How to (Mostly) Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree

Every year around Christmastime, the internet is flooded with pictures and stories of cats terrorizing Christmas trees. I had cats growing up, and they simply loved climbing up into the branches of our trees. We had both fake and real trees over the years, and the cats loved both equally. The following is a guide…

Secrets of Wrapping Glamorous Gift Packages

It’s the holiday season and that means it’s also the gift giving season. No matter what holiday you celebrate, you’re going to be wrapping presents. Now, call me old fashioned, but I much prefer a good ol’ wrapped present as opposed to one in a gift bag. But, I get it, sometimes wrapping can be…

Safe Ways to Display Vintage Halloween Decorations

If you frequent antique malls or flea markets this fall then you’ve probably noticed some vintage Halloween decorations for sale, most of which are made up of paper, or rather card stock or thin cardboard. This rather delicate and disposable nature of decorating for Halloween meant a lot of decorations were easily damaged and often tossed…

How to Restore and Reupholster a Vintage Wood Dining Room Chair

When my dad came to visit back in February, he brought with him four of my dream dining room chairs, the “dog bone” or “dog biscuit” style chairs by Heywood-Wakefield. The chairs had some issues, but they weren’t too far gone! Most of their iconic finish was still intact with some wear in a handful…

Our 1954 Home: Dressing Room Tour & Storage Solutions

Awhile ago I did a tour of my dressing room on Instagram Stories, and I got loads of requests to do it as a blog post. So I am happy to say I am finally here with that much requested post! There was certainly a lot of photography gymnastics on Patrick’s part to photograph this…

How to Tell Vintage from Repro Halloween Decorations

Halloween in around the corner, and with it many people are shopping for Halloween decorations, including vintage lovers and doing their shopping at antique malls. However in recent visits to antique malls I have noticed some dealers selling items that look old, but are in fact new! So, how are you to tell the different?…

How To Organize with Stocking Boxes

Recently Julie of V is for Victory Rolls was lamenting on Instagram about the difficulty of organizing many of her vintage accessories, and asked fellow vintage loving Instagram’ers to share their organizational tips. What is funny is that I had been thinking of doing a blog post on this very subject actually! I organize using…

Proper Care and Maintenance of Aluminum Trees

Well, it’s that time again.  It’s the time when all the wonder and sparkle of the holiday season gets tucked back into boxes and stored away.  And when you decorate with vintage items, packing is a very important thing to do right.  Ceramics need to be bundled up with tissue paper and bubble wrap and…