Posted in Restore Field Trip, vintage

Another Get-Outta Town for Vintage trip: Lincoln County Restores

(Originally written for the Metrolina Restore Blog 3/13/16…)

The blog sisters of the Habitat Metro Restores made another trip recently to outskirts-this time to the Lincoln County Restore to find treasures! It’s not but about 45ish minutes out of Charlotte….

There was plenty of mod goodness to be found and some surprises!


We started off with this mod aqua and gold barware in several midcentury styles and for only $1 each:

Next, check out this 1960s NIOB wall measure perfect for decorating a child’s room- soooo cute:

And whaaaaat?! This ReStore has clothing! What about this groovy graphic skirt:

There were some fun midcentury games-can you get any more midcentury than bridge?

One to snag before next holiday season when everyone wants them: fantastic glass punch bowl with matching cups:

And check out this adorable chest for a child’s room with such fun graphics- don’t love it TOO much, because it’s SOLD:

We zipped across town to the 2nd Restore in Lincoln County and spied this long, lean, curvy sofa:

And this metal desk straight out of an episode of Mad Men:

And this fab leather rocker- for only $40:

And these are just the a few of the great items in the Lincolnton Restores

Convinced yet?!  You know what we say… “Get outta town!” to find those Restore deals! 

Posted in DIY, midcentury, Upcycle, vintage

Vintage Hangers: DIY upcycles and uses

(Post originally written for the Metrolina Restore Blog 3/23/16…)

One of my accidental vintage collections is vintage hangers. This is a genre of vintage that I’m not event sure I knew existed until I started running into them at Restores everywhere. There are basic wooden ones that have a nice patina, novelty ones for children’s rooms, branded ones that were often used as giveaways for upper end department stores and dry cleaners, wire pants hangers and tons of other  interesting variations.  I started picking them up because they were inexpensive and have discovered that they have many creative uses in home décor too!

Vintage Drycleaner hangers, via tumblr.owenandhunter.co.uk

There are so many interesting unique shapes, why not just use them as wall art?

via emmas.blog.se

I love the idea of using them to display vintage books, newspapers and magazines or even favorite prints or children’s art:

via decoracion.facilisimo.comption

And this is a clever DIY: as a towel rack in a bath area complete vintage knobs!

For some more DIY and up cycling ideas for vintage hangers check out my Pinterest board on them here. These hangers can sometimes be picked up for as little as .50- just like these I found on our last ReStore field trip to Lincolnton so start scouting for them!

What uses have you found for vintage hangers? I’d love to see….

Posted in beer, midcentury, vintage

Vintage Beer love for Schlitz from That Beer Show

Vintage beer items are all the rage…and so is vintage beer! Witness the huge embrace in recent years of Pabst Blue Ribbon (or PBR) amongst the younger generations…

Check out this fun episode on Schlitz Beer from Wes Scott (Mr. Mod Bettie)  from the new web series, “That Beer Show: