Christmas Merry-go-Round: Vintage Postcard Carousel

Christmas Merry-go-Round: Vintage Postcard Carousel

Back in January of this year, I was thrifting at my local Habitat ReStore and spotted a spinning photo frame that was in excellent condition. I was fresh off a Christmas high, with several “coulda, shoulda, woulda” holiday project ideas bouncing around in my head. But it was January and time to move on, right?

Nope. I put the frame in my cart and filed away this Christmas idea for a later time…and finally, FINALLY, that time is now.Read more ›

Booked for the Holidays: Individualized Party Coasters

Booked for the Holidays: Individualized Party Coasters

Sometimes I walk the aisles of thrift stores and have “near-craft experiences”, which is when I have a repurposing idea immediately, right there in the shop. But there are plenty of times when I find a treasure with potential but don’t have a clear vision in mind. That, my friends, is what happened when I came across this adorable vintage set of coasters that looked like a bookcase of encyclopedias!Read more ›

Double-Axel Upcycling: Cheese Dome Ice Skating Pond

Double-Axel Upcycling: Cheese Dome Ice Skating Pond

To this day, some of my favorite Christmas decorations include my waterless snowglobes. I don’t know what it is about them- perhaps that I made them myself…and that they include vintage “bits”… but I just love that look: A quintessential Christmas scene captured under glass.

While out thrifting a few weeks ago, I came across this cheese board/dome that just screamed “REPURPOSE ME!”. I knew right away that I could use the idea of a waterless snowglobe with the cheese dome, so it came home with me.Read more ›

A Thankful Round-Up: Holiday Projects & Recipes from My Favorite Bloggers

A Thankful Round-Up: Holiday Projects & Recipes from My Favorite Bloggers

Now that I’ve gotten in the habit of creating a month- or seasonally-themed round-up post (Back-to-School projects in September…Halloween projects in October…etc.), I needed to create an appropriate post for November. Autumn or holiday projects were an obvious choice, but I’ve decided to focus on the theme of “Thankful” instead of Fall.

I’m always singing the praises of my wonderfully supportive husband, Jon, because he is my blog’s biggest supporter. No one in my life knows just how much I put into this as he does…but my fellow bloggers also understand. They know…they know just how difficult and time-consuming it can be, yet we love it and continue on, even when the path is rocky. And so many bloggers have been tremendously supportive of me- by featuring Sadie projects, or sending me sweet notes, or even answering silly questions I’ve had along the way.

So this is my bloggy thank-you note to them: Autumn/Holiday/Christmas projects and recipes from my network of online friends, fellow bloggers that put their hard work out there, day after day. Blood, sweat, tears…sawdust and sprinkles. Thank you for all that you do…Read more ›

Wonderful Ways to Repurpose Vintage Soda Crates

Wonderful Ways to Repurpose Vintage Soda Crates

What is it about vintage soda crates that we all love so much? I have a wide circle of vintage-loving friends, and I think we can all agree that an old soda crate is truly something to be treasured. No matter the beverages these crates once held, the colors of the advertisement, or the size of the compartments within, soda crates are just begging to be used in home décor- either on their own, or with a little imagination.Read more ›

Vintage Light Fixture “Mercury Glass” Oversized Ornaments

Vintage Light Fixture “Mercury Glass” Oversized Ornaments

Today marks the official halfway point to Christmas, so why not celebrate with a holiday project?? By no means am I encouraging Christmas to arrive sooner…but for crafters like me, there is just NEVER enough time to do all of the yuletide projects!Read more ›

Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments

Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments

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When the Ball Company reissued their Spring Green mason jars earlier this year, I bought a pack of six to use as drinking glasses. That, of course, meant that the six lids were fair game for crafts!Read more ›

Sled & Smittens

Sled & Smittens

During a $1.00 White Tag sale at Miracle Hill Thrift Stores here in Greenville, I purchased a pretty red cable-knit sweater. I had every intention of creating yet another embroidery hoop project using it as a backdrop.

Red cable knit sweater for repurposing into DIY mittens by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

No hoop for you!

But my sweater plans went out the window when I finally found an affordable vintage sled to use for Christmas décor.

Vintage sled for DIY Christmas porch decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hurray! Something I’ve been on the hunt for.

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Antique Receipt Holder & Sheet Music Christmas Trees

Antique Receipt Holder & Sheet Music Christmas Trees

So, these things- what should we call them? Receipt holders? Ticket Pokes? Paper spikes? Often found in antique stores (and most recently for me, a great estate sale), these guys are just begging for a new lease on life, aren’t they?

Vintage iron receipt holder to be repurposed as sheet music paper Christmas trees by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Let’s go with receipt holders!

Truth be told, I’ve picked up an antique receipt holder here and there over the years without a purpose in mind…but I was really drawn to the ornate bases…and how different each one was. Over time, I realized they reminded me of antique iron Christmas tree stands…Read more ›

Vintage Curtain Tie Back Holiday Necklace

Vintage Curtain Tie Back Holiday Necklace

Once of the first treasures that I purchased at the 2014 Country Living Fair in Atlanta, GA were these two curtain tieback pins. They probably date back to the ‘40s or ‘50s, and at the time, I really didn’t know what I’d do with them.

Vintage curtain tie back to be repurposed into a festive Christmas holiday necklace by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hmmmm…these have potential to be repurposed, no?

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