Archives for July 2013

Direct From the Farm Sign (Silhouette Tutorial, Tips & Tricks)

It’s been at least a few weeks since I created a sign based on an old advertisement and I was looking through some of my antique graphics and found one I really wanted to turn into a sign.  I’ll share the process to create it, so you can create your own, if you’d like. The image came from a 1949 telephone book, which I shared with you several years ago, HERE.  Back then, I didn’t scan my graphics at a very {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1919 Fancy Business College Logo

I love this fancy image that came from a 1919 business college booklet,  but the part that caught my attention is the “live teachers” part at the bottom of the image! What else would they have had in 1919?  I’m pretty sure there were no online classes back then, so the only alternative would have been…dead teachers?!  ;0) Anyway, I love the pretty typography and the frame around the words.  I think this would make a pretty framed print in {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #97

Welcome back to Knick of Time Tuesday!Here are some highlights from last week’s party. Mallori @ Vintage Finds updated the look of some vintage wingback chairs with drop cloth canvas.  Be sure to check out the before photos!Jen @ Lace Crazy did a wonderful job giving a naturally aged look to the vintage rocking chair she repainted for her porch.Barbara Jean @ Treasures from the Heart scored some amazing finds recently, including this old church attendance board.  Be sure to take a look {Read More}

My Farm Country Kitchen in Cottages & Bungalows magazine

It’s funny how things turn out sometimes, isn’t it?  Way back in February, I entered the contest hosted by Whisperwood Cottage for a feature in Cottages and Bungalows magazine.  The theme of the contest was “before and after”.  You could enter a before and after project, or a before and after room.  I had both a project and a room, so I entered both categories.  The project I entered was my repurposed chair parts that I showed you here, and {Read More}

Just As I Am Antique Hymn Page Printable

Just As I Am is one of the most beautiful Christian hymns ever written, and it was written about every single human who ever lived. I don’t usually get really “deep” into matters of faith on this blog, but this is really important and I hope each and every one of you will read the lyrics to this old hymn – it holds timeless truth for you…yes, you. If you have any doubt about whether you need a Savior, trying {Read More}

Wood Shutters, Wooden Signs and Coat Hooks…{A Gray Kind of Day}

It may be bright and sunny outdoors, but it was a gray kind of day in my workshop this week. When I get my paintbrush out, I try to work on lots of projects using the same color at the same time.  I hate cleaning paintbrushes, so I want to get as much mileage out of it as I can before I clean it.  I can also accomplish more faster by focusing on one color of paint at a time, {Read More}

Knick of Time in Artful Blogging

There are 3 words that are music to every blogger’s ears (or eyes).  If you are a blogger, I’m sure you know what they are… “You’ve been published.” I received those 3 words in my mailbox this week.  A few months ago, I was contacted by Jennifer Jackson Taylor, Asst. Senior Managing Editor for Artful Blogging, and asked if I would be interested in writing an article and having my blog featured in the magazine.  Of course, I said yes. Someone pinch {Read More}

She’s Got Legs…{She Knows How to Use Them!} My New Cable Spool Table

If you weren’t born before the late 70’s, you won’t “get” the title of my post, but I’m sure those of you who were, know it was based on the 1983 Z Z Top song “Legs”.  Sorry, I couldn’t help myself – I was a high schooler in the 80’s and the title perfectly fit today’s project. How to Make a Farmhouse Style Cable Spool Table A year or so ago, I brought home an antique Duncan Phyfe table table {Read More}

Antique Flower & Seeds Advertisement

I am not a gardener, but I do love antique images for seeds and flowers  and have a few to share with you today. I love this Sweet Peas image and think it would make a really cute sign. It came from this advertisement. Here’s a cute advertisement for seeds that I think would look wonderful transferred onto wood, etc. The magazines these images came from were generously sent to me by Audrey @ Timeless Treasures. Blessings, Angie

Knick of Time Tuesday #96

Welcome back to Knick of Time Tuesday!I had a terrible time selecting features for this week’s party, because there were a bunch that I absolutely loved from last week, but here are a few of them.Helen & Her Daughters brought home this lovely little bar cart from an estate sale.Jeanette @ Creating a Life shared how she uses old books as a photo display.Becky @ Vintage 451 showed her studio and this nifty inspiration board created from a metal screen.Swedish Corner Down {Read More}