these are some very plain old bottles i photographed today-- far from being fancy or having great value--yet certainly possessing character-- here are my still lives for you today..


Spring Finds

we've had a few warm, sunny winter days lately--definitely mood lifting-- i  love these first little glimpses of spring. february always seems so full of promise. it's hard to believe it's nearly over! of course i've been excited about photographing and listing new fun finds for spring in 5gardenias vintage. all of the items above are just newly added. ..and i'm still working slowly but surely on some new one of a kinds for my jewelry shop which i hope to have listed near the end of march. i'll  try and post a few sneak previews a few weeks from now.

in the meantime here are the new spring finds top row from left to right :
1. antique chinese cane sewing basket
2. vintage yellow art pottery cornucopia vase
3. vintage delft blue porcelain dutch figurines ( listing today )
4. vintage wooden silhouette painted bunny bookends
5. vintage 1940s bark cloth curtain panel
6. vintage blue willow transferware cup & saucer
7.  vintage fire engine red tin toy telephone
8. vintage syracuse china oval blue vine rimmed platter
9. vintage mod ceramic tiger candle holder


painting the wall

well i have just one photo-- an in between photo of the back wall in the process of being painted. the yellow has been brushed on over the once red wall.  while not nearly finished, and due several more coats of varying shades of yellow/green-- it's already made the space much lighter. the window frame will be painted a lighter color as well-- and i'm likely going to want to change the cover and pillows on the couch..


white on white

some vintage milk glass cups just listed in 5gardenias-- they sat silently and patiently during the whole photo shoot-- my little still life models...


5gardenias february finds

i've been busy lately, on top of gathering vintage finds for  5gardenias, and making jewelry for my etsy jewelry shop -- i've been painting walls in our home-- changing the colors from saturated deeper colors to lighter and simpler neutral colors. the once red wall has now got 2 coats of slightly different tints of light yellow/green, almost a citron--that have been brushed on -- --waiting for a 3rd and possibly 4th coat of yet another tint.  the majority of the other walls are now finished with a soft ash bark, and talc white. our place feels lighter and larger- just in time for the spring. i'll post some pics in the next day or two of the back wall's progress...

in the meantime i've recently listed some sweet new vintage pieces to celebrate the late winter season and the anticipation of spring... i know i know -- it's still a bit early...
from top left to right:
1. p.k. silesia porcelain tea cup set from the turn of the century
2. wm. rogers eagle and star X12 silver plate flatware
3. vintage transfer ware platter
4. rustic wire heart basket
5. antique green metal lidded container
6. sweet grass basket and sewing notions kit
7. antique chinese cane sewing basket with tassel
8. late 19th cent. conte & boeheme fairing porcelain trinket box
9. pair of applique shooting star cotton voile panels

 i also thought i'd mention a wonderful surprise that happened just this past week-- 5gardenias was featured on decor8's etsy take five tuesday picks-- i was thrilled because decor8 is a super design blog and i was surrounded by 4 other wonderful shops that up until tuesday i hadn't known about ( well i was already a big fan of mincing mockingbird's shop) it was a good and happy week for my little vintage shop and me. the kind of week that makes me realize i must be doing something right!