Vintage Firecracker Patriotic Décor

Vintage Firecracker Patriotic Décor

I’ll be perfectly honest…in the months leading up to summer, I struggled to come up with a single patriotic project idea. I bemoaned this to everyone- my husband, my friends, and my mom- but it all changed on a dime when I went to a new favorite thrift store and found this beat up old star-shaped basket.Read more ›

Rock the Vintage Vote- Political Pinback Button Wreath

Rock the Vintage Vote- Political Pinback Button Wreath

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!Read more ›

Star-Spangled Colander Patriotic Centerpiece

Star-Spangled Colander Patriotic Centerpiece

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??Read more ›

Red, White, Blue, and Repurposed: 20 Patriotic Project Ideas

Red, White, Blue, and Repurposed: 20 Patriotic Project Ideas

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.Read more ›

Oh Say Cane You See: Oversized Cross Stitch American Flag

Oh Say Cane You See: Oversized Cross Stitch American Flag

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.Read more ›

Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers

Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers

Summertime- particularly around Memorial Day or July 4th– is typically dotted with any number of BBQs, picnics, and outdoor parties. I love a good potluck and always look wistfully at my collection of antique stoneware bowls while filling a plain Rubbermaid bowl with pasta salad as I prep for a party.Read more ›

DIY Repurposed Patriotic Necktie Wreath

DIY Repurposed Patriotic Necktie Wreath

Well, this will come as no surprise, but my love of all things necktie continues. I’ve amassed a hefty collection from thrift stores and have posted one craft previously (DIY wine gift bags). And once I saw this necktie wreathe project in Good Housekeeping, I obviously had to try it for myself!Read more ›