Linens and Angels and Bears, Oh My! Friday's Find #224 Plus a Sale


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Starting today I'm offering a 15% off sale in my Etsy shop--no coupons and no fighting crowds required! I hope you'll drop by to browse and perhaps do some holiday shopping. Now for this week's fabulous finds--it was a good week for thrifting and I gathered a fun assortment of linens, angels and bears...oh my! Let's get started with this set of handmade vintage Christmas linens... 


vintage Christmas placemats and napkins

Vintage Charm Party #109




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #109!


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!

Repurposed Vintage Milk Can Snowman


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I'm sharing a fun project to add a little whimsy to your holiday curb appeal. Yes, I know Thanksgiving is still a week away. {If you missed my vintage Thanksgiving mantel, you can see it here.} It's one of my favorite holidays, so much so, that I'll be stepping away from the computer screen all next week to spend time with family. The thing is, I really like to savor the Christmas season which for me, means getting a head start on holiday crafts, and that brings me back to today's project. She's really too feminine to be called a snowman--isn't she sassy? Come see how I repurposed this vintage milk can and dressed her up with things I already had on hand...


repurposed vintage milk can snowman

Simply Elegant Holiday Chair Decor with Preserved Evergreens


Hi there, Friends! I'm really excited to share a new project with you that will add a touch of elegance to your dining chairs during the holiday season. The greenery used is a mixture of preserved and faux so it will take you from Thanksgiving through the Christmas season--plus it couldn't be easier to assemble! 


simply elegant holiday chair decor

Thriftathon Part 2: Friday's Find #223


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Today I'm sharing the rest of my fabulous finds from my thrifting adventures with Cecilia B. In addition to the Find's warehouse sale and shops in Comfort, we shopped five more local thrift stores. If you missed part one of my thriftathon treasures, you can see them here. Now for the rest of my finds...


thrifted vintage thermos

Vintage Charm Party #108




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #108!


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 Storage Basket


Happy Wednesday, Friends! It's time for the latest 15 Minute Fix! Today I have a thrifty upcycle that doubles as storage and of course, can be completed in less than 15 minutes... 


upcycled storage basket

Decorating with Thrifted Vintage Plates... Can I Get an Amen?


Hi there, Friends! A few weeks ago, when I shared tips for creating a beautiful home on a budget, I illustrated just how much of my decor has been upcycled from estate sale, thrift store and yard sale finds. Today, I want to show you several different ways I use thrifted vintage plates as wall art. It's an inexpensive way to add classic charm to any room...


decorating with thrifted vintage plates

Thriftathon Part 1: Friday's Find #222


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! As promised, today I'm sharing the first part of two posts featuring my finds from my thriftathon with Cecilia B.  Can you believe the size of this frame? I'm not one to pass on vintage frames and at 3' x 4', it's the largest I've come across thrifting. I love its curvy details and it was only $2! Stay tuned Sunday to see how I'm using it!


thrift store vintage frame

Vintage Charm Party #107 and October Feature of the Month




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #107 and October 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!

Celebrating Blogger Friendships: Peace, Love and Comfort, Texas!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Last week, I was blessed to spend some time celebrating my friendships with Cecilia from The B Farm and Audrey from Timeless Treasures. Over the last several years, we've forged a special bond from our shared passions for faith, thrifting and blogging. We always have fun sharing food and fellowship during our annual thriftathon. Tag along for a virtual tour, as I share our adventures!


