New Uses for Old Things-Repurposing Vintage Finds

Repurposing vintage finds

Because I’m addicted to shopping  at flea markets and thrift stores,  I’m constantly at risk of acquiring too much stuff.  If it’s vintage and really cool looking,  I’m compelled to rescue it.  And because I’m afraid of showing up on an episode of “Hoarding:Buried Alive” one day, I have vowed to control myself by limiting my purchases to things I know I […]

By | 2016-11-14T13:38:23-04:00 November 14th, 2016|Lifestyle, retro decor|12 Comments

Halloween DIY- Vintage Hollywood Horror Candleholders

easy diy-vintage hollywood horror candleholdersWell it was time for another craft night with the girls since Halloween was imminent.  And crafting is always a stellar excuse for drinking wine, as it helps the creative juices flow. At least that’s what we like to tell ourselves!

Knowing the night was fast approaching, I was furiously searching the interwebs for a project.  Naturally it had to have […]

By | 2016-10-27T11:52:00-04:00 October 27th, 2016|Crafts/DIY|8 Comments

DIY- Vintage Glove Sachets

Last week I stopped into one of my favorite shops in downtown Stuart, Florida, where I live.  Patty’s Antiques is a cute, cozy place full of shabby chic goodness.  My friend Patty and her husband, have owned the store for many years. And they are both masters at refinishing, painting and crafting, giving new life to the found objects that end up in their talented hands.

Upon entering I was immediately drawn to this fabulous hutch […]

By | 2015-10-20T10:47:26-04:00 October 20th, 2015|Crafts/DIY, Gift Ideas|Comments Off on DIY- Vintage Glove Sachets

5 Easy DIY Retro Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas

Even though it’s easier to run out to a store and grab a card or decorations for celebrating Valentine’s Day, it’s so much more fun to make your own!  You get to express your creative side and make something unique that is sure to delight your loved ones. So I’ve rounded up five of my favorite vintage inspired DIY Valentine craft projects that are easy to make and will win everyone’s heart!

1. Heart Song Box

First […]

By | 2015-02-03T16:39:10-04:00 February 3rd, 2015|Crafts/DIY|Comments Off on 5 Easy DIY Retro Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas

Bringing You Shabby Chic Inspiration from The Vintage Garden, Arcadia Florida

Store Sign Vintage Garden Arcadia Florida Store Sign Vintage Garden Arcadia Florida

When travelling through the middle of Florida, one of my favorite shopping stops is Arcadia, a small town whose main street is filled with quaint antique shops that offer something for every collector. You can see my previous post about shopping Arcadia by clicking here.

On my most recent visit I stopped in […]

By | 2015-01-05T15:37:15-04:00 January 5th, 2015|retro decor, Travel|2 Comments
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