Monday, September 14, 2020

Christmas Handmade Repurposed Plastic Candy Cane Wreath Wall Decor

Christmas Handmade Repurposed Plastic Candy Cane Wreath Wall Decor  at  LilacsNDreams! 

Hello everyone, and happy to have you dropping by! Hope everyone had a great weekend! We had great weather here. The rain has let up, the sun came out, and we spent the weekend enjoying the uniting in marriage of some good friends. This wedding was so simple, so relaxing, and so comfortable it was so easy to enjoy the weekend preparations and celebrations too!

Been slowly adding things into my Shoppe at Etsy Season is changing, and I’m hoping to end the year with some joy, enjoyment, no worries, and making a fresh start into the new year. Christmas is my favorite time of year along with fall festivities too. Below you will see an item I just listed at Etsy for some Christmas wall decor. This is light weight, simple, but oh so cute! I united some plastic candy canes, I added an ornament in the center of this with the word JOY on it, I added little red and green bows in the center of the attached candy canes, and then I attached some red and green ribbon I braided to hang this with. 

To see more pictures please visit my Etsy Shoppe for viewing, and purchase too. Or, if you like please contact me at and I would be happy to invoice you with PayPal. 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams today! Feel free to stop by anytime! Till the next time everyone. Take care, and be safe! Toodles . . . .

Monday, September 7, 2020

Happy Labor Day to All From LilacsNDreams


I know things have been a lot different this year with the COVID 19. Seasonal events, holidays, gatherings, schools closing and now openings, weddings, some who have been lost, and so much more! Social distancing has to be considered with almost everything. Festivities haven’t been quite as fun as they normally are to us.

I want to wish everyone a HAPPY LABOR DAY! I hope everyone had a great weekend, and that many were able to enjoy this long weekend. Have a wonderful day with all that you do. Enjoy, have fun, and be safe everyone!

Thanks for dropping by LilacsNDreams! See you again soon!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Glass Candle Candy Snack Dish Pedestal Stand Home Decor

Glass Candle Bowl Dish Stand Candy Dish Jewelry Dish Snack Dish Bowl Pedestal Stand Home Decor Centerpiece Table Decor by LilacsNDreams.

I repurposed, restyled, and upcycled this gorgeous glass stand by using 3 pieces of glass. I united them using an industrial adhesive. I used a glass candle holder along with 2 glass snack dishes to make this pedestal stand. All pieces have a very clean shine, and show very very minimal signs of use, if any. I am not seeing, or feeling any knicks, chips, cracks, etc.

There are Many Ways to Use These Pedestal Stands:

~ Can be used for all types of events, and parties. Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Display in a Shoppe or Cafe, Special Occasions, Office Supplies, Catch all for everything, etc.

~ Great for displaying candles, candies, nuts, mints, pastries, truffles, etc

~ Unique home decor center piece, table decor, candle holder, some succulent plants, etc

~ Add a little glass cloche with it

~ Add some seasonal decor, some of your favorite things, knick knacks, etc

Many versatile uses to consider, scatter around the home for use, and I think you’ve got the idea. Another unique feature with some of the stands is that you can flip them over to use in a more single simpler way. This will depend on the base that the stand has.


    About ~

6 1/8” tall
5 6/8” diameter
5 1/4” wide base foot

Buy this for yourself, or for an unforgettable gift!
Please note sale is for glass item only. None of the decorative accessories are included with this. Only used for visuals, and suggested ideas.

It’s a pleasure to help you find your treasures. Please ask any questions you may have prior to purchase. If you need more pictures please let me know. I would be happy to assist you. Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams, and come on back anytime.

I am listing this gorgeous handmade stand for $32.00. This price does include shipping.

Payments are accepted with PayPal, or Venmo too.

Any questions please contact Me (Kim) by email with

Monday, August 17, 2020

Poshmark Sale With New Reversible Purse Bag at LilacsNDreams

Poshmark Sale With New Reversible Purse Bag at LilacsNDreams. 

Welcome everyone! I was so excited Saturday night to get notice of a sale with Poshmark! I received it later that night, was out for the night with family, and knew Sunday I would prepare everything for shipment Monday morning.

