Archive for Creative Ideas

Re-Purposed Old Doors

Let’s talk old doors today. Olds doors in themselves are such a work of art, and if you’re lucky to have the original hardware, it can’t get any better!

There are soooo many uses for old doors. I use them as dividers at antique shows, and then hang signs, birdhouses, and more on them.

One of my favorite shows is Flea Market Flip, and I have seen many old door flips, but never as a bar, and this bar is totally awesome!!

Can you imagine this in a rustic cabin????

I have a couple of corner cabinets made out of old doors and I just love them. They aren’t too big and take up a lot of space, and the rustic hardware is totally awesome!

 

This stunning potting bench would look awesome either in the house full of beautiful house plants, or on the deck with lots of flowers and color!

I just may have inspired myself to move my potting bench to the patio by the shop so that I can enjoy it when I am relaxing and enjoying the sun!

 

 

I hope you guys feel inspired to spend a few minutes a day just enjoying life around you, and thinking about your next project! We love pics, so please tag us when sharing!

Thanks for stopping by today, and every day to see what we’re up to!

Have an awesome week.

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Unique Planters Found in the Store

 I am dreaming about spring and warmer weather, and with the cold weather we are having in Colorado it won’t get here soon enough!! I am tired of the brown, and cold. I want COLOR, and more COLOR!!

Since it is too cold to plant and we can’t plant outside until Mother’s Day, I am collection some new (OLD) planters for my spring planting. I am also collecting small planters for inside the store! Now I just have to get to the store to get plants for them 🙂

All of the unique planters I am sharing today can be found right here in the store, so you can get your new (OLD) unique planters before spring gets here!

 

 

If you want to see some of my unique planters, just stop by the store. I have many that I just love looking at!

Tag me in a photo with your unique planters! and spring color! We love sharing.

I hope you all feel inspired by todays pics, and unique planter ideas. As always thanks for stopping by today to see what we are up to!

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Hostess Gift Ideas


As a hostess one of the things I have always enjoyed were handmade gifts. Some of my favorites to give and receive is handmade fudge, cookies, or maybe a good bottle of wine!

Is your hostess a coffee lover? What better than a loaf of homemade banana bread with some flavored coffee!

Or for the hostess that loves to spend time in the kitchen, how about some new towels, and new cooking utensils.

Can’t you just imagine to look on your hostess’ face when you put a little thought into a special gift for her!

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Gift Ideas in a Jar

We’re all running around like crazy these days. You want to get something for your co-worker and can’t afford to spend a lot of money, or you want to be a little creative. Here are some adorable ideas to create gift ideas in a jar.

These are a perfect size and you can create one for any interest!

How about a mani / pedi lover?

or someone that loves to bake?

maybe a tea lover? or coffee lover?

These are so simple and quick to put together, and the recipient will be thrilled when they see what is in the jar!! 🙂

 

Until next time,

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

 

 

Repurposed Old Mailbox

 

I really Love to plant flowers in different containers. Old mailboxes fits the bill for gardening, but this idea is super adorable. I love the color also!! Too bad I don’t have one of these in the store at the moment, but my eyes are open for one!

 

 

Have an awesome day!

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

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.

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

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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!

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Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston