Here are a few vintage home decor pieces recently listed in 5gardenias shop that sing of Spring.
A pair of vintage ceramic art pottery swans, a vintage make- do medicine bottle bud vase- wire wrapped with a handle, a fabulous antique hooked wool throw rug with a nautical theme, and a glorious antique Appalachian oak splint buttocks basket, which I can't help but feature again, because I love it so!
I wish you all a most beautiful weekend ahead-- with the hope you can get out and enjoy the sweet sunshine!
I was so excited when I found signs of plants sprouting from the earth today on my walk with Fernando-- our new dog. I will post some pics of him soon- he's such a sweet heart! We rescued him from a local dog pound. He'd been found as a stray in the middle of the coldest of cold stretches this winter. Fernie is a chihuahau mini pin mix-- and he's a dear little fellow. We are all smitten with him-- and even the cats seem to be warming up to him. Walking has become a much more regular part of my days now-- and I love it!
So --back to being inspired by this inkling of green life -- these tiny buds and sprouts poking up from the ground. I found myself becoming increasingly excited as I found more and more plants beginning to stir. No doubt most of you are feeling likewise about the change of seasons. Hasn't this seemed like a very long and very cold cold Winter?
Once I came inside I had this strong inclination to go through some of my natural history books, and then I got out my camera-- plants, books, a few of my favorite wood carvings-- all things that I love dearly-- I just thought I'd share. . they speak of Spring to me... and the sweet antique splint basket is the only thing I'm letting go of-- I just listed it in 5gardenias vintage shop this morning.
Wishing everyone a lovely weekend ahead- hope it's filled with blossoms and sunshine!
So to celebrate finishing my taxes today, I'm ending the day with a nice glass of vino and a post of some new Spring baskets recently added to 5gardenias vintage. ( some fun work for nice contrast )
from left to right top row :
A vintage farm stand/produce basket-- great for gathering clippings from the garden or storing gardening tools. A sweet vintage pressed paper pulp Easter rabbit candy container, in a lovely shade of daffodil yellow. A fabulous mid century hanging wood planter, and a lovely lovely antique hand woven Appalachian splint oak buttocks or melon basket-- with wonderful character and workmanship. All reminders that Spring is imminent -- or for you lucky ones-- already in full tilt.
Wishing you sweet Spring tidings-- or if you're in the southern hemisphere-- well-- here's hoping you're moving toward some cooler temps ! Cheers : )
In addition I've been getting around to stocking 5gardenias with some fresh vintage goodies.
here goes... clockwise from top left:
vintage celluloid ram figurines from the 40s, antique rustic wire bottle carrier, antique Persian hand woven wool throw rug, vintage hand made raku mug
Hope you are all staying warm and cozy-- preparing for spring in your minds and hearts... Happy February!
Thanks for stopping by for a sneak peek! Have a wonderful weekend : )
I'm loving this winter so far, with it's grey light, soft white snowfall, deep and powdery, quieting the world outside - perfect for bundling up, drinking hot tea and taking new photos of stock waiting to be listed. Here are a few recent additions to OhDearViolet:
clockwise from top left - a set of four antique cast bronze Corinthian column hardware feet, a Ruth Gibbs Godey Lady china doll, a Victorian era brass beaded locket and chain, and an antique Victorian mourning hat made of silk crepe.
Thanks for stopping by-- best wishes to you for a wonderful 2014 ahead!
P.S. I nearly forgot to tell you! I'm having a 20% sale off all items in 5gardenias vintage shop-- this will last through Jan. 5. Use coupon code: happy2014 at checkout to receive your discount.
My special Thanksgiving thanks is that I'm grateful the outcome wasn't worse! A fracture and torn ligament leave me hobbling around on crutches and in a boot-- but I was able to enjoy our small family gathering -- and even managed to make the cranberry sauce. The other thing I'm deeply thankful for are the sweet men in my life - my husband and three sons. All of whom have the biggest hearts, gentlest souls and manage to keep me laughing through all of our ups and downs. And also-- I should mention my hub did a fantastic job cooking the Thanksgiving dinner. He's an ace in the kitchen and pulled it all off without a hitch! I'm blessed to have such a beautiful family. And I thank my lucky stars every day for them--- not just on Thanksgiving.
antique Swedish rag rug runner, antique shaker wood pantry box, vintage glass bead pick ornaments, antique embroidered tulle remnant, antique metal & glass star tree lights, antique cross stitch, antique pine cone ornaments, antique wood sock blocker, vintage folk art embroidered Russian doll pair
I found these leaves on two separate walks -- the double leaf -- reminded me of twins joined at the hip, of two aspects of a single being. Of duality and connection, of bonding and shared experience. The other-- the ginkgo leaves, I found while out searching for my missing cat. Feeling anxious and sad I looked up and saw this magnificent tree and found it reassuring, these gentle and elegant leaves seemed to whisper that everything would be alright.
After 6 sleepless nights, a neighbor called to tell me they thought they'd found my cat in their storage room above their garage. I had made flyers and put them in every mail box in my neighborhood. Thankfully they called. I can't tell you how relieved I was when I found that it was my sweet boy in their storage room. Scared and skinny, we brought him home. We've been celebrating with extra love and treats. I can't think of a better way to begin this month of November.
Wishing everyone a beautiful month ahead!