EmbROADery: A Summer Road Trip Keepsake

EmbROADery: A Summer Road Trip Keepsake

It probably comes as no surprise that Jon and I are road trip junkies. Living in Upstate South Carolina gives us access to much of the southeast and mid-Atlantic… and vacations often have a junkin’/Sadie-blogging aspect. Plus, driving our car allows us to fill it up with vintage and thrifted treasures. So marrying our love of road trips with my love of vintage road maps inspired this fun and easy project. Read more ›

Summer Wreath or Cinco de Mayo Decorations with Cocktail Umbrellas

Summer Wreath or Cinco de Mayo Decorations with Cocktail Umbrellas

This is one of those projects that I have wanted to make for a very long time- I kept meaning to start it, but other projects kept cutting in line. I also never remembered to look for cocktail umbrellas when I was shopping. So I finally buckled down the other day, hopped on Etsy, and purchased two boxes of vintage drink umbrellas. Now I could finally make a summer wreath or Cinco de Mayo decorations that would fun and festive for my front door!

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Coastal Decorating with Beach in a Jar

Coastal Decorating with Beach in a Jar

Over the years, I’ve procured several blue ball mason jars, particularly those with air bubbles inside the glass. I’m such a sucker for old aqua jars with their vibrant color and crusty zinc lids. So, I decided to upcycle a few of my own into coastal decor or “Beach in a Jar” with seashells and beach treasures I had collected over the years.
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Dehydrating Herbs with an Herb Drying Rack made by Upcycling a Picture Frame

Dehydrating Herbs with an Herb Drying Rack made by Upcycling a Picture Frame

I love to upcycle items that are SUPER common at thrift stores, and picture frames fall into that category. There are endless options and the price point is (usually) ideal. This time around, I decided to create an herb drying rack or herb dryer with a wood frame. And it’s an easy DIY project that anyone can do!Read more ›

Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Decor this Summer

Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Decor this Summer

Up until 2009, I’d always lived near a shoreline- half my life along the shores of Lake Michigan, and half my life bouncing between the Gulf and the Atlantic in Florida. My fondest beach memories are those of the windswept, deserted beaches in Southwest Michigan that were filled with beach glass and pieces of driftwood. And to celebrate those memories, I decided to make a driftwood wreath for our front door this summer.

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Upcycling a Strand of Vintage Pearls into Beach Jewelry

Upcycling a Strand of Vintage Pearls into Beach Jewelry

The first time I saw my friend, Emily, after she had returned from a trip to France, she was wearing this amazing pearl necklace crafted from linen and pearls. It was positively gorgeous in person and I just fell in love on the spot. But, seeing as I couldn’t just jet off to France and buy one myself, I decided to DIY my own version. Wouldn’t it be a fun project to upcycle a strand of vintage pearls from the thrift store into beach jewelry like this?Read more ›