This Christmas, Buy Vintage...

All of these southern vintage shops are fun to peruse and wonderful to support this holiday season. Besides, adding vintage items to a room adds a layer of personality that just can't happen when everything is brand spanking new. Here's some ideas... Vintage Santa (just sold), vinyl suitcase set and enamelware mug/pitcher set from The White Pepper;  vintage Christmas tree cookie cutter from The Cupcake Kid. 

Art Deco Ashtray circa 1931 via Route 11 Vintage; Green tea pot from Cast & Crew. 

Vintage Pendleton throw from Bellalulu; American Red Cross first edition First Aid book from Myra Melinda; Christmas mugs from Bergen House and Adrian Pearsall mid-century lounge chair via The White Pepper. 

Vintage pink baroque dish towels from Barking Sands Vintage and an industrial basket from Lovintage Finds


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...