Turn a Vintage Suitcase into End Table

Vintage Suitcase to Side Table Note: scroll down to the end of this post to see a photo gallery of the complete project. Repurposing an old vintage suitcase has been on my list of projects for a LONG time (Pinterest project #999!?!). I have an old, vintage suitcase that belonged to my Great Aunt Dottie that I've been thinking about repurposing. While I am a fan of stackin...
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Collectible Ceramics & Art Pottery From The Creative Cottage

hand painted ceramic tea set
I've collected  a few pieces of art pottery over the years. Some of it comes from my Nana, who passed a few years ago, and some of it is stuff I've purchased from garage sales and thrift stores. I would like to go on collecting but there is only so much I can display in my tiny home at any one time. I'd like to move to North Carolina at some point and open my own retail sto...
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Vintage & Collectible Glassware From The Creative Cottage

Retro rainbow colored shot glass set.
Shop The Creative Cottage's eBay Store I make a lot of my own fused glass jewelry and home decor items. There is something about glass that I find extremely appealing. Besides the glass items I make, I also collect interesting pieces I find at garage sales, thrift stores and local estate sales. But, there is only so much I can display in my tiny home. So that's why I've been t...
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Herbal Fact Sheet; Valerian

botanical print of valerian
This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb valerian—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Valerian is a plant native to Europe and Asia; it is also found in North America. Common Names—valerian, all-heal, garden heliotrope Latin Name—Valeriana officinalis What It Is Used For • Valerian has long been used for sle...
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Herbal Fact Sheet; Thunder God Vine

thunder god vine
This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb thunder god vine—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Thunder god vine has been used in China for health purposes for more than 400 years. Common Names—thunder god vine, lei gong teng Latin Name—Tripterygium wilfordii What It Is Used For • Thunder god vine has been...
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Herbal Fact Sheet; Soy Bean

edamame
This fact sheet provides basic information about soy—uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Soy, a plant in the pea family, has been common in Asian diets for thousands of years. It is found in modern American diets as a food or food additive. Soybeans, the high-protein seeds of the soy plant, contain isoflavones—compounds similar to the female ho...
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Herbal Fact Sheet; Lemon Grass

lemon grass plant
Herb Profile: Lemon Grass Overview: Lemon grass is a tender perennial herb, which is native to India and Sri Lanka. Lemon grass, with its lemony flavor and aroma, is used extensively in Asian-style cooking. Both the large, grassy leaves and the bulbous leaf base can be added to recipes. The commercially produced essential oil is used as both a food flavoring and a cosm...
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Herbal Fact Sheet; Society Garlic

society garlic plant
Herb Profile: Society Garlic Overview: Society garlic is a perennial, semi-evergreen plant that is native to South Africa. This plant is a member of the amaryllidaceae family which includes other ornamental plants such as amaryllis, daffodil, lily-of-the-valley, snowdrop and spider lily. Latin Name: Tulbaghia violacea Common Name: Society garlic, aka wild garlic...
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Herbal Fact Sheet; Roses

miniature roses
Herb Profile: Roses Overview: Roses are a deciduous shrub with woody, stems which usually have thorns. Many variety of roses are available as there are over 200 species and 10,000 cultivars to choose from. Roses are most commonly grown for their ornamental, often fragrant, flowers. Certain varieties produce an abundance of rose hips. Common Name: Rose Latin name...
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Herbal Fact Sheet; Rue

rue plant
Herb Profile: Rue Overview: Rue is a semi-evergreen, subshrub which is native to southern Europe. Rue, with it’s lacy, blue-green leaves, makes a nice ornamental planting in the herb garden. Rue also produces small, delicate yellow flowers in late summer. Latin Name: Ruta graveolens Common Name: Rue Alternative Names: Herb of grace, herby grass Zones: Hard...
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