Fixing up an old country desk.

Slowly, slowly things are getting done. I had a list of items I needed for the small room up north at Our Little Red House and I was on the hunt for these items from second hand shops. We have been escaping the city as much as possible and we needed a desk in the…

Thrift store treasures…vintage coloring books.

 One of my favorite items to hunt for when out shopping are coloring books from long ago. They are like history books of what different decades were like. They are getting harder to find though, since they do get used and pages get torn out. Coloring pages that get hung up on fridges over the…

Shopping trip to an Arizona garden.

  A few days ago we had to get some food supplies, We were running low on fruits and veggies. I don’t know about you but going out in this city now gives me the creepy crawlies. This months shopping trip I am sharing with you all involves a pandemic. I guess this would be…

 Thrift store treasures…a mysterious cat.

A few weeks ago my husband came into the living room where I was watching some lifetime movie from long ago and had a cat in his hands and asked me a question… “Hey, where did you get this cat?” I looked over at the cat and answered back “ Up in one of those…

  Thrift store treasures- three tiny little mice

  Not a whole lot to this one. Wish I could remember the names of this treasure I found but this one comes from the past. It is a fun story though and I thought it would be one you  all would enjoy. But first let me explain that these mice I bought were not…

Thrift store treasures- The monkey in the room.

“ Memories are timeless treasures of the heart.” Years ago one of my many cousins(I have over 20 and that doesn’t include second cousins) had this adorable little wooden monkey hanging from her dresser mirror in her room. I am not sure who actually owned the little monkey because there were three cousins sleeping in…

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…