How to Clean Brass

Today I went thrift shopping and hit the jackpot with brass finds! There were bow details on candle sticks and a tray with bamboo trim- swoon! But they were badly…

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Laundry Room Wallpaper Ideas

  • Post published:March 22, 2021
  • Post category:Decorating

It’s wallpaper time in my laundry nook! This space started out as very utilitarian in our garage, but has since been upgraded. I even added in marble tile! And today,…

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How to Lay Out Tile

One thing that’s easy to skip when planning out tile is the lay out. I know, I know- you have your supplies and you’re ready to see progress. But taking…

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Rainbow Easter Egg Wreath

  • Post published:March 15, 2021
  • Post category:Crafting

Easter this year is in early April (on the 4th). I love the holiday since it’s around my birthday. And it’s when all things pastel are considered acceptable decor! Which…

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Marbled Clay Statement Earrings

  • Post published:March 11, 2021
  • Post category:Crafting

Hi, friends! Here’s a little craft project I completed recently: marbled clay statement earrings. These are SO fun to make and easy enough that no matter what crafter level you…

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How To Shop Antique Mirrors

  • Post published:March 6, 2021
  • Post category:Antiques

Ready to light up drab interiors with eye-catching accessories? Whether your style is vintage or modern, antique mirrors create focal points that shine. They make rooms feel spacious, spark conversation,…

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How to Display a Silk Scarf

  • Post published:March 4, 2021
  • Post category:Decorating

About 2 months ago, I decided that I wanted to decorate my house with a vintage Florida scarf. So I started checking daily on Etsy and finally, one day, I…

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DIY Floral Sugar Scrub

  • Post published:February 18, 2021
  • Post category:Crafting

Sugar scrubs are my favorite easy, at-home skincare treat because besides leaving my skin soft and smooth, they only take a few minutes to make. You might even have the…

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DIY Curtain Ideas

  • Post published:February 16, 2021
  • Post category:Decorating

I’ve been redoing my bedroom. After removing the dark wallpaper, the white drapes were too boring. Plus they were too short for the room. So I thought I could dye…

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How to Prep for Wallpaper

  • Post published:February 11, 2021
  • Post category:Renovations

The last time I wallpapered my bedroom, I didn’t prep correctly and when the paper came down, so did the paint in chunks. So now that new wallpaper is going…

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DIY Pipe Cleaner Wreath

  • Post published:February 10, 2021
  • Post category:Crafting

I must admit, I am not that big on Valentine’s decor—or at least haven’t been in the past. I tend to go hard for Halloween and Christmas, and that’s about…

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DIY Rainbow Heart Wreath

  • Post published:February 8, 2021
  • Post category:Crafting

I love holidays and decorating for them, but I’ve done nothing for Valentine’s Day. So I decided a wreath was the perfect item! And of course, I wanted it to…

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House Christmas Tree Topper DIY

  • Post published:December 24, 2020
  • Post category:Crafting

I always love to make at least a few little crafty Christmas-y things each year, as it’s just fun and something to do inside while listing to classic Christmas songs.…

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Exterior Paint Q+A

This past month, we had our exterior brick painted with Romabio Mineral Paint. We hired Classic Finishes (based in Louisville, Kentucky) to come do the job since they are experts…

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DIY Tiny Gourds Wreath

  • Post published:October 16, 2020
  • Post category:Crafting

I have always been obsessed with these tiny faux gourds. I had a bunch of them in various shades of orange and cream on my coffee table, which I put…

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Modern Hoop Wreath DIY

  • Post published:October 9, 2020
  • Post category:Crafting

What’s more festive than a wreath in the fall or during the holiday season? While I do love a good door wreath, sometimes they are a bit too traditional for…

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A Fairy Garden Tour

  • Post published:September 10, 2020
  • Post category:Antiques

For some time now, I have admired my friend Shailey Murphy’s adorable fairy garden she’s created outside her home. I’ve seen a few other (online) friends create fairy gardens, but…

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What Are Antique Tours, Exactly?

