My So Called Crafty Life

Tag Archives: Vintage

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- April 20th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Did you all know that Wednesday of this week is Earth Day? Although we never really do anything special to celebrate Earth Day in our family, we do try to be “green” all the year. Conservation of our beautiful Earth is something both my hubby and I feel is important. Even something small like recycling or changing to more efficient light bulbs can make an impact. In honor of Earth Day, this week I am going to share some vintage earthly love inspired finds with you all. Check em’ out:

il 570xN.552291522 o7l5 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

Mini metal Globe Vintage Gumball Machine Toy from Nostalgic Artifacts

il 570xN.736261976 k3un Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

Vintage NH Conservation Officer with Deer Calendar 1956 Salesman Sample Nature Outdoors Poster from Vintage Baron

il 570xN.711748471 39ww Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

Rare Vintage Smokey The Bear Cookie Jar by Norcrest, Japan from Mid Century Kitschen

il 570xN.402951173 i29y Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

the true book of conservation, vintage 1969 children’s book from Vintage Book Bazaar

il 570xN.740149745 eujn Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

World Globe Charm Bracelet – Enamel Planet Earth Jewelry – Chain Link Charm Bracelet – Vintage Globe from Happy Fortune Vintage

il 570xN.710964885 41jg Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

Vintage 1960′s Smokey The Bear tin foldover tab button from Reb’s Collectibles

il 570xN.607126092 lezv Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

10 Unused 1959 Soil Conservation Vintage Postage Stamps Number 1133 from My Vintage Post Office

il 570xN.677029654 po31 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

Vintage Little Golden Book OUR WORLD 1955 A edition from Cabin on 6th

il 570xN.652836118 dm0j Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

Mid Century 1950′s DG III 16″ Visual Relief Globe by Denoyer-Geppert from Joe Blake

il 570xN.695399319 rvby Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

Doomsday Sayer versus Optimistic World View Salt and Pepper Shakers – Kitschy Anthropomorphic Kitchen Home Decor from Day Jah View

il 570xN.425398677 kw6b Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

Earth Day Vintage Tea Towel from CarohHope

il 570xN.725233426 7u2l Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 20th

 

Vintage Woodsy The Owl Vari-Vue Button from Dapper Design Company

Aren’t they so fabulous! I just love vintage globes! The shaker set cracks me up! And I can never get enough of Smokey the Bear! He’s just too cute! I hope you all have enjoyed my finds this week! Be sure to check out these wonderful Etsy vintage shops for these items and so much more! I hope you all have a wonderful and green Earth Day! I’ll be back next week with more vintage goodies. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Vintage Crafts- Retro Style Upcycled Men’s Shirt

2 DSC 3249 1024x768 Vintage Crafts  Retro Style Upcycled Mens Shirt

Hey guys! I have really been enjoying making and sharing vintage crafts with you all every month from my collection of vintage home magazines! This week I am going to share with you how to update an oversized men’s button up with some retro flair. I really wanted to share this one with you all including the source, but for the life of me I can’t seem to find the exact magazine that I got the idea from. The original was a in a mag and it was a gift idea for a teen girl. They took a man’s shirt and rolled the sleeves. Then they cut and hemmed it to be shorter and embroidered a cross stitch design on it. If anyone knows the specific idea and mag it came from, please feel free to share!

1 DSC 3250 1024x765 Vintage Crafts  Retro Style Upcycled Mens Shirt

For now though, I am going to tell you how I made my retro top. I started with a large men’s button up shirt I picked up at Goodwill. I tried it on and measured where I wanted it to hit length wise. Then I added a little to to the length for hemming and cut it at that length. I measured up from the bottom of each side seam and then drew a straight line across. Then I turned it under by a quarter inch and then under by about an inch again and stitched the hem closed on my machine. Then I stitched a little crochet trim to the under side of the hem. I cut the sleeves off at a little above my elbow line. Then I rolled the sleeve up twice and top stitched around the edge. Then I rolled it up again a couple of times. I hand stitched a little crochet trim on the pocket of the shirt, and then I drew my initial with a marking pen and using a back stitch, hand embroidered the initial in a navy thread to coordinate with my shirt.

