Collecting vintage Christmas brooches can be a delightful and festive hobby, and displaying them creatively can add a touch of nostalgia to your holiday decorations. Here's a step-by-step guide to get you started:
What is hygge? How do you pronounce it, and why is everyone talking about it? This Danish word for "cozy" has worked its way into our popular lexicon and when staying at home what we need!
What is "Pantsuit Nation" and how do I best support the cause? Here are some holiday gifts any member of Pantsuit Nation will love.
Remember how much you enjoyed coloring when you were a kid? If you have fond memories of coloring, you'll be happy to know that coloring books for adults are here! Seen as a relaxing, stress reducer..
Clip on bird ornaments add a beautiful, natural look to your Christmas tree. Whether you choose one variety or color of birds or choose a mixed display of feathered elegance you will love this look.
Kitschy ceramic or porcelain head vases have been collected since 1940. Once the norm for floral arrangements they now are mostly collected for the vintage feel of times gone by. Prices from $10-$100+
Is Colorado Springs haunted? Founded in 1871 this once rich city was nicknamed Little London for all of its beauty and opulence...Gold mines close to the city brought miners and millionaires alike
Palmetto Poison-A Carolina Slade Mystery is book #3 in C. Hope Clark's cozy mystery series set in low country South Carolina...
Decorative garden houses accent an herb or flower garden with color, charm and in some cases flickering lights.
Many times the best gadgets aren't expensive, they are the tool you reach for again and again because they simply make your job easier. I feel that way about my favorite kitchen gadget which my husband and I lovingly call Uncle Roger's whisk.
A review of a craft book by Glitterville, Handmade Halloween. Create these fun, nostalgic Halloween crafts with easy to find items from your local hobby store.
Dahlias are a beautiful flower that grows very well in Colorado from early summer to late autumn. With 20,000 varieties of dahlias, most gardeners can find a color and variety that suits their garden.
Gaming chairs are comfy spaces to enjoy computer and/or video games. Available for kids to large adults, they make long gaming sessions much more enjoyable. Fun and practical gifts for all ages!
It's easy to incorporate Mediterranean foods into your diet. Hummus has become a popular dip for game day. Put together a delicious Mediterranean mezze for a quick party menu.
Lucky for me my husband has recently become a collector of vinyl records, so now when I want to stop at a local garage sale to look for my favorite collectibles including: vintage postcards, vintage kitchenwares, vintage Christmas and Halloween...
Some people call the lottery a poor tax because the odds of winning the lottery are so low, yet poor and middle class people buy into the idea of winning the lottery as life changing.
Vintage die cuts with the Halloween theme are popular with collectors of Halloween and paper ephemera. Diecuts can cost from a low of five dollars to a high of hundreds of dollars depending on rarity
While Christmas villages have been popular for more than 100 years, Halloween villages began in the late 1990's when Department 56 manufactured a line of fun and unique Halloween houses, trees & more
A vegetable garden gives you an abundance of produce over the summer months, as well as an enjoyable hobby in the outdoors. As summer wanes, you must think about preparing your garden plot for winter.
If you are a fan of rustic log cabin furniture, casual decor and cabin furniture then you probably will like the high country bedding that decorates many mountain dwellings. Both cozy and functional.
Classic Pinball Machines are not only fun to play they are collectible and a glimpse into the history of graphic design. Whether you're a collector or just love playing pinball take a walk with me through a local pinball arcade in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
What is a patty melt? This diner classic has been featured on many a diner menu and generally features a thin burger patty and caramelized onions, on a grilled rye melted cheese sandwich.
The romance of a cottage garden...weathered fences, climbing roses, a cutting garden of old fashioned flowers. The smells of fruit trees, sweet peas, alyssum, a sanctuary for cooing doves, an oasis.
Pigs in a blanket have been a popular party food, a favorite children's food and a fun snack food for many years.
Looking for a special gift for the poet in your life? Poetry calendars, vintage pens, desk accessories, journals, books, and subscriptions can all make great gifts. This article explores these ideas and others and contains creative and practical suggestions for every price range.
I have a warm spot in my heart for vintage Christmas. It reminds me of the Christmases of my childhood and the good times we had getting the house ready for friends and relatives holiday visits.
Vintage and collectible Christmas decorations can range from ornaments, lights, and figurines to tree toppers, stockings, and other holiday decor. Here are some of the most valuable vintage and collectible Christmas decorations:
If you have a collection of ephemera, take care to preserve your paper collection and keep it safe from moisture, light and insects. Quality archival material is available for easy storage and access.
Sesame Street has been a part of growing up in America and most of the world for more than forty years. The muppets are loved and a valuable teaching tool for parents...Lily is the newest one.
Halloween ornaments add another fun element to the celebration. Whether you have a collection or want to start one a Halloween tree can be a fun way to display your love of a favorite October holiday!
Are you nostalgic for the Halloween's of your childhood? Many of us are and that's why collecting vintage Halloween has become so popular. Do you collect costumes, masks, postcards or lanterns?
Autumn brings cooler nights and this easy cinnamon spicy warm apple cider recipe. Make your gathering even more special by serving it with a fixings bar so that guests can create their personal drink.
Is one of your New Year's resolutions to become a more productive writer? Or is the year half over and you haven't met your writing goals? A review of Sage Cohen's book The Productive Writer.
Unique presents from Ireland are thoughtful, beautiful reminders of this very special country.
Stoke on Trent is the home of this charming English hand painted pottery that has been collected internationally for many years. For casual dining these pottery pieces are great homewarming gifts.
The sweet and old fashioned sweet pea is popular in English cottage gardens.
The Aran Islands is an easy day trip if you are in the west coast of Ireland. Or chose to stay longer on one of the three picturesque islands that are popular with tourists from all over the world.
Hoarding makes for interesting television but what is it really like for family and friends that struggle daily with this challenging problem? Reality shows show the beginning and the end but to ask for help with hoarding is not easy.
While collecting vintage cookie jars might not be as popular as it was in the 1980's, there are still a passionate group of collectors that love the kitsch of vintage cookie jars.
If you love cooking Italian food, you'll want to stock your pantry with good quality canned tomatoes and then add capers, olives, olive oil, dried porcini mushrooms, arborio rice, corn meal, canned chickpeas, canned cannellini beans, chicken stock, beef stock, vegetable stock, a variety of quality...