Happy Friday guys! I am very excited to share one of my favorite Etsy shops with you today, Magpie Ethel! Laurie, the amazing artist behind the shop creates the most fantastic people and creatures from a vast array of vintage items. I love that each piece is made with an authentic vintage style! They are so charming! Laurie’s spun cotton girls are my favorite, but I love everything she creates! Her designs are whimsical, quirky, adorable, just everything I love! Here are a few of my favorites from Magpie Ethel:
Aren’t they all just so fantastic! I love that she has figures for all seasons and holidays! I think the valentine gals are my absolute favorites! To see more of Laurie’s lovely work, visit her shop Magpie Ethel on Etsy Here. You can also see her vintage shop , E is for Ethel Here. You can also visit her on her fantastic blog Here.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! It has been rainy here. Even though the weather is kind of icky, one thing I have been very excited about is that my flowers are all getting ready to bloom. My roses are in full bloom and my hydrangea are almost ready. I will be most likely be instagramming pics soon. This week I have been inspired by my garden and have found a bunch of vintage floral items to share with you! Here are some of my favorites:
Check out this amazing Vintage 1950′s Pink Floral Jantzen Swimsuit from When Decades Collide Here
Check out this fantastic Vintage 1950′s Cherry Blossom Tablecloth from Independence Vintage Here
Check out this Sweet Vintage Ransburg Enamelware Cannister from NanNa’s Things Here
Check out this Fabulous Vintage 1950′s Floral Butterfly Print Dress from D&J Vintage Here
Check out this adorable Vintage Lilies Print Kitchen Towel from La Petite Vintage Shop Here
Check out this fantastic Vintage Ransburg Red Retro Wax Paper Dispenser From Fabulous Textiles Here
Check out this lovely Vintage 1950′s Floral Glass Silver City Vase from Ripening Here
Check out this Beautiful 1950′s mid-century Floral Tablecloth from Mungo and Midge Here
Check out these Amazing Vintage Petite Bisque Vintage Floral Vases from Dotti Rose Studio Here
Check out this Lovely Vintage 1950′s Floral Applique Slip from Milieu Vintage Here
Check out these fabulous Vintage 1950′s Satin Stiletto Floral Heels from Crush Vintage Here
Check out this adorable Vintage 1960′s Blue Floral Blouse with Ruffles from My Vintage Valentine Here
Aren’t they all just so pretty! I love florals, especially vintage florals! I hope you all enjoy browsing through these wonderful etsy vintage shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with more fun vintage finds. Until then…
If you follow my blog, or even if you have just glanced in the sidebar, you’ll know I adore my dog! And I adore my sister’s dog Sadie too. I am a total animal lover, and I have to say until recently, I have always been a crazy cat lady. But now thanks to our little iggies I am a crazy dog lady too! For those of you who don’t believe in love at first sight, you just haven’t met the right dog yet. This dog is my heart, and no matter what type of day I am having, just having him here with me makes me happy! The other day I was taking pictures of my jewelry magnets in my bedroom at my parent’s house. The dogs love this room because the bed is right up against the window and it is warm and sunny all day. It is their favorite spot! As I was snapping my product pics, totally caught up in the rush of everything that needed to be done that day, I happened to glance over and see Beaureguard and Sadie happily snoozing in the sun. It completely melted me! I thought for sure they would move the second they spotted me taking pics, but they were totally chill and did not even notice the intrusion. Lucky me! It’s these little moments that I love so much! They captivate you and remind you to slow down a bit, relish the sunshine, know you are blessed by those you love, and remember that life truly is above all else, absolutely beautiful!
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had an amazing week! Today I would like to share one of my favorite Etsy Vintage shops with you all, Sushipot Vintage. This shop is so wickedly quirky with items ranging from old rubber bouncy balls and wooden robots to antique glass slides and anatomy book ephemera. Suzanna Scott, the curator and owner behind the shop, is not only a great collector, but also an artist herself. She creates the coolest mixed media vintagesque art, which she sells in her other etsy shop Sushipot Studio Here. I hope to share more of her shop with you all sometime soon. Until then, here are some of my favorite items from Suzanna’s vintage shop:
Aren’t they all just so cool! Of course I love them all! Everything is so well photographed, the whole store is like eye candy. To see more of Sushipot Vintage check out the Etsy store Here. Also be sure to check out Suzanna’s original art at Sushipot Studio Here. You can also find her on her blog Here, as well as Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
Hi guys! I do hope you all are having a lovely week! Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite of my recent projects, a diy vintage wallpaper magnetic board. Vintage wallpaper is one of my absolute favorite things in the entire world! I just adore the prints and textures! It’s so wonderful! I love finding new ways to use it too. I recently came across this pattern from one of my favorite vintage wallpaper shops, Hannah’s Treasures, and immediately thought it would make a great magnetic board for the bedroom at my mom’s house where I stay on visits. Making this little board was really easy, and it whipped up pretty quick too!
