Favorite Thrifty Tips and Repurposed Projects of the Year


Hi there, Friends!  As we head into a new year, I always enjoy taking a look back. I find it insightful, because there are two types of readers' favorites--those that I was aware of and those that came as somewhat of a surprise! 


My Thrift Store Addiction Favorites of the year

Friday's Find #178


TGITF Friends! Do you typically go thrifting during the week between Christmas and New Year's? I made a few stops and scored some great Christmas clearance. I found this sweet vintage hankie for .50! I've sold several Christmas hankies in the past, but this one is a keeper. I am smitten with the tiny delicate details. 


vintage Christmas hankie

Vintage Charm Party #63





Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #63!


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Friday's Find #177


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! This last week before Christmas has been a busy one, but I still managed to score several treasures. First, I've seen quite a few Putz houses on other blogs, but I I've never come across any at thrift stores. These were a bargain and even though they have a few bare spots that need a little love, I was happy to find them! 


thrift store Putz houses

Vintage Charm Party 62






Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #62!


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Don't Forget to Feed the Reindeer! Upcycled Gift Bottle


Happy Wednesday, Friends!  Have you ever accidentally started a Christmas tradition? Sometimes those that aren't thought out or planned, but just stick on their own can be the sweetest. Here's the story of how I became the annual reindeer food maker....


reindeer food upcycled gift bottle tutorial

Repurposed Trophy Bar Cart Bling!


Hi there, Friends! Today I am sharing a fun repurposed project. While these retro bottle stoppers would be a great addition to a Christmas or New Year's Eve party, they can also add a little bling to a bar cart year round!

repurposed trophy bottle stoppers

Friday's Find #176


TGITF Friends! Wow, is it just me or is December flying by? One of my local thrift stores already had their Christmas items marked down and I scored these lovely vintage teacups--definite keepers! 

Vintage Christmas teacups

Vintage Charm Party #61




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #61!


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Keep Calm and Collect Jadeite! Creating Christmas Link Party


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Welcome to the Creating Christmas link party! I'd like to thank Jann from Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for hosting and organizing this fun event. Today's theme is Christmas tablescapes and kitchens, so be sure to link your favorites at the end of the post. If you follow my blog, you know that the title of this post pretty much sums up my kitchen! 



jadeite cake stand miniature vignettes

Friday's Find #175


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Ready for this week's fabulous features? Today's finds were all from the same stop and I'm guessing someone collected angels before passing them on to thrift store heaven! First, a sweet little Hallmark angel with precious details that would be a lovely ornament, stocking stuffer or tree topper for a small tree. Available


vintage Hallmark angel

Vintage Charm Party #60







Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #60!


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

A Creature Was Stirring Miniature Christmas Vignette


Happy Wednesday, Friends!  I'm sure you've noticed my recent affection for crafting with miniatures. There's just something a little magical about creating a miniature moment, especially during the holidays!


miniature Christmas vignette

A Vintage Charm Christmas Ornament Obsession


Hi there, Friends!  Welcome to A Vintage Charm Christmas where you'll be able to visit all of your Vintage Charm hostesses for holiday inspiration--vintage style! Today I'll be sharing some of my favorite vintage Christmas treasures... 

A Vintage Charm Christmas

Friday's Find #174


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Ready for this week's fab finds? Needlepoint pillows have been good sellers for me, so when I see one in great condition like this one, I usually grab it. I was instantly drawn to the pretty dove and message, so this one is a keeper! 


needlepoint Christmas pillow

Vintage Charm Party 59 and November Feature of the Month






Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #59


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Nutcracker Ballet Inspired Nontraditional Christmas Mantel Plus A Tutu Tree Skirt!


Hi there! Throughout the weekend, I saw photos and posts from friends decorating for Christmas.  There's just something about this joyous season that brings out the child in us, isn't there? Today I'm sharing my mantel and a simple tree skirt, both inspired by The Nutcracker Ballet. 


Nutcracker Ballet mantel

Friday's Find #173


TGITF Friends! There's nothing like a thrifty box of Shiny Brites to put me in the Christmas spirit! Don't you love the box too? I'm as excited to decorate with it as I am the ornaments! 


Shiny Brites

Vintage Charm Party 58







Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #58 and Happy Thanksgiving!


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

5 Minute Repurposed Frog Christmas Tree


Happy Wednesday, Friends! For many of us, the holidays are often the busiest season of the year.  Today I'm sharing a project that is so simple, it doesn't even fall into the 15 Minute Fix category! {By the way, that series will resume after the holidays!} No paint or glue necessary--all you need is an assortment of pin frogs, a topper for your "tree" and 5 minutes! 



repurposed frog Christmas tree

Friday's Find #172


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Can you believe it's less than a week until Thanksgiving? It's fun to discover seasonal treasures during my thrifting adventures. I picked up this vintage orphan Pilgrim boy shaker by Hallmark, hoping I just might find his mate. You never know, right? Well instead I found a sweet little Pilgrim girl, a Gurley candle from the sixties. I have always admired their distinctive features. I didn't realize when I found her, how similar in size they are. Don't they make a cute couple? Just in time for Thanksgiving!


vintage Pilgrims

Vintage Charm Party 57







Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #57


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Simple Scrumptious Sweets: Holiday Recipe Blog Hop


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Welcome, to everyone visiting for the Holiday Recipe Blog Hop, I'm glad you're here! I'm looking forward to pinning lots of new recipes for the upcoming holiday season. It's no secret that I have quite the sweet tooth--so today I'm sharing a few of my favorite Christmas sweets. 


simple fudge truffles

The Lazy Girl Way to Give Hollow Core Doors a Vintage Inspired Upcycle!


Hi there, Friends! Are you hosting for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or perhaps New Year's Eve? Today I'm sharing a DIY project that could easily be completed in a weekend--before guests begin to arrive for the holidays. Upgrading the hollow core doors in my kitchen had been on my "to-do" list for ages. While there's many ways to upcycle doors and no shortage of tutorials out there, I opted for something a little different. Oh, and if you are perfectly happy with your doors, but would love to switch your doorknobs for vintage, keep reading! 


vintage inspired hollow core door upcycle

Friday's Find #171


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! I hope you're having a wonderful week. I found some real treasures--the kind I'm not likely to part with! Would you believe, I had just pinned these very dishes as ones to watch for when I found them the following day? Even better, I paid less than .50 for the two plates and cup! You'll be seeing more of these lovelies during the holidays. The pretty Christmas Holly Berry patterned milk glass was made in the sixties by Termocrisa, the brand manufactured in Mexico by Fire-King. Isn't it festive?


Termocrisa Holly Berry

Vintage Charm Party #56






Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #56


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Handmade for the Holidays!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! I've been busy as a bee crafting handmade gifts for the holidays. I know many of you enjoy giving handmade gifts, whether you shop for that special something or make it yourself, so today I'm sharing my latest creations.


Repurposed vintage jello mold quilted star ornaments

Country Sampler's Christmas Decorating Issue


Hi there, Friends! Since we are already in November, I'm planning holiday posts for the next several weeks. I'm very excited to kick off the festive season with a feature from Country Sampler's Christmas Decorating magazine!


Feature Country Sampler Christmas Decorating

Friday's Find #170



Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends!  Ready for this week's fabulous thrift store finds? First, I am totally smitten with this vintage musical carousel that is in absolutely perfect condition...


vintage musical carousel

Vintage Charm Party #55 and October Feature of the Month!






Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #55


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Garden Fresh Organic Herb Stock


Happy Wednesday, Friends! During the fall and winter months, I find it so convenient to make soup in the crockpot. Today I'm sharing my recipe for garden fresh organic herb stock that's flavorful and nutritious, plus it can be frozen, so it's always on hand when it's time to make soup. 


organic garden fresh herb stock

A Grand Mediterranean Cruise!


Hi there, Friends! My mother and stepfather just returned from a Grand Mediterranean cruise. The photos are absolutely gorgeous and I thought you might enjoy a little virtual getaway! This scenic view is taken from the ship as they approached the port of Venice, on the last stop of their journey. Isn't it breathtaking? 


Mediterranean cruise
Port of Venice

Friday's Find #169 Plus the Evolution of a Plate Gallery Wall


TGITF, Friends! Okay...you see the plates in the photo and are probably thinking: Seriously, MORE transferware? You may even be wondering what one person could possibly do with so many plates! Well today I'm going to show you exactly what I did with these lovelies I found during my shopping trip with Cecilia B, plus others from both recent and past fabulous finds...


vintage English transferware

Vintage Charm Party 54






Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #54


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

How I Save Money When I'm Not Thrift Store Shopping!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Each week I chronicle my fabulous finds from local thrift stores but today I thought you might enjoy seeing how I save money when I'm not thrifting....


where I save money

DIY Reclaimed Door Fireplace Upcycle


Hi there, Friends! Are you enjoying a relaxing weekend? We had lovely weather so I went to an estate sale and several yard sales. I often share seasonal mantel displays but today I wanted to show you a recent upcycle I gave my faux fireplace.


DIY reclaimed door fireplace upcycle

Friday's Find #168


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! As promised, today I'm sharing my fabulous finds from my recent thrifting adventures with Cecilia @The B Farm and she'll be sharing her treasures today too. First, like the store name, I was instantly smitten when I spied this vintage mother deer and fawn. You may remember, I already have the matching antlered buck. Aren't they sweet? I also found this fun sparkly pom-pom garland...



vintage felt deer

Vintage Charm Party 53







Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #53


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Deceptively Delicious Breakfast Brownies Featuring a Secret Ingredient!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! If you follow my blog, you know I have a sweet tooth and brownies have always been a weakness. My kids would tell you that on more than one occasion, when they got up for breakfast, they caught me standing over a pan of brownies. True confession. While my love affair with brownies hasn't changed, I do try to make healthier choices now. Today's recipe will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, the surprising secret ingredient packs enough protein to qualify these scrumptious brownies as breakfast.  


Breakfast brownies

Friday's Find #167


TGITF Friends!  Well October is flying by, isn't it? While Cecilia B was here, we made the rounds to all of my favorite local thrifting haunts and spent some time in charming Fredericksburg too. I'll be sharing those finds next week. Ready to see this week's features? I rarely pass on old rolling pins so I grabbed this one when I saw it at a yard sale. Isn't the hand painted wooden scoop lovely? They're both Available.


vintage rolling pin hand painted scoop

Vintage Charm #52






Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #52


Vintage Charm party


We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Boo! Spooky Floating Sign


Happy Wednesday, Friends! I have a special house guest and while you're reading this, I'm probably hitting the thrift stores with Cecilia from The B Farm! I'll be sharing more from our visit soon, but today I'm have a fun project created from repurposed address numbers...


repurposed Boo sign

DIY Vintage Farmhouse Light Upgrade Using Existing Fixture


Hi there, Friends! Today I'm sharing my latest DIY project. I had been wanting to upgrade my dated kitchen light fixtures and ideally, hoped to replace the shades without having to change out the entire fixtures. However, after hunting unsuccessfully for some time, I was beginning to wonder if this would be an option. That is, until I shopped in Round Top...


DIY farmhouse light fixture update