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Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 25th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I helped my mom shoot a wedding on Saturday, and it was so lovely! My sister is back up in Asheville at school and I miss her already, but I know she is having a great time and enjoying getting back into the swing of her classes. Most schools are back in session for the school year. So, this week I thought I’d share some of my favorite back to school vintage finds with you all from Etsy’s wonderful world of vintage shops! Check em’ out:

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the wheels on the bus – Hubley school bus, vintage die cast toy from Faye Travis Vintage

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Vintage Boxed Set Addition Flash Cards – Built Rite 1950′s from Bouquet

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1950′s Vintage Locker Baskets Refurbished in Summer Brights from Rehab Vintage LA

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XL HUGE 1950s Vintage Original Roller School Revolving Blackboard Chalk 2.3M Tall By Wilson & Garden Ltd – Kitchen Memo Board Pub Menu from Magpie’s Vintage Shop

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1950s Thermos Brand Barn Lunch Box with Thermos from Livin’ Mom’s Dream

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Vintage 1950s Children’s Science Book – Research Ideas for Young Scientists from Sweet Shop Vintage

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Vintage Ideal School Supply Abacus,1950s Ideal School Supply Toy, Vintage Classroom Industrial Decor, Mid Century from Red Hill Home

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red varsity school sweater. 1950′s wool cardigan / concert band. unisex. large / XL from Cricket Capers

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SALE RESERVED / vintage 50s plaid jumper dress / 1950s plaid school girl dress / fall plaid sheath dress / drop waist from Arche Type Vintage

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Saddle Shoes Vintage 1960s Brown Leather Oxfords Women’s size from Pure Vintage Clothing

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74/ Vintage Old 1950s School Teacher Leather Bag Luggage / School Teacher SuitCase from The Penduline

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Vintage 1950s Vinyl Pencil case with vintage pencil from Retro Warehouse

Aren’t they all just awesome! I love them all! Sometimes I miss being in school! Back to school shopping is always so much fun! I hope you all enjoy checking out these fantastic Etsy vintage shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with more vintage goodies. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

The Wonderful World of Pinterest- August 2014

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the month again where I share my obsession with Pinterest with you all! As far as social media goes, Pinterest is my black hole. I get lost in it all the time! This past month I have been busy with life, so I haven’t been pinning a lot. I did add a couple of new boards. I added to some old and newer favorite boards too! Here are just some of my favorites from this past month:

From my board DIY Ideas I Love:

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From my board Words to Live By:

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From my board Pets and Animals:

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From my board For the Home:

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From my board My Style:

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From my board Printables:

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From my board Wonderful Wallpaper:

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From my board Cath Kidston Favorites:

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From my new board Green Gate Lovelies:

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From my new board Sweet Smoothies:

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421 The Wonderful World of Pinterest  August 2014Aren’t they awesome! I have recently found Green Gate, and I am head over heels in love with it! Wish they carried the line in the US! I always have a great time sifting through the animals section too! So much cuteness! What have you all been pinning this month? I’ll be back next month with more pinspiration. Until then…

Happy Pinning!

DIY Sweet Vintage Upcycled Cloth Baby Book Buntings

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diy cloth book kids bunting DIY Sweet Vintage Upcycled Cloth Baby Book BuntingsRecently I came across a couple of lots of adorable vintage cloth baby books. They were well loved and a few of them had crayon marks in them, but I knew they would be perfect to upcycle! I have wanted to make a bunting for my screen porch for a while now, and when I saw these books I knew they were just what I was looking for! Buntings are really easy to make and they are a great way to add a little fun to your decor!

Here’s What You Need:

*Vintage Cloth Books

*Paper (Cardstock or chipboard works nicely) and Pencil

*Ruler

*Scissors

*Bias Tape (I bought mine Here)

Instructions:

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22 DIY Sweet Vintage Upcycled Cloth Baby Book BuntingsThe first thing you need to do is measure and make your template. Measure the width and height of the book. Draw the width and height of the book pages onto your paper or cardstock. You should have a rectangular shape to match your page. Then, mark the center point on the width at the top and bottom. Measure up from the bottom about a third of the way up on each side of the length. Draw a line across. Mark the center on that line. Then draw a line from the center of the third line to the bottom right corner and then from the center to the bottom left corner. You should now have your flag bunting shape. Cut out the cardstock. This is now your template to cut your flags.

