Fab Friday Finds – It’s Not Too Sweet

Canada Dry Ginger Ale Display Rack:  Eclectically Vintage

It's not too sweet It's refreshing, crisp and neat Canada Dry ginger ale, It's not too sweet. Remember that song from the 70's? Hope it's not stuck in your head now. Found in the garage of an estate sale (the first place I head), I gasped, grabbed it, lugged it to my car and happily cleaned off all the spider sacks. I think I've got the … [Read more...]


Thrift Shop Buying Guide to Avoid Shoppers Remorse

Thrift Shop Buyers Quiz to Avoid Shoppers Remorse

It looked promising enough. Plus it was only $3 ... for a huge basket made out of ... I know the suspense is killing you ... corn stalks! So I bought it, brought it home and now stare at it and wonder what was I thinking?! I feel it is my patriotic duty to provide this public service announcement to help you learn from my thrifting … [Read more...]


And the Ribbon Goes to … Creatively Disguising an Ugly Wall Vent

Crib Spring Award Ribbon Display

I had a problem. A huge, ugly wall vent. But how to disguise wall vents? In fact, it was downright hugly (huge + ugly = hugly). Each time I climbed those three flights of stairs up to my attic, huffing and puffing from the exertion, that vent taunted me. "No," it said, "you can't cover me because I need to suck air in or your heater & air … [Read more...]


Exceptionally Eclectic – Urban Orchard Farmhouse Fabulous

Wooden Bathroom Vanity - Urban Orchards

This house sounds like mine did before Lane of Urban Orchard Interiors got her hands on it. From a leaking roof, crumbling foundation, not being earthquake proof (a necessity in California!), and old wiring ... to a farmhouse style triumph with fabulous attention to detail. Lane began in her Master Bathroom. From the herringbone floor to the … [Read more...]


Fab Friday Finds – Antique Piano Stool in C-Minor

Vintage Piano Stool:  Eclectically Vintage

Sing us a song, you're the piano man Sing us a song tonight Well, we're all in the mood for a melody And you've got us feelin' alright Like the Piano Man, Billy Joel, I was feelin' more than alright when I spotted this piano stool at the thrift shop. I sang when I scooped it up ... I sang all the way up to the cash register ... and I … [Read more...]


Cream, Sugar, or Me? Creative Bathroom Storage

Silver Storage:  Eclectically Vintage

The year was 1983. My uni-brow was replaced with perfectly contoured arches. I was nearly asphyxiated on hairspray fumes and my comb was firmly affixed in my knee sock. The Revlon purple eyeshadow made it's debut on my lids on my first day at ... my all girl's high school! No boys?  No matter. Like peacocks, we strutted our stuff up and down … [Read more...]


Southern Bloggers Conference Ticket Giveaway!

Southern Bloggers Conference

Regrets, I've had a few  But then again, too few to mention  I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption  I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway  And more, much more than this, I did it my way  The words of the legendary Ol' Blue Eyes sum up my blogging journey this last (almost) year. My one year … [Read more...]


Exceptionally Eclectic – Unexpected Farmhouse Industrial Mix

Industrial Dining Room

It's unexpected ... It's elegant ... It's Unexpected Elegance by Angela who really knows how to make it happen with her fabulous vintage finds and great displays. Her farmhouse industrial style Dining Room has great touches like the riddling racks hung high on the wall... and this completely fabulous Zinc Table that she made! Her … [Read more...]


Fab Friday Finds – Vintage Pyrex

Displaying Vintage Pyrex

How many birthday cakes were whipped up in these vintage pyrex bowls? Oh, I'm sure they could tell quite the story. This pattern is called Butterprint. (Is that poor Amish couple expected to churn butter in addition to all their other farming chores)? They lay abandoned on the thrift shop shelf waiting for me. How could I say … [Read more...]


Quick and Easy Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Cast Iron Skillet Memo Board

I'm fickle. But aren't we all? We finally get what we've been dreaming of ... only to wish we could do it a bit differently. Don't get me wrong - I am in love with My Kitchen. But wouldn't it be fun to redecorate on a whim (minus the cost, dust and stress)? So we could do things like add mismatched drafting stools ... Hang … [Read more...]