vintage charm 67

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Sharon

The Blue Willow House ~ Vintage Fascination No. 110

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Kathleen

Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} ~  New Years Visit to Historic Galena, Il 

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Cecilia

My Thrift Store Addiction ~ 15 Minute Winter Whimsy Mantel

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sharon’s pick

Rheta at Vintage Eve’s always writes the most informative posts about the vintage goods that she finds to stock her shop.  In Napco Time she tells the story of the company from founding until dissolution. She shared an adorable little cat that she found for her shop. Rheta concludes and rightly so that Napco gave us some of our favorite collectibles.

kathleen’s pick

Linda from At the Createarie really knows how to repurpose everyday objects. Can you guess what this beautiful hand-decorated box USED to be? You’ll never guess! Stop over and read Distress….and Chip! to find out!

cecilia’s pick

If you follow Debbie, blogger at Debbie Dabble Christmas, you know festive Christmas decorating in every nook and cranny is her specialty. I can imagine she was like a child in a candy store as she toured Christmas at Country Folk. It really was beautifully decorated–even the outside, which was my personal favorite. Pay Debbie a visit to see the rest of the charming tour!

I’ve been a huge fan of Sarah, the brains behind the blog, Sadie Seasongoods, for quite some time now. She pumps out consistently original, wildly creative crafts and DIYs week after week. This week’s project, a Vintage Rhinestone Button Bracelet, is certainly no exception. Fun and flirty, it’s something I would absolutely pay good money for. Love it to death.

 thank you all so much for linking up!

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Content: Submit up to three posts that involve vintage finds, crafts, DIYs, or other vintage experiences.   No recipesshop link-ups, or direct advertising.

Link-back: Be sure to include the Vintage Charm button or a text link back to the party in your linked post.

Visitation: Please visit other blog posts—after all, that’s what a link up is all about. When pinning, please go to the source of a photo to pin it to Pinterest, so the originator of the post gets the credit.

Hostess Love: Consider following each of your party hostesses blogs and/or one or more forms of social media. We love connecting with each of you and will highlight features on all of our social media.

Spread the Word:  Please mention Vintage Charm on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.

Prizes: Keep in mind that each month we will select one of the month’s featured posts to be Featured on all four hostesses blogs. At the end of the year, we will select one of the twelve monthly features as the Grand Prize Feature of the Year. Prize TBA.

Permission: By linking up to Vintage Charm you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them), and you give your hostesses permission to feature them on social media or a blog post, with a link back to your blog. You assert that your post content is also your own work.

Don’t forget to pin your favorites from the party!

We hope you’ll follow our Vintage Charm-Features and Favorites board on Pinterest, and check it every week. We don’t just pin features, but many other posts we love as well.  We want to build your traffic and popularity any way we can.link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, diys, re-purposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

how to make a quick and easy valentine’s day wreath

how to make a quick and easy valentine’s day wreath

Today I’m showing you an idea for a quick and easy Valentine’s Day Wreath.

It was inexpensive too.

When I saw this red and pink pom pom scarf during my Saturday thrifting trip a wreath immediately sprang to mind.  So for a dollar, I couldn’t go wrong.

I had a set of three heart-shaped vine wreaths on hand in my thrifted craft stash.

Now I had to pick the one that would work best.  Reminiscent of the three little bears first I tried the large heart but the scarf wasn’t long enough and the small wreath wasn’t really the size I wanted.  So I was giddy when the medium size wreath was just right.

Starting at the bottom and working my way around the heart I hot glued the scarf to the heart.

So there you have it, one quick and easy Valentine’s Day Wreath.  As for supplies, the Dollar Tree has heart-shaped wreaths and you could buy an appropriately colored scarf at the thrift store and add your own pom poms.  You would still have a quick and easy inexpensive wreath.

a few of my favorite vintage finds in 2016

These are my favorite finds from last year.

january
Vintage Children’s Books

february
Vintage Valentines

march
Vintage Shawnee Planter

april
Vintage McKee Tom and Jerry Mugs

may
Vintage Metal Picnic Basket

june
Vintage Paint By Number Canvas

july
Vintage Coleman Enamelware Dish and Flatware Set

august
Vintage Tool Box and Folding Ruler

september
Vintage Perpetual Calendar

october
Vintage Cosmo Magazine

november
Vintage Christmas Tablecloth

december
Vintage German Cherub

Thank you for following along on my vintage adventures. I enjoy researching my vintage finds but most of all I enjoy unearthing them and sharing them with you.

always,
sharon
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vintage charm 65

  thanks for joining the party!

