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Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- January 12th

Happy Monday everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It has been pretty cold here the last week! I realize that cold for us southerners is like a tiny drop in a bucket for some of my northern friends, but for me it has been freezing! I have heard we may get snow this week sometime, which I would be quite excited about. If it’s going to be really cold, I’d at least like a nice pretty snow. Since my mind has been on snow, I thought I would share a little collection of some of my favorite wintery white finds with you inspired by snow queens. It was really hard to narrow it down this week! Here are just a few of my favorites:

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Vintage Earrings Milk Glass Rhinestone Clip On Mid Century Circa 1960s Pear Teardrop Baguette Lozenge Cabochons Hand Prong Set Rhodium Plate from Patty’s Porcelain ETC

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Vintage 1950s White Hand Crochet Lace Collar from Revival Vintage Boutique

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1950′s Mr. Spencer Off White 3″ High Heels Pumps from Nora Barry’s

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High End Vintage Necklace, White Glass Stones & Jonquil Yellow Chatons, Silver Tone Rhinestone Necklace Choker, Winter White Jewelry from Accessory Avenue Boutique

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1950s Wool Waffle Sweater // Winter White // Vintage 1950s Cardigan // Medium from Thrifty Vintage Kitten

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1950s White & black rhinestone butterfly cat eye sunglasses from Veramode

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Silk Petal Beret. Vintage Wedding Hat. // ONE SIZE. // Off White. Knit Beanie, 50s Swim Cap. // Winter Bridal Headpiece. Hair Cover from Salvato Collection

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Vintage 1950′s White Beaded Purse Filigree Frame from Salvage Life

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1950s, Tacoma Washington / silky faux Persian lambswool / satin lined, gold rimmed buttons / Mid Century Winter / small medium from Artistry Vintage

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1950s hat set/ 50s angora knit hat and scarf from Shop KLAD

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Vintage 1950′s “SNOW QUEEN” Full Circle Skirt Sparkly Silver White Peter Pan Collar Dress XS / Small from It’s Darling Vintage

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Vintage off-white gloves, mid-century, short, brushed nylon, hand stitched and embroidered, size medium, 6 1/2, wedding, bridal, lovely from Costume Consortium 

Aren’t they all so beautiful! I love winter whites! I love them all! Really loving the clothing! My favorites on Etsy are always public, so you can always see more of my favorite items in my profile. I hope you enjoy browsing through these wonderful Etsy vintage shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with more vintage lovelies. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- December 30th

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and got to spend lots of great time with the ones you love the most! New Year’s Eve is coming up tomorrow and I thought it would be fun to share a little collection of vintage items perfect for a New Year’s party! There are so many lovely party finds and beautiful dresses and such in Etsy’s many wonderful vintage shops! Here are my favorites for this week:

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Vintage Cocktail Shaker illustration page Alice and Martin Provensen whiskey sour party wall decor for framing – Free U.S. shipping from Arcanium Antiques

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SALE Vintage shoes, pink leather heels, champagne gold silver metallic, wedding, Almalfi, Italy, 8 from Roselein Rarities 

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Goldleaf Champagne Glasses – Set of 7 1950′s Mid-Century Vintage VTG from Rue 78 Vintage

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New Years Sale / 1950s Fleur Champagne silk dynasty dress / 50s oldstock from Croatia Vintage

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Carolee Champagne Brut Bottle Swarovski Crystal Black Enamel Brooch Pin from Kansas City Treasures

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French vintage ice bucket. French vintage champagne bucket . Handle in stainless metal 1950s. Seau à glace. Vintage ice bucket.from Passe Simple

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Lucite box purse vintage 1950′s, Charles S. Kahn, clear and champagne satin-finish DuPont acrylic plastic, carved top and handle from Costume Consortium

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1950s vintage earrings : Circle of light from No Carnations

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New Years Eve Retro Party – 45 lp Auld Lang Syne, Should Old Acquaintance, Guy Lombardo 1959 record from Ribbons and Glass

