Archives for December 2013

Grain Sack Christmas Stockings

Grain Sack Christmas Stockings via Knick of Time.

DIY Canvas Bucket Bag in Homebound Magazine and a WINNER!

Late in the summer, Heather Anderson, publisher of Homebound Magazine (and Post Road Vintage), contacted me and asked if I’d like to come up with a project to share in the winter edition of Homebound Magazine.  I was happy to do so, but I had to wrap my mind around creating a winter project when the temperatures were still in the 80’s.I rummaged around in my workshop to see if my stockpile of “stuff” would yield some inspiration, and I {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #117 – Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome to Knick of Time Tuesday! Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to share what you love about things with old-fashioned charm. Here are some festive Christmas links from last week’s party that all have vintage style! I am seriously ga-ga over the “ice and white” dining room shared by Sherry @ The Charm of Home.  It has such a lovely, soft glow that perfectly accents all the vintage touches in the room. Isn’t this Santa in a {Read More}

Repurposed Antique Cabinet Door into Chalkboard

We got about 5-6″ of snow Friday night and Saturday morning, so it looks like a winter wonderland outside my house.  The roads are all clear now, but being snowed in all day Saturday had its benefits – one of which was being able to stay home and get a lot of work done. I started sewing new Christmas stockings for my family, and started working on a book page wreath and a chalkboard that some customers ordered.  I created a {Read More}

What Child is This? Printable Christmas Music Page

What Child is This is such a well-known and beloved Christmas carol, and this printable page could be used for lots of different projects, or just printed and framed. {CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO PRINT FULL SIZE} Enjoy! Blessings,    

Repurposed Antique Barn Pulley & Loaf Pans

When I’m at an auction and spot old wood or old metal, it’s common for my bidding finger to go up before my brain stops to consider what I’ll do with what I’m bidding on.  Before I know it, I’m the winner of some old whatchamacallit that I have no real plan for. That was the case a few weeks ago.  My eyes zoomed in on an old wooden pulley wheel and my finger went up fast.  Now, I’ve bought {Read More}

On the Workbench, In the Shop and Wild Turkeys

Most of what I buy at auctions are “junk” by most people’s standards.  I specifically look for broken things that others don’t see value in, because those are the pieces I love to recreate with, but bringing home a Jeep full of “junk” and bringing it into my kitchen and living room has made living in our home unpleasant.  We have to walk through a maze of metal and wood and “stuff”, combined with paint and hammers and boxes and {Read More}

Repurposed Serving Tray into Magnetic Wall Chalkboard

You’d think since I’ve been busily working on Christmas projects this week, that my house looks very festive, but BECAUSE I’ve been working on Christmas projects, my house is a d.i.s.a.s.t.e.r.  Last night, my husband poured himself a bowl of cereal, looked around, and stated, “There’s no place to sit in this house.”…and went back to our bedroom to eat, sitting on our bed. Yes…I felt a little guilty, but my workshop isn’t heated, so I have no choice but {Read More}

Vintage Style White Christmas Tree

Vintage Style White Christmas Tree Never in my life have I decorated a Christmas tree by myself, and I didn’t expect to start now.  I thought we’d decorate our tree when my two older sons came home from college for Christmas break, until I realized that because of work, they wouldn’t be coming home until the week of Christmas. I like to have a tree up for at least several weeks before Christmas to enjoy, so I decided to decorate {Read More}

1900’s Family Christmas Scene Illustration

Here’s a beautiful illustration from an early 1900’s German book, depicting a family celebrating Christmas.  I especially love the old-fashioned toys under the tree, although all those lit candles look extremely dangerous!  Let me know if you find some pretty use for this lovely image. Blessings, Angie