Archives for March 2015

Antique Telephone Advertisement

Here’s a wonderful antique telephone advertisement that came from a 1910 The Housekeeper magazine. It would make a wonderful image transfer for a sign (just remember to reverse the image first), or it could be used as-is for decoupage (on laser jet paper, so the ink doesn’t smear). Enjoy! Many more antique advertisements can be found HERE.

Valspar Chalky Finish Paint Review – Painted Mason Jars & Sign

Have you heard the news that Lowes is now carrying new Valspar Chalky Finish Paint?  This is great news for those who like premixed chalk style paint, but don’t live near any retailers of Annie Sloan or other chalk style paints. I heard it was coming out, and was looking forward to testing it.  I’ve tried a lot of chalk-style paints, as well as made my own, so I wanted to see how it compares.

Vintage Inspiration Party # 180 – Upcycle, Repurpose & Spring Decor

Welcome to the Vintage Inspiration Party! We’re glad you joined us.  With spring being just around the corner,  I look forward to seeing lots of inspiring spring decor links this week, as well as vintage, repurposed, and upcycled projects!  I can’t wait to see what you have to share. 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 {Read More}

Antique Envelope Image

A sweet reader named Maggie, send me a package of vintage ephemera, and this wonderful antique envelope was one of the items in the package.  Aside from the cool image and text, is anyone else noticing that cute little stool the man is propping his foot on?  I’m thinking that might need I thought this image might also be fun to use as a digital graphic for projects or as a blog graphic, so I removed the address from it {Read More}

Pallet Wood Bathtub Table

I’m a die-hard bathtub soaker, and always have been.  If I had to guess, I’d say that at least 75% of my blog posts have been written while soaking in my bathtub.  It’s the one place in the house where I don’t get distracted by people, the tv, or the phone, so I can concentrate, and relax at the same time. A bathtub table is a must for me, and I’ve had several of them over the years.  Both were made my {Read More}

Salvaged Drawer Front Farm Sign

I really want to start spring cleaning, so I committed last week that I would either repurpose all the salvaged wood and supplies that have been cluttering up my entryway, or I would carry them out to my workshop.  I’m happy to report that I was able to use most of them in new projects, and very few needed to be returned to the workshop. I plan to limit the number of projects I work on at a time, so my house doesn’t get {Read More}

Near the Cross – antique hymnal page printable

Here is a well-known and beloved hymn, “Near the Cross”, from one of the best-known  and most prolific hymn writers, Fanny Crosby.  It would make a lovely printable to display during Easter.  Fanny wrote up to 9,000 hymns, and even used pen names, so that hymnals wouldn’t be filled with her name more than others.  Born in 1801, she was blinded at 6 weeks of age, by a quack doctor who prescribed an incorrect treatment, but of her blindness, she once said, {Read More}

Enamored with Enamelware

 There are a lot of things I’ve collected over the years, but one collection I’ve never gotten tired of is vintage enamelware. It has everything I look for in a collectible item – it fits perfectly with my farmhouse style, it’s affordable, and it can be found in nearly any antique store, as well as yard sales, and thrift shops.

Plant Stand Makeover – Bee Image Transfer

I’d love to tell you that every single project I work on turns out exactly as I envisioned, but that would be SO far from the truth.  The truth is, some projects never make it on my blog because they were such disasters, and some are just a comedy of errors during the process – except I’m rarely laughing at the time. I have one of those projects to show you today.

When you really want a grandchild, but get a rocking chair instead

Somebody in my family better have a baby soon, because vintage children’s items keep adopting me. I assure you – I am not looking for them, but when a little kid calls out to you, it’s hard to resist.