Archive for Creative Ideas

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

 

Vintage Hanky’s

Not all of us can sew or are very creative, yet we see all of these beautiful hanky’s and wonder what we can do with them.

 We are going to share some ideas to use these beautiful hanky’s with little or no sewing, and a little imagination.

Below is such cute bracelet made out of hanky’s. I am going to have to try this.

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What a unique way to serve tea to your lady friends! oh, and the colors! You could make one for each season.

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This a great way to girlie up you space by making hanky a window valance or curtain.

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Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

 

 

 

Old Shutters

We have several sets of old shutters in the store, and I got to thinking (I know – that is dangerous). How can I creatively use a couple of them?

Yes, we all love them painted and shabby, but what else can we do with them? Here you go!

This would be adorable as a side table next to the bed or a little extra storage in the bathroom, or on the counter in the kitchen.

It would look so cute with plants, colorful vintage cooking utensils, or a couple of recipe books and a recipe box. The possibilities are limitless!

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This adorable shelf would look great in the laundry room, entry way, or even the bedroom. Add a few old door knobs and you have a coat rack!

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What a cute way to add storage in a small bathroom to store towels, toiletries, or just a plant or two!

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Would love to see how you have re-purposed old shutters in your home!

Have an awesome day.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Old Picture Frames

Several years ago I quit buying old picture frames because I could never sell them. I know that everyone has picture frames with family photos.

I just discovered a very clever way to use those old frames that I could never sell.

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Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Decorating with Vintage Photos & Cameras

Customers often wonder what do you do with the vintage photos you find in the store. They are someone’s else’s relatives, why would I decorate with them.

Just think of all the history and stories that these photos could tell if they could talk!

Below are some great ideas and ways to decorate with vintage cameras and photos. So go ahead and pull out grandma’s old cameras and start showing them off!

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Don’t forget that you are also re-purposing something that might have gone into the landfill.

Don’t forget to share you collections with us!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

 

What to do with those Old Bottles

I have a small collection of different colors, sizes & styles of bottles at home. I just love the different shapes. We also have a WIDE range of bottles in the store! You can create a nice collection with out taking up a lot of space or spend a lot of money.

Over the last several years I have sold more bottles than I can count. What is it about old bottles? Well, there are so many different colors, styles, sizes & uses. I am going to share some ways to use some of these unique pieces of glass that we call bottles!

Many ladies have been using small bottles as flower vases on their wedding reception tables.

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I love to a mixture of color and sizes on my shelves.

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And others love to decorate and paint them.

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More info on how to decorate and paint old bottles in on another day!

I am going to share ways to clean out the bottles. I personally love them just how they are dug out of the dirt!

Have an awesome day, and don’t forget to share pics of your old bottle collection.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleaver Ways to use Old Windows

You walk into the store and see our assortment of old windows and you say “I love those windows, but what can I do with them?”

Below are just a few of the many and creative ways to use old windows!

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We have many sizes, some with several panes, some single pane, some with glass and some without glass. Something for everyone and every project!

Have an awesome day, and please share you creative window projects!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Old Suitcase Ideas

Love old suitcases? Not sure what to do with them when you get them? There are so many creative ideas to do with them, I am sharing just a few.

If you don’t have any suitcases to convert, don’t worry we have a nice selection of styles & colors in the store!

I have so many people looking for vintage medicine cabinets – isn’t this such an awesome idea, and great use of an old suitcase. You won’t see two alike.

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This is such an adorable table, and DIY. Another idea – add small legs and a pillow inside and you have an awesome dog bed! Your pooch would be the talk of the neighborhood!

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This table would look awesome in the entry way! and just think of the storage also you would have.

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Have an awesome weekend, and don’t forget to share pics of your old suitcases!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

 

Container Gardening

I am guessing that everyone is feeling like I am with this winter, and just waiting to get into their garden and play. That is why I am sharing several of my favorite container gardens that can be created with what you have laying around the house!

And, yes we have all of these containers in the store just waiting for your creativeness if you don’t have them laying around your house!

And don’t forget to share your pics.

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Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Christmas Table Centerpiece

Christmas is just around the corner and we’re all expecting company for dinner. How do we decorate quickly and easily with company coming?

What is easier that 2 or 3 cake plates with beautiful vintage Christmas glass ornaments? I absolutely love this idea!

Yes, we have tiered cake plates & many beautiful vintage Christmas ornaments!

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here is another variation! WOW is all I can say!

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Happy Decorating!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear