Monday, June 17, 2019

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Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Earlier in the week I had a couple of appointments. Since then...sadly I have been home sick. Something that was unforeseen. It’s been a long time since this has happened. I guess Mother Nature waved her wand over me this time. 

Due to this incident I was not able to get any projects done to share with you, or decide on a topic to discuss with you. I apologize for this mishap. I am sorry, but felt the need to stop by, and drop you all a note to keep you updated. Once the ear is unplugged and stops ringing, I’m not coughing so bad, sneezing, etc etc I shall be back here to share with you. Until then, I wish you all to be healthy, and I hope no one experiences this misery that I have been dealing with.

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Stop on by anytime. Next time hopefully it’s much better conditions. Take care everyone! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Old Lamps Repurposed Upcycled Home Outdoor Decor

Old Lamps are Repurposed Upcycled Home Outdoor Decor

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy Hump Day everyone! 

Pictured you will see a pair of old lamps that I have started to work on. I was thrifting, found a window cover I was looking for, looked off to the side, and this set of old lamps caught my attention. As soon as I seen them my mind wandered, getting some ideas, and I figured I better pull them down to have a closer look.

Pulling them down was a chore. They were much heavier than what I was use to. I set them on the floor, seen the height, considering the weight, and new I wanted them for solar lights on my front porch. 

Got the set home, and the other night I took some time to start pulling apart to gut the electrical out of it. That was a chore itself! Pulled cloth off the bottom, and metal a metal piece that had screws that were like melted in, welded, etc. So, I started from the top, and found I could keep unscrewing there, and that brought the whole bar throughout the lamp loose for me. Just be careful because I could have pieces all over too. 

Finally got the wiring, and the socket out. That socket acted like it was glued in. I had to use a couple of tools our son uses working on vehicles. They don’t make stuff like these old pieces anymore, that’s for sure! 

Pictures of the bottom of the lamp with cloth removed, and showing how I have one of the lamps gutted. Can’t wait to get these all done so I can then prep for painting, painting, and I think I have my solar lights picked out for them. They are a little bigger, but they seem to be fitting for the size of these old lamps. When I finally get them done I will share the final product with you. 

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Stop on in to visit anytime. Till the next time, Toodle Ooh!

Monday, June 10, 2019

White Hobnail Milk Glass Fenton Silver Compote Stand Cup and Saucer

White Hobnail Milk Glass Fenton Silver Compote Stand Cup and Saucer

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Below you will see 3 pictures I wanted to share of items listed with my Shoppe at Etsy that I completed. I am still listing vintage collectibles with Etsy. Soon I will be adding in some of my handmade repurposed upcycled DIY treasures. I’m getting excited, and nervous at the same time. So, until that designated time I am enjoying listing some vintage collectibles that have been sitting here waiting on me, or pieces I have found recently too.

Vintage Fenton White Milk Glass Hobnail Candle Holder Candy Dish

Vintage Royal Ascot Bone China Made in England Cup and Saucer duo

Vintage Simpson Hall Miller & Co Treble Plate #1493 Silver Compote

Thanks so much for sharing time with LilacsNDreams! Feel free to stop by, and visit anytime. Till the next time . . . . Toodles!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Glass Angels Repurposed Upcycled Reclaimed Home Decor

Glass Angels Handmade Repurposed Upcycled Reclaimed in Home Decor

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! I wanted to stop by, and share with everyone my completed project of Glass Angels I finished creating. I seen a picture of one done similar to what I have done, and liked the idea. 

So, I bought some glass chandelier light covers on one of my thrift shopping journeys. I had gotten some styrofoam balls to use for the heads, and later found a store that has a holiday room. In that holiday room is Christmas items, and amongst those items they have the ball ornaments separated by colors. Thinking, and smiling I chose a few different colors to work with. Next was to figure out how to make some wings, buy some wings made, design some, etc. For these particular Angels I chose to make them from wired ribbon which I already have a collection started of that. I had a small collection of colored pipe cleaners, and other little embellishments I’ve collected over time. 

