Do you remember those beaded Christmas ornament kits from back in the 60s and 70s? A while ago I happened upon this ad in a December 1969 Family Circle magazine and I’ve been wanting to make one ever since. I love the blingy Victorian flair and the kitschy-ness of these decorations. Plus they looked somewhat easy to make!
One of my favorite series, Penny Dreadful, got me all excited to do a Halloween decoration tutorial inspired by gothic horror. Unfortunately, I came down with a miserable cold and have had to lay low for the past week, which put a damper on my crafting attempts.
But I did the second best thing and rounded up a list of 10 DIY […]
Several months ago I found a groovy 1960s floor lamp for seriously cheap money. But the shades were shot. Being as I’m a mid century lamp freak I could not pass it up and figured at some point I’d find replacement shades for it. That was my magical thinking kicking in to justify buying it.
As promised in my last post I’m sharing more images from my recent find, a spring/summer Spiegel catalog from 1955, this time featuring the fabulousness of 50s housewares and home decor. Catalogs like these are a great reference if you’re planning on doing any mid century decorating and looking for authentic color palettes, prints and furniture styles of the era.
It’s also […]
My latest obsession is vintage Christmas corsages. I remember my Mom, grandmothers and aunts always wore them during the holiday season. Here are some examples of authentic vintage ones. Aren’t they cute and festive?
So for this year’s Christmas craft project I decided to make my […]