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42 DIY Sweet Vintage Upcycled Cloth Baby Book BuntingsLay out your pieces and decide how you want to assemble the bunting. Stack the flags in order.

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72 DIY Sweet Vintage Upcycled Cloth Baby Book BuntingsNow you are ready to sew your bunting. Sandwich the first bunting flag about 5 or 6″ in from the end of your bias tape. If you are new to sewing, you may want to sandwich and pin all your flags to your bias tape before you sew. I sandwich and sew as I go, but that’s the fast and lazy way, not necessarily the proper way. Edge stitch about 1/8″ in down your bias tape. Sew a little in between flags. I will sandwich a flag, and then when I get close to the end of that flag, sandwich the next flag in leaving a little gap between the two, then continue stitching. Sandwich and stitch down all the flags in your bunting. When you are done stitching your bunting closed, clip the excess threads.

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diy book buntings DIY Sweet Vintage Upcycled Cloth Baby Book BuntingsI absolutely LOVE my new buntings! They are going to look so fantastic on my porch! I may keep the kitty book for my craft room though as that one is my favorite and I spend the most time in there, so I’d get to see it everyday. You can use this simple process to make your own bunting out of any kind of material you fancy. If you have some old cloth books, upcycle them. Or, give it a try with your favorite fabrics. You’ll love it! You can make several of them in under an hour, and they are simple and fun to sew. They really add a lot of charm and fun to a space too! Definitely one of my favorite things to make! I’ll be back next week with another retro DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 18th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We took Beau to the flea market in Raleigh, and had a wonderful time! Even though the weather is still hot here, I am starting to see fall items creeping in around the shops. Before you know it, pumpkin spice everything will be everywhere. Summer is on its last stretch for this year, but before I turn around and it’s gone, I wanted to share some of my favorite vintage summer florals with you all! Vintage florals make my world go round’! Maybe a bit dramatic, but you get the point. I really love them! Here are just a few of my favorite vintage summery florals from Etsy’s wonderful vintage shops this week:

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Vintage 1950s Dress : 50s Peak Bloom Floral Day Dress from Raleigh Vintage

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Vintage 1950′s Needlepoint Wooden Pill Box Handbag from Vintage Arm Candy

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50% OFF Vintage 1950s Rose Bud Floral Motif Tank Top / 50s Pink Summer Shirt / small from Nosilla Vintage

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Vintage Kitchen Cannister Set White Red Yellow Blue Green Flowers from RetroGroovie

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RARE Vintage German Teacup and Saucer Trio Set- Ornate Yellow and Blue Floral- Romantic- Summer from Circe Collectables 

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Vintage Tablecloth,Retro Tablcloth, 1950′s Tablecloth,Mid Century,Roses,Floral,Red Pink Blue,Glamping,Glamper,Cabin from Vintage Coco By The Lake

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1950s Floral Drinking Glasses Vintage glasses in basket Libbey Glassware barware red Yellow Mid century cottage summer entertaining from Lemon Rose Studio

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Vintage Handkerchief Hankie Floral Roses Daisies Coral Blue Green Set of Two from Cinful Oldies

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Vintage Cake Pie Carrier / Yellow Floral from Urban Renewal Designs

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SALE vintage 50s floral linen shift dress / 1950s floral linen dress / sleeveless printed shift dress / summer shift dress from Archetype Vintage

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Vintage Twin sheet set in bold pastels from Very Lovely Life

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Vintage Coro Daisy Rhinestone Necklace, Pink Floral Necklace, Daisy Flower Choker, Gold Tone Metal from Dewy Morning Vintage

Aren’t they all just amazing! I am head over heels for the vintage tablecloth and little purse, and the glasses! I really can’t pick a favorite this week as I adore them all! I hope you all enjoy browsing through these wonderful vintage shops as much as I did this week! I’ll be back next monday with some more vintage fun. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

DIY Mason Jar Reclaimed Wood Wall Hanging

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diy mason jar wall sconce DIY Mason Jar Reclaimed Wood Wall HangingHey guys! I know mason jar crafts have become such a popular craft item these days! I believe there are several pins on my diy pinterest board that are all about decking out those fantastic little jars. I have been wanting to make a piece for the kitchen for a while now. I had some left over pallet wood from some backdrops I have been working on, so I thought I’d go ahead and give it a go. I was inspired by these tutorials here, here, and here. This project was entirely repurposed as everything I used I had on hand. I really had such a blast, I ended up making two. Here’s how I made mine:

