Tag Archives: vintage

Christmas House Tour 2015

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I’ve been a busy little beaver and have hardly had a moment to write a post this month! But I couldn’t let Christmas arrive without sharing a little house tour of my seasonal decor.     Let’s see if you can figure out what’s missing from my […]

What I Gave Up for the Perfect Appliances (and Why It Was Worth It)

The perfect appliances . . . don’t you have that ideal set of appliances that you dream about at night? Well, neither do I. But Mr. Man and I have been trying to decide on the perfect appliances for our period kitchen for years now – we’ve made do with frequent repairs as our old […]

When You Collect Portraits of People You Don’t Know

I am a collector of many things.  MANY, MANY things. One of my favorite collections is that of vintage portraits. My favorites are ladies from the 1950s and 1960s. My latest find is this lovely woman, circa 1952: vintage portrait from EBTH Currently, I have about 15 of these portraits. I have slowly collected them […]

Decoration Restoration with a Common Sharpie Marker

Earlier this week, my friend Elizabeth took me antique shopping for my birthday. I bought this pair of vintage bookends for $11 for the shelves in my home office.   They were a great deal, partly because of the chipping of the surface of both bookends. The damage on the black areas stood out the […]

How to Clean Second-Hand Upholstery

I have a little weakness for chairs. Vintage chairs. In their original upholstery. I wouldn’t consider myself a clean freak, but it does concern me that I sometimes bring home a 50-year-old chair that could be dirty. I don’t buy any upholstery from second-hand stores or Goodwill anymore because I am fearful of bedbugs, but I love […]