creativity, DIY, Upcycle, vintage, whimsey

Posh Paper Pennants

Posh Paper Pennants   Ever wondered what to do with leftover card stock pieces from an unfinished scrapbook project? If you whirl like me, you have the best intentions, gather the supplies, only to start and leave the project for another date. And another. And another. A talented lady invited me for coffee one morning […]

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creativity, DIY, Upcycle, vintage

Suitcase Redo

“There was no where to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” ~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road Found at a local flea market~ this lovely “madmen” style Samsonite suitcase. I should have walked away, instead I lingered. It stood on the grass, bumped up beside a stack of empty gilded frames and […]

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humour, life

There Must Be Some Mistake

Sometimes life makes you smile. This morning I sat in the specialist’s office waiting for my annual eye exam. This particular doctor is either very competent or extremely overbooked. Most times the waiting room of patients extends outside the office door and winds through the hallway of the building. Today was a good day; I […]

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memoir

Vintage Tablecloth Redo

~ create a pennant banner using barkcloth, vintage tablecloths, lace and linen Ever wondered what to do with all of those beautiful, tea stained  tablecloths, pieces of lace and vintage barkcloth? A truly talented friend created two gorgeous pennant banners from collected vintage tablecloths, pieces of lace, linen and barkcloth. This clever mama has an […]

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beautiful words, creativity, grandmother, heart, love, Upcycle, whimsey

Tattered Beauty

It’s in my blood, an old soul courses through my veins: a deep yearning to keep the past. The mission- to salvage and redo all that is shabby and worn. Repurpose and restore the tattered, the scrapped, and elevate the flawed. This pull to find imperfect beauty is an inescapable ache to preserve and cherish. It […]

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