Hunting for vintage books

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get the people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 This months shopping trip involves books. Old ones at that. I just love old books, even the smell of them. Like a fragrance from back in time. Shopping for actual books seems…

 An Easter egg hunt in Tuscany and one DIY project- Yarn eggs

It is that time of year again…egg decorating. There are so many beautiful designs out there sometimes it is hard to choose one to try. This reminds me of the time my husband and I were visiting family in Italy one Easter. Our daughter was still a baby but old enough to show interest in…

My vintage ornaments for 2018

Remember that post of mine on my crazy collection of wooden ornaments last year?, well I add to my collection every year. I have to be careful, looks like I am going for a world record here. I will need to get one of those gigantic trees to put all my ornaments on if I…

 Living in a magazine.

It has been almost a century since that magazine I looked through was first published. The pages are crumbling and tearing easily now. I did not think ahead to the future when I first touched that old magazine in the rock house. I would have never imagined that some day I would be sharing it with…

DIY’s from the 1920’s…rock house magazine part 5

This was the cool part when I looked through this magazine, the fact that even back in the 1920’s they did crafts. More so in fact, since there were no other distractions like we have today. Also things were harder to come by so you had to either figure out how to make something yourself or…

Fashions from the 1920’s…part three Rock house magazine.

I should let my daughter write this post up. This is her expertise, all things fashion. She is a fashion fanatic. Anyway here they are…beautiful clothes and designs from the 1920’s. At least I think they are pretty. The fashion ads are all works of art. Some of the dresses back in the 20’s were…

Home decorating from the 1920’s…part two

Okay, this has always been my favorite part when looking for magazines in that old rock house. I loved getting my hands on anything that had to do with decorating. Now I do love my crafting but that is mostly a hobby of mine. My true passion has always been home design and decorating. I…

1920’s magazine part 1….

Here it is, one of my treasures from that old rock house, a 1920’s magazine. I will try not to include the name because I am not promoting or getting anything from this, just want to share with all of you one of my treasures from that old rock house shed. I think it is…