We look forward to reading all of your vintage posts
your latest finds, crafts, and DIYs.

Link up your vintage: furniture flips, roadside finds,
repurposed projects, collections, home decor.

VC hostess (1)   here’s all the latest from your hostesses

Sharon

The Blue Willow House ~ Vintage Fascination No. 110

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Kathleen

Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} ~  New Years Visit to Historic Galena, Il 

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Cecilia

My Thrift Store Addiction ~ 15 Minute Winter Whimsy Mantel

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 Diana

Adirondack Girl @Heart ~ What Sold, What Didn’t in 2016

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Party Features

sharon’s pick

Rheta at Vintage Eve’s always writes the most informative posts about the vintage goods that she finds to stock her shop.  In Napco Time she tells the story of the company from founding until dissolution. She shared an adorable little cat that she found for her shop. Rheta concludes and rightly so that Napco gave us some of our favorite collectibles.

kathleen’s pick

Linda from At the Createarie really knows how to repurpose everyday objects. Can you guess what this beautiful hand-decorated box USED to be? You’ll never guess! Stop over and read Distress….and Chip! to find out!

cecilia’s pick

If you follow Debbie, blogger at Debbie Dabble Christmas, you know festive Christmas decorating in every nook and cranny is her specialty. I can imagine she was like a child in a candy store as she toured Christmas at Country Folk. It really was beautifully decorated–even the outside, which was my personal favorite. Pay Debbie a visit to see the rest of the charming tour!

I’ve been a huge fan of Sarah, the brains behind the blog, Sadie Seasongoods, for quite some time now. She pumps out consistently original, wildly creative crafts and DIYs week after week. This week’s project, a Vintage Rhinestone Button Bracelet, is certainly no exception. Fun and flirty, it’s something I would absolutely pay good money for. Love it to death.

 thank you all so much for linking up!

if featured today, please grab the vintage charm party button off my sidebar.

Party Guidelines

Content: Submit up to three posts that involve vintage finds, crafts, DIYs, or other vintage experiences.   No recipesshop link-ups, or direct advertising.

Link-back: Be sure to include the Vintage Charm button or a text link back to the party in your linked post.

Visitation: Please visit other blog posts—after all, that’s what a link up is all about. When pinning, please go to the source of a photo to pin it to Pinterest, so the originator of the post gets the credit.

Hostess Love: Consider following each of your party hostesses blogs and/or one or more forms of social media. We love connecting with each of you and will highlight features on all of our social media.

Spread the Word:  Please mention Vintage Charm on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.

Prizes: Keep in mind that each month we will select one of the month’s featured posts to be Featured on all four hostesses blogs. At the end of the year, we will select one of the twelve monthly features as the Grand Prize Feature of the Year. Prize TBA.

Permission: By linking up to Vintage Charm you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them), and you give your hostesses permission to feature them on social media or a blog post, with a link back to your blog. You assert that your post content is also your own work.

Don’t forget to pin your favorites from the party!

We hope you’ll follow our Vintage Charm-Features and Favorites board on Pinterest, and check it every week. We don’t just pin features, but many other posts we love as well.  We want to build your traffic and popularity any way we can.link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, diys, re-purposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

vintage fascination no. 110

Welcome back to a Friday edition of Vintage Fascination.  My friend Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction asked a question.  Do other folks go thrifting the week between Christmas and New Year?  Well, my answers is a resounding YES.

Here is what I found on my quick shopping adventure to two thrift stores.

store number one

The colors on this vintage first aid kit caught my eye before I even realized what it was.  It is an Industrial 25 Curity kit with hooks for hanging on the wall. It was made by the Kendall Company, Bauer & Black Division, Chicago, Illinois, Made in USA.

Inside the top is a list of the contents.  The contents are no longer in the kit with the exception of two wood splints.

When I saw this faded pink tin on the shelf there was no resisting it.  It is a Louis Sherry Canco tin candy box, which would have been a lavender color, but faded to a pale pink over time.  It is oh so shabby chic.  Louis Sherry was a well-known restaurateur, caterer, confectioner, and hotelier. During prohibition, Sherry closed his restaurant and concentrated his efforts on candies and pastries, until his death in 1927.  The candy company is still in business today and their candy is still sold in lovely tins.

This is a chopping block plaque kit by Demis Manufacturing Company in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  They have been in the craft product business since 1975 and have since moved their operation to nearby Lithonia.  Based on the condition of the kit it is from the late 70’s or early 80’s.  I don’t intend to complete the kit as the instructions state but go with another idea I have.

store number two

I see these crocheted tablecloths from time to time but they usually have stains that I’m afraid will not come out.   This one is in perfect condition.  It is round and approximately 60 inches in diameter.

