Finders Keepers Vintage Market: Sunday Funday with Friends

It is such a pleasure to share my Sunday with friends with you after visiting the Finders Keepers Vintage Market this past weekend. Finders Keepers is a traveling market that features local artisans and collectors of antiques and vintage items. Have I told you how much I love finding new, local Michigan artisans?? Tamara's Timeless [...]

Before and After: Paint Your Bathroom Vanity with Wise Owl One Hour Enamel

Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint We have been slowly remodeling our home since the day we moved in, about 5 years ago. Our home had good bones, but needed modernizing and brightening up. I'll admit, when we walked in for the first time and I saw dark red and brown walls, I knew we had [...]

Father’s Day Design Board

Father’s Day Design Board

Father's Day picks from the Etsy community.

Somewhere In Time

Somewhere In Time

When I was a little girl, the magnificent Mackinac bridge was the halfway point to our family vacation spot in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This is where we would wait out the August heat of our Detroit home, playing in the woods, fishing and collecting berries. On Shepler’s Ferry on the way to the [...]

Pen and Paper

Pen and Paper

My daughter's sixth birthday is almost upon us and I am busy writing out invitations and making party plans. While at the dining table with my address book and favorite pen, I realized that I rarely sit to write anything anymore. I used to be an avid paper and pen writer. I had pen pals, [...]

Handmade Chat Janny’s Girl

Handmade Chat Janny’s Girl

"I love browsing through fabric stores and dreaming of what a beautiful piece of fabric will become. Sparkly buttons, lace and vintage dresses have a special place in my heart. Who wore them in a time past, what was her life like, how did she feel when she wore it. Those are the things that [...]

Handmade Chat Anna Pavlovna

Handmade Chat Anna Pavlovna

"Hello! Our names are Anna and Katherine. We are from Penza, Russia In early 2008 we established our studio called Annapavlovna All of toys are one-of-a-kind, in unique and limited quantity and they are made of natural materials, mainly, mohairs, alpacas, suede and wool felts. We create each item by hand. We also like natural [...]