Just dreamed up!

Fall greetings!
I just discovered the store in the old Domestic Bliss location called Found. Such a great home decor (& etc.) store full of reclaimed objects, new furniture, and great bedding. Thanks to found I'm going to re-do my bedroom. I'm adding lots of vintage inspired linen fabric and a few vintage baubles.  My newest obsession is burlap, linen and cheesecloth type textiles. I was so inspired by Found I made some new designs for my jewelry. These cuffs are just a couple examples. So fun to make new stuff! Also always making lots of my vintage necklaces and hair treats!

T.T.F.N. Karen

Homecoming deal of the century!

I found this adorable vintage dress out thrifting and had to get it even though I have no daughters in school!
It was just too cute and was a whopping $3. I found a darling girl in my neighborhood who had a dress from Anthropologie and later found out 7 other girls had the same one. Luckily this one fit her perfectly. It needed some pizazz so I went to work. (never done this before but why not experiment with a girls senior homecoming dance. Yikes!) I added lots of little scraps of fabric and rosettes along with seed beads and pearls. It turned out so cute. I apologize to Hailie for the grainy picture of her (its a picture of a picture) but have some others to show the transformation. She said everyone loved the dress and it was a big hit. I've bought a few more vintage dresses since then, we'll see what happens!

Happy day, Karen

Been thrifting again!

Hi All! Jenna (my oldest daughter) had a small table in her eating area so off we went hunting for a "new" one. We found this typical oak table, painted the table off white, the side chairs light green and the arm chairs yellow and glazed the whole thing in an antique brown. We ended up finding 3 chairs at one store, end chairs at another and even one at an antique store to make a complete set. This oak was massively produced at one time, so I thought it wouldn't be a problem and it wasn't. The whole set with paint was around $180, that's a table and 6 chairs, and its oh so cute! We even made her a new centerpiece! Good times!


Thrift store find!

I love this "retro tablecloth dress" I got a thrift store for $6.
I added this Anthropolgie belt and made a fun necklace,
hoping those who saw me in it thought it was cool and
not crazy. Oh well, I love it! I'm so into upcycling vintage
clothes (I may be obsessed as you'll see!)

Fall is in th air!

What a summer. So busy and I'm still making lots of jewelry and hair treats. Thought I should include some pics of the store I sell from in Mesa. Also a few of my new creations.

Happy September, Karen