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

Friday's Find #212


TGITF Friends!  I never know quite what I'll find in my thrifting adventures and for me that's part of the thrill of the hunt! This week I was drawn to these vintage ping pong paddles. They are sturdy wood and in excellent condition. No...I don't have a ping pong table, but I do have a plan...


vintage ping pong paddles

Vintage Charm Party #97





Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #97!


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 Chocolate No-Bake Eskimo Cookies


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Wow, has it been hot here! I know some of you are beginning to think about fall recipes but I wanted to sneak in one more summery dessert. Today's 15 Minute Fix  is a quick and easy no-bake cookie recipe that's a family favorite...and yes, there is chocolate under that powdered sugar!


15 minute chocolate no bake Eskimo cookies

Back to School Nostalgic Vintage Vignette


Hi there, Friends! As summer comes to an end, and kids head back to school, I am reminded of the scripture from Ecclesiastes:

To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. {Ecclesiastes 3:1} 

While those of you with kids still in school may be hunting uniforms and school supplies, it's also a time of year that holds fond memories for many. Today I'm sharing a few of  mine...


back to school vintage vignette

Tea Cups and Lace: Friday's Find #211


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! This week's fabulous find happens to be two of my favorite things, because they remind me of my grandmother: vintage tea cups and lace. Lavender was her favorite color and I remember she had several floral tea cups in shades of purple. I love the delicate pansies featured on this one.  Available


vintage tea cups and lace

Vintage Charm Party #96




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #96!


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 Paint a Pillow


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Have you ever purchased a pillow even though you knew it wasn't quite the right color? Maybe like me, you loved everything else about the design and it had a price tag you couldn't resist but when you got it home, you still weren't satisfied with the color. Well today, I'll show you how I updated my it's-so-pretty-and-comfy-if-only-it-was-the-right-color pillow with paint! 

how to paint a pillow

Vintage Hankie Hoops


Hi there, Friends! It's no secret that I adore vintage hankies and am fond of using them as decor. If you have a cherished hankie with a stain or hole, but still can't bear to part with it, today I have the perfect project for you...


vintage hankie hoops

Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers: Friday's Find #210


TGITF Friends! This week's fabulous find is a fun assortment of vintage salt and pepper shakers I scored at a church rummage sale. The first set is unlike any I've seen before. It's actually one piece. The set featuring a dog with its house is designed in a way that only one of the shakers dispenses at a time. 


vintage salt and pepper shakers

Vintage Charm Party #95




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #95!


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!

Mosaic Garden Art as Camouflage


Hi there, Friends! Today I have some unique garden art to share with you. It's not so much the mosaic design that makes it unusual, but rather its unlikely location. I bet you can't guess where...


mosaic garden art camouflage

Friday's Find #209


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! This week's fabulous features are an eclectic mix of vintage yard sale treasures. Usually when I pick up an old print, more often than not, it's faded, or just not my cup of tea and I've got my eye on the frame. However, that wasn't the case this time and I found myself really drawn to the art. I do plan to give the frame a little love, but it's a keeper. Can you believe it was just .50?


thrift store finds of the week

Vintage Charm Party #94 and July Feature of the Month




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #94 and July 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!

Simple Caprese Pasta Salad Plus How to Marinate Mozzarella


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Since I eat a lot of salads during the summer months, I like to get creative with my recipes. Caprese salad is one of my very favorites and today I'm sharing a caprese pasta salad I've been making for a few months now. It's light and tasty and so very simple to make...


simple caprese pasta salad

Vintage Charm Party #93



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #93!


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 Dollar Store Rain Chain and a Giveaway Winner!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I'm announcing the winner of my recent blogiversary giveaway, but first I have a fun dollar store project to share with you--a darling little rain chain that you can whip up in no time...


DIY dollar store rain chain

Shabby Chic Summer Bedroom: Something Old, Something New


Hi there, Friends!  With the end of July approaching, it won't be long before autumn projects begin to pop up all over. Have you noticed the stores have already started with fall decor? While I can understand how the scorching heat can make one long for the season to change, here in Texas we've got at least two more months of summer weather. That being said, I plan to finish out July with a few summer decor posts that pair something old with something new. Since it was during the holidays when I last shared my bedroom, let's start there...


shabby chic summer bedroom something old something new

Vintage Milk Glass: Friday's Find #207


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Ready to see the fabulous thrift store finds of the week? Today it's all about vintage milk glass. Given my fondness for repurposing vintage vessels as bud vases, I couldn't wait to add blooms to this set of milk glass spice bottles...


vintage milk glass

Vintage Charm Party #92




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #92!


