My Vintage Sunroom|bHome Summer Open House Tour

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  Welcome to my sunroom.  I don’t think I’ve ever shared this part of my home before but it is my favorite spot to just sit and ponder.  At the end of today’s post I’ll be linking to some other wonderful bloggers who are sharing their summer spaces with you as well as part of the bHome Home Tour Summer Open House and…there’s also a giveaway

Craft Room Organizing with an Industrial Spool

Craft Room Organizing with a Vintage Industrial Spool from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #BestofDIY #Vintage

It’s time for another #BestofDIY ~ if you love DIY then this is the place to be ~ 25 other bloggers and I have gotten together to share our projects and ideas with you {you can see all of the other projects below and click on them to be taken right to the page with the project!}. Today I am sharing a project that I

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 Decorating with Antiques

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I started to do some spring decorating and while I know I’m late to the party I’m glad that I at least got started.  So far I’ve done a dresser in my living room that I consider my mantel {I don’t have a mantel so this is as close I can get for now} and I decorated one corner in my living room.  I started

Vintage Stamp Holder

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Cast Iron Stamp Holder I haven’t been to the Thrift Store in ages and had a whole 10 minutes to waste yesterday while waiting to pick one of the kids up…..I went into the store….did a quick ‘glance about’ and spied this awesome piece.  I was sure it would be overpriced {am I the only one who has noticed that recently the prices at the

Antique Store ~ Vintage Finds

Antique Vase

I was at the antique store the other day…one of my favorite ones…. when I came across the treasures above and below.  The picture doesn’t do the vase justice… the colors are mellow yet deep and vibrant and the bottom of the vase has these markings…not sure what they represent but hope to some day figure out this beauty’s history. I want to start adding

Vintage Vignette for $21.00

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I love vintage and I love to save money- the vignette above meets all of my requirements.  The big splurge in this display is the botanical print which cost me all of $12.00.  It has some water damage on the one side but is in the original frame and I just could not pass it up.  The silver bowl is from a thrift store and

Postcards-Inexpensive Vintage Decorating

DIY Day @ ASPTL

I love vintage and in the case of photos and postcards I have a soft spot.  When I see the old postcards with the scratchings on the back-some of love, some of friendship and some of just good old communication I imagine who wrote it-who the recipient was and the depth of their relationship, etc.  Postcards are a very inexpensive way to decorate.  I have

Chic & Simple Lampshade Update

I love romance and all things romantic–vintage pins, linens, lace, crystal fobs…well, you get the idea!  I have a simple-less than 1 minute-and absolutely free lampshade update.  I pulled out my doilies and found one that was long but not very wide and a blue crystal pin from my jewelry box.  I wrapped the doily around the lampshade and secured it with the pin….and…that was