Archives for February 2015

Antique Hymn Book Page – I Know That my Redeemer Lives

 It’s so good to be home!  My youngest son had a basketball tournament in Kansas City this weekend.  The 4 hour drive up there on Thursday was fine, but with snowstorm “Thor”, it made the drive back home go slower.  We didn’t really hit too much snow along the way, until it started picking up when we got closer to home. I love going away for little trips, but it’s always so nice to get back home.  I was hoping {Read More}

Spring Sheet Music Printable

Not that I’m clock-watching or anything, but did you know that it’s only 21 days, 3 hours, 20 minutes and 15 seconds until the first day of Spring?                         … give or take a few seconds. I adore the Midwest in the fall, summer and spring, but I’d love to just fly south and sit on a beach for the winter. Actually, I take that back.  I don’t mind snow and {Read More}

My Dream Barn Door … in mini version

I’m not a super “wanty” person (is that a word?) but I want a barn door in my house     …and I want one bad. What does it matter that we really don’t have any space to put one? I’m still holding out the hope that somehow I can talk my husband into making one. I’ll figure out the little details, like where we’d install it … later. While I patiently wait for him to agree with me that we {Read More}

Flower Seeds Co. Advertisement – Mystic Seed Co.

With the frigid weather we’ve been having lately, it may not feel like it, but Spring’s a comin’!!! Is anyone else counting down the days until Spring?  I keep trying to remind myself that even when it arrives, it’s likely to be at least several weeks until it actually feels like spring, but just knowing it will be here soon, makes me tolerate these cold winter days a little better. I found a few antique flower seeds company advertisements in my collection {Read More}

Antique Ephemera and Rusty Scissors

There’s a fine line between owning collections and hoarding collections. I think I may be leaning just a wee bit too far on the hoarding side of the line.             ….actually, I think I the line may have gotten buried under my hoard. It all started quite innocently.  I bought a small stack of antique magazines several years ago at an auction.  I instantly fell in love with the amazing advertisements in them. The rest was history…I became like {Read More}

1900’s Royal Baking Powder Advertisement

I’ve shared several antique baking powder advertisements in the past, and this is another one from the early 1900’s for Royal Baking Powder, from a magazine in my collection.  I’d love to get my hands on one of the actual cans! I think this would look wonderful as wall art in the kitchen.   Many more antique advertisements like these can be found HERE. Enjoy!

Vintage Inspiration Party #178 – Wash Tub Islands, Wooden Cubbies & More

Welcome back sweet peas! I am hosting the Vintage Inspiration Party! This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations. vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or {Read More}

Bee Image Clip Art from McGuffey’s Reader

 Today, I have a charming bee image from an early 1900’s McGuffey’s Reader.  The bee is hovering near a vine with blooms on it.  It would be perfect for an image transfer project, but for those of you gifted with painting skills, I think it would also be so pretty with watercolors added to the image, for a greeting card or wall art. Here is the complete school book page the image was on – isn’t it cute?!  I love {Read More}

Rolling Pin Recipe Card Holder

 I’ve brought home quite a few vintage rolling pins from yard sales and flea markets, but I usually love them as they are, and generally just like to display them, but discovered a rolling pin in my stash last week that I wouldn’t want to display.  I don’t even remember buying it, but it had a dark stain in the wood that looked very unattractive.  I’m not sure what I was thinking when I bought it, but I figured it was {Read More}

Antique Graphic -1900’s Invoice with Native American Logo

For those who love antique graphics, and are history buffs, this is an early 1900’s invoice showing a Native American man with a pipe, and Buffalo heads on the sides. It was from the Iroquois Door Company.   I love learning the history behind antique images, and I discovered that this company started in 1904 in Buffalo, New York, but sadly, it closed in 1989.  The buildings are now occupied by a textiles company that makes makes sporting goods. I {Read More}