Lovely Vintage Hankies and Linens: Friday's Find #245


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! This week's fab features are a few of my favorite things: vintage hankies and linens! Have you ever seen a round hankie before--I had not! Don't you love the colors and floral design on this one? AVAILABLE HERE!


vintage round floral hankie

Vintage Charm Party #129



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #129!

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!

Earth Day 15 Minute Repurposed Mini Crate Garden Planters


Happy Monday, Friends! We have been having gorgeous spring weather here in Texas. Believe me, spring doesn't usually last long here before our early summer temperatures arrive. I'm savoring every minute and also sending warm thoughts to those of you who spring has yet to visit. Earth Day is Sunday, so if you're itching to get outside and plant or start some plants indoors until your weather cooperates, today's 15 minute fix is the perfect repurposed project... 


15 minute repurposed mini crate planters

Vintage Samsonite Luggage Care and Decorative Storage Tips: Friday's Find #244


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Today's fabulous feature is a little different than usual, because in a manner of speaking, it found me! In fact, thanks to Favorite Son and Darling DIL it was delivered right to my back door. This photo was taken before I cleaned it up, so today I'm sharing my tips for cleaning stubborn scuffs and adhesives, plus a little trick to make vintage luggage really functional for decorative storage... 


vintage Samsonite luggage as decorative storage

Vintage Charm Party #128



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #128!

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!

Thrifty Vintage Vanity Floral Inspired Bedroom Office Nook


Happy Monday, Friends! My home will be 19 years old this June and since the master bedroom is the only room I haven't repainted, I decided it was long overdue! As is often the case with my decor projects, one thing led to another so this will be the first of two blog posts featuring my thrifty floral inspired bedroom refresh. I spent less than $50--including the paint! I'm starting with one of the few pieces of furniture I haven't shared on the blog before, my vintage vanity...


thrifty floral inspired office nook

Jadeite Batter Bowl: Friday's Find #243


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! A few months ago, I shared my first thrifted batter bowl find. Determined to stay true to my task of selling more than I keep, I listed the pretty milk glass bowl in my Etsy shop. You can only imagine how thrilled I was when I found this small jadeite batter bowl that matches the larger mixing bowl that came with my vintage 1940s stand mixer. Since the bottoms of these bowls aren't marked except for the occasional small number 6, you'll often see them identified as Fire-King. However, the slightly different shade of green is consistent with my marked pieces of McKee, manufactured in the 30s and 40s. Also, the glass is thicker and heavier than the Fire-King bowls I've collected. Regardless, this sweet little bowl is a keeper! 


vintage jadeite batter bowl

Vintage Charm Party #127 and March Feature of the Month



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #127 and the March Feature of the Month!

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 Mailbox Door Planter


Happy Monday, Friends! Did you have a nice Easter weekend? I got to see Ginger Grand's Easter basket when I chatted with my kids in Colorado, then enjoyed a lovely lunch in the garden with Favorite Son and Darling DIL. Today I have a simple repurposed planter project you can create to show off your spring blooms... 


repurposed vintage mailbox planter

The Spring and Easter Joys Link Party


Hello, and welcome to the Spring and Easter Joys link party! We're celebrating the joyous Easter weekend with a link party and can't wait to see what you have to share...


The Spring and Easter Joys Blogger link party

Vintage Charm Party #126




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #126!

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 Flowers Blue and White Garden Table: Vintage Easter Joys Blog Hop


Happy Tuesday, Friends and welcome to the Vintage Easter Joys Blog Hop! A big thanks to gracious Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home, for gathering some of our favorite blogger friends to share vintage Easter inspiration today and tomorrow. That's not all--on Friday you'll be able to link your favorite Easter projects and decor! 


spring flowers blue and white garden table

Jadeite Springtime Kitchen Vignette


Hello, Friends! Spring has sprung, here in Texas! I hope it's nice weather at your house, but if not, maybe today's post will brighten your day. I'm sharing kitchen vignettes featuring my vintage jadeite and some other springtime favorites...  


jadeite springtime kitchen vignette

Friday's Find #242


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Okay, admit it--did you say or think, "Awww!" when you saw this mother dog and her pups nestled in their tiny basket bed? Look at those faces! 


1950s vintage dog collectibles

Vintage Charm Party #125



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #125 on our new party day!

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!

Whimsical Bunnies and Blooms Styled for Spring Home Tour


Hello Friends! It's the first official day of spring and I'm excited to be participating in the Styled for Spring Home Tour hosted by Jenna from Wife in Progress, and featuring over 30 bloggers through the week! If you've hopped over from Create & Babble, welcome to my home! I'm celebrating with whimsical bunnies and blooms this spring... 


whimsical spring home tour

15 Minute Dollar Store Peony Flower Garland


Happy Sunday, Friends! Today in keeping with National Craft Month, I'm sharing another spring craft that also happens to be a 15 minute fix, plus you can make this floral garland with thrifty dollar store peonies... 


