scherensch(what?)

scherenschnitte. paper cutting. old. german. hand-cut. very, very, very cool. this of course is not hand-cut. thank you silhouette cameo!

the first time i saw this file was when erica shared it after she found it on cindy’s site. cindy’s site is amazing. her freebies are amazing. i want to do this one next. it’s been in my mind for a while to make this one but i don’t have the patience to do this by hand. i like to cut paper, but not like this. plus, this is the exact reason why i purchased a cameo. a little design manipulation of any freebie file (i used pS & illustrator) and you can pretty much cut anything that someone else decides to share. (just use it for yourself though.)

best part? i had two after cutting, a positive & the negative which meant that i was able to hang one in the bean’s room and one in tLm’s. love that.

happy monday!
xOx

grateful | vintage signage banner

sometimes it’s the quick projects that can completely make my day. thanksgiving decor doesn’t really consist of much around here. some vintage turkey platters, some owl candles i scored at cost plus a few years ago and a few vintage beistle cutouts. i don’t know what it is about thanksgiving decor but i find most of it to be way too cutesy for my taste. i’ve been looking for some mercury glass inspired pieces this year, in a bronze & copper colorway, but haven’t found much that i like, so i haven’t gotten anything. whoa says me. yay says the husband. ;)

this banner however was a quick fix for the second fireplace mantel. the one that tends to be forgotten and under used. hence the lack of wall decor above it.

i have a big bin of two different styles of vintage general store signage that i scored at alameda on two separate occasions. usually i pick a word and have it hanging out on top of the bricks. this time i decided to hang it with some old twine and some clothespins. easy and fast and totally made my grateful heart’s day.

happy weekend my friends!
xOx

 

JBS Holiday Open House

 

 

 

 

 

It’s the 15th which of course means that there are new vintage goodies added to the flea market section over at JBS (it’s all up right now!) as well as the gorgeous december daily bundle that is pictured above. I already went shopping and added quite a few of the items you see above into my cart, including that adorable christmas house. We saw some sneaks on jenni’s blog of the cabinet card embellishment kit a few days ago, so i already knew that was coming home with me, but the added vintage goodies were a bonus. i adore vintage goodies in my holiday decor, don’t you?

happy thursday!
xOx

joy wall hanging

i posted a tutorial up over on the JBS blog yesterday explaining how to make this vintage JOY wall hanging. come on over.

happy wednesday!
xOx

weekending

 

 

 

 

it’s a late start but i finally got some halloween decor up in the living room. i always get so excited when i open the holiday storage boxes, finding things i had forgotten about or items that were recently added. i found the light-up tombstone shadow box (here lies claire voyant, she never saw it coming) at tjmaxx last week. i’ve been trying to incorporate more vintage orange items into the mix, the 13 ball is definitely a favorite, as is the vintage war of the worlds book i purchased last fall at the alameda flea market. little rats from the dollar store. stacked pumpkins. more black dyed cheesecloth and a few glittery pumpkin boxes. now… to finish the family room mantel.

also… i picked my blog hop winner of the cut files, Jessica D.! i’ve already passed your email info along to Lisa so you should be receiving your cut files very soon.

happy monday!


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