Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Shop Update: Lollipops on Fire

Vintage apothecary lollipop glass jar with original graphics of boys and girls and writings of "Lollypops for a good child". Thick old aged glass, no chips or cracks. Great to hold candy in your store, home or office! Made in England. 8" tall.

Take a look at this beautiful commemorative plate celebrating the "150th Anniversary of the Norristown, Pennsylvania Fire Department (1812-1962)" and the "83rd Pennsylvania State Firemen's Convention". The center of the plate includes beautiful illustrations of Norristown's many fire houses spanning all the way back to 1832. The condition is near perfect with no noticeable marks, scuffs or chips. This is a perfect gift for the firefighter in your life or a collector of fire memorabilia.

Full of retro charm and whimsy, these decoupage wooden wall plaques are the perfect way to bring a splash of color and humor into your kitchen or dining space. Featuring medieval style illustrations and definitions for the words "marinate" and "skewer" (see below) these hand-crafted, vintage treasures are sure to become a conversation piece in your home.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Basil Bonanza

Summer is quickly winding down . . . as is our summer garden.  And while the tomatoes and peppers are not as plentiful as they once were, we still have LOTS of basil left.  Not wanting it to go to waste, we've come up with a few easy ways to make this sweet herb last as long as possible.  We found a quick & healthy recipe for fresh pesto + a simple tutorial on how to dry the herbs.

Check out some of our tips for what to do with your own basil bonanza after the jump.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Etsy Faves: Country Farmhouse

Happy Labor Day Weekend! With Labor Day comes the unofficial end of summer... and with the end of summer comes fall... and to me, fall always brings to mind harvest and farming. So, with this chain of thought, this Friday's Country Farmhouse theme is not a stretch. Here are some of our favorites!

Vintage Upcycled Harvest Yellow Wooden Farmhouse Wall Shelf Shabby Chic Distressed   Black Picture Frame Set Shabby Chic Photo Wall Gallery Collection Distressed Rustic French Country Farmhouse Paris Cottage Home Decor   14x24 lumbar Burlap pillow throw Decorative French Country Farmhouse home Decor cover sham slipcover

Matchbox Holder by RescuedSalvage
Black Frame Set by ElegantSeashore
Burlap Pillow by GotSpringFever

Farm Fresh sign, Farmhouse Decor, Country Market   Mason Jar soap dispenser with metal pump. New Pint Ball Elite Jars add modern twist to country farmhouse decor eco friendly   4 Piece Birch Bark Tea Lights for Rustic Country Farmhouse Wedding - Cabin Candle Holder Decor

Farm Fresh Sign by SummerRoad
Mason Jar Soap Dispenser by LLFarm
Birch Bark Tea Lights by EraCaches

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Inspring Indoor Bike Racks

In the next few months Warren and I will start the daunting, but exciting process of buying a home. We'll be looking in Philadelphia proper, which means we'll be leaving the quite county/suburban life behind. Since I'll soon be surrounded by urbanism again (yay!), I've decided to get a bike for those good weather days. Naturally, we'll need a fabulous bike rack to hang it from. My research is fresh, but here are some of my favorites so far.

repurposed bike shelves

Bike rack meets a shelving unit. How great would this look in an entry? Via Groomed Home.

Pallet Bookshelf and Bike Rack Furniture Ideas

We're suckers for anything repurposed with pallets, so naturally we'd be in love with this! And checkout those bookshelves. We may need this entire room. Courtesy of Stroovi

Bike meets desk with this fabulous creation that allows you to enjoy the bike's chair function. Learn more about this one over at Fresh Home

Monday, August 26, 2013

3 Favorite Outdoor Bar Ideas

The weather here in Philly has been incredible the last few days. Now that the summer heat is cooling and the evenings are feeling fabulous, it's the perfect time to move the party outdoors. Wether you're entertaining for two or twenty, we think having a bar outdoors is an absolute necessity. After all, there's no reason your favorite cocktail shouldn't be within an arms reach at all times. Here are a few of our favorite backyard bar ideas - an absolute necessity for your entertaining needs this season.

Dallas, Texas based Lake Highlands Pallet Creations created this wall mounted bar from a pallet. Genius!

House Beautiful outdoor bar

For those of you with the available space, this is probably one of the most welcoming outdoor bars we've seen! Courtesy of House Beautiful

Outdoor prep table, meets outdoor bar, meets an outdoor planter with this great DIY project idea via Hunted Interior.

You definitely won't go wrong with these ideas this season. Cheers!