Blogger friendships and Comfort, Texas

How to Chalk Paint Vintage Dining Chairs: 2 Different Techniques


Hi there, Friends! Recently I updated the vintage dining chairs for my kitchen table with chalk paint. Undecided if I wanted to commit to painting all four, I started by painting two with my favorite brush on chalk paint. Then, after living with purposely mismatched chairs for a few months, I decided I was ready to paint the other two. When I was blessed to receive two cans of Rust-Oleum Chalked spray paint in a giveaway from Lauren at Wonderfully Made, I chose the Linen White shade so I could compare the two paints and share my results with you. Thank you to Lauren and Rust-Oleum! {This is not a sponsored post but I have included affiliate links for DIYers. See full disclosure here.


chalk painted dining chair tutorial

Vintage Moon Deco Pyrex: Friday's Find #221


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Every once in awhile, I happen to come across a vintage find that I've never seen before. I consider myself pretty familiar with vintage Pyrex patterns, but this Moon Deco covered casserole, was a new one for me!


Moon Deco Pyrex

Vintage Charm Party #106




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #106!


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 Rosemary Lemongrass Fragrant Natural Household Cleaner


Happy Wednesday, Friends! The holidays are around the corner and today I'm sharing a natural household cleaner that will leave your home sparkling, smelling heavenly and ready to welcome guests. Plus, you can make it in less than 15 minutes!


15 minute rosemary lemongrass natural household cleaner

Stuck in a Rut? 7 Ways to Create a Beautiful Home on a Budget!


Hi there, Friends! Have you ever found yourself in a rut when it comes to decorating your home?  We all want to create a beautiful home but at times, it can be a challenge to keep from getting stuck in a rut. You might think since I share upcycled and repurposed home decor each week, that I wouldn't be prone. To be honest, I hadn't even realized it myself, until I made a simple change recently. Today I'm sharing some thrifty tips that will help you conquer a decorating rut or avoid one altogether! 


budget friendly home decor tips

Estate Sale Salvage: Friday's Find #220


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! When you shop an estate sale, where do you start? While I've found some great buys on vintage dishes, linens, and furniture from estate sales, you might be surprised by the place I look first....


estate sale finds

Vintage Charm Party #105




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #105!


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!

DIY Cozy Pom-Pom Throw


Happy Wednesday, Friends! As temperatures drop, nothing says fall, quite like a soft, comfy throw. Would you believe I made this cozy pom-pom throw for less than $10? Plus, there's almost no sewing required--if you can sew a button, you can make this simple lap throw...


DIY cozy pom-pom throw

How to Style Collections as Seasonal Decor: Vintage Transferware Thanksgiving Mantel


Hi there, Friends! What comes to mind when you hear the word collection? A hutch full of matching dishes inherited from a loved one? A mismatched assortment of whimsical animal figurines? The best collections are gathered over time, treasured and displayed--not tucked away in a cabinet. There's no specific number that qualifies as a collection. In fact, mine each started with only a few pieces. Today, I'm sharing a simple, yet elegant Thanksgiving mantel that highlights just three pieces of my thrifted vintage transferware collection. If you're not a collector, no worries--a similar mantel can be styled by shopping your home, garden and maybe a trip to the grocery store...


how to use collections as seasonal decor

Friday's Find #219


TGITF Friends! We've finally had some weather that feels like fall and I have loved it! Ready for this week's fabulous finds? Several of this week's vintage treasures are from the same estate sale, starting with this gorgeous vintage crystal bead necklace... 


thrifted vintage necklace

Vintage Charm Party #104



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #104!


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 Vintage Plate Sign


Happy Wednesday, Friends! It's time for another 15 Minute Fix and once again, this project can easily be completed in closer to five minutes. Plus, it's oh-so thrifty and all you need is a plate and a dollar store decal! 


15 minute upcycled vintage plate sign

Pancake Mix Recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting



Hi there, Friends! Today I'm sharing the recipe for the pumpkin spice cupcakes I featured with my fall tablescape in the garden. They are so simple to whip up and the cake portion only has two ingredients--pancake mix and milk! They are topped with a delicious cinnamon buttercream frosting that complements the subtle flavor of the pumpkin spice, just right! Ready to get baking?


pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream frosting

Vintage Christmas: Friday's Find #218


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Like many of you, I shop thrift stores for Christmas treasures year round. Not only do I buy most of my own Christmas decor, I also stock  my Etsy shop.  I couldn't resist this pair of whimsical snowman pictures. Aren't they darling? 

