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Eco-Chic Alternatives: Confetti

It is believed that the tradition of throwing confetti on a newly married couple was to wish upon them a fruitful union. Whether you are following this tradition for this reason or another, consider this eco-chic alternative.

UK based company Dreamacres, offers handmade wedding favor cones filled to the brim with natural confetti. A mix of lavender, rose petals, baby rose buds and chamomile. 



They also offer these delightful handmade linen hearts favors filled with the same fragrant blend.


Indie Alternatives: Handmade Dresses from Aida Coronado

Once again, we have found another beautiful alternative to massed produced wedding gowns. This time from Aida Coronado. Not only is their wedding collections gorgeous, but their clothing is beautiful.

Luna Dreams Mexico Romantic Wedding Dress

Cute and playfyl Mini bubble dress
Mexican style elegant Ruffles skirt
Soft Gauze cotton sash

Katrina Mexico Romantic Wedding/Maxi Dress

The Senorita Vintage Embroidered Off White Dress

My Vintage Pad: Kitchen Makover with Photographer Rachel Saldaña

Vintage Indie would like to welcome photographer Rachel Saldana. She's joining us today with a special before and after interview of her recent kitchen makeover. You may remember her gorgeous photographs from Friday's Through the Lens feature.


What was your goal behind your kitchen re-do?

 The kitchen of our 50s ranch had been "updated" sometime in the seventies which had taken away all of the charm of a 50s kitchen.  I am an avid cook, so it needed to function like a gourmet kitchen on a shoestring budget, while staying respectful of the character of the house.  Our primary goal was just to bring this little kitchen up to date and have it be as open as possible in this 900 sq. ft. home.

Does vintage or antiques play a role in your new design?

 Well, I collect vintage dishes and kitchenware.  My open shelving allows me to have these every day items on display at all times.  This made it important that the kitchen design would not fight against these vintage pieces.  I don't think it really would have worked if I had used a more ornate, traditional style.  And by keeping the color scheme neutral all of those vintage pieces pop.


Any advice on creating your look?

 My best advice is to really do your research as to what you want in your kitchen.  I spent months going through magazines to find elements that I loved.  Also, it helps to really decide what items are a priority.  For us, it was the solid granite coutertops.  I then found a supplier of a thinner granite for a fraction of the cost of the standard granite.  Then to save money I used a simple vinyl composite tile like you find in schools for the floor.  We did all of the work ourselves as well and found deals on appliances through craigslist, which is how we kept the remodel under $4,000. 


Cabinet paint: drabware by Martha Stewart: wall paint: panna cotta by Martha Stewart; cabinets, subway tile, and hardware from Lowes;  granite by muranocollection.com; VCT floor tiles-check your local carpet store; kitchen island at Target (you can also try Restaurant Supply stores); lattice wall was handpainted by me although there are many graphic wallpapers available now.

LAST GIVEAWAY of 2009: Annies Wearable Art - Wedding Collection

The Indie Wedding Guide would like to welcome you to enter our last giveaway of the Indie Wedding's Month Celebration. This is a large giveaway valued at $152.00 brought to you by AnniesWearable Art! For entering information see below.

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Bride in White 1920s flapper shape Hand-crochet cloche hat, Value: 34.00

This cloche hat is for any season but is especially lovely for a Spring or Summer Wedding. All handcrochet in pure white 100% Egyptian cotton. The bell shaped brim is painstakingly woven with white satin.  It has a vintage white lace banding and organza fluffy white flowers adornment. Adornments are stitched on so they can be easily adjusted for size, which allows the hat to fit from a 21 to 24 inch head. (Mannequin measurement is 21 inches.)  The best thing about this cloche is that it doesn’t have to be restricted to one time only wear.  The bride can change the embellishment later, or just wear it for a fun outing!

Fingerless gloves with vintage rhinestone buttons and satin bow detail
    Matching Hand-crochet fingerless gloves, Value: 27.00

These gloves are hand-crocheted in pure white Egyptian cotton and accented with two satin bowettes and pretty vintage rhinestone buttons.

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      Vintage Crystal Prism Earrings, Value: 32.00

Salvaged from a relative’s disassembled antique chandelier, this jewelry is probably my very favorite to make.  They are special! Earrings are fashioned using crystal octagonal antique prisms,  Czech glass faceted rounds that dangle from .925 sterling french earwires.

