Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Shop Spotlight - INDUSTRIAL ~

Happy Saturday!

Just popping in with a 

Saturday Shop Spotlight

I am a huge fan of industrial items.  What I like even more is the juxtaposition of industrial next to you'll find a lot of that here at Georgie Emerson Vintage!  Rusty crusty next to sweet and feminine!

So here's a snippet of all the industrial loves that I've brought into the store......


Hope you all have a great weekend!

~ vintage love ~


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween napkins at Meijer ~

 Last night we popped in to our local Meijer store for some groceries and I came across these fun Halloween paper napkins that I just had to share with you all!

I bought two packs, here you see the bat and spider combo....
but wait, there's more!  Flip them over, and you get double duty with a skull and elixir graphic!

Love them!  I love black and white and Halloween is a perfect season to use it!
I'm thinking I might have to go buy more to put away for next year!
Oh, and my husband wanted me to point out that they are MADE IN THE USA!!

Just a little tip for some cute, cheap {and functional}  Halloween decor!

~ vintage love ~


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

little velvet pumpkins {by Jane} ~

When my mother-in-law got married a few years back, I was fortunate to acquire a new father-in-law as well as a new aunt {Jane} and uncle-in-law {Andy).  While my in-laws live in Missouri, it just so happens that Jane and Andy live right around the bend from us!  They have welcomed us into their home and hearts and we feel so blessed for this new extension to our family tree!

Jane is a retired schoolteacher and is a very talented quilter and sewer.  At 78, she stays active and busy creating and sewing.  When I was getting ready to open the storefront, she and I got to brainstorming and we raided my fabric stash for vintage velvet.  The next thing I knew, she had created a wonderful collection of small velvet pumpkins in the neutral shades of light grey, chocolate brown and cream. 

These little cutie-patootie pumpkins have been such a hit at the store! 

We added a couple orange ones when I found a small remnant of vintage orange velvet in my stash.  Those sold right away.  So Jane found a pretty new burnt orange velvet to add to the  mix.  I then sourced a vintage velvet dress in the most luxurious shade of aubergine that was deconstructed for the fabric.

Yesterday, I came across a large piece of vintage velvet in teal.  It's gorgeous!  Not sure I've ever seen a teal pumpkin, but we're a little quirky here at Georgie Emerson Vintage!  Those little cuties are currently under construction, but I'll certainly post photos when they make their debut here at the store!

As of right now, we have 15 of these little beauties on the sales floor ready to doll up your home with some handmade country charm!  The prices range from $6 - $9.  They even have cloves inside to add a nice autumnal scent to your home!

Hurry in for best selection!  They don't last long!

~ vintage love ~


Monday, September 24, 2012

ruffled fall and Halloween banners ~

 Hello friends!

It's been a whirlwind around here lately!  A good, swirly, twirly whirlwind!

The shop has been open for 3 weeks and I'm loving it!

Things were looking a little picked over, so I've spent the past couple of days restocking the store and making these cute little banners for the fall season.  

Ruffles should be my middle name!  If you've been to the shop, you probably figured out that I love me some ruffles!  I decided that ruffles were a must on these banners!  So far, I have 3 complete and in the store.  Hoping to get a couple more done before opening on Wednesday.

First up, SPOOKY......

 The flags are crafted from antique music pages, lined with cardstock for durability.  The grey ruffles are made from vintage crepe paper and the cream ruffles are a coffee filter!  The letters are from an old game.

 Next up, ruffly BOO......

 I used all the same supplies just in a different way.  The letters on this one are from a vintage Cross-Up game.

 And then there's this cute FALL banner with a pop of color in orange houndstooth paper........

 these letters are metal

Hope you like them!  I enjoy making them and they look really cute hanging up!

~ vintage love ~


linking up to:

Jennifer Rizzo

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

a new banner for the shoppe ~

The Country Living Fair oozed creativity and inspiration this year!  One thing I noticed was the use of handmade banners in almost every tent.  I saw banners made of a variety of materials including burlap, oilcloth, ribbon, and knotted fabric remnants.  I had been itching to make one for my petite storefront so yesterday I quit thinking about it and just did it!

I knew I wanted to use old book pages.  I love to read and I have a slight obsession with letters, words and graphics.  To create this banner, we cut pages out of an old dictionary with an exacto knife  We then ran each page through our printer to add the oversized letter.  I chose a font called Vintage Typewriter.  This process was not all rainbows and unicorns.......the paper is old and fragile and tended to bunch up and not run through the printer perfectly, but with a little patience, we got it done.  

