Archive for Adding Color Series

Pyrex turns 100 years old

Can you believe that Pyrex is 100 years old. Below is a graphic that shows a little history on Pyrex.

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE all of the old colors. I am not a big fan of the clear stuff.


We would love to see some of your favorite Pyrex collections!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston






Adding Color to the Kitchen with Linens

In our last post we shared some ideas now how to use old items with plants & flowers, today we’re going to use linens to bring color to the kitchen?

There is nothing more lovely than vintage linens. The workmanship, and time & love that went into making hand stitched vintage linens is amazing!

This is an adorable child size handmade vintage look apron. We have many colors to choose from, and wouldn’t you look adorable with mother & daughter aprons!


These are a couple sweet hand stitched kitchen towels with a little crochet edging. My grandma just have these all the time when I was growing up.


Everyone loves an ice cream sundae (kitchen towel).


This is a cute set of hand stitched napkins with crochet edging.


Any of these would look great adding color to your kitchen. We also have many tablecloths, napkins, hand towels, kitchen towels, hankies & more!

Have an awesome day and check back for our next update on our adding color series!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Adding Color to the Kitchen with Plants

This is our first installment of our new “Adding Color Series” ~ “Adding Color to the Kitchen” (which by the way, will be more than one post).

In the past I have shared creative ideas here & there, but this time I am going a little further.

I am going to give you some creative ways to add color and mix things you would never think of!

A lot of us has some of grandma’s china, and we don’t use it, but sometimes we want to have a piece or two out to look at. This is a gorgeous piece that we have turned into a planter. This is so pretty that you could put it any where in the house!


Don’t have grandma’s china, but you love the sifter you two used while baking. How about the violet planted in grandma’s sifter?

sifter sifter_violet

blue_bowl bowl_violet

Maybe we are a little more retro feeling ~ how about using an vintage bread tin.


or, for the car lover here is another idea


All of these ideas will look awesome sitting on your kitchen counter, on your Hoosier, on top of your kitchen cabinets, or on top of your frig! Don’t forget to share pics with us!

Have a great day, and check back soon for our next installment of adding color to the kitchen!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Adding Color while Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air, and all of us are ready to add color and change things up a little after the long and cold winter.

I am creating a series of blog posts that are sure to inspire you with ideas for creative and  inexpensive ways to change things up at the house with color, unique & recycled finds while you’re spring cleaning. In this series we’ll focus on one room at a time until you have added lots of new color around the house

We all have different styles and preferences without a lot of time. I LOVE retro & mid-century mixed with my rustic primitives. I am sure that you’re like the rest of us and don’t have a lot of time for up keep. My plan is to share ideas that won’t take a lot of time, and or up keep, and everyone will find something that will inspire them!

Each week will feature one room in the house until we get through kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, living room, bedroom, porch & garden.

Our first stop is the kitchen! Stay tuned!


Have an awesome weekend, and check back for our first installment! I am excited about the great ideas coming!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston