Along with the baby quilt, I found these other vintage children’s items….
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
|Pottery Barn catalog inspiration|
Being the chalkboard fanatic that I am, you would think it was the big round chalkboard that caught my eye, but it was actually the clock face that had me doing a double take. The PB clock face reminded me of an old wall clock that I bought decades ago. It was stored in the attic, so I retrieved it, made sure it still worked, and here she is……….. dated 1979…..
|Can you see the simularity in the clock faces?|
|Meet my nosy "assistant" Smokey|
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
You know how I love to make chalkboards so it was a no-brainer to create a chalkboard to fill one or both of the frames. But this time I wanted to do something a little different and the angle on the back of the frames gave me an idea. I’ll explain more about that angle later.
|Check out the angle on the back of the frame|
First of all, I painted the two frames with FolkArt Home Décor chalkpaint, then distressed and waxed them.
I went to Lowe’s and bought a 24” square of birch plywood. I had them cut two pieces of 9” x 12” to fit the two frames; the remaining plywood will come in handy for a future project. I painted one of the boards with 3 coats of Valspar chalkboard paint and primed it with a piece of chalk.
My hubby thought I needed to screw the two frames together for a little extra support. I agreed, but I didn’t want the screw to show. I found a small piece of flower-shaped jewelry that already had a hole in the center. We attached the flower to the frames, making sure to screw through both frames.
|A little bling never hurts!!!|
Finally, here’s my completed A-Frame chalkboard/bulletin board that can be used as a menu board/recipe card holder or perhaps as a message center for notes and photos. It easily stands on its own and the top edge where the two frames meet can even hold a piece of chalk.
Project A-Frame: Complete!
Linking to these fun parties:
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Talk of the Town at My Salvaged Treasures
Thursday, April 7, 2016
I had a good reason for being late to the gate….. My sweet Mom (she has not been in good health lately) decided she wanted to go too. So with her willing attendant navigating her in a wheelchair and me with my trusty rolling cart, we arrived a couple of hours late which put us there after the opening rush. I knew that my finds would not be as plentiful as usual, but that was OK…. Mom was getting to treasure-hunt for the first time in a long time.
It was quality, not quantity, this trip;
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
With all that said, I still have my booth, work in it often and love to find vintage goodies for my customers. I’ve been able to attend a few estate sales recently; however, taking pictures of my "new" finds, editing the pictures and then writing a post about them are just too time-consuming at this point. Therefore, I have decided to add Instagram to my online presence. I am not abandoning my blog, but I think the Instagram format will allow me to post pics and info to you in a timelier manner. I will use Instagram to show you pictures directly from my Back2Vintage booth and will use my blog to show projects I’m working on and even take you to an estate sale occasionally.
If you would like to join me on Instagram, please click the Instagram icon on the right sidebar and “follow” me. You can also view my Instagram page online at www.instagram.com/back2vintage/
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I will also continue to keep you up-to-date on anything I hear about HGTV’s Home Town as they start filming here in Laurel in a few months.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The final of three 2015 City-Wide sales was held earlier this month. I grabbed my trusty rolling cart and stood in line to be one of the first hundred or so to get through the doors. There were plenty of vendors, but sadly not so many vendors of vintage this time. There was, however, a husband/wife team that had some great vintage items and I made most (but not all) of my purchases from them. Here’s what I found…..
I'm sure I'll be using this set for many craft projects!
I'm linking to the following party:
Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
Now it’s time to get really serious about Christmas shopping, so I’m adding goodies to the booth almost every day. If you have a vintage fan (maybe it's you!) on your shopping list, be sure to stop by even if you shopped with me during Open House. Most of the items I’m adding are things that I’ve found in the last few weeks. Check ‘em out…….
Lastly, I was jumping with joy to find this vintage Shawnee Winking Owl cookie jar with matching salt and pepper shakers. Yes….. they are the real deal, marked USA!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Our Christmas Open House 2015 was a great success. There were hit-and-miss showers outside, but it didn’t stop our wonderful customers from venturing out to start the holiday season with us. We had a great day of visiting with customers, and lots of sales too; however, there are still plenty of goodies to choose from.
I've been adding "new" items all week. I found this 1968 Santa blowmold and a Santa dish this past weekend at an estate sale. They have already joined the other Christmas goodies in the booth.
Thanks for stopping by for a look!