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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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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ancestry, creativity, heart, Upcycle

Junking

has taken the concept of hosting a simple “Garage Sale” to a whole new level. Imagine farm fields, their grassy carpets filled with hip vendors perched on chippy stools, smiling under sparkling white tents. Barns filled with stitched banners made from aged bark cloth, floral, and linen announce, Little Olde This or That. A vintage […]

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