Spring is a sign of everything starting anew. After a long winter the Country is showing signs of spring fading into summer. So, our dining room has needed a refresh for quite some time. But with working a full time job any my side hustle of antiques, it just hasn’t happened. Until now! Amazing what a fresh coat of paint and some flea market, auction items can make in a room.
My chandelier was purchased at an antique auction, missing quite a few crystals. Solution…I purchased a broken chandelier at a flea market for $10.00, just to keep all the crystals. The beautiful crystals are expensive when you purchase them alone. My antique ice cream maker was purchased from a local antique shop. It has all the working parts from 1923 and is in impeccable shape. White ironstone was picked up at an estate sale on the last day and was 50% off.
I adore vintage candle sticks. You can pick them up everywhere. So I buy them and then sell them when I’m looking for something different. My goose collection has come from auctions and estate sales over the years. Picking up one at a time over the years adds up. So keep looking and scouring those sale!
This antique cupboard was purchased from an auction. Add a couple coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in antique white and it is a classic piece. My crocks and ironstone have all been purchased over the years. I’m still working on my ironstone collection and can’t pass it up at estate sales! What about you, do you adore ironstone?
Adding a vintage rosary and some vintage inspired flags adds that point of interest to your vignettes. I pickup vintage rosaries at estate sales or flea markets all the time!
I am deciding whether to keep or sell this piece in our dining room. It needs to be painted again and I’m ready for a change. So we will will if it stays in the next week or so.
Thank you for stopping by! We are in spring decor season heading into summer, enjoy!
I have been searching high and low for a antique ice cream maker. So happy to say “ I found one”. Check out that gorgeous blue color with all the parts intact. Better yet…….it works.
I had a fabulous lunch date with my granddaughter and we went to an antique shop afterwards. It’s never to early to take your grand children junk hunting with you. We were enjoying all the cool stuff when I seen the ice cream maker on the floor. Wait, what? Yes, it was on the floor. I couldn’t believe it. I checked out the price tag and scooped it up.
I will be searching for the perfect faux flowers to put in this amazing find, so it can hang out on my dining room table.
Stay tuned for an update after it is filled with faux flowers.
Spring is just weeks away, yet it’s not soon enough. We had our first major snow storm with 14 1/2 inches of snow, so we are ready for for warmer days and sunshine. With that said I have been craving French fabrics. Hence, my happy mail.
I have been busy working on angel wings, bunnies and more hearts!
Pocket heart bunnies. They are the cutest little piece of spring, just what I needed.
I will leave you with this warm weather spring pic of our garden last year. This pic just screams spring and warm weather is ahead. So for now I will continue to sew with vinyl fabrics and paint old chippy furniture until it’s warm and sunny!
No surprise that I’m still making hearts. February is almost here! I have antique European grain sacks and vintage lace so it’s time to melt the two together.
I went thrifting a few days ago and I can’t pass up vintage milk glass. This vase is perfect to hold hand made hearts.
Really, which one is your favorite? I know mine! Perfect hearts to tuck your favorite valentine in.
I’ve been busy with all kinds of hearts. Another vintage cutter quilt that needed to be repurposed. I will be using this cutter quilt for more projects too. The outer edges of this quilt deteriorated and crumbled. Such a sad sight, but the inner panels of the quilt are gorgeous and so colorful.
Can’t wait to show you what else I do with them. Stay tuned.
I have been busy this week making hearts from antique European grain sack scraps. I’ll be honest I love making hearts. So when I came across these antique scraps from grain sacks I had to use it. All different sizes, different vintage cloth and you have tons of sweet hearts!
I had an old flour sack that was torn and an old buck shot bag, that became hearts and a little hanging sack.
This week I will be working on more pocket hearts made from old cutter quilts. I can’t wait!
So I was playing with some plan wood cutouts and an oil Sharpie. Santa ornaments were created.
Had to make a Man in the Moon ornament too. Who can resist this guy? Not me! All that’s left to do is, drill a hole in the top and add a jut hanger. Complete…add to the tree!
Vintage tread spool trees are the perfect hostess gift for the holidays. I have them all throughout the house. They are irresistible! Add a vintage doorknob tree and you are all set. I collect doorknobs all year long to create these adorable gifts!
I purchased these adorable vintage spools because they looked like little Christmas trees. They are the sweetest.
Lots of news this year, love creating unique trees out of vintage finds.
Thank you for checking in. Lots of things happening here in my vintage world and looking forward to new ventures. Happy New Year!