Pass the Salt, Please

The recent “find” of a mid-century dinette set (see previous post) has led to a whole new facet of collecting.  Salt and pepper shakers with coordinating napkin holders have been calling to me.  It seems that they used to be a...

What a Find! Mid-Century Dinette Set

Sometimes, patience pays off.  We’ve been wanting a different kitchen table and chairs set for years, as our old one showed the scars of our girls’ toddler years, and was just not a good size for our current kitchen dining...
Lucy Riggs & Me Bear Valentines

Junkin’ Finds for Valentines

Happy Valentines Day, everyone! Several months ago I bought a whole box of old teddy bear figurines at a thrift shop for one low price. For Valentines Day, I thought I’d share the lovey-dovey ones with you.   They’re Lucy...
Otagiri seagull mug and soup mug

Junkin’ Finds: Otagiri Seagulls

Hello, friends! Just a quick show-and-tell of a few cool finds over the last few months, all attributed (after web research) to Otagiri Japan, a prolific importer of home decor from the mid-to-late 20th century.   A coffee cup and coordinating...

New Deck Reveal!

Our long-time dream of building a new deck has finally come true!  It’s not 100% finished, but it’s finished enough that I can show y’all.  Today we’ll look at the deck, re-done wicker and cushions, restored vintage motel chairs, and lighted...
vintage pebble gravel art boy praying

Midcentury Pebble Art

A few decades back, pebble art was a trendy make-at-home craft. The young crafters of today, busy with scrapbooking and furniture distressing, might have been gluing thousands of little pebbles to backing boards had they lived in the 1960s and...

New Uses for Old Campers

As a people, we are getting better and better at reducing, reusing, and recycling, and it’s a good thing, too, because our poor Earth has been getting pretty polluted.  That’s why I often feel sad when I see rows and...