Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas is almost here...

First and foremost I would like to say how excited I am that our store served as a photography studio yesterday. The wonderful Emily of Emylyn Photography photographed an adorable little girl all around the store. Needless to say the pictures turned out beautifully! Check them out on her blog www.emylyn.blogspot.com I can't believe Christmas is almost here. This year has just flown right by. I thought I would share a few pictures of my Christmas decorating at home. I do not go too over the top with the decorating at home, but I like a little sparkle here and there.

Now on to the store...the reason you are here. We have another white corner cabinet. We had to repair the top doors so they are not pictured but it will be very darling with chicken wire, glass knobs and of course some distressing. $325

Buffets seem to be so popular as an alternative to a super modern looking metal and glass tv stand. Over the last few months we sold several for that purpose. This buffet has a great finish. It is a great creamy paint with a dark stain over the top.
Fabulously priced at $195.

Sheet music wreath with "JOY" center. $32

These baby shoes are so precious filled with greenery and a feathered friend. $8.95

I am not sure how I managed this, but the image in the mirror is in focus rather than the mirror itself which I was actually trying to take the picture of. We have a set of these darling shabby mirrors that are framed with antique molding. $40 each

Here is a bird nest tucked in front of the mirror. Here you can see the molding and finish on the frame.

We changed the bedding on the bed yet again. I thought the bold brown and white pattern looked nice in the mix of all of the girly prints up in the shabby attic.

This chair is so very pretty! I love the cream and pink pattern. $70

There is new hutch upstairs. The sun was shining a bit bright so it is hard to see the entire thing
but it is very darling and even has a light up in the top. $225

I thought this was a wonderful idea (sadly not mine). An old chair back makes the perfect canvas for a sign. Oh the possibilities are endless now. I will keep my eye out for any cool pieces to do this project with. I am sure I could find several things in my garage...

With Christmas almost here, we are busy thinking up fun new projects for spring. We have a new floor layout in the works and some wonderful new color schemes so make sure to come see the store in the next couple months. I am making bird nests as we speak,well at least in between typing! Merry Christmas everyone and thank you SO much for reading! Brittany

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas at the VM

It has been ages since I posted pictures. I have worked through the technical difficulties (aka I didn't know what I was doing) so I think I have it figured out now. We have also been busy lately doing this...

And a little of this...

And some more of this. My niece has been visiting from Idaho over the past couple of weeks so my mother has been one busy grandma which also means that I have not had grandma at my disposal. Needless to say, I have not been accomplishing much at home!

Enough of that, on to the Christmas pictures! We have some very cute sheet music garlands here and there in the shop. They would be a great addition to your Christmas tree, hanging across the top of a mirror or intermixed into a table centerpiece. They are about 5' long and $5 each.

This little berry topiary is pretty cute as well. I have a soft spot for anything topiary-ish as you might know, so of course I love it. $10

This white shabby candelabra would look great almost anywhere. Another good centerpiece idea. $25

This is a cute and quirky little thing. We have two sets of these roller skates in the original cases. I have been trying to think of something creative to do with them but am at a loss...any ideas? $25 set

Another garland just sitting there being cute...

Oh no another topiary. I think this one is so charming with it's precious little Charlie Brown tree appeal. You can't help but love it. $10

This really is not a great picture but I couldn't not show off these treat boxes. Of course here we have them filled with ornaments and lights but imagine them filled with homemade Christmas candy or candy canes. Lg $35 Med $25 Sm $18

This birdcage has such a neat shape and is pretty large and the best part is, only $30! The little tree and sign inside are included.

Christmas made it's way upstairs. I knew it would eventually. I love the light green and red mix in this display. The Merry Xmas sign is two pieces so you can either stack it as it is here or they can be placed side by side. It would be gorgoeus lined up on a fireplace mantle nestled in a green garland and some lights. Sled $25 Dresser $65 Merry Xmas sign $20

Just a peek to the left of the same display. More of the pale green and red. It is inspiring me to decorate my tree in green and red this year hmmm....

I cannot take credit for this adorable little cabinet door display. Our sweet and amazing Gayla put this together (among many other displays). Who knew that mittens could be so darn cute? I actually wish I was wearing some right now. It is so freezing out today! The mitten hangs by a ribbon so you could add it to a wreath or hang it on your tree. Cute anywhere! Cabinet door $25 Mitten sign $12 Berry filled mittens $8.95 (great price for such an adorable little ornament)

Here is my favorite new addition at the VM. It is the cutest little blue cabinet and so perfect for anywhere because it is not very deep. It is hard to see from the picture but it has it's old hardware which instantly adds amazingness to this already cute piece. (Yes I know amazingness is not a word but it seemed to fit there).

More of the cute mittens hanging on the very shabby ironing board cabinet.

