Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Creative vintage upcycling

I find these at thrift stores and garage sales all the time. They are wood pipe stands, originally used to store one's smoking pipes. The ones pictured are actually my grandfathers, so they are extra cool to me! I use them in my craft room to store tools. One has all my jewelry pliers, and the other has miscellaneous tools. I have found that I love having all my supplies out where I can see them. When I store them in boxes or drawers,  I use them much less often. So these wooden pipe stands are the perfect piece to organize with. I love using vintage items in a new, creative way... bringing a second life to an item!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Towl Owls!

Continuing on my owl theme! I have long been collecting vintage bath towels. They always have such cool patterns and colors. I decided to start using my collection as fabric and ventured into making pillows. I have very limited sewing skills, but I figured even I can sew straight lines into a square shape. Add some vintage trim, some embroidered felt, and an owl theme. Hand stitching the felt was actually a pretty zen experience. More to come!

Friday, January 21, 2011

What time is it?? I love my vintage owl clock. It is one of my all time favorite thrift store finds. These little owlies perch in my craft room. So cute, to die for.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I LOVE vintage Tupperware!

 I found this vintage ad for Tupperware. This summer I bought some green measuring cups that I remember having as a kid (except ours were yellow). It started me on a hunt for more more more! I now have a large collection of brown, yellow, orange and green vintage tupperware! Everytime I use one I feel happy : )

Everytime I go to a garage sale or thrift store I collect more. I am now an addict.