Vintage Charm Party #84



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #84!


My Thrift Store Addiction 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!

15 Minute Yard Sale Lamp Upcycle with Washi Tape


Happy Wednesday, Friends! It's time for another 15 Minute Fix! Today I'm sharing the upcycle of a yard sale lamp--come see how it went from drab to fab in just 15 minutes...

15 minute yard sale lamp upcycle

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Brownie Pie and Reflections from Comparison Trap


Hi there Friends! What do you do when a recipe you've made successfully countless times, results in an epic fail?  Well, today I'm keeping it real and sharing what I did when it happened to me and more importantly, what I learned...

ice cream pie

Vintage Baby Love: Friday's Find #198


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Around this time last year, I added a vintage baby section to my Etsy shop. From time to time, I come across sweet little treasures and it just so happens this was a week for vintage baby love...


vintage baby quilt

Vintage Charm Party #83



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #83!


My Thrift Store Addiction 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 to Save Thousands of Dollars with Painted Upcycles ~ Plus Updates from Some of Mine!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! A yard sale sofa, a faded outdoor umbrella and a dated oven--what do these three things have in common? For different reasons, all needed makeovers, but seemed unlikely candidates for paint jobs. Yet, with carefully selected paint, a lot of research, and the courage to step outside of my comfort zone, these projects collectively saved me thousands of dollars! When I posted each crazy unexpected paint job, I promised to share updates to show how my makeovers stood the test of time. So today I'm sharing just that--three updates ranging from just under two years to three years ago...


save thousands with painted upcycles

19th Annual Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival


Happy Mother's Day! I hope you are being celebrated and pampered today. In the spirit of relaxation, I'm sharing eye candy from a favorite local event that I attend every year, the Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival.


lavender festival

Friday's Find #197


Thank God it's thrifty Friday--time for this week's fabulous finds! Given my fondness for teacups, this lovely treasure was a blessing and I was surprised someone else hadn't already grabbed it, considering Mother's Day is just a few days away! Since I'm partial to mini bouquets,  I couldn't wait to arrange the dainty cup with fresh garden blooms...


Japanese lusterware teacup

Vintage Charm Party #82




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #82!


My Thrift Store Addiction 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!

15 Minute Upcycled Dollar Store Favor Bags-5 Ways!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! When I came across these cute little favor bags at the dollar store, the possibilities seemed endless. Whether you need a last minute mini bouquet for Mother's Day, festive outdoor dining accents or want to host a Memorial Day movie night, I've got you covered with today's 15 Minute Fix... 


upcycled dollar store favor bags

Repurpose a Vintage Spoon Display as an Herb Drying Rack!


Hi there, Friends! One of my favorite things about thrifting is taking a dated find and repurposing it in an unexpected, useful way. Today's project not only allows me to indulge my passion for bringing the outdoors inside, it's also functional in the practical sense. 


repurposed herb drying rack

Made in England Vintage: Friday's Find #196


Thank God it's thrifty Friday! How has your first week of May been? It's been lovely weather here and I've been enjoying a little more time in the garden. This week's fabulous finds have a common theme--they were all made in England. First, this charming collectible plate...


Mother's Day gift available at Etsy Thrift Store Addiction

Vintage Charm Party #81 and April Feature of the Month



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #81 and April Feature of the Month!


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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!

Front Door Makeover Featuring Curb Appeal Paint

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Hi there, Friends! I've been so excited to share my recent front door makeover featuring a brand new product: Americana Decor Curb Appeal paint...


Front door makeover

Repurpose a Vintage French Tart Pan as a Fragrant Naturescape: Friday's Find #195


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Last weekend I attended quite a few garage sales and would you believe I came home empty handed? That does happen sometimes, though it's actually been awhile since it's happened to me. However, I still have something special to share today--a find-inspired mini project. Come see how I repurposed a thrift store French tart pan as a simple naturescape...


repurposed French tart pan naturescape

Vintage Charm Party #80




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #80!


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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!

15 Minute Vintage Bike Seat Upcycle


Happy Wednesday, Friends! It took me awhile to get around to it, but I finally upcycled the salvaged bike seat I found last fall in Round Top. As I hoped, it's just what my vintage garden bike needed and the project was complete in only 15 minutes!


vintage bike seat upcycle and repurposed garden art

75th Birthday Celebration for Mom


Hi there, Friends! Tomorrow my Dear Mom is celebrating her 75th birthday. When she visited for Easter, I also planned an early birthday celebration for her...


