Learn How to Judge Flea Market Finds

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You’ve heard one man’s trash is another man’s treasure?  Well garbage day can prove that if you get out early and scour the streets for the most amazing things people will throw away! Is trash day just another day around your house? Well, to me it’s like having Christmas delivered right to your curb. Yes,…

Learn the Art of Displaying Collectibles

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If you are a collector you know that to really show off your collection you have to display them correctly and here are a few tips to help you do that. You’ve heard the old adage, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  Well never is this more true that with collectibles.  During our…

3 Ways to Use Handkerchiefs in Your Home Decor

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Handkerchiefs are so colorful and in so many beautiful patterns, there should be some way to use and display them in your home…well, here are three ways! This project was born from a personal need to get my grandmother’s handkerchiefs out of the boxes she had stored them in and out in the open where they…

Display Your Pretty Buttons with This Button Craft

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Don’t store those buttons any longer! They can be used for so many different craft projects, but this one lets them take center stage as the artwork themselves! Many of us sewers, crafters, and gatherers of small decorative items will have scads of buttons lying around.  We know that someday they are going to come…