3 DSC 3248 1024x831 Vintage Crafts  Retro Style Upcycled Mens Shirt

I love how my top turned out! I made it in about an hour with all the hand stitching, so it was pretty quick to whip up. The shirt only cost me a couple of dollars and the trim was a couple of dollars, so this shirt only cost me around five dollars to make. You can’t beat that, really! I love the retro flair it has! It is super comfortable too! I hope you all will give this one a try sometime! It is a great project for a beginner too I think! I’ll be back soon with another fun DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

08 DSC 3230 1024x920 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

06 DSC 3234 1024x855 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

04 DSC 3241 788x1024 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

01 DSC 3257 1024x987 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Hey everyone! A while back I scored a super sweet vintage quilt in super shabby condition at the thrift store for a few dollars. I knew the quilt was kind of beyond repair to remake it into a quilt, but the fabrics were so lovely I thought I would use it as a cutter for some sewing projects. I thought I would make a simple tote to share with you all. This particular tote has added tabs on the side for an adjustable strap, but you could make it just as easily with just the top handles for a simpler tote. It is easy to customize it to your own style.

Here’s What You Need:

*Shabby Quilt

*Lining Fabric (I used an old thrifted bed sheet)

*Leather Scraps

*Leather for handles or premade handles or a belt

*Pom Pom Trim (about 1/2 yard)

*Ruler

*Marking Pen

*Extra Cotton Fabric and interfacing for the long strap or webbing

*Bag hardware- (I bought mine Here)

*Sewing Machine and Coordinating Thread

*Leather Needle

*Zipper Foot

*Fabric Glue (optional)

Instructions:

10 DSC 3162 1024x764 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

The first thing you want to do is cut out all of your pieces. Cut two pieces of your quilt to be 15″ wide by 17″ tall. Then cut two lining pieces to be 15″ wide by 17″ tall. If you want to add a pocket you can cut one out for that too. I cut a piece to span the bottom so it was about 15″ wide by 8″ tall. Also cut your leather strips to 2.5 wide by about 14″ for each strap. Cut two pieces of leather for your tabs to be 1.25″ by about 3″. If you are making a fabric strap cut the fabric to be 3″ wide by about 52″ long. Cut interfacing for the strap too. If you are using webbing, cut your webbing to about 52″ long.

11 DSC 3163 1024x669 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Start your tote by sewing your trim to the bottom of your font quilt piece using your zipper foot. Then place the back quilt piece to the front with right sides together and pin around the sides and the bottom. Stitch around the sides and the bottom with a 1/2″ seam allowance.

12 DSC 3164 1024x678 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Stitch your pocket to your lining piece if you have one. I folded my pocket piece under and stitched the top hem. Then I stitched the pocket to the lining at the bottom and side seams and then added a seam up the middle for a divided pocket. Put your back and front lining pieces together right sides touching and pin. Then stitch all around the sides and the bottom. You can go back to using your regular foot for the lining pieces as you will not be stitching around any trim. Clip the corners of both the lining and outer bag.

13 DSC 3165 1024x723 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Turn the lining and the outer bag right side out and press.

14 DSC 3192 1024x1021 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

15 DSC 3195 872x1024 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Now you need to stitch the tabs to the sides of your tote. Decide where you want to place your tabs. I places mine so the top of the tab hit at 5.5″ from the top of the bag on the side seam. Mark with a marking pen the spot on both side seams of the bag. Insert the top of the tab into the metal ring. Fold it over so it overlaps the metal by about an inch. Then use a little dab of fabric glue to glue it in place on the side seam. Repeat with the other tab. Then top stitch the tabs onto the side seams, stitching in a square and making sure to stitch as close to the ring as you can get. A zipper foot will help with this too.

