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Dirt Road Adventures – Milk Glass and More

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures – Milk Glass and More. On Sundays, we review all the exciting events behind the scenes, on the website, and the sources of inspiration I discovered online during the past week. This weekly recap ensures you don’t miss any of our adventures.

It’s been a fun week here on the Dirt Road.

I’ve been working on more Fall crafts and decorating ideas.

I’ve been so tempted to crack open some of my storage boxes filled with pumpkins, pillows and fall florals.

Have you started decorating for Fall yet?

I just finished the Sunflower Wreath made from pinecones yesterday and was so excited. Did you see it? It’s better than I imaged it, and now I need to decorate around it.

The wreath also sparked some new ideas for using pinecones this fall. So stay turned.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.

So this week the blog was filled with more fall ideas from DIY projects to budget-friendly thrift store trends.

Plus, a yummy new recipe you don’t want to miss.

The weather has been beautiful the last two days and I’ve been on my screen porch most everyday.

The new blinds we installed last week also allow us to sit there in the evenings.

Thrifting News – Weekly Haul

Y’all, one of my top posts ever was about How To Decorate With Vintage Milk Glass. I knew it was trendy for vintage decor, but I just didn’t realize it was THIS popular.

I decided to head out to the thrift stores to see what I might add to my collections, and here’s what happened.

First, I shopped at the Habitat ReStore and found a lamp for $1.00. Stay tuned for another lamp makeover.

Next, I visited CUOC, one of my favorite thrift stores, and found all these milk glass pieces. However, the best part is everything was 25% off. The large basket also came from there.

The framed cross stitch and brass candlestick came from another thrift store.

I next visited The Flea Marketeers on Sunset Avenue and found these two baskets. I have big plans for them and can’t wait to show you, I know you will love it.

If you missed Thrifting in Downtown Asheboro, you can check it out here.

In other news…

I was so excited to receive this photo from an Instagram friend. After seeing my Easy DIY Plate Rack Tutorial, Jean Conklin was inspired to create this wall of blue and white plates with a plate rack. Her version is fantastic; I knew you’d love to see it.

I love to see how another’s interpretation of an idea turns out. Thanks for sharing, Jean.

In Case You Missed It

How To Use Thrifted Vintage Gardening Decor Ideas

Thrifted Vintage gardening decor is a great way to add character and charm to your outdoor space. Adding these Vintage Garden Decor Ideas is also a more sustainable option than buying new items, as it helps to reduce waste. These budget-friendly decor ideas are sure to enhance your garden and other outdoor spaces.


How To Make Sweet Gum Ball Foraged Crafts

Don’t you love free decor? You are in luck if you have a Sweet Gum Ball Tree in your area. Today I’m sharing how to forage for Sweet Gum Balls to make free Fall Craft Home Decor to enjoy this Autumn. Plus, you can see more Sweet Gum Ball Craft Ideas to make now.


Southern Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Are you a fan of Shrimp and Grits? This Southern shrimp and grits best recipe is a classic Southern dish that is perfect for any occasion. It is hearty, flavorful, and easy to make. This recipe is the best of the best, with cheesy grits, grilled shrimp, and country ham with a secret sauce of red-eye gravy for a flavorful blend of southern perfection.


If you are looking for the latest trending home decor ideas for Fall, you’ll love these affordable thrifted options. Trends in home decor are constantly changing, but shopping vintage and resale allows you to curate your own style. Thrifted home decor is very on-trend for every home style, and I think you’ll understand why.


25 Creative Fall Decoration Table Ideas for Your Home


Get inspired with these creative fall decoration table ideas! We have 25 Fall centerpiece ideas, tabletop decorations, coffee tables, entry tables, and more! These unique and festive ideas will make your fall table decor stand out this year.


How To Craft A Stunning DIY Sunflower Wreath With Pinecones

Looking for an inexpensive Fall wreath idea? You will love this DIY Sunflower wreath tutorial because it’s easy and you can make it for almost free. It’s actually a DIY pinecone wreath, but the pinecones are crafted into sunflowers. This rustic sunflower wreath will instantly add a refreshing fall ambiance to your home.


Adventures Off The Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Each week there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.

There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL

Have you seen those lovely Fall trees for porches this year? They are pricey, but my talented friend Wendy will show you How to Make A Fall Tree that looks real for a lot less.

I was inspired by the sea shell bow my friend Molly created to enhance her late summer mantel with vintage finds. Now I need to find some more shells. Good thing I’m heading to the beach next week.

My friend Mary is so insightful and her tips for Living Simply and Efficiently are very inspiring.

Need more time to decorate for fall? Check out these 10 Minute Living Room ideas from my friend Chas.

My gardening friend Stacy turned me on to the benefits of Sedum Autumn Joy a few years ago and I love it. Check out her latest post –Growing Sedum Autumn Joy.

If you love having fresh-cut hydrangeas in your home, check out Kelly’s tips for extending their vase life.

You’ll love Heather’s article on Letting Go Of Summer With Gratitude.

Ready to get crafty, don’t miss my talented friend Jennifer’s Easy Felt Acorn Tutorial.

Are you still trying to get those dorm rooms decorated? Check out Simply 2 Mom’s 13 Tips for To Hang Things in Dorm Rooms.

Wait until you see how my friend Renae transformed this room with Board and Batten.

Another before and after makeover you don’t want to miss is CoCo’s Gray and White Bedroom Makeover.

What’s In My Cart

Coming Soon..

Here are some things to look for in the near future, so stay tuned.

  • Cheap Decorating Ideas with Thrifted Old Bottles and Jars
  • Easiest DIY Napkins
  • August Supper Club Series – A Southern Pot Luck Dinner Party
  • Southern Pot Luck Dinner Recipes
  • A Pottery Barn Dupe is the easiest yet, saving you over $100.00.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I look forward to sharing all my adventures with you again next week.


Monday 21st of August 2023

Rachel you have been busy my friend! Love that pinecone wreath, you are so clever! Thank you for sharing my hydrangeas post too. Have a great week!


Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

Kelly, You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 21st of August 2023

I love that pine cone sunflower wreath, Rachel! It came out so great! Thank you so much for sharing my life saver ring wreath! I would love to see what you come up with using shells!


Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

Molly, Thank you so much.

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 20th of August 2023

You sure were a busy beaver this week Rachel. You shared so many great posts. The sunflower wreath was so pretty. I made one a few years ago, and recall the pinecones were so hard to cut. Looks like you have it down, I will have to give it another try. Thank you for sharing my fall tree, so sweet of you.


Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

Wendy, You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 20th of August 2023

Rachel, I am so amazed over the informative number of posts you share each week. Have you thought about writing a book? I love the pinecone/sunflower wreath. I am currently at our mountain cabin and we have tons of pinecones. Thank you for sharing my tips for living simply and efficiently. You are truly the best. Have a wonderful week. So love your Sunday posts.


Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

Mary, You are so kind. I appreciate all your encouragement.


Sunday 20th of August 2023

Thank you so much for the feature. Always fun to see what your up to and creating.


Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

Chas, I really appreciate all you do to help others.