Often described as "hippie or gypsy" Highly influenced by French design. Patterns and interesting textures, vibrant colors and multiple layers. Relaxing, inviting and always interesting....
Vintage Pottery Garden Planter http://goo.gl/ufbQI
Antique Turkish Rug http://goo.gl/Gqagf
Purple Decorative Pillow http://goo.gl/VZJgf
Gold Round Tablecloth http://goo.gl/odMsv
Vintage French Chair http://goo.gl/H2peZ
Vintage Coffee Table http://goo.gl/iAC7b
Vintage Chandelier http://goo.gl/mXIIV
Vintage Tablecloth http://goo.gl/RfdV7
18th Century Painting http://goo.gl/HcGWf
I have an obsession with vintage hardware for furniture...whether it's pulls, knobs or handles...I'm all in...crystal, brass or porcelain. I don't have enough projects for all the pieces I have collected. So you will find them at Vintage Home Shop and in some of my favorite shops on Etsy.
I happened to notice Cathrineholm designs on Pinterest...classic mid century modern to me...with a touch of Scandinavian. The Lotus design intrigued me.
During a romp through Goodwill, I love my romps by the way, I found a basket of nick nacks and inside this little collection were three spice jars. Could they be Cathrineholm? I peeked at the base and found a Made in Japan sticker. Uh? Well a quick google search on my phone revealed that, yes, Cathrineholm manufactured in Japan for the American market. Good to know.
I bought the basket for a song. Took them home. Posted them on my Etsy Shop and a mere 6 hours later they were sold to a collector in Norway.
That day my love affair with Cathrineholm began. Because of the sale. No.
Because of the beauty and the simple design of the pieces. The more research I
do, the deeper my obsession becomes.
The designer responsible for this striking collection was a woman by the name of
Grete Prytz Kittelsen and is she if oft times referred to as the
“Queen of Scandinavian Design”.
I will continue to search and research the collection. I hope to send them on to
collectors...so let me know if you are interested
and I will give you first
chance before I list them.
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Christina over at The Olive Tree Blog is running a giveaway today!
Enter Today to win this collection of Mid Century Modern stacking mugs from my shop over at
The Olive Tree Blog !
Treasuries on Etsy feature vintage and handmade items...these are ones I collected in
the story of Serena. Little Serena is a baby who underwent open heart surgery at 8 days old.
All of the blood was drained from her body, her core temperature was taken to hypothermia,
her heart was repaired and then her heart was restarted. She is only a couple months old now, but she is the bravest "little woman" I have ever know.
I muse over her life as an adult...because I know she will live and thrive.
After the heartache and the healing, Serena goes to market and starts her journey into French cooking...
represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.
The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is
"imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".
As we head into the fall season be on the look out for new trending colors. While we are traditionally drawn to brown, orange and gold...fashions are showing soft white, grey and pale parchment shades. When fashion heads down a road, home decor is soon to follow.
Here are a few selections from Etsy...
In celebration of National Thrift Shop Day on August 17th. Enjoy!
While grey has been trending in fashion for the last 2 seasons. Many tones of grey are becoming more accepted by the consumer. With a base of browns making a warm grey, and blues that create a cool grey, customers are looking at grey with new eyes.
Look for grey to show up in housewares...any minute now the the newest Kitchen Aide Mixer will be showing up.
Pyrex lovers are out there...they collect, hunt down and display their favorite pieces...
Pyrex Percolators were the standard in the 60's and make a darn good cup of coffee.
Citrus colors in Pyrex can sometimes fade with age or scratch..these are remarkably fresh.
Happy Polka Dots
Start your collection with your favorite colors.
Do you collect Pyrex or just use it..I kinda do both...I serve in it and prepare...is that alright?...
and do you need to hand wash Pyrex? Collectors out there would you help me?
Welcome to Vintage Home Shop...a collection of all my favorite finds...take your time and look around.