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13 Charming Dutch Wooden Shoes

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Do the Dutch still wear wooden shoes? Not really, although you might see them on muddy days in the countryside and, of course, around tourists. In Amsterdam, I’ve seen them being worn ‘seriously’ only once: a woman in bright red wooden clogs, doing her grocery shopping at an outdoor market. Generally speaking, however, they’re mostly used for home decorating and national pride. Either way, they’re charming.

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vintage WOOD SHOES 1940s Souvenir Hand Painted Holland Boy and Girl Clogs Dutch

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8 Excellent Ways to Recycle Mason Jars (Pt. 2)

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A while back, we had a post on ways to upcycle mason jars. However, our list was far from complete as Tanita and Devon from  The Country Barrel have proven. After browsing through their shop, you might begin to wonder what you can’t make with a mason jar.

“When you see what can be done with recycled items, and how it can better both parties, it is truly something exciting.” – Tanita & Devon

1. Salt & pepper shakers

Vintage Ball Mason Jar Salt and Pepper Shakers

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9 Simple Heart Necklaces for Valentine’s Day

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February is on the brink, which means shops should be (already) displaying excessively feminine decorations and reminding friends & partners to buy stuffed animals & chocolate assortments, etc.

Here’s a better idea. Write this quote on a piece of paper: “A hundred hearts would be too few / to carry all my love for you.”

- Then, for ‘tangible evidence of sincerity’, pin it onto a heart-formed gift. Cookies and origami are cool, but a necklace is a notch higher. Here are some great options:

1. Attached to a love letter.

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Heart Necklace Love Letter inspired vintage industrial style with mixed metal and chain

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