Category Archives: Crafting

I Should Feel Guilty

But I don’t. Okay, maybe a feel a little guilty about buying a perfectly serviceable button-down shirt at Salvation Army and then rending it to pieces for my own amusement. But I think it turned out well. I just loved … Continue reading

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I Do Own A Calendar

But you can’t really tell by my front door. Being that I’m expecting company on Monday, I thought it time to take down the St. Patrick’s Day wreath and switch it out with something a bit more seasonal. (Eventually, I … Continue reading

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Scenic 30-A: Cottage Charm Giveaway

While I was in college, I was very fortunate to spend two summers working in Destin, Florida. These were very formative summers for me, not the least because they served as a proving ground for a budding romance with the … Continue reading

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Spring Market

Well, I survived the Spring Market. Thanks largely to the good company of good friends who managed to put up with me for an entire day-and-a-half. Even with no drinking involved. Now that it’s over, I’ve been just kicking back, … Continue reading

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My New Toy

Between plans for the bathroom remodel, volunteer commitments and getting ready for Spring Market, March was a busy month. But I have had time to buy a new toy — one I hope will play a starring role in both … Continue reading

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More “Faux Pillows”

I hope this will count as an exception to the rule that a sequel is never as good as the original. BEFORE: I found these yellow silk pillow slips in the bargain bin at Restoration Hardware a good seven or … Continue reading

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Faux Grain Sack Pillows

There are just certain things in life for which there are no substitutes. 100% Cashmere. The Rolling Stones. Chick-fil-a. Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara. Don’t get me wrong. Ninety-five percent of the time, a generic store brand is just as … Continue reading

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Tray Chic

Corny title? Check. Pictures of marginal photographic quality? Check. The author reveling in yet more chugly thrift store finds? Check! A veritable Raising Camelot trifecta. And it’s not even your birthday. BEFORE: Today’s contestant is this salute to “hunter chic” … Continue reading

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Words on the Bus Go Round and Round

As of late, I’ve been very intrigued by vintage roll signs from old buses and trains. I’m not sure if it’s the simplicity of the white-on-black or the use of graphic text as art, but I love them. Thanks to … Continue reading

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An Experiment

Sit down. I have something to confess. [Deep breath.] I am not a fashionista. I know you’re shocked and I’m very sorry to disappoint. But I’m just trying to honest here. I hope you can come to accept the real … Continue reading

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