15 minute dollar store peony flower garland

Vintage Easter Bunnies: Friday's Find #241


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Easter will be here soon and just in time, this week's fabulous finds are all vintage bunnies of one kind or another. Some are perfect for Easter, while others can be enjoyed year round. Come check out the thrifty assortment I've gathered--from these colorful vintage napkins to a rustic handmade egg cup...


vintage Easter napkins

Vintage Charm Party #124





Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #124 on our new party day!

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 Peony Flower Placemats Plus Giveaway Winners!


Hi there, Friends! It's starting to feel like spring here in Texas and I've been working on some fresh floral accents. This project is for my kindred spirits out there who agree there's no such thing as too many flowers! These blooming peony placemats will make your home feel like spring inside, even if you're still knee deep in snow outside and you can craft them with thrifty dollar store flowers... 


dollar store peony flower placemats

Sweet Pickins Vintage Fair in Mason: Friday's Find #240


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Last weekend I drove to Mason, Texas for Sweet Pickins Vintage Fair. I have some wonderful photos to share from my adventure and I found a few treasures too. Come along for my fabulous finds and your vintage fix of the day... 


Sweet Pickins Vintage Market Mason, Texas
Adore this vintage vignette by Flutter Buys, Brady, Texas 

Vintage Charm #123 and February Feature of the Month




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #123 and February Feature of the Month!

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!

Whimsical Easter Bunny Pom-Pom Wreath


Happy Monday, Friends! Did you have a nice weekend? I don't know about you, but I've got spring projects on my mind and March just happens to be National Craft Month! With Easter only several weeks away, I decided to craft a whimsical Easter bunny wreath. Today I'll show you how to use embroidery hoops and pom-poms to create your own... 


whimsical easter bunny pom pom wreath

Made in Ireland Vintage: Friday's Find #239 Plus a Home Tour Feature!


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends and hello, March!  Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I found some charming vintage pieces that were made in Ireland. First though, I'd like to invite you to visit a talented blogger you may already follow...  


vintage Irish collectibles

Vintage Charm Party #122




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #122 on our new party day!

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!

Country Sampler Spring Decorating Giveaway


Hi there, Friends! I'm excited to share a small giveaway with you today! If you've got spring fever, the Country Sampler Spring Decorating issue is full of inspiring DIY projects. It will be available in stores in the next few days plus I'm offering several giveaway copies, courtesy of Country Sampler Magazines... 


Country Sampler Spring Decorating giveaway

Russian Folk Art: Friday's Find #238


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! There are times when I come across an item during my thrifting adventures that I am inexplicably drawn to. It may not be something that I would use in my decor, but there is an intuition that I've found something special. When it's an item that I haven't seen before, like this framed hand painted tile, it requires a little research on my part... 


hand painted Russian folk art

Vintage Charm Party #121 and We're Moving!




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #121!

Hello, Friends! This will be our last Thursday Vintage Charm Party--that's right, we're moving the party to Wednesdays beginning February 28!

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!

Garden Stepping Stone Upcycle and Changes Coming Soon!



Happy Wednesday, Friends! I know many of you are still dealing with snow and may be experiencing spring fever. I thought a little garden inspiration might be welcome so today I'm sharing the simple upcycle of some stepping stones I found on clearance... 


garden stepping stones upcycle

An Intimate Wedding Celebration


Happy Monday, Friends! If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have already seen the exciting news I'm sharing today. My Baby Boy got married on Valentine's Day! Jared aka Favorite Son and his lovely bride, Maria chose a simple ceremony in the gazebo at our local courthouse followed by an intimate celebration in the garden. The simplicity was lovely and there are lots of photos, so join me for the highlights of this romantic event... 


intimate garden wedding celebration
Photo Courtesy of Bekah Bee Photography

Beautiful Vintage Blues: Friday's Find #237


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Just in case you haven't been here before, my name is Cecilia and I'm a dishaholic! It's true, but honestly who could pass on these gorgeous Spode plates? I know my kindred dish addicts out there will understand! If dishware doesn't tempt you, rest assured. Not all of this week's fabulous finds are plates but they are all beautiful vintage blues... 


Spode Sunflower Blue Room Collection plates

Vintage Charm Party #120




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #120!


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 Amaryllis Repurposed Cigar Box Centerpiece Plus a Table for Two


Happy Valentine's Day, Friends! A cheerful floral centerpiece seems fitting for the occasion and since you can arrange this one in about 5 minutes, today's 15 Minute Fix also includes a simple tablescape for two... 