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VINTAGE Lithographed TIN NOISEMAKER Toys, New Year’s Eve Party, 1950′s Retro from Frankie Steinz 

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SALE — 1960s Asian Oriental Sequin Silk Jacket Beige Off White Evening Wedding Prom Sparkly Glittery from Old Used Stuff

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Vintage New Years Eve Cards, Game Cards, Candle, Holly, Clock, 1950′s from Caffeinated Squirrel

Aren’t they all just fabulous! I love all of them! That dress is just to die for and the leucite purse. Do you have a favorite this week? I hope you all enjoy browsing through these lovely vintage shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with more vintage fun. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- December 23rd

Hey everyone! I can’t believe that Christmas is this week! This whole holiday season has just flown by! Before Christmas day comes I wanted to share one more Christmas vintage finds collection with you all! This week’s finds are welcoming Christmas with the jolly holiday man himself, Santa Claus! There are so many amazing Santa finds in Etsy’s wonderful vintage shops! Here are my absolute favorites this week:

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Regal Toy Santa Claus Plastic Money Coins Vintage Bank Christmas Blow Mold Figurine Doll Canada from L’heure Bleue

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1950s Santa Ornaments Blume Japan Paper Mache Felt Cotton from Ivory Bird

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Vintage Sweet Santa Driving Sleigh Candle Holder Ceramic by Holt Howard from Nostalgic Home

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Vintage Santa Claus Candy Dish from Little Vintage Cottage

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Ceramic Christmas Figurines Noel – Made in Japan Santa Noel Figurines, 1950s Christmas Decorations, Retro Ceramic Santa Claus Kitsch Vintage from Be Quirksy

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Vintage Christmas, 1950′s Santa Claus In Storyland Pop-Up Book, Children’s Christmas Book, Santa Pop Up from Thirsty Owl Vintage

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Vintage Christmas, Mantle Decoration, Hard Plastic Vintage Santa Claus, Vintage Reindeer, 1950s Christmas, Retro Christmas, Mid Century from Carnaby Vintage Jewels

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Vintage Christmas Gift Tags – Santa Claus from Pumpkin Truck Paper

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Vintage Christmas Planter, 1950′s Robyn Ceramics Santa Claus Planters Spaghetti Trim, Vintage Santa, Christmas Decor, Mid Century from Thirsty Owl Vintage

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Vintage Christmas Tablecloth Do the Santa Dance from Uncle Bunks Trunk

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Vintage Santa Silk Spun 1950s from High Point Farm 2010

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Vintage Holt Howard Winking Santa Pitcher and 6 Mugs, 1959 — Merry Whiskers from Quantities of Quaint 

Aren’t they all so fantastic! The Holt Howard Santa finds are just to die for! I want everything on this Christmas list! I hope you all enjoy browsing these fabulous shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with more vintage finds. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- December 16th

Hey everyone! Well, Monday totally got away from me this week, but I did want to pop in and share my favorite vintage finds of the week with you all! It is always my favorite post of the week! One of my very favorite things to collect at the holidays is vintage linens, tablecloths especially! I will never tire of them, they are so amazing! So, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite vintage Christmas linens with you all from Etsy’s lovely vintage shops! Check em’ out:

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Vintage Christmas Holiday Red White Green Border Tablecloth Snowflakes Tinsel Garland Poinsettias from HOLLANDVSTK

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Vintage Christmas Runner – Santa in Sleigh w/ Reindeer – Mid Century Modern – Red, Green, Gold – Cartoon Novelty Xmas by Eda Maria from Vintage PDX

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Mid century Christmas table cloth. Holidays, red, green, white, Christmas tree, poinsettias, snow flakes, holly, text, noel, Merry Christmas from Time Valley

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Vintage Christmas Cocktail Napkin Santa Claus Depler from Neato Keen

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Vintage Table Runner Happy Christmas MID CENTURY Santa Claus RARE! from Neato Keen

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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH Maids & Footmen Dancing MiD CenTuRy MoDern Festive! 54″ by 65″ from Pacific Modern

