I’m loving this antique toothbrush holder that I upcycled to a soap dish. I was going to hang it on the wall, but the holes are way too small for today’s toothbrushes. So I put felt on the bottom to protect the marble countertop and it’s a soap dish! Bought it at an antiques barn for $6.
EASY LAMP HACK…
I liked this cool industrial/vintage-look lamp just fine when I bought it from World Market. But since I added pearls…I LOVE IT! I’d never wear pearls (sorry, pearly girls), but I add them to stuff around the house all the time. The trick: Only buy them at garage sales. I didn’t pay more than $1/strand for these gems…(there are a couple of mis-matched earrings thrown in there, too)…
The fancy one in the center came from a roadside flea market in West Virginia.
Super-simple: Just drape them around the Edison bulb (only use a vintage-style bulb), and then wiggle the dome back on (because they’re pearls, they’ll roll). My kind of DIY (no work involved).
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Through Sunday, 6/12 in Overland Park, Kansas
These lovely statues are perched atop the buildings in the public square in Trieste, Italy. This beautiful coastal town sits on the Adiatic Sea between Italy and Slovenia. It’s a well-kept secret that’s just a quick train ride from Venice — a perfect day trip!