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my grandfather gave me this slew of old road maps! have you seen all the crafts involving maps floating around blog land? currently i have three amazing ideas. one involves those lamps i found at goodwill, the other involves a piece of furniture, and the other is a secret (it will be in issue three of FOLK *fingers crossed*).


Inspired By Charm

i broke down and bought some vanilla beans and vodka. now i’m just waiting on the glass jars and vanilla extract making will begin! i got the vanilla beans from here. the ones from madagascar.

happy weekend everyone!

Inspired By Charm

Inspired By Charm

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  • Lili at

    Curious to see how you will use the maps, I know it’s gonna be great! ~Lili

  • Patti at

    I just made vanilla today for the first time! Looking forward to seeing what you create with the maps!

  • Wendi at

    Oooooh, I remember making vanilla extract. I must try it again! As always, I just love your blog. BTW, are you planning to sell more jam on Etsy? My so and I miss your blueberry pineapple jam. (hint hint hint…) 🙂

  • Funky Junk Interiors at

    Nice score on those maps! And no matter what you do with that vanilla project, it’ll be a hit.

    You have one of the nicest blogs in blogland, Michael. EVERYTHING you do is a treat for one’s eyes.


  • Victory Garden Yarn at

    Totally jealous! I’m going on a hunt for old road maps or an old atlas at the thrifts tomorrow for a project of my own! The mannequin heads for my craft show booth are rather frightening so I want to give them a bit of a facelift with bits of old maps. 😉

    And you will LOVE the vanilla extract-ours has been marinating for a year or so now and it is oh-so-delicious! (We used rum though.) You should also try vanilla sugar, yum yum!

  • Anonymous at

    Lucky, lucky you !!!!! I was just looking on the internet trying to find some vintage maps. What a treasure…Can’t wait to see what you do with them.

    Cindy B.

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