Category Archives: Vintage

DIY: Stencilled Lace and Jewels

A couple of years ago I became a bit obsessed with finding new ways to display my jewelry.  Currently, my earrings hang on a decorative bird cage.  But I haven’t really found a great solution that I love for necklaces and bracelets, until now!

Ok, first of all, I envy the lucky gal that gets to lay her head to sleep at night in this beautiful bedroom… But look closer at this amazing jewelry display above the dresser…

Is this amazing or what?!  From what I can see, the designer just used a piece of lace as a stencil and repeated the image until reaching the desired size of the “canvas”.  The mix of vintage hooks are a neat addition.  I think it could be really pretty to add an oval, vintage mirror in the center.  There are a lot of things you could do with it.  I love the idea of using lace as a stencil!

{I found these images online at House to Home.}

Gracious Gal


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2011 Country Living Fair {Atlanta Show}

I am soooo excited about the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain Park this year!!!  Truly, it’s been a while since I’ve looked forward to something this much!  I’ve never been, but from what I understand the vendors specialize in vintage {and vintage-inspired}, rustic, and re-purposed goods.  So it won’t be like your typical craft fair.

Here are some pics I pulled from the Country Living website:

Details: October 21, 22 & 23 at Stone Mountain Park 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

See ya’ there!

Gracious Gal

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Sewing Birthday Party {Sew 7!}

Courtney Dial/Pizzazzerie tweeted this adorable sewing birthday party by Pure Joy Events and I just had to share~ especially since sewing is my craft of choice!  I think I may need a Sew 28 Birthday Party this year!

Check out the other blog posts from Pure Joy Events inspired by this party:

Sewing Party Invitations

Ruffled Garland

Spools of Thread Cake Pops How-To

Lastly, click here to vote this event Project Nursery’s “Party of the Month”!  In my opinion, it deserves party of the year!


Gracious Gal

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Vintage Typewriter

I don’t know why, but there is something really romantic about a vintage typewriter.  Lately, I’ve been thinking I’d like to have one of my own {preferably pink circa 1950’s}… sitting at a wooden desk typing away, furrowed brow, channeling a mixture of Carrie Bradshaw and Ernest Hemingway.  Truly, I just can’t think of many things more charming than this little pink gem.

I would even take one in blue.  Love this table {feature from Country Living Magazine}…

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