing anything with them myself, so I asked my mom if she would sew some pillow covers that I could add some images to. (Thanks, Mom!) It was fun looking through the images I’ve posted and selecting a few of my favorites. I don’t recommend using regular iron-on transfer paper like you get at craft stores.  I experimented with it before putting any {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 12 Fruits and Vegetables

These 12 fruit and vegetable images all come from a 1940’s Field Book of Natural History. I think there are a lot of fun projects you could use these on. At the bottom of this post, you’ll see how Bliss @ Bliss Ranch used a garden-related image I previously posted on a wonderful wooden tote. I hope you enjoy them! Bliss @ Bliss Ranch saw her name on an antique advertisement I posted HERE and used it on a wonderful wooden tote. Be {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1908 School Song {Don’t Talk When You’ve Nothing to Say}

I’ve been looking through a 1908 school songbook and there are so many wonderful songs in this book that I plan to share throughout the year with you.  It had a variety of types of songs,  but some of my favorites are “wisdom” songs, intended to impart wise words. I thought this was a great one for kids who tend to chatter too much. I was one of those kids and still tend to be a chatterbox, so it’s a little wisdom {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #49

Welcome back to the 49thLet’s look at some of the wonderful links shared last week. Suzan @ Simply Vintageous brought a huge smile to my face and heart with this “Anne (with an e)of Green Gables dresser she created.  So charming!!! Audrey @ Timeless Treasures gave an old wooden tool box a feminine face lift. Lovely! I’ve got 2 rooms in my house wallpapered in antique books, so this accent wall done byAngela @ Number Fifty-Three grabbed my attention.Didn’t it turn out {Read More}

Buying Time

Thanks so much for letting me cry on your shoulders yesterday, about my oldest son moving into the dorm at college. During another of my teary-eyed spells before he left, he gave me a hug and said, “Why do I get the feeling I’m the only adult in this room?” He knows how to humor me. It seems fitting in my struggle against how quickly time is passing, that I won a box full of old, non-working travel clocks at {Read More}

Sunday – Son Day

Today is a day that I’ve never really looked forward to. My son is moving into the dorm at college. I know, it’s part of the progression that comes with having children, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.   I’ve been blessed to be a stay-at-home mom his whole life. I was blessed to homeschool him from kindergarten through graduation. It seems like just yesterday I was teaching him to read. I’ve been blessed that he choose to live at {Read More}

I’m Diggin’ It – Garden Spade Decor

If you really dig old tools, this little project might be right up your alley. It didn’t cost any money to create – I had the few supplies needed already on hand. Chances are good you have everything too, or something similar that would work just as well. When I saw this Garden Spade Door Knocker sold by Terrain, I had one of those, “that gives me an idea” moments. I don’t really want a door knocker because we have a doorbell that {Read More}

Sittin’ Pretty

I finished painting the kitchen chairs yesterday. The two on the each end are the youngest ones, which were part of the set from our previous kitchen table. The rest of the chairs all came from auctions, thrift stores, or yard sales. All the chairs were painted and distressed for a timeworn look, except one.  Can you guess which one – [my shift key isn’t working, so pretend there’s a question mark there.] I wish I could carry this pretty {Read More}