Hello friends!

Where does time go?!…

I’ve been busy with this and that, as I’m sure you are too, but I wanted to welcome in the sweet season of spring by sharing a few of my favorite vintage spring and Easter treasures.
Time for tea


Pretty soft shades of yellow, pink, green and blue are most welcome around the house.

Vintage linens

Of course, Easter decor fits right in!

Vintage spring


Vintage Easter eggs

I love my old stuffed bunny from when I was a kid.

Old stuffed bunny

Below are treasures from Germany, and an old postcard.


Antique German Easter

A single tulip in a cute little pink planter that was handed down from my husband’s family, sits in the sun and should open up soon….
pink planter

I love the old Etude music magazines that were my great grandma’s.

Don’t these cover girls look happy singing their spring songs?

Etude 1908

Etude 1908

I hope your spring is a lovely one filled with fresh flowers and strolls in the warm sunshine.




Hey friends, join me over on Instagram at Renew_and_Remember. I show up there several times a week. 

Take advantage of lazy summer days by creating a vintage style sitting area that takes only a few minutes to set up!

Follow me to my backyard and let me show how you can put together your own lovely summer place where you can escape to without having to leave home.


Wasn’t it just summer with birds singing and morning coffee outside on the back steps?

I was looking back at fall pictures I took (before I got my fancy shamancy camera) and pulled out some favorites taken with my plain old camera.

Looking across the street.

autumn leaves in MN


The sun cast a perfect light for a photo shoot.

Fresh flowers were arranged in a vase and a cake looked pretty on a glass cake plate.

Then, before I even took the first picture I got the call….

vintage white vase


Hi friends! Thanks for stopping in here at Renew and Remember.

Life has taken some twists and turns for me this summer, but I am getting back to what I like to do…blogging about vintage treasures!

Stay tuned.

A new blog post is in the works and it’ll give you the scoop.

In the meantime, I’m on Instagram most days.

Take care and check back soon…..!!!!

A warm hello from a cold place.

That place is Minnesota.

When I look out my window on a winter’s day, I can hardly believe that in a few months green will replace the white and warmth will replace the cold.

But for now it’s as winter as winter gets.

winter window


I love looking through cookbooks printed by community or church groups.

The older the better.

These softcover, low budget books that are spiral-bound or held together with staples, even yarn, contain tried and true recipes that women were proud to share.

From a typewriter to an office mimeograph machine or a local print shop, they were usually sold for fundraising needs such as a library addition or missions work.

Here’s a gem I found in a Duluth thrift store.

Twig MN cookbook

Smorgasbords in Minnesota’a Northwoods, by the Ladies Aid of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Twig, Minnesota.


The little birdhouse that came from my childhood home now sits in our backyard.

A few birds poked their beaks in this summer, but none settled in.

It looked so lonely and birdless especially on a foggy morning, that I felt I needed to do something for this old house.

So on a perfect sunny day, I enjoyed sitting at the picnic table while I worked on the makeover.

Here is the BEFORE….


And, here is the AFTER!