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Christmas Table Cloth 1950′s from Farmhouse Supply

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Mint Condition Vintage Mid Century Never Used Christmas Table Linen 52×70 Hardy Craft from Olde Home

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Vintage Santa Tablecloth – Shiny Brite Ornaments, Bells, Xmas Tree – Gold, Red, Green on Cotton/Rayon Christmas Tree by Parisian Prints from Vintage PDX

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Vintage Mid Century Heavy Cotton Christmas Tablecloth – Santa, Angels, Reindeer, Choir Boys, Christmas Trees & Shiny Brite Ornaments from The Toad House

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1950s Christmas Apron / Music Theme Apron / Holiday Apron / Holiday Half Apron / Holiday Fashion / Festive / Women Accessories Apron from Minxouri Vintage

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Tea Towel Vintage 1964 Christmas Robinson & Cleaver Regent Street, Ulster Linen, Mid Century from Retro 68

Aren’t they fantastic! I want every single one of them! 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 vintage Christmas finds. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

December Shop Update and Free Shipping Coupon!

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Hey everyone! I wanted to pop in and let you all know that I have finally added some new items to my shop! Here’s what’s new in my blog shop:

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I have several new reclaimed vintage tablecloth bags available as well as some fun new pillows and key fobs. You can check out my blog shop here. I have extended my sale coupon until Monday the 22nd. Get 20% off with coupon code xmas20.

I have added all of my leather and 100% vintage wool bags and craft supply items to my Etsy shop over the past couple of days. Check out what’s new:

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And I still have a few Christmas ornaments available too:

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I have extended my Etsy shop coupon as well until Monday the 22nd. Check out my Etsy shop Here. Get 20% off your entire order with code xmas20 at checkout.

And since I adore my wonderful readers so much as well, I am offering free USPS First Class shipping on all orders until Christmas Day!!! And all orders over $50 will get free Priority Mail upgraded shipping!!! Use code freeshipxmas

Happy Shopping everyone! Ant thank you all so much for your support!

Holiday Shop Sale!

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Hey everyone! It’s been a little crazy around here! Between the holiday crafting rush, and almost losing Roux to a heart condition that popped up suddenly, time has gotten away from me! I was planning on adding a bunch of new items to my shops and having a holiday sale the first week of December. Well, what can I say, I’m late as usual. C’est last vie, n’est pas! So, this weekend through Thursday the 18th I am offering 20% off in both my blog shop and my Etsy shop on your entire order. I will be adding a bunch of new bags and some more ornaments hopefully before the end of the weekend. To receive the discount all you need to do is put in the coupon code xmas20 at checkout. You can shop my blog store here, and my Etsy here Read more →

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- December 8th

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It has been one heck of a week here. I have been a little overwhelmed but I did want to pop in and share my vintage finds of the week with you all. It is always my favorite post of the week! One of my absolute favorite things to collect during the holidays are vintage deer and reindeer! They are so fantastic! So, this week I am going to share a little collection of some of my favorite vintage reindeer finds from Etsy’s wonderful world of vintage shops. Check them out:

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8″ Vintage Reindeer Figurine, Red Rhinestone Jewel Eyes, Vintage Rudolph Reindeer, Kitsch Kitschy Christmas Deer, Japan Reindeer Decorations from Vintage by Jade

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2 Adorable Reindeer Hang Ups – Midcentury Die Cut Cardboard Christmas Reindeer Wall Decor for Doors, Windows, Classroom from Little Vintage Stories

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Vintage Christmas Reindeer, 1960′s Rudolph Reindeer Bank, Ceramic Reindeer Bank, Figurine, Christmas Decor, Christmas Figurine from Thirsty Owl Vintage

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Vintage Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer book; Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward from The Gold Gator

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Vintage Reindeer Christmas Candle Holder Candlestick from efine Gifts

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Vintage Christmas Deer Reindeer Enamel Brooch Rhinestone Pin Jewelry from Plucky Maidens

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Vintage Wool Shawl Christmas Red and White THICK and WARM from Annie Banannies Shop