Fabulous thrift store finds of the week

Vintage Charm Party #103 and September Feature of the Month




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #103 and September 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!

Boho Style Cozy Fall Outdoor Retreat


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today, I'm excited to be participating in the Fall in Love with Texas Blog Tour! If you're new here, welcome! Grab your tea or coffee and follow me out to the garden where I've created a cozy little retreat where we can visit....


boho style cozy fall outdoor retreat

Texas Antiques Week: The Best of Round Top, Warrenton, La Bahia and Burton


Hi there, Friends! I know that for many of you a trip to Round Top for Texas Antiques Week is on your bucket list, so when I go, I like to take lots of photos to share with you. This year, in addition to the Round Top/Warrenton venues, my friend Carly and I ventured further down the highway to La Bahia and Burton and found a few new favorites. You can see what I bought and where, here.  Now, get comfy and enjoy the tour...


Texas Antiques Week Round Top
Texas Rose Antique Show in Round Top 

Something Old, Something New from Round Top: Friday's Find #217


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! If you read my last Friday's Find post, you know I left bright and early on a junkin' adventure....all the way to Round Top! That's right, my friend Carly and I made our annual road trip to Texas Antiques Week. On Sunday, I'll be sharing some new places we found and lots of vintage eye candy, but today I'm sharing my fabulous finds from our day trip. Grab your favorite drink and get comfy.... 


My fabulous finds from Texas Antiques Week Round Top

Vintage Charm Party #102




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #102!


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!

5 Minute Fall Minnow Bucket Using Dollar Store Supplies


Happy Wednesday, Friends! If you're like me and consider a timeworn minnow bucket to be a thing of beauty, I've got just the project for you! Even better, you can make one too and it only takes about five minutes...


5 minute fall minnow bucket

How to Upcycle a Pillow Using a Sharpie


Hi there, Friends! Last month, I shared how to paint a pillow to change the color to complement your decor. Today I'm sharing another easy pillow upcycle--this time with stencils and a Sharpie marker...


pillow upcycle with Sharpie marker

Friday's Find #216


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! At oh-dark-thirty this morning I headed out with my friend Carly for a day trip of junkin'. Hopefully, I'll have some exciting treasures from our adventure to share next week! Now for this week's fabulous finds...


thrifted vintage thermos and Thermos V lunch box

Vintage Charm Party #101




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #101!


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!

Vintage Farmhouse Fall Wreath: Thrift Store Basket Upcycle


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Remember the fabulous vintage thrift store basket I shared Friday? I wanted a special way to display it and since my wall space is limited and I've already shared a fall centerpiece and mantel, I decided to use it to craft a nontraditional fall wreath. I couldn't be happier with the results...


vintage farmhouse fall wreath

Nature Inspired Farmhouse Centerpiece


Hi there, Friends! The official first day of fall is just days away and I've been transitioning my decor in hopes that our weather will cooperate soon! Today I'm sharing a simple farmhouse centerpiece that includes a little bit of everything: neutrals with a hint of color, natural elements and upcycled bottles tucked inside a repurposed vintage vessel...


nature inspired farmhouse centerpiece


Friday's Find #215


TGITF Friends! Like most of this week's finds, I'll be using this fabulous vintage basket as fall decor. I have childhood memories of seeing large shallow baskets like this one used as wall decor. Now they're back and I've seen them styled from boho chic to farmhouse decor. They are fetching a pretty penny on Etsy, but I'm already getting attached to this one. I can always sell it later--right? 


thrift store vintage basket

Vintage Charm Party #100!



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #100! We've been highlighting last week's links through the week on social media and we both chose extra features in honor of today's party! After you visit here, be sure to pop over to Our Hopeful Home to see the extra features Kathleen chose too!


