Thursday, December 18, 2014

For the holidays, I've added a little sale section to my shop of lovely fall and winter items that are the last (or 2 in some cases) of their kind!  I'd love these to make some one's home a little more cozy this holiday season, so I've discounted them from 20%-40% off the original price.  And although I can't guarantee delivery by Christmas at this point, each item ships the day of purchase, with lovely gift wrapping.  If you are local, contact me at and we can skip the shipping charges and arrange for local pickup.

See the SALE section of my Etsy shop here.

Thanks for having a look and happy merry making this winter season!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Last holiday market of the year is this Saturday!  Please join our group of local women makers for a lovely afternoon of shopping, eating, and general holiday merriment!  Looking forward to seeing you friends, old and new.

And once again, thank you, dear people, for all of your support of our small and local businesses in 2014. Your encouragement means to world to me!
xo Jill

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

This Saturday, December 6th from 11-6, Jill Bent Handmade & Vintage will be at Michelle Willey in Boston for the Paper, Fabric, and Stitch Trunk Show.  Products from Angela Liguori and Stitch and Tickle leather goods will be there as well.
For each show this season, I've been bringing a different selection on handmade and vintage goods, and this show I'll be bringing some new vintage finds (many things that haven't even made it into my online shop yet) and some copper cookware along with handmade cowls, lavender pillows, clothes peg dolls and handmade decorative pillows for the home.  I hope to see you there!
8 Union Park Street, Boston, MA

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!  Safe travels to all and have a warm and cozy Thanksgiving holiday. xx Jill

Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I'm having a little sale in my shop all week to say THANK YOU to all of you for supporting my little shop in 2014.  Please enter the code THANKS2014 at checkout for 10% off your order at

I hope you all have a warm and safe Thanksgiving if you are celebrating this week.  Here's to a wonderful start to the holiday season!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Come see me here this Saturday, November 22!  There will be over 100 awesome vendors from all over New England at this event.  Please stop by and say hello!

BUST Holiday Craftacular
Saturday, November 22
11 am- 6pm
The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St
Boston, MA

Admission $3

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In between getting ready for upcoming holiday shows, I've been working on my site a bit these days.  Right now it links to my Etsy shop, but in the new year, I'll be updating it so that you can buy directly from that site.  I can't wait!

In other news. the lovely blog Fern & Fog featured my shop today, showcasing some of my favorite pieces in the shop right now for decorating your home and table for Thanksgiving!  Thank you, so much Fern & Fog!  I'm delighted to be included!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The holiday craft fairs and trunk shows are rapidly approaching!
Here's a list of where Jill Bent Handmade & Vintage will be this season.
We hope to see you there!

The Brookline Marketplace Craft Fair
Saturday, November, 15
10 am- 4 pm
The Park School
171 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA
Adults $5  Children free

Bust Craftacular Boston
Saturday, November, 22
11 am- 6 pm
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Admission $3
bust craftacular boston

Paper, Fabric, & Stitch
Saturday, December, 6
11 am- 6 pm
Michelle Willey
8 Union Park Street Boston, MA

Holiday Trunk Show
Saturday, December, 13
12 pm- 5 pm
At the home of Justine Hand
454 Waltham Street Newton, MA

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


First up:
Vintage copper cookware collection just added to the shop.  These pieces are in such excellent condition. They have the best Julia Child vibe (after all, she lived in Cambridge for many years).  I'm totally in love with them.  Even my husband, who is not usually excitable about this sort of thing, asked if maybe we should keep these.  But, they are in the shop for now, and all sold as individual pieces.

And then:
These rustic wood pieces.  So New England, I love how they look as their own little collection.  The spoon, cutting board, and bowl have the best antique character.  The copper cups have been sold already.

Thanks as always, for having a look.

I'm spending the next week getting ready for the holiday shows coming up soon.