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   Vintage Crystal Prism Bracelet, Value: 42.00

An antique octagonal crystal chandelier prism is the centerpiece for this beautiful bracelet, surrounded by Czech glass rounds, Swarovski crystal rondelles set in silverplate, and silverplate findings with lobster clasp. A gorgeous faceted Swarovski AB drop dangles from the end. Adjustable to fit most sizes.

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    Lavender Strawberry Honeymoon accoutrement, Value: 17.00

A crochet strawberry in pure white cotton is accented by a handmade rose upcycled from vintage white peplin fabric, accented with lace, satin ribbons and infused with natural lavender scent. Pack it in your luggage and leave the fresh, light scent of lavender in your linens and things.

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   Antique 1908 Postcard of Engaged Couple-humorous

Postmarked 1908, Chicago, IL and still retaining the postage stamp, this funny postcard shows a couple being accosted by the bride-to-be’s Mom, who is saying “It’s ten o’clock”, and it reads:

“TEN O’CLOCK. He: I’ll be so glad when we are married, and your mother calls on us. It will be such satisfaction to send her home at ten o’clock.

To enter to win:

  • Visit AnniesWearableArt
  • Come back here and post a link of another item that you love.
  • Leave your First Name and last initial to be included in the drawing. (you must also provide a valid email address)

How to win:

  • A random winner will be selected.

Contest Ends April 4th11:59pmEST. Only one winner will be chosen. Contest open to US and Canadian entries only. Must be 18 years of age to enter (void where prohibited)

All Terms of Service & Rules Apply. Click here for rules.

Good luck! Special thanks to our wonderful sponsor AnniesWearableArt for the giveaway.

Don't forget to enter our other giveaway from Punkin Card Company!

And the winner is....

The lucky winner of the That's Caring Lavender Gift Basket Goes to Mary Ann M. She entered with this comment.

What a lovely site. I love lavender and would love this item http://www.thatscaring.com/component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,shop.flypage/product_id,29/category_id,2/manufacturer_id,0/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,35/

I think that lavender is a very calming scent. I absolutely love it.

Mary Ann M

Thanks for entering Mary Ann and a special thanks to That's Caring for sponsoring such a lovely giveaway!

Wedding Tales: Sustainable & Organic - Reid & Sarah

 I'd like to introduce you to Sarah and her now husband Reid. Sarah is the founder and designer behind Sarah Waldo Organic Clothing for Children. Her business envelopes her beliefs of preserving the world around her with sustainable clothing using organic and natural fibers.   Their special day carried out this same belief with a beautiful organic and nature inspired feel.

How did you meet?

Reid and I met over the summer on Cape Cod. Reid was a tennis pro at the local tennis club and I brought the kids I nannied for in for lessons every week. The kids adored him and it didn’t take long for me to be head over heels as well!


Did you do anything to make your wedding "green" or "eco-friendly"?


* All of the food at the wedding was local, seasonal and organic. We had East Dennis Oysters for appetizers and spring rolls filled with seasonal veggies.  We served dinner family style as Tapas to reduce waste; Nantucket Scallops over corn relish with lobster bits, organic hanger steak and grilled seasonal vegetables... Dessert was a buffet of family-made favorites- Strawberry + Peach Ice Cream, Mom's Chocolate chip cookies and Chef Paul's truffles. Even the beer at the bar was Cape Cod IPA!


* Rather than bouquets of flowers on the tables (that normally get thrown away) we had hurricane vases with sand and sea glass and soy candles.  I also had decided early on in the planning process that I did not want to have bridesmaids in the traditional sense. Most of my friends were either pregnant, photographing (!) or had many other bridesmaids duties this summer and I just didn’t want to ask these great ladies to all buy matching, expensive dresses.  I wanted their individuality to shine and to let them sit and enjoy the ceremony with their significant others.  So, instead, I asked my nearest and dearest to be my “bouquet girls;” I came down the aisle with my dad without a bouquet. Our minister offered a lovely welcome and expressed that everyone was here with us because they had been such an important part of our lives- both individually and together. To signify this, a few of my closest friends, came from their seats, one by one, with a single flower to give me with a hug, kiss, whisper for both Reid and I. These flowers formed by bouquet! My 94-year-old Grama tied them together with a ribbon.

* I made the napkins for the place settings from natural, eco-friendly linen. After the event we gave a dozen to everyone who helped to make the day a success!

