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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

DIY Antique Wood Spindle Ornaments

Learn how to turn antique wood spindles into unique rustic Christmas ornaments!  Last year, I bought a huge lot of antique wood spindles from a local auction.   I loved their character, that they could be used as is to add a little texture and warmth to vintage vignettes or transformed into cool architectural salvage projects.  With Christmas just around the corner and an abundance of spindles available, I decided to repurpose some of the antique spindles into unique rustic wood ornaments! . SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE ANTIQUE WOOD SPINDLE ORNAMENTS - Salvaged wood spindles (auctions, Facebook Marketplace, salvage yards, etc.) - Mitre Saw - Tape Measure - 150 Grit Sandpaper - Small Eye   Screws - Black and Gold Craft Paint (or Rub 'n Buff ) - Small craft paintbrush - Jute Twine - Scissors - Pliers STEPS TO MAKE ANTIQUE WOOD SPINDLE ORNAMENTS  STEP ONE: BUY ANTIQUE SPINDLES The first step is to buy salvaged antique wood spindles.  Turned spindles with lots of detail work best and c...
Sunday, November 27, 2022

Vintage Modern Christmas Mudroom 2022

A vintage modern mudroom decorated for Christmas with simple neutrals and classic vintage decor!  I got a late start decorating for Christmas this year, but I took advantage of a couple lazy days after Thanksgiving to empty a few more Christmas bins.  Last week, I unpacked my favorite Christmas bin and shared ways to decorate and style vintage Santa mugs .  Today, I'm sharing a peek into my vintage-modern Christmas mudroom.   I primarily stuck to decorating with neutrals with the exception of a little pop of red from my "new" vintage Santa head blow mold.  He was a recent Facebook Marketplace find and I could not wait to hang him in the mudroom for Christmas.  I have to admit, as I started decorating the mudroom for Christmas I gravitated towards using the same decor as last year.  I thought about changing it up a bit, but the truth is, I love what I love and I it just didn't feel right to make changes simply for the sake of sharing something new and different.  S...
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

6 Ways to Decorate With Vintage Santa Mugs

Do you love vintage Santa mugs?  Do you have a large collection and need new ideas on how to display them?  Bring a little jolly nostalgia to your home with these creative ways to style and display vintage Santa mugs!  I gravitate towards neutrals, I decorate with neutrals , I dress in neutrals , but I have a total soft spot for classic vintage Santa mugs and decor.   It's the only time I decorate with red and I'm 100% here for it!  I mean, how can you resist those rosy cheeks and jolly little winking faces?  Throughout the years and after many days and hours of hunting, I've been able to grow my collection of vintage Santa mugs.  They're getting harder and harder to find (and much more expensive!), but there are still good deals out there.   WHERE DID I FIND MY VINTAGE SANTA MUGS? The majority of my vintage Santa mugs were purchased at auctions, antique malls, thrift stores and yard sales.  I've bought and sold many throughout the years but recently started kee...