How to Bleach Pine Cones

How to bleach pine cones a step-by-step guide from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

How to Bleach Pine Cones So the title seems simple enough but last year when I did this I found I had a few questions and some parts of the process that nobody warned me about.  I need details ~ that’s just who I am so in case you’re like me I’m here to hold your hand and walk you through this.

Gilded Mason Jar Vase ~ Fun in the Sun Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Gilded Mason Jar Vases ~ an Easy to Make and Elegant Way to Display Your Summer Flowers It’s that time of year again ~ time to celebrate summer with the Fun in the Sun Blog Hop!  Where I live there’s only a limited time that flowers are growing and blooming in my yard and I like to make the most of it.  I {really} like

Fresh Lavender Sachet Made From a Vintage Doily

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Lavender Sachet Made from a Vintage Doily One of my loves is vintage linens and lavender.  When I was growing up my Grandma’s drawers always smelled fresh and wonderful.  I’m not sure if she used sachets but I seem to remember little paper packages in each drawer that I believe contained a scented powder of some sort.  Grandma also had drawers and drawers of linens.

Spring Peat Pots and Succulents ~ Shabby Chic

Peat Pot Succulents and Shabby Chic Spring

Spring is a week away and I can hardly wait for it to arrive.  The other day it was almost 70 degrees and I could barely contain myself.  I threw the kids in the car {not really…they got in willingly}, tossed my husband in there as well {him, I really had to toss} and we headed out to run some errands, windows down on the

Top 10 Posts of 2013 Blog Hop and Link Party

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I’ve never done an end of the year wrap up {facepalm} but this year I’ve joined a group of 11 other bloggers to do just that.  We’re each sharing our Top 10 Posts of 2013 and YOU have the chance to share your Top 10 Posts or Top Post of the year in the link party below.   My Top Post of the Year was

Burlap and Vintage Linen Tablecloth

Burlap and Vintage Linen Tablecloth |cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I love anything versatile….if I can use something for more than one purpose it makes my day and that’s what I love about burlap.  I usually have a burlap table runner on my dining room table no matter the time of year.  It’s the perfect backdrop for any setting and can easily be washed and reused. I also love vintage linens and laces and I

DIY Shabby Chic Fabric Shoelaces

DIY Shabby Chic Fabric Shoelaces

I have a pair of pink tennis shoes that I have had for years.  I honestly don’t remember when I got them. I don’t wear them every day.  As a matter of fact I forgot I even had them until the rack in my closet broke {again….3rd time ~ too many clothes perhaps?}.  I saw the sweet pink shoes amid a heap of clothes and

Shabby Chic Pumpkin

Shabby Chic Pumpkin @ Cupcakes and Crinoline

I am smitten, I tell ya, smitten with pumpkins. I wanted to make some pumpkins this year for decor and didn’t want the traditional orange…not that they aren’t cute but I was in the mood for something a little different. I was over at the Freckled Laundry’s Textile Party and spotted something from 20 North Ora that more than caught my eye…. be still my

Shabby Chic Christmas

Think out of the box and let the non-traditional side of you run wild.  Pick up a box of vintage ornaments, crepe paper, glitter, and create something that is one a kind!  Here are some ideas to inspire you. Crepe paper Christmas tree with tutorial!!!! via Creative Chaos via Velvet Strawberries Vintage Christmas In~the~Pink via BHG {three above} via Georgia Peachez Wreath Blog Papier mache

Pumpkin Pumpkin Pumpkin {Patch}

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It’s not really a pumpkin patch but a batch of pumpkins for you to enjoy…all gleaned from the internet and so creative and lovely! First up: Framed Book Page Pumpkins via The Scrap Shoppe Blog ~ I fell hard for this and think I may try my hand at it…the only problem…I know I will never find a frame this awesome! This pumpkin is so