DIY Post: Doily Bowls!

(A Special Guest Post from our Australian Friend and Blogger Sam at ittybittypolkadot Blog)

Whether it’s been crocheted by someone you love, salvaged from a thrift store, or passed down from your Grandmother; each doily has a special story to tell. Their intricate patterns and design epitomize vintage charm.

But what if these antiques could be modernized into something that is not only practical, but a delightful addition to your decor?
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What you need:

Doily – any shape, size, or color
Fabric Stiffener
Bowl – the shape of this will determine the shape of your doily bowl
Spare bowl – used for dipping
Cling wrap

What to do:

Decide whether you want your doily bowl to have scalloped or flat edges. For scalloped edges, mould your doily on the inside of the bowl. Alternatively, drape your doily over an upturned bowl to create flat edges. Test out a few different bowls till you are happy with the shape it makes. Once chosen, line the inside/outside of your bowl with cling wrap.

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Pour a generous amount of fabric stiffener into your spare bowl. Dip doily into stiffener, making sure it becomes totally saturated.

Mould doily to the inside/outside of your chosen bowl.

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Allow doily to dry overnight (or a little longer if necessary). When dry, gently pull doily bowl away from the cling wrap.

And there you have it … your delightful doily turned into a beautiful bowl! Fill with anything your heart desires; spools of thread, crafty bits-n-bobs, or even vintage jewelry.
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These bowls are deceivingly simple to make. Why not make a few while you’re at it! They can add instant charm to any room or make a perfect gift when placed in a cute box.
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Whatever it is you use them for, these doily bowls are the perfect way to recycle those often outdated, vintage heirlooms, into something that can be enjoyed time & time again!

– Sam

Fashion Post: Vintage Style Contest!

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Here’s the full scoop: We’ve got TONS of awesome vintage right now at LS Ridgeland. We want you to come in and hang with us and put together an awesome outfit with some of our vintage items. We’ll snap a picture of the style we create with you, we’ll share it on our LS Ridgeland Facebook Page and the style with the most likes at the weekend’s end will receive a $100 gift card.

We know, simple right? Come and join in the fun!

Inspiration Post: #LSSUMMERNIGHTS

14We are loving all the amazing photos being submitted to our #LSSummerNights Instagram photo contest this month, but these two… wowza!  Just a little color inspiration for our day and hopefully yours now as well! Thanks for these gems @nessaelshamy (left) and @hweeks14 (right), and keep ‘em coming all month long!

INSTAGRAM CONTEST!!!

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Yep, your heard us right- It’s time for another contest- and what does another contest mean? Another chance to win big! For the month of July we want to see what your summer nights look like. So, snap some photos, share ‘em on instagram with the hashtag #lssummernights and cross your fingers for a win! We’ll be reposting and sharing some of our favorites on our instagram, facebook and our site throughout the month and at the end we’ll select our ultimate fave for a $150 gift card prize. And, yes, multiple entries are allowed. So, what are you waiting for? Start snapping and sharing- we can’t wait to see whatchya got!

Here’s just a snapshot of some #lssummernights we’ve seen so far:

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Feature Post: Marquee Lettering!

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If there are two things we love at LS, they are shoes and vintage inspired lighting- and this in-house built signage has both! Want to try tackling this project on a smaller scale for your own home? Check out this lovely DIY post by Lana at Making a House a Home blog HERE.

Happy Friday to all and best of luck of your weekend DIY’s!

DIY Post: Scarf Styling!

If you haven’t seen our newest Look book yet, you’re in for a treat! It’s full of great How-to’s and ways to wear vintage scarves- and lovely photos too, of course. Check out all of the fun how-to’s below and make sure to give our Look book a view HERE ! Know any other great ways to style a scarf? Share them with us, we’re always up to try something new.

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Music Post: MS Bands You Should Listen to

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Dear Paste Magazine,

We are so very in love with this article and write up on musicians of our great state and huge fans of the whole 50 states series!  And, wow, we must say you have great taste.  Many of these talents have been long-time favorites of ours, and others we are so happy to have discovered now thanks to you!

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To our readers- Go read this full article! Really, do it. Now. Click HERE and take pride in all the great sounds coming out of Mississippi. Not from Mississippi? Follow THIS LINK and find great artists from your own state!