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Simple Décor for the Fireplace Mantel

We are all busy working, taking care of the kids, and we all suddenly realize that the holidays are upon us!

Where did summer, and then November go? Today we have some simple, yet adorable and colorful.

We all have those ugly vases, yes I said ugly vase, but when you fill them full of colorful vintage glass ornaments, and lights they go from ugly drab to FAB!!

Just add a little greenery and you’re ready for holiday entertaining!

 

Until next time!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

 

Vintage Tins & Bottle Brush Christmas Decorations

I absolutely love vintage tins and bottle brushes. What better way to enjoy both is to incorporate them to made adorable Christmas displays!

These are so cute and would make your breakfast table look amazing on Christmas Day!

Make an extra one to two for friends & family, they would love one!

 

 

Have an awesome day, and make sure to share pics with us!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

Vintage Ball Jar Holiday Centerpieces

Tired of the same old dining table center piece? Look no further, we have many amazing vintage ball jars ideas that will make the perfect holiday centerpiece!

Look at the stunning centerpieces that you can put together with vintage ball jars and milk bottle holders.

There are soooo many ways to use vintage ball jars! These ideas would also look great on a side buffet if you don’t have room on your table.

 

Having a more formal setting – use either silver or gold bulbs to create a stunning look!

These would be adorable with a solar top as they light up at night! Super cute nightlight 🙂

 

We would love to see what you come up with for vintage ball jar centerpieces – please share!!!

 

Until next time,

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

At Thanksgiving time there is always so much to do, especially if you’re hosting the Thanksgiving dinner.

I have always preferred simple Thanksgiving centerpieces. It is nice to have it festive, but simple!

Below are a few examples of very simple centerpieces that I really like! Again – SIMPLE!

 

 

We would love to see your Thanksgiving centerpiece! Please share!

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

 

 

Funky Vintiques @ Lafayette Antiques

 

Today’s we are showcasing Funky Vintiques. You will notice a wide range of antiques, collectibles & more in Funky’s space. One of her favorites is primitives and boy does she has some awesome primitives!

Take a look at all of this architectural salvage. Just imagine all of the cool you can create with all of these windows, spindles, ceiling tiles, and more!

 

 

And, for those of you that do not have the time to re-purpose vintage windows, Funky has done it for you! These pictures do not do these windows justice.

 

Don’t forget to check out Funky Vintiques website for more info and updates on antique shows you can find her at!

http://funkyvintiques.com

 

Have an awesome day, and until next time!

Nancie & Winston

New Use for an Old Mailbox

OMG – How stinking cute is this??

We have a few old mailboxes and beside planting in them I haven’t come up with another idea until today!

 

Have an awesome day!

Nancie & Winston

 

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