Monday, October 20, 2014

Some recent items

I've been busy preparing for Halloween and haven't had a chance to take pictures of some of my favorite finds from this week, but I have found so many great items recently that I still have plenty to share.

I shared this one on Instagram earlier this week.  It's a vintage Spartaflex camera - I wish it had the flash bulb, but I think it looks great in my dining room anyway.   The Kokeshi dolls were found a few months ago at an epic estate sale where I picked up a treasure trove of vintage Japanese items.  I haven't had a chance to sort and photograph those items yet, but I will share as soon as I do. 

In the background of the photo above are some prints from a gallery wall that I recently put up. The images come from a set of reproduction antique prints from the Museum of Natural History.  Here is a shot of how the wall looks - it's not the best angle, but you get the idea. 
Next up are some other recent finds:

From left to right are a footed planter or bowl , a vintage Raymor vase, a wonderful painting of a girl in a red dress, a floral painting, and a stack of vintage coffee tins. 
Here's a closeup of the planter/bowl:
I don't know the designer, but it looks like it is marked 1926 (although I've never seen a "2" written that way, so I wonder if I'm looking at "9761" upside down):
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Monday, October 13, 2014

New Header and Great Vintage Decor Finds

You might notice a new header above - I was playing around with displaying that picture of me in my living room and ended up with it in the header. I'll have to play around to get it to look just right, but it works for now. 

I had some great finds over the weekend!  My very favorite score was this fantastic vintage oil portrait that I have pictured here in my entryway:

I also found the ceramic pot on the right and an MCM scandavian glass candle holder on the left.  I picked up the antique books the prior weekend.  The console is actually a child's dresser from Land of Nod that I got a few months ago for Mother's Day.  I love the vintage library card catalog style. 

Here is another look at the old oil portrait.
  I got it from the estate sale of an art collector.
I'm not quite positive what era it is from, maybe the 30s or 40s?

Here's a shot of the candle holder:
I'm assuming it's a candle holder but I may have it wrong side up for all I know.  I'm not sure of the maker, but it looks familiar.  If you know, please do tell in the comments! 

I wasn't sure about the planter, because I wondered if the brown color looked a bit dated, but I took a chance. It's the perfect size for my IKEA plant (If you're wondering, I have great luck with their plants!).

 I think in the right setting, this geometric pattern looks very modern.

Check out this beautiful antique side table: 
I can't wait to find a spot for it and style it up right.

I also found a few lap blankets.  First, a pretty quilt: 
 It's handmade from colorful scraps, which is my favorite kind of quilt. 

 Finally, a crocheted throw blanket:
I love the pretty blue and white stripes of this afghan. 

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