* So many of the details were homemade! See Below...

What was your favorite wedding detail?


My favorite details had to be the flower girl’s ensembles. I am an organic childrenswear designer, so I made the girls' outfits; dresses in the colors of sea glass and paired them with beautiful beaded shrugs to dress them up. My mother made Nantucket Lightship Baskets for each of the girls with a personalized nameplate. They really just looked so adorable and happy!

Any vendor recommendations?

Amanda Harris from Orchard Cove Photography. Honestly, I could not have dreamt of more perfect pictures to capture our style and the mood of the day. She rolled with all the last minute changes and literally went unnoticed throughout the ceremony, which was so important to our parents.

The Carlos de Leon band out of Providence provided us with fantastic Cuban Jazz all night long.
Chef Paul Lively from Brewster, MA was wonderful to work with and really worked with us on creating a menu that wasn’t traditional “wedding food!”

Fleamarket/Antique Shopping Tips: Improve your bargaining skills with Special Guest Sandy Garrison

As you head out this weekend to the various flea markets and antique shows across the nation, take a minute to brush up on your bargaining skills with our special guest. 

Vintage Indie would like to welcome  Sandy Garrison of Rhubarb Reign. Sandy Garrison and Joe Kenz own rhubarb reign inc., a Midwest antique and design business specializing in cottage-style furniture and artsy smalls.

According to the dictionary, a “bargain” is “something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer.” If you love to shop the markets – but want to hone your bargaining skills – try incorporating these tips into your deal-making repertoire:


1. Be an educated consumer

Best time to “shop” is before you ever leave the house. Let’s assume you’re looking for something pretty basic, say a nightstand for your guest room. The first key to the best deal is to be an educated consumer. Familiarize yourself with the range of prices for your items by looking at eBay, Craig’s List, Etsy or a good, old-fashioned price guide. Remember that these are national averages, so the going price in your neighborhood can be higher or lower. But you won’t want to pay any more than this; buying on-line can be your back-up.


2. Be aware of timing

When you shop a show can affect your ability to bargain. Many shows feature an “Early Buy” time before general admission but this can be a Catch-22. You are paying a buyer’s premium to shop during set-up and many dealers aren’t ready to do business because they are still unpacking. Dealers also may be reluctant to part with merchandise at a discount before the show even starts. However, coming in for Early Buy does allow you a first look at things that may be gone by general admission. You may have to decide what you really want: first dibs or lowest price. Sometimes, they are mutually exclusive!

It also can be risky to wait until the very end of a show to get a deal. First, the piece you want may be gone. Secondly, don’t assume that dealers will automatically drop prices then. This strategy may work with someone who is just cleaning house but may not with a professional dealer who has another show next weekend. However, if you live somewhere with a definite indoor/outdoor season, the last show of the year can be a good time to negotiate. Seasonal dealers may be willing to bargain in the fall rather than store merchandise over the winter.


3. Know where to look

Sometimes getting the best deal involves simply knowing where to look. It is a myth that the best prices are always found outdoors. You have to check both inside and outside dealers. The key is to find a motivated seller. Unfortunately, dealers don’t have name tags that say that. However, be wary of two kinds of booths: ones where everything is unmarked and ones where no one is around. In the first instance, the dealer may size you up and give you a price accordingly. In the second case, the deal is possibly more interested in buying at that show than selling. Neither case is good for getting a deal! People who are in their booths – chatting and working – are there to sell.

You can look for bargains under tables, in boxes or by searching for an item that simply doesn’t belong. For example, a dealer who specializes in Christmas collectibles may have one fabulous vintage purse that they’d like to send home with you at a good price. Longevity also can be on a shopper’s side. If a dealer has hauled something from show to show, he or she may be anxious to get rid of it. Look for tags that seem faded or worn.



4. Know how to ask

Found an item you’re interested in and the price is right? Time to dive in! You can generally assume that the dealer will allow a 10 percent discount on an item that costs more than $10 unless the piece is marked “firm.” Be polite and don’t point out flaws. My favorite deal-maker is, “Are you firm on this?” Don’t suggest a price – leave that to the seller. I’m often surprised when a buyer suggests a price higher than what I would have offered. You always can counter offer.

Multiple items purchased from the same seller also may win you a better price so don’t forget to try, “If I take these three, would you be able to offer a discount?” or “What if I took all of these?” Avoid playing games – either feigning disinterest or starting to walk away just to see if the price will drop.


