Next week brings many families and friends together. My family celebrates Passover, where we retell the Exodus story with blessings songs and specially-prepared food. When we were kids, my parents invited many friends and relatives to join us for the seder. My chief responsibility was creating placecards – which I took very seriously.
Everyone gets their own pot with spring greens.
I bought this vintage humidor cabinet a few months ago. I like all the detail on the legs and cabinet door. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the door and found the copper interior. It’s a humidor cabinet, used for storing cigars.
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How is it that our kids grow up so quickly? One day, it’s their first day of elementary school, and the next, you’re moving them into their college dorm. Yes, it happens that fast–or so it seems.
Were you surprised to find out how small the dorms room are? There isn’t much space for extra furniture or much-needed storage. However, you’ll probably be able to squeeze a narrow nightstand in, which happens to be painted in their school colors!
Starting with this old nightstand, I sketched out my idea for this makeover.
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This old tray was perfect for serving up my inspiration for its new look. Although the picture is quite pretty, it wasn’t part of my plan. Continue reading “Repurposed Tray & City Map”
Potatoes enjoy being stored in a dry, dark place. But they are also easily forgotten until you later find them in the back of the pantry growing the latest science experiment.
When I spotted this really old vegetable bin, I
quickly grabbed slowly lugged it back to the car. It became my next makeover.
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This is an old small side table I found at a thrift shop when on vacation. It has those vintage spindle legs, and a hidden drawer. It deserved a drab-to-fab makeover, and that is exactly what I gave her.
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You know I love a good flea-to-fab makeover. What you might not know about me is that I also sew. My Mom taught me when I was six years old. She bought me one of those mini metal singer machines–the perfect size to create doll clothes.
OMG! Blog post update: My Mom just gave me a batch of old photos, and look what I found, a photo of me sewing on the mini sewing machine just as I remember. Even though this is a b&w photo, believe me, it was a beautiful bright red.
It was a grand day when I got promoted to use her vintage Singer treadle machine, that my Mom and Dad brought with them when they moved from London to California. It still runs better than any machine built today!
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