Who says Christmas can't be pink? This vintage wreath is adorable and could bring a little xmas pizazz to any shabby chic space. Love it. Wreath $14 April Cornell pillows $15 each shabby white chair $15

We have a new consignor who brought in some great pink goodies to share with us, and more great things to come, including some larger furniture pieces. More on that later.

This 3 piece tiered stand is very dainty and girly. It would make a great serving piece in the kitchen but I love it in our shabby attic bedroom. You really could do so much with this piece. Pink stand Lg tier $27 Med $17 Sm$10 Potted flowers $5 Antiques sign $3

This peacock feather wreath is different and fun for Christmas decorating or for everyday if you have the right room for it. $14

Just wanted to say hi! Bad picture but what can I say...It is a little boring today because of the weather. All the weatherman has to do is utter the word "snow" and no one will leave their house. Only here in the Willamette Valley! Mirror $30 Girl in the mirror-priceless

This is such a great lamp. So many people have already looked at it so I know it won't be here long. $45

And who doesn't love a stack of books? These are so great because they are red, and who doesn't love a little pop of red? $10

This large cloche is beautiful and makes anything placed inside of it look even that much cuter. Cloches are currently very hot decorating items. Right now we just have this one but we will be getting more for spring. $39

Just a little piece of the Paris display. It has turned out to be pretty popular. All of the Eiffel Towers that I cut out and glittered have sold. I guess I need to get busy making more!

Ooh la la is this tree not gorgeous? The tree itself is vintage and just about every item on it is as well. $300

These vintage kitchen canisters are so charming filled with ornaments and snow. $25 each ornaments and snow included

A cute little tree decorated with oversized white ornaments. I thought these would be the perfect addition to any shabby lovers decor for Christmas. They would also be great to tie onto a Christmas package. $3.50

Gold table setting. So elegant and pretty. Do you think anyone would mind if I took the $800 china home to serve Christmas dinner on?

Gorgeous punch bowl. It comes with 10 matching cups and is fabulously priced at $175.
Well there you have it...I hope you enjoyed my rambling! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and I hope to see you all soon.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Holiday Open House

We are busy working to get the store all beautified with Christmas goodies. It is looking gorgeous in here! Our open house will be tomorrow night Thursday November 4th from 5-8 pm. There will be treats, apple cider, plenty of eye candy and of course great sales. We hope to see you tomorrow night! Here's to hoping I get some sleep tonight!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mediocre photography, more gadgets and my mom's name

Happy Saturday everyone! Some pictures to share. I wish we were better photographers but sadly, for now at least, you have to look at mediocre photography. Nothing new in this picture, just the green buffet that so many people love but it just hasn't been right yet. I think that sometime soon someone will take it home.
I am still loving this possum belly counter and the black shelves on top.

I think this wicker chair and footstool are sooo cute for fall. Can't you just imagine cuddling up on your porch on this set? (either that or wishing you had a porch in the first place : ) )

Beautiful brass twin bed.

There is so much to list from this picture that I love! To start, the columns are pretty awesome. Also, the door resting on top of them is adorable and has some neat old hardware on it. It is a fairly small door so I am not sure what it was originally for but it sure works where I've got it! The brown wicker rocker is gorgeous as well. I could keep going but there is a lot to say since I love it all!

Festive aren't we? Didn't you know pumpkin signs and garlic trailing out from a rustic vintage bucket is totally in for fall?

Oh Christmas...I couldn't hold myself back Tuesday afternoon. I had to bring out some of my xmas pile. I have been planning and saving stuff for this theme for a couple months now. Maybe it is just me but I LOVE (do I use this word too loosely? Nah) the rustic look with the pinecones and kitchen gadgets etc. I am so excited to bring it out front in just a few short weeks!

More of my crazy rusty Christmas! And guess what? We have already sold Christmas signs. Guess I am not the only crazy one.

This just might be my favorite window display to date (I have a biased opinion...I did this one). It might be tied with the black and green window my mom did a couple months back. Either way, there is no denying that we totally rock at window displays.

Side note: I just realized that I always refer to my mom as, well, my mom, so for those of you that don't know her first name it is MariAnne. And better yet, for those of you that don't know my name, it is Brittany.

This is such a pretty vanity. It looks great with the fall colors. It is on hold for someone until the end of the day. Hmmm...what will replace it in the window once it is gone?
Don't forget that we have lay away plans for any items over $50. Now is a great time to lay something away and get it paid for in time for Christmas. So if there is anything you love, put the bug in your hubby's ear about your favorite vintage store. We are also going to be selling gift certificates. It is the perfect gift idea for anyone who likes to shop with us.
If you are like me and your extra decorations are taking over every inch of available closet space, you should know that we sell consignments. So if you have "stuff" you would like to clean out, e-mail us at thevintagemarket@aol.com or give us a call at 541-981-2767.
Well it has been nice being able to blog again. Thanks so much for all of your support and most of all for loving vintage along with us. -B