Archives for December 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party # 170 – Vintage Style Christmas Home Decor!

Merry Christmas to you all, and welcome back to the  Vintage Inspiration Party! Before we get started this week, I want to announce that we have a very special party planned for next week.  Since it will be the last VIP party of the year, we are inviting you to share your absolute best, most inspired, favorite Vintage projects of the year. So go dig in your archives to see what you finished this year and link up the best of {Read More}

Back in Black – My Front Door and a Gossip Bench

Recently, I showed you the makeover I gave the outside of my front door (seen here), and I finally got around to doing the inside of it this week, but the red color I choose for the outside was not going to work for the inside of the door.  Do people usually have 2-color doors?  I don’t know if that’s the norm, but I have one now!  After painting the front side, I learned a few things.  First of all, {Read More}

Antique Dressing Table

Just before Christmas isn’t the best time to splurge on yourself, but I did.  It was totally unplanned, and I didn’t even know I wanted it until I saw it, but once I saw it, I couldn’t make myself walk away.  I had gone into our local thrift store, specifically looking for wood photo frames,because I had a few Milk & Cream Co. sign orders to make for customers. And there it was.  I’m pretty sure I heard it call {Read More}

Adeste Fideles – O Come, All Ye Faithful

Here is a beautifully aged antique Christmas music page, of the famous Christmas carol, “Adeste Fideles”, which is latin for “O Come All Ye Faithful”. This could be used in so many ways, but I think the prettiest thing to do with it, is just frame it.  It came from an early 1920’s antique music magazine, called The Etude {CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE} Merry Christmas!

Christmas Bell Ornaments – 1800’s Antique Advertisement

Last year I shared the full-size image of these Christmas bell ornaments with you (find it here).  I think these would look so cute turned into ornaments with Shrinky Dinks,(Amazon link) or strung as a garland, so I grouped them together as smaller images that can be printed on one page (printable below). I had planned to make a bunch of them as ornaments, but I only got ONE done, before I got sidetracked on another project, and never got back to {Read More}

Chalkboard Kitchen Canisters and Labels – Not a Creature Was Stirring, Not Even a Mouse

Obviously, it isn’t the night before Christmas yet, because the creatures have been stirring in my pantry, and I’m not happy about it.  There’s nothing more frustrating than discovering a mouse has helped himself to foods in your pantry, and they are persistent little critters.  We live in an old house that has lots of little nooks and crannies they find their way in through.  They don’t come indoors during the summer, but in the winter, they make themselves right at {Read More}

Pine Cones – Nature’s Christmas Decoration

Those of you who are regulars here, know that I’m a magnet for “junk” and have a workshop and barn overflowing with every type of junk imaginable, that I think I might ever be able to do something with, but there’s something else I’m a magnet for, and that’s pine cones. Pine cones make their way home with me on a regular basis.  I can’t walk by pretty pine cones laying on the ground, without picking up at least one or {Read More}

DIY Christmas Sheet Music Image Transfer on Candles

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at image transfers on candles for quite awhile, and I realized that I already had everything I needed to do it!  I chose one of my antique Christmas music images on one, and am including the tutorial for you as well. For this project you’ll need: *white pillar candle white tissue paper (cheap bulk price on Amazon) *freezer paper *stencil adhesive spray *select your sheet music image (found here) *heat gun or blow dryer on {Read More}

Antique Christmas Graphic Advertisement

While digging through a stack of papers last night, I came across this antique Christmas graphic from an early 1900’s magazine that I’ve never shared before.  I’ve got paper stacks a mile high, so it’s lucky I stumbled upon this one before Christmas came and went.  I especially love the snow covered font for the lettering. {CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW FULL SIZE} I removed the advertising text in the image below, so it can be used as a gift {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party # 168 – Vintage Christmas Decor GALORE!

Welcome back to Vintage Inspiration Party!  All of the vintage Christmas decor ideas you all are sharing the last few weeks have been amazing, and you’ll love the features you’ll see this week!  I can’t wait to see what you share this week. I’m sure you’ve all been so busy trying to put the final touches on your shopping and decorating.   Sadly, I still have a LONG way to go, and our tree isn’t even decorated yet, so I {Read More}