16 DSC 3196 1024x765 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

If you are making your own handles, fold the leather strips in half with the wrong sides together. Stitch down the open side as close to the edge as you can. Then stitch up the other side close to the edge. You can use premade handles or even a belt if you do not want to sew your own. Mark where you want your handles to go on the top of your bag. I made mine to be about 4″ in from each side seam. Place your handles with the ends flat against the top of the bag and the handle down towards the middle. Stay stitch the front and back handles to the front and back of the bag.

17 DSC 3202 1024x733 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Turn the lining inside out and insert the outer bag into the lining. Match up the side seams and then pin all the way around the top.

18 DSC 3204 1024x596 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Stitch all the way around the top of the bag leaving a few inches open for turning right side out. Use a half inch seam allowance. Pull the bag through the hole you left and pull the lining through then stuff the lining back into the bag.

19 DSC 3206 1024x611 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Iron down the top seam of the bag. Place a pin or two to hold the opening closed smoothly.

20 DSC 3207 1024x621 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Top stitch the hole closed close to the top. You can then top stitch around the bag if you like. I top stitched 1/2″ away from the top of mine.

21 DSC 3208 1024x538 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

 

Now you are ready to make the strap. Apply your interfacing and fold the piece in half with right sides together. Iron flat. Stitch down the side of the strap with a quarter inch seam allowance. Then turn your fabric right side out with either a turning tool or a chopstick, etc.

22 DSC 3209 1024x686 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Iron the strap again. Fold the raw ends to the inside and iron flat.

23 DSC 3210 1024x615 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Insert your strap through one of your rings so that the end comes up the back side. Fold the end over and stitch across the strap a few times.

09 DSC 3211 1024x634 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

 

Take the other end of the strap and insert it through the adjuster, then loop it through the other ring and back up to the wrong side of the adjuster. Loop it back through the bar and then stitch it down to the strap close to the bar.  You can do the same steps with a strap for webbing, just omit the stitching of the strap step.

07 DSC 3231 731x1024 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

05 DSC 3235 878x1024 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

03 DSC 3242 682x1024 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather Handles

02 DSC 3252 740x1024 DIY Upcycled Vintage Quilt Crossbody Tote Bag with Leather HandlesI am super happy with my little tote! I love all the fabrics in this quilt, they have a homey feel! It was really simple to put together. I want to say it took me around an hour to make, so it’s pretty quick to whip up. I always love to use reclaimed fabrics, but you could certainly use any fabric you like. If you decide on using thin fabric, you may want to use an interfacing to keep it from being too floppy. I hope you guys will give this bag a try sometime! I think it is a great tote for spring and summer! I’ll be back soon with another fun DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- April 13th

Happy Monday everyone! Spring is definitely here. Everything is budding and we are starting to see the pollen swoop in. Everything has a yellow top coat to it at the moment. Even the sky has a bit of a yellow haze. Although I think the pollen is icky, I refuse to let it get me down. So, this week my finds are all going to be inspired by the color yellow. Not the dirty yellow that has been plaguing our area from all the pine trees, but the beautiful sunshine yellow of spring.  Here are my top swoon worthy picks for this week:

il 570xN.715049399 fo6f Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

vintage 1950s dress / 50s Neiman-Marcus Dress / 1950s yellow dress from Simplicity is Bliss

il 570xN.642565986 17su Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

Vintage Cluster Earrings, Yellow Milk Glass Earrings, White Yellow Glass Bead Earrings, Clip-on Earrings, 1950s 1960s Costume Jewelry from Red Garnet Vintage

il 570xN.656382071 1h75 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

Vintage 1950′s Yellow White Gingham Swing Pleated Skirt XS/S Extra Small Small from Mod and Fancy

il 570xN.743459832 tqwo Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

Vibrant mustard yellow graduated beaded 1970s 1980s necklace – great 1940s 1950s inspired classic style. Very on trend for 2015! Autumn VLV from Chronically Vintage