75th birthday celebration in the garden

Retired Vintage Snowbabies: Friday's Find #194


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends!  Do you stop at church rummage sales? Depending on how they are organized, it can take a little hunting, but I almost always score some great finds--like this week's fabulous features. I had to dig through a big box of ornaments but I found this assortment of vintage Department 56 retired Snowbabies collectibles...


vintage retired Snowbabies ornaments

Vintage Charm Party #79





Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #79!


My Thrift Store Addiction 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!

Dark Chocolate Mini Cakes with Nutella Glaze...from a Boxed Cake Mix!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! When my family visited for Easter, we also celebrated my mother's birthday. Remembering the many birthday cakes she's baked for me over the years, I wanted to make something special for her. At the same time, since I was preparing a lot of other food for the brunch, I needed something simple. Today I'm sharing how I made these tea room pretty mini cakes using a boxed cake mix...


Dark chocolate mini cakes with Nutella glaze

Simply Elegant Easter Brunch in the Garden


Happy Easter, Friends! I hope you are enjoying a blessed time with family and loved ones today. When I found out my mother, stepfather and Favorite Son would be visiting for Easter, I planned brunch in the garden. I've set a special table and scheduled this post ahead, so by the time you are reading this, we are probably enjoying our brunch. Won't you join us? 


Easter brunch in the garden

Friday's Find #193


TGITF Friends! I'm always on the lookout for vintage plates to add to my transferware gallery wall, so I was thrilled to come across two patterns I haven't seen before. The larger one is Johnson Brothers Old Flower Prints and the smaller one is Myott, Son & Co. England Bonnie Dundee and the colors are perfect with my collection. {See the evolution of my plate gallery wall, here.}

English transferware thrift store find

Vintage Charm Party 78




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #78!


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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!

15 Minute Fancy Bunny Place Cards


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Since Easter is this weekend, I'm squeezing in one more 15 Minute Fix. Whether you are expecting guests like I am, or relaxing with your family, this quickie project is sure to bring a smile!

15 minute fancy bunny place cards

The Good Shepherd Vintage Book Vignette


Hi there, Friends! With today being Palm Sunday and Easter just a week away, I am sharing something very close to my heart. When I was a little girl, there was an old Bible story book at my grandparents' house that captured my heart. Though it originally belonged to my uncle, it was eventually passed down to me to take home. This was my favorite of the many beautiful illustrations. Now to be honest, I haven't thought of that book in ages, that is until a recent thrifting adventure brought me...


Good Shepherd vintage book vignette

Friday's Find #192



TGITF Friends! It was love at first sight when my eyes landed on this adorable bunny teapot at one of the thrift stores I shop weekly. We've been having such gorgeous weather, I took some of my photos outside this week, but looks right at home with the vintage jadeite spring tablescape I shared several weeks ago. 


thrift store find bunny teapot

Vintage Charm Party #77 and March Feature of the Month



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #77 and March Feature of the Month!


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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!

15 Minute Upcycled Thrift Store Frame Chalkboard



Happy Wednesday, Friends!  First, I want to thank you for all of the kind words and prayers on behalf of Audrey and her husband. Here's her latest update: 

Thank you to all of you that prayed for him. He is home now and feeling better, but has to wear a portable defibrillator for awhile in case of a heart attack. May God bless every one. Hugs, Audrey Z.  

Now for today's 15 Minute Fix--this time the simple upcycle of two recent thrift store finds...

15 minute upcycled thrift store frame chalkboard

Chocolate Covered Berry Bouquet and a Special Prayer Request


Hi there, Friends! Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite indulgences. They can be quite pricey to buy, so I make mine at home. While they are always a hit with guests, they tend to be a little messy, so I came up with a fun way to serve them on sticks. Come see how I used them to create a festive edible bouquet that's pretty enough to give as gift or serve as a small centerpiece for Easter or any occasion...


chocolate covered berry bouquet

Antique Mall Bargains Including Vintage Postcards: Friday's Find #191


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Do you shop antique malls for hidden bargains? I know several bloggers who have booths at antique malls and I bet you know a few, too. I think at times there is a faulty assumption that items will be overpriced but that isn't always the case. This week's fabulous features are bargains scored at an antique mall that I visit occasionally. It's a favorite because some of the vendors offer prices comparable to those of thrift stores--it just takes a little hunting and knowing where to look. I adore vintage postcards and couldn't wait to tuck this pretty floral friendship card into a frame on my gallery wall, plus it's not the only one I found...


antique mall bargain vintage postcards

Vintage Charm Party #76



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #76!


