Friday 13 December 2013


If you are familiar with ...and then again,
you have seen that we like get creative
with the ways in which we re-envision
One way in which we revive silverware pieces 
that are not fit for eating with,
is by making pendants and charms.

Tuesday 26 November 2013

More Arm Candy

 Just in time for the holiday party season
 are our newest silverware bracelets. 
These beautiful baubles are available 
with Swarovski pearls in either a dark grey 
or a cream for $52. 
Gorgeous with that little black dress.

For a fun, layered look, 
we have also made hematite 
and cream pearl bracelets. 
They both include a Swarovski pavé 
bead for extra sparkle at $22.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Amanda & Liz

Friday 15 November 2013


Well, it has been a while since we last posted. 
We apologize for our absence but promise it has been worth the wait.

We are so pleased to say that you can now purchase '...and then again' products at Barefoot Contessa. Headed there very soon are our Christmas items seen in the photos below.

Our hanging bud vase reinterpreted as a Christmas ornament. 

Charming heritage souvenir spoons. Amazing detail on each one.

Reworked flatware handles hanging from black satin ribbon now resemble icicles.

Large teardrop, vintage chandelier crystals with a little embellishment.

 Perfect for your tree, we also wanted to show that these ornaments can be used in other ways as well. 

 Create a one of a kind heirloom wreath.

Gift beautiful presents.  

So precious, the recipient will want to admire it before they unwrap it.

We had so much fun putting together our little photo shoot and hope it inspired you to add a little bit of vintage, handmade and local to your Christmas.

- Amanda & Liz


Monday 9 September 2013

Looking for chairs?

Available for $600. We just picked up this set of 6 vintage Canadian made Cinnamon Maple chairs by Knetchel Furniture Limited. They are also stamped with Heywood Wakefield.
They are in excellent condition and ready for paint. If you would like to claim these as your own and choose the paint color before we do, send us an email at

Thanks for looking! -Amanda & Liz

Friday 26 July 2013

Available for purchase

Just a quick post to let you know that we have two of these lovely chairs available for purchase at $75 each.
A mix of traditional and contemporary, these high-back dining chairs are covered in Tennyson by Waverly and painted in Granite Boulder by Behr. 
We also have two more in progress if you are looking for a set of four.
Enjoy your weekend!
- Amanda & Liz

Wednesday 17 July 2013

For the Bibliophile

After I had made a number of bottle charms using the spoon bowls of some flatware, I was left with a pile of long handles. As my mom and I are always experimenting with new ideas and always trying to reuse as much of our materials as possible, I thought I would turn a few of the handles into bookmarks. 
To embellish them a little, I added some silver chain and some wire-wrapped beads. I think the result is quite pretty and fun.

The bookmarks are an especially lovely way to reuse old family silverware. I am going to make at least a couple from my great-grandmothers silverware as per my mom's suggestion yesterday.  
She said that my great-grandmother loved books and that as a child, she and her siblings would get so excited at the source of something to read, even if it was only a scrap of paper. 
I think the bookmark is a great way to commemorate her and something that she would love.

- Amanda

Monday 8 July 2013

A Beautiful Summer's Day

This past Saturday we spent a lovely summer's day participating in Déja Vu Vintage Market.
The event was held on the grounds of Wellbrook Winery and lots of fun was had by all. 
The weather was beautiful, the food and wine was delicious and the vendors had loads of treasures. There was so much that I could have spent my money on!
Here are some photos of our booth. I really wish I had taken a few minutes to catch some shots of the winery  and other booths, but I guess there is always next year.

Thank you to all of you who visited our booth! We really appreciate so much lovely feedback! And a big thank you to Maris and Antonella for planning such a great event!

-Amanda & Liz

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Wedding Bouquet Adornment

As I experiment with others uses for our silverware creations, I kept finding myself drawn towards ways to incorporate the silver into wedding décor.

Part of the inspiration behind the silverware component of "...and then again" came from my own wedding 6 years ago. We collected various sizes of silver spoons and then bent them to use as napkin rings at each place setting. The guests really loved the personal touch and loved that they were able to take theirs home.

 I guess this is part of what keeps nudging me towards wedding items. I love browsing wedding blogs for inspiration. The love, the flowers, the décor, the people and the celebration combine in spectacular ways. The heart, soul and thought that goes into the celebrations, whether big or small, allows for much creativity.

 The charms that we create for jewellery also make beautiful embellishments for a bride`s bouquet. The charm combination pictured above is a Swarovski crystal and the end of a spoon manufactured by 1847 Rogers Bros in the pattern of 'Old Colony` from 1911.

 Any number of charms could be added to a bouquet. I added a charm for Spain depicting a bull fighter and a charm from Sydney, Australia. I imagine that these represent treasured travels of the couple. The charms might also represent the heritage of the couple, loved ones who have passed or who are not able to attend the wedding or even inspiration for the future.

If you are interested in more info about ways to incorporate our creations into your wedding please contact us via email at or via our Facebook page at

- Amanda

Monday 27 May 2013

Muse News

This past weekend we acquired a well taken care of collection of Maple and French Provincial style furniture. The pieces were treasured by their owner and we want to find appreciative homes for them.

There are quite a few pieces now lining the hallways of our house and we are trying to decide which pieces to start working on first. We are choosing color palletes, fabric swatches and browsing inspiration photos. 

But, before we go any further we wanted to show you the pieces and gather some input/opinions. 
We also wanted to give the opportunity to any collectors to purchase any of the pieces as they are currently. 
Please browse the photos below and if you would like to share your opinion we would be more than happy to hear what you think!
Should we paint every piece or just leave their original Canadian design? What color? Where might you use a particular piece in your home? 

This fabric is in like new condition, a stunning Egyptian blue. But do we paint the wood or leave as is???

A great storage piece with one divided drawer and one extra large drawer and louvered doors, perhaps painted a white for a baby's room with a changing pad on top? or maybe a charcoal or black and then re-purposed as a bar?

The three pieces above have been placed all together but can be separated. The piece in the middle is actually a room divider with doors on either side.

Both of the lamps above are in excellent working condition.

This rocker and ottoman is very comfy!

Western themed boys room perhaps?

Testing paint colors.
A suite of French Provincial bedroom furniture consisting of 5 pieces.

So please feel free to leave any input, and share this post with your family and friends.
If you would like any more info about any of the pieces, we would be happy to share what we know.

Thanks for reading and viewing!

-Amanda and Liz