cake stands & jewelry dishes

I can't give away all my secrets, but these upcycled vintage dishes are insanely fun to make.
I have been keeping a running list of sayings to put on them. The "Oh Hello" stand is currently on display in my entry way.

ball mason jars

I am ready to admit that I have an addiction... every time I see a blue mason jar I stop and pick it up no matter what. I am drawn instantly in by its nostalgic energy and the seemingly endless list of excuses I have to buy more.

I am across a small collection of them at a local thrift shop and I didn't buy just one, I bought them all.

When is enough, really enough?
Images: 1.2.3. 

How are you all decorating with mason jars?

headboard love

After a trip to Brimfield fair I was overcome with what I am not calling PBD
(Post Brimfield Disorder) where I was panic stricken about how every room in
my apartment looked.

First on my newly updated wish-list is a headboard. I spent the majority of last
night looking for inspiration. I am leaning towards a DIY tin ceiling variation.

Check out these amazing headboards. Help a girl out, which is your fav?
All images & their sources can be found on my pinterest board bedroom

jean jacket with vintage pins

A month or so ago while browsing through a J.Crew catalog I fell in love with their pieces collaborating with designer Pamela Love.  A jean jacket in the collection instantly caught my eye, adorned with some vintage inspired brooches and pins.

I knew instantly that I was going to dust off my jean jacket and add some of my recently 
purchased vintage pins to it. I am loving it! How do you dress up your jean jackets?

pamela love images via j.crew

brimfield antiques show survival guide

Brimefield Antique Show is just around the corner, running July 10th through the 15th and these
past couple of the weeks on the east coast, we have been experiencing quite the heat wave.
Historically the temperatures at Brimfield in July are not for the faint of heart, but they can be
made totally bearable to those of us who cannot imagine missing a show.

Tips & Tricks

1. Arrive Early: Most of the shows open at sunrise and the temperatures will no doubt be
cooler in the morning hours. Also far easier to find prime parking early on.

2. Bring Water: Pack a water bottle or two, but be prepared to shell out some cash in
order to stay hydrated when your supply runs out or gets warm.

3. Hand Sanitzer: A Brimfield and general antiquing must.

4. Restrooms: My Grandfather always says that when the Smithsonian gave their tips years
ago on visiting the fair in July on the top of their list was "never to look down in a porto-john
in July at Brimfield". Enough said.

5. Sunscreen: You may be popping in and out of tents but be sure to lather on the sunscreen
and put on a cute summer hat.

Will you be braving Brimfield this week?

Check out our Etsy Treasury for my Brimfield Survival Guide Picks.

made in america

These american made pieces may be considered antiques, but they were built to last.
Further proving that somethings never go out of style.