Archives for December 2015

I Need a Silent Night

I woke up this morning with a laughably long to-do list.  I’m nowhere near finished with my Christmas shopping,  I’ve got half-finished projects that I need to complete, and Christmas baking, … and the list goes on and on. As I looked at each item on the list, I felt my motivation melt away faster than a marshmallow in a cup of hot cocoa. I thought if I took a nice, long soak in a hot bubble bath, I’d be more inspired {Read More}

Christmas Sale on Everything in the Shop

I never got around to doing a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale, but I’m gearing up to do a major house cleaning and purge once Christmas is over, so I’m having a Christmas sale to clear my shelves of things listed in my shop, so I’ll be ready to dig in the moment the Christmas decorations are put away.

Poster Size Christmas Chalkboard Print & ?’s for You

With 2016 on the horizon, I stared thinking about what kind of projects I’d like to work on next year, but it occurred to me that I should ask YOU what kind of projects you would like to see. First, I’ll show you today’s project, then I have a brief survey at the end that will only take a moment  for you to answer.  Thanks in advance!      Now, onto today’s project! 🙂 Poster Size Christmas Chalkboard Printable If you don’t {Read More}

Gingham Christmas Wreath and Gift Cans with Video

I don’t know what it is about  gingham, but it has an old-fashioned charm that I can’t get enough of.  It reminds me of curtains hanging in an old farmhouse and vintage aprons. I bought an evergreen garland for my entryway, and had a lot left over, so I wired a leftover piece around a grapevine wreath to hang in my kitchen. I used this  gingham wired ribbon to make a bow for the wreath.  It’s easy to work with, and holds its shape {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #217 – Christmas Roundup

We’ve got a great big Christmas Roundup of awesome features for you this week! Welcome back to the VIP! Everyone sure has been busy decking their halls in preparation for Christmas, and we can’t wait to see what you have to share this week! These features are just a few of the festive and inspiring links from last week’s party! First, take a look at what your hosts have been up to recently… Connect with My Salvaged Treasures – Facebook / Pinterest / {Read More}

Santa Claus Coat Rack with Country Living & Hometalk

When Santa Claus, gets home from his long night’s ride around the world, he was lacking a place to hang his coat and hat.   Since the jolly old guy loved the Classic Christmas Books Stocking Hanger than I made last year, I knew he’d love a coat rack made of red and white  books, ‘cuz he’s a red and white kind of fella! 🙂

Homemade Christmas Ideas, Projects, Printables

As I was looking back through past homemade Christmas ideas and projects, I realized that you may have missed many of then – especially if you are new to my blog, so it made sense to round them all up into one easy to navigate post. I’ve got four years worth of DIY Christmas posts, projects, graphics, printables, and gift ideas, and they are all organized into categories with links to every post. {Just click on the images below to visit {Read More}

DIY Christmas Ornaments with Quilt Block Patterns

I’ve kind of gone nuts this year sharing DIY Christmas ornaments, but since I wanted a specific theme for our Christmas tree, it was easier to make the ornaments myself  than search all the stores looking for just the right ones. Since the theme I picked is “simple farmhouse”, I brainstormed what comes to mind when I think of farmhouses, and quilts immediately came to mind. I remembered the barn quilt my son and I made together in the spring, and the quilt-inspired chair I {Read More}

Christmas Entryway Welcome Home Tour

Hello everyone!   I’ve been a busy bee, and can’t wait to show you my Christmas entryway! I don’t decorate my entire house for every season and holiday.  It’s just too much work, but I did want the entryway to look welcoming and festive. The entryway remodel is almost finished, and it’s down to deciding what to do about the floor, but my husband built me a wall hutch that I couldn’t wait to decorate for the holidays. It has 3 tall vertical shelves and 1 {Read More}

Rustic Christmas “Believe” Sign – Quick DIY Project!

You like rustic Christmas projects right? I hope so, because  I have a cute and easy one for you today! 🙂 I have a ladder hanging in my living room wall, right behind where our Christmas tree is, and it was the perfect spot for a small Rustic Christmas “Believe” sign Would you like to make your own? Well, let’s get started!   You can make this in less than an hour. Supplies Needed: ~ Small piece of pallet wood Minwax {Read More}