Archive for Creative Ideas

Hostess Gift Ideas


As a hostess one of the things I have always enjoyed were handmade gifts. Some of my favorites to give and receive is handmade fudge, cookies, or maybe a good bottle of wine!

Is your hostess a coffee lover? What better than a loaf of homemade banana bread with some flavored coffee!

Or for the hostess that loves to spend time in the kitchen, how about some new towels, and new cooking utensils.

Can’t you just imagine to look on your hostess’ face when you put a little thought into a special gift for her!

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Gift Ideas in a Jar

We’re all running around like crazy these days. You want to get something for your co-worker and can’t afford to spend a lot of money, or you want to be a little creative. Here are some adorable ideas to create gift ideas in a jar.

These are a perfect size and you can create one for any interest!

How about a mani / pedi lover?

or someone that loves to bake?

maybe a tea lover? or coffee lover?

These are so simple and quick to put together, and the recipient will be thrilled when they see what is in the jar!! 🙂

 

Until next time,

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Sewing Machine Drawers Repurposed

Antique Sewing Machine Cabinets and their drawers are just a beautiful piece of history. The beauty & craftsmanship is amazing!

Have a few and don’t know what to do with them? Below are a few stunning ideas!

 

 

 

If you have re-purposed sewing machine drawers, we would LOVE to see pics of your creativity!

Until next time,

Nancie & Winston

 

 

Repurposed Old Mailbox

 

I really Love to plant flowers in different containers. Old mailboxes fits the bill for gardening, but this idea is super adorable. I love the color also!! Too bad I don’t have one of these in the store at the moment, but my eyes are open for one!

 

 

Have an awesome day!

Nancie & Winston

 

Vintage Insulator Projects

You’re out shopping and you come across some insulators and think to yourself – what can you do with them?

hmmm – we say, there is a lot you can do with insulators of all shapes, sizes & colors!

How cool is this lamp?? A cool lamp & industrial!!

 

Have an awesome day! Check back often as we’ll be adding more ideas for insulators!

 

Nancie & Winston

Creative ideas for Galvanized Tubs, Buckets & More!

Spring is just around the corner and I have such a love of galvanized tubs, buckets, chicken feeders, and chicken water’s (and yes, we have many at the store already), that I am going to share some of my favorite uses!

This would look so cute on a large farm table.

And for those of you that do not garden – here are a few ideas for you also!

This is a cute bar – you can also use an old sewing machine cabinet and add the bucket, or attach the wash tub to an old sewing machine cast iron base.

This little table is so cute, and creates an extra storage area. If you need extra seating, add a cushion and you have a chair / ottoman with extra storage.

As this shows, there is so many ways to use galvanized items in the house for storage!

There are so many creative ways to use galvanized containers for. Please show us your creative uses!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

New use for old wash tubs

Oh man, I love these old wash tubs, and I LOVE them planted with flowers, but take a look at this kitchen island.

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This is such an adorable way to add seating to any room, and storage space for blankets, or the kids toys.

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Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Planting

Who is ready to plant spring flowers? I am – all you see around here is brown and white (snow). I am ready for some color!

I am definitely looking for a bike to plant at the store this spring!

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Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I love shopping for stocking stuffers, and I LOVE to check out my stocking on Christmas morning. Here are a few ideas that I love!

This list is to get your creative thought process going. Your kids, or spouse might not enjoy something on this list, but it will trigger something they do!

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For the Kids:

  • books
  • crayons
  • color book
  • small chocolates
  • gloves, stocking hat
  • socks
  • doll
  • money
  • favorite team shirt / pants
  • hair ties
  • hair brush
  • pens / journal
  • soap crayons
  • bath toys
  • bubble bath

For the Tween:

  • nail polish
  • finger nail polish remover
  • books
  • gloves
  • stocking hat
  • scarf
  • gum
  • football / basketball / soccer ball
  • hair ties / barrettes
  • hair brush
  • puzzles
  • games
  • pens / journal
  • candies
  • bubble bath
  • I tunes gift card
  • shower gel

Teen:

  • gift card
  • money
  • scarf
  • favorite team shirts /jersey
  • hoodie
  • gum
  • football / basketball / soccer ball
  • razor / blades
  • games
  • pens / journal
  • hand cream
  • perfume
  • make up
  • I Tunes gift card
  • bubble bath
  • shower gel

Ladies:

  • chocolates
  • coffee shop gift card
  • razor blades
  • nail polish
  • perfume
  • hand cream
  • favorite coffee creamers
  • lottery tickets
  • local rec center membership (make sure she likes to exercise!!)
  • bottle of wine
  • favorite cooking gadget
  • bubble bath
  • shower gel
  • make up
  • bath oil
  • gum

Men:

  • chocolates
  • coffee gift card
  • razor blades
  • shaving cream
  • lottery tickets
  • local rec center membership
  • gloves
  • stocking hat
  • bottle of wine
  • Leatherman
  • golf balls / tees
  • movie tickets
  • fishing lures
  • tools
  • stocking hat
  • ball cap

 

Have fun shopping for stocking stuffers!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Tea Cups & Tea Pots

We have several types & colors of tea pots and tea cups in the store, and I thought that I would share a couple of collections to give you an idea how to display them. Tea cups & tea pots are also an affordable gift to give.

This is such a cute way to display tea cups & tea pots. So simple, but ahhh so cute. Love the mix of the colors!

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Another beautiful display of tea pots and tea cups.

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We love to see you collections, please share!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston