Some images from the last few weeks…
*Huge Vintage Quilt Hoop in our Etsy shop. I like this hanging on the wall on its own.
*Spindles from a beautiful custom screen door made by Vintage Doors. All of their doors are made by hand in the US.
*Wild Rose detail from an Antique Victorian Painting. Women often painted as a hobby in the early 1900s and I love the look these slightly folky flower paintings.
*Empty Carnegie Hall. We took the kids to a violin concert this weekend. It was inspiring for four of us, and not for the youngest of us.
*Antique Ironstone Cup with ‘Safe Harbour’ transfer design. The perfect toothbrush holder.
*Antique White Petticoat. I love wearing these as skirts in the summer, especially at the beach and for walks on the board walk.
*Vintage sailboat painting. I bought this to sell and then couldn’t part with it. The colors are pretty perfect.
*Antique safety glass in the front door at the Ocean Grove House.
*Vintage Clewell copper-coated pot. I had never seen one of these before. It has a pottery vessel inside and a copper coating for a skin. So cool!
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We have been gathering lots of vintage and antiques the last few weeks and posting them to our Etsy shop. I am loving the color of these silver metals. The Car Letters and House Numbers are such great graphic shapes. I love how the font style tells a story about the era they came from. The letters from automobiles practically scream style and speed, while the older house numbers seem neat and pretty, but also practical and simple. These pieces look great in a group on a mantel, and I like how their shapes and lines play off of each other. These Antique Coin Silver Spoons make me smile. They were made in the 1850s in Haverhill, Massachusetts. They are monogrammed on the back and were used for many, many years by the same family. I imagine the spoons being used at the family table and lovingly cleaned and polished. The smallest spoon is only 3 5/8″ long and would have probably been used to spoon bits of salt. So sweet! Here are their pretty monograms:
We are looking forward to spring and green and, (just as importantly), stoop sale weather! Just one more week of winter! Keep your eyes open for more vintage treasures coming soon.
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Hello and happy First Week of the Year! I hope you are all weathering the crazy cold in a cozy spot. We have been staying warm inside, and staying busy posting new vintage finds in our Etsy shop. (I am having a really hard time not sneaking the two sets of juice glasses into our own cabinets). I will be putting up new listings this week, so stay indoors and keep checking back for fresh treasures!
My Gram had collections of these happy little blue birds. I remember them scattered on linens and dishes and tea cups. The motif became popular in 1934 when this song was played in homes across the country. The lyrics reminded people to look on the brighter side, stay positive and to find peace in the knowledge that happiness was on the horizon. This must have been a welcome message for a country still struggling with the remnants of the Great Depression. The little birds make me smile. I recently found the lot of bluebird linens and they are for sale in our Etsy shop. Our own collection of bluebirds reminds me of my great-grandmother and how life must have been for her when she was my age. Some days we all need a reminder of how lucky we are.
We have been busy listing some new floral finds on our Etsy shop. I love these metal Toleware flowers! They were made in the 1940s and 1950s, often in Italy. They were inexpensive at the time, and the colors are still vibrant today. The hooks would be adorable in a child’s room.
Anyone who knows me knows that I cannot walk by a stoop sale or drive by a flea market without stopping to take a look. Well, we here at Domestic Space are excited to announce the addition of vintage treasures to our Etsy shop! We will be updating our shop with fresh finds as they come in, and I will post alerts so our readers can be the first to know. Let us do dusty digging and so you don’t have to. We hope you will enjoy shopping our new curated collection of flea market finds as much as we enjoy finding them!
There is pretty much nothing I like better than spending the day at the flea market. Chris asked me what I want to do for a 40th birthday party next year and I told him I wanted to spend the day at the flea. I wasn’t kidding. This past weekend I got to spend a few hours in beautiful fall weather at my favorite flea, Todd Farm in Rowley Mass. We gave the girls $2 each to spend and they were (relatively) well behaved for a few hours while we all searched for treasure. I have an idea to give the girls a larger amount of money when they get older in order for them to buy something of value, resell it and use that money to buy something else…a bit of a financial lesson which they are in no way interested in at the moment. Todd Farm is an outdoor market with over 200 vendors. It is full of amazing vintage and antique finds (and only a very small amount new items, too many of which ruin a flea market in my opinion). The grounds at Todd Farm are grassy and surrounded by trees and parking is free. It is one of my all-time favorite spots. Here are some of our finds from the day:
*Heavy Glass Sugar Shaker (To add to our vintage bar ware) $1
*Spotted Juice Glass (To add to my collection. This just barely made my $3-$4 limit for juice glass purchasing, but it is in perfect shape) $4
*Wicker Trash Basket (To be painted white and put into the bathroom. It will replace a plastic one that has seen better days) $1
*Wooden Beads (For the girls to make into necklaces) $1
*Large Galvanized Metal Watering Can (To water the plants behind the bee hives, out of my reach with the hose. This will replace the ugly plastic one we currently use) $10
Total amount spent on these treasures: $17. Add in the $4 we gave to the girls and the grand total comes to $21. A bargain price for a few hours of outdoor family time and a happy Mama.
It was a hot July around here to be pregnant. My few pleasures involved eating and sleeping, and towards the end not even those were making me happy. I had heard how amazing linen sheets are to sleep on and in a moment of weakness I ordered an expensive set of them online. (I have never spent this much money on sheets and felt a little ill after I hit the confirm button). But when the sheets arrived and we spent the first night sleeping on them, I felt much better. (OK, technically I still felt ill and had to wake up to pee every hour, but the time spent actually sleeping was kind of amazing). The sheets are huge- they generously touch the floor on both sides of the bed. The color is soft and calming- they even look good when I am too lazy to make the bed. Linen lasts for years and just gets softer with age. And they are absolutely lovely to sleep on. The sheets are a heavier weight than cotton, but light and cool in hot weather. Now that the season is changing the sheets feel warm and comfortable at night. I had planned to switch back to our normal cotton sheets when Dare was born. She is in our bed and babies can be quite messy creatures, but I could not bring myself to switch back to cotton sheets. I hid all of the cotton sheets upstairs. I am in love and I cannot go back. The baby seems pretty happy with them as well.