Some things from the last week:
*Detail of Vintage Wooden Sign in our Etsy Shop.
*Large Ironstone Urn in our Etsy Shop, perfect for holding umbrellas.
*View of Asbury Park from the Ocean Grove boardwalk. We are thinking of those who lost their homes today in an early morning fire. A heartbreaking loss for our little town.
*Cozy front porch in Ocean Grove. We are feeling both sad for the loss of some of our town’s historic houses and thankful that no one was hurt today.
*Post Cards to the President. I send these often, addressed to the White House. I know he will likely never read them, but I use them as sort of therapy now.
*Lemon, Lemon, Lemon Cake for Josie’s Birthday. I used a version of this lemon poppyseed cake and this lemon frosting, along with lemon curd from Trader Joe’s. Our backyard hellebores bloomed just in time to use for decoration.
*More Liberty of London. I have a bit of an addiction.
Stay cozy and have a great weekend!
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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!
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.
We found this table on the street last week. I drove past it, and then looped back after a minute of thought. (I love good street finds- they are one of the best parts about city living. I also love putting stuff out on the stoop when we are finished with it. Anything good will be gone in a couple of hours, and everyone is happy). We recently moved our large bookshelf out of the girls’ room and into the office to make room for their bunk beds. The girls have made a habit of looking at books in the office, which is great, except for the huge piles they leave on the floor every few hours. We have been looking for/ designing/ planning to build a small bookshelf for the girls’ room and this little table happened to fit perfectly under the window. Our new plan includes my filling up their table with fresh books every morning. When they have read them all they stack the books back onto the table and I rotate new ones off of the big bookshelf. This way the girls get to read new books each day, and I get to deal with less mess.
We have been looking for a large-scale something to hang on the wall behind our sofa. We are really bad about putting things up around the house. We’ve been here for two years now and have a list of things to be framed and hung, but still have a lot of open white walls. A version of this Airstream print from Hatch Show Print is on our Want list. (They had a beautiful red one at the shop when we visited in the spring and said they would print a custom order for us). Chris found this vintage classroom map of the United States in the back corner of an antique shop. It was a good price, although we weren’t sure where in our house it would fit at the time. Perhaps I was inspired yesterday by listening to Martin Luther King Jr.’s beautiful I Have a Dream speech. Perhaps I was feeling patriotic when I decided to hang the giant map up in the living room. I copied the hanging technique from some friends and removed the map’s heavy roller case. I tied strong twine around the two ends of the rollers at the top of the map and hung the string on two nails at the top of our wall. The map seems much larger on our wall than it had in the cavernous antique shop ,but I think it works. Ada is excited to point to the states she knows (albeit while standing on the couch). I am excited by the map’s large scale and vibrant colors – and maybe a little excited about a refresher geography lesson.
One of my favorite things to search for at flea markets are vintage serving platters. These always remind me of my great-grandmother. We have a collection of various sizes and patterns at our house, none of which match. Most of our flea market platters were under $10 and we use them for everything from holding string cheese in the refrigerator to corralling beads for craft projects . I love the quirky patterns from the 1930’s and 40’s. So cheery! Ebay has some vintage serving platters here and Etsy here.
These colorful mercury glass Christmas tree garlands were another find from our weekend of stoop sales. Our tree is decorated with mostly vintage ornaments every year. I love the faded jewel tones and intricate details of vintage ornaments. Ada and Josie are quite ‘helpful’ when it comes to tree decorating, so I only pay a few dollars at the most for an ornament. These beads will fill in the empty spots quite nicely and we paid $5 for 11 9-foot strands. Bargain! Ebay has some pretty examples here if you would like to start stocking up for the winter holidays ahead of time.
We are off on a family vacation for the week, so I will be out of touch for the next few days. We are visiting one of my all-time favorite indoor flea markets, and I will report back on any great finds. (I have a long list that we are searching for). Have a wonderful Memorial Day!