Monday, November 21, 2011

Vintage Lavender Blanket Pillow Shams

I found this vintage blanket at an estate sale. It was a little rough in places, but I just loved the lavender color. I knew that I could make it into something fun so I picked it up. I was able to work on these pillow shams during nap time last week. They have white fringe from the original blanket running down each side with an opening in the back to slide the pillows in and out of.
I am so pleased with how these turned out.

I still have more of the blanket to work with and I can't wait to see what else I can make out of this wonderful old blanket.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vintage Finds

Some fun new vintage finds that will be heading up to the shop soon!

Club cookware, vintage pot. $10
Vintage glass jars.
Kerr Self sealing wide mouth mason jar. $8
Ball Ideal with glass lid. $8
Ball Mason with metal lid. $5
Vintage McCormick Mustard Tin. $4

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Last Day for the Sale 25% off

I took in a few more items to my shop and took a few more pictures.
Magnetic memo board with jewel magnets. There is a metal hook on the back for hanging and 4 magnets. $10
Beautiful, ornate gold frame. $50
Rustic coat hanger. $25
Tea cup and saucer display. $20
Lenox stemware. There are 6 water glasses $80 and 6 wine glasses $80. These glasses are over $20 per glass if you buy them new.
I have lots of fun frames. Some of them are painted, some are not. The red frames would make a great Christmas card display. $6 - $20
More frames, these are $6-$12 each.
Here is a shot of one side of my space. Can you spot my little helper?
Some of the bows I carry. There are some great Christmas bows. $2.50-$5.00 each
The blue bag is a trash bag for you car. The strap has velcro so you can put it around the headrest. $8.00

Monday, November 14, 2011

Well Loved Treasures

I have always loved collecting things. Over the years those collections have changed, but the idea is still there. My collections and my appreciation for antique and vintage finds have led me to the latest chapter in my life. I moved into my space at Antique Gallery of Houston last month, but the items in that space I have been gathering for some time. It works out so great because I just bring my finds into my space and they have people there that work for me. The store is open 10-6 every day, but the only time I have to be there is when I want to go in.

My plan is to use this blog to showcase some of the items I find, or make or repurpose to use in my space or put on etsy.

My space at the Antique Gallery is Q5. When you go into the store you head to the left. If you have any trouble you can ask any of the workers and they can point you in the right direction.

Here are some pictures from when I first moved into my space. Things have been moved around a little, but all of the big pieces are still there.

I love this vintage little chalkboard. I thought it would look so cute in a home school area. It has the tray at the bottom to hold chalk.
New Kids on the Block vintage pieces. A set of all 5 figurines and the fashion plates.

This piece is made of reclaimed wood. It has three hooks for hanging coats or purses at the top and a basket for holding shoes or bags at the bottom.
This jewelry box has a drawer the bottom and hooks for hanging on the inside.
This dresser and hutch is by Broyhill. I painted it pink and I had to repair the back of the hutch so I put a soft pink rose fabric on the back. The drawers all work very well.
If there is anything that you see that you are interested in please let me know. I have several things that I am always working on, and I can always change colors on items or make a new item how you would like it.