5. Get to know your dealers

Get to know your dealers. This may take some time but try to establish some relationships. Many dealers are willing to work with a “serious” client. And “serious” doesn’t have to mean big dollars. Being consistent is just as important. Ask your dealers if you can give them a wish list and if they will e-mail you once they find anything on it. Be sure to include your price range and then follow through when you get the call. Sometimes the best deals are made before the show ever opens.


©Vintage Indie,Rhubarb Reign

After I Do: Tips on Making the Most of Your Newlywed Rental

The Indie Wedding Guide would like to welcome Lara Fishman of Designers Call to our guide. She's here with her unique approach to your newlywed design dilemmas. Lara Fishman is an experience interior design expert who specializes in eco-friendly design.

It’s not like it used to be. Most newlyweds can’t afford to buy a new house right off the bat. So what can you do to your cramped little rental to have a big impact without busting your bank account and costing you your rental deposit?

  1. Big Impact, Small Cost. Paint is cheap. So is wallpaper. And if you choose correctly, you can transform your first apartment together into an elegant and sophisticated home.


2. Take a Cue from Your Wedding Gown. Remember how much time it took you to find the perfect wedding gown? Well, finding the right white for your home is just as subtle. Not all whites are created equal. Very pure bright whites (like Benjamin Moore’s Super White) tend to work best with minimal interiors and super modern furnishings, whereas more traditional furnishings crafted from dark antique woods look better when paired with creamier whites with a hint of yellow, gold, or taupe (such as Linen White). Just as you spent time choosing the perfect gown, spend some time identifying the perfect white (whether it be Linen, Decorator’s, White Dove, Moonlight, Cloud, China, etc.). It makes all the difference in pulling together your space.


3. Color Yourself Happy. It’s a scientific fact that the right color can impact one’s mood and outlook. To create a vibrant and happy space, it’s not necessarily about using monochromatic bright colors everywhere, but rather pairing bright with subtle. The yin and yang. Pairing bright turquoise with rich chocolates, teals with persimmon, lavender with citrus, purple with navy. Just as you and your husband make the perfect match, pairing the perfectly complimentary bright and subtle colors can make your home burst with happiness. A great way to make colors pop is to paint one feature wall with color (bold peacock blue) and place a banana yellow couch in front if it. When you move, you can take the couch!

4. Easy Peasy Wallpaper.
Wallpaper can be a labor intensive prospect, and costly if you have to leave it when you move on. But thankfully, today there are tons of different removable wallpaper products. Transform a blah-blah powder room into a stunning conversation piece by papering a feature wall in a bold, bright print. Then remove it in less than 15 minutes when you need to move.

5. Think Big.
Most rentals are pretty small. Create the sensation of space and height by defining the center of the room. Keep the space in the middle of the room and build the rest of the interior around it. Central focal points seem to “radiate” spaciousness. Moreover, you can move freely in it.

6. Be True to a Budget.
Be realistic in setting spending limits. Ask yourself: “will this be forever?” Saving money now for a better selection down the road is always a smart option. This is why the amazing Swedes invented IKEA.

For design dilemmas that are too challenging, Designers Call offers interior design house calls. Upload your design dilemma, and the DesignWagen will show up at your door with solutions.  Or, if you're not in SoCal, Designers Call can provide you with a plan of action over the Internet, including lists of local stores and resources.
© Copryight Lara Fishman Designers Call

Indie Alternatives: Handmade Dresses from SarahSeven

 If you are looking for something really special, you really need to look for an independent designer. Someone who can give you the attention you need and the care you can trust. I fell in love with these dresses from Sarah Seven.

This dress (a peaceful afternoon), is custom made to order so you'll be happy with how it fits. Ivory silk pleated at bust with ruffles down to waist. Antique lace at waist. Side cowls at bottom.

I'm also in love with the chic factor in the Pink Petals Dress

I love an empire waste gown, this is the Athena Gown from SarahSeven's 09 Bridal Line.

Vintage Green: Rescued & Restyled Mobile Gardens

One of my most favorite topics is vintage green, rescued and restyled vintage to make something useful and new for today. Of course we love vintage a little more than most around here, but what is better than loving vintage? Keeping it out of landfills of course!

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SemperNova has a shop full of products that have been rescued and restyled. Just in time for spring sprouting, are their Mobile Gardens. Complete with casters so you can move them around wherever you need them. 

