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…

 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…