Thursday, January 30, 2014

Always inspired by old things and old dolls and toys especially.  My last clothespeg doll of 2013 left the shop (for Australia!) yesterday and as I was looking over photos of this past year's dolls, I realized how much they are influenced by the things in my home I see everyday.  Vintage sensibility everywhere!  And red, white, and black.  A special thanks out there to customers who have bought my dolls over the years...thanks for supporting my little vision of the world!  More to come in 2014...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The sun just came out here!  Yellow in the shop today.  Vintage Japanese espresso cups and lovely antique yellow granite ware.  I love how they look as a collection, but cups, bowl and plate are for sale individually if you choose.  They will really brighten your morning (and your kitchen) on a cold winter's day.  Stay warm out there!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

During the winter I become obsessed with houseplants.  Anything for a bit of greenery!  I love how these little low maintenance air plants look in vintage containers.  The little terra cotta pot is from the adorable Niche Urban Garden Supply store in the South End and the antique cup is in my Etsy shop.

And how cute are these vintage French children's cards??  I love the soft, warm colors in these old illustrations.  Winter is great and all, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming of spring.

I'm off to sneak over to my local greenhouse and possibly come back with a new indoor plant or two...

Monday, January 27, 2014

I always make a batch of granola on Monday mornings after the kids go off to school.  The recipe is in my archive here, just in case you are floating around on a Monday morning and need to make some granola.
Stay warm this week!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Antique floral china in the vintage shop today!  A range of 19th and early 20th century floral china tableware in reds, yellows, and pinks.  Lovely for your valentine's table or just to make you think of spring.

Monday, January 20, 2014

I bought these two dolls with the intention to sell them in my vintage shop, but I just can't bear to part with them! So they will sit and inspire me on my sewing table instead.  I've got some really special little antique things coming into the shop tomorrow.  Also really hard to part with, but perfect for Valentine's gifts!  They will go into my Etsy shop tomorrow at noon.  Will post them here too!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Vintage red and white enamelware in the shop!  So cheery and perfect as a valentine's gift for someone who loves to cook.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New vintage items in the shop now!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year!  When January rolls around, I just want everything to be light and bright; cheerful with lots of green plants and colorful objects to cheer things up.  I'm going to be doing a vintage shop update tomorrow and these cheery objects will be there!  Mugs, hand made pottery vase, and this lovely blue couple who can hold a few stems of greenery or your salt and pepper.