My Thrift Store Addiction 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!

15 Minute Baby Chick Dollar Store Spring Wreath


Happy Wednesday, Friends! When I shared my thrifty spring decor, I mentioned that I shop the dollar store weekly to find the best selection. Today's 15 Minute Fix is a simple wreath created with craft supplies from--you guessed it--the dollar store! 


15 minute baby chick dollar store spring wreath

The Secret to Thrifty Spring Decor and How to Never Pay Full Price!


Hi there, Friends! The sweet signs of spring are all around us and since everyone seems to enjoy freshening up their homes for the season, today I'm sharing my thrifty spring decor. While it's no secret how often I shop thrift stores, you may not know that when it comes to home decor, I never pay full price! Here's how...


thrifty spring home decor

Vintage Bread Box Repurposed Planter: Friday's Find #190


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! I went to several yard sales last weekend and couldn't be happier with my finds. It was a wet, drizzly morning but I often find treasures on the days others would rather stay indoors. Take this vintage bread box...


yard sale repurposed vintage bread box planter

Vintage Charm Party #75




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #75!


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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!

Decoupage Floral Design Easter Eggs


Happy Wednesday, Friends! When I posted my spring tablescape last week, I promised to share how I created the floral Easter eggs that were displayed. Ready for  a simple tutorial? Let's go!


decoupage floral Easter eggs

Hello Spring Blooming Dress Form


Hi there, Friends! I have been so excited to share today's project with you! Tomorrow is officially the first day of spring and I'm greeting the season with a blooming dress form...


repurposed blooming dress form

Friday's Find #189


Thank God it's thrifty Friday! It's time for this week's fabulous features. Today I'm sharing several yard sale bargains, but first, a recent thrift store find I almost forgot to share...

embroidered vintage coverlet

Vintage Charm Party #74




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #74!

My Thrift Store Addiction 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!

Spring Tablescape Featuring Jadeite, Bunnies and Chickens...Oh My!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Anyone else out there have spring fever? Most of you have seen the vintage jadeite collection that dominates every space of my kitchen. While I've shared a variety of jadeite tablescapes on the breakfast table there, this spring I was inspired to introduce the minty green dishes to my dining room. Come see how I mixed several new items with my vintage treasures to create a cheerful spring tablescape. 


vintage jadeite spring tablescape

How to Shop Texas Antique Week Like a Pro


Hi there, Friends! It's almost spring and soon it will be Texas Antique Week. Today I'm sharing several tips I wish I'd known before I went the first time, so you can shop like a pro! If you're not able to make the trip this year, that's okay--follow along for swoon worthy inspiration from some of my favorite venues...


Texas Antique Week vintage urns

French Farmhouse Style: Friday's Find #188


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Yard sale season is here and oh, how I love a good yard sale! It was a rainy day and truth be told, if it wasn't for a prescheduled appointment, I probably would have stayed indoors but I'm so glad I was out and saw this sale! Today's features are French farmhouse style and all from the same yard sale...


French farmhouse yard sale finds

Vintage Charm Party #73



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #73!

My Thrift Store Addiction 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!

15 Minute Mini Pennant Banner


Happy Wednesday, Friends! It's time for another 15 Minute Fix--ready to raid your craft stash?  Today I'm sharing a mini pennant banner that can be crafted for St. Patrick's Day or any occasion...


15 minute mini pennant banner

My Month in Numbers: February Edition



Hi there, Friends! Today's post is a departure from my usual. First of all, it's not a post about blog earnings or analytical stats--it's much more fun than that! When I read a post titled My Month in Numbers from Stephanie, blogger at Wife, Mommy, Me, I was intrigued and inspired. As I enjoyed seeing the numbers for the activities Stephanie chronicled, I imagined the events I might record. Come to find out, there's actually a link party hosted by Deena at Shoes to Shiraz--just in case you want to review your numbers and link up! So here's my version...


monthly review in numbers February
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Friday's Find #187


TGITF Friends! Ready for the fabulous thrift store finds of the week? Since March is here, I couldn't pass on this wee leprechaun perched on a toadstool. Though he isn't marked on the bottom, after a little research I  learned he is vintage, from the sixties. 


vintage leprechaun

Vintage Charm Party #72 and February Feature of the Month



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #72 and February Feature of the Month!


My Thrift Store Addiction



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!