Another find I just couldn’t resist is this pair of Laura Ashley pillow shams.  This lovely pair of pillow shams works well in a shabby chic or french country bedroom setting.   The tag reads the Laura Ashley Collection, A Revman Product, made in the U.S.A.  Laura Ashley is only one iconic brand that has been with Revman since the company’s founding in 1988.

Thank you for visiting!

would love to see you there.

Comments

  1. Rita C. (Panoply) says:

    Lovely finds, especially the textiles. Having said that, I am always drawn to containers, so those probably would have come home with me too. Several years ago, we once had a fine display of cardboard candy boxes (local estate we hand-picked) in one of our booths, with excellent litho graphics (paper) of women from the late 1800s – early 1900s. Sadly, a number of them were stolen.

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  2. Florence says:

    Love ❤️ the finds Sharon! I have a vintage metal candy box I treasure. I’ll have to show you a picture of it. In fact, that gives me an idea for a post I could write of things in my house I ❤️. Anyway my favorites are the tablecloth. You’re right…hard to find them without stains. Also love the Laura Ashley shams. I also like the metal first aid box. Reminds me of the one I found, but not sure what to do with it yet.

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  3. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage says:

    Love that old faded pink tin. So pretty! And those blue floral pillows are lovely.

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vintage fascination no. 109

Last week I dropped into one of my favorite thrift stores in between stops during some last-minute Christmas shopping.Boy, I’m glad that I did.  Here’s what I found.Loved this crusty bread box on sight.  The green graphic looks like the quilt squares that people paint on barns.  I’m not sure how I’m going to put it to use, but for now, it is joining my bread box and picnic basket collection in the sunroom.

Then I couldn’t believe my eyes when I spied this Wedgwood cup and saucer.  It is blue embossed ivy Queen’s Ware.  The bottom of each piece has the Wedgwood trademark printed in color.

Wedgwood starting using this circular mark in 1940 indicating that the piece is Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston Embossed Queen’s Ware, made in England.  They added a circled R in 1974 to show that the name Wedgwood is a registered trademark.  Since the circled R isn’t on my teacup or saucer it predates 1974.

Then on the same shelf, I saw this Anchor Hocking snack set still in the original box.  A while back, I went to a bridal shower where the hostess served us on a classic snack plate with a teacup.

It isn’t uncommon for a bridal shower or tea party hostess in the south to use these time-honored pressed glass sets.  The hostesses mother loaned her several sets for the shower. This grape motif Serva-Snack set appears to be unused.

I couldn’t pass up these mid-century handmade pink crocheted drinking glass coasters.  Takes me back to simpler times when people sat on the porch with some lemonade or sweet ice tea with a little drinking glass coaster or doily slipped onto the glass to keep it from sweating on your hand or the furniture.

For 95 cents this wooden box with a French graphic just had to come home with me.  It is not vintage but such a bargain that I will find a use for it.

Don’t forget that the Vintage Charm party opens at 8:00am EST Thursday, December 29th, we would love to see you there.

Comments

  1. loveyoumoredesigns says:

    That bread box and Serve A Snack set are awesome! I still have a similar chip and dip set of my mom’s from the 1970’s. Don’t you love it when you get a good haul? Yay for you. xokathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  2. Florence says:

    Wow, Sharon! You lucked up on some great finds!!! The wedgwood is beautiful and love the vintage snack set. In fact all the finds are awesome. Wish I had access to your thrift store!!

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  3. Rita C. (Panoply) says:

    Lucky you! I remember my mother having those AH serving sets, and using them for at least 3 sisters’ bridal showers. 🙂 I love the box!!

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  4. Kathy Moreland says:

    Such fabulous finds! Glad you rescued them! Happy New Year!

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  5. Karen says:

    Amazing finds! Many times I have been served something on one of those serving sets. The cup and saucer are really beautiful with such detail.

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  6. Laura says:

    Oh my gosh- such amazing finds!!! I love it all!

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vintage fascination no. 108

There hasn’t been a Vintage Fascination post in a while because I haven’t been thrifting much these days.  I don’t have a lot to share except for a couple of things that I just can’t wait to show you.

These vintage finds came from a little online shopping at Antique Flea Finds.

The other thing that I just couldn’t resist was this vintage French blue & white enamel house number 67 plaque sign.

There were several house plaques available but I picked this number because it has a personal meaning to me.

When I saw this vintage German stucco cherub angel head with gilded wings it was love at first sight.

She is so pretty and delicate.  You can hang her on the wall but I probably never will.