First one is at The Park School on Saturday, November 15 at 171 Goddard Ave, Brookline, MA!  Check out the details at .  If you are local to the Boston area, please stop by!  I would love to see you!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Vintage shop update coming in November!  Wood, ironstone, etched glass, enamelware, copper.  Good stuff!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Heading into that save the date time of year!  This is the first of the holiday shows I'll be doing this year, and it's a big one.  I would love to see you there at The Park School on Saturday, November 15 at 171 Goddard Ave, Brookline, MA!  Check out the details at 

Friday, October 17, 2014

2014 Fall/Winter Cowls are just about done!  Ok, I still have to finish sewing labels into them and then take a few more photos with a model (hardest part, since the model's usually me and I hate having my photo taken).  And then they are ready for the shop and the holiday trunk shows.

This year, I wanted to do a new take on the cowls I've been doing over the years, and I loved the idea of creating a soft, nubbly texture with this simple moss stitch.  The result is super soft and cozy without being too tight...better explained by a photo of someone wearing it...coming up soon.

The cowls are hand knit (by me, of course!) in 100% washable Merino wool, which is really soft (and not itchy) and come in five different colors: black, gray, doe brown, moss green, and royal heather blue.

Wishing you a good weekend.   Typical New England fall weather is predicted around here...sunny, but cooler...I'll be wearing a cowl, no doubt!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Little collection of 5 autumn clothes peg ladies...inspired by orange, green and gold leaves of the season. Putting these in the shop this afternoon.  Have a nice October weekend, folks!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Just added this collection of handmade vintage floral and Belgian linen pillows to the shop.  Something about them feels very French to me.  4 of each color available at
Burgundy here
Royal blue here

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Some orange and yellow on a grey Wednesday.  Just added this cute little orange Turkish coffee maker to the shop. Great for making Turkish coffee of course, (provided you know how to make it!) but also for melting butter or chocolate.

Love these peachy and yellow pillowcases for fall...these are the last sets too!

A few banners left also, right here...

Thanks for having a look!

Monday, September 29, 2014

After the rush of school starting in September, it's always apples that herald the nice things about fall.  We went apple picking last week, and now have tons of apples to transform into a pie, applesauce, and to snack on after lunch.

This week I'm getting to work on some fall clothes peg dolls for the shop and upcoming shows in November and December!  Suddenly they don't seem so far off...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I found these vintage Cathrineholm bowls this summer and couldn't wait to list them in the shop.  I love the green zebra stripes.  My mom had a set of these bowls when I was growing up with orange stripes, in fact I think she still has them!  This set is sturdy and well loved.  I priced them a bit lower than other online dealers have them listed for, because they have a bit of wear and tear on the insides, but they are valuable and highly collectible.  And just very attractive and useful!

Large size is here.
Small size is here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday again, and it's officially fall!

Just put these pillows in the shop for fall/winter.  All 100% soft wool pillow covers in herringbone tweed, plaids, and tartan.

Also updated my site for fall.

And a little vintage shop update coming on Wednesday too.

In the meantime, knitting away on a new set of cowls, in new patterns and colors, hoping to hit the shop in early October.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Just added this cozy and rustic fall vintage collection to my shop.  Even though it's technically still summer, the nights and mornings are cool and crisp around here and I'm ready for fall.  I can't wait to go apple picking and if I can, to drag my family out for an autumn hike somewhere where the leaves are changing and the seasons feel on the cusp of something new...

My personal favorite from this collection is this big, round, gathering basket (middle, bottom row).  I've never seen one like this!  It's really sturdy and has the perfect vintage patina to it.  I imagine it being filled with apples, yarn, blankets...or any other fall collection you can dream up!

Right now, I'm in production mode getting ready for the holiday season, shows, etc., so I'll be posting new things in the shop frequently (after such a relaxing and lazy summer away from the shop).

Thanks as always, for stopping by and having a look around.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Just added these vintage canvas mail bag pillows to the shop!  I love the graphics on these!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I just updated the shop with new vintage items for fall!  I love this first collection: a mix of antique and vintage enamelware in cheery reds and blues, some antique ironstone and the lovely sailor dolls!  Thanks for having a look...I'll be posting a new collection of vintage finds each week this fall.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hi there!  Back from a long summer away and I'm having an end of summer sale in my shop!  From September 3-7 take 20% off everything in the shop using coupon code: SUMMER2014 at

I'm going to be updating the shop with lots more vintage next week after the sale is over and new handmade items will be going into the shop on an ongoing basis this fall.

Thanks so much!  