Here’s What You Need:

*Wide Pallet Wood Scraps or Reclaimed Wood

*Paint (optional)

*Mason Jars

*Hose Clamps

*Drawer Knob

*Drill and Drill Bits

*Screw for your Clamp

*Ruler and Pencil

*Table Saw or Circular Saw or even a hand saw

*Dremmel with a cutting wheel attachment

*Brad Nailer and brads or a hammer and nails

Instructions:

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The first thing you need to do is gather your supplies. If you want to paint your jars first, you can easily paint them with craft paint and a sealer. Once they are good and dry, you are ready to use them. I bought a flower frog from the craft store to use one of my hangings as a vase.

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So you’ll want to start by making your base. Take a strip of wide pallet wood or other wood that you like and lay the jar and your knob on it to see your spacing and how long you want to make it. Mark where you want to cut and then cut the wood to size using a table saw or circular saw, or even a handsaw. You will also need to cut two back cleats for support on the back if you want it to stand off the wall a little bit. If you want it to have a slimmer profile, you can add an ample sawtooth hanger to the back.

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Now you need to prepare your hose clamp that will hold your jar. Wrap the metal around the middle of your jar test fitting the jar inside the clamp. Mark the center back with a pen, and then mark where you want to cut the excess off at the screw area. Remove the jar and set aside. Grab your screw and find a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screw. Drill a hole in the metal at the center back line you marked. Clip off the excess length with wire shears.

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Now, mark where you want to hang your jar on your wood. Make a mark in the center. Drill a pilot hole with your drill bit. Now, insert your screw through the hole in the clamp and screw it into the pilot hole you made in the wood.

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Insert your jar into the wire hose clamp and tighten the wire around the jar by tightening the screw on the clamp with a flat head screw driver or a bit.

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Now you need to mark and drill the hole for your knob. First, decide where you want your knob and mark it making sure to center it up. Find a drill bit that is the same size as your knobs bolt. Drill a hole where you marked on your wood for the knob.

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Next, insert your knob. Tighten the knob on the wood with the nut from the knob. Now you need to cut off the excess. Grab your dremmel fitted with a cutting wheel and cut off the excess bolt off of the back. Now your piece is ready to hang.

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mason jar wall holder DIY Mason Jar Reclaimed Wood Wall HangingAren’t they so cute! I absolutely love them! I think they would make wonderful gifts! The best thing is that they are really pretty fast and easy to whip up! You can make them as fancy or plain as you like. Change up the look by using plain or painted jars, awesome knobs, or even paint the pallet wood. You can really make it your own and have fun with it! I hope you all will give it a try sometime! I think you’ll have a blast! I will be back next week with another fun DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 11th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! We got lot’s of good puppy time in this weekend, it was lovely! I picked up a new set of Pyrex the other day, and it just got me thinking of how much I adore pyrex designs! I love the prints, the colors, the feel of it all! So, this week I thought I would share some of my favorite vintage Pyrex items from the wonderful world of Etsy vintage with you all. There are so many awesome pyrex dishes, I had a hard time narrowing down my faves this week! Here are just a few of my favorites:

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Pyrex ‘Dots’ #401, #402, #403 and #404 nesting bowl set (c. 1968-72) from That Retro Piece

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Vintage Pyrex Cinderella bowl Daisy from Hallingtons

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Vintage Pyrex Butterprint 402 Mixing Bowl – Turquoise Amish Pattern on White Milk Glass – 1 1/2 qt – Teal Aqua Colour from Eight Mile Vintage

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Vintage Pyrex oven and table set – bake serve store – yellow – set no 430 – ramekins – casserole dish – set of 5 – NOS – original box from Old Cottonwood

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Vintage Pyrex Casserole Blue Horizon with Lid and Warmer ~ Vintage Turquoise Pyrex from The Mixing Bowl Online

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Beautiful and Rare Mid Century Modern Design Large 10″ Green Dot Pyrex Mixing Bowl from Midge and Manny’s

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Vintage Pyrex Pink Daisy Space Saver Casserole / #575B / 2 Quart / Pink, White Daisies from Gumdrop Vintage

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Vintage Pyrex Snowflake Garland Bowls & Fridgie 401, 402, 501 from My Deer Owl

