Buttons from top to bottom: water lily, lily of the valley, first flowers, chamomile, bluebells, thistle, cornflower, russel muhroom, oak, blackberry, red under aspen mushroom.
Pair of cotton pot holders, sewn with 1940s Vintage florals by Lilleputt Studio on Etsy
Above: DIY wooden toy car
Above: DIY scarecrow
Above: DIY sleds
Above: DIY bird feeder
Above: DIY stool
Above: DIY bench
Floral Map of the United States. It would be nice to ride through it on this bike:
REVISITED is an independent design collective based in Brooklyn, New York City.
Revisited makes pillow cases from old shirts found mostly in thrift stores.“While seeing those hundreds of shirts waiting to be tried on we knew we wanted to make something out of them, something new. Many of them were too big or simply had an outdated shape. We selected the best fabrics, interesting structures in natural blends and were ready to rework them” - R
Moss terrariums are fun and easy to create and maintain. Decorate your moss terrariums with precious stones and twigs you find. Above are do-it-yourself moss terrariums created with vintage listerine bottles found on Bottle Beach, Brooklyn and moss from Upstate New York. Bottle Beach is a great place to find old bottles. If you are not afraid to dig through Brooklyn’s vintage garbage:
“Keep the moisture in. The moss will use the CO2 provided by the decomposing and dead plants in the soil. Sometimes, there’s algae and seeds from other plants in the mini-ecosystem, which will overgrow the moss over time [...] Seal the jar off completely making sure, that there’s enough moisture in it. Try to supply the jars with enough light without exposing them to direct sunlight”
- from experienced moss terrarium owner, Henry K Miller
You can always use old wine bottles and jars, or buy ready-made moss terrariums. Below: Moss terrariums at Cog and Pearl.
Wild blackberries and red salmon berries gathered in Upstate New York, Harriman State Park. I never had salmon berries before. They are so delicious! Almost as good as or better than raspberries.
Old workshop seat.
Coffee table from recycled cable drum.
Chair from old sewing factory.
Pillows from vintage produce sacks.
Images from ArtKraft Furniture and Design.
Chair redesign by Jetske Groot. Jetske finds old chairs, carefully disassembles them and recycles them into new chairs that reflect their past history. Jetske calls her series “Multiple Family”
Reused shipping crate wood for shelves, glasses and cups from grandma’s garage, flea market or thrift store and a few handmade ceramic bowls.
Image found on beautiful blog by Anna Rikje, photographer and musician from Germany currently living in New York City - I Truly Like That.
Sets of mismatched dining chairs. Life becomes much easier with mismatch! Photos from Emma Blog, unpolished Life and Apartment Therapy.
International Women’s Day vintage spring and flowers postcards. (С 8 Марта!)more →
Red Chair Antiques. Found on Wabi & Sabi blog.
I found this old vintage chair - $2, and two frames - $3 on garage sale. They were falling apart and covered in dust. I washed them and repainted them.
*Above: Patchwork Harmony - http://www.patchworkharmony.co.uk
1. Chandeliers by Madeleine Boulsteix are made from old tea cups, jewelry, beads, marbles and kitchen utencils.
2. Droog Design Chandelier made from milk bottles.
Wow. Handmade floor mat from old vintage leather belts. Design by Inghua Ting.
I am happy to show some of my watercolors at the Eponymy gallery and store. It is owned by Andrea Miller and located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York. The store is a mix of vintage and designer clothes, antique mirrors as well as tightly curated modern photography from emerging artists of Humble Arts Foundation.
MANILLA MADE is a blog about all things ethical organized by Helen Cuthbert, a textile designer in UK. All things ethical are all things handmade, recycled, bright and colorful! I love this blog.
My favorite pieces on this blog are: vintage glass salt and pepper shakers, handmade shadow lanterns made out of recycled metal food cans, and soy teacup candles!!!
I just found this amazing online store called Three Potato Four. Three Potato Four is started by Janet Morales & Stu Eli because of their love of collections. The store features old and vintage home decor objects, tableware and toys.
This pillow is made out of vintage cotton handkerchiefs. I found it on Etsy and it is by an artist and designer Flyingrhymes. Have you ever wondered why nobody uses colorful handkerchiefs anymore? When I was growing up in Russia there was no Kleenex. I don’t know whether it was better or worse.