Sharing Work &,Space in this cute little shop (Not Too Shabby) in Historic Folsom, I love to use the old looking vintage tags, I would let them soak all day to get the right brown tint, then let dry out all day as well, a bit lengthy.A Good Friend of mine shared some advice she had recieved from Marilyn of (Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn) the Blogger Queen and a regular at Alameda (antiques by the bay). I gave her How To, a try and it worked fantasitcly and looked amazing too.So i thought i would be a gem and share also (spreading the creative spirit).1)you can buy the tags at Office Depot for about $5 for 100 2) then you soak them in a large container (or boil them in a large pot) i used tupperware and about 4-6 tea bags & i microwaved them all for 3 min. or so.3) then you take out and lay flat on cookie sheet (keeping all string on top) and bake for about 5-8 min. on 375 degrees.4) let cool for a few minutes, and then add the v cut if you desire and there you go. Cute looking Vintage Tags, and in a quarter of the time of what i was doing.. Thank You Marilyn for Sharing your brilliant idea..
A Mom of three, 17,14,& 10-Married to my highschool Sweetheart,shoppe owner Loving all that is old-worn &vintage,with a history especially furniture.I have a passion for re-finsihing,re-painting -re-upholstering pieces that i find. I like to create something out of nothing & all that is home made. Mostly love sharing ideas, creativity and Hopefully Inspiration.
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Tattered,Torn,Water logged & Dirty, My husband spotted this and surprised me with it.
He knew I would love it none the less, What a Great Guy I have!
What is Blessed ,but when you have an amazing family!
Truly a lucky gal to have a super suportive husband who helps me hunt down my fabulous finds, fix up or add molding if need, or deliver to customers, & brings me lunch on weekends. Children 15, 12, & 8 who help set up shoppe, straighten up our home while Im at work or help me host parites or pick fabric. So lucky to be able to have my dream job & family who helps me..