Monthly Archives: December 2014

Private Stash: Vintage Wrapping Paper

With the holidays quickly approaching, the Snag team is going to take a break until the New Year. I am currently knee-deep in making my son’s present: a Wild Kratt’s creature power suit complete with power discs. Anyone else’s kid obsessed with this PBS show? Anyone? We usually give our son one present from us and […]

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My Little Angels

My favorite part of collecting vintage Christmas decorations is the significance we attach to otherwise insignificant things. The tchotchkes that someone once bought thoughtlessly for nickels and dimes become cherished memories for someone else over the years. An ornament. A figurine. A string of fancy lights. Something that year after year magically appeared and officially signified that Christmas […]

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Elves, Gnomes, Hedgehogs and More

I have been finding some of the strangest things lately and I just can’t leave them behind. This first find is so odd. I’ve seen numbers of ceramic animal families with chains but never an overwhelmed elf with two little ones. It is numbered “7889, Japan.” My next find came from a tag sale and if […]

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Weekend Finds: The Drought Yields

I’m not going to lie, I just haven’t been finding much lately. Like nothing. Nothing at all. Perhaps it’s because of the premature arctic blast that keeps coming and going at will or the deep desire to organize the nonsensical chaos that my home has become, but I just haven’t been feelin’ it lately. And […]

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How To: A Vintage Inspired Tree Skirt

After scouring Etsy, eBay, a few thrift stores and your recommendations, the craft bug got to me. I set out making a tree skirt that was mostly inspired by this 1950s wrapping paper posted on the blog Present & Correct. So cute. With this pattern in mind, I went to our local fabric store to […]

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