Searching Frantically! Help! What Is A Dixie Maid?

What Is A Dixie Maid?  I thought I would write a bit of history and back story about the “Dixie Maid” label I used to make this cute decorative coat hanger.  What I found was not at all satisfying, so I need help.  First, here is what I found. The term “Dixie Maid” seems to […]

Delightful Treasures Out Of Old And New

 “Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”Matthew 13:52 (KJV) Blending the old and new into attractive functional spaces can be a challenge, but when done […]

Just In Time! Five Adorable Denim Angel Ornaments

“When in doubt, wear denim” – unknown These angel ornaments have no doubts, whatsoever! Sporting denim robes, they sing with confidence to the glory of the season upon us. Using leftover materials from our various rehab, renovation and remodeling projects is almost a game for me.  It calls on a creative part  merging with frugality.  […]

Why Wreaths and Frames Make Us Smile

The wild-flower wreath of feeling, the sunbeam of the heart. – Fitz-Greene Halleck Special seasons and events, like the approaching holidays, bring out equally special decor.  Wreaths, floral arrangements, seasonal colors and items that represent memories of past celebrations are displayed.  They serve to pull special times from the past into this new celebration. Two familiar forms support […]

2nd Annual Shameless Boost Of Maison Steinbuchel Handmade

BUY NOW! A Shameless Boost!   “I’ve said it before, and by gosh, I’ll say it again — don’t be afraid to toot your own horn.”― Emlyn Chand You know by now from some of my BLOG posts, that I have an online ETSY shop.  This your opportunity to acquire my up-cycled and re-purposed items  handmade from vintage […]

Nancy Hancock-Cullen – My Bio

I am Nancy Hancock-Cullen, a retired Federal Aviation Air traffic controller, current private pilot and married 42 years to a wonderful guy.  We live in a 130 year old Victorian house; enjoy cats, vintage and classic anything and our precious friends scattered around the globe. In addition to flying and maintaining the airplane I inherited […]

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The First Annual Shameless Self-Promotion Of Maison Steinbuchel Products

“I’ve said it before, and by gosh, I’ll say it again — don’t be afraid to toot your own horn.”― Emlyn Chand Warning Shameless Promotion Below! You know by now from my BLOG posts, that I have an on-line ETSY shop.  This is primarily where I market items I re-purpose from vintage materials.  This the Giving Found Materials […]

Signs For The Times – Love and Joy

Words are but the signs of ideas. – Samuel Johnson These days we seem to enjoy having signs with quotes, sayings or words hanging on our walls to remind us of what we desire.  What inspires us.  What we want to focus on.  Keeping these before our eyes can serve to counteract the other forces […]

What Wreaths and Frames Add To Your Life

Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us. – Bruce Jackson  Special seasons and events, like the approaching holidays, bring out equally special decor.  Floral arrangements, seasonal colors and items that represent memories of past celebrations are displayed. They are combined with updated items that are more than simple visual beauty.  They serve […]