The perfect secondhand retro chrome toaster finally crossed my path, and I’m glad I kept the faith instead of spending waaay too much on this pink and chrome Dualit! Of course I don’t have any bread in the house, so I haven’t actually made toast in it, but I have verified that it heats up. … Continue Reading
Last October, I found secondhand dining chairs for about $10/apiece, and I was in quite a dilemma about how to work them into my pink living/dining room. It only took me all winter and most of the spring to get it sorted out! The chairs sat painted white with those dreadful 90’s country… Continue Reading
I found this tired old mirror in the back corner of my favorite secondhand shop…
Aside from a few designer pieces, most of my wardrobe is secondhand/vintage, but secondhand clothing bargains are few and far between in Denmark. However, I was in the right place at the right time yesterday, and I scored this practically new coat for 120 kr! (about $23) Red is one of my favorite colors :)Perfect.
I generally have a “no paint” policy when it comes to wood. I love the look of painted furniture, but I’ve never had a piece come out really, really amazing. But now I’m faced with a dilemma. I found this fabulous dining table at a secondhand shop for about $150. The top is pretty trashed,… Continue Reading
When life hands you granny fabric, make napkins!!! Awhile back, I was given a stack of quilting fabric that was more Grandma Walton than Sage & Simple. I struggled with what to do with this fabric, and then it struck me… napkins!!! The first batch of 23 is done :) Here are my sewing instructions… Continue Reading
Denmark’s selection of beans is paltry at best. A few weeks ago, wanted to serve my veggie enchiladas at an impromptu dinner party, but I couldn’t because I hadn’t soaked any dried black beans and none of the four grocery stores I shopped had them in cans. Dried beans are definitely the most economical choice, but… Continue Reading