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Pyrex Dandelion Promotional Divided Casserole Dish from Playfully Vintage

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Vintage Pyrex 502 Woodland Brown With Lid Refrigerator Dish 502 Brown Pyrex Refrigerator 1.5 PT Pyrex Brown 502 Pyrex Woodland Brown from Hip Cat Retro Vintage

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Vintage Pyrex – Two Small Bowls – Early American fom Simply Suzula

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Vintage Pyrex Tea/Coffee Tea Light Warming Set Grass Accent Art from Mod Makes It

Aren’t they all just amazing! I wish I could afford all of them, they would all be mine! I hope you all enjoy browsing through these fantastic shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with more summer vintage finds. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Summertime Free Printables Round Up

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We are in the midst of summer here, and before it flies by I thought I would share some fantastic summer printables with you. There are so many creative and cool printables to be found out there on fabulous blogs, and of course on Etsy too!  You can find everything from art prints to party favors, to intricate paper figures and gift wrapping. Today I am going to share some of my absolute favorite free printables from my Printables board on Pinterest. Check em’ out:

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Summer Crafts Paper Fan by Mr. Printables

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Free Summer Printable by The Crafted Sparrow

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Hello Summer Printable by Kraft & Mint

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Strawberry Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers by Design Eat Repeat

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Summer Party Favors Popsicle Printables by My Fabuless Life 

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Summer Inspired Sewing Cards by Molly Moo Crafts for Kids Activities Blog

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Free Keep it Simple Printables by The 36th Avenue

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Summertime Chalkboard Free Printable by I Should Be Mopping The Floor

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Summer Bingo Printables by Our Thrifty Ideas

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Aren’t they all wonderful! I love them all, but I am especially diggin’ the fans! I hope you all enjoy the printables and definitely check out the awesome blogs that they come from, they’re fantastic! I’ll be back next month with another round up.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer!

Shop Local Raleigh’s Boutique Blowout 2014!!!

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This post goes out to all my local followers out there in the triangle. I am so excited to share that Shop Local Raleigh’s Boutique Blowout is happening this weekend! Shop Local Raleigh is a local organization dedicated to supporting and promoting local businesses. This organization is so fantastic, they do an amazing job to help promote local love in our community. You can read more about Shop Local Raleigh Here. You can also follow along with them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. I love following the instagram account and seeing all the great places they visit!

So, what is Boutique Blowout you ask? Well, it’s a sale. It’s not just any sale though mind you! Shop Local Raleigh’s Boutique Blowout pools together some of the most fabulous boutiques in the area for a mega sale where you can get some great deals on amazing items from local shops from clothing to stationary to jewelry and more! Here is a list of some of the boutiques and businesses that will be at the show:

And more to Come!

Shop Local Raleigh’s Boutique Blowout is happening this Friday, August 8th! Yay!

VIP members will get first dibs to check out the boutiques’ selection! VIP members will also receive goody bags from our sponsors filled with special deals.

VIP Tickets are :$10 (gets you in the doors 30 minutes early and a cocktail)
General Admission Tickets are $5

VIP doors open at 4:30 pm
General Admission doors open at 5 pm

When: August 8, 2014
Time: 5-9 pm
VIP Time- 4:30-9pm

You can get your tickets Here

For more information, or if you are interested in being a vendor, contact Shop Local Raleigh at info@shoplocalraleigh.org!

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I hope to see you all there! It’s the best sale of the season! Last year I scored a fantastic vintage inspired North Carolina pillow and a pair of fantastic red leather boots! Can’t wait to see all the goodies this year!

 

Easy Upcycled Retro Yard Flamingo Revamp

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One of my favorite things to do in summer is projects for my garden! I have not really done too many outdoor projects this year. My mom was cleaning out the hall closet the other day at her house and found a set of pink flamingos we had used for my dad’s birthday party a couple of years ago. She was going to toss them, but I decided to take them home for my yard. They looked a bit plain to me, and you all know how I have to mess with everything, so I decided to give these two a style revamp with some paint. Now they totally fit in with the rest of my funky garden!

