Archive for How to use items found in the store!

Indoor Herb Garden

Need ideas on creating an indoor herb garden? Check this out!

This is sooooo cute and add great color to your kitchen!



Have an awesome day and check back for more idea on how to use items you find in the store!


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

Cast Iron Skillet Care and Recipes

Cast Iron Skillets have been a staple in kitchens for many years. I absolutely love mine! You can cook hamburgers, hash browns, desserts and more with cast iron skillets.

I have collected a few smaller ones to take camping with me. They are great to cook on the campfire with.

You take care of your cast iron and keep them seasoned, they will last for years!

We have many sizes of cast iron skillets, corn bread pans, muffin tins, and more in the store.

Below is info on how to care for your cast iron skillets. Save this and refer back as often as needed.


Skillet Spinach Artichoke Dip – Click on the pic for the complete recipe. Can you imagine this cooked on the campfire with a bag of chips. This is on my list for my next camping trip!

This one is going on my next camping trip list also!!

This quick and easy pizza skillet is like an amazing pan pizza baked and served in your favorite cast iron skillet.



  • 1/2 tsp Oregano, fresh


  • 1/4 cup Tomato sauce

Baking & Spices

  • 1 Desired toppings
  • 12 oz Pizza dough, fresh

Oils & Vinegars

  • 3 tbsp Olive oil, extra-virgin


  • 4 oz Mozzarella, fresh


This one might have to go onto my camping recipe list also! What a great weekend snack while moving watching



Let me know how you like these receipes!! And don’t forget to share your favorite with us!!

Have an awesome day!

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.


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


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!


Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Mason Jar Christmas Decor

Vintage Mason Jars are being used for more than vases, and gifts in a jar. Below are some beautiful ideas for creating décor in jar.



I really love these on the pedestal, and there is a tutorial on how she created them!


Have a great day!

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!


Another beautiful display of tea pots and tea cups.


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.


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


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



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!


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!


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


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

Have an awesome day.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston