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