Ideas for old Christmas Linens and Fabrics

If you are like me you have lots of old Christmas towels, table cloths, napkins and other cloth items that have nostalgic value but no longer go well with your current decor or are just worn or stained from years of loving use. Have you considered creating a memory quilt with those items? Most people think of memory quilts as made of old clothing from a loved one but there are many different kinds of memory quilts. Some ideas would be to make place mats, table runners, decorative wall tapestries, or cheery holiday throw to wrap up in on a chilly night. 

If you try this send me a pic! I love seeing others creative ideas. 

Not ready to tackle a memory quilt on your own but still want one? I make all kinds of memory quilts. Contact me directly here or visit my Etsy shop Daisy May Days.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Weekly Country Charm Design & Decor

I am sharing this weeks wonderful design and decor images courtesy of Cristy Harder. Cristy allowed me to share her wonderful ideas she shares through her Instagram account. I hope her images inspire you to create your own country cottage or country farmhouse decor and designs! If you have images you would like to share yourself please feel free to contact me.

And as always please remember all images belong to the creator Cristy Harder and may not be used without permission.

  1. I love, love, love this gallery wall! This is the image shared by Cristy that prompted me to contact her for permission to share her ideas.
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  2. A beautiful way to display eggs. Eggs from homegrown chickens don’t necessarily have to be refrigerated like those that are store bought.
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  3. Speaking of chickens…
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  4. Simply beautiful…
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  5. What an awesome idea for a country party.
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  6. Peaceful and gorgeous. Real spaces by real people.
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  7. I want one!
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Have any ideas you would like to share?

Have a Daisy May Day! And be sure to check out my store of handmade items in our store Daisy May Days on Etsy.

Make-Do Tip – Cleaning

Whether you want to save money, use safer chemical free cleaners or just ran out of your usual supplies. Here’s a quick make-do recipe for cleaning your floors. It cleans very well and deodorizes, sanitises and leaves behind a pleasant odor. 

I have personally used this cleaner on my (finished) 100 year old wood floors, vinyl flooring and tile. It worked great on all three but just to be safe I recommend testing on your floors in an inconspicuous area first. Also I have not tried this recipe on unfinished wood floors at all so if you try it please test first. 

Make-Do Homemade Floor Cleaner

All measurements are approximate. Adjust as needed. 

1.5 cups white vinegar

2 small squirts natural dish liquid or liquid Bastille soap

3-4 drops Rosemary essential oil

2 gallons water. 

Mix in a bucket and mop as usual.