Tacky Treasures: Ugly Christmas Sweaters {and more}

I really didn’t have anything to post today, but I recently stumbled across my friend Chelsea’s Etsy shop and just had to share… mostly because it’s absolutely hilarious!

Chelsea (from the über hip DIY craft blog Two Twenty One and my partner-in-crime at the Haven conference) started an Etsy shop called Tacky Treasures specializing in Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Seriously folks, if you’re planning on attending a Tacky Christmas Sweater Party this holiday season, you have to check this site out!

Of course you have the good ol’ ugly Christmas sweaters…

And the fabulous 80s Christmas sweatshirts….
The teddy bear one is calling my name.

Maybe you’re wanting a holiday vest?
I personally prefer the sequined Santa. Yeah, it’s pretty sweet.

Turtlenecks or mock necks anyone? It would look great under your vest!

And if you really wanting to come out a winner in the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, I think embroidered snowman overalls might just get you that first place trophy.

Make sure you visit Chelsea’s Etsy shop Tacky Treasures for more amazing clothes. She’s got 68 different items for sale right now… yep, you could clothe your entire family. Christmas card photos anyone? haha!


Local Find: RED POSIE {Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Retailer in Old Historic St. Charles}

Yesterday I showed you my newly painted Foyer Credenza that I created with Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint. So where did I get my paints you may ask? A fabulous and funky little vintage and antique shop called Red Posie.

This little treasure is located in Old St Charles MO in Francesca’s off Jackson Street, BUT they also have a fabulous online store and Etsy shop where you can purchase tons of cool items!

And yes, they are an online retailer of Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint!

They have every color in stock on the web and in their shop. Aren’t the colors just amazing? I used Ironstone on my first project, but can’t wait to try out the other fabulous colors.


One of the biggest draws of milk paint is the peeling and chipping of the paint, but if you don’t like that look you can use the milk paint bonding agent (personally I LOVE the chippy look!).

Red Posie also has the Miss Mustard Seed furniture wax to protect your painted furniture and give it a tough top coat.

Red Posie has a wonderful display of all the milk paints in their store, plus even a video of Miss Mustard Seed  herself on a television giving tutorials.

Not really the DIY painter? Red Posie has plenty of beautiful painted furniture ready to purchase (which you can even buy from their Etsy shop!).

I’m seriously in love with this white buffet and hutch that has the red popping through. Plus all of the treasure that it’s filled with…

Red Posie has the upstairs space at Francesca’s and it’s filled to the brim. I think I was up there for an hour going through everything… and snagged some great items including some old books, a small end table, and vintage kitchen gadgets that I’m going to frame and hang.

Besides pieces painted with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint, Red Posie is also a huge fan of Annie Sloan chalk paint. I’m obsessed with this Emperor’s Silk red chair with the vintage pillows.

And did I mention everything is reasonably priced?

Red Posie also has a large table set up with Halloween antiques. I can’t wait to see what they have at Christmas!

So if you’re in the St. Louis area, make sure you stop by Red Posie in Old St. Charles. OR remember you can purchase the MMS milk paint online through their website!