I woke Sunday morning, filled out what I needed to with Poshmark, and they then sent me my shipping label to use. If it was over 5 pounds for shipping you had instructions what to do then. I was planning on what box to use, checked printer for paper, located some tissue paper to use, got my shipping tape out, and cleared spot on table to prepare this shipment. Then, I went to my designated Sale Items area to retrieve this purse. 

I looked, looked, looked in containers, looked in boxes, moved things, and I just could not find it! See since our house has been getting remodeled things have been moved to make room for that, and everything was designated to different areas in order to find them when needed. Course no one remembers this, has no clue where it could be, and you have me being frustrated and upset at not finding this. 

So, I did something I have honestly never done in the years I’ve been selling on line. I had to cancel this order. I did that process with Poshmark. Then, I wanted to notify the customer myself about this cancellation, and the reason for it. I felt horrid doing this to her, my first sale at Poshmark, and just was not happy with this situation. 

I try to put myself into that situation as a customer, and try the best I can to communicate and be honest with them. I know it’s over, and done with now. But, I still feel horrible. Also, I have not found this particular bag, and a Coach purse I had listed in which I stopped that listing too. 

So, I had a great weekend until this sale I dealt with at Poshmark. I hope to get more things posted there, and some things I will sell through Facebook Marketplace. If you see anything of interest I can sell from here too. I would invoice you, and I use PayPal too. Just drop me a line at

Thanks for visiting at LilacsNDreams! Appreciate your visit, and any comments that you would like to share too. Take care till the next time everyone. Toodles. . . 

Monday, July 27, 2020

14KT Yellow Gold Diamond Wedding Engagement Cocktail Ring

14KT Yellow Gold Diamond Wedding Engagement Cocktail Ring 

This diamond ring has a unique design offered by LilacsNDreams. 
 This private estate sale ring offers a center Marquise diamond with 2 rows of diamonds that line the split shoulders. This 14kt yellow gold ring has split shank shoulders giving this ring a unique design.

The center stone is a 5/8 carat Marquise diamond with VS2 clarity, and G color. On each side of this Marquise are 4  .03 carat round diamonds that have the same color, and clarity as the center diamond. These 8 diamonds are 1/4 carat total weight. Asking price is $2300

The pictures do not do this ring justice showing the bling, and beauty of the ring. Enclosed will be an appraisal for the ring showing it’s value to be $4800. The appraisal was done by a local credited jeweler.

Not completely sure of the size. I’m estimating the ring size to be about a 6 with comparison to another ring I have of this size.

Ring is in very good used condition with very minor markings consistent to its age. If you have any questions, or wish to see more pictures please contact me at I would be happy to assist you.

Payment will be made with PayPal.

Thank you for your time, and visiting with LilacsNDreams. I look  forward to seeing you again. Take care till the next time you visit.

Monday, July 20, 2020

14KT Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Wedding Anniversary Ring

LilacsNDreams is offering a 14KT Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Wedding Anniversary Ring. This vintage diamond ring would also be great as a right hand ring, cocktail ring too. A unique estate ring that features a Marquise as the center stone. There are a row of diamonds on each side of this ring, and then a single diamond on each side of the rows too. The ring is in really good condition with some minor markings from the consistency of its age.

The center Marquise diamond is .57 ct with a VS2 clarity, and F color  5 round diamonds are on each side of the Marquise making a total of 10 brilliant diamonds .34 ct. These round diamonds are a VS1 clarity with a G color. Total of .91 cttw, and a 4.24 dwt. 2 appraisals come with this ring dated 1993, and 2011. Both with the same owner too. The last appraisal shows a value of $4500.
My asking price is $2250. That price includes the diamond ring you see pictured, shipping, insurance, and a signature delivery too.

Beautiful ring that is clean, has some clean bling with the stones, and is a size 8. Little buff, and polish would make the ring look like new again. This came from a private estate sale, and I have a ring box that will accompany this ring.

Please ask any questions you might have, or request more pictures if you need them. I would be happy to assist you.


At this present time I have let my listings expire with my Etsy Shoppe. So, on here I have decided to offer a few of my items to you. I accept payment through PayPal, and again the price quoted to you includes priority mail, insurance, and a signature delivery. 

If you have any questions please contact me at Again, I would be happy to assist you. 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Happy to have you stop by, and hope to see you again. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

LilacsNDreams 4th of July Celebrations Parade and Fireworks

4th of July with LilacsNDreams! Welcome everyone, and glad you could stop by!

