When I first started my blog in relationship to my website, it was with the intention of showing y'all how I use all the vintage, antiques and old stuff I buy for my own home. Somehow I have gotten away from that aspect so today I thought I would show you what I did recently with supposed "junk" to someone else but not to you and me.
We had our neighbors for dinner Sunday evening. They were going back to their home in CA. for a month and I wanted to have them over for one last summer hurrah! Except for a few zinnias and butterfly blooms, my garden is sadly lacking in the cut flower department right now. So I cut what few blooms I had and instead of putting them in a vase I used some tiny old grungy bottles I picked up recently and just stuck one or two blooms in it. Each place setting had it's own little individual "center piece". I also had a philodendron house plant that needed pruning so I cut a few pieces of that and added it in with the blooms. Soon they will root and I can plant the little slips and pass them on to someone.
When I was in Tennessee this past Spring, I ran across some fabulous old cotton shot bags at a very fun antique store. I loved the faded graphics on them but had no idea what to do with them. My "across the lake" neighbor makes his own wine from his own grapes...(what a guy) and I am a lucky recipient of some of it. So to showcase the wine I served with dinner that night, I stuck it in one of the shotgun bags. Loved it!! I have some listed in the boutique that would be great with a bottle of wine for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, etc. gift. The recipient will love the unusual presentation.
I also have some exciting news. :) Did you know my Bobby G. is an artist? Well...he is and I talked him into doing some fantabulous country Frenchy items for my website and they are practical too. I can't wait for him to finish them but in the meantime I took a teaser picture of him....just a working away. We're also getting ready for a change at The Vintage Nest and I can't wait to show you so stay tuned. Until next time.....xoxo P.S. I am sure getting a lot of error messages from blogger lately......are you? It's very aggravating!