Sunday, December 9, 2012

Vintage Needlework Finds and a new booth!

I didn't do a lot of shopping this week, because I was moving into my new antique store booth (more below on that!), but I did find two darling needlework wall hangings.  I normally have a hard time passing up crewel and needlepoint, but I'm not a big fan of cross-stitch, which both of these are.  Cross-stitch is usually too country for me.  However, the sayings were so sweet and the colors were simple, so I couldn't leave them behind.  I think they would look great mixed into a gallery wall with more modern pieces (for inspiration, check out my favorite gallery walls on my Pinterest boards)

Simple and sweet.  The new, cheap frame has got to go, but the vintage textile inside can stay.

Truth in linen and cotton.

I'm really excited about my new antique store booth.  I'm starting very small and didn't spend a lot of time curating and staging - I basically just wanted to clear out the house before the holidays.  In a case of life imitating art imitating life, I thought about how Anthropologie stages its goods, and tried to keep like items together while presenting an eclectic mix.  It has a long way to go, but this is just the start:

My booth is the one in the middle with the globe on top.  

I'm going to have a hard time not just turning around and spending my profits in the store.  Check out the mid century items from another dealer below - I want every piece she has! 

I hope everyone had a nice week, and thanks for stopping by! 

Joining the Nifty Thrifty on a Living Space and
Thriftasaurus Linkup on Sir Thrift A Lot and


  1. Your booth looks fantastic, it is always a good idea to imitate what others do successfully. Thank you for your comment on my blog, I am going to add you to my blog list. Cheers

  2. I really like your idea of mixing up the new wall hangings on a gallery wall, mixing different eras and styles. Your booth turned out great. Very organized.

    1. Thank you! I hope to try the gallery wall idea out soon and share it here.

  3. Like your booth - it is nice and "packed full". Need to beef mine up a bit. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Putting yours on my favorites. :)

  4. Congrats on your booth! I would have grabbed those pieces, too!