Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A MCM {Mid Century Modern} Makeover

My style is typically French farmhouse / shabby chic / cottage, but I seriously dig the lines and design of the Mid Century Modern era, like the console and Brasilia chest of drawers I've done. When my kids are watching flashback episodes of The Brady Bunch or Benji, etc. I'm gazing at the wonderful furniture that is featured.  Do you do that?

While doing my typically fun searches on Craigslist I came across this funkified bedroom dresser set.
Vintage MCM Mid Century Modern Dresser Set from Craigslist Gets Blue Makeover by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces
Apparently, someone was cleaning out an estate from a family member and wanted to "get rid of this ugly furniture" - translated in junker lingo, "SCORE!". 

I love to hear that type of statement coming from a seller and I try to put on my poker face and play the game.  Most times I feel bad that they don't know what gem they have, but in the end it's win-win.  They get rid of their "junk" and I get to play.  tee hee.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What's YOUR Prodigal Piece? Link Party #12

Welcome to the party!

Less than 10 days until Christmas and this is the first year I am not ready.  Am I freaking out?  Not at all. Actually, it's been kinda nice to not be stressed about gifts and I'm thinking that this may actually be the permanent mindset from here on out.  I'll explain more later.

Okay, I know I'm not really good at only picking four features every week because you guys are so wonderfully creative and it's SOOOO hard to choose! So, this week I caved and featured five, but even then I still had a hard time not featuring all of you.  So I suggest taking a peek at last week's party so you don't miss out.

I had seen these wonderfully repurposed textile spindles on Pinterest and fell head over heels in love with the creativity of these ornaments.  It's not wonder they were featured in Reloved magazine.  Great job, Sarah!
by Sadie Seasongoods
Vintage Textile Spindles Repurposed into Christmas Tree Ornaments by Sadie Seasongoods via Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces

Monday, December 15, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Today I have the privilege of taking part of a fantastic series going on over at Evey's blog, Sweet Song Bird.  This sweet girl is hosting a giveaway series that's extended over 12 days. Today is Day 6, which includes a giveaway from moi. woo hoo!
Evey's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways at Sweet Song Bird via Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces
In the spirit of the season, I've offered a set of my handcrafted, organic beeswax candles.  These make perfect teacher gifts, hostess gifts, or anyone gift!  The best part is that they are in repurposed crystal punch cups. (You know me and my love to repurpose - wink, wink)
Evey's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways with Organic Beeswax Candles in Repurposed Crystal Punch Cups at Sweet Song Bird via Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces

Time is limited, so if you'd like to have a chance to win, be sure to hop on over and get your name entered.  No worries, it's easy to sign up.
Evey's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways with Organic Beeswax Candles in Repurposed Crystal Punch Cups at Sweet Song Bird via Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces
I'm not the only shop participating today, there is more to be had, but you'll have to head over to see what else you can win.  AND since today is day 6, you can sign up for the previous 5 days and the next giveaway days to come.

In case you miss out on winning my candles and would like a set, I still have one left in my shop.

See you over there!

Don't forget!  Tomorrow will be time to link up to the "What's YOUR Prodigal Piece?" Link Party!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Repurposed Christmas Crafting & FREE Printable Banner

I know I'm not the only one that get's crafty this time of year, and I'm having a blast!  From snowmen and skates to wreaths and tree toppers...sing with me., "Oh what fun it is to craft the Christmas season away...hey!"  sorry, got carried away...ahem.
Repurposed Christmas Crafting & FREE Printable "Jesus Is The Reason" Banner by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces #prodigalpieces
Here's a peek at my table that I set up every year.  It's nice to keep the mess contained to all in one spot. Right? No one can craft without making a mess?  It wouldn't be fun any other way.
Repurposed Christmas Crafting & FREE Printable "Jesus Is The Reason" Banner by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces #prodigalpieces
Most often what I craft for is my shop, so it's fun to think about who might purchase my creation and it truly amazes me that it will become part of their home in some part of the world.

Here's what I've been up to.  I found two pairs of vintage ice skates at a garage sale over the summer and I gotta tell you I have a weakness when I see old skates.  I was born on a farm that had a pond and we would ice skate each winter, mind you I was too little so I used my boots, but there are memories to be cherished and these ice skates bring back memories.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What's YOUR Prodigal Piece? Link Party #11

Welcome to the party!

Are you enjoying the spirit of the season?  Maybe it's just me, but it always seems like everyone is a little nicer and more friendly this time of year.  That is unless you're shopping.  Ugh.  Boy, people get a little frazzled at all the fuss, don't they?

You don't really find that at flea markets and thrift stores, so that's where I'll be. (wink, wink)

Besides, I'd much rather make my gifts anyway.  Here are some ideas if you're interested.  Just click the graphic to see more.
Handmade Holidays: Gift Ideas & Resources using Wood by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpiecesHandmade Holidays: Gift Ideas & Resources for Bath & Body by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces
Handmade Holidays: Gift Ideas & Resources using Felt by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpiecesHandmade Holidays: Gift Ideas & Resources With Dolls by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces
There was so much goodness at last week's party and I really had trouble picking this week's features.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My Favorite Furniture Color: Aqua

Recently, a client of mine asked for a pair of nightstands to go with a dresser she had purchased from me, and so began the hunt.  I love this part.  I mean, what could be better than shopping for furniture?

A new little flea market had opened downtown a few weeks ago and I wanted to stop in and see if they had anything suitable.  They ended up being closed, but when I drove a couple stores down I noticed another place that I had seen before, but never stopped in.

WHOA...when I walked in the door I turned and said to my kids with excitement in my voice, "I really shouldn't have found this place." Furniture everywhere, and not your department store stuff, this is old, vintage, and absolutely lovely stuff.

The guy had priced things accurately for their worth and no nightstands for my client, but that's when I saw this beauty.
Antique Vintage Side Entry Table Gets an Aqua Blue Facelift by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces
Little lacking in the love department with it's damaged veneer surface, but oooh the lines and legs of this piece!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

What's YOUR Prodigal Piece? Link Party #10

Welcome to the party!

December is upon us and that means Christmas is around the corner.  I am proud of myself for not being stressed out like most other years.  I've taken a different approach, one that has me enjoying my holiday time with my loved ones and celebrating what really matters. It feel sooo good.

Did you head out on Black Friday?  It didn't sound as crazy as other years, but there sure are some deals to be had and I tried to support the Small Business Saturday movement instead and offered sales in my shop as well.

There's some new goodies to be had!
Antique Farmhouse Window Screen Repurposed into Christmas JOY Decor by Prodigal Pieces #prodgalpieces
There are some fantastic finds out there in thrifting land and I've scored several pieces (emits excited giggle) and can't wait to show them to you.  Some of our party linkers have found some too from last week's party.

Here are this week's features...

Bre did a wonderful job retaining the beauty that this piece already had and just took it to the next level.  She shared this on the Themed Makeover Day and it stole my heart quickly. 
by brepurposed
Antique Humidor Table Gets Red Makeover by Brepurposed via Prodigal Pieces #prodgalpieces

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