il 570xN.744232425 95v5 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

Vintage 1950′s Yellow Soup Tureen C609 by Californian Pottery USA from Oakey Creek Vintage

il 570xN.755501987 5zbf Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

1950s Yellow Printed Handkerchief Bridal Accessory from Yellow Bee Vintage

il 570xN.663457919 fcf4 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

Mid century plate 1950s Empire harlequinade yellow lunch plate- checkered design – retro vintage English ceramic from Lucky Magpie Vintage

il 570xN.632757824 jwnc Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

Vintage 1950s Wilendure Yellow Rose Tablecloth from WAAKO

il 570xN.600489216 17g8 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

1950′s Yellow Boomerang Formica Counter Top Bar With Four Vinyl Covered Stools — Convo for pick-up from Rustic Realm

il 570xN.736519389 6xb3 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

1950′s Yellow Heifetz Rotoflex Pendant Chandelier from Very Vintage LA

il 570xN.600342356 foqp Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

1950s Artmart Yellow Lady Head Vase from Sweet Memory Antiques

il 570xN.666754078 jjkn Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 13th

 

1950′s Yellow Alarm Clock – Old Vintage – Made by ANKER – West Germany – Manual Winding – Art Deco Design – Glow in the Dark – Light Maize from Jersey Sparrow

Aren’t they all fabulous! Yellow is not a color I can wear very well, but I do love to pick up accessories and home goods in this fantastic hue! Do you all have a favorite this week? Be sure to check out these wonderful Etsy vintage shops. I think you’ll love them as much as I do! I’ll be back next week with more vintage love. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Vintage Crafts- Cactus Pin Cushion

1 DSC 2943 Vintage Crafts  Cactus Pin Cushion

4 DSC 3098 Vintage Crafts  Cactus Pin CushionHi guys! I am back with another vintage craft to share with you all today! This one comes from a vintage 1954 August issue of The Workbasket Magazine. There was a pattern for a cactus pin cushion made from felt. I thought it was so cute, I just had to give it a try!

Here’s the original how-to:

full 300x221 Vintage Crafts  Cactus Pin Cushion

how to 463x1024 Vintage Crafts  Cactus Pin Cushion

 

Pattern:

pattern copy 790x1024 Vintage Crafts  Cactus Pin Cushion

2 DSC 2941 Vintage Crafts  Cactus Pin Cushion

3 DSC 3101 Vintage Crafts  Cactus Pin CushionI had a blast making this little pin cushion! It was really pretty easy. You don’t even need a sewing machine, everything is sewn by hand. I used a gingham fabric scrap for the pot portion instead of the felt like in the original, and I used a cereal box for the cardboard piece. Other than that everything else is by the original way. I think it looks super cute with or without the little pins. It was super fun to make and really inexpensive. I think it would make a great little gift for a craft friend! I hope you all will give this one a try sometime! I’ll be back soon with another vintage craft. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

04 DSC 3148 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

09 DSC 3136 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

06 DSC 3145 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

05 DSC 3146 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper ArtHey everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your week! I recently picked up a partial roll of some gorgeous vintage wallpaper. There was not enough to do an accent wall anywhere in my house, so I am using it for several projects I have planned. The first project I wanted to tackle was a piece of wall art. Some scrap wood and a galvanized letter paired with my wallpaper and I ended up with a sweet piece of art perfect for my craft room!

Here’s What You Need:

*Vintage Wallpaper

*Scrap Wood (I used a plywood scrap that was about 12×12)

*Galvanized Letter ( I got mine at Michaels)

*Decoupage Medium in Matte

*E6000

*Rolling pin or Roller

*Sawtooth Hanger

Instructions:

11 DSC 2928 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

First you need to cut a piece of wallpaper to use. Lay your wood on top of your wallpaper and cut out a piece that is a few inches larger on all sides than your wood.

12 DSC 2929 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

13 DSC 2930 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

Spread a thin layer of decoupage medium to your wood front.

