I got something for you and something for me. I have so many people ask me how I can part with the things I buy for The Vintage Nest because I only buy what I love and would put in my own home. Well...you know I just can't keep it all otherwise then I would be known as a hoarder. I think there is a show about that isn't it? :) But ....... this time I did buy something for me. I have been looking for a long long time for a quilt for the foot of our bed. As I stepped out into the fabulous boxwood lined back yard of the farm, I saw a clothesline filled with vintage quilts and I spotted "mine" right of the bat! The master bedroom is seafoam green with touches of pink in the floral drapes, table covering and scenery painted walls. So this quilt had to be old of course and pick up all those colors without being too feminine. And there it was......hanging there in the Autumn sunshine. And guess what was on it?.....birds,....yep....birds. Right there waiting for Lynn of The Vintage Nest. It was vintage, with a pink border, totally hand quilted and the perfect weight for our Virginia winter weather. Ask me how quick I took the clothespin off that quilt and swooped it in my arms? :)
The ladies of the Open House and the owner of Snow Creek Farm were just delightful. I can't wait to go again for their Spring show. Here we all are. That's Sherry on the left, Donna in that adorable vintage hat, me, you know, and the sweet owner of Sweet Tea and Moonshine, Janie. (don't you just love that name?) They really captured the spirit of the holidays and really had me thinking what new things I can add to my holiday decor this year.
Leaving the farm we traveled on down the middle road. The fall foliage so pretty, the day so pretty and even though it was still early on Sunday everything was open "just for us". We hit a yard sale, a thrift shop and several more antique places. It was a thrill and a joy to travel with someone who spotted a place to stop and explore before I did. :) Yippee!
I hope you will drop on over to the shop and see what holiday items I have listed....everything from gorgeous vintage bottle brush decorated trees to sweet old Christmas wrapping paper to a vintage 1950's Mom's corsage to this charming shabby piece. I just found this vintage piece at my favorite church's Fall bazaar. Amazingly, the Mother deer and her fawn are completely hand carved from wood. I have painted it white and distressed it just a bit for a more worn patina and given it a coat of matte glaze. This would be gorgeous for the season in a vignette on a sideboard or entry hall table with fresh pine greens......simple elegance. I think it's so Jeanne D'Arc 'ish like don't you? I have some more things I found for you too so I am off to get busy listing those. Chat soon! xoxo