9.14.2010

My Old Stuff

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. 

My neighbors fly out in the morning.  I sure am going to miss them.  But when they come back, the four of us will be taking a trip together and you know what that means.  More great finds for The Vintage Nest!  :) And there you go.....that is what I do with some of that old stuff in my own home. :)


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!



19 comments :

La said...

I'm being plagued with "error" messages and "service not available". It is frustrating me too.

I love the idea of each place setting having its own centerpiece. How sweet. I like that rooster! La

Connie said...

Well, I for one am waiting eagerly to see what Bobby G comes up with, sugar. I'm sure it'll be great whatever it is.

xoxo,
Connie

Blondie's Journal said...

Love seeing the things you use in your own life, Lynn. I love old bottles specifically to use for vases, they add so much character. And they are cheap!

I'd love to see what Bobby G. is up to. You will share, won't you?!!

xoxo
Janie

NanaDiana said...

Cute ideas all around. I can't wait to see what your guy is creating...Hugs- Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great looks with your vintage goods and I love the rooster in the last pic.

Amy Kinser said...

Love your bottles with the flowers in them. Great idea having one at each place.

Calming Scents said...

Hi Lynn, I had to laugh, I just tried to get on my blog and what do you think i got???? Error lol..

anyhow, I love those flower settings and the wine idea is GREAT!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

503 error message, had to import every picture 2-3 times before it would work. I am so glad you asked, because this last week has been horrid! I just did a long blog today to publish tomorrow and I about had a heart attack because it did not want to save it...eventually did! i love your wine bags and quit with the tease...what is new to the website, what kind of painting does hubby do? You have me hanging!

Carol

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lynn,

Wow, what cool things you did. Those little mini bouquets are great. Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve.......hurry!

Hugs,
Meri

Sarah said...

Lynn, cute ideas for your dinner party. I'm eager to see the Frenchy items. Looks like a tray and a fab rooster. When will they be ready? ~ Sarah

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love, love, love the table setting. Funny thing is that my post today was about table settings. Check it out!

Didn't know Bobby G was an artist, but I do remember he was a football player in school! :) Cannot wait to see his work listed. Be sure to stop by and let me know when it's listed.

Can't wait to see your new look!

Hope you are going to the April show; would love to see you.

I just used your Southern Hospitality Wave the other day in NY rush hour. It works! I think it just confuses NY drivers as to why I'm being so nice. :) Miss you! xo

vignette design said...

Just discovering your blog. I'm a new follower.

annieg said...

What's this about a new website, Miss Lynn??? Inquiring minds need to know.

Excited to see what the handsome Bobby G. has going on. Looks great so far.
ooxx

A Hopeful Heart said...

Your bottle "vases" are perfect. They look totally lovely with the colorful blooms in them. What a great idea.

Thank you for sharing,
Patti

Whimsicalnotions said...

What a lovely post its the simple things that you do that are so special.The thought to add the flowers to each place setting etc is such a sweet and old fashioned thing to bring a smile.

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Lynn for your beautiful visit. You are way to kind on the compliment given on my Painted poetry art :)
I just love visiting all you beautiful bloggers and there anazing talents and inspiration.
xoxo
Dore

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love the bottles with simple flowers...and can't wait to see the changes your making too.

Margaret Cloud said...

I love old grungy bottles and the centerpiece with them and the old bottle is a great idea. I can't wait to see what Bobby G. comes up with. Glad you had a chance to have dinner with your friends. Have a nice weekend.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Lynn...love the little bottle idea...so clever. LOVE that white washed rooster thing what ever it is...you KNOW I love roosters....

Hugs,
Robin

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