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Thrifted Finds | Vintage Flower Pots

Thrifted Finds | Vintage Flower Pots

With a Summer Crush on Flea markets I have been to several outdoor flea markets this summer. And yes, some nice finds did find me! My favorite might be these two flower pots, featuring my favorite china pattern! I’ve got coffee cups, a vase and a small pitcher that I also use for flowers. And […]

Thrifted doilies white again

Thrifted doilies white again

The above pile of bleached, washed and ironed finds belongs to my mother. There’s vintage handmade lace and intricately crocheted doilies. Just looking at this pile makes my heart sing! It was quite a while since I posted my thrifted finds, even though I have a whole category about thrifting where I used to show […]

Ephemera collection

Ephemera collection

Ephemera refers to written and printed matter published with a short intended lifetime. Something transitory; lasting a day. [from answers.com] My ephemera collection is growing. Flea markets are the only place where I can afford as beautiful things as these curled up borders. Paper that some may consider trash makes my heart flutter. This white […]

How to Sew a Cat Bed

How to Sew a Cat Bed

When we brought Smilla the cat home the first time I realized that we didn’t have a bed for her. We got the climbing pole, the cage, the food, the toilet, the sand, a comb, the grass and a bowl to grow it in, toys, the cat and even cat candy… But no basket! It […]

Vintage red suitcase

Vintage red suitcase

Found a red suitcase while thrifting. It was really dirty and I want to change the fabric lining, but didn’t find the time for this summers traveling. Maybe next time this will be my altered art kit bag? Also found this beauty: This is from a new printed book with lots of pages that showed […]

Quilting book from 1978

Quilting book from 1978

I got this great book from my mother about applique, patchwork and quilting by Elsie Svenns. It’s a second hand book from 1978 and it has some inspiring colour and b/w photos. There’s lots of orange and brown of course (hello 1970!), but I like it a lot. The techniques are old but still applicable […]

Viva Vintage by Trudie Bamford

Viva Vintage by Trudie Bamford

I just love vintage, second hand or what ever you like to call it. Vintage is actually not just second hand-old. According to the book Viva vintage by Trudie Bamford that I found at the library, it’s like this: antique clothing is earlier than 1920s, vintage covers 1920 to 1980 retro clothing is post 1960 […]