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 Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath


Happy Wednesday, Friends! If you read my title and think you've seen this project before, keep reading because today's 15 Minute Fix is a slightly different approach to the typical garden hose wreath....


15 minute repurposed garden hose wreath

Simple Coastal Farmhouse Centerpiece


Hi there, Friends! Today I'll show you how to create a simple centerpiece that pairs beachy coastal style with vintage farmhouse by using seashells, dollar store succulents and yard sale finds. 


simple coastal farmhouse centerpiece

Friday's Find #206


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! You know that feeling you get when you head to your favorite thrift store and you spy something tucked away that seems to be waiting just for you? Of course you do! Well, then you know how I felt when I scored this large vintage chalkboard for $1...


vintage chalkboard

Vintage Charm Party #91



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #91!


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 Refresh Faded Garden Signs


Happy Wednesday, Friends! As a writer, as long as I can remember I've been drawn to words. Be it sequined pillows or painted letters on silver platters, my home decor often features inspirational messages. The same is true of the garden that I've filled with whimsical signs. Unfortunately outdoor signs have a tendency to fade over time. Today I'm sharing a simple, thrifty way to refresh them--all it takes is a little time and patience...


how to refresh a faded garden sign

Romantic Picnic Tablescape Created with Vintage Yard Sale and Thrift Store Finds!


Hi there, Friends! Last week, I shared thrifty tips for styling your home for summer. Today I'm sending more thrifty beauty your way with my latest tablescape that was inspired by a recent yard sale find. The thing is, as I gathered the assortment of pretty pastels to set the table, I realized almost every treasured item was either a yard sale or thrift store find. I love it when that happens--don't you? 


romantic vintage picnic tablescape

Vintage Linen Love: Friday's Find #205


TGITF Friends! When I walk up to a yard sale and see a big stack of vintage linens, I'm a happy girl! Grab your favorite drink and get comfy because I have a lovely assortment to share today, starting with this sweet embroidered tablecloth. 


vintage linen love

Vintage Charm Party 90 and June Feature of the Month



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #90 and June 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 Thrift Store Candle Sconce Bird Feeder



Happy Wednesday Friends! Are you ready for another 15 Minute Fix? I've promised these simple projects and mini makeovers can be completed in 15 minutes or less. Well today's quickie definitely falls into the or less category...


thrift store candle sconce bird feeder

Repurpose Fondue Forks as Retro Plant Markers



Hi there, Friends! If you frequent thrift stores often, I bet you've come across some fondue forks like the ones I used for today's project. Check out this simple garden repurpose with a retro vibe!


Repurposed fondue fork retro plant markers

Vintage Collectibles: Friday's Find #204


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Ready for this week's fabulous finds? Take a peek at my first feature, a charming vintage photo album. While I've seen vintage albums on other blogs, this is the first one I've found. I love the flowers and colors on the cover. The cover has some wear but the inside is in great condition and still has over 50 blank pages. Available


vintage photo album

Vintage Charm Party #89




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #89!


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 Patriotic Inspiration



Happy Wednesday, Friends! I cannot believe it's the end of June--how did that happen? With the Fourth of July less than a week away, today I'm sharing a little vintage patriotic inspiration that will carry you through Labor Day. From mini projects and table decor to garden planters, I've got you covered, whether you're a DIY queen or prefer to shop online to get the look...


vintage patriotic inspiration
This post contains affiliate links for suggested supplies. See full disclosure here.

How to Style Your Home for Summer Without Spending a Dime!


Hi there, Friends! Recently, my friend Carly brought me a gorgeous bouquet of hydrangeas. {She's very thoughtful like that!} As I arranged the beautiful blooms, it occurred to me that lately I've shared lots of thrifty projects and garden decor but I haven't really shared summertime indoors. Today I'm sharing how I gave my home a simple summer refresh...without spending a dime! 


simple summer style without spending a dime

Heavenly Hankies: Friday's Find #203


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Recently, I attended an estate sale with the largest selection of vintage hankies I have ever seen at one sale. To say I had to restrain myself, is an understatement! I absolutely adore them and not only use them as decor in my home but also sell them in my Etsy shop. Today I'm sharing the ones I chose. First, I love the pretty parasol and flower cart design on this lavender floral.  Available


vintage floral hankie