Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hello!  Winter is upon us!  At least here in Cambridge, where we are having a beautiful snow this evening. I've been so busy with shows the last three weeks and just haven't had much chance to post here.

Tomorrow evening is the last holiday show of the season, so if you are free, please join me at Angela Liguori's studio for a little last minute gift shopping.  I'll bringing the items above, plus some vintage finds that I haven't had a chance to list in my shop yet and some lovely stocking stuffers, like lavender pillows sewn from vintage fabrics and a few new clothes peg dolls.

Holdiay Sale at Studio Carta
with Angela Liguori, Susy Pilgrim Waters, Jill Bent and Kirsty Allore
Wednesday, December 18th
4 to 7 pm
97 Boylston Street
Brookline, MA

And starting Thursday, I'm taking some time off for the holidays to be with my family, so no more work posts for a bit.  Enjoy the season, folks!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Winter White Vintage Kitchen Collection in the shop now!  Lovely whites and blues to cheer up your winter table.

Also, tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4th, I will be selling my vintage and handmade wares at the Harvard Law School Holiday Market.

Wednesday, December 4th 12-2pm
Harvard Law School Holiday Market
WCC 2019 Milstein West
Wasserstein Caspersen Building
1585 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Please drop by and say hello if you are in the area!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Winter Whites Vintage Kitchen Collection coming into my shop tomorrow!
Today is the last day of the Holiday Sale in my shop.  Take 20% off using the code HOLIDAY2013 at checkout.
Thank you!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I'm having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale in my shop, Friday, November 29-Monday, December 2. Take 20% your purchase using the code HOLIDAY2013 at checkout.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sent out to my mailing list today.  Holiday Events 2013!  It's going to be a busy season!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Trunk shows and craft fairs are right around the corner!  Here's a list of where I'll be and when.  Please come visit me.  I would love to meet you!  The above invitation was designed by my talented friend Angela Liguori of Studio Carta.

Monday, November 25th 4-7 pm
Trunk Show at FRONT with Susy Pilgrim Waters, Angela Liguori, Jill Bent, Kirsty Allore, Cat Bennett, Julia Talcott, and Jan Moscowitz.
25 Channel Center Street
Boston, MA 02210

Wednesday, December 4th 12-2pm
Harvard Law School Holiday Market
WCC 2019 Milstein West
Wasserstein Caspersen Building
1585 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, December 7th 11 am-4 pm
Studio Carta Holiday Sale
Angela Liguori, Jill Bent and Susy Pilgrim Waters
Studio Carta
97 Boylston Street
Brookline, MA

Saturday, December 14th, 11am-6pm and Sunday, December 15th 12-5 pm
Paper, Fabric, and Stitch
Angela Liguori, Jill Bent and Sophie Truong at Michelle Willey
Michelle Willey
8 Union Park Street
Boston, MA 02118

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Vintage floral collection for the shop this week.  This little collection is in my shop this afternoon.
Antique Spongeware Bowl
Lily Painting
Rose Painting
China Flower and Bird Dishes
a new Gray Cable Scarf is in the shop
the last 5 clothespeg dolls of my holiday collection:
No. 5
No. 6
No. 7
No. 8
No. 9
Thank you for having a look!  Tomorrow I'm going to be listing all my trunk shows for the season, so please check back in for info!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Around my house on a rainy day last week.  Now the lavender pillows in the last photo have been finished!
Working on custom orders this week and finishing up knitting the last scarf of the season.  And preparing for a vintage shop update for Wednesday.  Have a good Monday!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A little collection of vintage kitchenware and this lovely vintage felted wool blanket are in the shop now.  It's really hard to part with these vintage goods, as everything I buy for my shop is something I would love to have in my own home.  I've been adding a new little collection to my shop each Wednesday, and I've got lots of things lined up for the coming weeks, so please check back in!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Vintage basket collection in the shop! The square shallow one is perfect for carrying your Thanksgiving pie to its destination.  And the others are are just plain awesome for storing or displaying anything.  All come with a lovely New England vintage patina.  

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Got to visit this beautiful little pop-up shop!  Fog Linen Pop-Up shop on the corner of Sacramento and Oxford Streets in Cambridge, MA.  It was just open for one day only.  An inspiring space with amazing products.  Very special.  I hope they will do another pop-up in the future!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hello there!  A little Wednesday afternoon shop update.  I've just added a collection of vintage wooden bowls to Jill Bent Vintage.  Just a note on the bowls...I've always been a little obsessed with vintage wood bowls and have a small collection of my own that are always out on my kitchen counters holding fruit, veggies, and general kitchen clutter.  I love how tough and useful they are and especially that they have lived a full life before coming into my home.  They have tons of character.  So, I'm always on the lookout for them and am happy to have found this nice little collection of 3 to share with you.  They have been well loved by their previous owners and are ready to be useful again in a new home.

And then, the clothes peg ladies...a little collection of 4 this time...maybe more as the month rolls on.  I'm hoping the cheerful reds and whites brighten your days.  As always, hand painted and hand sewn by me with vintage clothes pegs and fabric, and in my shop now.  And the ribbon they are posing with is from Angela Liguori's shop, Studio Carta.  Enjoy!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hello...busy week here, and my shop is fully uploaded with new pillows and vintage items.  And a new collection of Holiday Clothespeg Ladies coming into the shop next Wednesday.   But my favorite part of the week was making (ok, eating) an apple pie.  There's some left over for dessert tonight too.
Happy November!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Coming soon to Jill Bent Vintage!  In the shop by mid-week...more kitchen goodies, a handwoven bag, Bohemian doll and vintage handkerchiefs.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Jill Bent Vintage Collection is now in my shop!

This is a project I've been looking forward to launching for a long time. I love the vintage and antique objects that I find in New England and the way that they coordinate with the vintage fabric I use in my handmade pillows and totes.

I'm starting out with a small collection of housewares that have a beautiful aged patina, but are still functional items to be used around the house.  I'll be adding more items every week, so the collection will continue to grow.  I hope you will enjoy having a look!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Over the weekend, one last day at the beach with family and friends.  Cool air, warm sand.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Autumn inspired custom order for a lovely customer.  I haven't made dolls or banners in a while and they are so fun to create.  Wishing you a nice weekend!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I think I posted these on Instagram, but forgot to post them here on my blog.  Lots of stripey goodness in zip bag form in my shop!  Each is a little different in size and shape, all are big enough to house those essentials: phone, lipstick, pen, cashola, etc.  Top three are vintage ticking, fourth one is the last of the indigo linen. You may have seen it in pillow form earlier in the summer in my shop. Pillows are now sold out, but there are a few indigo zip bags if you love this fabric.  As always, thanks for having a look and a special thank you to my loyal customers out there.  I couldn't do it without you!  Really!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I'm working on adding a selection of vintage items to my Etsy shop.  They will be launching Monday, October 21st.
Here's a sneak peek!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bits of fall color in the shop for your home and to wear.  Cotton Plaid Scarf here. (Now sold out!  Thank you!!)  I'm wearing mine right now.  It's perfect for fall mornings and evenings.  Diamond print pillows here.  Cotton Stripe Scarf here.
All made from 100% cotton and by hand by me.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Lately, and random, but all about fall!  Autumn blooming roses, clematis, hydrangea and spirea.  Sungold tomatoes from the garden of a friend.  Working on vintage ticking zip bags.  Loving this herringbone wool tote for fall.  Foggy Sunday morning in Essex.  It's almost October...can't believe how September blew by.