Archives for April 2014

Vintage Clip Art – Machinery – Steampunk Image Printable Graphic

Here’s an image of machinery that would be great for a steampunk project.  It came from a 1903 encyclopedia.  {CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE} Have you used one of my antique images on a project you created?  If so, please share!  My new feature READER SUBMISSIONS will showcase you!  Use this link to share: Blessings, Today’s Sponsor! View Verse of the Day Due to unethical websites stealing content, I can no longer provide a full RSS feed. I work too {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #134 – Vintage Inspired Link Party

Welcome to Knick of Time Tuesday! Spring must be agreeing with everyone, because there were so many great links at last week’s party – I had a hard time picking just a few, so I selected more than I normally do, but there were even more I wish I had space to share!   I am now including a “You Can Buy It! feature each week {link up your vintage items for sale} and a Featured Blog of the Week {Read More}

Photo Studio / Guest Room Update

This feels like the never-ending update, but after an extremely long winter, work has finally resumed on my combination, guest room/photo studio, and I can see completion of the remodel on the horizon.  I don’t have any really good place inside my house to take photos, so that’s the purpose of remodeling this old outbuilding.  It’s just a few steps away from our house, so it will be convenient as well. My husband had to remove most of the front {Read More}

Repurposed Lamps & Lights

The last several weeks, my husband and I have been working on lots of hanging lights and lamps, and I realized I haven’t shared them here, and I have quite a few to show you. This one is probably my favorite.  I’ve had this antique milk can strainer for quite some time, and I’m so glad to have finally done something with it.  The patina on it is absolute perfection. I love how the Edison bulb peeks out from the {Read More}

Free Printable – Antique May Flowers Sheet Music

Since April is drawing to a close, here’s a free printable to celebrate May’s arrival – a page of antique sheet music titled, “May Flowers”.   I have fond memories of making “May Day” baskets in grade school, and giving it to my mom when I got home, and I loved wrapping the “May Pole” with streamers.  Did you do those things in school when you were a child? Have you used one of my antique images on a project {Read More}

Antique Nature Printable – Mosses & Lichens

This is a beautiful, detailed book plate from an 1903 encyclopedia, showing various mosses and lichens.  It would make a lovely framed print, or used on a greeting card for a nature lover.  I was fortunate to get a good supply of volumes from this encyclopedia set, so I’ll be sharing a large variety of images from them in the future. {CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE} Blessings,

Knick of Time Tuesday #133 – Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome to Knick of Time Tuesday! If it is OLD,  looks OLD,  was inspired by something OLD,  or was made from something OLD… Let’s See It! Here’s a review of what I shared last week, in case you missed any posts. Wednesday – Antique Tin Can Label Printables Sunday – Printable Antique Hymn Book Page Monday – A Celebrating 25 years & Giveaway Winner Since I co-hosted the Junker’s United party last week, in lieu of Knick of Time Tuesday, I’m sharing some of the wonderful highlights {Read More}

Anniversary Getaway & Giveaway Winners

On Tuesday, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.  We didn’t do anything fancy or extravagant,  but over the weekend we did go on an overnight getaway to a small town, not far away from our home.  My husband booked a room for us at the historic  William Watson Hotel, in downtown Pittsfeld, IL. As soon as I saw our room, I knew he’d made a great choice.  The owners did an amazing job removing plaster to uncover {Read More}

He is Risen! Happy Easter!

Wishing each one of you a blessed Easter day! I hope each of us takes time today to thank Jesus for going to the cross to suffer and die, for one reason alone…to save us.  Every one of us needs a Savior…Is He yours? Blessings, View Verse of the Day Due to unethical websites stealing content, I can no longer provide a full RSS feed. I work too hard to produce original and inspiring content to have it stolen by {Read More}

When a DIY Project is a Flop

I’ll admit, I’m not a pro at any one thing – I like to tinker a lot and try new things.  Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. Today, I have the honor of sharing how I turned a DIY flop into something I love, as a guest blogger at My Repurposed Life – please drop in and see it.  Thank you Gail, for allowing me to come share with your readers today! Also, a reminder that today is the last {Read More}