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Vintage Door Plates-a New Magnet Board

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You know when you have one of those ideas that just make you so giddy you can hardly sit still? Or a project that comes together just like you envisioned it? Those moments are so wonderful when the stars are aligned and it all comes together.

I have been sitting on a box of vintage doorplates for a while now. Admiring them, but circling around what exactly to do with them. Until it hit me…use them as a magnetic board of sorts! Create lovely magnets, and attach them to the vintage door plates…what a great form of packaging a magnetic gift!


vintage-doorplate-6To add a bit more texture to these lovely bits of hardware, I made tags from vintage tickets. The tags I sprayed with an aqua glitter spray, then added a bit of crackling. I then pinned vintage flower seals to the tickets, and embellished a bit more with gems, flowers, keys, etc.

vintage-doorplate-7For the magnets themselves I used vintage buttons, antiqued bottlecaps, rhinestones, hardware embellishments and beads. Making magnets is a great way to let those beautiful doodads you have take center stage.



Beautiful ribbons top off the doorplates, giving another contrast in texture…




I had a bit of fun with this project, and until the next idea comes along, no vintage doorplate is safe! As these will really make unique birthday, Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation or otherwise Spring gifts, I have a few in the Etsy store. You can find them HERE. Wouldn’t a magnetic doorplate and a box of beautiful stationary make a lovely gift???



Now, if only the weather outside looked as Springy as these doorplates!

Happy Creating!

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Here Come the {Vintage} Clowns!

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circus-bannerHappy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was a bit snowy here in Colorado this weekend. So pretty though. It was that kind of snow that clings to the trees for days, and glitters as it falls. The perfect atmosphere for being crafty!

Well, since we’re off to the start of a new week…send in the clowns! Clown clips that is!


Vintage, retro circus/clown imagery is always so cheerful and fun. If you saw Friday’s post, I’m on a bit of a vintage clothes pin kick. I found these sweet clown cake picks in my vintage stash and thought they would also make great clips! Perfect to top a party treat bag, or even a bag of chips!



And, no clown would be complete without a big, floppy bow tie! In addition to the clown clips, I put together treat bags-an ensemble of vintage circus/clown images and doodads. These mini vintage kits are a thoughtful gift to a vintage-loving friend, are great to create with, or can serve as pure inspiration.



I especially like the very vintage package of school crayons (ie: colored pencils). Neat, neat imagery. The Retro Clown Clips and Mini Clown Kits are now in the store. You can find them HERE.




While creating this weekend, I also found these colorful cards in my stash. I think these are from the 50s/60s. Love how vibrant the colors are, and the illustrations are fantastic!


And, what do you think of this ultra vintage wrapping paper? Isn’t it great??? I don’t think my photo does the color of the paper justice. It is BRIGHT!

circus-wrapping-paperI know its a Monday, but hopefully these happy-go-lucky clowns put a smile on your face!

Have a wonderful week!


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Valentine Treats!

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vday-ephemera-packaged I am absolutely a romantic, so i just LOVE Valentine’s Day! Its so fun seeing all of the colorful candies on the store shelves, and it reminds me of the excitement of Valentine’s Day as a kid. Which is probably why I’m already helping my kiddos figure out what Valentines they will be crafting this year!


Although those boxes of chocolate are super cute, they are not helpful in dropping the holiday weight gain, so how about some sugar-free Valentine gift ideas???

This assortment of Valentine ephemera will be the perfect gift for a crafty, or vintage-loving friend!




The embellished cello bag that the ephemera comes in is also re-usable! Its so fun to pull all of the ephemera out, be inspired by it, and have a safe place to keep it! These sweet little packages can be found in the ETSY store HERE.


cello bag

Another sugar-free/calorie-free Valentine present, that’s also very practical, are these vintage bingo cards converted into spiral notebooks. Stash one in your purse, and its a  great place to jot down those quick ideas!

bingo-card-notebooksThese notebooks are also embellished with vintage ephemera, Twirly Twine and a vintage forget-me-not. I love the combo of aqua and red in this vintage sticker-don’t you? These notebooks can now also be found in the Etsy store.

bingocard-notebooks-2What fun ideas are you coming up with  for Valentine’s Day? There is still enough time to make it super special for someone you love!

Happy Creating!

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Simply Charming!

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I love this time of year, as its the very beginning of a series of super fun holidays and a flurry of activities. With so many preparations going on, its never too early to dig into those Christmas projects!

These sweet charms are so versatile! You can attach them to a chain, or long ribbon, for a retro holiday necklace, or tie them to the top of a special present. Or, add a vintage touch to the Christmas tree!

These charms feature retro vintage imagery and are further embellished with bling and a vintage bauble.  Festive and unique!!!

And, these charms are now available in our Vintage Gift Market!  We are changing things up a bit at Vintage Street Market, and are excited to announce that our store can now be located on Etsy! We are filling it up with fresh new items daily and will soon be featuring more of the very popular vintage kits!

Happy Creating!

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Retro Christmas Stockings-Christmas in July continued

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Well, Summer is just moving along, and in just a few short months, the holiday season will be upon us! Get a jump start now to plan how you will make your holiday traditions more distinctive this year.

One way, is to wrap your special gifts in a retro inspired Christmas stocking, now available in the Vintage Street Gift Market. This red mesh stocking is reminiscent of the ones that were available at the local Woolworths, or other drug stores, filled with small plastic toys and candies.

The stocking has a festive retro insert, creating a fun backdrop to your gift, and is closed off by a true retro Santa image.

Wouldn’t these look super cute on the back of each chair for Christmas morning breakfast??

Happy creating,


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