the design has a bit of an asian feel
Saturday, February 28, 2009
the design has a bit of an asian feel
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Feb 28th 8am – 3pm
Accessorize Your Nest!
You just can’t help it. You have been inside long enough! Break out of your shell and head to the Red Shed! It’s time to re-organize and re-accessorize your nest. This month you will find hundreds of clever and gorgeous containers and ideas to arrange and store everything precious to you. We have also filled the cottage with wonderful new finds to fluff and shine. You will see some of the most gorgeous treasures we have had in years!
Beautiful frames in every size and color.......
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Recycled flowers from Flickr
Green Wednesday is a fun little tour of all things green or recycled. Please visit all these Blogs and leave a comment. If I missed you please leave a comment and I'll add you to green Wednesday. Thanks so much for joining.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Good Morning Journal readers,
My name is Sandy, and Erika and I are the owners of The Tattered House Vintage Living, a cottage shop located in the heart of Roseville, California.
We specialize in vintage living home and garden decor - a blend french, american, swedish, cottage or coastal finds. We travel near and far to find our inventory to share with you....and soon, we hope you would do the same. Soon, we will be hosting our city's first Antique Market right in front of our shop on April 19th. While this isn't our first flea market, it will be our largest with over 50 vendors. We are excited to bring the best dealers we have found from the west coast to share their goodies with you. Please continue to check our site at us out for further details.
We hope you like what you see!!! thetatteredhouse thetatteredhouseblog
Monday, February 23, 2009
xo Lynn @ TheVintageNest
Friday, February 20, 2009
The Vintage Nest
The Red Shed
Black Dog Salvage
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
There is actually quite a debate on the web about the definition of vintage. It can be defined as anything that is outmoded. Others describe vintage items as once outmoded but now back in style. Still others say it means anything less than 100 years old (anything over is considered antique), while others say an item has to be more than 50 but less than 100 years old to be vintage. Aaack!
Well, as a lover of vintage things, I have my own definition. Vintage means more to me than just age. I define a vintage item as anything that is from the past that inspires feelings of nostalgia, familial connection, and/or creativity. Tada! That is my working definition for the day.
Now, the photos above and below are of a special vignette in my home that highlight several vintage (by my definition) pieces. They each inspire a memory and/or connection to a loved one. Let me tell you why...
The dresser: This dresser was picked up by my mother and grandmother at an estate sale when I was a child. They painted it green and gave it an antique finish. (They also did a bed to match.) This has served as my dresser throughout my entire lifetime. As I grew older, I decided I wanted to refinish the piece. My dad and I worked on the dresser together for hours. So many fond memories!
The jewelry box: The jewelry box was hand-crafted by my great uncle for my mother when she was a girl. She used it for many years and then passed it on to me. I cherish it greatly!
The lamp: Now the lamp is from the late 80s or early 90s. It was a Christmas gift from my grandfather on my dad's side. It was initially a grey-blue color with a brassy base and a pleated lampshade. At some point, it received a coat of creamy paint and a new lampshade from Target. Vintage? You decide!
The ballerina: The ballerina figure is actually an AVON cologne decanter. It is the last remaining piece of a collection that my grandmother started for me when I was young. I was never a dancer, but this piece was always beautiful to me in a feminine and elegant way.
The couples figures: These are not "old" by any means, but they are gifts from my husband and are very special to me. In that sense, they have a vintage feeling about them.
The mirror: The mirror is clearly vintage in age. I picked it up recently at an occasional sale in Carver, MN. It works perfectly in that spot!
So, what does vintage mean to you?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Creamers and candy dishes filled with tealights are great when entertaining. I fill them with sand, rice, pebbles, whatever suits the mood or season. Most of my bookgroup thinks I'm nuts, but I like to inject a little bit of vintage into everything.
But trays are my favorites! For a perennially disorganized grrrl, they serve as great catchalls for the coinage I'll need to buy MORE silver ...
Mint julep cups hold all my pens in my home office. Pens are never elegant or pretty, but it makes me smile when I reach for one!
Keri, of Antique Therapy, generously allowed me to crib this photo which I've been drooling over for months. She plants cacti and ornamental cabbages in tureens and chafing dishes. How sweet are these??? You betcha I'm also cribbing this idea for my home.
As much as I love collecting silver (and NOT polishing it, like I had to as a child), I'm also a sucker for vintage muffin tins. I also have a lot of silver water pitchers filled with both fresh and dried flowers, and and various servers holding mail, etc. Now if only I could convince my beloved doggie to eat out of an elegant silver chafing dish. Do y'all have any more ideas for creative uses? I've got a lot of silver to repurpose. XOX