Archive for Creative Ideas

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.


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!


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


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.





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!


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


Happy Decorating!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Kids


With Christmas 3 weeks away I thought I would share some of my favorite stocking stuffer for the kids.


~ Young kids ~

  • crayons
  • color books
  • Christmas ornament
  • legos
  • dolls
  • gift card
  • books
  • trucks
  • hair ties
  • old wood blocks



~ For the Tweens~

  • gift cards
  • DVD or CD
  • head phones
  • Christmas ornament
  • fingernail polish
  • books
  • manicure set
  • hair products
  • wallet or purse
  • candies and candy canes


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 Check back for some more ideas for the pet owner, hostess & more!

Have a great day~

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Creative Recycled Christmas Tree

Looking for a new and creative way to add a Christmas tree to your primitive decor? Well I have just the thing for you! I absolutely love this idea, and I am definitely going to look for some springs to create one for me!



Have a wonderful day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Red Chair Planter

I love this chair / planter idea – We have seen many recently with flower pots in the chairs, but this is actually planted. Not sure where to find a chair to create a planter like this adorable red chair, no problem, we have several that has come into the store! Pick up a couple and get a jump for the next gardening season!

P.S. Don’t forget to share your pics with us!


Have a great day!

Nancie & Haley d’Pug


Old Faux Pearl Strands


This is a very cute idea for those faux pearl strands that you don’t know what to do with.

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Any don’t forget that if you don’t have any of grandma’s old jewelry, we can help you out. We have a large selection of vintage costume jewelry in the store.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear


Enamel Coffee Pot Gardening


How about a new take on those colorful enamel coffee pots laying around. This is so adorable, you could even display this on your dinner table, or coffee table.

Don’t have any enamel coffee pots laying around – don’t fear, we have many colors and sizes to choose from!


I did something like this last year with old coffee pots of different shapes and sizes and made a "bucket garden" also different shapes and sizes.  Loved the look!

Happy gardening, and please share you photos with us. We would love to see the unique items you use in your garden.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear


Vintage Jewelry Mirror


OMG – this is so adorable. I may have to make one of these with all of the vintage jewelry I have. I have had gals purchase a lot of jewelry for different projects, and bridal bouquets, but this is just amazing!

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I hope I have inspired you to create something with vintage jewelry. If you don’t have any of your grandma’s we have a lot available at the store!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear