Monday, May 23, 2011

Guest Post: Andrea from Milestones and Memories

I've got another week full of fabulous guests for you all.

Today, Andrea from Milestones and Memories is here visiting.

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Spring Vintage Loot


Hi to all you lovely readers of A Glimpse Inside.

I am so thrilled to to be visiting with you today while we swoon over our love for thrifty (i mean, "vintage") treasures!

Just so you know, this is me:

{.....and my two kids and husband}

I write a blog called Milestones & Memories where I document my love for these kiddos,


organizing and decorating our home,
crafting things like this


and cooking yummy dishes like this


all on a shoestring budget, mind you!

That's where my love for thrifting comes in and today I'm here to show off my most recent vintage loot.

I recently visited my hometown where there is no shortage of quaint shops, antique stores, and flea markets, (don't you get the excited tingles just thinking about them?---no, just me?)

Anyhoo,.....here's what i drove off with that day:



A mallet
for someday trying my hand at "hand-stamped" jewelry and an authentic burlap feed sack


I couldn't pass up this $5.00--1920's adding machine/calculator
{we found similar ones on ebay for $100.00 +}

I don't have the slightest what I will do with it, but it was just too cool to pass up!
{any ideas for me?}


2 shelves, a beautiful turquoise dish, a yardstick, two yellow glass candle holder bowls, a painting in a cool frame, and vintage buttons



I also picked up a 6-paned window, but couldn't bring it home in our little car----so no picture.

Can't wait to make some interesting wall art with that bad boy.

Want to know the best part?.....The total was under $50.00!


I madeover the oval frame into a unique piece of art perfect for a spring mantel redo:
{you could do this with any frame or old/cheap painting}


Materials:
old frame/painting
vintage buttons
acrylic paint
ric rac
hot glue and gun


BEFORE:




AFTER:


Thanks for letting me hang with you today. It's been a pleasure!


Happy Thrifting, to you too!
--Andi
Come see me sometime! milestones & memories



Thanks so much Andrea!
Love all your finds and cute idea with that frame!
Thanks so much for guest posting for me! :)


1 comment:

  1. I love that old calculator thingy, they don't make things like that anymore do they!?

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