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Hooray for Friday Favorites! It’s time once again for all of the internet to share the things that made our week just a little bit better. And to do a little victory dance. And to get the song “My Favorite Things” stuck in our heads. (Sorry.) So here are a few things I am loving lately, as I wrap up a grateful kind of week with my fantastic family of four.


Making Something Old New(ish)

One of my favorite things to do is find horribly dusty antiques and clean them up. So this past weekend, I scrounged through my parents’ shed, which is full of dusty family heirlooms, and found a couple of things worth reviving.

The first thing is an antique coffee grinder that found a place in my parents’ kitchen after we cleaned it and treated it with some coconut oil.

Antique Coffee Grinder: BEFORE
Just to clarify, this is the BEFORE picture.


Antique Coffee Grinder: AFTER


Isn’t it so pretty?

The second was an old box that held soap, originally…Chameleon Glycerin Transparent Toilet Soap from the 1920s to be exact. When I found it, this box was holding all sorts of things that I either couldn’t identify or didn’t want to. This one took a little bleach as well as soap and water.

antique box before
Again, BEFORE. Yikes.



This box, in my estimation, is worth $-0.25 in today’s market, but to me, it has…more value than that. I’m still getting over the fear I had of what was inside when I found it, so I guess time will tell what it’s worth to me.



Fall Potpourri

I’m going to write more about this next week, but here’s a teaser for you:

Crockpot Fall Potpourri DIY

Grab some fall fruit and seasonings and get them in your crockpot! It’s amazing!



Cute Hats

We broke out some of our warm hats from last season, and two of them still fit! Funnily enough, the ones that still cover my kiddo’s ears are both animals. Warning: if you have a hard time with cuteness, you may be at the wrong blog.



Fresh Honey

Bees are as close as my parents get to owning livestock. They started raising bees two years ago, and I LOVE both occasionally helping take care of the bees and, of course, taking some honey off their hands. Local honey is so great to have around, especially this time of year! We had used up our last bottle, and just like that, we got some more.

a picture from beekeeping, two years ago



Prediction: this honey will sweeten many a chai this season.



What I’m Pinning: My Favorite Pin of the Week



This week we were all hit with devastating news. Sometimes I can’t really find the words I’d like to say. I thought Julia of Motherhood Matters expressed her reaction so well and made sure to offer hope to us all…please go check it out.


I’m on Pinterest here, if you want to see what else I’m pinning lately. I’d love to see what you’re pinning too!

Tell me what you’re loving this week. And have a happy Friday!

Linking up with:

Friday Favorites with AndreaNarci, and Erika
High Five for Friday with  Cup of TeaBright on a BudgetbyBMG, and Della Devoted
Five on Friday with Carolina Charm, Hello! Happiness, and Smidge of This

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6 Comments on Friday Favorites: Antiques and Honey

  1. You did a great job with the antiques!! How fun!! We have a really old coffee grinder that hangs on our wall and I love it. We found it in Idaho after I bought my first house. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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