Vintage Swimwear

Vintage Swimwear

Beach Party By Calli Green It’s pretty safe to assume we’re fond of the vintage-inspired swimsuit trend. Whether it’s inspired or the real deal, we’re cool with whatever suit you decide to don this summer. Just don’t forget the sunscreen, and we’ll see you by the water! Photos/Hair/Makeup Vixen Pinup...
Vintage Brookside Home

Vintage Brookside Home

  For The Record Words: Samantha Collins Photos: William and Jill DiMartino Johnny Starke was born about 20 years too late and it shows. Instead of pining over the new and modern, he would rather dig through dusty, stained movie posters or records at a second-hand store. With his slicked-back...
DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects

DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects

Hoop Dreams Our creative people take on unique embroidery hoop projects Some people might say we have an embroidery hoop obsession. Whenever we pass these stitching circles at estate sales (frequently for less than $1), we snatch them up like they possess magic powers. In our hearts, they kind of...
Shabby Chic Wedding DIY

Shabby Chic Wedding DIY

DIY Wedding Kristen Schuler comes from a long line of DIY-minded women, so DIY-ing her own wedding was a no-brainer! VKC: Why DIY?  Kristen: My mind automatically goes to DIY when I have a task at hand. I come from a long line of DIY-minded women. We wanted a unique wedding that fit our...
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DIY Map Projects

DIY Map Projects

Map Your World We’re jumping on the map décor bandwagon, and loving it!  
DIY Garden Storage

DIY Garden Storage

Upcycled Drawer From the kitchen to the garden Difficulty EASY Time MILD Cost MILD Lost drawers can come from furniture, bathroom, kitchens, etc. But just because they don’t have a home anymore doesn’t mean they have to go to the dump. We lined this drawer that came out of a kitchen with some vintage wallpaper samples we found at an...
DIY Fan Blade Dragonfly

DIY Fan Blade Dragonfly

Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Dragonfly This is one bug you’re gonna love having in your garden!                       By Dustin Bates When you’re perusing endless aisles of scrap materials from houses, you can easily get overwhelmed very quickly. But, with a little imagination, those odds and...
Vintage Typewriter Guide

Vintage Typewriter Guide

Typewriters A buyer’s guide to manual communication                       By Michael and James Fry, Brown Button Estate Sales As the use of digital devices, and time spent in “the cloud” continues to increase, ironically so does a subculture intrigued by vintage objects from bygone eras. The function...
Unconventional Organization Tips

Unconventional Organization Tips

Summer Challenge By Jennifer Bertrand Get organized this season by thinking outside the box for unconventional storage solutions. Hellooo everyone! It’s summertime, and just in case you’re in need of some sanity in the midst of summer madness, let’s dream up some unconventional storage. 1. Back away from Pinterest and look around your home!  Because of the Internet, the world is at our fingertips, and there is no reason our lives should not be in...
Local Kansas City Apparel - KCproud

Local Kansas City Apparel – KCproud

KCproud We know you already love Kansas City. Wear your pride on your sleeve … er … your chest with this local T-shirt designer. Last year, the very night the Kansas City Royals made it to the World Series, KCproud was born. “It was always a dream of my wife Amy’s to have a small...
DIY Wind Chimes

DIY Wind Chimes

DIY Wind Chimes Our creative people take on wind chimes with found and vintage items We love the sounds of spring, especially the soothing, rhythmic ding, tap and clank of wind chimes. This time around we challenged our bloggers and Etsy seller to craft wind chimes using mostly antique, vintage and/or thrifted pieces. We’re so...
Dustin's DIY - Scrap Instruments

Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Instruments

Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Instruments Get outside and make some noise this spring … it’s super easy and fun! By Dustin Bates When warm weather returns, I love to get back outside, and I know parents are grateful to be able to send kids out to play in the yard. So we came up with...
DIY Upcycled Tray

DIY Upcycled Tray

Upcycled Tray A functional thrift store tray gets a pretty facelift The minute this issue had a strong garden/outdoor theme going, we knew we had to upcycle something with a floral motif. Florals aren’t necessarily “in” like they used to be, but that’s good because it means there’s an abundance of floral materials you can...
Vintage Engagement Party

Vintage Engagement Party

Vintage Engagement Party Celebrate love with a super chic vintage engagement party Becky gathered family wedding heirlooms from generations for the vintage celebration. Guests were greeted on the front porch with bride and groom Barbie dolls in vintage wedding attire tucked inside a flower urn. Once inside, the main decorative attraction was a fresh floral...
The Gardens of Hoot Owl Hill

The Gardens of Hoot Owl Hill

The Gardens of Hoot Owl Hill Brenda and Steve Wrischnik share their philosophy for creating lush gardens at Hoot Owl Hill By Kirsten Hudson | Photos by William and Jill DiMartino When you drive up to Hoot Owl Hill in Paola, KS, you’ll leave all stress and worry behind you on the dusty country road. A...
Vintage Outdoor Chairs

Vintage Outdoor Chairs

Vintage Outdoor Chairs Take a seat on the patio or in your house with stylish vintage chairs By Michael and James Fry, Brown Button Estate Sales At Brown Button we enjoy well-designed and unique furniture in the same way that many people appreciate a beautiful sculpture. Both creations require craftsmanship, creativity, and artistic talents to design...