Monday, January 31, 2011

Trash To Treasures Valentines

Do we have to make all of our valentines from heart shaped pieces of paper? Well, I agree that they are sentimental and cute. But, how about taking a jaunt to your local thrift shop and rescuing a few small tins or boxes? Take them home and turn them into amazing one of a kind valentines. Then gather together old buttons, rhinestones, stickers, old cards, broken jewelry and glitter. Next use an adhesive to assemble them onto the tin or box. Once you are finished you can fill this treasured container with candies, a poem, a piece of jewelry or concert tickets.....the possibilities are endless when you get creative. The pictures above are of some tins that I embellished. I found some old Lucky Strikes Cigarrettes tins and some old, vintage valentines....and voila!
Happy Valentines Day! To see more of my work please visit my etsy shop at

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Granny Chic

There is nothing warmer and more comforting than the granny-chic style. Grany chic marries "something old" with "something new". It is wearing your brand new cocktail dress with the stunning rhinestone choker that your grandmother gave you. It is a modern kitchen counter decorated with 1950's tin canisters. It is moving into a fresh space and filling it with heritage. No two styles are alike for we each fashion our own.