Vintage Roundup

From time to time I like to check in with my favorite Southern vintage shops. So for today's vintage roundup, I'm adding a bit of everything that just happened to catch my eye today. Above is a wonderfully versatile steel army green parts box. It's from the 1940's and comes via The White Pepper in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Wrapping gifts in unusual paper makes me happy. So when I saw this retro birds and flower tissue paper, I just had to share. It comes via Rhapsody Attic in Atlanta. I'm loving the lines and color of this vintage teapot. And oh, how I'd like to own this retro glider in kelly green...such a great addition to a Southern porch.

At top left, we start with a butternut colored mid-century ottoman with a shelf. It's blemish free and in excellent condition. There has to be a fun use for these old cash register price flags, via Vintage Seventy Five of Milton, Delaware. I'm thinking of buying this old shop doorbell from Raw Vintage of Acworth, Georgia. May work perfect for my front or back porch door...and I'm liking this stack of suitcases that would be lovely just like this- as an end table or their very own art piece. 

I'm seeing a lot of the old glass insulators lately, either as pendent lights or as decor pieces. These are especially cool and full of character, via the lovely Tammy of Cloth and Patina in Florida. 

Tom Laurus has such a great eye and I love to peruse his site whenever I can. He never disappoints, as with this gorgeous art deco desk lamp from the 1930's, made by the Keystone Lamp Co. And wow, how fun and classic is this Remington noiseless, portable typewriter, also from the 30's. As Tom explains, "Writers of the day appreciated this machine for its fast, effortless typing and the luxury of quiet operation." This would look so great atop an old wooden desk. 

Mr. Laurus is also offering this incredible Frederick Weinberg stool (set of 4) that I'm just lusting over. I'm also a fan of these retro blue suitcases and actually found the top one at a yard sale for $2- and get compliments every time I use it. It's roomy, durable and I'll never get sick of the color.  

I have no particular use for pink and white buttons at the moment, but I bet this will offer someone else a little inspiration. Aren't they just pretty and fun? I recently bought a ruffle plate from Anthropologie with a bumble bee on it that I just love...which makes me now crave these pink crinoline ruffle plates and saucers from the 1950's. Both these offerings come via Quite Right Slick of east Tennessee. 

I thought I'd end this Vintage Roundup with a 1960's pink bracelet from Mod Human in Atlanta. This would just be the loveliest accent to a black dress...


Photos: from correspoding shops   Content: Sweet Peach

Vintage Vessels

Vintage vessels bring instant character to a space. I love this grouping of three 19th century apothecary bottles from Route 11 Vintage in Raphine, Virginia. Standing together, you can better see the form and beauty each one offers. 

I have a thing for anything robin's egg blue, which is the color of this graniteware coffee pot collected by Old Time Pickers in Kentucky. How great is this vintage repurposed liquor decanter? Inspired from a vintage perfume label, Tammy Serrano of one of my favoirte shops, Cloth and Patina perfectly embellished this old decanter. I'm really wanting a collection of vintage apothecary bottles after seeing how pretty they look together on this tin tray. This rustic tray is included- how great is that? And comes via Jenna's Beach Retreat in Orlando, Florida. Also from Cloth and Patina is this brass veseel, etched with a pretty floral pattern. 

I absolutely love the color and shape of this retro molded plastic pitcher. Beverly Diane, the curator behind Tejas Vintage, shares that this vessel "holds 2 quarts and is nearly indestructible." 

This last montage includes this creamy white McCoy Vase in mint condition from Jacquierae in Annapolis, Maryland, and can be found here. This glass lined enamel pitcher is certainly something to admire and found via the amazing vintage curator, Tom Laurus of Burlington, North Carolina. I'm liking this retro mod bowl with plates from Bellalulu in Tulsa, Oklahoma that can be used for nuts or candy, or better yet, a vase. These vintage pewter cream and sugar vessels come via the Myra Melinda Esty shop in Columus, Mississippi while this rustic farmhouse pitcher complements any decor as far as I'm concerned. I found this one from a sweet new Etsy shop, The Gingham Owl in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. If you have some time to kill at work today, perusing these wonderfully curated vintage shops will make you happy, I promise...


Cloth & Patina

Gearing up for fall, I found a soft spot for these great paper mache pumpkins I recently saw from the Etsy shop, Cloth and Patina. Tammy from Boca Raton, Florida makes these lovely creations using torn, vintage book pages. As she explains, "I have always had a love for vintage paper and so often would see old, damaged books being discarded and just knew I had to come up with something to repurpose these beautiful pages." The final Southern touch... a little spanish moss and curly cue. 

Tammy scours Florida and takes road trips around the South to seek out her product. These vintage pieces of flatware are always a favorite find for Tammy. As she explains, "The beautiful detail that graces each piece and the fact that you can pair different patterns for a charming setting makes them all the more attractive." 

Tammy often designs for weddings and these lovely burlap covered candles are a sweet accompaniment to any rustic inspired nuptial. She is attracted to the versatility of burlap and by customizing each one with pretty stenciling, she is able to achieve what she loves most- "a simple, classic and charming look." I like her philosophy behind her craft. As she states, "Our days and lives can be stressful and it gives me great joy to add a little elegance and charm to the unexpected." 

Tammy repurposed some vintage spice bottles by adding a french inspired label, twine and an antique mother of pearl button. Tammy recommends filling them with bath salts, tiny twigs or leave them as is...too sweet.  

Her Etsy shop is so soothing and I realized that has a lot to do with her choices of color. As she says, "I am really attracted to a neutral color palette and soft weathered woods in grays and browns. Together they feel warm, inviting and just peaceful to the soul." I feel more calm just by doing this post! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely artistry with us Tammy...


Photos: Cloth & Patina   Content: Sweet Peach