Here’s What You Need:
*16×20 Frame (the local flea market or thrift store is a great place to look)
*1 Yard of Vintage Wallpaper
*1 Sheet of HVAC Thin Guage Sheet Metal (I bought mine at home depot, look in the hvac department)
*Acid Free Double Stick Tape
*Framing hardware if needed…
*Heavy Duty Tin Snips
*Foam core ( optional for backing if your frame does not come with backing)
The first thing you need to do is paint your frame if you are planning on painting it. While it dries you can cut and assemble your board. To start measure the opening of your frame. Mine was 16×20. So I marked on the metal 16″ wide and 20″ long. Then cut the metal down to size with the tin snips. You can cut down the foam core to fit your frame as well if you plan on using it. Now, trace your sheet metal dimensions onto the wrong side of your wallpaper, leave an inch on the top and an inch on the bottom for folding over. So if I have a 16×20 piece of metal, then I cut my paper to be 16×22″. Mark 1″ up on both the top and bottom of the wrapping paper. Lay out your metal on top of the paper in between the 1″ marks. Run a strip of double stick tape along the edge at the bottom and top edges of your wall paper on the wrong side. Now, fold over the edges of the paper in towards the middle of the metal and tape down snugly so that the paper is nice and taught across the metal. Next, lay your board into the opening in your frame face down and close up the back. Add a hanger to the middle of the back of the frame and you are ready to hang.
I love this fun magnetic board! It looks great in the room! It is a pretty way to organize and keep little notes and things while I am at my parent’s home. It is a great size too. I just adore the wallpaper and I have quite a bit left that I can use for future crafting, yay! I love how easy this project is to customize just by changing the style of the frame and the wallpaper. The sheet metal in the hvac department at the hardware store is really inexpensive too, so you can always change out the boards if the style of your room changes too. This really is such a fast and easy diy! It would make a great gift for college bound gals who need a memo board for their dorms. I hope some of you will give this one a try! It is so fun and easy, you’ll have a blast!
Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite pins from my Pinterest boards over the last month. I haven’t had a lot of time to spend on Pinterest lately. However, I did manage to add a bunch of outdoor party pinspiration as well as a healthy dose of cute animals, and some fun diy and home decor to my boards. Here are some of my absolute favorites:
From my board Party Ideas:
I just love this picnic idea! It’s so dreamy!
Love these colors!!!
I love the packaging here, it’s so fun!
From my board For the Home:
Love the shelving!
I love this kitchen! I based the open shelving on the top of my cabinets off of this picture.
I love the cabinet and the fridge! So cute!
From my board Tattoos:
This is so sweet! It means “smile” in Swedish.
From my board Pets and Animals:
I just LOVE this picture!
This cracks me up! So true…
and from my board DIY Ideas I Love:
This is great for summer!
So stinkin’ cute!
I absolutely love this!
Aren’t they all just fantastic! I love Pinterest, don’t you! To see more inspiring pins you can check out all my Pinterest boards Here. I’ll be back next month with more pinspiration! Until then…
Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely day! I am so excited to announce that I have a little guest post over at Free Pretty Things for You today! For any of you who are unfamiliar with this fantastic blog, FPTFY is a free image and printables site chocked full of fun clip art, digital scrapbooking elements, craft projects, and tons of vintage charm! Keren, the fantastic gal behind the blog, has collaborated with me to create this fun printable sheet to use to make these fun charm bracelets! You can find my tutorial on the FPTFY website today Here.
You can find the printables Here and a lightened version made specifically for the shrinky paper Here
So definitely go check out the full tutorial and make some of these fun charm bracelets for your favorite gals! These are so fun to make! You’ll love them! And definitely go check out Keren’s blog, Free Pretty Things for You, Here! It is the absolute cutest!