Random Fun Wednesday – Vintage Style, Hair & Ads!

For whatever (awesome) reason, this week has been full of lots of great articles about vintage style! I’m always excited to hear about it, whenever and where ever (as long as they’re for it), so I’m passing along some of the vintage delights! First up, one of the more well-known icons of the 50s and…

Vintage Sewing Pattern Extravaganza!

So, I was casually scrolling on the Facebook yesterday, and saw a post by We Sew Retro about a version of Simplicity 1795 done by Miss Allie Mass. Well, her version looked so nice, and the pattern seemed pretty simple/straightforward, so I immediately sought out a copy via Etsy. As some of you may know, vintage patterns…

Re-purposing A China Cabinet for Jewelry Display!

Happy Friday!!! Among my many crafty projects is one I’ve recently undertaken to become more efficient, as well as more fabulous! I re-purposed my grandmother’s China cabinet from its latest incarnation (basically a liquor cabinet, sorry MeeMaw), into a lovely display case for (most of) my jewelry, and some other pretty things! My maternal grandmother…

Random Fun Wednesday! Beauty, Decor & Inspiration!

Today’s collection of things is pretty amazing! I’ve got a couple of Houzz articles to share about holiday decorating, some INCREDIBLE up-close shots of snowflakes, and a super inspiring project that involves mannequins! Yay, mannequins! Ok, so for those of you who haven’t thrown up the Christmas decorations just yet, Houzz has some simple ways…

#MakerMonday

Happy #MakerMonday and #CyberMonday everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday (those of us fortunate enough not to be working retail, and to everyone else, good Lord, I’m sorry), and hope you got enough buttery foods to eat! I certainly had a delicious day with the family, made mashed potatoes, and two…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yay for everyone’s favorite Fall themed Faux-Christmas! My feelings about all holidays not Halloween aside, Thanksgiving is a nice (albeit brief) reminder for us to appreciate what we already have, eat ENORMOUS piles of delicious food, and spend time with people we love! That being said, here are some hysterical vintage photos that will definitely…

Let’s All Appreciate Quilting!

Several weeks ago (right before the madness of Halloween), I attended Houston’s International Quilt Festival. It is an event I have been familiar with my whole life, partially because of my mother (she owns a “quilt cabinet”), and partially because we are just a nice, Southern family and so we have about a million quilts,…

The “Camelot” Style

As you may have heard (since I’m pretty sure we haven’t stopped talking about it since it happened), today is the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. It was/is a national tragedy that has shaped the perspectives of all subsequent generations of Americans, and determined the somewhat jaded political path our nation has since taken….

Throwback Thursday – Graceland!

A rowdy hoozah for the latter half of the week! In honor of this, a Thursday, and the fact that I’m actually wearing the dress in question right now, a #TBT tribute to that awesome time I went to visit Graceland with two other amazing ladies! I have this minor obsession with Elvis Presley. So…

Random Fun Wednesday!

It’s the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for a random collection of vaguely-related things that are awesomely strung together for your reading pleasure! First of all, via Queens of Vintage, how to create a 1920s/Art Deco-inspired bathroom! Creating a glam space in your bathroom is simple with chrome, glass and fancy…