Demijohn Bottle in a Crate for French Farmhouse Decor

Demijohn Bottle in a Crate for French Farmhouse Decor

Since my county no longer recycles glass, the last thing I would have planned on buying from the thrift store was a wine bottle. But this particular bottle was an unusual shape and seemed ideal for upcycling. It made me think of a demijohn bottle that you might see in a French farmhouse / French farmhouse decor, so that’s what I decided to make with it.
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Vintage Christmas Cards in a Multi Photo Frame

Vintage Christmas Cards in a Multi Photo Frame

Back in January of this year, I was thrifting at my local Habitat ReStore and spotted a multi photo frame that was in excellent condition. I put the frame in my cart and filed away this Christmas idea for a later time…and finally, FINALLY, that time is now. I would use it to display vintage Christmas cards or vintage Christmas postcards!Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Marion and Black Mountain, North Carolina

Junkin’ Journey: Marion and Black Mountain, North Carolina

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is nearly complete, but we were lucky enough to find a weekend to squeeze in one final junkin’ trip this year. As you may remember, I have a particular fondness for the Appalachians in the fall- when the leaves on the trees wash the mountains in a perpetual sunset and “Nature’s glitter” swirls and twirls behind the car as we zoom by.

This time around, we didn’t go too far from home and explored towns along Interstate 40 just east of Asheville, North Carolina- focusing on Black Mountain through Marion. We checked out a BUNCH of shops but I’ve narrowed down my favorites- as highlighted below…Read more ›

From Barn Stall to Front Door: Upcycled Address Sign

From Barn Stall to Front Door: Upcycled Address Sign

For years, I’ve watched bloggers create unusual address signs / house numbers for their front doors and porches. They’ve used everything from nautical buoys, to salvaged wood, to vintage metal milk jugs. And I waited…sometimes patiently, sometimes not…for the right idea for OUR address sign to come to me.

And then it did. In the most UNUSUAL of items.Read more ›

Shopping in Louisville, KY: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Louisville, KY: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

When you think of Louisville, Kentucky, the first things that probably come to mind are Churchill Downs, bourbon, and baseball bats. Thankfully, though, that’s only scratching the surface of this sweet city! We recently hit the road in search of the best antiques, vintage, architectural salvage, and thrift stores in Louisville, KY – and now I get to share them with you!

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30+ Upcycling Ideas for Patriotic Decor / Independence Day Decorations

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Patriotic Decor / Independence Day Decorations

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 all kinds of upcycling ideas and repurposed projects for patriotic decor. From creative American flags, to front door wreaths, patriotic bunting, and Americana decorations – there are tons of options out there.Read more ›

Coffee Mug Suet Feeder

Coffee Mug Suet Feeder

It’s a new month which means it’s time for my latest upcycling project to appear on The Good Life Blog! This time, I decided to mix things up a little and do something outside. I *LOVE* a good DIY project for my yard and garden (especially for the birds), but a chilly South Carolina winter can make that challenging. But then I realized I could create a super simple & inexpensive suet feeder (perfect for winter) to hang in my yard…using a common thrift store item: Coffee Mugs!Read more ›

Ribbon Organizer with a Wooden Candlestick / Candle Holders

Ribbon Organizer with a Wooden Candlestick / Candle Holders

How many times have I found something interesting at a thrift store…brought it home…repurposed it for my blog…and then realized I didn’t know what to call it? I’ll answer that for you- LOTS AND LOTS OF TIMES. And so we have this thrift store find: it’s a wooden candlestick – no wait, candlesticks – on a single base. But without arms so it’s not a candelabra. Regardless of proper name, though, I knew right away I wanted it to become a ribbon organizer.Read more ›

Shotgun!: Brevard, North Carolina (A Junkin’ Journey)

Shotgun!: Brevard, North Carolina (A Junkin’ Journey)

I love to sit down, study the map, and figure out where I want to head to next for my latest junkin’ journey. For obvious reasons (money, time…), I tend to stick relatively close to home- with the occasional longer sojourn to further-away stops. But for right now, I decided to head back into western North Carolina.

What can I say? I’m a sucker for a mountain town.

So we headed up the mountain- literally- to Brevard, North Carolina. Home of the White Squirrel Festival, Brevard is a charming little town with an equally charming Main Street. And I’m happy to report, several charming little shops to explore…shall we?Read more ›

Your Favorite Projects from Sadie Seasongoods 2015

Your Favorite Projects from Sadie Seasongoods 2015

…and just like that, it’s nearly time to bring 2015 to a close. The end of this year snuck up on me like nobody’s business- somehow we went from Labor Day to Christmas in the blink of an eye.

I know just about all bloggers do a “Best of” post to close out the calendar year, so I appreciate you humoring me as we skip and frolic down memory lane. Some of you will recall these from months gone by, and for the friendly faces that are new to my little corner of the internet- you picked a great time to find me! I wrangled together the 12 most-viewed project posts from 2015- many of which won’t be surprises for long-time friends…but there are always a few that make me go, “Huh. So that one was popular?!”.

I’ll probably never get the chance to thank everyone individually, but please know that your kind words, your ideas, your funny comments, your shares, your social media follows, and your subscriptions mean the absolute world to me. I know, I know…I tend to get a little sappy.

So without further ado, your top 12 favorites from 2015 are…
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