Vintage Snow Shoe as a Rustic Christmas Wreath

Vintage Snow Shoe as a Rustic Christmas Wreath

It’s hard to believe, but it was way back in March of this year when I spotted a vintage snow shoe on the wall of a local shop. Even though I was in full Spring mode at the time, I snapped it up with an idea for a rustic Christmas wreath in my mind.

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Loose Leaf Tea Strainers as Christmas Ornaments

Loose Leaf Tea Strainers as Christmas Ornaments

Over my thrifting and vintage-shopping adventures, I had accumulated a handful of loose lea tea strainers in different shapes and sizes. For whatever reason, I couldn’t stop buying them, especially when I’d spot one that was yet a different shape.Read more ›

Christmas Craft Project with Serger Thread Cones

Christmas Craft Project with Serger Thread Cones

If you live in or have traveled to the Carolinas, then you may know that this area has a long history in textiles. The mills still dot the landscape, with one in nearly every town. Some are dilapidated, some just empty, and some of have been converted into new commercial/residential use. Relics of that textile mill history (such as serger thread cones) are found in nearly every antique and thrift store in the region.Read more ›

Christmas Cross Stitch on a Wooden Tennis Racket

Christmas Cross Stitch on a Wooden Tennis Racket

I don’t know about you, but I just love all of the jumbo cross stitch project ideas scattered across the blogosphere. Whether it’s on a large peg board or on a cane back chair, they just look amazing; and I’ve wanted to try my hand at it for a while now. I wanted to get in on the fun but in my own unique way: with Christmas cross stitch on the head of a wooden tennis racket!Read more ›

Christmas Tree Lantern from a Camper Jack

Christmas Tree Lantern from a Camper Jack

A friend of mine was cleaning out her barn when she asked me, “Could you do anything with this?”. She was holding a camper jack, and all I could think was that it reminded me of a Christmas tree.
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Winter Christmas Scene under a Cheese Dome

Winter Christmas Scene under a Cheese Dome

To this day, some of my favorite Christmas decorations include my waterless snowglobes. I am a total sucker for anything miniature. Which means that vintage Christmas in miniature is kind of a double whammy for my heart. And when I spotted this cheese dome at the thrift store, I knew it was destined for a similar idea.

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Wooden Sled Decor with Sweater Mittens

Wooden Sled Decor with Sweater Mittens

I had been on the hunt for a vintage sled for a long time. But every time I found one, the price was just a little too high for me to pull the trigger. Finally, FINALLY I found one in rural Georgia that would work perfectly as wooden sled decor, and I knew exactly how I wanted to achieve that.Read more ›

DIY Waterless Snow Globe in a Vintage Glass Jar

DIY Waterless Snow Globe in a Vintage Glass Jar

A few years ago, I made a series of waterless snow globes. A trendy retailer had advertised their version for an uppity price, prompting me to try and recreate them myself. And let me tell you, an obsession was born! So, I decided to make a new DIY waterless snow globe so that I could share with you how I made them. Read more ›

Weaving Bobbins as Spindle Ornaments

Weaving Bobbins as Spindle Ornaments

Because Greenville, SC (where I used to live) was historically a textile town, the relics of those old fabric mills are found in every vintage shop around. And repurposing those relics is a favorite pastime- including these weaving bobbins or pirns that I found. Because they were on the smaller side, I decided to turn them into spindle ornaments for our Christmas tree!Read more ›

Christmas Truck Decor

Christmas Truck Decor

Boy, it’s hard to find an affordable vintage toy truck nowadays. Maybe it’s always been difficult, but it’s especially hard these days when everyone wants some red truck decor in their Christmas decorations. So, when I finally found one I could afford, I accepted that it was broken/incomplete and knew I could fix it up into the Christmas truck decor of my dreams.Read more ›