Vintage Style & Minimal Living

My quest to get rid of stuff and focus on the things I truly love in my home.

A Hand-Crafter’s View of Etsy
Thoughts at the Auction
Simple, Silly, and No-Sew
The Power Behind Hard Work
Happy in the Hay
The Deal with the Doll
The New Blues
The Hangup with the Dishes
Trip to a Knifemaker
The Importance of Tidy
Oil Lamps
Preparation 101
Coloring Mason Jars
Bare Windows
Slash and Burn
Downstairs Cabinets
The Downstairs Art
Artist in Residence
Re-Purposing Baby Food Jars
Problem Area (and Solution!)
The Kitchen Cometh
Next Step
Secret Squirrel
The Work Continues
Dramatic Transformation
Calling All Artists
Meanwhile, Downstairs
Making the Bed
Only Better!
Behind Box #1
The Downstairs Project
Links to Home Crafters
Craft Supplies Storage
The Table Quilt
The Living Kitchen
A Visit and a Vintage Craft Stash
My Grandmother’s Dishes
Old Clothes
Paint a Spool Table!
All That Glitters Isn’t Gold Anymore
I Just Wanted A Chair With No Bottom

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