New Towels from Vintage Fabric

Welcome to the 48th History & Home Link Party!  I hope the change in title format didn't throw ya' :) I've decided to go back to the way I used to do these link-ups, where I share something of my own here, and "pin" the features from last week to Pinterest.  I think the link party guests get much better exposure that way, and it gives my non-blogging readers something to read from me in case they get here before anyone's linked up.   I do change my mind a lot, don't I?   Aren't Read more [...]

When Junkin Brings Back Memories

Have you ever been at an antique store, thrift store, estate sale, or auction, and come across something that sent you down memory lane?   I can't tell you how many times this has happened to me.  While browsing through antiques and vintage treasures, I'll spot something that makes me think of my grandma, or my childhood, or my dad. These lovely dolls were on display at a large antique mall I frequent, and seeing them immediately brought my late father to mind.       He Read more [...]

Featured at Adirondack Girl @ Heart

    I'm so honored to have been chosen as the Vintage Blog of the Week by Diana at Adirondack Girl @ Heart!   What a lovely surprise to receive coming off of my blogging break and vacation.   If you don't know Diana's blog, she's always showing wonderful vintage finds, passing on information about things people like to collect, and she has a touching and thoughtful series on faith: FaiTHoughts.    So hop over to visit the Adirondack Girl and say "hello".  Check Read more [...]

Cooking Yesteryear: Ham and Bean Pot

Welcome to the second part of a new series here called Cooking Yesteryear, where I share a recipe from a vintage cook book, and make or serve it in vintage kitchen dishes.  We have another ham dish, because I had a lot of ham left from the last recipe, so I needed to use it, and this one sounded good.   This is from the 1953 Good Housekeeping cook book I have that's really a set of small, paperback cook books bound into a 4" thick volume.   This Ham & Bean Pot (casserole) Read more [...]

History and Home Link Party

It’s time for week # 46 of the History and Home Link Party, the place for bloggers to share their stories about: home decor home DIY antiques and vintage finds history and historic places I’m so glad you’re here to share and read along!   I'm taking a brief break from blogging, so I've scheduled this week's link party to run on "auto pilot".   Thank you so much for joining in!  ~ Dawn   Read more [...]

Summertime Finds

How are y'all enjoying your summer (those of you in my part of the world, that is)?  We're having a good one, though it's going by quickly.  Soon school will be back in session, so at the time this is being published, I'm actually away from the blog world and taking some time with my family.  WordPress allows you to write and schedule ahead of time, so I'm still here, even though I'm not really here! I have managed some junkin this summer, some thrift store visits, antique shops, Read more [...]

History and Home Link Party

It’s time for week # 45 of the History and Home Link Party, the place for bloggers to share their stories about: home decor home DIY antiques and vintage finds history and historic places I’m so glad you’re here to share and read along!   I'm taking a brief break from blogging, so I've scheduled this week's link party to run on "auto pilot".  Therefore, I don't have any features from last week, but I do appreciate those who joined in!  ~ Dawn     Read more [...]

Red, White, and Blue Vintage in the Kitchen

July has come and gone, August is here.  I hope you're all having a great summer.  We've been so busy I almost think things will slow down when school gets back in session!  Since I usually change out my vintage kitchen displays around the 1st of each month, it occurred to me that I hadn't shown y'all my patriotic arrangement I had for July.  I usually show this along with a tablescape, but my tables have been out on the porch lately.  Better late than never.    The Read more [...]

Armchair Junkin: Episode 10

Welcome to We Call It Junkin’s monthly game – Armchair Junkin!  In case this is new to you, this is where you: just sit back in your comfy armchair come on a virtual antique- or thrift-shopping trip with me then play “what-would-I-buy” with everybody else. There’s even a poll at the end where you can vote, no email address or personal info needed.  Vote for as many as you like. By the way – this is fantasy shopping, so storage space and funds are not an issue, Read more [...]

I Finally Found a Stained Glass Window

An item long on my wishlist has been a stained glass window from an old building.  A truly "olde" one.  I see them often at antique shops, always for a hefty price, so I've always had to pass.   Imagine how happy I was when I stopped at an "anything goes" kind of thrift / junk store the other day, two hours from home and therefore not on my regular rounds, and found this beauty!   And for about the amount our family would spend on a fast food meal.  Sold! I Read more [...]

History and Home Link Party

It’s time for week # 44 of the History and Home Link Party, the place for bloggers to share their stories about: home decor home DIY antiques and vintage finds history and historic places I’m so glad you’re here to share and read along! We had a great party last week, with many wonderful things shared.  It was really hard to narrow it down to just a few  features, but I swooned over Idle Needle's two bowls she discovered:   Also, Erica's cute and adorable Read more [...]

Historic 701 Whaley Building

If you love seeing beautiful old buildings, and how they can be saved from the wrecking ball, then I have a treat for you today.  The building now known simply as 701 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina was a community center back in the city's mill-community days.  In the last few years the decrepit old structure underwent a wonderful stabilization and revitalization, and is now used for offices and events.     Formerly known as the Pacific Mills Community Center, Read more [...]

Aqua and Yellow Tablescape on the Porch

Welcome to another meal on the new screened porch!  Y'all may remember a while back I wrote Designing With An Eye for Aqua and Yellow, because that was the color scheme I was planning to use on the porch.  I ended up going with more of an aqua-and-red color scheme, but that doesn't mean we can't set a table in the original palette.     I kept it simple since we didn't need a stack of plates and bowls for this particular meal.   The plates are vintage Texas Read more [...]

History and Home Link Party

It’s time for week # 42 of the History and Home Link Party, the place for bloggers to share their stories about: home decor home DIY antiques and vintage finds history and historic places I’m so glad you’re here to share and read along! I really enjoyed Jill's article last week about give-away ads in vintage magazines.  I reminded me of something I sent off for as a child and still have!  Jill, I may have to write about that, soon, you inspired me. A Little Bit Read more [...]