14 DSC 2931 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

Lay your wood wet side down onto the back side of the wallpaper, making sure it is centered and straight. Flip over and smooth out. I used a rolling pin to smooth out the bubbles and excess medium. Wipe away any excess medium that squeezes out the side.

15 DSC 2932 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

Brush a little medium onto the back of the edges then fold over to the back side of the wood and smooth out. Fold the corners in and over the edges.

10 DSC 2934 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

Let the piece dry thoroughly.

17 DSC 3108 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

16 DSC 3109 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

Now you are ready to add your letter. Measure your letter and subtract it from the overall width of the wood. Divide that width in half and that should be your border. Put a ruler on the side laying it the width of the border. Place glue on the back of your letter and glue down to the front of your wallpaper using the ruler to line up the letter so it is even and straight and centered. Let the glue dry. Finish off your piece with a sawtooth hanger on the back for hanging.

03 DSC 3150 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

02 DSC 3151 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

01 DSC 3152 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper Art

08 DSC 3139 Easy Letter and Vintage Wallpaper ArtI absolutely love how my letter art turned out! I used a P for Park, our last name. It was really quick to whip up and was so easy! I think I might have to make some more sometime with other wallpaper. You can find some amazing wallpapers on Etsy! I hope some of you will give this easy project a try sometime for your own favorite space. I think you’ll love it too! I’ll be back soon with more DIY’s. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- April 6th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! My poor guy was sick this weekend with some nasty allergies, but we did have a lovely dinner at my parents house last night and we caught up on all of season four of the Walking Dead. Overall it was a pretty good weekend! I can’t believe we are already well into April already this year. It’s flying by as usual! April always makes me think of spring showers, so this week I thought I’d share a little collection of vintage umbrella themed goodies. Here are my top faves:

il 570xN.456947553 74sb Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

Vintage Wooden Hen & Chicks with Umbrella Bottle Stopper – Wine Cork from Retro Reaction

il 570xN.703178665 rv6c Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

Soviet Sun Umbrella / 1950′s Cute Cotton Fabric Kids Parasol / Mid Century Vintage USSR ABC Turquoise Textile, Colour Russian Alphabet Print from Little Monsters Store

il 570xN.724441905 52oc Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

Vintage wall hanging planter, yellow umbrella, 1950s from Le Strict Maximum

il 570xN.711799985 lnyt Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

Vintage Tartan Plaid Small Umbrella Parasol, Monkey Handle Umbrella, Children’s Umbrella 1950′s from Black Sheep Emporium

il 570xN.626247785 a9ca Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

1950s Novelty print dancing lamb white cotton skirt – S from Vera Mode

il 570xN.606684888 772v Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

Mid century 1950s ceramic hor d’oeuvres/snacks/sweets umbrella dish with handle from Felt Babushka

il 570xN.446054700 ocpm Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

Vintage Playing Cards Dancing Daisy Girls early prairie girl paper ephemera scrapbooking collage altered art paper Crafts 4 ea of 2 designs from Tailored Chaos

il 570xN.750470332 b78s Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

Vintage 1950′s Umbrella Stand In Brass from Not So Antique

il 570xN.751079174 ta5v Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

Spring 20 percent sale Vintage Sankyo Japan porcelain Raindrops keep falling on my head music box from Garage Sale 715

il 570xN.721786311 ng4m Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

Vintage Figural Umbrella Pin Brooch Covered in Pearls and Blue Enamel circa 1950s Scatter Pin Jewelry Parasol Women from West Vintage and Supply

il 570xN.723239648 ohv5 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

Tin Toy Yone Wind up Home with Umbrella Chicks Woodsman Works from Guys Alley

il 570xN.746048228 a8hm Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  April 6th

 

