Blog Posts - Antique Decor Finds



Dead Man's Shoes Vintage & Other Curious Goods

Don't you love it when you find great new local shops when you aren't really looking for them?  That happened to me and my mom over the weekend when we ended up at Dead Man's Shoes Vintage...Alex was out of town on another business trip so I ask...
by Hammers and High Heels on Oct 22, 2014

"G"...What a Lovely (and Mysterious) Vintage Trunk

As promised, here are some photos of the trunk we picked up at Hunt and Gather during our Valentine's Day adventure.Everything about it was perfect for the color scheme we are going with for our Master Bedroom redo.  I loved every little detail...
by Hammers and High Heels on Feb 19, 2012

Vintage Finds From Michigan To Minnesota!

I am the lucky new owner of quite a few vintage items this week!  As I mentioned on Monday, Alex was in Traverse City Michigan for the Iceman Cometh Challenge (while I got busy painting without permission- which I will follow up on later this we...
by Hammers and High Heels on Nov 9, 2011

Head Over Heels Friday: Vintage Finds from Art and Architecture in St. Paul

I have a new favorite spot for vintage finds in the Twin Cities, Art and Architecture in St. Paul!  So many glorious, gorgeous piles of vintage goods... heaven! I am totally Head Over Heels!~scroll to the bottom to see what I took home...
by Hammers and High Heels on Aug 26, 2011

A Vintage Warehouse Stool In Need of Some TLC... and a Confession

I was enjoying some free time wandering through Bauer Brother's Architectural Salvage yesterday and found this guy:This little stool seemed to say to me "hey, I am rustic, chippy, industrial, and a bit vintage- Carla you can take me home and give me...
by Hammers and High Heels on Jul 6, 2011

A Truly Nordic Antiquing Experience

This past Saturday I headed out to the Minnesota Antique Spectacular at the State Fairgrounds with a few gal pals. How did it go?  Well let's just say yer dern tootin' we sure were freezin' our buns off!(I hope you liked my stab at Minnesotan Sp...
by Hammers and High Heels on Apr 20, 2011

Bachman's Spring Idea House: European Romance

Get ready for a TON of decorating ideas, this is a MUST READ! Last week I stopped over to see Bachman's Spring Idea House.  If you remember, I did a post back in December featuring their amazing Holiday Idea House. So of course I had to see thei...
by Hammers and High Heels on Apr 18, 2011

Spring Decor Has Sprung At Home!

Hooray!  All of my new Spring Decor is finally up!  A couple weeks ago I wrote my inspiration post (check it out here).  Again, one of my goals was to 'Hold the Pastels' and I indeed succeeded (I hope)!  So let's take a look at th...
by Hammers and High Heels on Apr 13, 2011

St. Paul Antiquing Adventure!

I love finding new antique and architectural salvage stores in the Twin Cities.  My latest search brought me to the corner of Fairview and Selby in St. Paul.  My friend Ally even joined in on the adventure (PS check out her b...
by Hammers and High Heels on Apr 9, 2011

Vintage Numbered Button Napkin Rings

I'm so excited to share this cute little project I did tonight!  Check out these beautiful vintage numbered button napkin rings (yep, that's a mouthful)! Aren't they the cutest?!?! Before I get started on the project, I guess I have to back...
by Hammers and High Heels on Apr 6, 2011

DIY Tiered Grain Sack Window Shade Tutorial

Ready for the DIY Grain Sack window shade tutorial mentioned in our last post?  Let's get to it!(If you are curious what my inspiration was click here)Now here are the supplies you need to get started:1. Grain sacks or fabric2. Wood trim to...
by Hammers and High Heels on Mar 26, 2011

Voila! Repurposed Vintage Grain Sacks... Tutorial Coming Soon!

Grain sacks no more! Check out the window shade I made with those vintage grain sacks from my last post!  Isn't it gorgeous?  I didn't entirely go for the formal Roman shade look as planned, but I think this simple tiered balloon shade...
by Hammers and High Heels on Mar 23, 2011

The Dressing Room Is Complete! Before and Afters, Clothes, Shoes, Decor, and More!

I finally have a dressing room!  Kick up those Heels!!!  I'm just loving the new space! Let's take a few closer looks and take a trip down memory lane...Here is that antique crate I talked about in my last post now looking a...
by Hammers and High Heels on Mar 9, 2011

Vintage, Handmade, and Ikea Accessories for My Dressing Room

I finally made some headway in the ol' Spare Room Project this weekend!  I was on a mission to get all the accessories and decor I needed to get my Dressing Room finished up.  Thankfully, I was successful!  There is quite the eclectic...
by Hammers and High Heels on Mar 7, 2011

From Architectural Salvage to Wall Decor... and Window Treatments?

Remember these fun things I picked up for just $12 at my last architectural salvage adventure? (see Part I and Part II) (Salvaged Woodwork and Doorknob plates)Well they are now a part of our home decor!  Here is what I did with both...Woodwork P...
by Hammers and High Heels on Feb 25, 2011


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