Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Sometimes it's the simple ads that are the most effective; this one for Lifesavers is from 1948 - and it really jumped out at us when we were perusing a vintage Look magazine (click on the photo). Speaking of Lifesavers, here's a little  history: http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/lifesavers.htm 

--We love trying new products for our crafting projects—and here’s a great new one, even better than Krylon Fusion: it's called  Universal Spray Paint from Rustoleum – this stuff works on ANY surface, the can is ergonomically designed, and does not lose pressure even when held upside down etc. – check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0yRm2r7qhQ

--Outdoor Christmas decorating—turning tomato cages into TREES—friends did this last year—the effect was much better than you’d think! http://www.dannylipford.com/christmas-tree-in-a-snap/

--The last 4 pages of the Marx 1953 Train/Accessories catalog: http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/06/marx-1953-catalog-pgs-20-24.html

--A friend was going to make an arbor to go with her antique fence for her larger putz houses—but at this price, it pays to just buy and embellish we think http://www.americansale.com/Products/Lemax-Village-Accessory--Wooden-Arbor-84814__314077.aspx


  1. LOVE LIFESAVERS. But they're hard to find these days.

  2. I've used the Rustoleum Universal spray on my plastic patio set. Had to try and get it through another season with money being so tight and all. It's a very good product but it isn't cheap. Still cheaper than buying a new patio set.

  3. Luv the bottle brush topiaries. They're just what we were looking for for a large white cotton topper church putz we got at auction last year, still in the box, in super mint condition.