After I Do: Tips on How to Merge His and Hers with Designers Call

The Indie Wedding Guide would like to welcome Lara Fishman of Designers Call to our guide. She's here with her unique approach to your newlywed design dilemmas. Lara Fishman is an experience interior design expert who specializes in eco-friendly design.

He’s had that old recliner since college and can’t part with his football memorabilia.  And you love pink and want to keep your grandmother’s victorian day bed.  So how do you mesh his and hers in your newly wed love pad?  A few easy design tips can make the transition both smooth and fun.

  1. Define Your Style. Be sure to define your new style before you event get started.  Try to find something in which you both can identify, at least partially.  He likes nautical.  You like garden?  Then how about New England Cottage, a style that mixes white furniture with blue pinstripes and bold floral patterns?  If you know what you’re going for, you can take part in making the decisions and keep an open dialogue.

2. Perfect the Balancing Act.
  As with any good relationship, the answer lies in balance.  Your space can’t read too masculine, nor too feminine.  Choose gender neutral pieces that can be accentuated by more dramatic accessories and be fair in each room.  For example, in the dining room, if you choose a bold and simple masculine table, then accessorize it with something more feminine like a delicate, shimmering and more feminine chandelier.  Mix these more pronounced choices with other neutral selections, like simple chairs.

3. Take a Leap Forward, and Leave Some Stuff Behind. 
You’re newly married and about to start a new chapter of your life, so why carry along un-necessary stuff?  Old items that you no longer use or need should be culled from your new love pad.  You can’t afford to keep things that just collect dust.  Donate them, bargain-sale them, or just give them away.  To keep your home full of things and objects that are useful or inspiring, try keeping to the “one in, one out” rule.

4. Mix.  Don’t Match.
  Every relationship is different in its own special way.  And that is exactly what your home should reflect.  You don’t need to match everything in your new space.  Try to mix your two tastes harmoniously and have your new home reflect both personalities and styles.  A well-balanced room makes both parties feel at home.  If something doesn’t match perfectly, think about re-inventing it.  Lacquer it to be a different color.  Re-upholster his old chair – same beloved lounger, completely new look.

(Domino Magazine)
5. Be patient.
  It takes time to build a home together.  You don’t need to fill your home with stuff off the bat.  Take some time to get used to living together.  Start collecting furniture, objects, art, things that you both love together over time.  You’ll end up with memories and stories associated with each lovingly acquired object. 

For design dilemmas that are too challenging, Designers Call offers interior design house calls. Upload your design dilemma, and the DesignWagen will show up at your door with solutions.  Or, if you're not in SoCal, Designers Call can provide you with a plan of action over the internet, including lists of local stores and resources.

© Copryight Lara Fishman Designers Call

Join Lara tomorrow for part two of Merging His and Hers, for couples who are trying to make the most of your rental.

The Daily Swank: Spring Totes!

Today's Daily Swank is a must have for your spring wardrobe. I would like to introduce you to independent business Forget Me Not Dreams. They are home to the original Forget Me Not Designs Vintage Hankie Straw Totes and Market bags.

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With so many beautiful vintage hankie's available in a variety of colors, you are bound to find a Unique Hankie Straw Tote to love. Visit Forget Me Not Dreams to see more of their line as well as gorgeous home decor and vintage finds.

Handmade Indie Alternatives: Love Birds Wedding Cake Topper

Here at the Indie Wedding Guide, we talk a lot about vintage, reusing, recycling and eco-friendly options for your big day. We are also very passionate about supporting the handmade independent small business community.

Shopping massed produced isn't necessary for your wedding, as you can have beautiful handmade creations additons for all aspects of your wedding. We hope to show you some of our most favorite handmade picks this week and next as we've extended the Indie Wedding's Celebration through April 3rd!

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These adorable birds are custom designed and handmade from Rainsend. She'll work with you to create needle felted and fabric wedding birds with your style in mind. Be sure to click thorugh her shop to see her penguins and her ceramic ring bearer sets.

Spring Organzing with Vintage Finds: Scrapbook Room (Part Two)

Our contributing editor Elizabeth Young, just finished organizing and setting up her moms new scrapbook room. They've successfully created a dreamy crafting space reusing vintage furniture and other various finds.   See Part One of this feature here.

