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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The Coast Vintage Market – A Review

  How would you like it if there was a vintage market five miles from your house and it was held every month, had free admission, free parking and over 100 vendors selling amazing vintage merchandise? Well, that’s my life and The Coast Vintage Market i is just that market. The Coast is located on […]

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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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August Vintage Markets

Can you believe it’s already August? The heat is on but so are the vintage markets. Here’s where I’ll be shopping for treasures this month: August 3: Kobeys Vintage Swap Meet – San Diego. This is a brand new extension of the existing Kobey’s Swap Meet which has been around for years and years. They […]

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Platters – They’re Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

I love platters. I collect platters. It’s kind of an obsession. The problem with collecting platters is that they’re horizontal – and if you collect a lot of them, they’re usually stacked one on top of another and you never see their beautiful patterns. Ironstone platters are my favorite and they can usually be found […]

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Transform a Closet into an Office

This photo is from an old issue of Country Living Magazine, March of 2010. Transform a Closet into an Office What I love about this closet/office makeover: The color – first and foremost – it’s Benjamin Moore’s “At Sea“. I love the pegboard attached to the door to hang office supplies at the ready Love […]

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