Vintage pill box from Archaic Catch

Aren’t they so darling! I love love love novelty prints so I love all the prints, and that bottle topper is so adorable! Do you all have a favorite this week? I hope you enjoy checking out these wonderful Etsy vintage shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with more lovely vintage finds. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- March 30th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I shot a wedding this weekend with my mother in Chapel Hill and it was just beautiful! Easter Sunday is this coming weekend. So, this week I thought I would share some of my favorite vintage Easter finds with you from Etsy’s wonderful vintage world. There were so many adorable things, I had a hard time narrowing them down. You can see more in my etsy favorites. Here are my absolute faves this week:

il 570xN.729707981 hah0 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

1950s Chein lithograph tin basket toy Easter basket vintage Easter basket with nursery rhyme characters Vintage Easter celebration from Mabel’s Parlor

il 570xN.731383126 7pec Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

Adorable vintage family of bunnies made by Wilton from Mod Gossip

il 570xN.726476295 dke1 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

Vintage Fuzzy Flocked Wind Up Easter Chick Toy – 1950′s Easter Basket Decoration – Action Motion Toy – Working Condition with Key from Samjams 3

il 570xN.746519717 7tzz Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

Vintage 1950′s Rabbit Candy Container for Easter from Exploremag

il 570xN.304767849 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

Western Germany Paper EASTER EGG Candy Container 1940′s-50′s from The Owl’s Nest of NC

il 570xN.736000049 i8a1 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

VERY RARE Vintage Antiques Little Lamb Sheep and Bamboo Bookends Salt and Pepper Shakers Collectibles or Cake Toppers from Moon Faces

il 570xN.676716369 frr4 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

Vintage Wrapping Paper – Norcross Easter Bunnies – 2 Unused Sheets from Pumpkintruck Paper

il 570xN.747527160 8je8 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

Vintage Duck Pull Toy 1950′s Japan Wooden Easter Chick from Songbird Salvation

il 570xN.749016659 43tv Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

Champagne Roses ~ Vintage 60s Floral Hat ~ Adjustable from La Belle Vintage

il 570xN.722397539 j22q Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

Light pastel blue womens ladies gloves / vintage 1960s Dawnelle / wrist length / hand sewn from Frugal Fairy Vintage

il 570xN.714930365 s151 Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

Lovely 1950s pink and green enameled tulip brooch – mid-century vintage Easter, spring, summer, wedding, garden party feminine flower pin from Chronically Vintage

il 570xN.725713629 nh6x Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week  March 30th

 

vintage 60s chevron striped sundress / GAY GIBSON plaid dress / full skirt cotton dress / pastel spring dress from Archetype Vintage

Aren’t they so cute! I love this time of year with all the bunnies and little chicks! Do you all have a favorite this week? I love them all, especially the tin basket! I hope you all enjoy browsing these wonderful vintage shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with more vintage finds. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Vintage Crafts- Painted Easter Eggs

 

 

 

06 DSC 2052 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs

02 DSC 2060 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs

04 DSC 2057 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs

07 DSC 2039 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs

I have been having such a blast with my vintage craft series so far this year! So, I thought it would be fun to make an Easter craft and share it with you guys this week. My mom and I got together the other day and made these adorable painted easter eggs from a vintage April 1955 issue of Woman’s Day Magazine. We loved the eggs as cupcake toppers, but I think our favorite was the fish! We thought we’d give both a try…

Here’s The Original How to:

vintage egg wd ap 55 1024x687 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs

vintage egg wd ap 55 inst 564x1024 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs

09 DSC 2018 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs 10 DSC 2020 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs 11 DSC 2021 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs 12 DSC 2027 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs 13 DSC 2029 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs 08 DSC 2030 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs

In the original, they used real eggs that they broke and dyed then painted with watercolors. We did not have dye or watercolors around so we used acrylic craft paint. We also are not that good with delicate things, so I purchased some of those plastic white dyeable eggs from Walmart and cut them with a hot knife. We cut the eggs in a wavy pattern below the middle and then painted those pieces as tails for the fish. Then we painted whole eggs for the fish bodies, and also for a couple of toppers or place tags. Once the fish dried we simply glued the tails on with some hot glue. I did not have any golf tees, so I glued my name tag eggs to wooden disks or straws and embellished them with sparkly twine.

