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. 

Thanks for stopping by! More vintage and decor can be found at these fine establishments:

Creative Mondays, Vintage InspirationMake It Pretty Monday, Mod Vintage Life, Coastal Charm,  Penny Pinching PartyVintage Thingy Thursday, Feathered Nest FridaysJunkin JoeThriftasaurus


  1. Wow I love that antique side table and the faux catalogue drawers look fantastic! Xx

  2. I believe your candle holder is a warming stand. You put a tealight candle in the center and a teapot (or what ever you want to keep warm) on top.

  3. Just found your site on ModMixMonday. Love your finds & really love the faux catalogue drawers. Something I'd love to find or make. I'm hoping you have a place to subscribe by email & I missed it. If not I'll just keep checking in now that I've found you.

    1. Thank you! I just added a place to subscribe by email at the top. Thanks for subscribing!

  4. the painting is absolutely fantastic! i would love to read a follow up post if you do manage to research its origins. and i really love the plant pot. great finds all round.

  5. That painting is a great score and I adore the table under it!

  6. Great finds love that little end table best love your new header as well. Have a great week

  7. superb candle holder and decorating design or great work for vintage decor
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