where are they now

As you probably know by now, I love the thrill of the hunt! I love uncovering a long forgotten treasure and giving it a new home or purpose.  It is kind of like fostering puppies!  Sometimes these treasures are found in the bottom of a box at a flea market or in a closet at a granny estate sale or buried in a barn. The next great thing can truly be hiding anywhere just waiting to be discovered.  It is such an exciting thought actually.

Many of the treasures I find I don’t actually keep.  Or at least not for long.  I am trying to avoid hoarderism.   That must be a word and a disease that plagues hoarders.  So it got me wondering…where are they now?

What life have former Circa Dee treasures gone on to live?

Fortunately for me and you, I have some insight.  Check it out!

I had the opportunity to sell a few unique scales to Miss Mustard Seed which have landed in the glossy pages of her book and a few magazines!  Pretty cool.  You might remember these scales from early in my treasure posting days here and here.


I personally have a thing for vintage chenille blankets.  I snap them up at every opportunity and have a few in my own home.  I sell quite a few too.  They definitely have vintage beach house or cottage feel.  Here’s one all settled in it’s new home!

chenille bedspread

This vintage linen tablecloth was repurposed into a new valance for a kitchen.  Pretty clever and adorable reuse!

vintage table cloth turned valance

A friend commissioned me to make a custom painted sign to coordinate with their master bedroom.  Here’s a look at the rustic art that some old boards I saved turned into.

custom painted sign on reclaimed wood

This is one of my favorite “where are they now” stories…  I found an antique drop leaf table at a moving sale.  The wear and patina on the wood was just perfect as is.  Cabin owners agreed with me and transported it all the way from Pennsylvania to their Georgia cabin to give it a new lease on life.  I think they did a great job pairing it with the antique ice cream parlor chairs, don’t you?

drop leaf table - cabin

If you’ve purchased a Circa Dee treasure, I’d love to see what you’ve done with it and feature it next month!  Have you repurposed it or given it a new lease on life?

P.S.  I’m on instagram now posting live updates!  Find me – circadee

a blue christmas

This is in fact not a Christmas post at all.  Well maybe a little.


It is definitely a blue post though.


And a little green.


And red.


And maybe nude too.  What the heck.


The Cape May table and and a few signs moved into my new and improved space at West End Garage this week.


The tray detaches from the table.  Check it out!


I bet you didn’t see that one coming, did ya?


They lyrics from the “On the way to Cape May” sign are painted on the tray…

IMG_8790  And I love the extreme chippiness of these signs…IMG_8795


That’s what I’ve been up to this week.  How about you?

Don’t forget we’re open at our Brick & Mortar this weekend, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12-4.


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new at west end garage

Happy weekend! The first day of December, yay!

So Thursday was a sign painting kind of day. Here’s a glimpse.


I wasn’t supposed to be working yesterday and for the most part I didn’t. I had a great day off!  However, I did pop into West End Garage to add these finished pieces to my space.  I need to wrap up the others.

The largest vintage book page wreath you ever did see. It’s huge! And it smells like the library!  You know what I’m talking about.  I kind of love that old book smell.  Anyway, this wreath would be a really cool focal above a mantel.

book page wreath

I have been in luck with finding some great old shutters and doors lately. This door is part of a silo so I was told.   You can tell the bottom was cut off.  Maybe someone out there knows if it was for a silo?  I love the hardware. I really wanted something simple and Christmasy so I went with a vintage Santa outline.

vintage painted santa door

And then of course I needed a new Cape May sign. The coastal green shutter is a perfect contrast for the song lyrics.  These have been popular signs so I try to stock one in my space frequently!

Cape May sign

And I’ll have you know that Wilson contributed very little to these projects.


Have a great weekend!

P.S.  Don’t forget about the Inspired You book giveaway.  You have until midnight EST tonight to enter.