Posts tagged ‘vintage’

New Items in my ETSY Shop

I have finally had a chance to add more items to my ETSY site and I’m very excited about them.  So with no further ado – my favorite new item…

Set of 8 Antique Chintz Napkin Rings

A set of eight napkin rings that are antique and were made in England.  I love the chintz design and the brown background.  They would look so fabulous with any dinner table.  Chintz is back in a big way – like the Liberty of London hit at Target.

Set of 8 Antique Chintz Napkin Rings

Next item that I have added is another set of napkin rings; this is a set of four Tiger Cowrie shell rings.  I have always thought Tiger Cowrie shells are pretty so I was very attracted to these napkin rings.  They would be great for a beach house but also wonderful for a modern home or any home really.

Set of 4 Tiger Cowrie Napkin Rings

Set of 4 Tiger Cowrie Napkin Rings

Click here for more information.

The next item is a pair of milk glass candlesticks.  I love the pure white color and the design.  There is some sort of a foot at the base of the candlestick; I think it’s either a dragon foot or the foot of a foo dog (to be honest, I’m not entirely sure).  But I am sure that I love them.

Milk Glass Candlesticks

Milk Glass Candlesticks

Here’s a picture of the candlesticks with the flash so that you can see the pure white color a little bit better.

Milk Glass Candlesticks

These are available here.

The next item is a beautiful china serving dish; I adore the link pattern.  The china is from Heinrich Co and it was made sometime in the early 1900’s.  The serving bowl could be used for more then just serving food – I would put green moss balls in it and put the bowl on a coffee table.

Vintage Heinrich Selb Bavaria Chain Link Serving Dish

Vintage Heinrich Selb Bavaria Chain Link Serving Dish

This dish is available here.

My final item for today is a sweet gold rocking horse.  I’m getting to the age where baby showers will replace bridal showers and I think this would be such a sweet gift – a precious item for a baby or kid’s room.

Vintage Gold Rocking Horse

Vintage Gold Rocking Horse

This is available here.

Thanks for taking a look.  Please let me know what you think.  Click here for my ETSY shop.

April 7, 2010 at 8:06 AM Leave a comment

New Items in my ETSY Shop!

Ooh la la….I did some shopping, some painting and some photographing this weekend. It was so much fun, at least until I realized I don’t get to keep everything. My husband made the astute comment that I am like a drug dealer and that the best drug dealers don’t sample their goods. So, I’m going to stick to his philosophy for as long as I can. But man I do love what I found. For your next decor fix, please come to my shop.

Here’s what I have in store…

Tartan and tweed are all the rage now in decor and while this first item is neither tartan nor tweed, I think it goes very well with the general theme. There is a hint of the traditional Ralph Lauren Home look with updated touches –

Gun metal bookends – horse head in color black. I LOVE them! Click here for my ETSY shop.

My next find was the cutest collection of vintage pink depression glass all in mint condition. They have so many wonderful uses. Obviously the glassware is meant for serving food; however, I would use the small bowl on my bedside table to put my ring and necklace in at night. I love the pink…

Isn’t it so cute for your night stand? Sorry my necklace and pearls are not included. 🙂 This bowl is available here.

Next, I have a vintage pink depression glass platter with handles. This also would be a chic way to display jewelry, or you could be the hostess with the mostest and show off your cooking skills in style.

You can find this platter here.

My final pink depression item is a vintage glass divided bowl. I would use this for a spot to stash change and my watch or sunglasses.

This can be purchased here.

The next item is a little lovely bud vase that I added to my shop. I think there is something so elegant about a single flower in a bud vase. That and I am terrible at arranging flowers so this is an easy out for me.

This glass bud vase can be purchased here.

I put together a display of the items as a way to entertain myself as my husband wrote a paper…

Sorry my husband’s wallet is not for sale – that’s all mine. Ha ha.

Martini anyone? It would help to get you through the week. Well, for those who like their martinis stirred, I have added a glass martini pitcher and stirrer. The pitcher can be used for other things than martinis – but I believe that making a martini is the absolute best use.

To purchase the martini pitcher click here.

That’s all the goodies for now. What do you think?

March 8, 2010 at 7:22 AM 6 comments

ETSY Shops I love

It’s the final countdown until I get my ETSY site completely up and running. My profile is up right now; I am just not selling anything, as of yet. I must take phenomenal pictures (somehow) because all of the articles I’ve been reading say that a great picture will get the product moving. Guess I should use more then just my I-Phone

On to sites that I love…

If you are ever in the mood to treat yourself to some fabulous jewelry, look no further than Crow’s Catch. Irene Wood, from Seattle, has the greatest earrings and necklaces out there! She hand makes them and all are truly one of a kind. The vast majority of my earrings are Crow’s Catch, and whenever I wear a pair, I get tons of compliments on them. Here are a few that I’m currently lusting after. As soon as I make some mullah, and the purse strings loosen back up, I will be going straight to her shop!

A Boy, A Girl Earrings: crowscatch @ etsy

Silver Leaf, Smoky Quartz Lariat Necklace: crowscatch @ etsy

Coral, Turquoise Lucite Earrings: crowscatch @ etsy

Baby crazy! Who, me? Never. Okay, okay …I may be baby crazy. I am not pregnant, nor am I trying to be, but who can resist the cutest baby clothes in the world? If you have little ones, I suggest shopping at Frances Reid Clothing. All clothes are handmade by Bridget Dolfi in Oakland. She is a one woman show designing magical pieces. They have a timeless look to them as she uses vintage patterns and chooses fabrics that will have you hearkening back to the good old days. I had her custom make a tweed jacket for my two year old nephew. He looked so dapper in the jacket!

boy's lazy afternoon shirt size 3: francisreidclothing @ etsy

girls queen kitty jumper size 6 months: francisreidclothing @ etsy

My last ETSY crush of the day goes to Kelly Galvin Robson of High Street Market. She sells the most wonderful flea market, vintage finds for your home. I aspire to one day have a business just like hers…but alas, I must take everything one step at a time. Kelly has been featured on many of my favorite blogs such as Apartment Therapy, Decor8, and LONNY. She’s got a fantastic eye!

Vintage Brass Horse Head Wall Hook: highstreetmarket @ etsy

Vintage Chintz Rectangular Vanity Tray: highstreetmarket @ etsy

Happy shopping to y’all!

February 20, 2010 at 1:19 AM Leave a comment


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