It is getting that time of year when the days are getting shorter, night air is cooler, and the craving of warm things begins to start stirring.
In our travels for fabulous treasures, we have the honor of finding some awesome ephemera from the late 1900’s and early 1800’s. Some of these finds are mind-blowing when it comes to the graphics and the preservation of color. Sometimes the color and style of today’s graphics just doesn’t hold a candle to how things were done during that era. These folks were definitely pioneers of their craft and were great at it. We wanted to share these wonderful finds for everyone to enjoy.
The latest finds are post cards and they really just drew me in and believe me it was a challenge to not walk away with all of them (there were thousands to choose from) and I was like a kid in a candy store.
How GRAND!!! I wonder if it is still around? Pinehurst is in my home state and I just may have to do some detective work and see if it is. If you are familiar with The Carolina or know someone that is, I would love to hear from you.
Scrolling through Pinterest, I have located some new special finds that I am lovin this week featuring antique/vintage furniture ……
We have a special place in our hearts for antique and vintage furniture of all kinds. We enjoy this type of furniture from all parts of the home….bedrooms, kitchens, parlor, bathroom, sitting room, library, entrance, and any where else you just might make room for a lovely piece you want to admire.
This one just has me speechless, I love the detail that has done into this grand piece of furniture from 1940’s Paris. (http://designquixotic.com/home-2/)
One day on a search for something that would be a great makeover project, I ran across two lonely chairs.
This is one of the beauties that I ran across in a barn. This little girl was the better looking of the two. I know by looking at the seat and back covering they really aren’t old. Oh, but wait after digging in and removing the very different cloth on the seat covering and backing I discovered they were older than first appeared. These are solid oak frames…..awesome bones for this makeover. [Read more…]
A trip out this Saturday brought me to the Vintage Hendo market hosted by the Southern Appalachian Brewery, located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The weather was a little concerning early in the day with clouds, but wait the clouds began to part, the sun popped out, and the adventure was on. Mr. BRV had to work so I drug my son along with me for a little junkin and an adventure to the Vintage Hendo.
Seed starting is a great way to get a jump-start on planting your garden. Yes, it probably is easier to go to the local farmers market, retail store or hardware store to purchase plants that are already mature and ready to plant. However, it doesn’t take much time out of your day to start seed indoors in preparation for planting season.
Spring is here and the weather is warming up nicely and means it is time to check the hives. We check the hives to see how survived over the winter months. We like to wait until the daytime temperatures have become stable and there is no frost or freeze warnings. The hives need to say a constant temperature and exposing the bees too much cooler temperatures can harm the hive.
Mr. BRV suited up to see how they were doing. He doesn’t normally suit up, however they are a bit more agitated when they haven’t been worked with since the temperatures dropped in the Fall. The neighbors near the hives are not so sure about being outside when Mr. BRV is checking them. [Read more…]
This Saturday was the Bee Happy Vintage Market in the Biltmore Village, located in Asheville, NC and the weather could not have been better with sunny blue skies. Mr. BRV and I decided to make a day of junkin and a stop off at the Bee Happy Vintage Market. This was a wonderful little market with about 25 vendors from many different areas such as Tennessee, South Carolina, and right at home here in North Carolina.
The host of the market was Bee Happy Wares & Whimsies and they had a very inviting booth with a little bit of everything for everyone. The vanity on right when you walk in just made me stop in my tracks…..it was a beauty. There were also aprons, pillows, and many other goodies to choose from. Lovin the burlap.
You just gotta love the logo…..it makes me smile! [Read more…]
I have many long-awaited Spring projects to tackle this year (my list is growing by the day). One of them is to paint my Bistro set using either Rust-oleum or Valspar black spray paint. I picked up the Bistro set at a really good price years ago and the paint has continued to fade year after year. You know how it is, you know it needs to be done and would breathe life back into the poor thing, but another project always seems to jump ahead screaming for attention.
As you can tell there has been extreme neglect with the faded paint on the seat and back.