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Designs By Peg – Hand Crafted for DIBS! On Resale

DIBS! Is A Great Place To Find Gifts!

Shopping resale and thrift stores is a great way to find unique gifts both old and new.  At DIBS! On Resale you will also find Designs by Peg.   Peg loves to sew and she uses her talents to sew beautiful fabric creations to support the West Michigan Area Christian Schools.

Designs by Peg are sold exclusively at DIBS! On Resale.

Peg sews a wide variety of useful and fun items for home and travel and she is always coming up with new ideas.  

You will find cute purses and pouches of all sizes along with  aprons and table runners in stock.

Recently she made a beautiful apron for a customer and then made a headband to go with it -all in her school colors.   Do you want to show off your school colors or need three bags and you can only find two? Peg will sew custom orders,  just ask in the store or send  an email and we can help you out.  Below is a sample of some of the beautiful creations available.

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Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

Something Old, Something New….

Three Generations of Wedding Dresses!

This past week I opened a large box to find three generations of Wedding Dresses!  Three very different styles from three different time periods.

 Each made special for a girl’s most special day!

The first dress is very old.  I am guessing from the 1920’s or 1930’s.  It is handmade with lots of beadwork. The dress is short with a lace trimmed slip under a loose bodice. The skirt of the dress is lace covered with hand sewn beads at the waist. The most unique part of the dress is the stole that was made to go over the dress.  It has long beaded arm loops that connect across the shoulders.  A train is attached to the arm bands and that has more beadwork. Simply beautiful!

The next dress is from late 1940’s.  It has a lace covered bodice and lace sleeves with 20 buttons down the back and more on the sleeves.  It has a lovely train.   

The third dress in the box was another short dress, possibly from the 1960’s It has a fitted bodice with pleated cap sleeves.  The skirt is overlaid with tulle and has lace medallions scatted about. This dress came with a short veil and a pair of white gloves.  A very  sweet dress to be married in.

Dresses from every decade – a fashion timeline

We have a few other dresses in the store each from a different decade. Each was beautiful and stylish on the day it was worn.

 

 

1980’s Lace dress. Jacket has Rosebud buttons

Ruffles and Lace on this 1970’s style wedding dress

Beautiful lace covered train on the halter neck dress

Strapless gown with lots of bling!

1960’s short Wedding Dress

1920’s Wedding Dress

 

1940’s Wedding Dress

 

 

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

APRIL SHOWERS DO BRING FLOWERS BUT….

We Have Beautiful Floral Arrangements at DIBS! On Resale All Year Around!

Everyone loves a bit of color this time of year. And you will always find fresh and interesting flower arrangements at DIBS! On Resale no matter what the season. Some of the silk flower donations we get in are old and tired and  just need a little love.  Marcia fills that niche when it comes to silk flowers and dusty arrangements.

Who knew you could wash silk flowers!

Marcia is a “retired” florist and on Monday mornings you will find her working in the back cleaning, sorting and rearranging. She has a collection of tools to help her clean and spruce up the silks and a great sellection of vases to create new arrangements with.  By the end of the morning she brings  beautiful floral arrangements out for sale.

Above are some of the beautiful arrangements Marcia has created for the store.  Stop in and see what new floral arrangements have been brought out this week.

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Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

 

Find Creative Inspiration at DIBS! On Resale!

Resale Shoppers Are Creative People!

When I cashier I sometimes ask customers what they are going to do with an item they are purchasing.  I often get  very creative answers.   One lady described to me how she used bud vases and tea cups to create garden art.  One customer bought a large armoire and was going to paint it red!  Another couple bought nylon stockings to fill with salt, an experiment to see if it would help to melt ice on the roof.

Ideas come from their imagination, magazines, remodeling shows and Pinterest to name a few. And when I look around DIBS! On Resale, I see a lot of the supplies you might need for those inspirations.  From furniture remake ideas to repurposed  dishes here are a few ideas to check out.  

We have a French style table that would look beautiful in chalk paint – for inspiration click here 

Here is a easy bird feeder using mugs that would be fun to make with kids.

  

Teacups make cute little planters

Have you seen the dressers where the drawers are replaced with baskets?  Or poetry painted on old chairs?  There are lots of ideas for upcycling old sweaters  but how could you repurpose an old suit coat?  Teacups make cute little planters and succulents grow well in unique containers.  What are your ideas? What are you looking for at DIBS! On Resale?  We have a wonderful community out there who donate to DIBS! On Resale and they might just have what you are looking for.  Share in the comments on Facebook –  Then stop in and find what you need to spark your imagination.

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

Beautiful Treasures & Antiques for YOU! Support & Love for West Michigan Students!

Hand Crafted Antiques and Treasures at DIBS! On Resale

Support West Michigan Christian Schools

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At DIBS! On Resale we are blessed with donations from clothes to furniture and sometimes antiques.  This spinning wheel is beautifully handcrafted.  It is a well-balanced smooth-working tool that will work as well today as it did when it was made decades ago in Yugoslavia.  We also have a beautiful little tea cart.  The original Imperial Furniture sticker on the bottom identifies it as made in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mention this blog post and get 20% off of the spinning wheel or tea cart! This offer expires on Oct 31, 2017.

Click here to contact us for more treasures or questions or stop by and Visit us in person at 4949 Harvey St, Muskegon, MI 49444.

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).