Tag Archives: BackGarage

Shiny Brite Love.

I am such a huge Shiny Brite fan. You would not believe how many vintage ornaments I have accumulated over the years. Wait, here, let me show you a photo to help you understand. That’s right, people, I have no shame in my hoarding practices. I put it all out there. A few years ago […]

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I’ve been framed.

Ooooooohhhhhhh I love vintage children’s books. Textbooks, picture books, storybooks… I buy them anytime I see them. And then I stack them in my craft room, where they grow older and dustier every day. Now that I’ve got my booth (!!!), I thought it was a perfect time time try a few projects that I’ve […]

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Let’s shed a little light, shall we?

Look. A Chicago winter is endless. We have nothing but miserable, grey skies to look forward to from now until May. Cold, dreary mornings, colder, drearier evenings, and dark as midnight at 4 pm. I can accept that. But how unfair is it that it’s been raining, gray, and miserable for what seems like twelve […]

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The Great Chair Makeover of 2009.

So, I found four of these in the alley last week while I was yard salingĀ  (Saling? Sailing? Which is correct?). They had the magic sign on them: FREE. Did they take twenty minutes of twisting, turning, and lifting to wedge them in the back of the Forester? Yes. Was it worth it? YES. At […]

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Dirty Estate Sale Weekend.

We hit the double-whammy of weird, dirty sales this weekend. The first was a demolition sale in Winnetka. I’ve never been to one of these before but Katherine at BackGarage listed it in her Garage Sale Hotlist (if you’re in the Chicagoland area and haven’t signed up for this valuable FREE resource, what the heck […]

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