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 Repurpose Ping Pong Paddles as Pumpkins


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Recently I shared a whimsical pumpkin patch mantel that featured repurposed ping pong paddles. Whether your prefer the quilted, burlap, sheet music, or all three--today I'm going to show you how to create your own repurposed ping pong paddle pumpkins! 


repurposed ping pong paddle pumpkins

DIY Hammered Copper Charger Plates and Stemware


Hi there, Friends! When I posted my recent fall tablescape, I promised to share how to make these DIY hammered copper charger plates. Though not included with the tablescape, I also used the same upcycle on some of my stemware. This simple technique is the perfect way to dress up thrift store dishes and create your own festive fall tablescapes...


DIY hammered copper

Friday's Find #214


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! When I began collecting jadeite several years ago, my first finds were from thrift stores. For those of you who share my obsession with the vintage green dishes, you know they're getting harder to come by at all and a rare thing to score in thrift stores, these days. Every once in awhile, I'm delighted when I come across the occasional find--or two--like these restaurantware saucers. Score! 


vintage jadeite restaurantware

Vintage Charm Party #99 and August Feature of the Month Plus A Special Announcement!




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #99 and August 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!

15 Minute Fall Decor from Repurposed Dish Towels


Hi there, Friends!  When my brother and his family visited San Antonio for a mini vacation a few weeks ago, I met them at the resort and spent the night to celebrate his birthday. Unfortunately their vacation was cut short due to Hurricane Harvey, but we were able to have a nice dinner and visit the following morning. On my way back home, I stopped at a few stores that aren't available in my rural town, including Ross. It was there I found these adorable dish towels. I'm so glad I picked up these two sets, because they were perfect for starting some crafty fall projects during all of the wet weather. For today's 15 Minute Fix, I'm sharing two different ways you can repurpose dish towels as fall decor. 


15 minute fall decor from repurposed dish towels

Whimsical Pumpkin Patch Mantel Featuring Repurposed Ping Pong Paddles


Hi there, Friends! Ready or not, fall will be here soon and I've started sprucing up my nest for the season. Yes, you read the title right--I really did repurpose ping pong paddles to create a whimsical pumpkin patch! I try to change up my seasonal decor a little differently each year, and I had fun embellishing them and using them to decorate a simple mantel. 


whimsical pumpkin patch mantel

Vintage High Chair Upcycle: Friday's Find #213


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! I cannot believe it's Labor Day weekend! How do you spend the holiday? This week I have just a few finds to share--one big and one small. Today's post will be a little different as I share an upcycle, how I used my two finds together and a sneak peek at a future project!


vintage high chair upcycle

Vintage Charm Party #98



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #98!


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 Root Herbs the Organic Way Plus DIY Bouquet Garni


Happy Wednesday, Friends! While buying organic may stretch a frugal lifestyle, growing your own organic herbs saves money and has countless benefits. In addition to cooking, I also use herbs as landscaping and often in my decor. Though they have a lovely delicate appearance, they are resilient and oh-so-fragrant. Today I'm sharing two simple and thrifty DIY projects featuring these green beauties. 


how to root herbs the organic way

Cupcakes and Coffee in the Garden: Fall Tablescape Blog Hop


Happy Monday, Friends! I'd like to welcome those of you visiting from the Fall Tablescape Blog Hop! Now maybe like me, you in live in an area where the warm temperatures aren't showing the slightest hint of fall and decorating for the upcoming season isn't even on your radar yet--believe me, I understand! Even so, I hope you'll stick around and plan to visit the talented bloggers participating through the week. The tour is hosted by Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate and if you've seen any of her lovely tablescapes, you'll know you're in for a treat! Pin away and you'll be ready with lots of festive fall inspiration when the weather decides to cooperate. Now, won't you join me for cupcakes and coffee in the garden? 


cupcakes and coffee in the garden fall tablescape