Vintage Finds: Kitchen Edition

As promised….here are the full photos and descriptions of the items we posted Monday. Enjoy!

  clown head juicer                                                  clown head juicer

Vintage clown head juice reamer.

  mushroom coffee pot                               mushroom coffee pot

mushroom coffee pot

   vtg yellow pot                  vtg yellow pot

Retro fondue pot

    vtg kitchen scale                                               vtg kitchen scale

American Family Kitchen scale

    vtg amber bowl                                  vtg amber bowl

amber glass bowl

    elephant tea                             elephant tea pot

elephant tea pot

Ingrid & Lucy

Yarn Scarves

Oh, fall weather…..how we miss your cool breezes and rainy days!  Summer has been great to us, but enough with the hot, sticky weather.  Just the other day, we were chatting on the phone about the beauty of fall.  It’s invigorating, energizing, and we even seem to breathe better!  Fall is like another spring for us….it brings newness to our world and everything seems to be perfect this time of year.  Our individual collections of scarves could quite possibly put a clown’s show to shame.  We’ve both cut back on shopping since we seem to pass our things back and forth a few times before they end up in the donation bag (tell that to 13 year old Ingrid and 15 year old Lucy and they’d never believe it!)  On a random trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, we stopped into a boutique to browse.  We spotted a gorgeous yarn scarf—price tag: $40.  Immediate sister reaction: we can totally make these.  So we did. Now, please hurry, fall, we want to show you our new accessories!

yarn scarves 1 edit

yarn scarves 2

Ingrid & Lucy

Sneak Peek Week

We’ve mentioned our upcoming trade show in a few posts—and can’t believe it’s almost here!  This Saturday, we will be at the Red Rooster in New Braunfels, Texas with 15 or so other vendors.  This past weekend, we spent lots of time organizing and planning the final details.  We’ve collected some fabulous pieces and our projects are ready to meet some great new people!  Today, we’d like to share a preview of some of our finds.  These photos show snippets of our vintage kitchen collection.  On Wednesday, we will be posting the full photos with descriptions. For now, can you guess what any of these items are?

vtg yellow pot

mushroom coffee pot

vtg amber bowl

clown head juicer

elephant tea

vtg kitchen scale

Ingrid & Lucy

Three Step Thursday

We put the spray paints aside for this week’s installment of TST. A few weeks ago, while perusing through the children’s books at a new thrift shop, we found some classics we couldn’t pass up.  With a few projects in mind, we decided to try our first idea on Three Step Thursday.  This project reflects our three favorites: simple, frugal, & unique. Create a gorgeous gallery wall in a nursery or kid’s room, and inspire children to see the beauty of written words…

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond”

~CS Lewis

childrens book frame 1

1. Select your frame and picture book

childrens book frame 2

2. Measure and trim the edges of the page to fit your frame

childrens book frame 3

3. Using double sided tape to adhere, align the paper and put the frame back together.

Ingrid & Lucy

Sew Inspired: Lavender heat pack

With every passing year, we’ve noticed the aches and pains seem to sneak up on us more often. A quick trip to the microwave, and these soothing heat packs can help with anything from sore muscles to those annoying stress headaches. With only flannel, uncooked white rice, lavender seeds* and a sewing machine, you’ll be minutes away from relief. Cut your fabric to the desired size (we’ve found 12″ by 5″ works great for us) and lay one piece on top of the other, with print on the interior. Using a straight stitch, sew the sides together, leaving about a two inch opening. Turn your fabric inside out and fill with rice and lavender seeds (about 3/4 full). Turn the sides of the open edge in and sew closed.  Finally, pop in the microwave for approximately 1 minute and indulge! Also a great way to treat yourself to a short break at work and recharge those batteries. Happy Weekend!

heating pad 2

heatpack2

Ingrid & Lucy

*essential oils may be used along with or in place of seeds

Three Step Thursdays

We managed to take a plain jar from ordinary to vibrantly vivacious in three easy steps! We found these adorable little animals in our craft supplies and transformed two jars with only spray paint and hot glue.  Check out our new candy jars! We also think it’s a great “back to school” gift idea- perfect for those special hardworking teachers…

Animal Jars 1

1.  After cleaning jars, spray paint tops and any small plastic toy

Animal Jars 2

2. Once jar top and plastic toy have dried completely, place a small amount of hot glue to bottom of the toy and adhere to lid.

Animal Jars 3.1

3.  Fill with… (insert your idea here)

Ingrid & Lucy