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I've been away visiting my folks for the last few weeks, and now I'm taking off again for the wild west with my family.  We're going to be visiting all of the places pictured above...I've never been to any of them, so I am super excited!!  I've closed the shop for the rest of July, but will re-open August 1st.
Have a lovely July, everyone...I'll be posting on Instagram when I can from out west.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hi Folks!  I'm stepping out for a bit, but I'm going to keep the shop open until July 10th.  All orders placed between June 27 and July 9 will be shipped July 10th.  Please convo me through Etsy if you have any questions about items and shipping.   After that the shop will close for the rest of July while we head out West.  Thanks all and enjoy the beginning of summer!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I'm so excited for our home to be featured on today's home tour over at Style Me Pretty Living!

Lifestyle and wedding photographer Joyelle West took the photos. We worked for two days, styling, shooting, and chatting.  Her lovely photos capture the look and feel of our house in such a great way, and it was a pleasure to work with her. I also learned so much about photography seeing a professional at work!

Joyelle is based in the Boston area, and travels far and wide to shoot weddings all over New England. Check out her wedding site  to see her beautiful wedding photography and her lifestyle site for inspiring travel and lifestyle photos.

Thanks, Joyelle, and thanks Style Me Pretty Living!  I'm so honored to be featured here!  For more photos, check out the full gallery: here.

All photos by Joyelle West

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summerrrrrrr!  Yes, it's really here in, sunny, school is almost out.  And we go on vacation for a bit.  I'm actually going to close the shop from July 10 to July 31 while we go on an epic road trip out west.  So if there's anything you must have before then, now's the time... I will ship it out quickly to you.  Thanks all and have a lovely summer!

p.s.  I will certainly be posting on Instagram from the road, if you want to see what living in an RV with two teenagers is like for a few weeks...ha ha.  I'll try to include some photos of great American scenery as well.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wednesday morning vintage shop update!  Some fun stuff for summer cooking.

Vintage enamelware bowls

Vintage china sauce dishes

Vintage wooden cutting board

Another vintage and handmade shop update coming this afternoon too...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cheerful red enamelware in the shop!  Enamelware is great for summer cooking and serving.  Because it's light weight, it's easy to bring it outdoors or on a picnic or camping trip.  The cookware heats up quickly on the stove, so you don't have to keep the burner on too long in the summer heat.  And it just looks great. Win/win!

 Also, this little nautical flag bowl.  I'm guessing it was part of the dishware at a yacht club at some point and served up its share of lobster bisque and clam chowder?  At any rate, it's cute and summery.  

Friday, June 6, 2014

Mutterhood magazine has just released their Industry issue online and they have included an interview of me talking about handmade, vintage, Etsy, and how my small business runs.  I'm honored to be a part of this publication...and each article in the issue is a little gem unto itself!  You can view other issues of Mutterhood here as well.  They are equally thoughtful, humorous and interesting.  Thanks for having a look!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Vintage enamelware pitchers and grain sack cushions coming into the shop this afternoon.
Lilacs and columbine are from my garden.  The best of May flowers!
Have a great spring like here today...hope it continues.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday afternoon vintage shop update of some ironstone, enamelware and a lovely old basket.  I love how these pieces complement one another on the table.
I'm also working on another batch of blue stripe grain sack pillows.  I hope to have them in the shop at the end of the week!  

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Putting together product shots...a mix of props from my own house and garden + new stuff for the shop.
Got some more work to do today on the styling and photography end of it and then lots of editing.
Really happy to be sourcing the flowers from my own garden, finally!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I added these cheery items to my shop yesterday.  The mugs are vintage German Zeller Keramik.  I've always loved this pattern, so was thrilled to find these.  The blue, orange and pink pitcher would be nice for serving juice or milk at the breakfast table or sangria for an evening picnic.  And of course would be lovely with flowers in it.  The blue pitcher is vintage Oxfordware.  Let me know if you see anything you like, I will send them off to you ASAP!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Good morning!  At long last, I've updated my website.  It's needed freshening up for a while and to make these changes feels like a good bit of spring cleaning.  Please have a look if you have a moment!
I have lots of new vintage things coming into the shop in the next few weeks...including a shop update a little later today.  Thanks as always for your support!