Here’s What You Need:

*Yard Flamingos

*Martha Stewart Gold and Black Craft Paint

*Painter’s Tape or Washi Tape

*Ballet Pink Spray Paint (Rustoleum Brand)

*Aqua Paint for the dots (I used an interior behr brand sample I had in the color Aqua Spray)

*Small Foam Dabber

*String and Beads (optional)

Instructions:

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2 Easy Upcycled Retro Yard Flamingo RevampThe first thing you need to do is spray paint your flamingos. Push the legs of each into the ground a little and spray paint them. I used a little tin foil on the ground to keep from getting too much paint everywhere. You will probably need two to three light coats. Let them dry thoroughly.

3 Easy Upcycled Retro Yard Flamingo RevampBring the birds back inside and lay them on their side. Put some of the aqua paint on a paper plate or a bit of foil. Lightly dip your foam dabber into the paint and then push the dabber down onto your flamingo and then off to make a dot shape. Repeat this process making polka dots where you like on the one side of your flamingo. Let the paint dry thoroughly and then flip over the piece and polka dot the other side. Let dry.

4 Easy Upcycled Retro Yard Flamingo RevampTape around the beak where it is black and paint the tip of the beak aqua. Remove the tape and let the aqua dry tip dry thoroughly. You can then paint the black part of the beak gold. You will need several coats of the gold. Let the gold dry. Paint in a black dot in the eye with a small paint brush.

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6 Easy Upcycled Retro Yard Flamingo RevampNext, tape every half inch or so from the top of the legs to near the bottom. Make sure the tape is nice a smooth and there is no space for paint to seep in. I was not so careful and ended up with messy lines on my legs. Once taped, paint the legs with your aqua paint. Set aside to dry.

7 Easy Upcycled Retro Yard Flamingo RevampTo finish off your flamingo you can make them a little necklace. Knot a long piece of string with a long tail. String on several beads, I used around 13 10mm beads for each necklace. Knot the other side and then tie the necklace around the neck of the flamingo.

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I have to say, I absolutely love my revamped flamingoes! They are probably a little too quirky or tacky for some people, but they are just kitschy enough for me! So next time you see an old plastic flamingo at the thrift store or at a yard sale, pick it up to funkify your own space! It’s a fun summer project that is easy and fast too! I’ll be back next week with another cool DIY project. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 4th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and a great start to August! I cannot believe fall is just around the corner! Thank goodness we still have quite a few weeks of summer weather left around here! I have been seeing a few mid-century modern summery finds on Etsy lately and it has inspired me to do a mid mod summer love favorite finds with you all this week. There are so many awesome mid-century modern finds in Etsy’s wonderful vintage shops! I had a hard time narrowing it down. Here are some of my absolute favorite vintage mid-century modern summer finds for the home:

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Vintage Brass Sailboat Wall Hanging Decor – Boat – Ship – Nautical – Sailing – Mid Century – Bookshelf Display – Modern – Hollywood Regency from Delightfully Dutch

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LaGardo Tackett green striped bowls – Schmid Porcelain – Mid-Century bowls from Fire Lake

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Vintage Wood Pineapple Bowl Set Tray Dish – Hawaii – Nautical Tropical Beach House – Retro – California Style Office Desk Jewelry Trinket from Delightfully Dutch

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20% off summer cij sale Vintage 60s Gold Flamingo on Bright Green Ceramic Lamp Bases Only – Set of Two Needs Wiring – midcentury modern from Blue Butterfly Vintage

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20% off summer cij sale Vintage Salty and Peppy Wooden Pig Salt and Pepper Shakers – 1960s, farm animal, midcentury modern from Blue Butterfly Vintage

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Vintage Hollywood Regency Brass Pineapple Candlesticks – Graduated Brass Candle Holders from Wise Apple

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Mid Century Modern Pink and Black Ombre Spaghetti Squiggle Cocktail Set by Anchor Hocking from Wise Apple

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Eskimo Sea Foam Green Gyrating Fan from Yootilete

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Mid Century Modern Ceramic Art Pottery Splatter Vase in White and Emerald from Wise Apple

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Large Vintage Plant Stand – Round Mid Century Wire Plant Stand – Atomic Modern Design from Charlie’s Nest

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SUMMER SALE Mid Modern Industrial Salvage Couch and Chair from Junk Drawer Divas

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Vintage 1960s Handmade BBQ GRILL: Mid Century Modern Outdoor Patio Barbeque Barbecue – Stanley Hawk Style Summer Cookout from Deja Vu

Aren’t they all so cool! I, of course love them all! That fantastic plant stand would look amazing on my porch! 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 goodies. Until then…

Happy Shopping!