Perfectly Imperfect, Vintage

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Burlap Swatch Wreath

I'm in the process of sprucing up my home not renovating just a little bit of freshening. We finished one bedroom and we're now onto the kitchen. Which started out with just replacing the handles and hinges on the cabinets. It went a little further and I'll be posting about that once it's all spruced up!

I wanted to do something different my kitchen for decor. I love burlap and the rustic look mixed with the new. I had a bunch of burlap that I used as background for taking pictures of items I'm selling online. So I decided to make this wreath using items I had on hand.

I used black and tan 6" burlap trim. I had about a yard of  French printed burlap I cut into strips. I cut and cut and cut squares measuring 6". Folded them into 4's and used hot glue to attach to the styrofoam ring. After several burns and blisters I decided to use floral pins. I think the burlap I used was just to thick for the hot glue to hold.
I had purchased the galvanized steel bells on a whim with no idea what I would use them for. They look perfect with the twin wrapped around.

It took a little time and cost very little money. I think it's pretty enough to use all year long.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Spinach Avocado Artichoke Dip

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Spinach Avocado Artichoke Dip

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This dip is great hot or cold.


2 Hass avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
1 small red onion, very finely chopped
Half jar of artichoke hearts - chopped
Small bag baby spinach
4 ounces cream cheese 
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 cup each shredded cheddar and mozzarella 
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Cook the spinach in boiling water for 1 minute to wilt the leaves, then drain well and rinse with cold water. Squeeze the spinach to remove excess liquid, then chop finely.
Beat the soft cheese in a bowl until smooth, then fold in the spinach,
Mash the avocado with a fork and fold into the spinach mixture, add red onion. 
Season with salt and pepper.
Add shredded cheese to the top.
Bake until cheese is melted. 
Can be served cold
Serve with vegetable crudités, such as cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and peppers or Tostitos scoops


Monday, February 11, 2019

Vintage Stiffel Lamps

Vintage Stiffel Lamp - peach

Clear Sphere - Vintage Stiffel Lamp
I have several vintage Stiffel Lamps for sale. Check out my Etsy Shop
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