I started these angels, and the easiest part to do was gluing their heads on. I had ideas for everything else I wanted to do. But, after I got started I altered this idea into that. I changed this thought to do that instead. I think you got the idea. What really takes me the longest in this process of everything is the gluing, drying, and setting time. I glue things, keep them in place a bit for things to start setting, and have them set enough that they will hold on their own. Once this happens I walk away for a while to let things set more permanently in order to complete other things I want to do before the piece is considered fully completed. Everyone has their own ways, techniques, and procedures that they do with crafting. This is my way that I am comfortable with, and it works for me as I have not had issues of anything falling apart, and I have had customers happy with their purchases as well. 

This picture shows pretty much how it all started before I got these glass angels completed.  

This is all 3 glass angels that I have completed so far. Each one is different in one way, or another.

This glass angel I chose to do with more of a green accent coloring. Her halo, wings, and embellishments focus around green coloring.

This angel was done with a soft pearl pink done around the neck, more of a white and silver wings with colored lines accenting it, and a simple clear fluorescent like button on front of her neck.

This last angel was done almost identical to  the one above here. Only difference is in the color of neckline that it has. It’s more of a dark berry like purple. 

I will keep you updated as to when these will be made available in my Etsy Shoppe

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Hope to see you again soon. Feel free to drop by anytime, leave a comment, share with all of us here, etc. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Glass Angels Cake Cupcake Plate Repurposed Upcycled Handmade

Glass Angels Cake Cupcake Plate Repurposed Upcycled Handmade

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Below you will see a couple pictures for some crafty items I am working on tonight. I have quite a few pieces of different glasswares, and I am pushing myself to get busy with creating some things. I have fun repurposing, upcycling, reusing, and making some handmade pieces. Right now I am focusing on some glass angels, some cake cupcake plate pedestal stands, candy and treat stands, snowmen, etc. I am still listing vintage collectibles with my Etsy Shoppe and by July I am hoping to be adding my handmade items to my Shoppe as well. As of right now I am planning a “Christmas in July” because a lot of pieces I am making will be for the holidays. Some of them will be universal to use at different times as well.

These are the angels I have started. They are made from glass chandelier light covers for the body, their heads are made from Christmas ornaments. I am making angel wings that are from ribbon which is drying right now. I like to give things time to dry, and set before I move onto other things/completing. I got ribbon around the one neck, and the other 2 I think will get some colored mini pearls to blend with the ribbon being used for their wings. 

This picture shows 2 pieces of hobnail glass that I will be connecting. The perfume bottle appeared to have something at the bottom of the glass. So, I tried doing a light cleaning again to see if it was removable. I had to let it dry thoroughly before connecting it to the plate. 

This picture is the completed piece I made. I had another idea for the base with this plate, a good sized heavy glass candle holder, but as I turned the corner at the thrift store I seen the perfume bottle, and just knew I had to put them together. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful memorial weekend! I do apologize for skipping a visit with y’all last week. Husband with truck, my own appointments, few measurements for our bedroom to order some things to be updated, course shopping for more vintage collectibles and some glassware to craft with too. 

Still without a computer too. Using the new iPad I got before Christmas. I have someone that wants to look at my computer as soon as we can get schedules to work out. Otherwise I have been looking at computers preparing for having to get one. Love the iPad, but there are some things I need the computer for. My website would be much easier to work with, and I could get what I need done to it too. My listings at eBay would be just a little bit easier too. So so sorry, please bear with me everyone. 

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Stop on by anytime to visit. Feel free to share some ideas, or thoughts, comments, and etc. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Vintage Black Patent Leather Evening Bag Eitienne Aigner Shoulder Purse

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy to have you, and also excited to share with you too. I just completed 2 listings for vintage purses at my Shoppe at Etsy

   Eitienne Aigner Vintage Stonebridge Fabric Canvas Shoulder Purse Handbag

Vintage Black Patent Leather Vinyl Evening Purse

Stop on over, have a look, any questions contact Me. Also, don’t forget to have fun roaming through some of the other shops too.

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Stop by anytime to catch up, view, share a comment, etc. 

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.