Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Repurposed Glass Stand Candle Holder Candy Soap Dish Stand

Repurposed Glass Stand Candle Holder Candy Soap Dish Home Decor

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Monday I showed pictures of some glass pieces that I was going to be repurposing, and restyling. I am happy to say the glue is dry, the pieces have set, and the project is completed. Below you will see pictures of my completed upcycled project using 3 glass pieces.

I shared a picture of this glass piece by itself which is the first picture. The next 2 pictures are just showing a couple of things to do with it. This repurposed restyled glass stand has possibilities. Would be adorable with a table center piece. Set it some where with a candle. Use in the kitchen to hold your rags, soap, sponges, etc. Would be great in the bathroom holding some rolled cloths, some decorative soaps, cotton balls, qtips, maybe in your bedroom holding some of your precious jewelry pieces, etc. Great piece to use for organizing with any room in your home. Endless possibilities for the versatility of this handmade glass stand.

Thanks so much for stopping by LilacsNDreams, and sharing some time with Me. Hope to see you again soon.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Vintage Fenton White Glass Hobnail and Repurposed Glass

Vintage Fenton White Glass Hobnail and Repurposed Glass

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Vintage Fenton Hobnail White Glass and Repurposed Glass is what has kept me busy the past few days. I was occupied with a little bit of thrifting, and tonight working with a little bit of creating something with some glass pieces. I’m excited, and happy to be doing a little bit of work right now.

Last weekend was wedding in Arkansas which was very much enjoyable. We did take time to stop at one flea market, and found a few treasures there. It was good to be able to do that with Hubby, and he enjoyed it too.

We got back home, he left in the truck, I got dog back home, did errands and catch up with some things, then thrifting one day with a friend, and another day of thrifting myself. I’m happy with treasures found to sell as found, and I’m excited to work with some pieces I have designated for some things.

Tonight I’m sharing a Fenton piece I found that is vintage from 1970s, and some glass pieces I am in the process of putting together. Glue is drying, and I decided I needed to come visit y’all here while that was working. Below you will find pictures for things I have mentioned.


These are 3 glass pieces that I have decided to unite into 1 piece. Everything was gently washed, air dried, and now I’ve begun combining them. I will visit y’all later to show you the finished project. 


Here is the Vintage Fenton Hobnail White Milk Glass that I had found. This is from the 1970s, has all original manufacture stickers on it, and it looks like it was never used. With all the stickers like they are I feel it was not used, but was sitting/displayed as is. Vintage beauty in my hands. Feels great!

Hope everyone enjoyed their visit with LilacsNDreams, and thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Vintage Sugar Sacks Set of 3 at Etsy

Vintage Sugar Sacks Set of 3

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Wanted to stop by briefly to share another sale that I had with my shop at Etsy  Great to have this after being gone for the weekend in Arkansas. Now, to get the energy to post more items that are waiting to be placed with new homes.

Hope y’all had a fabulous weekend!

Thanks for stopping by LilacsNDreams, and hope to see you again soon. Take care everyone!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Vintage Collectibles RePurpose ReStyle Upcycle DIY Handmade

Vintage Collectibles Repurpose ReStyle Upcycle DIY Handmade

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! This is going to be a little short this week. I have been putting notices up for everyone to see. We are going to be out of town over the weekend with a Family Wedding. Not sure where the time went because yesterday she was just a little girl. Today she is a woman who has completed school, is a nurse, and now getting married. Anyway, I will be absent from Thursday, May 9, 2019  to  Monday, May 13, 2019. I’m heading south...hope we have great weather for this time of year.

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Take care, and see ya when I get back. Catch y’all later!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Vintage Wood Blocks Pine Cones Crafting Repurpose Handmade

Vintage Wood Blocks Pine Cones Crafting Repurpose Handmade

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! It will be a while before my computer is fixed, or I have to get another computer. Please bear with me. Using my iPad, and for some reason it is not fully cooperating with what I am wanting to do. Darn technology, right?

Ok, so getting on with my topic today. Above you will see pictures showing some things I am preparing, or will be using to craft with. Spring time, I can open windows, step on porch to do some spray painting, and it feels great! 

The first picture shows my set of vintage wood blocks that I have received. I got these to do one craft I have in mind. If you can remember my blocks I did making the word quilt, well this one will be similar with a different word made. Also, during this week I noted a few more ideas I would like to do with blocks left over from this repurposed craft I’ll be doing. Since it was bright sunny nice out today I grabbed some of my pine cones, and went out on the porch to spray paint a few of them for other projects that I will be creating too. I enjoy creating crafts, sometimes I repeat the same ideas, but not one of them will ever be exactly the same as the next. In some way there will always be some minor difference that makes them different. Each piece becomes unique in their own way. 

