Category Archives: thrifting & vintage

finding value and treasures.

happy spring!

the nice thing about a blog is that you can go back to this same day in previous years and see how things compare. unfortunately this year, my lentil sprouts haven’t done nearly as well as previous years, but they’re … Continue reading

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updating an old vanity tray

i found this tray in a second hand shop… i made sure that it wasn’t real silver before even considering changing it. also, i normally like the patina of older things — the wearing down of materials makes me think … Continue reading

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cornflower candlewick vase – and happy mother’s day

i couldn’t believe my luck when i came across a candlewick vase with cornflower etching (i wrote about candlewick here). i’ve always kept an eye out for candlewick because my mum-in-law has a collection of the glasses, but the only … Continue reading

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craft magazines, part 3 of 3: candlewick you say?

when i was looking through hands magazine, this article caught my eye… and as i mentioned before, it had nothing to do with the tea cozy, but everything to do with the word “candlewick.” let me rewind a bit. years … Continue reading

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craft magazines, old and new: part 2 of 3

last time, i shared a fab new craft magazine called mollie makes. today, i want to share an oldie that i hadn’t heard of before either.  when browsing through thrift shops, old magazines sometimes catch my eye. they’re such a … Continue reading

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