  • Post published:September 1, 2020
  • Post category:Antiques

Globe-trotting for antiques sounds like an ideal way to spend time and money. Antique tours provide assistance with shopping trips. But tours are not one size fits all. Different companies…

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Lemonade Stand DIY

I’m so, so excited to share today’s DIY with you! We’ve been wanting to make a lemonade stand for what feels like forever, but after we saw one on Daniel…

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Exploring Schoolhouse Antiques

  • Post published:August 14, 2020
  • Post category:Antiques

It’s always fun to find a new group antique shop in a nicely restored old building. We used to visit this place when it was a thrift shop. The new…

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Exploring American Daydream Antiques

  • Post published:July 31, 2020
  • Post category:Antiques

We finally had a chance to stop in and explore American Daydream Antiques & Miscellanea located at 3790 E Market St, York, PA. American Daydream Antiques The barn that houses…

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Mid-Century Pergola DIY

Sometimes you can just feel that a space is missing a little something. While we’ve been slowly adding things here and there to our back deck, I kept thinking that…

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Welcome Home Door Wreath DIY

  • Post published:July 21, 2020
  • Post category:Crafting

I have a theory on why I tend to love autumn and the holidays more than spring and summer. I think it might have to do with the decorations. Ha!…

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Book Review – Making Terrariums

  • Post published:July 11, 2020
  • Post category:Decorating

As mentioned in my last post  I started having fun creating terrariums to help bring some  green into the house. I thought I’d do a quick book review of two…

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Making Terrariums with Thrift Store Finds

  • Post published:June 17, 2020
  • Post category:Thrifting

Lately it seems terrariums are making a comeback. Terrariums are portable little gardens, small natural worlds, perfect for renters or people who like plants but don’t really want to garden…

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The Resurgence of Rattan in Home Decor

  • Post published:April 5, 2020
  • Post category:Decorating

Because of its ease and durability, rattan is often associated with mundane outdoor furniture or clichéd island-theme interiors. However, for the past few years, rattan and wicker furniture have been…

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The Secret behind Beautiful Vintage Garden Decor

  • Post published:March 23, 2020
  • Post category:Decorating

Rattan chairs, wrought iron table, brass buckets… Our infatuation for antique objects and vintage furniture spread outdoor! Nowadays, decor items are not exclusively limited anymore to interior design. They even…

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How to Design a Layered Window Wall

  • Post published:February 14, 2020
  • Post category:Decorating

Your entryway is the first impression your guests will have of your home, so it’s important that it reflects your style with a welcoming vibe. We interviewed designer Kera Jeffers…

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A Rustic Renovation

  • Post published:February 14, 2020
  • Post category:Renovations

After they bought their house, two years passed before California homeowners Tom and Allison Schmidt decided to initiate the renovation of the 1952 one-story bungalow. In that time, the pair…

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Tips for Shopping a French Market

My interest in French antiques started during my and my husband’s first trip to France. We visited a few local markets, but it wasn’t until I came back home with…

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Top Tips for Vintage Sellers

  • Post published:January 25, 2020
  • Post category:Antiques

With an Instagram page filled with punchy antique tins, charming signs and other vibrant finds, it’s plain to see that Ruth Rosenfield has a well-trained eye for the visual and…

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A Quirky Moroccan Home Renovation

  • Post published:January 23, 2020
  • Post category:Renovations

It takes a true visionary to look at a disheveled, outdated space and see it for what it could be. And when designer Julia Chasman bought a home on two-and-a-half…

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A Vintage Portrait is Worth a Thousand Words

  • Post published:January 17, 2020
  • Post category:Antiques

Behind every vintage portrait is a story. So when you hang one on your wall, you’re not just hanging a picture. You’re creating an inviting atmosphere of conversation and interest.…

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The Best in Backsplash Tiles

  • Post published:January 6, 2020
  • Post category:Decorating

Looking to revamp your kitchen, bathroom, or living room? Well, search no further! Here are 10 of our favorite vintage-inspired backsplash tiles guaranteed to add a little spunk to your…

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Exploring Stroudsburg, PA

Back in June we had the opportunity to spend a few days exploring Stroudsburg, PA. My husband attended the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans symposium at East Stroudsburg University. My…

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Plant Swap – Midtown HBG

I’ve wanted to attend a plant swap for some time now, but I couldn’t find one nearby so decided to start one in Midtown Harrisburg, PA. So here goes… DETAILS…

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By: flea market insiders

In reply to Philadelphia Flea Market News. Great tip! I’d recommend any person who usually scores flea markets for antique or rare items, to follow these few rules. By making…

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By: Philadelphia Flea Market News

Very nice article. #1 I found very interesting and although I agree to an extent, a closer look and a deeper explanation, I believe, is needed. On Philadelphia Flea Market…

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