So, how was everyone’s 4th of July weekend? Hope everyone was able to enjoy whether in celebrations, sharing time with family and friends, and just had a relaxing enjoying holiday weekend.

Where we live I was really impressed with things they did here for a small town. Didn’t know everyone, but it sure felt like a family community!

Friday there were a few fireworks done around time. You could smell it when you stepped out the door. Then Saturday morning they did a parade around town for the vets, and those being home. Everyone with their cars and trucks, old cars and trucks, motorcycles, golf carts, side by sides, razors, jeeps, tractor pulling wagon with tables people and kids on it, semi-truck, city ambulances, and a police escort. The other police vehicle was parked at our starting point saluting us all as we went by wearing his formal military dress uniform with his hat and all of his bars, and was well decorated. Pretty much drove up, and down each street with many people outside watching, waving, and video taping everything too. I drove our razor with our granddaughter, and flags hanging all along the back while she carried a couple of them too. Everyone was all dressed with flags, banners, etc. Was a proud time with this event.

Saturday night we had fireworks like I’ve never seen before. We parked at a designated spot, and time for the city to do their event. It was kind of like there were 4 locations around town that could be seen by everyone sitting around town. Along with the city doing theirs you had residents doing them before, in between, and a little bit afterwards too. Those residents used some spendy fireworks as they were so similar to what the city had. Hard to explain it, but it was beautiful!! I was so proud of our community coming together to do this!! Afterwards you seen smoke clouds everywhere! Couple of small spots you got through with no smoke clouds, but smoke clouds everywhere rolling which gives an idea of how much had been done during that special time. Amazing, and loved it!!

I hope everyone could enjoy their holiday in some way, hope everyone was able to have a little fun, and that y’all were safe too. Thanks for sharing your time with LilacsNDreams! Take care till the next time!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Vintage Collectibles Repurpose Restyle Upcycle Handmade DIY

LilacsNDreams Welcomes you to stop in, and visit for a little while. Hope everyone is doing well.

I normally have been sharing my passions of vintage collectibles, repurposing, restyling, upcycling, handmade, and DIY. Lately I’ve been caught up in our fixer-upper house we’ve been slowly working on that I have been sharing with you a little bit too. Sorry if it has been confusing for you. This COVID 19 in it’s own way has put a curve into a few things, and a few of the plans that were made for us, and many others. 

I might sound like a crazy person, it might get confusing a little bit, but please bare with me. I’m trying to fix fully what had recently happened. Sorry, but I need to make sure this is still reaching everyone, and is visible after an issue I had a few days ago with my site here. I’m gonna step back in time a little bit to help explain this issue to you.  

A few years ago I started my first blog.  As time went along I got my domain, my .com, and I directed that to the blog wanting to make it more of a website.  Trying to spruce things up a bit, make it a little bit better, and just a little more personable and professional too. At 1 point I had an issue happen that I was locked out of my 1st website/blog that I had started. Scared, nervous, of course not able to contact anyone with Google to speak with about it, was nervous for those who were visiting, and for those who were becoming regulars in visiting too. So, that same day I started another blog/website right away, and I redirected my domain/.com to where you are visiting today. Sent notices out, and put notices everywhere I could for this change to redirect everyone. 

Some time after all of that happened I was able to get into my old blog I started with. Some kind of minor glitch that happened was finally resolved. To by-pass any confusion for everyone I went into the old blog, and set it up for everyone to be directed here if they happen to click on it. Things have been pretty good since then. A few years later I still have my same domain that directs here, been trying to stay active here since some health issues a few years ago that put me out of commission for a long time. some point it kind of made an issue with Google having these places connecting. I realized that my Gmail account was part of the issue with the old 1 still around, me trying to keep the same blog name from when I first started things on the Internet, the combination of things, etc. So, I went into the old site, was going to revert this site over to that original one, get rid of the 1 email address, and trying to make Google happy without the confusion. I tested a few things, nothing drastic, and a couple days later I wanted to work with it a little more. That is when things had settled a little bit with the Internet, but became very scarey for me. The domain redirected, the blog address was saved where it was needed, and upon signing in I found things blank. All my posts were gone, I couldn’t get signed in properly, and my hands were tied. I was having issues taking care of things.

