Stenciled Vintage Glass Salt & Pepper Shaker Christmas Ornaments


 I found a little glass set of glass salt and pepper shakers with silverplate covers at the thrift shop last week.

I poured a little KRUD KUTTER Cleaner/Degreaser from the spray bottle in the bottom half of the shakers and filled the rest of the shaker with hot water.  I let them stand and soak for a while.  This removed all the KRUD inside.

I rubbed the covers with a little toothpaste to remove some of the tarnish.

Repurposed/Upcycled Drawer Farmhouse Container Vignette & Tree Ornaments

 I found this old drawer at a local consignment shop.   

I think I paid $5 for it.

Drawer Front Farmshouse Stenciled Wall Hook Board #oldsignstencils
 I repurposed the drawer front into this farmhouse style wall hook board.  Details for that project can be found HERE.

Here's what I did with the rest of the drawer...

Rustic Barn Red Child's Chair Gets A Christmas Nordic Makeover


I've had this little, rustic, barn red chair for several years.

It appeared in a garden vignette on my blog back in 2014.

Even though I love red, last week I decided to give it a new look.

Twig Snowflake Christmas Tree Ornament Makeover

 I like to up-cycle Christmas tree ornaments.  I was given 9 of these twig style snowflake ornaments.

I decided right away to lighten them up.  I covered the jute hangers with blue painter's tape.

Mini Clipboard/Clothespin Christmas Tree Ornaments

On Saturday, I shopped at a Walmart in Canada.  I had to check out the crafts department.

I found these adorable little Momenta 1 1/2" x 2" mini clipboards in the bridal craft section.  They were priced at $3.47 for a package of two.  I picked up a few.

Dollar General Rustic Mini Bag Ornaments

 I picked up these three little buffalo check cloth mini bags at Dollar General recently for $1.

Time to create more semi-homemade ornaments!

A Blue And White Upcyled Garage Sale Display Drawer

 Don't you love to find old drawers?  I sure do.

This one is from a garage sale and cost me a whole 75 cents!

Spoon Christmas Tree Ornament Ideas


My cousin gave me 5 silver plated teaspoons,

AND, 4 of these teapot ceramic spoon ornaments.

Both received an upcycle and/or repurpose as Christmas tree ornaments.

Wood Slice/Live Edge Rustic Christmas Decor Signs

I shared these live edge wood pieces purchased at July garage sales HERE.

They are commonly sold at craft stores for wood burning art.

A Garage Sale and Thrift Shop Finds Update

 Garage sales are pretty much done for the season here in Minnesota.  Here are some of my later season garage sale and thrift shop finds.

A wooden calendar with hand painted months and days.  My first thought was to use it as a Church sign for hymns.  Not sure yet, but it's a fun find.  $9.99 at Goodwill.