Get red wax off a white tablecloth in five simple steps – update!

Last week I found a wonderful candlestick thing that I HAD to use with a vintage Christmas tablecloth. Don’t they look great together? Especially with matching red candles.

tablecloth with red candles

Of course the candles DRIPPED! What was I thinking?!

Fortunately for me, this tablecloth can be rescued. Here’s how to do it:

Click here for the simple solution


Oh, this is sweet

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Here’s a fabulous display from one of my favorite dealers at last weekend’s Sage Farm “Dear Santa” show.

That’s a solid old mantel top with lots of molding, plus chippy paint in pale yellow and green. Comical red-hatted elves atop glass vases. “Peace” signs handpainted on old framed boards. Lots of greens.

And what’s that nailed up on the mantel?

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An old wooden suit hanger in bright red! Wound with a string of vintage Christmas bulbs plus some tinselly sparkle and ribbon. And a cute little yellow elf glued securely on.

Do you love that as much as I do?


Scenes from the Dear Santa show at Sage Farm

Today’s the last day for the Dear Santa show at the old Rollins building. We’ve sold a LOT but we still have plenty of vintage Christmas goodies:

punch bowl and chrome

Are you ready to get your party on?

Click for more photos!


More shiny Christmas stuff coming to Sage Farm

True confession: I’ve never sold anything I’ve made. I hope that still isn’t true after the upcoming Dear Santa show at Sage Farm. I’ve got a small collection of Christmas wreaths about to make their public debut.

Have a look!

hot pink vintage ornament wreath

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, this magenta and silver vintage ornament wreath might just be it.

Not impressed? Well then how about this one?

Click here to see the rest!


Blanket season starts with a Hudson’s Bay bang!

If you were at the thrift store power-shopping through the linens rack that’s usually jammed with ugly modern comforters and floral curtains in weird colors, flipping the hangers fast because you’ve never seen anything worth getting on that rack, but you just never know. . . and then you spied this:

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Would you make a noise that sounded like a startled elephant? And simultaneously lunge for the hanger this thing was on, just in case the person standing 20 feet away completely mesmerized by the moving electric Santa dolls decided to grab it instead?

Well, wouldja? Click to find out what *I* did!


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