So, I walked away for a bit, cleared my head, came back to it, and worked on trying to reverse what I had done. Signed into my domain host to make sure my domain was directed correctly, got signed into the old place, and was pretty much able to reverse what I had done back to here.

So far things seem to be ok. I’ll work on things, walk away to let it settle a little more, and then come back to check that things are still working. Now I have to see how things are going with Google, my placement, if I’m being found, etc. IF things don’t go completely right I’ll have to consider another spot for all of this. I hope not because things are simple here, I’m able to get around better than another place I have reserved. Most importantly is that You are able to find me. 

I have been LilacsNDreams since about 2005 when I first started selling online, and I intend to continue with the name as long as I am physically able to. I hope everyone landed here okay today, and there were no issues. Thank you so much for your patience, and time with me as I try to progress. Take care, and see you again soon. 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Home Kitchen Remodeling and Having Fun

Welcome to LilacsNDreams with Home Kitchen Remodeling and Having Fun. Happy that you stopped by. We are still working on our home. Never ending job these past few weeks. Once the house is in order I will return to a little more norm of the postings I was doing about my vintage collectibles, my repurposing, restyling, upcycling, and some of the fun things. 

Remodeling, updating, fixer upper homes can be quite the chore. For us this is something new to be working on. Our first time going to this extent of redoing a home. It can be fun, exciting, fulfilling with accomplishment, and yes a few ups and downs too. Those ups and downs are mostly to the things you find, come across in the home as you remove some of the old, and are doing some of the new. I understand cutting costs where you can. We all do it. But, some of the things we are coming across....well, I still have my hair thankfully! 

Saturday we went to look at, and buy an unfinished pantry cupboard that was located for us. Wanted this done before we started to paint the kitchen cupboards. Keeping in mind we were focused on 1 cupboard to replace the spot where we removed an old one by our refrigerator. We got to Home Depot with intentions of 1 cupboard. Our home kitchen is small. Something we are not use to. Small kitchen with not much storage either. So, we have been putting into our minds pictures, and how we wish to revise the kitchen. Behind our kitchen is the laundry room which I always felt that maybe should have been a laundry pantry like room. Unfortunately, we are not able to knock the wall out to make the room bigger. So, with some changes we are revising it. 

Have you ever noticed how you go to a place to shop, you have 1 thing in mind to do, but along the way you view other things, decide to check on something for this or that, start thinking how maybe this can work there or maybe it would be great over here, and so on. Lol! Yep, we did the same thing. It’s almost like cutting a child loose into a candy store. 

We left Home Depot with 2 pantry cupboards, and 1 of the smaller cupboards you usually find next to 1 side of your stove. We roughly had measurements in mind, and were hoping we were close enough to do what we wanted, or able to revise a bit. Unfortunately, if we would have gotten the 2 matching pantry cupboards they would have worked greatly with our first thought of thinking. We came home with 2 different pantry cupboards, 2 different sizes, and a few inches short of them fitting. We brought them in, set them 1 way, moved the refrigerator, moved this there, and that there, and this over there, and after thinking, moving around a little bit, measuring, we finally came to a finalization of everything. The bigger cupboard by the refrigerator, and the smaller one will go into the laundry room which now is transforming into the laundry pantry room. Remove a shelf that can go out into the the way the garage has been cleaned, organized, restructured with the old kitchen cupboard we had removed. Gotta get the new floor laid in the laundry room just a little sooner than scheduled. In about 1-2 weeks new washer and dryer will be placed in there too. 

So, Saturday became a very eventful day with the cupboard issues, and was exhausting too! After all of that it was still fun, and enjoyable. We have slightly delayed plans, but it is much more enjoyable with the changes. What a change we are making, and how good it feels with it coming together too.

This is when cupboard was removed, before painting, etc.


Ok, here’s the new unfinished cupboard next to the frig. 

New unfinished cupboard next to the stove.

The new unfinished cupboard that will go into the laundry pantry room.

The corner the cupboard will go into once the shelf is removed, the floor is done, and a little organizing here. 

Can’t wait to see how this room will transform with the painted walls, new floor, new cupboard, and the new machines. I’m excited, and exhausted too. Lol! 

Thanks so much for stopping by LilacsNDreams today. Glad to have ya. Stay tuned for what comes! Take care everyone!