Vintage Florentine Coaster Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Florentine Coaster Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Florentine pieces are pretty common at antiques shops- you know what I’m talking about, right? The gold painted pieces like trays, jewelry boxes, etc.? Well, for years I’ve admired Florentine coasters and always secretly thought about turning them into Christmas ornaments. But I couldn’t bear the thought of purchasing a perfectly good, full-priced set and doing that. Read more ›

Beer Coasters as Man Cave Gifts from Mini Tart Pans

Beer Coasters as Man Cave Gifts from Mini Tart Pans

Last Fall, the Mr. and I were perusing the shelves at a man cave store when I spotted a display of beer coasters that looked like bottle caps. I chuckled to myself because I thought it was a cute idea…and as I walked on by, I had a “Wait a second!” moment. Why? Because I knew I could make my own version…using mini tart pans!Read more ›

From Outdated to Outstanding: My One-Stop Snack Station

From Outdated to Outstanding: My One-Stop Snack Station

The time has come for a new post for The Good Life Blog. And this time around, I took a couple of frequently-spotted thrift store items…fused them together…and gave them a fun makeover. In particular, I’m working with an outdated wooden coaster set- you’ve probably seen them yourself! Coaster sets (usually a dark stained wood) that look like small pieces of furniture…Read more ›