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Sunday, November 27

a very reclaimed Thanksgiving table

Such a lovely Thanksgiving filled with friends, family, laughter, bowling (yes, bowling, my husband is from the midwest, need I say more), great food and spirits. 

I love the way the table turned out this year.  Lots of neutrals and fall colors with splashes of blue and green from the runner.  Check it out:

love how perfectly the fabric matches the burlap
check out the burlap napkin rings, made with leftover scraps

shorty candlesticks from balusters 
salvaged from a farmhouse in the Valley

my favorite bud vase:  vintage clear bottles 
and beautiful croquet sticks with yellow paint on the edge

create your holiday gifts this year!

Now that Thanksgiving weekend is winding down and the leftovers are almost gone, my thoughts are turning towards holiday gifts.  I love the idea of giving homemade gifts that are actually practical, usable items.  In fact, that's part of what inspired Reclaimed Crafts.  Every year I'd host Craft Day (or the Longest Day of the Year, as my husband called it), and friends would drop by and create stuff to give.  Every year I was reminded of how much I love to craft, and it's even better when you're crafting for someone else.  This year, come craft with us.  We'll provide all of the materials, instruction, and fun vibe in a great location.  You'll leave with beautiful, handmade gifts, and feeling like you've worked your creative muscles.  In a good way.

bud vases from recycled and reclaimed bottles and vintage croquet mallets on December 6th at Sticks and Bricks

table runners and napkin rings from upcycled burlap coffee bags, vintage fabrics and recycled buttons on December 11th at the Arts Industry Building

coasters from upcycled ceramic tiles and vintage fabrics on December 14th at Sticks and Bricks

greeting cards from recycled maps, books, magazines; vintage fabrics and rubber stamps on December 17th at the Arts and Industry Building

trays and picture frames with recycled maps, books, magazines; vintage fabrics and rubber stamps on December 17th at the Arts and Industry Building

Email for more information and to register!

Tuesday, November 15

register for a december class today!

December classes are starting to fill up!  Check out the schedule above and email to sign up.  Give yourself the gift of creativity.  Decide who gets your creation later!

Sunday, November 13

the goods

all the Twist excitement...

all the goods

super hipster table to go 
(70's attache case, legs twist off)
now lives in ct, photos pending

(vintage fabric + 2 over 2 salvaged window)

bud vases, lots of bud vases!
(reclaimed bottles + vintage croquet handles)

table runners 
(reclaimed burlap coffee bags + vintage fabric)
these sold out! contact us for a custom design

business card holders from vintage yardsticks
(also sold out!)

jewel-toned candlesticks from vintage
croquet mallets

candlesticks from salvaged balusters

we heart twist

We had such a blast with you all at Twist this weekend.  We loved chatting with you, watching you take our goodies home with you, and seeing your faces light up when we told you that you, too, can make all of this!  Can you think of a better holiday gift?  We can't.  Sign up for a December workshop today; spots are going fast!  Email me ( to register or with any questions.  We can't wait to craft with you!

Wednesday, November 9

this is not your bat mitzvah menorah

Remember those beautiful vintage wooden spools I scored on the best tag sale-ing weekend ever?

I knew I had to have them, but I didn't know why (story of reclaimed crafts' life, really).  Luckily, the very same weekend my friend Hilary Price (yes, that Hilary Price - my friendship with her may be the closest I get to my 15 minutes of fame.  Oh, wait.  Rachel Maddow was at my wedding.  That must count for something).  But I digress.

Hilary was in a creative mood and is Jewish.  Excellent combination, because look what happened next:

vintage wooden spools + reclaimed yardstick + 
touch of industrial (lug nuts) = one creative menorah!

This one will be for sale at Twist this Friday night and all day Saturday.  So come on down and snap it up, or email me for a special order.  Hanukah's late this year, so you have plenty of time!

Tuesday, November 1

Come Twist with us!

We are counting down the days until Twist!  Twist is, of course, the hippest, coolest craft fair EVER, and this year we'll be selling our gorgeous goods!  Come visit us, buy goodies and sign up for a December workshop.  For a preview of some of the goodies we'll have in stock, check out the last couple of blog posts.  See you there!