 Sewing drawers are used for storing miscellaneous tools, inks and punches. 

Suitcases make inexpensive storage containers and can be stacked as a space saver or kept open to display a collection of scrapbook items.

 Cream Cheese Boxes
Another great find was an apparently handmade box with shallow wooden cream cheese boxes used as drawers.  Complete with dividers, it makes the perfect storage unit for smaller embellishments such as brads, buttons and clips. 

Picnic baskets and wooden crates can be used for bulkier or larger items such as fabric and over-sized papers. 

Vintage refrigerator drawers also adorn the room holding carded buttons and old feed sack material.

 Drawer Unit

Wooden drawer units and divided shelves are used to store stickers, ribbons and flowers.   Inexpensive glass jars found at thrift stores and craft stores make perfect containers to store ribbon, lace, chipboard and buttons. 


Over sized vintage style letters spell the word Create along one wall and curtain rods display novelty greeting cards and old photographs. 
The possibilities when decorating vintage style are endless, often inexpensive and can provide the scrapbooker or crafter with a truly unique and one of a kind room.


Elizabeth Young is a wife and cat mom who spends many an hour hunting for vintage goodies at her favorite  thrift stores, antique shops and monthly flea markets!  A collector of vintage toys, holiday decor and general store items, many of the found treasures end up on display in her Victorian home.  She also looks for vintage ephemera, fun supplies and kitschy decor for her Etsy shop Grandmother's Attic !  When not doing this, she works two part time jobs, wearing different hats at each! 

The Daily Swank: Vintage Scarves & Cleaning Tips!

If you are looking to welcome spring back into your wardrobe, we think a vintage scarf is just the touch you need.

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A special thanks to The Vintage Scarf for providing us with these useful tips on how to clean vintage scarves. Visit The Vintage Scarf to purchase any of the above scarves.

How To Clean When The Label Says Dry Clean Only:

* Pour cold water into tub or sink

* Use Ivory Liquid or Woolite

* Dip Scarf up and down

* Never wring scarf out

* Place on a lint free white towel

* Blot until you get as dry as possible

* Hang the Scarf up by its ends and let dry

* Use a plastic hanger with plastic clothes clips

* Don’t use metal or wooden hanger because of rust and splinters

* When dry steam iron it

When traveling put scarf in a plastic bag.

Spring Organizing with Vintage Finds: A Scrapbook Room (Part One)

Our contributing editor Elizabeth Young, just finished organizing and setting up her moms new scrapbook room. They've successfully created a dreamy crafting space reusing vintage furniture and other various finds.  

Read part one today and join her tomorrow for part two of this inspirational organizing project.

I recently helped my mother set up a scrapbook room in her new house.  We decided to decorate it in vintage style, incorporating antique furniture and vintage containers to meet her organizational needs. 


An old wooden jelly cabinet is perfect for storing memorabilia and pictures. 

Metal Cabinet
A metal Advance Pattern cabinet found in a local antique mall also houses old greeting cards, pictures and other precious memories.  In the middle of the room, an old harvest table with a wooden top offers plenty of space for scrapbooking alone or with friends.


Old store racks are handy for organizing scrapbook products.  Chip clip racks and old metal wire racks are perfect for embellishments and acrylic paints. 

An extra large Lifesavers candy rack adds a dash of color and houses chipboard alphabets as it sits on top of a bookshelf. 

Book Rack
An old children's book rack has packages of flowers, self adhesive buttons and stickers in plain view for easy access.

Visit tomorrow for part two of the Scrapbook Room design.


Elizabeth Young is a wife and cat mom who spends many an hour hunting for vintage goodies at her favorite  thrift stores, antique shops and monthly flea markets!  A collector of vintage toys, holiday decor and general store items, many of the found treasures end up on display in her Victorian home.  She also looks for vintage ephemera, fun supplies and kitschy decor for her Etsy shop Grandmother's Attic !  When not doing this, she works two part time jobs, wearing different hats at each! 

A Toast to our Sponsor: Rachel B. Photographie

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We would like to send a "toast" to our indie sponsor Rachel B. Photographie We are thrilled to have this wonderful independent photographer business with us, this month.


Rachel B. Shoots Weddings, Engagements, Family, Mommies to be, lifestyle and more. If you love vintage she loves to shoot with her vintage Polaroid 680. Visit Rachel B. Photographie to learn more about what she can do to make your wedding day memorable through her lens.