Monthly Archives: January 2013

Before & After: Cosco Bar Cart

There are some days when the project pieces I purchase leave others scratching their head. Enter Cosco bar cart from Salvation Army purchased for $3.99. I knew with a thorough scrubdown and a new paint job this little guy would look amazing. The black detail on the handles was what drew me in and I […]

Posted in Before and After | Tagged | 61 Responses

Private Stash: Vintage Candy Tin

This is a vintage Whitman’s Salmagundi 2 lb candy tin circa 1920s. The top of the tin has a wonderful profile of an Art Nouveau lady. It was a fun find for me since it is by Alphonse Mucha, the artist whose artwork is at the top of my want list. It will work great […]

Posted in Private Stash | Tagged | 1 Response


Ok, I don’t know if the concept of drinking mugs warrants an exclamation point, but this is exactly what ran through my head when I spotted these beauties at a local flea market. Mugs! I’ve been looking for a great set of mugs for years and to no avail. I gave up long ago and […]

Posted in Individual Finds | Tagged | Leave a comment

Saturday Night Fiasco

We get real wild on Saturday nights. I spent much of the evening trying to find a box to house my giant ceramic Christmas tree I posted about here. Then, I thought I’d tackle what seemed to be a simple project: clean the pole lamp we inherited from my husband’s grandma. What began an easy […]

Posted in Fail | Tagged | 2 Responses

Private Stash: Paper Suitcase

I found this striped paper suitcase at a consignment store. I had seen the suitcase before Christmas and didn’t buy it. The store consigns mostly newer items so I’m usually pretty bummed when I walk in the door. I decided to stop back in about 3 weeks later, to see if they still had it […]

Posted in Private Stash | Leave a comment