Please join us for the Snickerdoodle Link Party.  The party is open until midnight Tuesday night.  We would love to see you there.

Comments

  1. Rita C. (Panoply) says:

    Lovely angel and I can guess what 67 stands for. ♥

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  2. Florence says:

    Love both items! Especially the angel! What is the web site you went to Sharon? I can’t guess what 67 stands for!

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  3. Naomi S. says:

    Wonderful finds, Sharon! The angel is really a keeper. Wonder where she’s been, don’t you?

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  4. Karen says:

    Lovely angel! Like the other comment, it does make you wish she could tell us where she’s been! 🙂

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  5. Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction says:

    Sharon, that angel is just stunning and I love the house number too!

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  6. Julie Reinwald says:

    That vintage angel head is gorgeous! What a find!

welcome to vintage charm

We look forward to reading all of your vintage posts
your latest finds, crafts, and DIYs.

Link up your vintage: furniture flips, roadside finds,
repurposed projects, collections, home decor.

here’s all the latest from your hostesses

sharon’s pick

Rita at Panoply demonstrated how you can create two looks with one table.  Her theme is Polished to Plaid: One Table Two Looks. She shared tips and techniques for crafting gorgeous table settings using the same basics with a twist.  Rita has exquisite taste and these two tablescapes prove she has a majestic touch. Drop by Panoply to see how she pulled it all together.

kathleen’s pick

Jolena over at While I Linger was tired with the look of her living room until she came up with a truly genius idea. She was longing for a fireplace mantel and a place to hang a special painting. So what did she do? She repurposed something she already had thereby making her decorating dreams come true. Stop by There Are Always Two Sides To Everything and find out how she did it.

cecilia’s pick

Janice at Curtains in My Tree is participating in a gift tag exchange and I’m sure the recipient of her tags will be absolutely thrilled–I know I would be! The embellished cards are works of art complete with tiny angel wings and rhinestone and pearl crowns. Spectagular, Janice! 

Who knew you could combine an antique pulley with galvanized buckets and bunches of red berries in such an imaginative way? Well, Robin at Redo It Yourself Inspirations, obviously did in her recent post: Farmhouse Pulley & Bucket Planter. I’m now on the lookout for my own perfectly rusted pulley. Robin, you don’t mind if I borrow your idea, do you?

 thank you all so much for linking up!

if featured today, please grab the vintage charm party button off my sidebar.

Party Guidelines

Content: Submit up to three posts that involve vintage finds, crafts, DIYs, or other vintage experiences.   No recipesshop link-ups, or direct advertising.

Link-back: Be sure to include the Vintage Charm button or a text link back to the party in your linked post. This is mandatory to be featured.

Visitation: Please visit other blog posts—after all, that’s what a link up is all about. When pinning, please go to the source of a photo to pin it to Pinterest, so the originator of the post gets the credit.

Hostess Love: Consider following each of your party hostesses blogs and/or one or more forms of social media. We love connecting with each of you and will highlight features on all of our social media.

Spread the Word:  Please mention Vintage Charm on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.

Prizes: Keep in mind that each month we will select one of the month’s featured posts to be Featured on all four hostesses blogs. At the end of the year, we will select one of the twelve monthly features as the Grand Prize Feature of the Year. Prize TBA.

Permission: By linking up to Vintage Charm you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them), and you give your hostesses permission to feature them on social media or a blog post, with a link back to your blog. You  assert that your post content is also your own work.

Don’t forget to pin your favorites from the party!

We hope you’ll follow our Vintage Charm-Features and Favorites board on Pinterest, and check it every week. We don’t just pin features, but many other posts we love as well.  We want to build your traffic and popularity any way we can.

link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, diys, re-purposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Comments

  1. Rita C. (Panoply) says:

    Sharon, thank you so much for not only the feature of my tablescapes, but your kind words, which really warm my heart. I so appreciate you and all the gals co-hosting this Vintage Charm. My home is holiday ready and the door is open for guests to come visit. I love this season of Christmas. I hope you are enjoying the little things that make it so wonderful.
    Rita C at Panoply

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  2. Heidi | mysweetcottage.com says:

    Everything looks so gorgeous this week – the features, the links. What fun to visit. Thanks so much for hosting, Sharon!

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welcome to my rustic thanksgiving table this year

For my Thanksgiving table this year I wanted to use some of my brown transferware.There are six of us this year so I’m mixing two different patterns, oops three.

