Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. ~Charles Mingus
Kinfolk is simply wonderful, delicious, lovely...it is how I want to live each moment. If you haven't seen it...I don't say this often...you must have a peek. Kinfolk can be found here. To compliment this gorgeous work are beautiful films that Kinfolk has put together. Below is just one of them.
Thank you so much Kinfolk...
This week has been focused on vintage. We went up to Brimfield on Saturday. It was packed! We parked very close so that I could hobble around with my cane and timed things so I could get out of the house for a bit of fun and focus on my vintage business. It was amazing. The weather was really nice. I only have a few shots of the day but, it is a sample of a few things.
The tent filled with vintage clothing was incredible...
We loved this potting bench that was created with re-purposed materials.
Of course the vintage white always pulls me in...the fabric was just gorgeous.
Then, yesterday we went up to Woodstock to change the location of my booth in the shop. We moved downstairs near the doorway for more visibility. I think Missy was being so kind to me so that I wouldn't have to climb all those stairs to get to my booth! She is wonderful like that!
A tighter spot but, more visibiity right now....and of course easier for me to get to. I have added some new things into the shop.
The black and orange teacups would be great for a Halloween tea.
I love being near the door...look at the lilacs outside...
A great vintage medical bag...
That's it for now folks! Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate those of you that are keeping in touch and wishing me well with what I'm dealing with. I hope you liked looking at a few new photos. What are you up to this week?
Remember that bureau we were redoing the other day? Well, here it is all finished! It turned out beautifully. The knobs look really great with it. So...we've decided to call the pieces of furniture that we re-purpose or recycle by the names of poets or quotes from poetry. I've just opened an Etsy vintage shop called PoetryofObjects. I am so excited about this. I've had the shop sitting in a holding pattern for a couple of months due to this recent health challenge. Today...I just stuck with it and got alot of objects posted to the shop. I hope that you'll like what you find there. I will most likely be changing the name of my brick and mortar shop to the same name at some point. My husband and daughter went up to the Woodstock shop and put a few new items in for me. If it wasn't for them...things would be falling apart. I feel so greatful for all of their help.
Here's the bureau in the shop.
This shelf is a favorite of customers. I am continually filling it up with old bottles. We had alot of bottles that were found here on our property in the dump out back that every New England farm had somewhere...they buried all sorts of things.
Victorian coat or hat rack...
Randy helping me as he always does....
Emily Dickinson fits right in here...
This photo is pretty overexposed but, you see the red bucket for sale that will look great in someone's garden. One thing I'm finding difficult in creating this small business is letting go of wonderful finds for our own place!
Thanks for stopping by! It's Friday night and the weekend is filled with hopes of accomplishing a bunch of things. One thing we're really thinking about tackling is getting that cob oven roof deconstructed...we'll see.
So, do you fancy yourself a writer? Check out this great vintage typewriter! An Underwood No. 11 4476056-11. It's in really nice shape...all the keys work, the carriage return works and the bell still rings! This model is from 1923. Listening to the clack, clack of the keys makes me think of poets tapping out words or a mystery writer banging out another scene.
A new find for the shop...should be there sometime this week.
This teapot is in mint condition. There are no chips or cracks, the finish is beautiful and the bottom is stamped with Sandler as well as the number. Today is a perfect day for sitting indoors with a cup of tea and a good book...or your garden design on that rumpled piece of paper. What are you doing on this rainy Monday?
Vintage Wedding Dress at the shop
Loveliness with a bustle
A vintage small carryon suitcase filled with vintage ladies handgloves...kidleather included.
Marble side table with linen and lace
Vintage Lace and an old braided pad
Linen lunch cloth and napkins
A pile of gorgeous fabric miles long and wide!
On the homefront...flowers from my husband
A borrowed book to read from a friend
Growlers for rebottling mead...