Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Be my Valentine!

So it's a good thing my New Year's resolution wasn't to blog more often, because that would've been a wash! In my own defense, January's flown by. It seems like we were just putting up the Christmas decorations! Now they're down, and we're all decked out for Valentine's Day. So here we go:

So we've done some shuffling around! Our table now has a pretty pink flowered cross-stitch tablecloth, the white cabinet's now filled out in red and white, and our tree's been repurposed with some glittery red hearts. In the cabinet, we've got a cream and red reproduction coverlet and a set of Royal Staffordshire Safe Harbor pattern china. On the cabinet is a Mason's Trefoil Pink creamer and sugar (here on Etsy), a red painted box, and some off-white pitchers.

Now here we've got a soda crate on its side filled with all sorts of pink and white knickknacks. The vintage lamp has pink and green roses handpainted on a white background, and there's a Hazel Atlas Moderntone pink creamer and sugar (here on Etsy).

The mantle's shiny and red with a silverplate serving dish and cake plate, a cut glass vase and creamer and sugar, a pair of Avon champagne flutes, and jars full of peppermints.

Pink Depression glass in the entryway. Can't tell from the picture, but there's some very pretty details on these pieces. All these are on a backless white bookcase on top of a little retro table. Next to the table we've got an adorable little pink painted bench with roses on the seat cover.

More red and white, with white flowered plates, ruby glass, and a set of charming restaurant-ware cups with pink flowers. Also some vintage Valentine's cards are in there somewhere.

Now for two big new pieces! Gorgeous old dresser; the mirror has some wear, but the detailing on the front of the drawers is beautiful. To the right, a vintage spindle bed, full size. The bed is complete with headboard, footboard, and rails (not pictured). In front of that, we've got this great glossy bench.

And last but not least, primitive kitchen has made its way to the closet. Here we have an old shelf painted in New England red on top of a drop leaf table, also New England red. Then all sorts of old kitchen tools and pans and two shabby spice tin sets (here and here on Etsy).

Well, that's it for the displays, but I do have some other cool news as well. As of last week, I'm volunteering as a leader/moderator for the Vintage Lovers Team on Etsy. Check it out for discussion, help, and all things Etsy-vintage.