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Unraveling the Mysteries of Vintage Dresses

Unraveling the Mysteries of Vintage Dresses

Vintage fashion and styles have always held a fascination for me.   Looking through old catalogs and magazines and seeing the beautiful clothing that women wore years ago is one of my favorite rainy day pastimes and I love sewing and recreating those fashions for myself. […]

This ain’t your grandma’s washboard… Well okay, maybe it is.

This ain’t your grandma’s washboard… Well okay, maybe it is.

Many items once used in the home have been replaced with the invention of better, more useful devices. Grinding food with a manual food grinder has given way to the electric food processor.  Cassette tapes and tape players take up an awful lot of space, especially when […]

Decorating on a Budget

Decorating on a Budget

My grandmother was a wiz at making beautiful flower arrangements.  She would forage for items in her yard (sometimes the neighbor’s yard) and effortlessly make a vase of branches and weeds look like something that came from a high-end florist.  People loved receiving one of […]

Easy, Free Decorating Hack

Easy, Free Decorating Hack

You know all of those books you have around the house?  Yeah, the ones you rarely read.  Well, don’t just let them sit on your shelves taking up space and collecting dust, use those babies for home decorating! I love using books to give height, […]