How to Date & Identify Antique Mason Jars

Over the years, I’ve learned how to date and identify antique Mason Jars while acquiring a collection of in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Here are tips and reference charts to estimate the age of your jars.

How to Identify Antique and Vintage Glassware

Have you ever wondered how to identify and date your antique and vintage glassware? Here’s some information about the history of vintage glass, different types, and styles, plus some tips for identifying, dating, and valuing pieces.

How to Find Beach Treasure on the Outer Banks

There’s something about time spent on the shore beach combing that has a soothing effect on our souls… Here’s everything you need to know to beach comb like a local and find treasures on OBX beaches.

How to DIY Decorate Mantels for the Holidays

Wondering how to DIY decorate your fireplace mantel for the holidays using items you probably already have around your home or yard? Here are a few ways that we’re decorating our home for the holidays using items from around the house, outdoors, and hidden gems from inside your junk drawer.

Humble Beginnings & Late Night Candle-Making in the Hallway!

I started The Outer Banks Candle Company in 2008 with three very young children, 4, 2 & newborn… that was crazy! It all began with a passion to create unique & beautiful candles that are inspired by the beauty & peacefulness of life at the beach.

How My China Cabinet Inspired a Collection of Antique Candles

As a mom of five, Mother’s Day can be a tricky holiday to navigate. Do I want a big celebration and fanfare in my honor? Do I want them to cook for me and take over my household duties for the day? Or do I want the simple gift of some rare and quiet *me-time*?