The first four plates I’m using are Spode Woodland – Snipe, Pintail, Quail, and Mallard.

thanksgiving-table-1

The other two plates are Royal Stafford  Thanksgiving china with a colorful turkey.The third brown transferware pattern is the cup and saucers from the Fair Winds pattern by Alfred Meakin.

The Woodland pattern suggests a rustic theme so I couldn’t resist pulling together a lot of natural elements for a centerpiece.

The centerpiece uses lotus blossom pods, bird nests, mini pumpkins,orange gourds, wood slices, and a bundle of wheat stalks.

Of course, had to display my turkey soup tureen.

Sources:

  • Water Hyacinth Placemats – Pier One
  • Spode Woodland Plates – Goodwill
  • Royal Stafford – TJ Maxx
  • Brown Lenox Goblets – Smyrna Thrift Store
  • Flatware: Oneida American Colonial Heirloom Satin Stainless – 1971 Wedding gift
  • Napkins – On Hand
  • Turkey Tureen – The Classy Flea
  • Wheat Stalk Bundle – Target
  • Flameless Candles – Hobby Lobby

Don’t forget that the Vintage Charm party opens at 8:00am EST Thursday, November 24th, we would love to see you there!

Comments

  1. Rita C. (Panoply) says:

    Love your table mix, Sharon – my kind of tablescaping! I see you’ve been to the Classy Flea…your tureen is quite handsome! Enjoy your family on Thanksgiving.
    Rita

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  2. Laura says:

    It looks beautiful- I love all your dishes! I find mixing parrerns very fun and charming:)

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  3. Eileen says:

    Nice mix, I have the chicken feeder too and am using it like that with pumpkins, gourds, etc. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Ellen says:

    Everything looks lovely. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  5. Karen says:

    Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you and yours!

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  6. Cecilia says:

    Nice! Perfect for Thanksgiving! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, Sharon!

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  7. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage says:

    It’s lovely Sharon. Those plates are fabulous. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  8. Catherine Curry says:

    I love your table Sharon! Everything is beautiful. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

    Catherine

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  9. Florence says:

    Chiming in to say I would be proud to eat at your table & hope your guests are too! Happy Thanksgiving Sharon!

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  10. loveyoumoredesigns says:

    Love the brown transferware. What is that container down the center of the table? Love that, too:) You made me realize I forgot to bring out my HUGE white turkey soup tureen. Oh well, guess its too late now lol. xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  11. JaneEllen Jones says:

    Your beautiful table/dining set and dining room are all quite lovely Sharon, have wonderful style and taste. Your dishes are well combined to set a welcoming Thanksgiving table. How fun for you to have seasonal/holiday dishes to put together for gorgeous table setting. Sure do hope your Thanksgiving will be so enjoyable, and that nobody overeats. Have wonderful holiday weekend.

vintage charm 51

We look forward to reading all of your vintage posts
your latest finds, crafts, and DIYs.

Link up your vintage: furniture flips, roadside finds,
repurposed projects, collections, home decor.

 september feature of the month

We’re all big fans of image transfer onto furniture, and Kandice’s buffet is simply out of this world. We could all learn a lot from her about painting furniture–she’s an expert. We just adore her French Image Transfer Onto Vintage Buffet. Absolutely gorgeous! 

cecilia’s pick

thank you all so much for linking up!

if featured today, please grab the vintage charm party button off my sidebar.

Party Guidelines

Content: Submit up to three posts that involve vintage finds, crafts, DIYs, or other vintage experiences.   No recipesshop link-ups, or direct advertising.

Link-back: Be sure to include the Vintage Charm button or a text link back to the party in your linked post. This is mandatory to be featured.

Visitation: Please visit other blog posts—after all, that’s what a link up is all about. When pinning, please go to the source of a photo to pin it to Pinterest, so the originator of the post gets the credit.

Hostess Love: Consider following each of your party hostesses blogs and/or one or more forms of social media. We love connecting with each of you and will highlight features on all of our social media.

Spread the Word:  Please mention Vintage Charm on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.

Prizes: Keep in mind that each month we will select one of the month’s featured posts to be Featured on all four hostesses blogs. At the end of the year, we will select one of the twelve monthly features as the Grand Prize Feature of the Year. Prize TBA.

Permission: By linking up to Vintage Charm you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them), and you give your hostesses permission to feature them on social media or a blog post, with a link back to your blog. You  assert that your post content is also your own work.

Don’t forget to pin your favorites from the party!

We hope you’ll follow our Vintage Charm Features and Favorites board on Pinterest, and check it every week. We don’t just pin features, but many other posts we love as well.  We want to build your traffic and popularity any way we can.

link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, diys, re-purposed projects, collections, home decor and more!