Sunday, November 9, 2014

Burlap Holiday Crafts

With the holidays rapidly approaching, I thought I'd share some burlap crafting ideas. None of these are my creations but all of them are fun to do with your kids and to use for holiday decorations.

Burlap star ornaments 
Easy DIY burlap wreath
Burlap Christmas tree

Happy crafting!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 Fall in the Field at Renningers Mount Dora

Lovely photo by Kathy Gonzalez of Vintage Finds Magazine

I recently attended the Fall in the Field show at Renningers in Mount Dora. It was a great show and I had a good time. I also snagged a bunch of white pumpkins. They are heirloom stock and very dense [and heavy for their size.] I also got bittersweet and corn stalks. Plus some little goodies I'm keeping to myself until I get my truck unloaded, ha ha. Check out Kathy's blog post for some more eye candy.

Monday, September 1, 2014

How to see pages you want to follow on Facebook

Lately many people are complaining they don't see their favorite pages on their Facebook feed anymore. Let's see how you can correct this problem if you want to see EVERYTHING a favorite page posts. First you need to like the page and click "follow" as well. I'm using Sadie Seasongoods' page as an example. 
Note that I followed and liked this page

Next, click the "Like" dropdown tab and click either "get notifications" which will cause new posts to go right to your timeline or "Add to interest lists" which will allow to you peruse their posts at your leisure. I personally prefer to use the "get notifications" feature.

Note the dropdown menu under "liked" and click "Get Notifications" or "Add to Interest Lists" 

Now you'll see every post your favorite Facebook page shares. Yay! If you have any questions, please ask me here or on Facebook. I go on at least once a day. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

What is a Board Foot?

According to Storied Salvage, a board foot is a measure of volume of a piece of wood. To calculate it, simply measure the length X width X height then divide that number by 144. There is even an online calculator to figure out board feet for you.

If you are working on projects involving reclaimed wood, Storied Salvage is a good page to follow on Facebook. I love their tagline "Architectural Salvage with Provenance."

Happy reclaiming.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to Participate in a Page Share Day

I've had a lot of questions about how to participate in a Facebook business page share party so here's a quick tutorial.

1. Go to the page having the share party and find the share post. I'm using my party to demonstrate.

2.  Write a note to the host to introduce yourself or to say hello. Then type in your URL [the web   address of your page] or copy and paste. The example below was copied and pasted. This will cause your page photo to show after you press enter.

3. That's all there is to it. Then visit the other pages, let them know you liked their page and how you found them. Your message will show up on their "Posts to Page" section and they will get a notification that you posted. Hopefully they will answer you back and like your page as well.

As you can see, I liked her post and commented back. 

4. Keep in mind that a like from your personal page has more social media currency than a like from your business page. In the example above Christine liked me from her personal page. And I liked her back from mine. 

I host share parties on my page on Mondays although I usually let them post on Sunday nights. Please stop by to share and hang around awhile checking out the other pages. Let me know if you have questions I somehow didn't manage to answer. Please do so on my facebook page. I'll answer questions posted here as well but I don't check this page every day.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tutorial Share: Mason Jar Sewing Kit

There are so many great tutorials out there that I've decided to share a tutorial each week. This week it's a Mason Jar Sewing Kit that is cute and a great little gift. 

from It All Started With Paint
Of course I'd prefer to make it with a vintage aqua jar but I love the idea. I think some teachers I know may be getting them for Christmas. Just click the link in the caption to get the step by step directions.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Keller's Flea Market

We made a pit stop driving home from Savannah, Georgia today. I thought we'd be doing a lot of picking but our plans changed as our vacation evolved.

We visited the South Carolina  Aquarium and spent time with family
On the way home we found a flea market outside of Savannah. They had some great old rusty stuff.

Thanks for the firefighters collecting for MD who helped us find it : )
Mr. Vintage was in a hurry to get back home but I had time to snag two Canada Dry wood crates, a 1950's Boy Scout camping cot and a few other goodies. I didn't have time to get photos of my finds but I did get some of the rusty pieces just lying around.

I wanted the grill on this tractor so bad!
This is the first piece we saw
Great set of rusty chairs
I'm hoping to get back there soon.