75th Birthday Celebration for Mom


Hi there, Friends! Tomorrow my Dear Mom is celebrating her 75th birthday. When she visited for Easter, I also planned an early birthday celebration for her...


75th birthday celebration in the garden

Retired Vintage Snowbabies: Friday's Find #194


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends!  Do you stop at church rummage sales? Depending on how they are organized, it can take a little hunting, but I almost always score some great finds--like this week's fabulous features. I had to dig through a big box of ornaments but I found this assortment of vintage Department 56 retired Snowbabies collectibles...


vintage retired Snowbabies ornaments

Vintage Charm Party #79





Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #79!


My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm party



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Dark Chocolate Mini Cakes with Nutella Glaze...from a Boxed Cake Mix!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! When my family visited for Easter, we also celebrated my mother's birthday. Remembering the many birthday cakes she's baked for me over the years, I wanted to make something special for her. At the same time, since I was preparing a lot of other food for the brunch, I needed something simple. Today I'm sharing how I made these tea room pretty mini cakes using a boxed cake mix...


Dark chocolate mini cakes with Nutella glaze

Simply Elegant Easter Brunch in the Garden


Happy Easter, Friends! I hope you are enjoying a blessed time with family and loved ones today. When I found out my mother, stepfather and Favorite Son would be visiting for Easter, I planned brunch in the garden. I've set a special table and scheduled this post ahead, so by the time you are reading this, we are probably enjoying our brunch. Won't you join us? 


Easter brunch in the garden

Friday's Find #193


TGITF Friends! I'm always on the lookout for vintage plates to add to my transferware gallery wall, so I was thrilled to come across two patterns I haven't seen before. The larger one is Johnson Brothers Old Flower Prints and the smaller one is Myott, Son & Co. England Bonnie Dundee and the colors are perfect with my collection. {See the evolution of my plate gallery wall, here.}

English transferware thrift store find

Vintage Charm Party 78




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #78!


My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm party



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

15 Minute Fancy Bunny Place Cards


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Since Easter is this weekend, I'm squeezing in one more 15 Minute Fix. Whether you are expecting guests like I am, or relaxing with your family, this quickie project is sure to bring a smile!

15 minute fancy bunny place cards

The Good Shepherd Vintage Book Vignette


Hi there, Friends! With today being Palm Sunday and Easter just a week away, I am sharing something very close to my heart. When I was a little girl, there was an old Bible story book at my grandparents' house that captured my heart. Though it originally belonged to my uncle, it was eventually passed down to me to take home. This was my favorite of the many beautiful illustrations. Now to be honest, I haven't thought of that book in ages, that is until a recent thrifting adventure brought me...


Good Shepherd vintage book vignette

Friday's Find #192



TGITF Friends! It was love at first sight when my eyes landed on this adorable bunny teapot at one of the thrift stores I shop weekly. We've been having such gorgeous weather, I took some of my photos outside this week, but looks right at home with the vintage jadeite spring tablescape I shared several weeks ago. 


thrift store find bunny teapot

Vintage Charm Party #77 and March Feature of the Month



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #77 and March Feature of the Month!


My Thrift Store Addiction



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

15 Minute Upcycled Thrift Store Frame Chalkboard



Happy Wednesday, Friends!  First, I want to thank you for all of the kind words and prayers on behalf of Audrey and her husband. Here's her latest update: 

Thank you to all of you that prayed for him. He is home now and feeling better, but has to wear a portable defibrillator for awhile in case of a heart attack. May God bless every one. Hugs, Audrey Z.  

Now for today's 15 Minute Fix--this time the simple upcycle of two recent thrift store finds...

15 minute upcycled thrift store frame chalkboard

Chocolate Covered Berry Bouquet and a Special Prayer Request


Hi there, Friends! Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite indulgences. They can be quite pricey to buy, so I make mine at home. While they are always a hit with guests, they tend to be a little messy, so I came up with a fun way to serve them on sticks. Come see how I used them to create a festive edible bouquet that's pretty enough to give as gift or serve as a small centerpiece for Easter or any occasion...


chocolate covered berry bouquet