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Vintage Christmas Reindeer, 1960′s Ceramic Reindeer, White Reindeer Figurine, Christmas Decor, Holiday Decoration from Thirsty Owl Vintage

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Rubber Reindeer Figurines, Vintage Reindeer, 50s 60s Christmas Deer Reindeer Decorations, Plastic Deer, Vintage Reindeer from Vintage by Jade

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Vintage Reindeer Punchwork Needlepoint Velvet Throw Pillow – Stag – Cushion – Christmas – Holiday Home Decor from French Toast Kitty

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50′s Reindeer Pair from Retro Refaire

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Vintage Reindeer Red Velvet Deer Christmas Decoration Stuffed Animal Plushie Ornament Hopsack from Hopsack

Aren’t they all just adorable! I obviously would love any and all of them! I try to add to my vintage reindeer collection every year! 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 holiday vintage finds. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Handmade Gifts 2014- Upcycled Fabric Embellished Leather Bag

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07 DSC 0602 Handmade Gifts 2014  Upcycled Fabric Embellished Leather BagOf all the things I tend to hoard, bags are probably the most plentiful around my house. I have tons of purses! Some of them I made myself, but a lot of them have been gifts, or thrift store scores. I am not a label lover, but I do love a bag that has a fabulous shape and wonderful details! Sometimes I love the shape of a bag, and the price is so great, I snatch it up, but it is a little plain and tends to sit in the closet for a while. Well, I thought I would add a little style makeover to a couple of my latest closet dwellers and upcycle them with some lovely fabric embellishments! Check out the how to!

Here’s What You Need:

*An old boring bag with a flap

*Fabric ( I was able to use a couple of large scraps)

*Iron

*Scissors

*Marking Pen or Pencil

*Basting Spray

*Sewing Machine

*Leather Needle and Heavy Duty Thread

Instructions:

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Gather up your bag(s) and your fabric.

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Trace the flap of your bag onto your fabric. If you have a directional print, make sure you trace it so it falls in the direction you want.

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Take your ruler and mark 1/8 to 1/4″ out from where you traced the flap all the way around.

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Cut out your fabric using the outside line you marked.

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Fold the fabric under to the backside by a 1/4″ allowance. Fold under and iron all the way around

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Lay a piece of cardboard over the back of the purse and spray the front of the flap with basting spray.

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Carefully lay the fabric on top of the sticky flap. Smooth and reposition as you go until you are satisfied with how everything lines up and looks.

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Now you need to topstitch the fabric. Start stitching close to the edge on one edge of the flap. Stitch down and around the flap. Pivot when you get to the back of the flap then stitch across the back and then pivot and stitch back around the side to where you started. It can be a little tricky maneuvering the purse around the machine, but go slowly and carefully and you’ll be fine.

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02 DSC 0611 Handmade Gifts 2014  Upcycled Fabric Embellished Leather BagI love how these turned out! For the brown bag I used a scrap of a fantastic vintage Grandma Moses bark cloth fabric, and the black one was an adorable Pam Kitty vintage button cards fabric. You can really customize this just by the fabric colors and patterns you use. I think I will end up keeping the brown cross body. One of my gals will be getting the black one. So, grab that gently used bag from the back of your closet or the thrift store or discount store, and turn it into a custom accessory for your favorite gal or even yourself! I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun project! Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Handmade Gifts 2014- DIY Vintage Fabric and Webbing Key Chains

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05 DSC 0618 Handmade Gifts 2014  DIY Vintage Fabric and Webbing Key ChainsHey everyone! Have you all started making up your Christmas lists? I usually make a lot of my holiday gifts. Handmade items are really fun to make and gift! I always strive to make items that are something that my family will love and want to use. I also have a lot of family, so my handmade items have to be fairly easy and quick to whip up. One of the easiest gifts I have been making this year for my fellas are these fun vintage wool key fobs. You can whip up a whole batch of them in under an hour too!

