Archives for November 2014

Vintage Christmas Gift Tags, Labels and Stickers

Welcome day Day 4 of my 12 Days of Christmas celebration! If  you love vintage style, then this post is for you, and it’s something every single gift-giver needs – Christmas gift tags and labels! I love gifts that have an old-fashioned look to them, so I tweaked a few of my favorite antique images, and gave them a festive Christmas look, as printable vintage Christmas gift tags.  AJust print them, and add the to your wrapped gifts!  I even included a few that {Read More}

Nativity Silhouette Candle Holder – 12 Days of Christmas {day 3}

We don’t have recycling pickup, since we live outside the city limits, which is why you will frequently see projects created by me from things most people take to the recycling center – like tin cans and glass jars. That means I have lots of tin cans and jars to craft with…lots.  If you save glass jars too, this Day 3 project for my 12 Days of Christmas celebration is for you! I almost feel guilty calling it a “project”, because {Read More}

Antique French Advertisement in Fancy Scrolled Frame Clip Art

This image is actually a combination of two images from an 1800’s magazine.   The scrolled frame border originally  had different advertisement inside of it,that wasn’t terribly pretty, and the  antique French advertisement originally had a boring border, so I combined the two to come up with a much nicer version.  This would make a great image to transfer on furniture, flour sack towels, etc. {CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE} Here is the frame without the advertisement inside. Here is {Read More}

Cake Pan Christmas Chalkboard – 12 Days of Christmas {day 2}

 I hope you rummaged through you recycling bin yesterday, and have gotten started making yourself a Cookie Cutter Window Candy Jar – you could whip up several of them in an evening!  I’ve been happily munching on the soft peppermints in my jar for several days.  At this rate, I’ll gain 10 pounds before November has even ended! Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas celebration won’t make you gain any weight at all, but it might make you want {Read More}

Clip Art – Antique Advertisement for Sewing Thread

I bought several magazines from the late 1800’s, that have so many beautiful images and antique advertisements, so you’ll be seeing lots of them in the coming weeks. I fell in love with this advertisement for sewing thread, with a hand on it.  I think this would look awesome enlarged as a sign for a sewing or craft room.  I’ve removed all the background from it here. Here it is before I removed the background. Here is the complete advertisement – isn’t {Read More}

Gingerbread Man Painted Jar

I’ve been as busy as an elf in Santa’s workshop, getting ready for my 1st (and possibly annual, if it goes well) 12 Days of Christmas event, and it’s finally here!  Thanks for joining me!   My goal was to create projects that aren’t difficult, and don’t require too many supplies, and today’s project fits that bill, so let’s jump right in! If there’s one thing that there is a lot of during the holidays, it’s sweets, and I wanted to come up with {Read More}

An Antique Mirror Makeover, Rusty Old Ice Skates, and a Special Visit

Last week I had a little time to kill while I was in town, so I made a quick trip into an antique store.  I spotted this little antique mirror in the window display.  Sorry about this awful photo – I took it at night, after I’d removed the mirror.  The original dark black paint hid the pretty carved details in the frame, and the paint was looking worse for the wear anyway, so I decided to give it a {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #164 – lots of Vintage Christmas Decor!

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!  This is my favorite time of year to host the VIP, because there are always lots of great ideas shared for using Vintage Christmas Decor in your home (or non-Christmas vintage decor USED as Christmas decor!).  You’ll see that there’s no reason to take down your regular decor to get ready for the holidays – just “festive” it up! Before we get started with the party, I want to invite you to join me, {Read More}

Farmhouse Meets Industrial Wall Bins

Obviously, farmhouse style is my favorite style, but if I had a 2nd home, I would go a totally different direction with it.  Should living in the country ever become too much work to maintain as my husband and I get older, I dream of finding an old building in a downtown district – one with brick walls, exposed metal pipes and wood floors – loaded with industrial style. Since I can’t have both, I have to find ways to introduce {Read More}

Thanksgiving Printable Place Cards

With Thanksgiving only a little over a week away, I created some pretty place cards that can be personalized with your guest’s names, and there is a place on the back for each person to write what they are thankful for.  Even if you don’t have company coming over to share a Thanksgiving meal, these could also be used with your children, making them a nice keepsake to remember what they were thankful for, and to help them remember that {Read More}