Welcome back to Talk of the Town!
First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!
If you live in the States, then you may have noticed that it’s an election year. There’s an awful lot of anger and ugliness associated with it, so here’s my attempt to diffuse the bitter divide with a bi-partisan upcycling project. Washington may not be able to cross the aisle, but Sadie can!
I have to thank my good friend, Kate DiNatale Vintage, for inspiring this project. Many, many moons ago, she gifted me with some vintage vote ribbon/straps. She didn’t have a good use for them, but figured I could probably come up with something. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.
A couple of years ago, I attended my first Country Living Fair in Atlanta and just had a terrific time. If you’ve never been to a CLF before, here’s what you need to know: they are HUGE events and it’s impossible to see everything in one day…and the booths are amazing, so you’ll be plunking down some hard-earned dollars for unique treasures that you just may never find again. So when I had the chance to attend this year’s Fair in Lebanon, Tennessee (just outside of Nashville), I jumped at the chance!
Ok, you guys- I went “shopping” in my garage again and decided to finally repurpose this wooden cake stand base. It was one of those “I’ll think of a project later” purchases while thrifting one day… I try not to buy much with that mindset (hello! That’s how hoarding begins!), but it found its way into my cart…and then into my garage…and finally has its day as a project.
Not too long ago, I posted a photo on my Facebook page that garnered a LOT of attention- an embroidered flower on a vintage mesh strainer. It was gorgeous and unique…and I was immediately struck with an idea of my own. Why not do something similar with a vintage aluminum colander, the kind that is covered in stars??
With Memorial Day behind us and July 4th on the way, it’s easy to get swept up in all things red, white, and blue. Luckily for everyone, there are some GREAT repurposed / upcycled patriotic project ideas out there- and I’m happy to contribute some myself.
Whether I’m making reusable bandana bowl covers…
I know, I know- here I go again with another repurposing / upcycling project using vintage doilies. What can I say, though? There are just SO many possibilities out there! This time, however, I decided to try a crafting product that I’ve never played around with before- fabric stiffener!
A lot of people have used this stuff on plain, small doilies to create decorative bowls- which is really cool! But as we head into summer, I wanted to take it a step further…why not flip the bowl around and create a cloche / plate cover for summer picnics and dinners on the patio? AND to take it a step further, why use plain doilies when there are so many colorful ones out there? This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.
Years of thrifting and repurposing have taught me a few things- and one of those is that secondhand shops will ALWAYS have outdated lampshades available- in every size, shape, and color imaginable. So, with gardening on my mind (and a quirky idea for my latest post on The Good Life blog), I headed to my local Goodwill.
Sure enough, I spied with my little eye these maroon-colored lampshades that instantly made me think of fez hats! They were wrapped in tassel-like material and starting to come undone- but their shape was ideal for what I had in mind!
This, my friends, is an absolute first for me- truly a case of trash to treasure…
There we were…just getting started on a Saturday road trip- the sun was rising, the dew was fresh, and we were in search of treasures and fun and adventure.
As we merged onto a blissfully open road, we spied a pile of rubble to the side of the on-ramp. Literally- right there in the curving shoulder next to I-385.
As a blogger, I sometimes get unusual but intriguing emails- which is exactly what happened recently when the clothing company Tipsy Elves (as seen on Shark Tank) reached out to me about a kitty project. Yes, a project for our cats- when they specifically mentioned Cottonball, I was immediately hooked.
So here’s the skinny- with all the political unpleasantness going on, why not fill the internet with patriotic cats? They didn’t have to ask me twice- I was game! And it all revolved around patriotic t-shirts and creating a “Cat Cave”. But first we had to pass a crucial test- getting Cottonball to approve of the idea…and the shirt.
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