Here’s What You Need:

*Cotton Webbing 1.25″ ( you can get four key fobs out of a yard)

*Fabric Scraps

*Double Sided Stitch Witchery or Basting Spray

*Key Fob Hardware ( I bought mine Here)

*Sewing Machine and Thread

*Scissors

*Ruler and Marking Pen

*Iron

*Hammer

Instructions:

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Gather your supplies. Cut your webbing to 9″. Cut your fabric to 2″x9″.

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Fold under a half inch to the back side of your fabric down one side and iron, then do the same with the other side. You should end up with a piece that is 1″x9″.

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Now, you can use double sided stitch witchery sandwiched in between the fabric and the webbing and iron, or you can spray the back of the fabric with basting spray and stick it on to the webbing.

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Now you are ready to stitch. Sew close to the edge of the fabric. Stitch up one side then pivot and stitch across the bottom and then stitch up the other side. Clip threads.

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Clip off the very ends so you have nice neat edges.

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Fold the piece in half, lining up the edges.

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Now, slide your ends into the key fob hardware. Carefully smoosh it all the way in making sure it is even and the edges are lined up inside.

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Hammer down the hardware. You can buy pliers that are made specifically for the hardware if you plan on making a bunch. I am pretty comfortable using the hammer, so it works well for me.

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Attach the key ring to the end of the key fob hardware. And now it is ready for some keys!

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06 DSC 0615 Handmade Gifts 2014  DIY Vintage Fabric and Webbing Key ChainsI love how easy and fast these key chains are to whip up. A while back I came across some beautiful vintage wool fabric that I have been using to make bags for the shop. I thought they would be fantastic as key chains as well. The plaid wools are great for winter and they are nice for everyone since they are pretty gender neutral. You can use this same method with any kind of fabric you’d like to use. It’s really easy to customize them to your liking! I hope you will give them a try sometime! It’s a great project for beginners too! I’ll be back tomorrow with another handmade gift idea. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- December 1st

Happy Monday everyone! Today is the first of December, can you believe it! Before you know it Christmas will be here. Even though we’ve only had a white Christmas two times in my entire life living in the south, I always associate Christmas with snow. So, this week, I am starting out the month with a little collection of vintage finds inspired by a snowy white Christmas. Enjoy!

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Vintage white ceramic christmas tree with glowing electric bulbs from Lititz Carriage House

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Creamy White Vintage Shiny Brite Christmas Ornaments Snow Capped Silver Glitter Set of 3 Three 1950′s from Relics and Rhinestones

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Vintage Sleigh reindeer Ornaments by Rosbro Plastics (set of 3) from Lazy Days Relics

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Vintage Spun Head Christmas Angel Decoration white 1950s halo wings composition paper cardboard made in West Germany from The Heirloom Shoppe

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50s Christmas Tree Earrings Vintage White porcelain Gold Unique Ceramic Xmas Earrings Handmade Ceramic from Bone Structure

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winter wonderland – Christmas tree candles with glitter and sequins, retro vintage holiday décor, kitschy 1950s fun, set of 2 from Faye Travis Vintage

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50′s Lace Dress and Jacket. // Rhinestone Button. Wedding Shift, Matching 2 Piece Set from Salvato Collection

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Vintage Christmas Wrapping from the 1950s . White doves with gold from Brookside Vintage

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Darling 1950s Holt Howard Christmas Angel- Made in Japan from Peppermint Pigs

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festive vintage 1950s set of 8 12 oz Christmas SNOWFLAKE mid century DRINKING GLASSES highball lemonade iced tea from Our Vintage House

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Christmas, Sheep, Nativity, Figurines, Miniatures, Lambs, Clay, Handmade, 1940s, 1950s, Set of 3 from Vintage Dotti Rose

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Ceramic German Christmas Tree Stand from Nesting Wren

Aren’t they all so sweet! I love them all! Vintage holiday decorations are probably one of my favorite things ever! I hope you all have enjoyed my little wintry collection! Be sure to check out all these fantastic items and the wonderful shops they came from! I’ll be back next week with more holiday vintage goodies. Until then…

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