Monday, January 26, 2015

Design*Sponge at Home

Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney is a gorgeous tome of decorating information. It includes home profiles, DIY projects, DIY techniques, floral arrangements, and before and after projects. Here's a sneak peek, but I highly recommend that it's worth the full perusal!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Quick Tip: Cleaning Stamps

Silicone stamps are great for their detail, but  if they are improperly cleaned their grooves can get permanently clogged with ink and cause their prints to lose their intricacy. Using a toothbrush and mild soap to clean them right after use helps keeps them stain-free.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Daisy Statement Necklace

This triple daisy charm looks as if it came from the 1960s, but I actually bought it at Michaels. I love its glossy enamel-painted finish, gold base, and overall cheer!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Vintage Find: Pearl Collar

This beautiful necklace, made in Japan, is a family heirloom from the 1950s. It was in the dress-up box until I rescued it for nobler purposes. You know you have become a vintage fashion enthusiast when you realize that the accessory you paired with a tutu, Mardi Gras beads, and rubber boots as a child is actually a glamorous masterpiece that deserves a better view than the plastic walls of a Rubbermaid!
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