Monday, December 23, 2013

Vintage Christmas Cards

Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas!!

Health, Happiness and Prosperity in the New Year!

Here are a few cute vintage Christmas cards to brighten your day.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's Snowing!

The view from my kitchen window today. 
This is the area where I take most of the pictures for my shop.
Guess I won't be taking any shop photos today!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

"By pumpkins fat
and witches lean,
By coal black cats
with eyes of green,
By all the magic ever seen . . .
I wish you luck this Halloween."

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Another Pair of Ballet Shoes

I have so much fun making these up-cycled ballet slippers! 
The blue pair has sold so I've created this pearly white pair. 
My backyard fence is one of my favorite backgrounds for photos. 
I love old wood that has been weathered to a lovely gray.
I have another pair or two that are ready to be painted. 
Now if I could just decide on the color.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Charming Upcycled Ballet Slippers

I saw a pair of up-cycled ballet slippers on one of my favorite blogs  The Feathered Nest 
They were so cute I had to make a pair too! 

As luck would have it I had a pair of pink ballet shoes in my stash.I have to admit, painting them was a bit more time consuming than I had anticipated as they required several coats.
I love the way they turned out. 

These are listed in my Etsy shop. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Rustic French Decor

Inspiration can strike at any time. 

I was taking pictures of some spoons to list in my shop. 
I added roses as an accent in the pictures.  

While I was standing there I thought they look so lovely together that 
I wanted to keep them that way. 

So . . . I took a few of the spoons and wired them together, 
added some vintage lace and a handmade tag. 
And viola the spoon bouquet was created! 

The tag can be used for an inspirational word, a name, 
you could even use them on each guest's plate at a tea party 
or wedding and use the tag as a place card. 

Hmm, maybe I should make more of these . . .

You can find this one in my Etsy shop:

  Restyling The Past


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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Vintage Aprons

Vintage aprons tell such wonderful stories of family, homemade food, entertaining and everyday life. 

Everything from apple pie in a country kitchen to a cocktail party in a city apartment. 

Here are just a few of the aprons that have come my way.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Shabby Chic Organizer Bag

My latest creation is an organizer bag using fabric and vintage linens.


Here it is filled with goodies