03 DSC 1574 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs

01 DSC 2061 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter Eggs

05 DSC 2054 Vintage Crafts  Painted Easter EggsI think they turned out super cute. Of course the best part was crafting with my mom! That’s always fun! I’m not great at painting, but I can just imagine what some of you artists could do with these! I think they would be a fun craft for the kids to try their hands at too, sans the glueing part. I hope you all will give this DIY a try sometime! I had a blast with it and I’m sure you all would love it too! I’ll be back next week with another DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

 

Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week- March 23rd

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Daryl’s grandmother and one of his cousins celebrated their birthdays this past Sunday with a big party. It was so nice seeing everyone! We had lots of laughs, and lots of cake! I also got the first chance to wear my new spring straw hat to brunch. Spring is here, and Easter is on the way. So, I thought I’d start the spring out with a treasury full of vintage bunnies! There were so many cute bunnies in Etsy’s awesome vintage shops this week, I will be adding a few more to an Easter vintage post next week. Here are my absolute favorite bunnies this week:

1 il 570xN.733992313 3kw0 Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

1950s Jell-O Ad Rabbit Illustration Vintage Advertisement Art Easter Bunny Print, Cute Kitchen Wall Decor from Ad Vintage Com

il 570xN.430305828 ch5q Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

whimsical vintage rabbit planter / figural woodland bunny nursery decor / tuxedo top hat bow tie egg carrot / Morton pottery from Shop Good Grace

il 570xN.181949578 Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

VINTAGE BUNNY BUTTON 1950s Chocolate Hand Painted Italy from Covetable Curiosities

il 570xN.358567076 bnao Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

Celluloid Rabbit on Tin Tricycle, wind up toy Made in Japan 1950s from Professor Tiny

il 570xN.573108943 bzzl Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

Vintage Mid Century Easter Bunny Centerpiece Vintage Handmade Ephemera Art Decor from Anna Lee’s Attic

il 570xN.595302373 22wb Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

Hornsea, Jug, Pitcher, Ewer, Bunny, Rabbit, England, rare, 1950′s, Kitsch, Collectable, medium size, like Hornsea, epsteam, etsyEUR, UK from Kitsch and Collectable 

il 570xN.734800876 mz5c Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

Bunny Tales Vintage 1950s Rand McNally Children’s Book by Peggy Burrows Illustrated by Helen Endres and William Neebe from Grandmother’s Attic

il 570xN.725788150 h8zp Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

 

1950s Easter Bunny and Cart Planter from Just Smashing Darling

il 570xN.706287408 c6s1 Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

ART Signed Easter Bunny Vintage Brooch Exceptionally Cute Mid Century Pastel Enamel Bunny Pin from Twinkling Star Vintage

il 570xN.741671225 ge5f Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

Vintage 1950′s German Easter Egg Bunny Rabbit Head Candy Container from Explore Mag

il 570xN.739445946 2prh Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

Vintage Unused Little Tots Plastic Bunny Rabbit Feeding Dish Mother’s Biggest Little Helper In Original Box from Once Upon a Firefly

il 570xN.693557892 2ol6 Favorite Vintage Finds of The Week  March 23rd

 

Vintage Steiff Little Lying Rabbit or Hare – Lieg Hase -Stuffed Mohair Animal Bunny Rabbit – Button, #2309,00 Flag, and Tag from Industrial Blonde

Aren’t they all so dang adorable! I actually have a copy of the bunny book at home and it is one of my favorites. The illustrations are so cute! I can’t really pick a favorite as usual, but I think it would probably come down to a tie between the planters or the stuffed bunny. I am a sucker for Steiff! How about you guys? Anything you dig this week? I hope you all have a blast checking out these fantastic shops! I will be back next week with some vintage easter finds. Until then….

Happy Shopping!