First, I reinforced each page by gluing it to card stock.  Once dry, I then cut each page down by trimming about 1.5 inches off of each side.  I used a clear plastic box to trace out the triangle on the bottom of each one that was cut away to create the flag look.  Then I just punched two holes on the top of each one and strung it with twine.  

This banner really helped to fill the space above my work desk at the shop.  You could make one for a party, holiday mantle, or special event in your life and the possibilities are endless! 

~ vintage love ~


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Motley Junket ~

Good morning friends!

Please visit our sister blog and vintage business venture ........  
Motley Junket

I share this journey with my friend Keely.  We display our goods at two places......
Goumas Candyland
13 E. Prospect Street
Granville, Ohio
here's a peek.....
AND at
Heritage Square Antique Mall
1865 Channingway Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43232

Yep, I'm a busy bee these days!  But, it's a good thing!  Loving it!!

Thanks for your support and encouragement as I've ventured into having my own storefront.  It's been an amazing journey so far!  I will be continuing the Motley Junket adventure with Keely too!

~ vintage love ~


Monday, September 17, 2012

my morning ~

a pup-pup among the ruffles to start my morning.........

just savoring the peace and solitude for a bit.
My day will soon begin with running here and there, but for a few lovely minutes, I'm just hanging
with my old girl Riley.

enjoy your Monday my friends and remember to take some time to relax with someone you love!

~ vintage love ~


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Country Living Fair {part one} ~

 Hello all!  It was a busy and eventful weekend around the Central Ohio area with events and festivals.  So many choices......The Country Living Fair, the Springfield Antique Show and Extravaganza, and The Backwoods Fest!  I was {wo}manning the shop on Friday and Saturday, but we were able to coordinate a girls day on Sunday to attend the Country Living Fair!  Yiiiippppeeee!  

First, I would like to thank my friend Shannon of Vintage Restyled for helping us out with tickets!  Thanks friend!

The weather was gorgeous, just a perfect fall-ish day full of sunshine, mild temperatures, and a slight breeze now and then.  I went with my Mother-in-law Carol, Aunt-in-law Jane, and Sister-in-law Kara.  The men opted to stay home and entertain the little one so it was a girls only kind of day!

For those of you who  may not be familiar with The Country Living Fair, here's the gist.............Country Living Magazine corrals a large number of amazingly talented and creative vendors from across the country to sell their wares at The Ohio Village which is situated in the heart of the city of Columbus, Ohio.   The grounds are transformed into a picturesque country setting with booths clustered throughout.  You also get to wander through the buildings which show what it was like to live back in a simpler time.  There's shopping, food and massive doses of inspiration!

Our first sight..........this sweet vintage lemonade stand.  That lampshade is full of live flowers!


 spray painted chevron pumpkins.......cute!
 We visited Cari's booth of HGTV's Cash and Cari - you can see Jane pointing to her there in the background!  She had some super cool things!

Who doesn't crush on a vintage turquoise truck?!?!

We loved these recycled sweater wreaths by Bloomsbury Loft!  I generally do not gravitate towards color, but these cuties had me at hello!  That black and white chevron one at the bottom was my favorite!  :-)
 Here's Jane in front of the infamous Country Living pumpkin tower!  If we got lost from one another, it was easy to meet up at the pumpkin tower.

 Another pumpkin tower photo. That's Carol, my Mother-in-law on the left, Jane on the right, and me in the middle.

another oldie......

this was a great booth.....

 Besserina was one of my absolute favorite places today!  I loved her style!  She transformed her little tent with a barn wood topper and her Besserina sign.  She makes beautiful linen ruffled curtains that lined the walls of the tent.  It was just light, airy and sweet.  Loved it!

 Modern June was super cute too!  Oilcloth galore!  I bought some Washi tape and a handmade clutch here.  And Modern June, what a cute name!
 Carol bought a beautiful antique iron bench in one of the tents set up in the very back, so we had to carry it quite a ways!  Kara and I took turns carrying it and taking a rest now and then too!

Hands full of packages and curly willow branches and fresh squeezed lemonade, it was time to head on home!

I'll share my treasures soon!  I had not been to the Fair in a couple of years, so it was a real treat!  I found some fun things, mostly handmade.  I love all the talent in one place!  So much fun!  

Til next time my friends!

~ vintage love ~


Friday, September 14, 2012

twirled the store today ~

 I had some down time throughout the day today, so the store got a little twirl!
Some new things came in and all the nooks and crannies got a little attention!

 It is so hard to get good photos of the front window because of the reflective glass, but here's my best shot.

Open tomorrow (Saturday) Noon to 7pm!

~ vintage love ~