I hope the holidays treated everyone with kindness and time slowed down enough for true enjoyment with family and friends. I have to say I'm always left feeling a little out of breath by the time Christmas arrives, but I'm fortunate in that I had my beautiful boys all home to celebrate with. For me that is the essence of the holiday-- being together with the ones I love. Sharing some quality time with my family is always the best gift of all. Now that the flurry is all behind us, I'm able to focus back on work and re-stocking the shops.
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.


  1. Happy New Year, Kathi! Your photographs are so beautiful and inspiring! Hope this year brings you much joy!

  2. Thanks so much Holly-- and I send those same wishes right back to you! XO!

  3. Your description of the holidays is wonderful and that mourning hat looks perfect for a party too :))