Friday, May 27, 2016

Flashback Friday: DIY's Using Old Books

It's the last Friday of the month, so we're going to flashback to some previous DIY's.
This time we're looking at five projects using old books.
I love vintage books, so I'm always up for projects using them.


I love how this vase cover turned out.
It's two book covers fastened with twine.
Go here to find out how to make it.


After cutting the covers off the books for the above project, 
here's something you can make using the leftover pages. 
I used twine to tie four books together and stamped the word love onto the pages.


A little chalkboard paint made this book into more than just a . . . book.
You can read more about it here.


I love using covers from old books and turning them into Junk Journals.
This baby girl themed one is one of my favorites.


This is a table runner made from book covers.
How cool is that?

What do you think?
Are you feeling like running out to a thrift store to find some cool old books?
Swing by my house. I can give you a few.:)

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

This is the message you heard since the beginning: 
We should love one another.
1 John 3:11

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thrifty Thursday #217

Usually when I go to the thrift stores, I just go to browse and see what I can find.
This time I went with a mission in mind.
I wanted three glass bowls in which to display some cards.
I found just what I was looking for at my first stop.
What are the odds of that happening?



I paid less than two dollars for all of them.
I have coupon cards for an upcoming show The Vintage Market Days
that I am supposed to share with the nurses at work.
I thought it would be fitting to display them in a cute dish.



This was my bonus find: two old style clipboards. And they're longer than the standard size.
Fifty cents apiece, Baby!

So I spent just three dollars and about thirty minutes and came away with these gems.
Gosh, I love thrift stores!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

If anyone wants to be first, 
he must be the very last, 
and the servant of all.
Mark 9:35

This post is linked to Blue Willow House, A Morning Cup of Joe, Life With Lorelai,
and Crafty Blog Stalker.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lovelies That I Love

There are so many vintage things that I am just drawn to- perhaps I was born in the wrong era?:)
One of those things I have a fascination with is typewriters.

 I did learn to type using an electric typewriter, which by today's standards probably makes me old.

Anyway, I found several typewriter themed pretties today. . .


What do you think of this vintage typewrite pendant?
Would you wear it?
I think it would be cute paired with a t-shirt.   


 I'm a sucker for cute pillows.
This typewriter covered pillow cover would look darling on my couch.

I think this bracelet is so quirky.
I love the typewriter image and the large clasp.


This messenger bag is so awesome that I'd carry it as a purse.


Being a fan of vintage typewriters, I'm drawn to jewelry made from typewriter keys.
Check out this bracelet- it says "love."

Any of these items your type of thing?:)

I'm not affiliated with any of these companies; I just like their stuff.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth;
yes, I will praise Him among the multitude.
Psalm 109:30

     This post is linked to Skip to My Lou, The Crafted Sparrow, Lil' Luna, and My Girlish Whims.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Recipe of the Week #222- Brownie Batter Dip


Brownie Batter Dip
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbsp flour
5 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp milk
chocolate chips for garnish

Using a mixer, whip together the cream cheese and butter for 1-2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar. Mix well. Add flour, cocoa, brown sugar, vanilla, and milk and mix until smooth. Add additional powdered sugar and/or milk until desired consistency is reached. The dip should be soft enough to easily dip a pretzel in.
Garnish with chocolate chips. Serve with pretzels, graham crackers, or animal crackers.

This dip is just as good as it sounds. I served it with chocolate animal crackers. Yum!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
and Your glory above all the earth
Psalm 108:5

This post is linked to That DIY Party, Gingersnap Crafts, Sugar Bee Crafts,
 and Simple Nature Décor.

Monday, May 23, 2016

I Heart Junk Shows!

I love old stuff.
So I get pretty excited when a junk show comes to town.
There are three coming to our local fairgrounds over the next few months.
The first, Junk Utopia, was here this past weekend.
My hubby and I got there right when it opened.


This was the first booth we saw when we walked in.
So inviting, huh?


Some of the booths were full of old, beautiful stuff.


Some had funky jewelry made from old, beautiful stuff.


This end table was one of the coolest things I saw.
It's made from an old piano!


There was lots to see.


Here's what I got.
This lovely typewriter key necklace.
I got it at the TAB Typewriter Key Jewelry booth.
I had the best time talking with the owner Andrea.

It was an awesome way to spend a Saturday morning:)
If a junk show sets up near you, go to it.
You'll love it.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah  41:10

Friday, May 20, 2016

Vintage Postcard Garland DIY

I just love paper paraphernalia- especially if it's vintage.
In my secondhand shopping, I've come across several good postcard finds.
I hate to just let these beauties sit in a stack.
So I decided to display them. . .


as a garland.


I chose ten postcards to display.
Half have the pictures showing and half have the message showing.


Then I attached them to twine using mini clothespins and mini bull clips.

So pretty and vintage, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Little children, let us stop just saying we love people; 
let us really love them, and show it by our actions. 
1 John 3:18

This post is linked to Craft-O-Maniac, A Morning Cup of Joe, That DIY Party,
and Tatertots and Jello.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thrifty Thursday #216

Well, I went to a rummage sale at a church around the corner from my house last weekend.
I never know what I'll find at a church sale. They're usually pretty big.
This one sure was.
All I bought were books, though.


I couldn't resist these old cookbooks.
The only thing that would be better than getting these four is getting the rest of the set!


I also picked up this old cookbook.
The graphics are great.
I plan to use them in a recipe themed scrapbook.


I adore old textbooks.
I got both this English one and this Spanish one.


I love the covers on these books.


I also picked up these three old looking books.
The red one is an old dictionary.
I got all the books that I've shown you so far for a friend who is planning to redecorate her bedroom.




I also got these two yearbooks.
I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet.


I just love the poses in the sports section.

I got all these books for just $3.
What good stuff have you found recently?

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

O Lord, You are my God.
I will exalt You, 
I will praise Your name,
for You have done wonderful things
Isaiah 25:1

This post is linked to Blue Willow House, Too Much Time, The Crafted Sparrow,
 and Simple Nature Décor