Archives for August 2013

Rock On… {Salvaged Pony Parts}

Do you remember this poor little pony I bought last year? I’m ashamed to admit it, but after taking that photo, I set him on the ground next to my photo area…and left him there…for about 10 months.  In my defense, his “herd” was nearby, as my daughter’s miniature horse is usually close by my photo area and keeps the grass trimmed for me there, but I should have brought him indoors, but I didn’t have a great place to {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1900’s Maps of the World & ALL 50 States!

Today, I have a bunch of images to share with you.  Since school will be starting again soon, I thought this would be a great time to share some of my antique maps with you.  There are a few images from the late 1800’s and the rest are all maps from the early 1900’s. There are some world, continent, country and city maps, then I have all 50 states for you.  Yes…all 50!  There are a LOT of maps here {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #100

Welcome back to Knick of Time Tuesday!I can’t belive this is the 100th party for Knick of Time!!  Sorry to get the party started so late tonight.  We drove through the night last night taking out son to college and spent the day shopping for furnishings for the apartment my 2 older sons are sharing.  I’m too crazy tired to do any features this week, but I’ll be featuring some on my Facebook page throughout the week. Special Thanks to {Read More}

Decor Steals Typography Bamboo Floor Mat Knock-Off

The Typography Bamboo Floor Mat sold by Decor Steals is wildly popular, and though they recently offered it for a great price of $119.50, that still isn’t affordable for everyone, so I decided to try creating my own version for less money. I ordered a bamboo floor mat runner, sized 24″ x 72″ on ebay and paid $21 (including shipping fees).  I didn’t need a larger floor mat, but could think of several places I could use the runner. Here’s {Read More}

Sonday – {His Delight is in the Law of the Lord & A Teacher’s Prayer}

I think college is a real testing ground of a young person’s faith.  It’s the “fire” that burns away beliefs that aren’t authentic and what remains is their true belief.  As my oldest son returns to college and my middle son starts college on Monday, this Psalm is my prayer for them (and my daughter as well). 1896 Bible Page Here is the full page that Psalm was taken from.  You are welcome to save and print any of the {Read More}

Almost Trashed

I hang on to junk for a long time, and even if I don’t know what to do with it, I rarely will throw it out and admit defeat.  That was not the case with this huge pillar candle stand.  I don’t know why I bought it, but I’ve had it for about 3 years.  A few weeks ago, I was trying to sort through things in my workshop and decided I’d finally get rid of it.  I had a {Read More}

Train Sign…that got off track.

Not every project goes exactly how we plan, does it?  I worked on one a few weeks ago that got a little “off track” {pun intended}. I saw this awesome antique sign on Etsy.  Not only was the price tag $585 and way out of my price range, but I knew it would be an easy design to recreate myself…or so I thought.I didn’t take a lot of photos during the process, but I created the grid first, then the {Read More}

{Back-to-School} Dictionary Page Banner

I’m still in denial that it’s back-to-school time.  Summer always seems to fly by quickly, but this summer seemed twice as fast as usual.  Deny as I will, my middle son leaves for college tomorrow morning and my oldest son leaves for the same college Sunday evening.  It will be so strange to have the two of them gone.  My daughter will also be starting college soon, but she’ll still live it home.  It’s so hard to believe that I’m {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1895 School Primer Pages

As the kids are getting ready to head back to school and hit the books, I thought this was a good time to share some fantastic pages from an 1895 book called, “The Gospel Primer”, published by the International Tract Society. For 118 years old, this book is in wonderful condition. Inside the book, was this inscription – precious! I love these pages that feature a letter of the alphabet and its corresponding image of a Bible person, place or {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #99

Welcome back to Knick of Time Tuesday!Here are some highlights from last week’s party. Maureen @ Victorian Studio scored some fantastic antique finds on a recent trip.Old wood + Metal = LOVE in my book!Susan @ Simply Stone Creek knocked it out of the ballpark with her makeover of  this absolutely gorgeous antique dresser.  Well done!!Laurie @ Heaven’s Walk shared her beautiful sea foam green barn door,that makes the perfect backdrop in her studio. Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsor! Let’s {Read More}