Christmas Ornament Wreath 20 Step Procedure

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If you are looking for an “easy DIY Christmas ornament Garland” tutorial, this is not the case. To make a really beautiful decorative wreath, you need a lot of ornaments — and even more patience. This tutorial says 4 hour to make a wreath, but I usually spend 10 hour or more, spread over a […]


Acme Dinettes Still Manufactured After 70 Year

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Are you looking for a Vintage dining area but having a hard time finding exactly what you want? How about: Order a new dining area – made by a company from their original designs from 1949 to 1959. Yes: Acme Chrome Furniture Ltd. was founded in March 1946-celebrating 70 year of uninterrupted activity in two […]


Vintage Costume Jewelry Christmas Tree on My List

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I have been collecting broken vintage costume jewelry for several year—with the goal of creating a lifelong feat of craftsmanship: a Christmas tree made of costume jewelry. This weekend I gathered all my supplies, took over the dining room and set about the collage. This project has not been easy — like making decorative wreaths, […]


Faux Steel and Aluminum Metal Counter Edge Trim

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The edges of the metal kitchen countertops create an authentic look for a mid-century, Vintage or retro kitchen. On this page, I will describe where to find this type of border intended for the laminate border — formica, Wilsonart, etc. – countertops as in the 1940s, 1950s and before. I show examples of current kitchen […]