15 minute amaryllis repurposed cigar box centerpiece

Refreshing Rosemary Pomegranate Mocktail


Hi there, Friends! It may still be winter, but I'm looking ahead to warmer months. How about you? Once I start spending time in the garden, I'm always in search of new ideas for refreshing drinks. This festive rosemary pomegranate mocktail can be served at your Valentine's Day table and then enjoyed again as the weather gets warmer... 


refreshing rosemary pomegranate mocktail

A Special Birthday Greeting and Friday's Find #236


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! I have several fabulous vintage finds to share this week, starting with this sweet porcelain frame. I love the delicate flowers and heart shaped openings and plan to use it on my desk.  Speaking of hearts--before the rest of this week's finds, I want to wish someone dear to my heart a very happy birthday... 


thrifted vintage frame

Vintage Charm Party #119




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #119!


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!

Red, Aqua and Blush Whimsical Cupid Valentine Diorama


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Have you heard that we're going to see bolder colors in home decor this year? Though I'm not one to follow trends, I do enjoy adding color, especially when it comes to seasonal decor. Today I'm sharing a whimsical little valentine diorama with a lot of color.  You might say that I'm playing cupid with red, aqua and blush...


repurposed valentine diorama

Hugs and Kisses Whimsical Vintage Kitchen Vignette


Hi there, Friends! I'm sure you've noticed that my vintage kitchen is one of my favorite places to create whimsical vignettes and today I'm sharing some fun accents for Valentine's Day. Maybe you don't usually decorate for Valentine's Day, or aren't a dishaholic like me, but would still love to brighten your kitchen a bit. No problem--the idea is to find new ways to use what you already have!  Come on in for a visit... 


whimsical vintage kitchen valentine vignette

Vintage Mardi Gras: Friday's Find #235


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Here it the first Friday of February already! Mardi Gras is on the 13th, this year and parties and parades to celebrate the occasion are pretty common here in Texas. While I've often seen the colorful plastic beads in the thrift stores, this is the first time I've come across a festive mask... 


vintage Mardi Gras mask

Vintage Charm Party #118 and January Feature of the Month




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #118 and January Feature of the Month!


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 Dollar Store Decal Canvas Art Upcycle


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Are you ready for the latest 15 minute fix? I'm sure you won't be surprised that today's simple project pairs two of my favorites: a thrift store reject and a dollar store decal....


15 minute thrift store canvas upcycle

Dollar Store Peony Heart Wreath for Valentine's Day through Spring


Hi there, Friends! I always enjoy adding a few seasonal accents and it's especially nice to craft something new that can be used for more than one season. This romantic peony heart wreath can be created for Valentine's Day and hung through spring or even summer. Plus it was crafted with dollar store supplies for under $5! 


dollar store peony heart wreath

Friday's Find #234


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Isn't it fun when you're out thrifting and discover that little something unexpected? If you've been here before, then you probably know that's one of my favorite perks of being a thrift store addict! When I came across this adorable pair of valentine bears, I picked them thinking they were simply figurines... 


valentine bear cookie stamps

Vintage Charm Party #117



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #117!


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!

When Valentine's Day Doesn't Feel Happy...


Hello, Friends! Valentine's Day is just three weeks away and I've seen some wonderful projects for the holiday. I've shared a few crafts myself with more to come soon, but today I'm sharing valentine thoughts of a different nature. On Friday, Jemma from At Home with Jemma, will be sharing a valentine gift guide featuring bloggers and Etsy shops and she kindly invited me to participate. As I considered which gift I might feature from Secret Garden Herbs or Thrift Store Addiction, I reflected on a time not so long ago, when Valentine's Day was not a happy occasion for me. I can't help but wonder if someone who is reading may be going through something similar...


When Valentine's Day isn't happy

How to Stencil a Chalkboard


Hi there, Friends! Recently, when I featured this scripture garden chalkboard with my cozy winter decor, I promised to share a tutorial. As I've mentioned before, despite my love for DIY projects and crafts, I'm pretty challenged when it comes to free hand drawing and lettering. Now if you happen to be blessed with gorgeous handwriting and the talent to draw, that's awesome--go for it! For the rest of you, quite simply, I've found the easiest way to create a pretty chalkboard is by stenciling and today I'll show you how... 


how to stencil a chalkboard

Vintage Egg Baskets: Friday's Find #233


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! With our nasty icy weather this week, I didn't get out much but I do have a few vintage egg baskets to share--a "new" find plus a couple of previously found treasures for inspiration... 


thrifted vintage egg basket

Vintage Charm Party #116



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #116!


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!