Arizona antique shopping.

I have another fun one for you guys. This one is a two part post since there are so many unique things to show you all. A couple weeks ago in the middle of July my family and I all went up to the cool woods and mountain areas here in Arizona to check out…

Cottagecore on a budget.

“ The cottage represents a family seat, a place of belonging and identity…a symbol for the family”                                Greg Halseth                A couple weeks ago my daughter brought up a trend that has been going on called Cottagecore. “ What’s this Cottagecore business, I’ve never heard of it” I would say to my daughter. She would…

  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…

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…