new shots

sometimes i just love the way the photos for  vintage finds come out.  i thought i'd share a few photos with you of recent  listings.... i've been in love with antique and vintage sewing notions and all things related to needle arts for as long as i can remember. i've decided to start offering some of these wonderful pieces in my vintage shop 5gardenias.
an antique marbled brass turn of the century sewing etui ( thimble and thread holder)
a sweet pair of applique and embroidered sheer cotton voile panels with falling stars 
an enchanting antique ikat flower pattern silk sewing bag
a pair of ikebana shears

oh... and i've been finishing and photographing some new jewelry pieces that i'm hoping to list at the end of february-- just in time for spring. i hope to preview a few of them here in the next few weeks-- i'd love your feedback when i do....


january finds for 5gardenias vintage

 howdy friends--happiest 2011 to you all!-- well where does the time go? it seems to get swept away with the snow drifts and winter winds. i've been holing up in my house, painting walls ( time for some fresh color ), working on new jewelry designs for the spring and photographing some recent vintage finds for 5gardenias vintage. i'm relieved the holidays are over-- i always find the slower month of january a lovely time of year.-- the heart of winter covered with snow and grey skies. a time of introspection, learning, knitting, cooking, wrapped up  in a cozy quilt with a good book,  and a mug of hot cocoa--  and trying to get just a little more organized -- even if things become disorganized again later in the year-- it feels good while it lasts...
so i've finally made my way back to my blog after an extended break and having just listed some new items in my vintage it shop it seemed a good time to get myself back in gear. above are a few wonderful early finds that date back to the turn of the century and a famille rose tea bowl from the 18th century..... and a nod to valentines day for the romantic..  hope you enjoy!

 starting top row from left to right
1. victorian embroidered cross stitch pin cushion
2. 18th century rose famille porcelain tea bowl
3. victorian string art ( handmade ) frame and antique photo
4. baby blue valentine textile boudoir heart
5. victorian valentine postcard
6. victorian Conte & Boeheme porcelain boots match holder
7. vintage textile bobbins
8.  vintage japan dutch boy pin cushion ( soon to be listed )
9.  vintage travel cutlery set  ( soon to be listed )