So, that is something I was able to work on this week, and start to prepare for what I want to do. Something I didn’t picture was that I did a little more thrifting on Friday. Got a few more glass pieces, and some odds and ends I can use with other projects coming up too. Like I mentioned earlier I enjoy this time of year very much!

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams, and hope to see you stop again soon. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Garage Sales Yard Sales Estate Sales

Garage Sales Yard Sales Estate Sales

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! First, I want to apologize for this being a later posting this week. Secondly, for some reason I cannot get it to follow uniform print, and etc like my prior postings. Computer issue...again...and right now I’m using my iPad. Unfortunately, it’s not letting me do what I want done.

Yes! That time of year that I love! Garage Sales, Yard Sales, Estate Sales, city wide garbage clean up days, and etc. Besides the rain we have more sunny days, and everyone is wanting to clean house.  Perfect time to be junking, finding treasures...some need fixing, some need cleaning, and some just need a little TLC to make them new again to adorn the homes of others. During these times you might find some vintage collectibles that no one wanted, but wanted it out of their homes. Great time to be looking for different things to be crafting with too. 

Yes, I do sales online. This is when I start to slow down a little bit with that because I am treasure hunting, and doing some crafting too. Perfect time for me to open windows with gluing, painting, etc. Fun! I enjoy it. Also, sales will start to pull back a little bit due to the fact everyone is preparing for school to be out, vacations, family time, etc. I am sure that many of you can relate to some of this, and understand that rush feeling you get too. Fun, exciting, and sometimes a rush too. 

I wish you all well with this change of season, and for some having the better weather conditions to work with too.

I want to thank everyone for being patient with me during this time of my computer issues. Hopefully it’s fixed soon, or a chance of replacement too. First option sounds a lot better to me, and soon I shall know my answer. 

Thank you for stopping by LilacsNDreams, and you are welcome to visit anytime. Take care till the next time everyone.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Vintage Wood Letter Blocks Repurposed Crafted Quilt Word

Vintage Wood Letter Blocks Repurposed Crafted Quilt Word

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! I have had a productive busy kind of week. I was able to list a couple of other items with my shop at Etsy. Hubby was in last minute so I did some quick errands with that. I had a sale come through on Friday for me at Etsy in which I got that prepared, and shipped right away. I also was able to get a little crafting time in too! That was enjoyable, and I'm anxious to do more too!

A while back I had found a really small plastic container with a just few old wooden letter blocks in it. I'm not lucky enough to see this often when I am thrifting so naturally I snactched them up right away. Unfortunately, they had been pushed to the side with other craft projects when our son was home on leave for a couple of weeks. Well, during this past week I brought them out, played around with them a bit, course I started to get an idea and went thrifting through some of my own stash of this, that, and what not items. Got the glue out, and I got things put together with my little creative crafting. That is one thing I like about crafting. I always have a general idea of how I want to do things, but somewhere along the way I alter a little bit here, and a little bit there. Or, while I am sitting and waiting on glue to set, and dry my eyes will look around, and create things along the way that I can use with the project at hand. I enjoyed making this project with the letter wood blocks, and ordered more wood letter blocks because I have another idea for something I would like to create. 

With the left top picture it shows the items I set out to work with. With the top right picture it shows the wood letter blocks that I put together before gluing them. The picture below this shows one of those moments I had while I was waiting on glue to dry with the blocks. A little silver bead sat looking at me with one hole in it. The straight pins I wanted to use somewhere with the blocks was set into that hole. Reminded me of a little mini pin cushion. So, I dropped some glue drops on that right away before it got away from me.

The 2 pictures you are seeing below is the completed project that I did. I put wood blocks together spelling QUILT, and then I added different little embellishments to the top of the attached blocks to dress it within the quilting theme. 

I had fun doing this. Things sort of fell into place for me when I got started. I enjoyed it, and got excited with it that I was sharing pictures right away with a friend of mine showing what I was doing. She asked if I was going to do more, if I was keeping this, or will I put it in my Etsy Shop. I did spend time today searching for more wooden blocks at a reasonable price that I can craft with. I found some that will work for the next project. Unfortunately, I checked in on my order and found that the seller is on vacation. I will have to wait a full week before shipment will be done for my purchase. 

Oh, well, I know what to do when those do get here. Guess I'll just have to find another craft to work with, huh? LOL! I have some things sitting here that can be worked on, and shouldn't take me long either. Also, I have some Anchor Hocking Blue Glass Bubble Plates I need to find. They are some where in this room. I seen them when I was organizing things. Now...I can't remember where I put them. Be nice to find those, and get them listed in my shop too.

This has been a pleasure sharing these thoughts, and ideas of crafting with you. I hope you have enjoyed this, and maybe it has helped you with some of your own ideas too. 

Thanks for stopping by LilacsNDreams! Come back any time!