Antiques and Thrift Stores in Winston-Salem

Antiques and Thrift Stores in Winston-Salem

There are lots of junkin’ day trip options from where I live in Charlotte, NC. And one of them is Winston-Salem, which you’re likely familiar with for one thing or another. Maybe it’s the tobacco history (weren’t there both Winston and Salem cigarettes?) or being the home of Wake Forest University. But for me? Well, it’s another collection of antiques and thrift stores for me to check out!Read more ›

Christmas Necklace from Vintage Curtain Tie Backs

Christmas Necklace from Vintage Curtain Tie Backs

Many years ago, I found some vintage curtain tie backs at a Country Living Fair in Atlanta, GA. I had plans to turn one into a Christmas necklace and I published the tutorial here on the blog. But no one really saw it- it was the earliest days of my blog, after all. So, I’ve decided to republish the project because, well, it’ll basically be new to everyone…nearly nine years later!Read more ›

Making an Artisan Vase with Coffee Grounds

Making an Artisan Vase with Coffee Grounds

Forgive me if this project is similar to a previous project. But I recently saw a tutorial on Postcards from the Ridge that involved making an artisan vase or stoneware vase. And it involved coffee grounds! So, I knew I needed to try out the technique myself and share the results with you.Read more ›

Fall Candy Dish and Indian Corn Decorations

Fall Candy Dish and Indian Corn Decorations

A corn bowl like this is something I see while thrifting quite frequently. Some of them are valuable (i.e., Corn King by Shawnee Pottery). But there are a LOT of dupes and fakers out there, which I decided were fair game for upcycling. And I had an idea to turn one into a fall candy dish that doubled as Indian Corn decorations, which would be perfect for Thanksgiving.Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Wooden Bowls

Upcycling Ideas for Wooden Bowls

Wooden bowls are one of those things I see at thrift stores that always make me pause while browsing. Now, if I see immediately that they are made from bamboo or pieced together, I keep on walking by. But, solid wood or beautifully turned by a woodworking artist? I absolutely stop and almost always buy!Read more ›

Halloween Tray with Vellum Paper

Halloween Tray with Vellum Paper

Finding this vellum paper while thrifting was quite the delight, I must admit. The graphics were vintage-inspired and my mind was immediately flooded with any number of project ideas. But the one that appealed to me the most involved making a Halloween tray.Read more ›

Dark Academia Decor from the Thrift Store

Dark Academia Decor from the Thrift Store

Dark Academia decor isn’t exactly a home decor style that you might see in the major magazines or HGTV shows. But it’s a decorating aesthetic that is making the rounds on social media and it caught my eye immediately- especially from a thrifting point of view!Read more ›

Hello Fall Sign on a DIY Loom

Hello Fall Sign on a DIY Loom

When I first spotted this thing at a thrift store, I had no idea what it was. Which, I suppose, made it even more attractive to me because it ended up in my cart! Posting it on my Facebook page revealed what it was- a casserole dish holder- but I was already mulling over using it as a DIY loom. A DIY loom that could double as a standing frame to display a Hello Fall sign!Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Halloween Ghost Decorations

Upcycling Ideas for Halloween Ghost Decorations

Over the years, I have made a LOT of Halloween projects for my blog. And while there have been many jack-o-lanterns and haunted houses, I’ve also created a good number of Halloween ghost decorations from various things, too.Read more ›

Pumpkin Coasters for Halloween

Pumpkin Coasters for Halloween

Even though I’d already made a set of Halloween coasters before (remember this creepy set?), I couldn’t help myself recently. When I spotted this stack of plant saucers at the thrift store, I immediately thought of easily transforming them into pumpkin coasters for Halloween.Read more ›