Vintage Christmas Posters :: Freebies

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I know a good thing when I see it. Like when I spotted this gorgeous Sears Catalog page from 1956, filled with darling vintage Christmas ornaments. It is free printable as a large image, and would  indeed make a great Christmas print to decorate with. To hang up as-is. To transfer onto a pillow case/sham. […]

Fun Junk Antiques in Rome

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Last week, we stopped by this fun and funky antique store in Trastevere, a favorite downtown area in Rome. This antique shop is a rare breed. It reminds of American lifestyle fashion furniture stores which also sell  (vintage) Oriental furniture. Such shop is a rare find in Rome. What makes this shop more special is […]

Unique Lamps in Paris

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Crochet Lamps Easy DIY project…   One-of-a-Kind Artist Chandelier made from wire, features and found elements (click on the images to see close-ups) Challenging DIY project   Antique Chandeliers Too late to make yourself… Antique is antique.   Vintage Lamp with wrinkled fabric lampshade A flee-market-find.  Great idea. Easy lampshade to make.   All these, […]

Rustic Rattan French Country Lamps

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Paris features the most grandiose chandeliers as well as rustic furnishings, like these. French Lamps from Rattan and Clay. These unique lamps were found at the flee market in Paris.     … And all kinds of Lamps in between!    

French Chandeliers from Baccarat

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Oh, the lamps I’ve seen on this visit to Paris. They range from ..   Luxurious Chandeliers from Baccarat… This is what I learned from the chandelier Pro’s: The bottom of your chandelier mustn’t hang more than 7 ft from the floor. The bigger your livingroom, the larger, more elaborate the chandelier you will be […]

Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Postcard

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this vintage St. Patrick’s day postcard . So cute, I just have to share it with you.   Click on the image for the large, printable version.  Free: now that’s lucky. ha ha.   The picture reads: ‘Only a bunch of Shamrock gay From the Emerald Isle so dear But ‘t will bring you luck […]

Vintage Shell Prints for Beach House Decorating

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Last year, we started building this series of fun summer beach cottage crafts tutorials. After you’ve made our previously posted summer crafts for your beach cottage (see list of links below), perhaps you’d like to create wonderful additions to your beach home decor.   5 Free Vintage Beach Themed Prints I found these 5 stunning […]

History of the Paper Dress

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Sophisticated Vintage Paper Dresses Making paper dresses has been around for centuries and I have scoured around for some examples to get your creative juices going.   Also note that the materials used and their treatment varied over time. In the ‘20s they used plain crepe paper for the vintage theater costume dress (picture on the […]