Decorating for Fall

Now that it’s early September and fall is just around the corner,  I can’t wait to bring out my boxes of fall decorations and get started turning my home into a cozy fall retreat. (Of course, the temperatures outside are still in the 90’s – ah, California falls!). I usually start with the front door […]

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Why I Collect?

This is a hard question to answer. I think I’ve always been a collector of sorts. As a kid, I had my share of Barbies and Liddle Kiddles. When I was a teenager, I collected Archie comic books. My favorite was Betty but I read them all. In high school I collected vinyl records, but […]

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Hand Sewing – Vintage Sugar Bag

I found this wonderful vintage sugar bag at the Long Beach Antique Market a few months back and knew I wanted to make it into a pillow. It’s pretty big but I knew it would display beautifully. Since I don’t own a sewing machine, I’ve started hand-sewing projects I see and like. So far, it […]

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Decorating with Vintage – Magazines

I love to read decorating magazines (also called shelter magazines). I’ve been a fan for a long time and wanted to share a few that feature vintage with you. Country Living – one of the longest running vintage decorating magazines out there. This magazine has been published since 1978 and it’s still going strong. Country […]

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Kobey’s Vintage Market – A Review

On Saturday morning I got up (very) early and took to the road to travel to San Diego for the first ever Kobey’s Vintage Market. I live in Orange County so the drive to San Diego took me about one hour. When I arrived in San Diego I, of course, stopped at Starbucks to fuel […]

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