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Merry Christmas & Vintage Made Modern Episode 13

Time flies! It is hard to believe 2018 is coming to a close. I have had so much fun sharing my Vintage Notions book with you this year in my Vintage Made Modern Youtube Series! Here is the final episode for 2018. From the Department of Inspiration, I share thoughts on Mary’s advice in the […]


Vintage Made Modern – Fabriflair!

Fabriflair™ is a new brand I created for Indygo Junction. It falls into my focus of products that are “Vintage Made Modern”. Here a little bit of the story behind the brand. This is the inspiration that started the process- a vintage star made with feed sack fabric that my mom found at a antique show. […]


A Holiday Treat to Share: Candy Cane Popcorn

One of my favorite holiday treats to make for friends and neighbors (and anyone passing through my kitchen!) is this recipe for Candy Cane Popcorn. I’ve shared it here before, but it bears repeating, as it’s the perfect gift to whip up and present to others in this season of gathering and joy. I just […]


Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share a few of my favorite Valentine-themed items I love this tattered and torn, embroidered Valentine that I found at the Mission Antique Mall last season. It’s so simple and beautiful. I bought this “Lovers” image at the Bottoms Up Sale in the West Bottoms from my […]


Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and save to your computer desktop or a folder of your choice. This process will ensure you get the best quality of the image. […]


Needle Minded New Yorker Gift Ideas

While preparing for Christmas, I came across a series called the Needle-Minded New Yorker written by my muse Mary Brooks Picken in Home Arts Needlecraft.  Mary, of course, has some great ideas for those hard-to-buy-for family members including baby and Grandma and Grandpa. Well, maybe not so great. I have never thought about cross-stitching a […]


Deck the Halls with a Holly Centerpiece

Happy Holidays everyone! We are a week away from Christmas, and that means its time to start wrapping up your holiday preparations. For decoration, Christmas trees and wreaths may last for awhile, but you’ll want something fresh to use the week of and for your Christmas dinner table. I love to “deck the halls” with […]


Christmas Treats: Candy Cane Popcorn Mix Recipe

When I read Vintage Notions, one thing that I am struck by was Mary Brooks Pickens encouragement to take a moment out of your day to do something kind for others, even something as simple as having a neighbor over for a visit. Christmas Kindliness, the article we feature in the December issue of Vintage […]


Spool Craft Christmas

Want to unwind during the holidays? Salvage your thread spools to make a cute Christmas craft! I discovered these adorable handmade ornaments at an antique mall a few years ago. I love how simple this project is but what a stunning statement it makes. These tree-trimmers are adorned with lace or rick rack and topped […]