Archive for Creative Ideas

Creative Indoor Herb Gardens

Herb gardens are so pretty, a great way to add to color and fragrance to your home. How convenient is it just snip a few herbs while cooking dinner!

Below are some creative containers to plant your herbs and plants in.

I love this idea of using veggie cans. Cheap, yet look so cute on the table or in the window! If you don’t like the tin color, these would be easy to spray paint and add more color!

And who doesn’t love mason jars? I can’t decide which is my favorite!

 

For those of you that like your containers to be a little more girly. This is for you! So sweet and delicate!

We would love to see your container herb garden!

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

 

 

Creative Tea Cups

I love to share creative ideas and different ways to use the items found in the store. I wished I had more time to be this creative!!

Today we’re talking about tea cups. So small and delicate, but yet so beautiful!!

What better way to use Grandma’s tea cups and keep them close to you?

This is such a sweet idea for a lamp. Pinterest has many more lamps made out of tea cups.

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I just love this candelabra made into a candle holder / plant stand. The colors are beautiful and can you image this on your dessert table?

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There are no words for these bracelets, except creative and stunning!! Who would have thought?

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Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Creative Succulent Containers

Oh, my word, look at this cream & sugar set. Cream & sugar sets used to sell like hot cakes a few years back.

I have this exact cream & sugar set. I may have to try this.

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This one is for the tea cup & saucer or tea pot collector! Create your own fairy garden!

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You say, “we live in Colorado, where am I going to find some driftwood?” Guess what, we have 3 amazing pieces, different sizes and shapes! This is sweet.

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Recycle Vintage Bed Frames

We have some awesome vintage metal bed frames in the store, so I thought today I would share some ideas and how to use them in your garden.

I think that this gate is my favorite. I love the style and color!

 

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Beautiful vintage bed frame garden trellis!

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Awesome idea to make a flower box with this bed frame.

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Have an awesome day! If you have used bed frames in your garden, we would love to see pics.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Vintage Mason Jars can be used for so much more than vases. Don’t get me wrong, I love to use them as vases.

Here are some adorable ideas to create gifts with vintage mason jars. If you don’t have time to create a mix in the jars, just fill them with colorful candies, popcorn, snack mix, or even small toiletries.

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Who would love fudgy brownies? Hot & fresh out of the oven Christmas afternoon!

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Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Christmas Table Centerpiece

Christmas is just around the corner and we’re all expecting company for dinner. How do we decorate quickly and easily with company coming?

What is easier that 2 or 3 cake plates with beautiful vintage Christmas glass ornaments? I absolutely love this idea!

Yes, we have tiered cake plates & many beautiful vintage Christmas ornaments!

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here is another variation! WOW is all I can say!

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Happy Decorating!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Wintson

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I love shopping for stocking stuffers, and I LOVE to check out my stocking on Christmas morning. Here are a few ideas that I love!

This list is to get your creative thought process going. Your kids, or spouse might not enjoy something on this list, but it will trigger something they do!

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For the Kids:

  • books
  • crayons
  • color book
  • small chocolates
  • gloves, stocking hat
  • socks
  • doll
  • money
  • favorite team shirt / pants
  • hair ties
  • hair brush
  • pens / journal
  • soap crayons
  • bath toys
  • bubble bath

For the Tween:

  • nail polish
  • finger nail polish remover
  • books
  • gloves
  • stocking hat
  • scarf
  • gum
  • football / basketball / soccer ball
  • hair ties / barrettes
  • hair brush
  • puzzles
  • games
  • pens / journal
  • candies
  • bubble bath
  • I tunes gift card
  • shower gel

Teen:

  • gift card
  • money
  • scarf
  • favorite team shirts /jersey
  • hoodie
  • gum
  • football / basketball / soccer ball
  • razor / blades
  • games
  • pens / journal
  • hand cream
  • perfume
  • make up
  • I Tunes gift card
  • bubble bath
  • shower gel

Ladies:

  • chocolates
  • coffee shop gift card
  • razor blades
  • nail polish
  • perfume
  • hand cream
  • favorite coffee creamers
  • lottery tickets
  • local rec center membership (make sure she likes to exercise!!)
  • bottle of wine
  • favorite cooking gadget
  • bubble bath
  • shower gel
  • make up
  • bath oil
  • gum

Men:

  • chocolates
  • coffee gift card
  • razor blades
  • shaving cream
  • lottery tickets
  • local rec center membership
  • gloves
  • stocking hat
  • bottle of wine
  • Leatherman
  • golf balls / tees
  • movie tickets
  • fishing lures
  • tools
  • stocking hat
  • ball cap

Have fun shopping for stocking stuffers!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

I love getting and giving pictures for Christmas. What grandma, grandpa, Aunt or Sister wouldn’t love getting this package? There is nothing more special than saying “I Love you” more than pictures!

 

Christmas wrapping idea: Photocopy a photo of you with the person the gift is for a the "tag".

 

And here are some ideas for the kids. I don’t know a kid that wouldn’t love opening Santa, Rudolph or even Frosty on Christmas morning.

 

Cute candy bar wrappers (snowman, Santa, and Rudolph)

 

I would love to have you share some of your creative gift wrapping ideas!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

 

 

 

Christmas Decorating with Vintage Ornaments

This is such an awesome idea and I love using vintage Christmas ornaments for this tree! What a great way to keep the vintage ornaments through the years!

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Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for some great handmade gift ideas? If so, check back often as we will be adding  several ideas for you throughout December.

Everyone loves handmade gifts – below is todays link for great gifts for kids, with lots of ideas for all ages.

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http://www.marthastewart.com/274975/handmade-gifts-for-kids/@center/307035/santas-workshop

Have a great day and I hope you enjoy! I would love to see pics of the handmade gifts you make and give this year.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear